I just can't find a real use for it, i mean a necessary one. It's only for communication ...
To look that I have something to do when my friends aren't around.
life isn't necessary. i mean you can reduce pretty much everything to "not necessary".
semi-necessary / very helpful in everyday life:
>GPS / maps
>all of my university stuff (slides, flashcards etc)
>news app as replacement for newspaper
>can read books (i read several novels on my phone)
But communication isn't necessary either. If it'll get you fired from your job, get a new job.
You're starting down a silly rabbit hole. Instead, try getting your head around the kind of lifestyles people have in which smartphones would be integral. Take the question of purpose as a stipulation rather than an open-ended question.
those are me, the rest is all someone else. just to clear that up.
i also have no beef with laptops i just see why i should use one if all i need is what i stated in my first post.
i actually have a 1200€ desktop, a mbp and a phone. get fucked
I bought a Nexus 7 because I wanted to be able to use android apps without actually having an android phone.
Besides the few times I used it for my university apps, it gets very little use. The biggest thing it's there for is
>Alarm in the morning
>Weather app to tell me how cold it is
>Gmail app to tell me when I get mail
>occasional portable textbook reading device
I haven't even used it for the textbook much since I figured out I could just fucking skip all my classes and learn the shit better at home on my laptop.
>Apple isn't in the business of selling my personal information
Anon I have some bad news for you.
trick question, neither can most phones today
Instead of carrying around
an mp3 player
a wifi hotspot
a dvd player (unless your laptop comes with a cd drive)
a discrete camera
you can take all of that and put it into 1 device. Necessary? No. Convenient? Hells yes
I'm terrified of talking to strangers but at the same time I always see people who I think look good and I get this urge to go up to them and say "Hey I just wanted to say your hair/hat/boots looks great today", but then I don't because ONLY FUCKING FREAKS talk to strangers.
Also it seems like a slightly gay metrosexual thing to compliment women on their clothes and hair and shit so I suppress it.
>typing anything of length on a touchscreen
Smartphones are one of those things you don't think are necessary until you have one. It's a handheld computer. You can write shit, browse /g/ wherever the fuck you want, play games while you shit, take pictures of things without bringing a dedicated camera everywhere you go, calculator on the fly, music, etc.
It's everything you could possibly need in an electronic device while you're out and about. You don't have to bring your laptop with you everywhere when you have a smartphone. You don't have to fill up a backpack with various devices because it's in your pocket.
After using smartphones for four years now, I can't imagine going back to a dumb phone. Even my 60 year old parents have smart phones smartphones now.
>it seems like a slightly gay metrosexual thing to compliment women on their clothes and hair and shit
Nope. Bitches love it. They take the time to look good specifically for dudes to notice. Show them that you notice, bro.
WP8 has all the apps I need you dumbfuck.
And it's implementation of onenote and office lens is the best out there, it is genius for archiving notes.
>missing the 1/100 chat apps on a business phone
>tfw worked myself into typing shittily on real keyboards
>whopping 60 - 65wpm
>lots of texting later
>can type 70ish - 75wpm
>can even be mid sentence, look up at someone, and continue typing as I hold a conversation
I still prefer physical keyboards
Legit helpful things I can use my smartphone for that would otherwise pose a legitimate problem
>using GPS to find places
>using transport app to check next train/tram times
>reviewing the language I'm learning
>quickly answering work emails
>printing a document when I didn't bring my laptop
I didn't even include any entertainment shit because that shouldn't be the selling point.
Oh and obviously any phone can text or take calls.
you put your clown phone in your pocket. there are 3 possibiilities
1) you wear normally sized cargo pants and use the cargo pockets, congrats sperglord
2) you wear normal pants and use the back pocket, you can't fit it in your front pocket unless you want people to see that your phone is bigger than your boner
3) you're so fat that you have to wear huge pants, so the phone fits because of huge pockets
you're right, i missed one didn't i, fatty?
I use an Otterbox and have no problem with phone in ass pocket. I'm a mechanicfag and beat the shit out of, well, everything. Only idiots fail to protect delicate electronic devices no matter how they carry them. I expect what I own to serve me and not the opposite.
Muh smartphone has many uses. I buy and sell motorcycles and trucks via Craigslist so GPS plus satellite view ensures I get to target without spending more time and fuel than necessary. Many times the truck I'm collecting from a yard will be in the satellite view. I stay in touch with my mechanicbros via text which beats the shit out of voice comms in a loud body shop. Text has largely replaced email for non-synchronous communication and not just among youngsters. I carry manuals and parts books as .pdfs when I go to motorcycle swap meets, and I can check teh intarweb to price a part or see if it fits my application. I can order parts and tools from my bros who work at local shops by text and send pics to eliminate any doubt. >>45268091
My phone lives in RAM X-Grip mounts in my trucks and on my Harley. I grew up long before the internet and cell phones existed and I'm inexpressibly fucking delighted those days are gone. I don't live on my phone, but I use the shit out of it. At home it sits in another RAM mount next to my chair so I can monitor it while using my PCs. I type using a Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard so I don't have to move the phone or disconnect the charger.
>tfw 140 wpm on normal keyboard
With a proper USB adapter and cable keyboardfags can still use their old Model M if they like. I did it for grins, but like connecting to my monitor I don't have a need at the moment.
I don't dock my phone to my monitor because I can't toggle between phonish and true desktop environments, but I can see how some users are able to replace their desktop with a phone.
I'd say they're handy to have. I can check my bank account, keep track of my grades, and communicate quickly with other people. I have a Note 4 so I have S Health which let's me keep track of what I eat and my activity level.
It's also nice for entertainment. I use it to browse 4chan and send stupid pictures on Snapchat, as well as kill time with endless runner games. Phones are powerful enough to run Second Life at this point, so I can keep track of my virtual real estate business and see how much I've earned from content I've created.
gps navigation is incredibly useful
how the fuck did anyone get around in the old days using small non-reflective street signs that you can only read once you've passed where you needed to turn
sometimes streets don't even have a sign posted
gps navigation systems fuck yea
>I can use it to remotely control my desktop with almost no lag or speed problems
I never owned a smartphone before and this sounds very appealing. anyone care to explain