The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, displaying stupid WhatsApp jokes, short and long late night conversations and more.
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Just bought a Smart Prime 6 for €58 (around $65), HD screen, Full-HD recording, Quad-core, NFC, LTE, etc... I'm coming from an Xperia S which at the time costed $600... That's some mind boggling stuff even for me, I bought his cheap phone almost only out of curiosity on how good can such a cheap phone be, I don't expect it to beat the Xperia S on photos quality or durability and it has much less internal memory, but for such a huge difference on price....
welcome down to earth
I've got a OnePlus One, bought it for £270 and I am very happy with it :)
same here. I dropped it and broke it, ended up buying another one!
Want to know a dirty secret? I never owned or bought a smart-phone, and guess what? I still don't need one! Everything I do, I do on my kick-ass PC, and if I need to call or text? I have my handy dandy $20 dollar pre-paid:) I don't see what's the fuss about, because I can't see myself enjoying gaming, or other forms of entertainment on such a small screen. I have my 110"inch projector screen and laser LED projector for that!
But can you use your laser LED projector and 'kick-ass' PC when you're out and about? at the office? no you can't, It's 2015, you need a smartphone dude.
You're right! It is 2015 and I'm not socially inept to be stuck fondling with an inanimate object. I have friends, and girlfriends who I go see in person if I want to talk, because my friendship and respect shouldn't be tied to a device. You were probably a Generation Z, So do yourself a favor and wake up to the real world Matt, and stop being sheep. I don't stay stuck in a office blowing away my social life on a $500 dollar phone, so I wouldn't know? But who am I kidding anyways? You're probably just a little brat without a social life...
@Johny5 Don't be such a douche. No one really cares what you do.
Apart from the 'you need to get a smartphone' comment I agree with matt. Certain things can't be done on the go with a 'kickass' stationary pc. The false dilemma is also nonsense... you can own a smartphone and live a sociable life with kids, partners and mates. Last I heard, it was the guys stuck at home all day doing awesomesauce things on their untouchable rigs were the ones with no lives. Best thing about most things is to try something before you knock it. You may actually like it, you may not but at least you gave it a try.
I've been thinking about not having a cell phone when my contract is up in December. I really only use it to look on the Internet when I'm bored or text my girl but my $75 a month could be saved for a lot more. Be it PC upgrades or PS4 games etc, I'm just saying everywhere you go people are looking down at their phones and even when you try to actually talk to someone they're too busy checking Facebook or Twitter. Point is I find myself asking do I really need this phone or not and I keep finding myself saying no you don't.
I never own a $500 (stupid) phone, and never will... all my phones had been $49. and I actually feel smart.
I don't think the point of a phone is to make you feel smart or stupid. http://knowit.co.nz/2011/08...
True... but by not spending $500 on a phone, that makes a smarter person. not that I'm smart by all means.
I guess you're right. I've usually stuck within the $300 range since Nexus phones were always dirt cheap.
Although I love my iphone 6, the fact that it cant completely go the whole day without a partial charge is a bummer.
After going from expensive iPhone to expensive windows phone (lumina 920) am now back to android..£110 for a new and unlocked cubot x9 octocore phone, no problems with it , runs gta3, kotor etc with no problems only downer is the kitkat os ...it hates memory cards! But I wouldn't buy another pricey mobile again.
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