Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CHALLENGE [Day 7]–It’s over!


It’s been a nice week away from a smartphone…

It’s an “enlightening” experience if you’re a heavy smartphone user. While it can be a slight inconvenience, I encourage you to try it. You’ll appreciate the things that your smartphone can and cannot do, it’s also a nice stroll down memory lane.

I’ve covered a few times the things that I like about the “dumbphone”, but for now, a smartphone FAR outweighs the small benefits they give. If you were to get a new dumbphone however, the benefits in battery life might be more noticeable.

I’m quite glad its over. Namely, because I need my phone to get on the net to “disperse” my excessive internet usage. It also does a lot more other things, but that’s kinda obvious.

Anyhow, the last day of the challenge: it’s not much different to the other days, I didn’t really experience anything more than the other days. I did get very happy that it’s the last day and considering I’ve been a bit busy today, I don’t think I really needed my phone. So from the looks of it, it seems that a smartphone keeps us entertained while we has small amounts of free time. For me, my smartphone is a lot more, it’s the equivalent of (besides the usual calls and SMS):

  • My clock/watch.
  • My alarm
  • My calendar
  • My timetable
  • My day to day camera
  • Weather forecast, yea I know there’s the window and sky, but these are much more accurate.

Misc. things like games and news reading don’t seem essential but they are also some things I do.

I was initially very keen on doing ANOTHER week of dumbphone, but seeing it’s actually quite… inconvenient, I think I’ll stick with a smartphone for now. That can be another time.



betraya said...

Which phone would you pick to use if your Gnex was in repairs?

Mylifeasacomic said...

Ummm, logically the smartphone before it: the Nexus one.

If you mean dumbphone, the Nokia 5800, just because it has apps. If that's still counted as a smartphone, then the W580.

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