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.