I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New phone

So, I'm getting a new phone.  Nine months ago I was also in the market for a new phone, looking for a replacement for my aging S4.  Back then I looked at a lot of reviews for many different makes, a minor adventure in pointlessness; no matter who was publishing the review, it was most likely written by a fanboy (or girl).  There is no neutrality.  The negatives are always minor since no one wants to actually dissuade from avoiding one specific phone.  I ended up choosing an LG which turned out to not be a very good fit, which is why, 9 moths later, I'm getting a new phone.  One my biggest complaints was not being able to adjust the screen sensitivity.  You have no idea how many apps I accidentally turned on while putting the phone back into my pocket.  Talk about draining your battery fast.
And in case anybody is wondering, iphones don't even enter the picture.  I have never been what I call and 'applehead,' an individual infatuated with Apple.  Now, I don't discriminate, in fact I have several friends who are 'appleheads.'  Brandon, for example, talks to Siri all of the time.  He's always asking his phone questions, mostly, I think, because the first time Siri answered back he experienced some sort of mini-rapture.  Another example is the HR woman in my store who switched from an iphone to a Galaxy for... oh, 4 days, and then went back to an iphone.  When I asked her why she said, "oh, it was just too complicated."
Anyway, I ordered an S8 - it should be here on Wednesday.  Orchid Gray.  You see, I like things that are complicated, well, that's not exactly true, I don't find Samsung phones complicated.
Also, certain other phones weren't even in consideration.  Anything related to, or using Microsoft was out of the picture; not android compatible.

Well, I'm off today and I've got a ton of outside chores to get done before the temps creak in the low 90's.  


  1. I don't even own a cell phone. and I have never been entranced by "crapple" products.

    1. I pretty much rely on mine, what with my Mom and all... and if it weren't for my phone I wouldn't be able to see your amazing comments when I'm at work.

  2. I fear Brandon talks to his phone more than he does people.
    I have a cell-phone, an old one, because I only use it in emergencies ... or the call Carlos. That's it. No photos, no internet, no apps, no games.
    i just can't.

    1. He's a little on the short side so he's actually rather outspoken. he just thinks Siri is ... everything.
      My phone does what my Daytimer used to do, only better, it has my training apps, my news feeds for when I'm at work except for when I'm at home, then it sits on the sideboard because I don't want to be bothered.