Flagships like the Galaxy S7 or LG G5 are great devices, with magnificent specifications and a premium design that makes them objects of desire for many people. However, while I appreciate their remarkable qualities, they do not arouse in me this desire to possess them.
I am the happiest person in the world to be able to test the latest releases from the Android world, which is a great advantage of working at AndroidPIT, but then spending a fortune, even if it is on a fantastic device …. no, I I’ll stay with my middleman. I have good reasons for that.
The top of the line are expensive, very expensive
Yes, they are supersonic devices, fabulous and everything, but they are very expensive for me. Investing more than R $ 900 in a smartphone is not my priority. For the price of a Galaxy S7 (about R $ 3,300) I buy a ticket to Miami and I still have enough for an Alcatel Idol 3 or even better, since I go to Miami, I buy one there, for half the price in Brazil .
And again, yes, this is one of my wonderful virtues. My hands are like the feet of many. In three months I managed to break three smartphones (Luis can confirm). Leave almost R $ 3,500 but my hands are more dangerous than naming a gremlin with holy water.
I prefer to invest in a simpler smartphone, which I don’t have to cry too much if I shatter it. In addition to my clumsiness, we have to add my recklessness, which makes me prone to falls and accidents.
I’m every thief’s dream
Along with my clumsiness, we have my distraction. I always forget to close the backpack pocket, or leave my bag in the most unusual places. That is, my device is always in danger, and, given the situation in Brazil lately, thieves would not let this opportunity pass.
I walk down the street thinking about the heifer’s death – if someone wanted to put their hand in my purse and walk around normally, I wouldn’t even notice (and it happened several times). A golden S7 shining at the bottom of someone like me’s backpack is a full plate for, shall we say, bad natures.
I don’t need super hardware
I get lost in this technological race, where each manufacturer adds a new function (of very dubious real utility) to demonstrate who is the most powerful. It’s cool and fun to test the new features, see how the technology evolves and where this whole evolution is going.
This is all fascinating, but in my day-to-day life I don’t need any of that. It doesn’t make any difference to me to have a heart rate sensor or augmented reality. I am comfortable with having WhatsApp, Spotify, Facebook and some basic game to distract me (I really miss the snake game from that super old Nokia). I think, little by little, we are forgetting that smartphones were made to make calls.
I like photography, but I don’t need a professional quality camera, a few simple pixels are more than enough for my parents to recognize the photos I’m going to send from Miami.
These are the reasons why I don’t think I was made to have a top of the line, and neither were they made for me (unless the next generation of devices are made of adamantium).