With due embarrassment and unwarranted pride, I admit it. I have never had a smartphone. Sure, there were the times when I almost got one, but I wanted it to be special, to mean something. Years have flown by and everyone I know has bumped digits and even swiped, twisted sisters mostly left, blue boys always right, . Now, I just want to get it out of the way. I guess I am a little frustrated, I do have a cell phone and still play with it sometimes, but I want to go all the way.
The question remains, what can a smartphone do for me that I can't do for myself with a laptop computer, an internet connection and a cell phone set to vibrate? So far, I have looked down on those lost in their haptic zombulism, and maybe, a ph/t/ablet is what I need to finally hop on the tactile taint train.
I have already started flirting with the possibilities, I find the phones in the region to be like the people, too many bad choices, and mostly low quality ones at that. I hear the praises of the LG G2 often. It has the Nissan Skyline halo about it, and let's just say it's aroused my interest. Someone recently offered me a romp with a LG E970 for Rs. 17000. Seemed high.
The asking price for G2s is around 17K to 18K, but no box. So how much more do I have pay for a new G2? Is there a problem with the AT&T, etc. US models compared with the "international" versions? I expect to use the device for at least 18 months so it has to last that long.
I know I should offer a price range or what I expect the phone to do for me. Except the Nokia Standard - signal strength, clarity both ways, battery - has to be extended. This is still the rule I use to judge phones. Anything that falls short (average or below) in even one of those 3 areas for the category, I won't consider. Assume there are 4 categories by either price or user type.
For smartphones, what makes it feel like the first time? Is it near perfect haptic operation, or multi-tasking with x number of apps or, or picture quality, or flash memory, or build quality, or durability, or something else?
I don't understand smartphones, it's gone too far too quickly. Given the current state of the smartphone market, which attributes cannot be compromised on below a certain threshold?
Personally, I would like a device that can store and play lossless audio. But if a smartphone can't do that, I would not remove it from my consideration based on that one factor. So which factors are make or break for smartphone?
And which 4 (remember this is arbitrary) categories are there in the smartphone world in 2015 by price or target user?