My phone contract was up last July, but because I was on the fence about which phone to get, I did the natural thing--nothing.
During the fall husband Will wavered. "No new smart phone for me. I don't need it." Then he got an early morning text from a carpool buddy. "How did you send that in the dark while you were driving?" he asked. "Siri," was the answer. In fact, Siri
was the killer app for us both. I'll tell you some amusing Siri stories in a future issue.
But let me back up. As a few loyal readers might remember, my first smart phone was an Android
. My Aria
did its job well and lasted a long time, though its manufacturers call it a "starter smart phone." Ouch!
In the end, we each got an iPhone4S
. Mine is white (called Blanche); his is black. Take whatever meaning you want from that.The Review
Will got his phone first. Whenever I looked at it, I asked, "Where is the back button?
" My Android had a built-in back button so you could always take a step back. But not Blanche. Sometimes you can go back, but it's not consistent. Occasionally, you can't go back and must start over.
It was also easier to read things on my Android (which never did get named) even though it has a very petite screen. In general, the architecture doesn't seem as clean to me. Maybe I really am a geek. And I'm sure I would have loved Samsung's Galaxy S III
, the phone of choice in the Android
world these days. But it was just too large to handle comfortably, and it wouldn't fit into my smaller pockets.Satisfied
By getting the iPhone4S instead of the iPhone5 I violated a long-held principle of hardware acquisition: Always get the latest and greatest
. Once selected, I tend to hold on to hardware and having the newest technology to begin with makes sense.
But in the end, I think I did the right thing. Having the same phone as my partner is good for many reasons
. Besides being able to share power cords, we exchange knowledge. Between the two of us, we can usually figure things out. After years of warring cell phones when each of us treated the other's phone like an alien creature, it's nice to be on the same page. Love to hear where you are in the phone wars. Be in touch