Necessity of a Smart-Phone

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What's the most you'd pay for a smart-phone rather than just have an ordinary mobile phone?

I don't want one
0
No votes
Up to £150
3
27%
Up to £200
2
18%
Up to £300
1
9%
Up to £400
0
No votes
Up to £500
0
No votes
More than £500
5
45%
 
Total votes: 11

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Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby Metalchemyst » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:44 pm

I wondered how essential people now feel these things are.
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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby Ghost » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:02 pm

Over 500. I want the best phone available so I can make videos of my son growing up. A quality camera and a ton of memory so I don't have to keep clearing it all the time. I hardly use any apps really, it's all about the videos for me.
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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:47 am

Of course it depends what you mean by 'essential' but I do think a smart-phone is required in this day and age for many things and would potentially put you at a disadvantage if you didn't have one.

That said, I just upgraded my smart-phone and the total cost of the phone was only £130 and it does everything I want it to do. Wouldn't pay top of the range prices as most of the features that apparently warrant these high costs are features I usually couldn't care less about.

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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby Ghost » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:14 am

I do like a bit of google maps on my phone. Looking back I can't fathom how I used to find places like gig venues before the internet :lol: . I guess I used to look at a map and write down the directions before I left. Or I used to actually have to talk to someone and ask for directions.......mental :lol: .
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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby henryburch4 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:32 pm

i mean i would never spend loads normally just get my dads old phones and have some mystery cambodian phone i got out there atm , i mean i hardly ever use a phone for its phone function. more for maps , google , spotify ect ...would say camera but the camera on my phone atm ....nope never so awful

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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby Methuen » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:00 am

I've been using the same iPhone SE since 2016. Before that I had a positively antediluvian Blackberry.

Apple getting their knuckles slapped about software-forced obsolescence means that it's a perfectly capable bit of kit, is made of actual metal and glass, and has a headphone jack.

I'm sure I'll upgrade it in future, maybe, when the battery goes. Maybe.
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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby nihility00 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:01 am

Phones have to get smarter because we the users get dumber, hence why people will pay stupid money for one. Accessability and stability for me, it makes self employment so much easier being able to find, compare and buy materials on the spot.
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Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

Postby Hiraeth » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:27 pm

Depends, for my work it is essential I have a very capable smart phone and happily pay the money to have one. However, if I didn't need one for my work and just for keeping in contact with my family etc... I would probably still be on my Samsung S6 as that still does everything I need day to day.