Swatch Switch (My Smart Phone Screed)

As you know, my Nexus 5 was broken several days before 2017. I know, it's like an ugly ending for him (I called my phone as "him" lol) and I was sad because he's been with me for almost 2 years. I haven't use the same mobile phone for more than 2 years until him. Not a bragging but nowadays people got bored with smart phone like 5 seconds after they purchased it, considering there are a lot of new type of smart phone offered in the market in a year. Me? My problem with smart phone is not that "boring" thing, it was simply because I couldn't use it anymore (broken stuff). Like, I purchased Samsung three times and they are running out of battery too soon (talking about defect battery life). My Blackberry track pad is also broken I couldn't use it anymore. Lately my Nexus was broken because I dropped him like too often and finally I couldn't turn him on until now. Clumsy me :(
My Broken Nexus 5 :(
Me and my Nexus 5 has a special relationship. After I got him, I never have the urge to buy another phone. I'm a regular Android user, tho. I don't build programs whatsoever so probably I like him very much because of his looks, his interface (slightly different from regular Android phones, the "back" button is on the left - I'm not a lefty tho), and his 'hipster'-ish feeling because he's so rare now. He's so nice to hold on my tiny hand, and I used to tired holding my mobile phone all the time until him. So, having him broken was a great loss for me.

Greater loss when I remember that I only have it backed up on October, so the data after that is erased. Including my parents' photos taken in Bali (have another photos on my Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX20 but not too many left there). I once left my Nexus 5 on a cab while arriving at the airport. Lucky me, the man in the information center lend me his phone so I could call my own phone and the cab's driver picked it. He was kindly return to the airport and handed me back my phone alhamdulillah. I was like, should I have a back up phone? Nowadays people have more than one phone. But NO. I always bring my laptop everywhere and my number is connected to my emails (mostly connected every way, including my social medias - security risks talking) so I'll stay with only one number - one only way to reach me (and I rarely pick up any phone-call lol sorry).

I then bought another Android phone, VIVO Y51i. I wasn't really sure when I purchased it because I only picked one in a rush and not thinking thoroughly. I need mobile phone like I need rice or air (too extra here lol). So after I purchased it, I didn't really satisfied but what choice do I have. It doesn't look very nice but since I am not an Apple fan - and almost every brand new smart phone looked like Apple's "epigon" (what's "epigon" in English? lol, maybe like "super copy", follower thingy) - so I got it going for me. Its battery life is superb I hardly recharge it in a day. But unfortunately, it frozen like hundred times every time I overuse it - I am a hardcore smart phone user with a bunch of apps installed in it so having a frozen phone always get me mad easily.
Vivo and my thought about it.
I need to find another phone, right? And this Vivo is like a temporary switch, I maybe give it to my Dad (my Dad isn't a smart phone user but I'll make him one) or Mom after getting a new one. They don't use too many apps so it'll be a great deal then.

I was actually into the next Google's Nexus: you know Pixel. But it is so DAMN expensive! Like, I could have 5 Vivo Y51i in exchange of one Pixel alone. And then the most disappointing thing is: it also looked like another iPhone's epigon. Duh! I'm sorry for saying this because this is only my point of view. I am a loyal user of Google but seeing Pixel is like holding my enthusiasm back. My friend has it first and I kind of interviewed him how it's like using Pixel. He said the photo result was superb (just meet my taste), but the battery life is not so great. I was thinking that battery life is one factor, because I am too lazy bringing my power bank everywhere. Also, I always forget to recharge it so what use having your empty power bank everywhere :(

And so I stop thinking about purchasing Pixel. Too pricey for an Android phone, I'm sorry. Maybe next time when its price went lower, I'll think about it again (I purchased Nexus 5 after it's been out like 3 years lol so it wasn't as pricey as when it first came out). First rule, I'm not a fan of best smartphone with ultra features, I'll consider the price first. And its battery life, too. And ah, looks is important. I should hold it ergonomically comfortable in my tiny hand. Lastly, it should be black. Or I'll make it black if I could freely customized it (My Nexus 5 is actually white, but I changed its back cover into black).

So after a month using Vivo, I finally decided to buy (chuckles) my very first iPhone. I know, this is like a huge deal for me. I say I'm not a fan of Apple - considering like, a billion people using it, and its design is not meeting my fancy but heck there's no other option! And it's also over priced for me. I could purchase another Nexus 5 but then now it became mediocre (considering its price is under my Vivo) and everything in the market is preloved. (I don't buy preloved; I never know what happen to it before me, someone probably spitted on it or had it thrown into a disgusting place I'll never know - so I insist buying new stuff of everything).
Introducing my iPhone. I called it "iTweedledew" lol.
They say a bunch of good thing over iPhone. It never freeze, its camera has superb quality (considering the not-so-big number of megapixel resolution), and also I could finally buy music - I feel guilty listening to the mp3s without having to pay - as an artist, I don't like people stealing my artwork so why do I steal music from them? And I tell you, it was funny when the first three days after purchasing my iPhone, I didn't touch it at all and I still using my Vivo lol. First, my SIM card is micro and I need to convert it to the nano version before I could insert it to my iPhone. Secondly, it's hard to maintain two phones since I need to readjust myself with their interface. And switching from one to other is too troublesome so I think I'll never have more than one phones. The third, (I think it's a ridiculous reason) I feel like betraying something I've been loyal to lol. I mean, I'm so Google (I use blogspot and Youtube for instance). Using its competitor product is like a betrayal lol.

Then on the forth day I finally use my iPhone. I didn't really into Safari so I switched it to Chrome, signed into it and syncing everything. So I basically using Google, Android-ly way, on my iPhone. Lately I realized that my Vivo has a very similar interface with my iPhone! So it turns out I've been trained to use iPhone far before I decided to purchase one :(

I swatch everything before deciding to buy one. Except the Vivo. Vivo was bought through a rush decision and I personally thank it for taking my main smart phone place before iPhone. It's not bad, and it's so easy to use for an affordable smart phone. But I need more. Maybe my Dad or Mom will get a good use of it. (And now I bizarrely sad over a phone lol). 

This is me, overthinking everything. Small thing like picking a smart phone - actually this is important because nowadays smart phone is like a half life. You create your mini-me inside it and when it broken, it's like your heart is also broken (mine feels like that). I only hope that this one will long last. I mean I have to take care of my chosen phone and get a good use of it. And think about it: I carefully choose my smart phone, picky as hell over it - and it only goes on my grip. Wonder what will I do when choosing "other" thing lol.

Until then.

*the background texture I used on my picts is taken from Pinterest.


  1. Eventually bought an Apple xixixi..Eh tp cobaan geura sapoe teu pegang hape, duh tiis ceuli herang panon teteh

    1. Uring2an mun aku mah kang wkwk. HP separuh jiwa huhu karunya.


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