I am officially eligible for a phone upgrade as of this month. I currently use an iPhone 4S, but for some reason recently I’ve been thinking about abandoning iPhones all together and moving onto something different.
I have been a faithful iPhone user ever since the very first generation came out. I used my birthday money from my 16th birthday back in 2007 to purchase the very first generation. I felt so cool being one of the very first people to get the new phone and it was so much better than the phone I was using at the time — my pink Motorola Slvr. After my two years with the first gen. were over, I got the iPhone 3GS, and two years after that, I got the iPhone 4S.
I’m kind of annoyed with being on the “S” line of iPhones. I really don’t like how every other phone that comes out from Apple is basically only “half” of an upgrade, because the body/physical appearance hardly changes and the only significant difference is the iOS update… I feel like I really want to get off of this “S” line trend because I’m stuck on the track that has me due for an upgrade every time an “S” version of the iPhone comes out.
I’m also getting a bit bored with the general look of the menu, etc. of the iPhone. It’s practically been the same thing with the same icons, operates basically the same way as it originally did back when the very first iPhone came out. I’m getting tired of the layout and it’s not really exciting to look at anymore. Of course, I haven’t updated my phone to iOS for several reasons and that could/would be a little of a change for me if I ever were to upgrade to iOS 6.whatever, but I just really haven’t been interested in it. I’d like to keep my OG Google Maps app over Apple maps, kthnx.
Today I decided to research new phones out on the market right now, and the top two picks seem to be the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Out of these two, I really love how the HTC One looks. It looks really similar to the white iPhone 5 from the front, but almost better… It has the same aluminum body, but it just looks so sleek and I really love it. I’m also loving the “BoomSound” speakers on the front of the HTC One, which give it a more stereo-effect and also allows for the phone to just project louder than the iPhone speakers which are located at the bottom of the phone.
I’m not sure if I really like the S4… It seems pretty similar to the S3 (not saying that’s a bad thing), but I’m particularly interested in the HTC One because it’s the first of its kind. Then again, that could be a bad thing because there haven’t been any previous models of it out before.
The only problem with abandoning the iPhone line of phones is that I’m comfortable using it, and also it would be really weird switching to a non-Apple product after so many years of being Apple-only. My iCloud wouldn’t work anymore, I wouldn’t have the compatibility with an Android phone that I get from using an iPhone with other Apple products, etc. I’d also have to buy a new car phone charger, and most likely wouldn’t be able to borrow phone chargers from friends because 90% of my friends have iPhones (pre-iPhone 5) with the universal charger that existed before Lightning.
Anyways…that’s just something I’ve been thinking about lately (meaning today, hahaha). I may not even get a new phone anytime soon because 1) I have no money, and 2) my dad most likely will not get me a new phone because he is already spending a ton of money relocating me to Los Angeles, so we’ll see. I’m having a graduation party in July, so if I get a decent amount of money I could spend it on a new phone. We’ll see what happens.