I have a smart phone!

This is actually a little awkward to admit, having spent the past 4 or 5 years muttering about how “I don’t need my phone to do anything other than send and receive phone calls“, but last week I finally caved in and got a smartphone.
My old dumbphone was getting, well, old and I figured it was time to upgrade to something contemporary. Also, pretty much everyone I know is scoffing at and poking me for not having a “real” phone so… I hope you’re happy now! I won’t embarrass you anymore ;)

The choice fell on a Samsung Galaxy SII.
I’ve heard nothing but great things about it and I’ve even heard hardcore Apple fans admitting that it is in fact a pretty good phone. So far I like it a lot and it’s definitely cool having a mini computer following me around everywhere I go. I love that I can actually do stuff with it, like check my email or take a photo or whatever.

I can’t compare it with an iPhone since I’ve never had one, but compared to my iPad I’m surprised at how similar they are. What I mean is that I didn’t have any trouble navigating and figuring out how things work with the phone. It’s not THAT much of a difference. What I love about the phone that I can’t find in the iPad (at least not without installing an app for it) is how I can deep dive into it and check and tweak everything from how much battery power is allowed to use for certain processes to how much CPU Facebook is using. Not to mention the back button! I wish the iPad had one.

Although, I must say the best part is almost the cute case I found for it XD Behold the red devil:

Samsung Galaxy S2 – devil phone

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Sony Ericsson

Here it is next to my old phone, a Sony Ericsson of some sort. But seriously, how cute is that demon!? Markus has a phone case with an angel (it actually had little wings on the sides, but he cut them off :sick: ) so we’re sort of matching. Out of us two I’m definitely the bad guy :twisted:

Angel phone

Comments

  1. 2 February 2012

    You lucky person. I have a qusi-smart phone, but no internet so I can’t check email & stuff.

  2. 2 February 2012

    Yesterday I upgraded from a Nokia 6233 to a Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone, so you’re not the only one that has been behind :D I love my phone so far, it’s everything I wanted and then some. I hope you feel the same way about your Samsung, it’s a pretty phone! I love that case :D

    • 6 February 2012

      I’ve seen adverts for the Nokia Lumia – I must say it’s a seriously pretty phone! Lucky you :)

  3. 4 February 2012

    Welcome to the world of smart phones! I have a droid and I really like it but I’ve heard great things about the samsung smartphones. Your cellphone covers are awesome! I love them so much!

  4. 6 February 2012

    Yay! Smartphones are so nice…. It’s nice to be able to check email and surf the web without (for me) having to go upstairs to sit at the computer :) And, the case you have, is super freaking adorable! I haven’t really looked into other cases for the iPhone, which is what I have, but I have an OtterBox because in the past, I’ve dropped phones A LOT so this helps :)

  5. 7 February 2012

    I was super anti smart phone for the longest time, which was funny because I’m married to someone who checks the latest cell phone news every couple days. But anyhow! This past summer I finally wound up getting a droid 2, and I really, really love it, it’s become a part of my everyday and it’s hard to believe I used to not have it.

  6. 11 February 2012

    Min pojkvän har också en Samsung Galaxy SII och han är supernöjd med sin telefon.

    Det är rätt otroligt vad mycket man kan göra med en smartphone. Det jag gillar mest med min HTC Desire är apparna, hur jag snart två år efter att jag köpt min telefon kan uppdatera och förändra den. Förr var du ju fast med samma program tills du köpte en ny telefon.

  7. 15 February 2012

    Yay. Welcome to the smartphone world :) There are so many options available and things you can do with them. Whoot. I LOVE the case btw. Winning. :love: