Back when the world was young, mobile phones were far simpler. I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy S2 for almost two years and it has died on me (more specifically the USB port doesn’t work so the battery can no longer be charged). The Galaxy and I shared some good times but, now that I’m using a very basic not-so-smart phone, I remember why I was hesitant to move to a smart-phone in the first place.
I love my Google Nexus 7 and am waiting for the Google Nexus 5 to be released (should only be a few more weeks). The Nexus 7 is made by Asus and the Nexus 5 (replacement for Nexus 4) is said to be made by LG. I think that the Samsung Galaxy 4 is overly complicated so I won’t be going that route (and Android absolutely is brilliant in my opinion so won’t be going iPhone). Anyway, whilst I await the release of the Nexus 5 with the new Android Kit Kat OS, I need a phone. I wasn’t going to spend much as it’s only a temporary phone so bought a Samsung GT-E1205T for only $38.
What a super awesome phone the Samsung GT-E1205T is! It is very light, nice and small, easy to use and the battery lasts forever (o.k. not quite forever). I just cannot believe that this phone is so inexpensive. Compared to a smartphone where the battery life is counted in hours, the little Samsung lasts for weeks even with average usage. It’s also somehow charming using the ‘old school’ menu. Of course there isn’t email, Facebook or Twitter on the phone but that isn’t the end of the world for just a few weeks.