As you may know, I upgraded my cell phone to the iPhone 4S this past weekend…from the Motorola Razr.
Yes; it’s a whole new world! LOL
Quick Cell Phone History…
The Razr was a hand-me-down from my DH & it worked just fine. All I wanted at the time was a regular phone to talk & send texts. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it seemed to take a bit longer to text message (in comparison to my previous phone, a LG Vue). Pressing 7 keys to send a simple 🙂 , made me 🙁 Okay…I might be exaggerating a bit; but, it was a lot of back & forth between QWERTY & punctuation keys.
I like the iPhone. It looks pretty! It allows me to send texts now like Quick Draw Mcgraw. I can access my email when I’m away from my desktop.
I can take decent pictures; the front-facing camera, GENIUS! No more awkward holding of the phone, wondering if I’m actually in the picture; and the quality is not bad; but…what do I have to compare it to; the Razr!?… that wouldn’t be fair. Not at all. The LG Vue took nice pictures, I’d say it’s more comparable to that.
Ummm, what else?…
Siri is neat!!! I keep forgetting that I could easily ask Siri to look up or find something or call somebody for me, versus me hunting & pecking around to get to Google, or find a name in my address book.
I like being able to see the weather/temperature outside, or anywhere for that matter.
The voice memo was a nice surprise!
So far, that’s all that I like.
I’m still discovering new things. Surprisingly, I haven’t been on it much. I’m not a “gadget-person”, so even though I’m grateful & excited to have it, it wasn’t a “OMG! I can’t put it down!” type of excitement the day I got it, if that makes any sense. I think I would’ve been more ga-ga over a new blouse or pair of shoes. shrug Maybe that will all change as I become more familiar with using this phone.
What I don’t like is the constant worry of dropping this thing.
The Razr has survived a plethora of drops to the floor/concrete/street…a plethora; and I never worried about any of them. LOL I’m not the type who’s always dropping their phone or anything, but when drops happened, I didn’t worry. I knew that “old refrigerator” would come through, as it did many a days when my DH dropped it…but with this new phone (being covered in glass), the concern became very real.
I bought an incase iphone case, but still don’t “feel” safe 🙁
I LOVE the aesthetics of the iphone, (which I think is the draw for many, no?) so I’d hate to cover it up with a chunky phone cover. What to do but be extra precautious, I guess…
I also don’t like the fact that the battery drains so fast; it’s like an ice-cold lemonade with 2 steak tacos on an unseasonably hot, spring day! (…it’s somebody’s lunch time)
The calculator not having a percentage button also made me frown.
Apps!!! I installed two last night: Facebook & Twitter, although both had poor ratings (what’s that about?!). I’m SO looking forward to be able to connect with you all more often!!!
I think quite a few of you already own this phone 🙂
What are your thoughts?! Have any advice/suggestions for this newbie smart phone owner? What Apps are you loving?
So…it seems the calculator does have a % key! Husband turned my phone horizontally to reveal extra calculator key buttons. Cool!