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08-29-11, 4:56 AM

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Katoryn said:
Considering how much the top of the line Android phones do, the battery life is amazing.
It's stupid to expect a two day battery life with a phone that does basically everything besides scratch your ass.

Agree with this 100%. I don't really have anything to complain about the battery life.. Sure it could use some improvement, but it's fine the way it is. I mean, is it really that hard to charge it before going to bed? Mine just takes a few hours to charge and it's all set.


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09-19-11, 1:42 PM

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I agree with the above comments about the android battery life.

I will say as much as I hate admitting it, I find my smartphone to be essential in my life.

Things I absolutely need my phone for:
Alarm
Gmail (Job requires us to be attentive to it)
Google Maps (I use public transportation so it's nice to have alternative routes on the fly)
To Do Lists & Calendar (I can't to save my life remember dates and tasks, I used to carry a small notepad before so I guess this isn't necessary but my notepad never "reminded" me of things haha.)

Internet browsing, social networks, games, and entertainment are all perks for me.
 
09-19-11, 2:10 PM

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I've seen no reason to get a smartphone till this point since I always drag my laptop along and free wifi is available virtually everywhere.
For making calls and sending messages my 60€ Nokia is perfect. Not to mention the fact it looks sexier than any smartphone and has a battery that lasts me for a week.
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09-20-11, 12:44 AM

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indeed, I have a Nokia too, and don't even think about changing it for a smartphone... if it can't cook for me, why should I buy one? I already have a PC and a camera, so I don't really need all those functions
 
09-20-11, 1:04 AM

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FYI, I feel stupid not having a smartphone. XD

Having an iTouch isn't all that better either.
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09-20-11, 2:57 AM

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Smartphones----Do we really need their functions?

FIRST WORLD PROBLEM. FOCUS ON REAL PROBLEM
 
09-20-11, 3:54 AM

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It depends on the person, for me i don't own any phone, and i'm quite fine with it
My Parents do though, and i can see how much it helps them
 
08-10-12, 8:43 AM

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I recently bought a smartphone (mine is a HTC Vivid, it uses Android 4.0), and I found it useful a lot. I used it as a GPS navigator, I use it as PDA for notes and schedule, use it to track times around the world, use it t track weather, use it for both Facebook and Twitter, checking email. I love smartphones. I'm glad they exist.

Actually smartphones are excellent weapon against dictators and brutal regime, I believe smartphones are currently use in the Syrian civil war against the Assad regime. They are used to record video and taking pictures of Assad's atrocities and I believe smartphones have been used during the Arab Spring alongside social media (Facebook and Twitter).
 
08-10-12, 9:07 AM

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I get lost constantly so having a smartphone with a GPS is a lifesaver for me.
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08-10-12, 9:45 AM

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mdo7 said:

Actually smartphones are excellent weapon against dictators and brutal regime, I believe smartphones are currently use in the Syrian civil war against the Assad regime. They are used to record video and taking pictures of Assad's atrocities and I believe smartphones have been used during the Arab Spring alongside social media (Facebook and Twitter).


yeah yeah yeah

consumerism ftw tho
i wonder how many smart phones people have burnt through in the last 6 years
me, 0. -same cell phone- all you need to do is call people anyway

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08-10-12, 2:49 PM

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consumerism ftw tho
i wonder how many smart phones people have burnt through in the last 6 years
me, 0. -same cell phone- all you need to do is call people anyway

Also need to remind African coltan traffic which caused many death (directly or indirectly) in DRC. And there's absolutely no way to exactly know which company buy it. Most probable answer is all of them.

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08-10-12, 2:54 PM

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Smartphones----Do we really need their functions?

FIRST WORLD PROBLEM. FOCUS ON REAL PROBLEM


Yeah! The real question should be, why don't we all have Tablets? People are suffering dammit.

I can see why people like smartphones but i still have like a 10 year old flip phone. It texts, it calls, i am good. I feel like i have so much technology already that if i have a smart phone its just going to make me a bit more lazy. That and when ever i am with friends and they are all sitting there checking their Facebook with their phones it irritates the hell out of me.

Its not all hate though, i can see why people have them and they are impressive pieces of tech but i don't need my phone to do everything so i am happy with my old flip =P
 
08-10-12, 2:55 PM

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Yes. I even get apps to extend the functionality. The only feature I don't use is the FM radio.

 
08-10-12, 3:03 PM

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yeah the genocide in the drc is pretty extreme-10-12 mil dead If i recall
some outrageous number and the conditions are horrid
tho if for consumerism no one really reports it
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08-10-12, 3:15 PM

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I find my smartphone very handy, I don't have a lot of apps on it but the ones I do have I use a lot. It also keeps me well organised, I've got loads of notes and important alerts saved on it. Mostly I love having all my forms of communication available on one device, its great being able to call, text, email and IM using the same thing. Could I live without it? Yes, but it does make things a lot easier for me.
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08-10-12, 3:18 PM

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need? no

convenient? yes
 
08-10-12, 3:24 PM

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08-10-12, 3:28 PM

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Katoryn said:
Considering how much the top of the line Android phones do, the battery life is amazing.
It's stupid to expect a two day battery life with a phone that does basically everything besides scratch your ass.
Agree with this 100%. I don't really have anything to complain about the battery life.. Sure it could use some improvement, but it's fine the way it is. I mean, is it really that hard to charge it before going to bed? Mine just takes a few hours to charge and it's all set.
Singe I changed mine to CyanogenMod 9, it lasts 2-3 days. It only gave me about 18 hours on Samsung's Android 4.0.3
So it really depends on how many power-wasting apps are bundled with the firmware.

 
08-10-12, 4:02 PM

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smartphones are great. thanks to my iphone, i now know what kind of cooking oil i should buy at the grocery store. back in 2006, i would not have access to that information on the spot. i think it's the subtle things like that that show ultimately how integral and important smartphones are to our everyday life.
 
08-10-12, 5:02 PM

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I have a blackberry. Absolutely loathe it. I'm only 18, so I don't need all of the "business functions" it apparently has. I use my BBM, phone call, txt, alarm clock & notepad. Done. I've had "dumb" phones that are more useful to me tbh. But that might be because my bb is utter shit. Freezes SO often n shit. Can't deal with it.

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