• How gadget mad are you?


    I’m sitting here on a stormy morning waking up with my coffee while browsing my private emails. Beside the Antergos notifications I stumbled across the notifications about Apple’s big event yesterday. The launch of the long awaited iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.
    I agree with most comments (mostly die hard Apple fans) that the phones look great and have a must have vibe on them. When it came to prices, my reflexes prevented me from burning my chest and groin area for just holding my hot coffee into an upright position.
    I am astonished: Almost 1200 euro for a phone!?! Are we really that anxious to pay these sorts of prices for the latest piece of tech? I’m not only referring to Apple for that matter, other major brands like Samsung and Huawei also have similar models in that price range.
    Sure you can take a monthly paying plan, but these days in the end most people pay more for a phone then for a computer.
    I’m curious: What’s your take on this?

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  • @bpoerwo said in How gadget mad are you?:

    latest piece of tech?

    Face recognition to change the emoticons? this is what you have to pay 1200€ today for?
    We do not really need stuff like this… we need to have a look across the screen edges, to the realworld around us!

    As i am resident in a big city, you can see them all over people are hypnotized by their gadgets!
    And mostly they do not check the latest financial news, or doing research on some tasks they need for the next meeting… mostly it is nonsense messaging, playin stupid games like candy crush e.t.c…

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  • @joekamprad said in How gadget mad are you?:

    mostly it is nonsense messaging, playin stupid games like candy crush e.t.c…

    Too true! Perple rarely converse (gasp. actually talk to each other?) anymore it seems.

    Sure you can take a monthly paying plan, but these days in the end most people pay more for a phone then for a computer.
    I’m curious: What’s your take on this?

    Honestly, I think it’s sad. That much for a small little phone that’s less powerful than a $200 laptop? Are you insane? And then there’s the monthly plans one must pay an arm and a leg for. In just a year, people spend over $500 on their plans alone! I do wonder what bottomless pit this money is all going to once the company gets it… it’s just a rip off!

    Anyways, that’s my take on it. I apologize in advance if I unintentionally offended someone, that was not my intent at all.

    By the way, what Android phone would you guys recommend? I am thinking of getting one in a few years, but am curious as to what you all think right now. Thank you!

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  • @Keegan

    a “good” Android phone needs alot RAM 4-cores CPU and internal storage bigger than 8GB, and a company willing to give you updates, or a structure that allows easy pushing of alternative firmwares ;)

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  • @joekamprad said in How gadget mad are you?:

    a “good” Android phone needs alot RAM 4-cores CPU and internal storage bigger than 8GB, and a company willing to give you updates, or a structure that allows easy pushing of alternative firmwares

    Wow! Yeah… I really haven’t even started looking into it much yet:smile:. Right now, it’s just on my bucket list. And wow, does that sound expensive! Maybe I won’t be getting one for quite some time then…

    And thank you for all of that helpful information!

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