Three Reasons for Not Buying a Touchscreen Smartphone

Have you ever been tempted of getting those nice looking touchscreen smartphones like the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Google Nexus S? Before going through with the purchase, keep the following points in mind.

The Cost

With smartphones selling at least 20,000 pesos, not everyone could afford smartphones. What makes them cheap is if you get it with plans. But, if you do get them with a plan, you’ll be paying over 48000 pesos for a 20,000-peso smartphone with 2-year contract.

Let’s look at the example of the Nokia N8 with a Plan 2000 under Smart Telecoms. You have to pay 2,000 pesos for 24 months. After 24 months, you’ve paid 48,000 pesos. With Nokia N8’s current selling price at 23,000 pesos, you would have paid 25,000 pesos more.

Some people justify this cost by saying that what you’re actually paying for is the cost of the services, such as the unlimited internet and the free minutes monthly. Unless you are really need to be connected to the internet every single minute of every day, you don’t need unlimited internet. Smart prepaid has promos like 50 pesos for a 24 hours of unlimited internet use.

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Battery life has always been one of the weaknesses of touchscreen smartphones. Because they require more power to light up the bigger screens, to connect to the internet, and to do a lot of background operations, average smartphones don’t last a day. The good thing is that there are now smartphones coming out that lasts for a couple of days. Unfortunately, these touchscreen smartphones are the ones that cost the most.

Too Many Features

You may think that having too many features is a good think, but after some time using the smartphones you will realize that you don’t really use all of them. Even the option of downloading thousands of apps for free becomes counter-productive because you start downloading games and other time-sucking apps instead of the productivity tools. Heard of Angry Birds? Yes that one app can drive you crazy trying to crush pigs by throwing exploding birds at them. People have lost thousands of possible productive hours because of this single app. I should know, I spent one whole Saturday just trying to kill the King Pig and get all the golden eggs.



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