As much as I dreaded it, I changed phones this week. Ugh!
I dislike most change. I especially dislike changing phones.
This is one of the first pictures I took with my RAZR phone in December 2005 and I thought it was fine.
Changing from the RAZR to my first iPhone in 2008 felt way too difficult. It should have been easy, but the learning curve wore me out. Since then, I have dreaded every change.
I usually wait until the battery is almost useless and the phone is moving so slowly it seems like it is full of molasses. The phone I switched from was purchased three years ago this month and it has been working fine.
The battery on this phone has held up incredibly well. It says the battery health is 100%. I think it will last a long time and make someone a great phone.
I do have one problem with it. Although it has the most memory of any phone I have ever had at 64gb, it is not big enough for recording, editing and uploading videos. I have mentioned here before that I am constantly bumping up against the limit at the most inconvenient times.
I have purchased a GoPro to help with weekly recording and I am getting used to it. I have recorded several videos with it, edited them on my computer and posted them. Our last two A Word For Wednesday episodes were shot on the GoPro along with a few things you will see in the coming weeks.
However, because the phone is always with me, I still find myself reaching for the phone to record on the fly. I always have my phone, but I need to plan ahead to have the GoPro in hand.
For example, I would have pulled out my phone to record driving the bus out of Arlington Heights last week, but I knew I did not have enough memory to record 15-20 minutes of video. I can not tell you how frustrating it is to look at my phone and realize I lost the whole shot because of memory limitations.
Last week, I bought a two year old phone, had it shipped here and transferred the contents from my three year old phone. It was actually the easiest transfer I have ever had phone to phone. I am happy about that. I have been up all night a few other times.
The phones are basically the same with one major exception. The newer phone has 512gb of memory. That should give me plenty of breathing room!
It also has a new version of software, which I view as a drawback. I am always the last in the family and maybe the world to update software. Usually, my critical apps threaten to stop working if I do not update.😊
This is a picture of the old one.
This is the new one.