January 16th 2020

Today I went shopping for a new phone for the first time in five years. The last new phone I got was the iPhone 6s in 2015. Before that I was the kind of person who was obsessed with always having the latest iPhone, but there have been about 12 versions since I bought my last one and I’ve not been interested in any of them.

To be honest, I’m still not, but I do kind of need a new phone. I’m going to New Zealand at the end of this month, and my current phone has: a broken screen, a dodgy headphone jack, intermittent internet issues, a speaker that doesn’t work, and a rapidly draining battery life.

I don’t need the latest phone, but I do need one that works. Battery life and storage are important, and so is the camera. At the moment I’m overpaying for a sim only deal because my contract has expired on my 6s, so now I pay like £20 a month. Realistically, I don’t want to be paying much more than £30, because, as I said, I just don’t need to. Any phone I get will last me an age, assuming I don’t drop it down a mountain in New Zealand.

I went in to a couple of phone stores today, but, naturally, they’re all just trying to sell me expensive deals. I know that you can get the best deals if you look online, but I wanted the opportunity to talk to someone about it, and compare my options. Of course, it’s in their interest to convince me to take more expensive tariffs, but I’m also tryna rely on their advice.

Like, do I want an iPhone 8? Or an XR? Or a Google Pixel 3? I don’t really know.

Until tomorrow, send help.


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