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Bye Bye, iPhone

I’ve had an iPhone for as long as I can remember. It was my first smartphone, the old iPhone 3G, and since the day that I held that little beauty in my hands, I was an iPhone convert. A little bit in love with them, to be honest.

iphoneBut now, now things have changed. I sensed the shift when people around me started switching their phones, but not to the next iPhone model, which had always been the case until now. And I sensed their frustration, and felt it, too. I’m fortunate in that my only Apple product is my phone, so I don’t feel too tied into them. Maybe if I had a Macbook and iPad I’d stick with it for an easier life. But my phone has been annoying me, buttons not working, apps and screen freezing, storage filling up, irritations adding up. All pointing for time for a change. The Husband loves his gadgets and was amongst the first of our friends to get an iPhone, way back when. But he moved over to an LG G3 a few months ago and absolutely loves it. Hmm, maybe he’s onto something then.

My upgrade was due over the weekend, and I have been literally counting down the days so that I could be free of my iPhone 5. Not to get my hands on the 6, no, but to make a clean break, Apple no longer having a hold over me. It feels a bit scary, to be honest. And all rather time-consuming, too. I’m used to how iPhone’s operate so each time I’ve upgraded before it’s not taken me long to understand any changes and I’m using my phone again as normal. This time I suspect it’ll take me a fair while longer to adjust. As long as I can get my WP and social media apps on there, and suss the camera out, I should be OK!

I did a fair bit of research, and I’ve got a brand new shiny Sony Xperia Z3 winging it’s way to me now. I read review after review, and this one was looking good. It has a fabulous 20.7 megapixel camera, a real temptation for a blogger and Instagrammer like me. And the big draw? It can get wet! Not that I’m hugely into taking photos underwater or anything, but I am at home with two young kids, and drinks, spillages and dribbles are all real risks to my phone! So it’s coming, I’ve ordered a new case for it, and I am trying to clear some time to actually be able to sit down and figure out how to use it.

So yes, I am waiting. Eagerly. If I go MIA for a day or two, you’ll know I’m still trying to work it all out! In the meantime, bye bye, iPhone…

What phone are you loving at the moment?

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