I was a little harsh in the past with my attitude to “smart” phones.
I had one that had all the gizmos on it but most were unusable as they either ddn’t work or were incredibly slow. Accessing the Interweb was nigh impossible so the only thing the phone was good for was making phone calls or brief texting.
The new one I have has kind of changed my attitude.
For a start it’s fast. In fact it is even faster than my laptop which is really saying something. I have switched to using WhatsApp for phone calls and texting, as I am usually connected to the home wifi [so all calls and texts are free]. Downloading a photograph from Daughter used to take about fifteen minutes but now it’s instant.
I am really impressed with the camera too. I haven’t had much chance to try it out yet as I have been mainly confined to barracks but have taken the odd snap.
There are quite a few features in the camera area that I haven’t even tried yet.
And talking about trying things, there are loads of weird stuff I haven’t even really experimenting with yet. For example, there’s a compass yoke in it which is fine [should I ever find myself lost in fog in the garden] but that also has a spirit level gizmo that actually is very handy. I have indeed used it in anger.
One weird one I found is a health monitor thingy. I’m not pushed about it but I discovered the other day that it is monitoring my exercising habits. That’s a bit daft as I don’t carry the phone with me at all times [unlike the modern generations] so how does it know what I am doing when it’s sitting on the kitchen table? Anyways, it tells me that apparently today I have walked .33Km [and burned 10 kcal?] and I have only been up a couple of hours. Since I got the phone I have taken 47,264 steps [of which 99% are around the house] but I haven’t climbed any stairs? Bollox to that!
Having said all that, I still can’t find how to make the damned thing boil a kettle.