I need a new phone. I've been putting off buying it because I find phones confusing, but I've finally whittled it down to two finalists. Problem is, they're in a deadlock.
Help me decide between them?
Nokia 6700 Slidecomes in my favourite shade of purple
45MB internal memory
decent battery life
(4 hours talk time; 12 days on standby.)
excellent camera with flash
photo editing software)
Best Price: $199
(from Vodafone store;
Nokia C5fabulous battery life
(12 hours talk time; 630 hours on standby.
That's almost a month!)
50MB internal memory
decent camera with flash
has a document viewer
(for MS Office docs, PDFs)
good-looking in a simple, classic way
Best Price: $216
(online from Mimzthings;
includes shipping; outright/unlocked)
So basically, if I'm smart, the C5 is by far the better option. It's just, the other one is frickin' gorgeous. They have several things in common - same screen size, same software platform, similar price.
I think maybe I just need to be talked out of the purple. I don't know. I mean, what if I get the sensible one and I never... never truly bond with it?
I ordered the C5. In the end, I am more practical than flashy. I thank all those who offered their advice - but to be honest, my decision was based on the advice of my workmates today.
They ALL told me to get an iPhone.
And I said, you're all brainwashed sheep, all of you, shuffling along behind Apple's relentless procession of trendy new iThings. SHEEP I SAY.
And then I realised I didn't want to buy something just because it was pretty. Pretty is all very well. But it's not long before you start craving next season's version of pretty. And I prefer the kind of love that lasts.