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    Default Bought a new phone, feel kinda sick.

    So I got my tax return, and I punched my old phone to death last week. It works fine, more or less, but the screen had a tiny chip and just got worse and worse. I had enough last week after cutting my finger and gave it a solid punch, shattering what was left of the screen. Aside from some other trivial things, the phone was always solid. I always settle when I'm buying things, and I always go the cheaper route to end up being disappointed in what I end up with...pretty much every time.

    This time I said **** it, and spent almost $300 on a new phone. I've never had a "good" phone...I've always had cheap copy-cat phones that fail to do what the competition does. I just bought the Galaxy S3, because a few of my friends have it and it seems like a really really solid device. I just don't spend large amounts of money very often, and when I do its because I bought something that I've been lusting over and researching for months and months. Now I just kinda bought it on a whim and I feel awful.

    I have a shitty carrier, so I'm limited to what phones I can have. It was the only one even semi-good.

    But yeah, I hate spending money like that. :C make me feel better about it. My PC is next, and thats gonna cost me even more x.x

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    Think of all the fun games you can play now that you have a kind of decent phone. Nothing more disappointing than finding out you can't play a game that looks or sounds interesting just because your phone or PC can't handle it.
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    y u punch phone

    I always keep my old ones as spares, got about 4 lying around now.

    I think spending a decent amount on a good smart phone is worth it at the moment, there's a million uses for them with all the apps you can get. It's a good investment, just make it last. No punching phone okay.

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    I was mad because the cracks on the screen had spread. I'm generally very good with my stuff, and haven't ever broken one until this last one.

    I use my phone constantly, between web browsing, texting, snapchat and photography...but ugh. Thanks for the reassurance haha. I'm kinda excited to have a nice one for once. Radiohead put out a new app my current phone struggled with, so I'm looking forward to that.

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    Get flappy bird. Just find the apk on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Get flappy bird. Just find the apk on the internet.
    Rofl I had it for about 3 minutes, I said "this is both awful and stupid" and promptly deleted it. I don't understand the hype or the hate...people just obviously weren't able to move on like I was I guess.

    Anyone else also have that phone? Or had? Opinions? I read a lot of reviews, everyone seems to love it except people who bought it that weren't aware it was locked to my carrier...duh.

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    A smartphone is always a good investment. Tons of apps that are viable to making your life easier. Gps, maps, Google search, etc.

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    Buy a sturdy phone case and screen protector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oisterboy View Post
    Rofl I had it for about 3 minutes, I said "this is both awful and stupid" and promptly deleted it. I don't understand the hype or the hate...people just obviously weren't able to move on like I was I guess.

    Anyone else also have that phone? Or had? Opinions? I read a lot of reviews, everyone seems to love it except people who bought it that weren't aware it was locked to my carrier...duh.
    I have one and it's nice. Only thing I don't like about it is that it takes a while to charge.
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    hehe I bought an imitation Samsung Galaxy here in the Philippines. The streets are full of fake cellphones, usually made in China with cheap parts. It was running some fairly believable imitation Android software until I took it home and discovered it could only install Java apps lmao. The touch screen stopped working after like 3 months. But it only cost me $30.

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    Rofl. I bought a counterfeit iPod nano once. It was before they came with cameras, so a long time ago. The one I had came with one though. It had a "shake to skip" feature, which skipped the song every time you took a step. I don't know much about stuff, but I opened it and literally just ripped off the little counterweight and jammed it all back inside. Still works.

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    "MY PHONE IS SO CRACKED! PERHAPS A JAB WILL MEND IT!"

    but in all seriousness, i wish i had an S3 i have a cracked POS Gen 1 Droid, using the browser for 30 minutes completely depletes the battery plus there all sorts of dots and stuff from my dad dropping it. All phones kind of butt rape you for money, so if you really want to return it, you can probably find another on craigslist for 150. I'd be satisfied if i were you perhaps now you should make a snapchat and instagram like all the kiddos are doing nowadays.
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    I paid 20 euros for my phone. It works.
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    i just use mine to listen to podcasts at work, pretty much

    also flappy bird

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    Haha I got it today and I'm in love with it. So smooth *_____* its like triple the processing power of my old phone, I can't even believe how well this works. I know its still brand new so its bound to be faster, but lawd this is like a real PC in my hands haha.

    And yuss, I have snapchat and instagram...though I only use IG to follow people and rarely use it myself. I'll admit to being a bit obsessed with snapchat...probably the best thing for seeing random boobs since alcohol was invented.

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    my smart phone is smarter than me

    it hasn't realized it yet

    but it will

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    S3 is bomb diggity

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    Should've got the S4, groupshare is amazing with friends!

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    I on the other hand - only want the best things
    I don't know how I went from "wtf 300$ for a bag lol u kidding" to "300$ for that bag, so worth it"
    and being poor leads to me buying almost nothing at all l0l

    I love Nokia and I plan on getting their next flagship phone (no music no browsing no chatting outside = me looking stupid in public)

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