Brand loyalty ends… for now

It’s time to move on.

Galaxy in my hands—Samsung Galaxy Ace

Galaxy in my hands

A short review of the new toy, first:
The main reason behind the switch is the OS (apps!) AND Gorilla Glass. It’s scratch-resistant glass, look it up on Youtube and check out videos that slice devices with a knife just to prove that Gorilla Glass is the bomb. I cannot say anything about the build of the Galaxy but its design makes it look fragile. At least the scratch part’s covered!

Cons I have observed: Battery life is awful—you have to charge daily. There is no comprehensive manual for Android OS. Most importantly, not exactly user-friendly for newbies. I had to explore for hours just to get my account synced. It’s hard to remember where particular settings are.

To be honest, I had second thoughts changing mobile brands. I was doing my research on Samsung and Nokia phones and stumbled upon a link that shared in full detail the email that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop sent to an internal Nokia employee system stating that the “platform is burning.” I guess brand loyalty can make you emotional over products.

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Short Stories

  • The other day, I bumped into my officemate whom I haven’t seen in a while. We were both waiting for the elevator to open. There was only silence until the door finally opened. Before she rode the elevator, she told me these words: “Parang tumataba ka yata ah.” What an insult. So the entire time, inisip mo nga kung tumaba ako? Le sigh.
  • My co-worker’s iPod 6th Gen stopped working the same day Steve Jobs died, after four years of being my co-worker’s music player since her college days. We thought it was a coincidence that can elicit “awws.” My Nokia C6 flashed the white screen of death the following day. I thought it was not cute at all. My phone is delusional.
  • I have been reading lots of mobile phone reviews and all I get are “antiquated” and “dated” for Symbian and it makes me think of switching to Android.
  • If I had my own operating system, I would codename releases after my favorite food. Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, move over. These are delish!
  • Version 1: “Milk Tea”
  • Version 2: “Salmon Sashimi”
  • Version 3: “Chicken Skin”
  • Version 4: “Potato Chips”

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