As a new year begins, we are anxiously awaiting the successors to the phones we came to own and love in 2014. Before you start yearning for the phones of 2015, let’s take a look at what your current phone says about who you are and what you are like. Indeed, we’ll have a little fun here and some of what you’ll read is definitely delivered with tongue firmly planted in the cheek.
We will start with the Motorola Moto X. If you are the proud owner of this phone, it would be easy to say that you are a realist. You do not care about the newest specs or fastest processor because we have been shown that it is not the specs but rather the experience that matters. And with the Moto X, that is what you get. The specifications are much less than any other flagship phones released last year, but the fluidity and experience of the phone is on par with, if not better than, the highest specced phone you can buy.
As a Moto X owner, you are also very trusting. Since your updates come almost straight from Google and have no skin, you have to trust that Google will always do what is best. You are also trusting in Motorola, a company that has been bought twice in the last few years and does not have the best track record (until recently). Your trusting nature can either be viewed positively or negatively.
Lastly, you are a unique person. This especially goes for those who have customized and named their Moto X. Many of you have chosen the Moto X because you can make it whatever you want and separate yourself from the crowd of black, silver, and white slabs that so many phones today look like. Not everyone may agree with your decisions for your phone, but you do not care. You are different, and that is what makes you you.
Google’s Nexus 6 is up next on the list. If you own a Nexus 6, you have a desire to always have the best of the best. When designing this phone, Motorola packed every flagship spec they could into it, and people love that. This desire is seen throughout all of your life, from having the best car, to the best house, to the best job. Not everyone understands, but who cares because they do not have the best stuff. Also as a Nexus 6 owner, you are severely lacking in patience.
While other phone owners are excited to see their OS updates coming a few months after the release, Nexus 6 owners get upset if they have to wait a week. But of course, this could be traced back to their constant desire for the best of everything. As an owner of this phone, you are extremely trusting. This is the only phone updated directly from Google, and you have trust in them that they will provide you with the best user experience of any phone. You trust them to work out bugs quickly and keep things running smoothly.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Next, we move on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. As a Note 4 owner, you crave as many options and features as you can get. It does not matter if you use them or not, what matters is that those features exist.
In life, you also crave options. You hate saying no to anything or getting rid of anything on the off-chance that you may need it one day. You are also a patient person. We all know that Samsung is not the fastest when it comes to updating even their latest flagships, but that does not bother you. You are content with waiting for months and even living without an update if Samsung stops supporting your phone for some reason. This patience is an admirable as we will soon see that not all phone owners have this trait.
Finally, you are productive. The Note 4 is arguably the most productive smartphone out there with many features such as multi-window allowing you to do as much as possible as quickly as possible. This productivity is respectable, although it may often be hard for you to slow down.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Next comes the Samsung Galaxy S5. If you own an S5, you could be described as a crowd follower. Samsung is the most common android manufacturer and the Galaxy S series is its most popular phones. You do not care much about standing out, but rather you long to blend in. Everyone has an S5, so you want one, too. It may not be a bad trait since good products tend to get a lot of users, but you may be missing out on better options.
The other two traits of S5 owners are the same as those of a Note 4 owner. Since both are made by Samsung, S5 owners are also patient because they have to wait a while to receive the latest updates and that does not bother them.
Also as an S5 owner, you have a desire for options. You want them for the same reason the Note 4 owners want them…just in case you need them. It may not be the best idea, but when that feature is needed, you will have it and no one else will. That is, of course, if that feature is ever needed.
HTC One M8
Now we are on to the HTC One M8. As an M8 owner, you are materialistic and often care about form over function. While many criticized HTC for keeping that black bar at the bottom of their screen, you defended them to the end. This trait is not to be viewed negatively. All it means is that you want things that look nice. And for a phone, something that most people look at every day, this is something very important.
You are also a musically oriented person if you own the M8 because it provides the best sound quality out of any flagship in 2014. You love listening to, and possibly playing, music and you want the best phone for the job. Optimistic is the final trait of an m8 owner. After constantly disappointing sales, you are still confident that HTC will stay in business and provide you with updates and new phones.
Next comes the LG G3. As an owner of the G3, you also yearn for the best and newest things you can get. When the LG G3 came out, it came with insanely fast specs and also one of the first 2K displays on a flagship. You knew that 2K would soon become the standard and you wanted to be ahead of the trend. This desire could be bad though, because many bought the G3 without knowing how the high-resolution display would affect battery life.
If you own the G3, you are also a creative person. The camera on the G3 is fantastic and odds are many of you picked it up with the desire to take amazing pictures. The camera technology in the G3 is also incredible, with laser autofocus and OIS promising even better pictures than you could imagine. Lastly, you are open-minded and welcome new things and ideas. You were not afraid to get the G3 even though you did not know how the display would affect performance and battery life. It was a new idea and you wanted to try it. The same goes for its laser autofocus. You did not know if this new addition to phone camera technology would provide better photos or make them worse, but you knew that you would give it a shot. You have this same attitude towards new things in your life.
One of the most talked about flagships in 2014 is the OnePlus One, and it has a loyal following. If you own a One, you are thrifty. Of course you wanted a brand new phone, but why spend $700+ when you could get the same specs for half of that. You constantly look for ways to save money without compromising in quality in all aspects of your life, even if it involves going with a new company or different idea. Sure, it may not be the best trait, but you do save a few bucks if you have it.
As a One user, you are also persistent. You do not give up easily, and if you were able to buy one of these phones, that shows. The OnePlus One was one of the hardest phones to buy because of their controversial invite system and other contests. But you persevered and now you have your prize.
Finally, you enjoy customization. On the One, you could not only change the physical look of the phone with different back covers, but you could install different themes right from the OS thanks to Cyanogenmod. In life, you also like to be able to decide how you want the things you own to look and work.
This year, Apple had a huge change in terms of size and design with their newest iPhones and they were a huge hit with consumers. If you are an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus owner, one of your traits is being a crowd follower. The iPhone has more sales than any other phone out there and many people buy them because their friend or family member has one. This is not a bad thing because people tend to buy things that work well.
As an iPhone user, you are also creative. There is no doubt that there are more photo and video editing apps for iPhones than other phones and iPhone cameras are some of the best smartphone cameras out there. Also, you will find more photo, video, and audio accessories for iPhones than you will for other phones, too. The last trait iPhone users have is being materialistic. You often prefer to buy things that look and feel better regardless of anything else. This is not necessarily a bad thing since build quality is important, but you may overlook better products because they might not look fantastic.
So now you know what your phone is saying about you. Now you can make a decision on what phone to get this year with all that knowledge. I would like to conclude this article by saying that is was solely written for fun and to get a few laughs. Not all owners of a particular phone will act the same way, and just because you own a certain phone does not mean that you have the traits above.
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Says I look at bad stuff and to grow the hell up.
I partially have to disagree about the M8. While hardware wise I suppose you could claim form over function, but you certainly couldn’t argue that for the software. Since Sense 5.5 I couldn’t imagine going back to stock android. It’s cleaner, and faster(in terms of usability). Definitely function over form from a software perspective.
So what does buying a Sony Xperia Z2 say about you? Would love to here this!
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