I have a history with mobile phones — mine don’t last beyond a year and a half; two years at a maximum.
My current phone is dying on me; I don’t have the heart or the stomach to repair it a third time. Hence, a new phone will be purchased today.
The purchase is well-timed, of course! It is Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali tomorrow. Diwali is among the biggest (if not the biggest) festivals in India. Dhanteras, the first day, is usually the auspicious day to buy all your expensive stuff. Dhan translates to wealth, so an auspicious day to accumulate wealth is a loose translation of Dhanteras. Traditionally, people bought gold. In modern times, this extends to gadgets, cars and other big ticket purchases.
Which brings me to my problem. I have a big purchase lined up at the end of next month. I am buying my biggish smartphone this month on an EMI (equated monthly instalments) via credit card. I am just hoping and praying that this one lasts longer than its predecessors. Otherwise I am just going to buy a basic phone from now on.
I’m getting the Xiaomi Mi A1. Looks like a Apple lookalike to me, but it comes recommended from a credible source. As long as it has good battery life and doesn’t die on me in the next 2 years, I’ll be happy.
Happy Diwali, y’all! :)
P.S.: How come all the stock photos of smartphones only show up iPhones? Gail Boenning, this reminded me of your computer woes post last week. :)