A Drastic Exchange

This morning my Samsung Galaxy S phone died on me. With a full battery, it wouldn't boot up. Not normally, not in recovery mode, not in safe mode, not in seek'n'destroy mode. Not with external power, not without cards in it. So I took it to the store to have it serviced.

And I bought a Nokia 5030 bar of soap instead.

As opposed to the Galaxy S, my new phone does NOT have:
  • 3G
  • camera
  • any data connectivity
  • not even USB
  • or Bluetooth
  • or infrared
  • touchscreen
  • a big display
  • GPS receiver
  • MP3 player
  • video player of any format
  • Android
  • Java
  • anything that supports installing anything
  • MMS
  • email
  • internet browser
  • WAP
  • dedicated support forums
  • SD card or support thereof
  • any internal storage to speak of
  • Swype
  • accelerometers
  • magnetic compass
But it DOES have:
  • metal
  • rubber
  • 20 days stand-by time (claimed, but even half that would be great!)
  • an internal radio antennae
  • a flashlight,
all these being things I've sorely needed in the past (well maybe not the radio ant in particular).

In any case, I can think of far more instances when I needed longer battery times or a flashlight, than Google Maps on my mobile.

Curious to see how long I can hold out? Well, so am I. Trial 1: type in a couple of hundreds of contacts :D

(And also, N5030 costs less than a tenth the price of Galaxy S.)