It turns out cheap phones are cheap. Last time I needed a new cell phone I decided I wanted a big screen, and a stylus, everything else should be standard. The LG Stylo II seemed fit that bill, and at a very low price. LG is a good name. What can go wrong?
I'm not very demanding on a phone, and it's usually the connection that's the bottle neck. This is the first time I've been frustrated with the loading speed on a cell phone.
I don't take fancy photos. A snapshot of a memory here and there is fine. These aren't going up in an art houses. This phone couldn't even handle that. It was actually a huge disappointment when I was in Costa Rica.
Less than a year in, and I started having trouble with the headphone jack. At this point, I have to admit I'm harder on my headphone jacks than most, so I just switched to Bluetooth. Then I started getting weird cracking over Bluetooth once in a while. Rebooting was a temporary fix.
Then, just when I was planning for my phone to have an "accident" the stylus broke. Now, mind you, this is just a regular stylus. There is no circuitry built in. There is no reason this couldn't have been made out of something rigid.
I'm back to Apple with a 6S Plus, just in time to take advantage of the announcement of the 8. And I'm loving it.
The pictures are so amazing I've been actually capturing more than just a memory.
The interface and apps have been so fast I've been keeping up with a meditation app, and my calendar, and such.
And instead of annoying me by daring to think I might want voice interaction, I actually do want to talk to it sometimes. Siri hears me, and does what I tell her to. "Hey Siri. Schedule lunch with friends at noon on Sunday," will actually result in that event being added to my calendar. I ask her about the weather. I ask her to start a timer. She will even play the music I ask for. It has been amazing.