10 Smartphone Lies You Always Tell Yourself
Article by George Norman
On 06 Jul 2016
In the immortal words of Dr. House, "everybody lies." Now, I don’t care about the lies you tell others, like when you tell your boss that you’ll get things done as fast as possible, or when you tell your wife that you’ll totally stick to your diet this time.

No, I care about the lies you tell yourself. And more to the point, the smartphone-related lies you tell yourself. Such as...


1. My phone is too old, I need a new one

The phone you just got a few months ago is too old? Tell me one thing. Does it lag, crash, drop calls, or fail in any way? If not, you don’t really need a new phone. If your current phone works fine, you’re just looking for an excuse to ditch it and get a new one.

2. I don’t need a new phone, really I don’t

You’re still using the iPhone 4… from 2010… with iOS 7! If you like 4-inch phones that much, you should check out the iPhone SE. Come fall, you’ll be able to upgrade it to iOS 10, which comes with lots of interesting new changes.

3. Unless I get a flagship, I won’t be able to do anything on my phone

You don’t need an octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, just to browse Facebook all day long. A less powerful and less expensive phone will do. You don’t need a very powerful phone to do basic stuff like texting, browsing the web, and stalking people on Facebook.

4. I need a case to protect and personalize my phone

No you don’t! You got an expensive phone, with a beautiful design, and now you want to put a case on it? A case that’ll hide the beautiful design and make the phone bulkier? Here’s a novel idea: be more careful with your phone!

5. My phone will never get stolen, so there’s no point in locking it

Back in 2014, more than 2 million Americans had their phones stolen. But let’s assume you’ll be re really careful with your phone and it won’t get stolen. It’s still a really bad idea to not put a pattern or password lock on it. Do you want others to be able to access your phone and rummage through it? Do you?!

6. My phone will help me get in shape

I will track my workouts, shed these extra pounds, and get in shape. But not now, I’m playing a game now. And not later either, there are some YouTube videos I want to watch later. What?! I already installed all the apps, so what’s the rush?

7. I don’t need my desktop anymore, I can just chuck it

Don’t be so hasty. Sure, PC sales are at an all-time low and more people browse the web on mobiles than on desktops. But that doesn’t mean PCs are useless. If not for something else, you can still use it to play video games.

8. I’m never going to take my phone to the toilet

Except that you are. According to Kaspersky Lab, a lot of people take their phones with them to the toilet. Apart from the hygiene thing, taking your phone to the toilet is a good idea, especially if you’re the kind of person that spends a lot of time in there. You can browse the web, watch some videos, play a game, or read something.

9. I don’t need an unlocked phone

Are you saying that because you don’t know what it means to have an unlocked phone? If you knew the benefits of having an unlocked phone, you’d definitely want one.

10. I’m never going to switch to another manufacturer

You say you’re going to stick with a certain manufacturer forever, but that’s not going to happen. Apple knows it, Samsung knows it, and deep down, you know it too.

Want more?

Check out 10 Annoying Smartphone Habits that Make Others Hate You.

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