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Ever considered going back to a feature phone?

Has anyone ever considered going back to a basic feature phone?
I've thought about it a few times, but I'd probably be shooting myself in the foot :p
I do tend to waste a lot of time though, opening Facebook then twitter then email then Facebook then twitter then email...........

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 16:14

I've considered it...then realised I'd never actually sell my smartphone for a feature phone so I'd have £400+ sitting around depreciating whilst I never used it.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 11, 2013 at 11:48

I have. I am actually right now. Something basic for calls, texts and email that has a proper battery life time... and something like an iPod for when on WiFi. I feel no one device currently offers what I'd like. And if I need two, anyways, one of them may as well go for more than 48 hours. Only problem: I do like a good-ish camera around, and none of the current featurephones offer such a thing. And I haven't tried the latest iPod. Also, I wouldn't buy an iPod. :p

Marekj  Jun. 11, 2013 at 13:10

I have. I am actually right now. Something basic for calls, texts and email that has a proper battery life time... and something like an iPod for when on WiFi. I feel no one device currently offers what I'd like. And if I need two, anyways, one of them may as well go for more than 48 hours. Only problem: I do like a good-ish camera around, and none of the current featurephones offer such a thing. And I haven't tried the latest iPod. Also, I wouldn't buy an iPod. :p

I believe the new IPod has a 4S class camera - Still considered one of the best on the market.

Maybe a Ipod is actually what you need. . .

I bought a Lumia 620 for £100 to try out a while ago, and I'm still using it today. I'd consider it to be a feature phone plus. I bought a high-capacity cheapie battery from Ebay, and it lasts nearly three days with light use. In battery life terms, it's no Series 40, but it's a decent compromise.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 11, 2013 at 13:37

interesting... thanks

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2013 at 20:02

I have. I am actually right now. Something basic for calls, texts and email that has a proper battery life time... and something like an iPod for when on WiFi. I feel no one device currently offers what I'd like. And if I need two, anyways, one of them may as well go for more than 48 hours. Only problem: I do like a good-ish camera around, and none of the current featurephones offer such a thing. And I haven't tried the latest iPod. Also, I wouldn't buy an iPod. :p

I believe the new IPod has a 4S class camera - Still considered one of the best on the market.

Maybe a Ipod is actually what you need. . .

I bought a Lumia 620 for £100 to try out a while ago, and I'm still using it today. I'd consider it to be a feature phone plus. I bought a high-capacity cheapie battery from Ebay, and it lasts nearly three days with light use. In battery life terms, it's no Series 40, but it's a decent compromise.

Saying that though, with light use, I could get 3 days of use out of the standard battery on my Note 2, which about as far from a feature phone as you can get. If I bought an extended battery, I have no doubt that figure would increase significantly.

I wouldn't say battery life is the best reason to move to a more basic device, not every high end smartphone has terrible battery life, you just have to choose wisely.

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