February 20th, 2022 – 1,243

Today was a good day. I slept in because it turns out I was a lot more tired than I realised, but I made the best of it, and indeed yesterday too. And between the two, I did something kinda cool: bought a new phone. And yes, for once, I mean bought. No contract, no expensive bill going forwards, and for that matter, fingers crossed, not for a while. I didn’t just buy any phone: I bought a Fairphone.

I’ve wanted to make the leap for some time, ever since seeing LTT review it well, and even more so as more people in my family invested in them. The Fairphone is everything I am looking for right now: affordable, good performance, sturdy, good/replaceable battery that doesn’t involve almost breaking the damn thing to remove, and most of all? Functional. The Pixel 3 would meet those requirements sans-battery, but Google is dropping support for the 3. See, this is why – as much as I use their products – I don’t like Google. Granted you shouldn’t ‘like’ any company, but a three year support window for a flagship product is abysmal. So I’ve decided not to deal with that. Yes the Pixel 6 has the same guarantee as the Fairphone, but why bother with Google when I could, not?