Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Who Has Two Thumbs and Owns an iPhone?

This guy!

The wife (@pinayobserver) had a series of unfortunate, but funny events. (Full disclosure: that is the only thing the wife has authorized me to say.) Since we are due for an update with our AT&T account, we decided to get an iPhone for me and a different phone for her - she wants her phone to have real keys so an iPhone is not among her choices.

I mulled about getting either a Verizon or an AT&T iPhone and I scoured the world wide web about the pros and cons of either in Chicago (since we will be moving there in the summer). The internet wasn't much help. Some would say Verizon is better while some would say they're very happy about AT&T. Some would swear by their Sprint phone while others would say T-Mobile is best. There are even those who said that the local cell phone providers work best. It seems like checking out network quality in the web is like looking for apartment reviews in the web: people's opinions are really bipolar and the only solution is to actually go there.

So, the wife said we'll just stick with AT&T and just “suffer” the consequences: if we need to go out just to make a call when we get to Chicago then so be it. She also said that since there are no major articles that I found regarding AT&T's network quality means people are no longer complaining much about it.

Who am I to question the wisdom of the wife?

So, I am now enjoying my new iPhone 4. The battery lasts for a whole day but an overnight re-charge is required otherwise the phone will die on me the next day. I still have to really try the 3G download and upload speeds and I still have to stretch the camera limits. But, all-in-all, I'm very happy with it.

Should I have waited for the iPhone 5? I don't think I'm looking forward to more megapixels, faster processor, or what not. For the moment. And come on, 3G is still spotty in most places so I don't think 4G is a compelling reason to wait for the iPhone 5.

And also, I think I've waited long enough for my own iPhone since the very first version...

My heartfelt thanks go to the wife for giving me the iPhone 4. :)

All shots made with the Canon 7D fitted with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Want the best sling bag for your DSLR? Check out my review of the Lowepro Slingshot 202 here.


  1. Reina should have gotten the iPhone 4 too, then we'll swap when I get there, haha :)



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