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An Android User's Open Letter to the iPhone
Dear Black Sprint iPhone 5 16GB,
Thank you for the past couple of weeks you and I have been able to spend together. It's been a time of great growth for the both of us. I know that you have taught me many things about how a phone should work. Hopefully I was able to show you new and exciting things as well. Though I'm afraid our time is drawing to an end, I do say I understand you better, and I have grown to appreciate some misunderstandings I had.
First and foremost, you are a great phone, and I mean that. I've used a lot of different phones throughout the years, and I must say, you make calls and send text messages better than any phone I have had, and your build quality is exceptional. It seems silly, but you have given me a confidence in my communication that no other phone has done yet. I'm not sure how you are able to send messages and make calls so much better than anyone else because it seems so fundamental to the smartphone world, but you nailed it. Thank you.
Also, Siri, thank you for the wonderful conversations and all the helpful information. It is great to have a voice assistant as deeply integrated as you. As an Android user, I appreciate your sense of humor most, but your entire personality is what really sets you apart from the crowd
Your battery - well, we both know you have incredible stamina, even when we're going at it hard. Thank you for holding your charge through pictures and data and phone calls and texts day in and day out. I rarely felt the need to top your charge off, and when I did, I was blown away at how quickly you were back up and raring to go. It taught me what real endurance is, and I think it may be what I will miss most about you.
But alas, it feels like we are growing in different directions. You have become very safe - you do what you do, and you do it damn well. I, on the other hand, like to live on the bleeding edge. I consume media at what only years ago would have seemed like an alarming rate. It's difficult keeping up with such a tiny screen, and unless I am instagramming, your pictures seem less than accurate.
I also have a hard time with your keyboard. For a two thumbed keyboard, yours is excellent, but unfortunately, two thumbed keyboards are going the way of the Zune. Swype and keyboards like it allow me to do more with less. It's efficient and I really like it. I know now that it is a very important thing in my life, and you can't offer it to me. I'm sorry.
I guess as it stands now, I see you as more of a feature phone. You make phone calls and send messages like a boss, but I really don't want to do anything else because squinting at your screen is giving me wrinkles and typing on your keyboard takes both hands off the steering wheel (okay kids, that joke wasn't funny - don't text and drive). I am more mature now in my needs for a smartphone, and you haven't kept up with me. And really, you are great, this is just a thing I am going through. Perhaps you'll grow too and we can get back together, but right now, we just weren't meant to be. I'm going back to my HTC One.
Thank you for everything, and I know you'll make someone on Craigslist a very happy Sprint customer.