Every year I test the most powerful mobiles of each generation, but if I had to choose one for myself, the one that I would buy to use as my personal mobile, I think I would not know which one to buy. And that is a problem.
If I’m honest, these last few years I’ve gained confidence in myself and I’m super sure of many things. Nevertheless, there is something that I have no idea about: what mobile to buy to use as my mobile on a day-to-day basis.
The luck I have is that I don’t need a personal cell phone because I change every week, so even if I love the one I bought, I wasn’t going to use it. However, if tomorrow I go to another place, stop analyzing mobiles or win the lottery and buy a desert island where I would stop working, I had no idea which mobile to buy.
And that is a problem, since I know very well what to recommend according to your needs and tastes, but… myself? No idea.
When a colleague or family member asks me “Alex, what am I getting”, my answer is always the same: how much do you want to spend. So, from there, from brand preferences on the part of that person and others, I take out two or three mobiles to recommend.
If they are mid-range, I already told you a few weeks ago that there are some very interesting ones from 2021 that are better than the mid-range ones from 2022, but if you want a premium range, I also know very well if you are going to like a Find X5 Pro better, an iPhone 13 Pro Max or a Galaxy S22 Ultra.
I do know that, if tomorrow I had to buy a mobile to put my SIM in and not take it out for a year (at least), it would be a TOP range. I have become accustomed – very badly accustomed – to the things offered by the terminals of that range, but beyond that… which one would I buy?
Let’s see, I’m not hiding: I love Apple. I like it for several reasons, but what I like the most is the ecosystem. I am a Mac user both at work and in my day to day and yes, I have a gaming PC with Windows, but it is for gaming and little else.
So, my mobile would have to use iOS to integrate with the iPad and the Mac. Also, I really like the color consistency in its cameras and the day-to-day experience, but I hate the notch, I don’t like not being able to install APKs and the customization of Android freaks me out .
I also like the design of an iPhone, but since I tried the Xiaomi 12 I fell in love with its screen/size ratio and, furthermore, the design seems spectacular, so… Would you go for a Xiaomi? It is true that the camera is TOP and that it works great, but the battery is nothing to write home about and MIUI…
Samsung with the S22 Ultra and Oppo with the Find X5 also make eyes at mebut let’s go back to what we were before: very good design, very good cameras, a spectacular zoom in the case of Samsung… but I don’t have iOS, which for me is essential.
And of course, if I have to spend 1,200 euros it is to be 100% satisfied with my purchase, TRUE? Well, the luck I have is that I don’t have to make that investment because I know that whatever I buy, I’m not going to be happy. And… is iOS enough for me to buy an iPhone? At the end of the day, although it is super important to me, I think it would not be the most important reason.
When I think about this and they ask me what mobile I would buy, in the end I end up thinking about that ignorance gives happiness.
If I hadn’t tried anything else, I would surely go for the top-of-the-range iPhone or a top-of-the-range Android and I’d be so happy, but every time a mobile of this class falls into my hands, the range of possibilities increases and complicates more The equation.
And yes, it may shock you that I tell you this when I am so sure when it comes to recommending one or two very specific models in any range, but as they say, “at the blacksmith’s house… wooden spoon”.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism