I currently use two smartphones on a daily basis: a TECNO Phantom A and a Nokia Lumia 920. I assure you that while they are both capable smartphones, I find them better suited to different uses. That does not mean that they are not capable of doing the same things. It is just that either one has an edge over the other in different ways, and combining them in daily use lets me enjoy the best of both worlds. Call it eating your cake and having it, if you will.
So, how do I use my devices?
TECNO Phantom A
The Phantom A is a 5-inch mobile and runs Android Jelly Bean. I have adopted it as my mobile computer and so do my email, Blog management, social networking and instant messaging on it. Android’s built-in sharing capabilities especially means that sharing and social are superb on this device. I also find the WordPress app for Android very comprehensive.
Nokia Lumia 920
The Lumia 920 is a 4.5-inch smartphone running Windows Phone 8 (and due for a software update to the next version of Windows Phone soon). It is a superb media and multimedia device. This is my camera, camcorder, media editor, audio player, and video player. This is where I take my phone calls and SMS too. I do some social networking on it too, especially when I have an image to share. Navigation via the HERE suite of apps is also top notch.
As mentioned earlier, I could carry either of these devices solely and get all my tasks done, but I would miss out on the outstanding strengths of the other. If you are a one-mobile person, making a decision of what mobile to use has to be based on what is most important to you. Once you have those things on board, you can make do with the weaknesses of that device. If you are however privileged to be able to carry two devices, be sure to make sure that they complement one another so that you can enjoy the best of both world.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.