When I first heard of this, I couldn’t almost believe that in this ‘woke’ era of humanity, a company would create such a ‘bland’ Android smartphone that eliminates all the excesses that make humans act like slaves of their mobile devices.
One of the things about the phone that probably made it a nominee of the ‘Digital Wellness’ Phone Award is that there is no App Store on it. This keeps you from downloading more apps to the pre-installed ones.
It’s a literal “what you see is what you get” device – a simple Android handset, a 5.5-inch Xiaomi Mi A1. with a customised operating system. The preinstalled apps are:
- A phone dialer
- A messaging app
- A camera
- A map
- Podcast Manager
- Music Player
- A tool to sync your contact and calendars
- Voice Recorder
The Boring Phone is succeeding in achieving its goals to keep you from distractions, excessive screen time and excessive time spent on social media channels.