Originally Posted by Dctr
Because most smartphones are poorly built I was simply offering him some advice and they may be packed with helpful features but really most people shouldn't need them I mean who cares if you have lots of games and music on your phone when you have to pay such a massive price for it? And what is he meant to do after he gets his work document? He can't exactly open it. Phones don't have Microsoft Word or Excel or anything like that. I was just giving him some advice I don't think its worth all that for the price you pay for all that you could just get a cheap well built long lasting phone that does the job and a laptop to do whatever else you want. You don't need to be rude and arrogant to me I don't want to engage in some pathetic internet argument I'm simply offering my opinion if you have a problem with that that's your problem not mine.
I don't know what smartphone you were using, but my Galaxy Nexus seems to be built pretty well. It's survived quite a few spills, with just a chip.
I use my phone for a lot more than games and music. I have neither on mine. What I do have is teamviewer, which lets me use my home computers from anywhere. I also have Torque, which, when paired to an OBDII bluetooth device lets me see every metric of my car's operation. Then I have google authenticator, so I can have my two-factor authentication on sites that support it, the number of which is growing. In addition to all those, I have numerous flight-related applications, which have saved me countless hours in planning and research.
So no, smartphones, if you know how to use them properly, can have a very major role in how one goes about their life. Just because you don't know how to use one properly, doesn't mean they don't possess useable features to other people. He's asking about smartphones, he probably has a use for one.
Also, I'd get the SGS3. My dad has one, it's really nice.