Google Pixel 1 Review
Phones are in the pocket of almost all adults and even most teens of this day and age. To many it is a means of entertainment or communication. More often than not, it is both. To me, it is my connection to the rest of the world, a study tool, my camera, and much more.
My phone is a Google Pixel 1. More often than not, I use it at school. So many assignments now are online with the creation of google classroom. I use my phone regularly to complete these assignments. I find my phone invaluable in the classroom setting. I normally have my computer as well, but I more often use my phone because it is easier to take out. To boot, it looks quite odd to take out a large laptop in the middle of class.
One of the best thinks about my phone is the camera. I have had an amazing time taking pictures of various things in nature. It’s lens is amazing, and I can zoom in easily without losing any integrity or focus. Some of my best work has come out of this phone, and many of these have been close up shots of flowers, books, and water. I would put an image, but I don’t think that’s what the scholarship is asking for. Some of the apps I have downloaded onto the phone have made my pictures even better. There are only a few pictures of people that are really good that I have taken, mostly because I am not well versed in taking pictures of people. Those few are really only good because the camera works so well.
The images I have been able to create with my phone is all thanks to it being a google device. The phone automatically has google photos downloaded onto it, which allows me to take as many pictures as I want without worrying about hurting the storage. Although, I don’t really have to worry about storage considering it have thirty-two gigabytes of storage. I have room for most of my pictures and much more. With so much storage, I am able to put games, social media, my Bible, and my music, and I have barely made a dent in the total amount. Even though I have a lot of space, I still do my best to use the space well. I do not want to fill it up with junk when I could only keep what I need and have extra for fun if I want it.
Having a phone like this has really helped me connect to others. I live far from my family, and having a good smartphone allows me to speak with them and others in places I cannot personally reach. It allows me to plan events and talk with people nearby within seconds. I don’t think I could do it as effectively as I would with just my computer. My computer takes long to open, and longer to load, and is much heavier to carry it around, yet for some reason I still carry both in my backpack. I suppose it never hurts to be prepared right.
Connection between phone and computer is really useful. My computer is connected to my phone in many ways. I can access my phone’s history from my computer so that things opened at school on my phone, I can reopen them at home to continue work that I didn’t finish. I find it so helpful to have them connected at all times. I’m writing a novel with a friend of mine, and it’s taken a while. Ever since my phone has been connected with my computer, I can check the document to check of errors and mistakes. Then when I get home I can make larger changes and write new chapters. I find my phone invaluable for saving me time. The only thing I do not like about it is that writing is not as easy for me on a phone. I type much slower than I type on my computer.
Being a smartphone, it can connect to cellular data from the companies available to me, but there is no signal at my house. Thank heaven I have internet at the house no? When I am not in the house, my parents bought me and my sister a plan that gives us unlimited data when there is a cell signal. I find this connectivity so useful. Now everything I do at home can accessed on the go. I can speak to all my friends, my family, and even check emails on the go. I check most of my emails while in the car. It’s so easy to check and answer emails while on the road instead of taking time out to do them while I am trying to work on other things, and my phone makes it even easier than others because it already has Gmail installed and will ask to have your email so it can connect to your Google Drive. Basically, no matter what I change my email to, all I need to do is put it in and I will have access to everything I had done with said email before.
On the other hand though, a phone can be quite a negative thing too. It’s extremely easy to become distracted by social media, and regular media instead of working. I have spent many hours wasted on watching shows and videos. I’ve become distracted numerous times while trying to write an essay or do homework, and instead I see that my phone has buzzed and so I check it. I don’t like that it distracts me, and I do my best to not be distracted by it, but the ability to be glued to a device for long periods of time and not really do anything productive is I think one of the biggest results of what the smartphone has brought us. It’s in our hands and the screen is harder to see from an outside perspective. A person scrolling on their phone looks much more normal than a someone who is on their computer doing the same thing. “Why is he wasting time on his computer?” we say. In reality, doing the same with our phones is not better, and I’m as guilty of that as anyone.
To conclude, my Google Pixel is amazing, without a doubt. It does so much for me with little effort. Everything in the world is at my fingertips. Kind of sounds like I’m an evil overlord. I guess not. Ruling the world is a challenge for another day.
Google Pixel 1 Review