iPhone 6 Bought Off Ebay Review
I have an iPhone 6 that I purchased off of Ebay 4 years ago. I primarily use my phone as a communication tool. I am able to keep in touch with people that I have met from all over the world. I can maintain friendships with people who live nearby, but I don’t get to see all the time. I am able to stay connected to my family and with the Find My Friends app, and they are always able to locate me, just in case. I am able to text my coaches, allowing me to ask them clarifiying questions to make myself a better leader in the pool and maintain a better understanding of the game on the field. I use my phone to stay on top of schoolwork. I take a rigorous course load at school, therefore need to be on top of all my homework as well as upcoming assessments. I can finish papers on google docs, email teachers, and access our schools “wiki” where I can locate assignments. Furthermore, I use my phone to stay healthy. I have an app to connect to my Fitbit, so I can track my steps, the calories I have burned and workouts I have done all on my phone. I can also look up and have access to completely different workouts and exercises all by typing a few words. I use the email app to find new opportunities and am able to email colleges, volunteer organizations, and potential jobs. I can also check in on people using email, such as my grandma, or my boss whenever I need to straighten out my schedule. I also use my phone to capture memories. I take pictures and videos of various excursions or meaningful moments I want to remember. Being able to keep them in the photos app allows me to go back and reminisce on that time whenever I so choose. I can use my phone to strengthen relationships, establish connections, gain advice and so much more.
I love all the different apps I can download. I can gather different music apps that push me harder in my workouts, allow me to relax, or are just there when I need a good beat to listen to. I enjoy all my social media apps. I can follow my friends’ adventures as well as post my own. It allows me to keep in touch with anyone I might meet as well as lets me know about local events going on in my community from protests to outdoor movies. Furthermore, it can keep me organized. I can create to do lists in the notes app, manage my activities in the calendar, and can send out necessary information in just a few seconds. My phone’s alarm wakes me up in the morning and can set timers and stopwatches. I can keep up to date with birthdays using the calendar and home addresses using contacts. I can also download apps to help me study. For example, I can download a DMV permit test app which lets me study on the go, or whenever I have a spare moment I can easily start studying. I have also gotten quizlet, a flashcard app, where I can create flashcards and the app will help me memorize them. Of course, the internet app is life changing. It is still mind blowing to me how much I have access too. I use that app for everything. I find nearby restaurants to eat at, celebrities to learn about, games to watch, movies to stream. I really do feel that I have the world at my fingertips. On that note, I am also able to gain further insight on current events. I can see and feel more heartbreak for the travesties happening around the world because the information is so easily accessible. I can see gripping photographs of children whose countries are plagued with war and famine. As depressing as those images are, they do have the ability to gain quite a lot of coverage because of how connected the world is through internet. After reading the daily headlines on the news app, I can choose whether or not to delve further into them. If I decide to learn more about a
specific subject then I have unlimited access to more articles that can provide a lot more background. I don’t have the ability to learn as much as I want from a newspaper.
Although I love all that my phone can do for me, and I do believe it has made my life easier because everything is so much more accessible, it has made me much more self-conscious. I compare myself to how skinny my friends look in their instagram posts, or the parties i’m not invited to on snapchat. Seeing fitness and eating accounts on instagram and people who seem to only eat low calorie meals and never junk food always sends waves of guilt through my body. It can lead me to getting too obsessed with how many calories I burn and how many steps I run/walk a day. All of those issues resonate within my phone but also with the apps I choose to get. No one forces me to have social media accounts, or a fitbit app. I also think that the issue of confidence and love of your body is rooted in society’s problems as well.
However, I do love what my phone has been able to do for me. I love that my parents are “a phone call away” and I can hold onto friendships and relationships with family members that live far away. I love that my phone can motivate me with the music and workouts it can provide. I love that it can lead me to new places and help me get there in the fastest way possible. I enjoy how accessible it is to find out about new places and new activities.The app store and your phone are full of ways to make your life simpler, easier and better.