An Early Christmas Present

This week I bought myself an early Christmas present.

When we go away I use my 'phone camera to take photographs but I realised during our recent Tasmania trip that the quality is not that good. Our friend had a bigger and more recent model of 'phone with a better camera and the difference in photograph quality was very noticeable.

I took a look around our local suppliers for his model but it was just a little out of my price range, especially as I would seldom use it for making calls (due to my deafness).  However, I eventually settled for the next model down. Slightly smaller screen but an improvement on the camera I have been using.

I was pleased to find out that it also comes with earphones so I am attempting to use these if I need to make a call, in case they help me hear better.  It was only when I mentioned this to P he told me that my previous 'phone (one of his hand-me-downs) also came with earphones but he had never bothered to take them out of the box. Doh!  If I had known that I may have used my old 'phone for calls as well as just WiFi and photographs.

Anyway, I have made one attempt to call our home landline using the earphones but the volume was not quite high enough. I shall persevere and in the meantime stick to a Pay As You Go SIM and keep calls to a minimum.  The camera, however, does seem to take better photos so I shall experiment with it on our next trip when we go away for Christmas.

I have just ordered my birthday present (my birthday is just after Christmas). A cheap and cheerful mobile 'phone case from China via Amazon.

Happy Birthday to me!!!






8 comments:

  1. You are going away at Christmas too! When did you win The National Lottery?

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    1. I am just spending my pension now while I can still get around. I have lost too many good friends early to worry about saving it all for my old(er) age.

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  2. Turkey and Tinsel weekend? Wish I could go somewhere warm for Christmas or even hibernate. There's nothing to do except scoff and drink and watch the television.

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    1. As we have no children, Christmas always seems a little flat with just the two of us. We try to get away if we can and spend it either somewhere warm or else very snowy and festive.

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  3. I'm always in favor of buying presents for ourselves, we know best what we deserve.

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    1. If I don't buy it myself I won't get anything.

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  4. That sounds like a plan...is the new phone camera better? I read somewhere that some phones have better cameras than the cameras! My phone camera which is pretty hi tech has stopped taking good photographs and I don't know why. It's very frustrating.
    xx

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    1. Well, it most likely isn't better than a *real* camera, but it seems to be better than my old 'phone camera anyway!

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