Why I Stopped Buying the Latest Smartphones as a Tech Enthusiast

You Should Enjoy Tech!

Dom Kwolczak
5 min readSep 2


Photo by Thai Nguyen on Unsplash

We live in a world where smartphones are used for practically everything!

We use them to access social media, take pictures, browse the internet, pay for things, mobile banking, and the list goes on!

I think it’s fair to say that they’ve changed the world! I mean when I was growing up, we didn’t have smartphones, we used a separate camera to take pictures, shared a family computer and listened to music on portable CD Players and later MP3 Players and iPods.

Today, all of that can be done from a single handheld device, a smartphone.

Smartphones are continually getting better and more powerful. I mean around 10 years ago, I could never have imagined smartphones being as powerful or in some cases even more powerful than computers!

As smartphones continue to evolve, so does the race to own the latest and greatest device on the market.

But, here’s the thing…

For most people, a smartphone is just a tool they use, and the majority of people aren’t concerned about owning the latest and greatest smartphones. They just want something that works.

The majority of people will only replace their smartphone if their current one breaks or becomes unbearingly slow.

The same can be said about tech enthusiasts, I mean for many, staying at the forefront of mobile innovation was once a matter of pride and a way to experience cutting-edge features and performance.

But things have changed!

I mean I’m sorry but smartphones have seriously gotten boring!

Back in the day

When I was growing up, I remember mobile phones being exciting, they all had different shapes and different features, and they were all designed to do a specific job.

You had phones such as the Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones which were designed to be camera phones. Or the Sony Ericsson Walkman music phone which was a pretty cool phone.

Phones had different styles, you had flip phones, sliders, and Qwerty phones, The list just goes on…



Dom Kwolczak

Tech Enthusiast writing about Tech and Productivity. https://beacons.ai/techwithdom