Beat-up cellphones with cracked screens are point of pride for some young people - Washington Post
Rohit Khare stashed this in potpourri
Stashed in: Young Americans
Brittany Lofton spots them all the time: teens and college students clutching their beat-up cellphones, with screens so cracked that spider-web-like patterns creep across the glass.
Sure, the screenâ€™s razory shards make reading a text and posting Instagram photos super blurry, not to mention slightly painful.
But thatâ€™s part of the appeal.â€¦
Haha, you're just trying to justify not replacing your cracked screen phone by associating with the cool kids!
i have a cracked screen 3GS because a friend gave it to me, thus I am now in "smartphone" world with all the other "connected" people of "21st century."
1st world discards therefore represent a digital class divide. "One man's trash >> "
I get a lot of pity awwws from people, sometimes it works in my favor.
Shouldn't there be a straightforward way to replace a cracked screen without having to replace the whole device???
There are... 1) either source the digitizer/lcd from ebay + DIY; or 2) Often repairmen offer a simple $40 repair. Â For example, there's a little old Jewish man that does this in a workshop cottage down in Beverly Hills... $40, 10 minutes right in front of you.Â
So the people who keep a cracked screen must really want a cracked screen.
You're being too binary. Â For me, the UI/touch experience hasn't suffered a functional loss, so it's not worth the money/effort to fix it, and the 3GS camera sucks balls. Â I would rather upgrade to 4+, N8, S3+. Â I'm a unique case of mobile device user though.
I just find the 3GS to be painfully slow in today's world, so screen or no screen, I'd be upgrading too.
those replies were on my birthday! Â slow for what? Â processing of tasks? Â it probably does suffer specs-wise, in terms of RAM, but generally how intensive are power tasks? Â What is the most intensive processing/computing that an iPhone will do? Â Isn't it more of an access device, and not a computing device? Â