I ummed and aahed when the Black Friday sales offers appeared in my social media feeds.
Did I need a new phone? No. Would it be nice to have a new phone? Yes.
My Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has given excellent service for four and a half years without missing a beat but the option of a phone with more storage and superior cameras was tempting. How much longer would the Note 7 last?
Mr GeniAus didn't seem too perturbed about my investment in a new gadget so just prior to the offer for a Samsung S21 Ultra 5G 256GB closing on 29 November I placed an order. Realising that the one to two week delay quoted by the seller would probably be around Christmas I thought it would be a nice gift for myself.
Lo and behold a parcel containing my new toy was delivered on Wednesday this week, just two days after placing my order.
Using the Samsung app Smartswitch made the transfer of all my apps, documents and photos from my old phone a breeze.
I had an issue with a few older apps for which I couldn't remember my login details or which defunct email address I had used to register with them. I had a panic when my photos didn't appear to be in the Gallery on the new phone but, on investigation, found they were in an archived folder - phew!
The main difference I have noticed with the new phone is the quality of the images I snap - they are so clear, a bonus when recording family events.