What your smartphone says about your personality
By Sophie Isbister, Life & Style Editor
Your smartphone is with you more than anyone else in your life. If you’re like me, you wake up to its alarm, check your notifications immediately, and then spend the rest of the day splitting your time between the real world outside and the virtual world contained in your shiny, glass-screened best friend. If you don’t have a smartphone, maybe stop reading this article. If you love your smartphone as much as I do, then keep reading to find out what it says about your personality!
iPhone: If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, you are the classic student hipster. You’re also savvy—you like your things to be stylish and work well. You need all the latest apps and features, sign every text with an emoji, and you probably upgraded to iOS 7 and are regretting it because it slowed your phone down. If you have an iPhone 5, you probably work in media or have rich parents. How nice for you. Oh, and whatever iPhone you have, you probably take a lot of selfies.
Samsung Galaxy S3 or Nexus 4: You’re a little bit different than everyone else, and you’re not afraid to tell people. Over and over. About how amazing your phone is. And you’re never going back to iPhone. Yeah, I get it, Android is just so much better. You adopted the technology early. You’re the kind of person who has to modify your IKEA furniture so it’s unique. It’s fitting that you have a smartphone where you can change every component of its operating system—if you ever get around to it. Either way, you can rest easy at night, knowing that you’re a trendsetter.
Samsung S i9000/older model smartphones: You’re probably not really into your smartphone. I bet you play a lot of sports and have an active and fulfilling social life. Sometimes you use the Facebook app when you’re bored and find a Wi-Fi hotspot, and you don’t even notice how laggy and slow your phone is. God bless you.
Nexus 5: You’re very excited that the Nexus 5 came out and you’re probably waiting for it to ship right now. Your smartphone really is your best friend. You’d probably marry it if that was legal.
BlackBerry: You’re the designated driver—the reliable friend who’s always there to hold someone’s hair back while they puke up that sixth tequila sunrise. The kind of person who says, “I just don’t like touch screens!” You’re business minded; you like your phone to be straightforward and kind of clunky. You might also be my mom. If you have one of the new BlackBerry models, you just don’t give up, do you?