The Big Flip

Maybe it’s the New Moon, maybe it’s just me getting older – whatever the reason – I decided that my b-day this year will bring not only a change in my age, but one in my habits.

The ‘Big Flip’ (how I like to call it) involved not only a training of my instinctive reflexes, but also a reset of one of my firm beliefs.

Considering I spend somewhere between 3 to 5 hours using my phone daily (or maybe just unlocking it without any purpose – I know, it’s called addiction), I would say my reflexes are pretty strongly tied to my most familiar operating system.

For years in a row, I was waiting for September to watch the launching of Apple’s latest iPhone model. And every year, without any doubt, ‘IT’ would end up on my wishlist.

Fast forwarding to today, my interest for the new iPhone dropped so low that I started wanting something completely new. So here I am checking for alternatives.

After watching million reviews (more or less), I got the feeling that Apple is cheating me. This new generation of Huawei phones are doing a fantastic job on both camera and processor level. For half price!

Furthermore, although I never thought I can use another operating system, I have to say that Android is nowadays offering some even better features that iOS. There are still some improvements that I hope for, but the adaptation is more that manageable.

I will not get into technical details, there are tons of reviews out there and that’s not the purpose of this post.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you to get a Huawei (this is not an affiliate account, so let it be clear I am not paid for this post). What I am trying to say is that we should always keep out mind and heart open.

Although we think of ending or quitting as something unbearable, the truth is:

– there is ALWAYS another option

– change is part of PROGRESS

We shouldn’t be afraid to consider and embrace change constantly. Trust me, sometimes it beats any expectation!

I invite you to check the photo capabilities of the 2 brands in the below comparison (both flagship phones).

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