What's in your pocket, Evan Selleck?

Evan Selleck
Contributing Editor from Arizona
Published: May 10, 2013

As you probably saw, a couple of weeks ago I reviewed HTC's One. I did that with my own personal device, and I loved it. But then, this one time, I managed to make it force close something, and so I got rid of it. Because I overreact with devices, and I switch a lot. And by a lot, I mean a lot. A lot, a lot, even. That's why I couldn't help but laugh that our own Editor-in-Chief Aaron Baker asked me to write a piece on what phone, or phones, I'm currently carrying in my pocket.

If it had simply been one day earlier, I would have been able to show the iPhone 5 next to the One, in some weird pose or something. Maybe holding them like cards, as if I'm rolling around in *all the phones*. Instead, you get to see me holding an iPhone 5. Why am I using an iPhone 5 and not, say, a Galaxy S 4? Well, that's pretty easy:

I don't like TouchWiz on the Galaxy S 4, because I don't like TouchWiz on the Galaxy S III. I've played with the S 4 pretty extensively now, and I just can't get into it. Oh, right, I need to tell you why I carry the iPhone 5, not why I'm not carrying something else. It's because the iPhone 5 is my fallback phone. It's the device that I know I'll use every day because of certain applications. It's the device I know that just works, without any extra effort, and without force closures.

It's my "safe phone." You know, like some people have safe words in some specific situations, the iPhone 5 is the phone I fall back on when I don't feel like switching to another device. I was blown away by the device's hardware when I first picked it up, but now I don't really pay it much attention. It's just my iPhone these days. It works, when I need it to work, and it has all the apps that I want. No sacrifice necessary.

So that's why I'm carrying the iPhone 5 right now. Yes, this could change the day after this article gets published. It may have already changed! But, as of the time of this writing --and that ridiculous photo of myself up there-- it's the iPhone 5 for me.

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