when choice isnt always a good thing …

pat and I are at that time again in the two-year mobile ‘phone cycle when we need to make a choice on handset replacement – indeed we need to make a choice about whether to replace them at all, after all our current ‘phones work fine, have never let us down and not replacing them would save us money – but we have already passed that decision – I suppose because we are consumers and we like our gadgets.  A quick look on Wikipedia points to the following on ‘choice’

Choice consists of the mental process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. While a choice can be made between imagined options (“what would I do if …?”), often a choice is made between real options and followed by the corresponding action. ct what a person thinks or their core beliefs) include choosing a lifestyle, religious affiliation, or political position.

Most people regard having choices as a good thing, though a severely limited or artificially restricted choice can lead to discomfort with choosing and possibly, an unsatisfactory outcome. In contrast, a choice with excessively numerous options may lead to confusion, regret of the alternatives not taken, and indifference in an unstructured existence;[1] and the illusion that choosing an object or a course leads necessarily to control of that object or course can cause psychological problems.

knowing that doesn’t make much difference really, and we are struggling to make our decision on what handset to go with, we wont be going for the Apple iphone – as much as we like our ipads, imac and Apple TV gadget the iphones just don’t seem (to us) to be up there with the leading android handsets and I’m not at all taken by the windows phones.

So we’re probably down to a shortlist of Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC1, Sony xperia Z and Sony xperia Z1 – and although I’ve read what seem like a 1001 reviews none of which are really conclusive, it all really comes down to personal preference and personal choice – bit like me choosing to share this sunday morning ramble with you, I chose too but I don’t really know why.

Have a good day