Is it a wise choice to purchase touch screen phone without keypad?

India
April 19, 2010 3:24am CST
I am looking to purchase a touch screen cell phone in near future. I have seen several models. There is a category in which there is only touch screen with no button. All the function is touch sensitive. And the other category include cell phone with touch screen facility along with keypad. My friends are suggesting me to purchase the second one. Will it be a wise decision?
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@dipak06 (913)
• India
19 Apr 10
touch screen revolution blew these world with the new innovative style that is preety handy to use but due to the sophistical nature more of us use try to avoid these though it is provoking.i do think it is the so much care one need to provide to these touch screen but now a days nokia,samsung has launched new handsets containing these feature at a less price and promising to give a great experience of it even if it is used roughly......so it is now better to choice the touchies and have nice feeling to use it with out any hesitation.just go for it..
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• Philippines
19 Apr 10
For me, i would choose the second one with the keypad. Based on experience, my boyfriend's phone is only touch screen without the keypad. Now, he is having a hard time using it because the screen is not functioning well. And i believe the screen can easily be damaged compared to keypads.
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@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
19 Apr 10
well thats a good question, depends a lot of the brand. nokia cellphones and the iphone are really good and convenient. specially the iphone. the touchscreen is surprisingly easy to use. I love it! but i tried the blackberry that have a touchscreen and believe me is really bad. the best thing that you should do is to try it. I doubted like you at the beginning but after using the iphone i realized that is really cool.
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• Pune, India
19 Apr 10
Well,according to me, you should go for the touch screen one. I love those phones because of easier and fun accessibility. On the other hand, people don't like the touch phones because they say that due to its sensitivity, the phone may get a touch in your pocket also!! That all stuff is nonsense, go for touch screen phone.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
I think it depends on your preferences. If you're the type of person who sends messages (sms) a lot, then I think you'd find yourself having difficulty in adjusting. My boyfriend bought an iPhone and was really having difficulty in sending me messages, he says that while it's cool that the screen or touch-screen is amazing, he can't text as fast as he could with a regular phone. On the other hand, if you're a caller most of the time, I don't think you'll have problems with that. But if I were in your shoes, I don't think I'd have a problem at all because I'm not big on texting. I'm bigger on calling. Though there are times when texting is better (like information, phone numbers, details, etc.) but that isn't something I prioritize with my phone. Of course, there would be an issue on the cost of the phone plus the fact that in these times of financial difficulty - what if it gets stolen? Therefore, I'd settle with my 6120classic. It's sleek, and gives me the function I need without the fear that I could lose my life should someone attempt to steal it from me.
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@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
But it depends on you. For me, I dont want to purchase touch screen phone which are very popular right now because it is not practical for me to buy one. That is so expensive and there are lots of phone who are also good but not too expensive. This is only a suggestion because I am not rich and my salary is just enough for me and my baby and i couldnt afford to purchase such phone.
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Personally I don't find it convenient to use touch phone. This is because I am not used to it. Whenever I'm using my son's touch phone, I'd end up just putting it down without accomplishing anything. Indeed, it will take time for me to be used to this kind of phone. But with you I think this will all depend if you could easily adapt to the feature. Each person has different levels of adaptability so you might as well assess yours first.
@greyz7 (861)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
hi there, i know that touch screen phones are IN nowadays. having them makes you a part of the trend..but for me, i am not even thinking of buying one because i cannot text without looking at the phone and i just love the conventional type with keypads.
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Apr 10
Keypad can break easily especially if you ar text all of the time, or use the phone all the time. Touch screen eleminates this problem and gives you more fucitionallitye the type to without fear of losing precious hardwire buttons that make the phone useless if they were to stick a complete touch screen, that's what I've got. or break. Go for
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
If you are a texter I recommend a touchscreen phone but with keypad because it's so hard to text in a screen, I experienced that when I used my iphone it takes a minute to me when replying a message and I can text using a single hand.
@rosekiss (30151)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Apr 10
It really does depend on you and what you really prefer. I, myself have a Samsung Omnia 11, which is a Windows Mobile touchscreen phone. I really like it, even though it can be frstrating to use at times, but I still do like it, and I am glad that I bought it. It has lots of applications, and I can even post discussions with it, and I like it for thatq reason as well. I have had keypad phones, but I like the one I have. It does have at least 2 keyboards that I can choose from, and I usually use the swype keyboard when I can use my finger or teh stylus to form words by going from letter to letter before lifting the finer or stylus off the keyboard. I use it for posting but not texting as I don't text like I used to. Take care, and happy mylotting.