New phone & filters

I just renewed my two-year mobile phone contract a little early (was due at the beginning of the new year but the offer already came in now, so I went with it) and with that comes a new phone. I didn’t really need a new phone for myself but as my father-in-law’s phone could use replacement, I decided to order a newer one after all so that my current one can go to him.

That also means a new cover (why don’t they ever make phones in standard sizes?) was needed. About time too as the old cover was fading and I had to keep it all together with staples (you can see the staples alongside John Proctor on the right edge in the following image).

New phone arrived yesterday and is installed, my new cover arrived today (with the same The Crucible painting by my mother that I’ve had for 6 or so years now and never grows old) and I’m happy as a clam that it looks so good…

The new phone also has some filters on the camera. I’ve never used filters before but decided to try them now for the first time…

I look weird, myself and yet not myself, although I’ve got to say I’m quite partial to the following autumn beard and sunglasses look. I was instantly reminded of this Richard Armitage selfie. See the similarities?

Shape of glasses and beard (without the leaves) are quite the same. I could be his bearded dwarf sister!
(Modified to add this video about dwarf women…)

Anyway, fun to have a new phone although I’m not sure I’ll ever use those filters again. Most of all I’m just happy it works pretty much exactly the same as the old one (I had a Samsung and stayed with it), that it still has Richard and Anna Madeley in The Crucible on the cover and that my Angry Birds 2 advanced score is still intact.

5 thoughts on “New phone & filters

    1. Thanks. The filters are part of the camera settings which means I can swipe to video or a wide landscape setting or to those filters.
      Here’s the thing, though: those filters are what make my skin look so youthful and they somehow enlarge the eyes, I think. So, it is me in those pictures but also somehow not quite me, which almost creeps me out a little. If someone sees those pics and then meets me in real life, they’re in for quite a shock. 😉

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      1. Oh I think your eyes are gorgeous and the filter skin just accentuates your eyes and hair too!
        I can see why Richard and so many celebs like filters but they do distort reality but for him in his profession looking youthful is helpful

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  1. I hear you on the filter issue. I don’t think I have ever used any fun face filters. A gimmick, maybe for the younger generation?
    And a nice familiar but new phone case. Amazing how, on the old one, Goody Proctor had all but rubbed off!

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    1. Yes, she is all but gone on that old phone case! I’ve ordered the new one somewhere else, hope it will be sturdier. 🙂

      I quite liked the Goth filter my daughter used on me a few weeks ago but yeah, other than to play around with once in a blue moon for a laugh, it’s not something I’d choose to share elsewhere.

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