I change phones like most people change underwear. I've stuck with the Essential PH-1 longer than usual - 2 years.
But the good ride had to come to an end. Essential announced it was shutting down February 12, 2020.
I started considering what was going to be my next phone.
I've liked the face unlock of the Lenovo Tab M8. I started watching for iPhone Xs on Gazelle. After Valentine's Day, Gazelle had a 20% off sale on iPhone Xs and I went for it.
But even when I had it in hand, I was still reticent to switch. Then on one of my morning walks, I dropped the Essential and cracked the screen around the edge in 2 places.
I tried to convince myself that it wasn't too bad. I took my thumb and rubbed the cracked screen.
That's when I got the message from Steve.
So I moved my SIM to the iPhone X.