In a time when smart phones have been the standard, this is my first smart phone at which I’ve had for a year. The smart phone is a truly amazing device. However, there are some drawbacks. Due to its amazing ability to use downloadable apps to customize your phone to assist you with getting directions, take better pictures, play games, and discover new restaurants, the battery life suffers in the process. The technology is still evolving, and the future is bright for these devices. The google nexus series is paving the way to make smartphones affordable with premium features to the public.