Spouse complaining about the cost of your new phone? Show her this graph

Spouse complaining about the cost of your new phone? Show her this graph
Is someone complaining about the price you paid for your new Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), or Apple iPhone 5s? According to a graph produced by a U.K. office supply firm, if you took a look at all of the functions on your handset, and figured out how much it would cost to buy a stand alone device for each one, it would come out to a price of 650 BP or $1113 USD.

Taking a look at the graph, all of the individual devices together would weigh 7436 grams. That is quite a load to carry around. In fact, it even makes the HTC One (M8)'s 160 gram weight seem rather light.

So if your spouse or parents are complaining about the money you've just spent for a new phone, be sure to whip out this article. In the slideshow below, we have cut the graph up into nice bite-sized pieces so you can easily prove that you've actually saved a tidy wad of cash by buying your new handset.


source: Viking-Direct, TGDaily via MobileBurn

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25 Comments

1. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I like the effort, but not exactly accurate. That's like when she comes home and says "I saved a bunch of money". Yeah.........If saving means spending. Maybe you did get a good deal, but you still spent an awful lot of money to do so. We have a mutual understanding in this regard. I buy a new phone every 6 mo to a year without me saying anything, and she gets to spend her 100+ a month on make-up and crap without me saying anything. Works perfect for me.

7. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Sometimes its not about the money. Sometimes, its about how nice a thing you bought for yourself, even if it was free on contract. Case in point - you buy yourself a new smartphone, which is free with two-year contract, and your wife hates you for it because she thinks that you don't need a smartphone, period. Doesn't matter that it was free on contract... your name is still 'mud'.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If she felt that way, I would think it's time to find a different fish in the sea. I'm sure some do, and obviously there is no way to know for sure if she doesn't think that way. But, I feel like she should let me do my thing, and I let her do hers. I still buy her nice things, as she does me.

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I made it clear that I'm a tech guy before we got married. But I just upgrade my wife's phone at the same rate I upgrade my phone(yearly). She's a BIG FAN of the Note series. It's hilarious when she puts down guys that she sees around with iPhones. She's more blatantly rude than I am. She'll just gut a guy for having a girls phone right in front of a room of people. Some guys just sit there with jaws dropped with how she talks s***. She's a keeper!

23. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Its alright, guys. I'm just saying it does happen that way sometimes. The tech-hate thing was the least of our problems, and either way, I'm not married anymore. I've now been divorced for longer than I was ever married, so I'm a free human being again. Poor as dirt, but free.

2. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Yeah....umm...no. You won't convince a spouse or parent to go along with this.

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Mobile phones are the modern Swiss army knife.

4. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

My wife spent more on her new samsung note 3 so she couldn't say a thing when I got my iphone.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that your wife made not bad decision. :) Also I think that you live in the U.S. since in U.S. iPhones usually are cheaper than other flagships while in other countries situation is oposite, iPhones are more expensive than other flagships (in most cases).

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Pretty sad that your wife has a manlier phone than you.....

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

He married a geek! :D

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And that's why they are named SMARTPHONES! :)

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I usually tell my wife that I did a straight trade or I sold the phone for a profit. Because I'm on Verizon I pay the same monthly anyway so essentially I might make money on the deal. The negative is that I'm locked into a contract but my wife rarely upgrades. So I usually get a new phone every year. But this time might be different because my Note 3 is such a beast. I don't really see the need for higher res or more cpu power this year.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Myself, I just quit smoking. Was close to two packs a day at $10 each.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Congratulations! :)

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I quitted 3 months ago, and using Electronic cigarette by Kangertech Evod.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Bad! :(

25. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I am a bit concerned that some people are still ruining their health deliberayely for nothing! Glad I haven't smoked throughout my entire life.

15. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

I quit and created Ikenvape lol

21. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Keep going strong my friend! Been off cigs for about a year now and it feels amazing!

14. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah she's still pissed.

16. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Arte-8800 bro, which part of the world are you from? You mentioned about your Samsung phone with an exynos CPU in an earlier thread. Are you by any chance from India? Well I am from Bangalore, India

17. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Arte-8800 bro, which part of the world are you from? You mentioned about your Samsung phone with an exynos CPU in an earlier thread. Are you by any chance from India? Well I am from Bangalore, India

20. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

I'd tell my spouse tough s**t

24. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Maybe they should add the PC for gaming and office purposes, TV for online streaming, all those musical instruments to play those musical apps and animal plush for sleeping buddy... Oh well.

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