My Google Pixel phone is barely trudging along, and with the release of the new long awaited iPad Pro’s, I don’t have enough saved up to spend lavishly on a new flagship phone, too. I was fretting about my options, since I take photos of all my sketches with my phone because of its great camera. Otherwise, I really have no use for a fancy phone. Then it hit me.
For just a few thousand rupees I now no longer have to go through the trouble of photographing paper sketches anymore; the scanner I got does its job with high accuracy and super high resolution. It looks like an old PC from 2005 but it’s much lighter and required no power cable at all- just a USB plugged into the laptop. I can’t believe I never thought of this sooner; it’s such a simple solution and it means I can buy a cheap smartphone without ever having to worry about the camera not being good enough.
Sure I won’t get the beautiful outdoor shots I get with my Pixel but most midrange phones are good enough. Come to think of it, an entry level DSLR costs about Rs. 30,000- less than half the price of some flagship phones today. Technically I could’ve gotten my Epson v39 scanner, a Canon DSLR camera and a One Plus smartphone all for less than the cost of the new ‘budget’ iPhone XR…
In any case- I’m pretty happy with my new scanner. It’s simple and quick and completely hassle free.