this morning my Xperia X compact failed to work. I loved it because of its small form factor. However, with rhe prolongation of my 20 EUR per month flatrate-contract i got the Huawei P30 Lite for 29 EUR one-time-payment. It is an awesome device.
Huawei: 152,9 mm x 72,7 mm x 7,4 mm - 6,15" Display
Carbon: 153.5 mm x 74,0 mm x 6,3 mm - 6,00" Display
The Huawei has a triple camera with giant 48 MP. It is in every way technically the better device.
But, it is not a Carbon!
I had many cars in my life, including the TVR Griffth 430. Actually i drive a C63 AMG W204 station wagon. It was optimized up to 520 HP but has no AMG badges at all. I love the car and even if it has 135.000 km right now, i´ll drive it as long as it lasts. The sound is awesome and 520 HP are by far enough power, even if the new BMW and Audi have more than 600 HP. I could afford them, but they have turbos and - more important - i don´t like their design. I also don´t like the design of the W205 C63.
I had some Alfa Romeos. They were all very pretty, but technical garbage. But i love beautiful things and am willling to spend money for them. We all live only once and life ist to short to drive ugly and/or boring cars. Life is also to short to spend time with boring people. And it is especially to short to waste time with average women.
I never had an i(diotic)Phone. Smartphones are not a symbol of status for me. My cars were also never a status symbol, otherwise i would have driven Ferraris or Lambos.
Why should someone buy the Carbon 1 MK II, when he can get a better device for less than 200 EUR? And the answer is very simple. The Huawei is the device everybody has. The qualitiy of build is great, but It is simply average. There is nothing special with it. It is Chinese mass production. It works perfect, but would you ever buy a Chinese car? I would not even buy a Japanese car, even if the Nissan GTR is a technical monster. But it looks like …, i don´t know. I simply don´t like it.
It is like buying shoes or suits. Handmade things have their own charme. And i´m happy that i can afford the Carbon, even if nobody will ever ask me about it. It is no status symbol like these i(diotic)Phones. It is the perhaps rarest opportunity to get something truely precious. And since i don´t wear watches for more than 20 years now, it makes much more sense to me to own the Carbon 1 than f.e. an IWC für 15.000 EUR. Beside the fact, that the IWC in comparison to the Carbon 1 is a pretty useless status symbol.