This doesn't really address my question, though the information might be helpful. I asked if I should continue having a smartphone during LS, or if it has been a distraction for any one?
If a smartphone is a serious distraction then you have bigger issues of self-control.
Also, you have a laptop connected 24/7 to the internet in law school and that's going to be a far larger distraction than any smartphone.
Yeah--I never claimed to have good self-control to avoid distractions
I guess I meant the laptop and smartphone distractions compounding? IDK. I usually have my wireless card off on my laptop in order to save battery, but those phone apps and 3G are always lurking...
As far as which non-smartphone goes, I know they only talk and text--that's the point. I meant is there a brand that is particularly more robust than another, if it were to get dropped, or stepped on, or squished by a con law book, for instance? (Not that I am particularly clumsy, but a dumb phone shouldn't need to be upgraded in two years like a smartphone does, so I'd be having this thing long-term.) Or if someone had a bad experience with a certain model that always glitched out, or the screen always died, or there were known microphone problems.
And "distraction" might not be the whole thing. I guess I amend my question to be: "Is having a smartphone in law school more useful for your actual studies or for social, entertainment, or inquisitive purposes? If it's good for both, do the social uses or studious uses come up more often?" I can deal with the lack of a smartphone for the entertainment aspects alone (I think), but if you have a story about how the DroidLaw app really saved your ass this one time during whatever, then that's something I would want to consider.