Though inevitable, it was unexpected for time being. I knew a day would come when my dear Nexus would give up to finally rest in peace. It was shocking because it showed no signs beforehand suddenly going blank and never coming back to life again. I was traumatized.

Buying a new device was the only choice I had. Desperate times, desparate measures. This was probably the first time in my life when I was not happy buying a new gadget. Oh Nexus, what a beauty you were! It’s not that it was the best phone out there, but the experience it gave was definitely the best. Perfect dimensions, aesthetically placed fingerprint scanner and the matte finish back felt so good in hand. And its camera, oh my god, is something I’m definitely going to miss, if not anything else. The combo of camera hardware and the Google camera app gave such amazing shots even compared to 2018 phones.

All my attempts to fix the device are in vain and I’ve now concluded that there’s no way out. I know embracing materialistic things is not beneficial, but somehow I’ll need some time to overcome my attachment with the phone. As they say in love, time heels everything. It died doing what it did the best – excelling, it died a hero. The only way to describe it would be – “you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villian”

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