“I have [had] a Samsung S5 for two years now and am looking to trade up to the S6 this year. The most important features from my mobile phone are receiving and sending emails, making and receiving international calls and being able to take quality pictures and videos.”
— Monte D.M. Mesa
General manager, Guam Premier Outlets
“Apple iPhone 6+ — got it when it first came out, so I would estimate since early 2015. The following are important: 1) The size of the screen, as it allows you [to] review emails, pictures and essentially anything at a reasonable size. 2) The iPhone is user-friendly; the weight of the phone is ideal, and it isn’t heavy or bulky, thus it not only fits in a pocket, but is easy to carry around in the palm of your hand. 3) Reputation, as the iPhone has not had its share of negativity when it comes to its reliability as a smart phone.”
— Bobby A. Shringi
Sales and marketing manager, Moylan’s Insurance Underwriters Inc.
“I use an iPhone 6S and have had this particular model for about six months but have been using the iPhone since its first debut. I did try switching to both Android and Blackberry phones but always went back [to the iPhone].
The messaging (SMS, iMessage and WhatsApp) programs are the features I use the most and appreciate its inter-mobility using iCloud with the MacBook, iPad and Apple Watch.
As for apps, Evernote is my go-to, as in my current and past positions, being able to access documents from literally everywhere with in-document search capabilities is necessary to keep organized.”
— Jay Rojas
Administrator, Guam Economic Development Authority
“I have been using a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for nearly two years. Features on my phone that are most important to me include speed, design and ease-of-use, build quality, availability of a wide range of apps, wireless email and Internet capabilities, display, good battery life and camera quality.”
— Kishin Advani
Realtor, The Real Estate Professionals
“I switched to [the] iPhone 4 years ago. Checking my emails, texts and Line are the most important [usages that I spend the most time on other] than calling someone. I like to use [the] map and FaceTime [apps] when I am off island.”
— Suguru Ishiguro
Vice president of operations – Guam and Hawaii, World Dining Inspirations International Inc.
“I have an iPhone 6 Plus and have had it for one year. The features most important to me are [calling], Internet access to manage social media and [searching] the web, WhatsApp to communicate with staff and friends [and the] calculator. [I use it as] a flashlight during power outages or when out at night. I also use it to manage my bank and investment accounts. Sometimes [I] use it for entertainment to watch Hulu or Netflix and play games when traveling.”
— Casey Jeszenka
Network director, Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network, University of Guam
“I use a Samsung Note4… and have had it for about a year.
As a real estate broker, I highly depend on my cell phone and use quite a few features. … I use the camera to take [photos] and notes of things I need to remember. As an avid Google user, I use Gmail, Google Keep — super easy and useful for remembering stuff — and Google Calendar. [I also use] WhatsApp.”
— Keiichi “Ken” Kobayashi
Founder and principal broker, Guam Realty Finder
“I use both an iPhone 6 and a Samsung Note 5. I prefer the Note 5 because, for me, it is easier to use. I may be biased because I have used the Note for quite some time and [I am] used to its features. Being in the freight-forwarding industry, I work with project managers, and many times I have to take pictures of the site.”
— Julia H.S. Quitugua
Business development manager — Guam-Micronesia, Island Cargo Support