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Zheng Chen
a second phone? how to describe the phone that's not your daily driver? I have two phones that I use pretty much everyday. My daily driver is my new iPhone 8p. And also I have an iPhone 5, which I use everyday but not as frequent as iPhone 8p. So, can I describe my iPhone 5 as my "standby phone", "backup phone" or simply my "second phone"? We use "备机“ in Chinese, which literally means " backup phone". Thank you.
Aug 4, 2018 4:14 PM
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If you use both pretty much everyday, I'd call your iphone 5 your "second" phone. I think it would only be considered a "backup" phone if your intention was to use it in a situation where your main phone (8p) was stolen or if it broke. But that's not how I understood your current use of your iphone 5. So I would just call it a "second" phone only.
August 4, 2018
Zheng Chen
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