valex1955 (valex1955) wrote in linguaphiles,

 I have a translation of a web-site from Russian into English.
And I have a question to the native English speakers if you do not mind.
The question is about the idiom "on a whim"

This model is for those people who buy things on a whim, disregards the functionality, considers the design, and only then looks at pros and cons. 

This phone does not have any significant advantages, there is no WiFi, there are no various advanced features you would look for in a smartphone, it has a small screen, and rudimentary functionality at a fairly high price. This model is obviously meant to be bought on a whim. 

What does this idiom convey to you here?

If you know Russian, here kindly find the Russian version:

Это модель для тех, кто покупает импульсивно, не рассматривает функциональность решения, смотрит на внешность и в последнюю очередь на плюсы и минусы.

Модель не имеет никаких значительных плюсов, отсутствует WiFi, нет множества современных признаков смартфона – маленький экран, очень простая функциональность при довольно заметной стоимости. Модель явно для импульсивной покупки.

Thank you.


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