Even though the real reason you want the newest phone is that it's incredibly cool looking, you might pretend that what interests you is its convenience, or how easy and useful it will be.

The noun convenience is a quality of ease or accessibility. Just think of a convenience store, which is arranged to be easy to get in and out of, and sells things you might need to grab on your way home. Some things are referred to as a convenience if the whole reason for their existence is to make life easier in some way, like electricity, indoor plumbing, and microwaveable meals.

Definitions of convenience
  1. noun
    the quality of being useful and convenient
    “they offered the convenience of an installment plan”
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    the quality of not being useful or convenient
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    opportuneness, patness, timeliness
    timely convenience
    accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness
    the quality of being at hand when needed
    availability for use
    availability in printed form
    type of:
    suitability, suitableness
    the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose
  2. noun
    a small mechanical device or gadget
    synonyms: appliance, contraption, contrivance, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget
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    appliances collectively
    an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
    a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
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    modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house
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    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  3. noun
    the state of being suitable or opportune
    “chairs arranged for his own convenience
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    comfort, comfortableness
    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
  4. noun
    a toilet that is available to the public
    synonyms: comfort station, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room
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    ladies' room, powder room
    a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
    a public toilet in a military area
    men's, men's room
    a public toilet for men
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    something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
    bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet
    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
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