This poll simply sucks.
There's no option, "Only when it breaks".
There's no option, "Once it becomes too slow to use".
There's no option, "Every three to four years".
Also, every three to four years does NOT constitute "rarely". Please rerun this poll with these changes. Not everyone is filthy rich, not everyone receives free phones like you GSMArena.
Until my current phone dies, so quite rarely. My last one was 6 years old, Sony Ericsson W995. Died in 2015 because of the screen connector (ribbon) fails to give signal. 6 years can't blame it from so many slides up and down.
Now my Z5 is 2,5 years old. Still loving every moment with it and won't replace it soon either. Planning to renew it in 2 months that the warranty ends, to get with a brand new shell again. So yeah you guessed it, quite rarely.
Around 2 years, could be more if the device didn't develop some annoying problems. I would still be using my note 4 if it didn't have pretty bad screen burn in(entirely my fault for being ignorant of the OLED screen issues and being careless with it.) and someone didn't offer to buy it.
Every two years. Will keep the phone even longer if I really like it or sell it before reaching 2 years of usage if I don't like it. So far the only ones being less than 2-years old when sold were HTC's (Desire Z and One M8) and one ZTE (the original Blade with Android Eclair).
YetAnotherUserName, 11 Feb 2018Reading websites and pdfs (and books) on my phone is PRECISELY why I will not get an 18:9 scre... moreI didn't try reading in 18:9 phone yet, but on my 16:9 phone, the small height means I can't read a full column in a pdf page without scrolling.
For me its every two years when i can take onne on contract from my mobile phone operator.
still running my HTC M9, no issues with it and reluctant to upgrade as all current phones seem a bit too fragile since the bezel was taken off.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2018Hey, that's interesting.. Could you link to somewhere so that I can research more? Chipset: BYOD works only with Android. Contact with your fav company. (Qualcomm, Samsung and Mediatek offer chipsets for DIY project.) send a mail to them with your desired chipset. and prepare up to 70$.
RAM: When talking with the company you can also request Memory configuration. please make sure the desired amount you WANT to put, is capable by the chipset (for example, I wouldn't put 8 GB of ram on an SD625)
Storage is embedable by Samsung and Sandisk. both can offer you the desired storage option you crave (for DIY projects)
as for the chassis, I would suggest getting it from Ebay. I recommend starting with metal as it's easier to form. or even plastic.
Make sure that you are shaping it to the dimentions you want. and be aware of how much the components take. to give enough space for your battery.
Screen: The ratio of bezels to screen is completely up to you. Make sure the plate you're purchasing is matching your dimensions minus 2mm of width and height.
connectivity: by default. you can get that from the vendor of SoCs. it's a PDA naturally. (like iPod Touch)
battery: this is the hardest part. we've learnt from note 7's debacle that too narrow borders can go kaboom. so when choosing a battery. I recommend on leaving ATLEAST 1.9-2.2mm of space between the battery and the border. learn the free dimensions. and if you know how to calculate volumes. it's the best. go to http://vruzend.com to learn more.
other features: Do remember that if you want FPS, Iris scanner and other stuff. it needs space. so make the components in the right size. As for IP certification. I still do research over it.
Telecommunication: contact your cellular provider as an OEM. and request the components. you'll have again to tweak it accordingly.
Software: The base is stock android. if you know how to code and mod software. feel free to make your own skin.
I hope I've helped enough
After 5 years my phone is still lagless and working flawless: Sony original Z.
Bought a new XZP even though it was unnecessary. I did it just to catch up and bunmp a little the display size.
All I can say is that if you want a very long lasting phone, go for a Sony (flagship).
I hate changing my phones like underwear and I don't respect those who do it.
Buying a new phone every few months just to impress chicks is so, so lame and pitiful.
I buy a new phone when the old one is broken or too aggravating to use.
Last time I changed my Meizu Pro 5 for LG V30+.
When LG V30 receives Oreo than I will have no reason to upgrade for a long time.
Sadly I was able to get micro scratches on a screen already ... GG5 :(
Just replaced busted speaker on my Galaxy S2. Hopefully the new one lasts longer than the busted one. Does that answer your question?
The poll should have more detailed entries like 6 months or less, about 1 years, 1.5 years, 2 years, 2.5 years, 3 years, 4 years or more. I have been using iPhone 5s for 4 years and satisfied. Battery replaced once. Maybe next October this year, I will get new iPhone.
6 phone or more. in my life, they all was waste of money. they all broke.
I hate mobile phones and i will try to not use them.
Every year. I go for 6 to 9 month old Android flagships which are available at a price lesser than the launch price.
I would skip one generation before buying a new one. My current phone is the 2016 Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, which replace my current phone, the 2014 Asus Zenfone 5(First generation Zenfone) A501CG. I am quite excited to see what Asus will come up with the new 2018 Zenfone 5(same name but this is the fifth generation). Been skipping Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 4.
Kiyasuriin, 12 Feb 2018If you've got the passion to DIY. I quite warmly suggest on BYOD (Build Your Own Device) get t... moreHey, that's interesting.. Could you link to somewhere so that I can research more?
between 2 to 3 years, but I upgrade to the best Android phone available when upgrading.
I would rather never change a phone at all. This is what I may do once I buy a new phone cause currently Iam using Nokia 6.
1. At least I'll use 7 different phones in one week each day. ( Except iPhone)
2. Keeping the battery life happy and healthier.
3. Buying a mid-range phone for myself.
4. Not dropping my phone for a multiple times even if it is a Nokia or what so ever.
If you think my idea are great, let me know and I'll soon reply it back to you. :) ;)
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2018Rarely. And not because i love them, on the contrary. There are no decent phones so no point i... moreIf you've got the passion to DIY. I quite warmly suggest on BYOD (Build Your Own Device) get the specs you seek, (chipset, RAM, storage, chassis in the size you want, cameras. so on) and assemble it. you may need to get components that fits your country's LTE bands and communication antennas. I skipped the last part and built a flagship graded PDA. with the latest 845. (because when it comes to just ONE chip. you can get it.) mod it as you wish. and voila you have the phone of your dreams.