Usually I change my phone whenever the old one is no longer adequate - too slow/old for example. I have my current Resmi note 8 pro for 7 months, but unfortunately the screen is cracked. Nothing too bad though and the device is working great. I will probably use it for another few months and switch to a new one. The screen crack is still a bit annoying, even if it doesn't interfere with the phone operation at all. OTOH the phone isn't expensive and replacing screens is too costly. Selling it is not a very good option either, as I'd rather keep it as a backup.. not worth selling it for too cheap.
Hopefully I will try a OnePlus phone next.
May be the quality of phone is now become better. I always change when it get spoiled. It used to run around 20 months but my current S8 is running for last 3+ years and it's still working fine.
I'm still on my LG V20 right now. The removable battery CERTAINLY has improved the longevity of keeping this thing in the 3.5 years (what I voted for) it's been out. Thanks to app updates though, the performance of this phone has proven its age. I somewhat envy my European and Indian bothers (I live in the US) that have Redmi, Honor, and the MUCH cheaper IQOO as choices for mid-range as I'd probably invest in a solid mid-ranger rather than a flagship nowadays.
Maybe try 10+ years, these days not even a single smartphone deserves to upgrade to. they eliminate whats more important and useful, like memory expansion, headphone jack, ir blaster(i use it very often so i need it), notification LED, flat display, metal body(i dont like glass its slippery, wireless charging is useless, and it brakes more easily). maybe bring back smartphones like galaxy note 4 with all the features.
for a budget device, use it as a primary for 3 years and keep it.
for a flagship, use it for 5 years and keep it.
I never sell my phones, they are collectables !
Will update when my 6S is no longer supported. Currently on course for at least six years without upgrading.
The days of each year bringing new must-have features to smartphones ended about 2014
IpsDisplay, 05 Jul 20203 years hence why the battery must be huge for better ageing and it must be an LCD display
... moreNot really, current midrangers are 7/8 nm process on processors. And flagships maybe are gonna hit 3 or 5nm of their chip fabrication process which makes them more energy efficient. Flagship Processors also have capability to shut down parts of the chip that aren't used and their AI Learning will learn how you use ypur phone and adapt to it. Therefore saving battery.
I agree with you on the LCD part, OLEDs only boost image quality and blacks. LCD have more accirate colours and less chance for a burn in, so it can survive longer. But OLEDs have less blue light emittion that pust less strain on eyes, Infinite contrast, saves power by using darker theme, Thinner means larger battery.
I am lookimg forward to a day where LCD has better blue light control, more energy efficient, thinner, and better contrast.
For now, i am an IPhone LCD types or an High End OLEDs cause of their quality and longevity
limecheesecake, 05 Jul 2020I don't see the point in wireless charging really, but I do see the importance of an IP r... moreWhatbif the company like Oneplus 7 Pro that claims their phone is waterproof but don't pay for the certification? So the IP rating is just for peace of mind and Wireless Charging only for convenience and longevity?
When does people(The average Consumer) buys a new phone:
1. If the current phone has problems
2. Memory is almost full/not enough
3. Phone is so slow and laggy
4. Battery is getting worse
5. Excited about a new phone that makes he/she want to leave the current phone
So, when people buy a new phone, they generally want to see improvements in :
1. Larger STORAGE
3. Better PROCESSOR
4. Better BATTERY
5. Phone with NO PROBLEMS
6. Definitely BETTER than his/her CURRENT PHONE
Periscope zooms, multi cameras, 5G, 8K, Glass back, Metal body, Super Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, IP Rating, High Refresh Rate, OLED, Stereo Speakers, Pop Up Camera, Curved Screen, Large camera sensors
Those are just extra and not the first thing that 99% of what people wanted when they switch to a new device
AnonD-923722, 05 Jul 2020Can anyone tell me the importance of an Wireless Charging and IP rating when we have Fast Wire... moreIP rating is definitely in case you're a klutz and drop your phone from time to time and the places tend to be either water or dust. For me, it's not a deal-breaker but I can see why others need it. Those that say they SWIM or SHOWER with their phone need to re-evaluate themselves as GoPro exists for that reason...
Wireless charging is for convenience but also longevity. In case the type-C port ever fails, at least you can still charge the phone another way; one that doesn't break easy.
3 years hence why the battery must be huge for better ageing and it must be an LCD display
No oled can survive hours of static image emulation gaming for 3 years without burn in
Preferably a midrange cpu as well as, the lower power draw overtime let's the battery last longer .
AnonD-923722, 05 Jul 2020Can anyone tell me the importance of an Wireless Charging and IP rating when we have Fast Wire... moreI don't see the point in wireless charging really, but I do see the importance of an IP rating, to protect it against accidental drops in water or places with a lot us dust, if a phone doesn't have an IP rating, chances are it won't survive an accidental drop in water or might get broken with a drop in sand or a place with small particles that can get into the ports, whereas phones with for example an IP68 rating can be submerged in water and have ports sealed against dust and sand as well as water.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2020I've had roughtly 60 smartphones in the past three years. I seriously have a problem.Sorry to say the world has a problem with people like you....One the resources have gone they are gone...all for what the lust for something new...
I've had roughtly 60 smartphones in the past three years.
I seriously have a problem.
Can anyone tell me the importance of an Wireless Charging and IP rating when we have Fast Wired Charging and when the phone is water sealed and those only add costs?
Please reply, cuz i do not understand why many tech people everytime says ' No IP rating, No Wireless Charging', I just don't understand. Please someone explain.