How often? To often, like once a year
sony xperia z5 premium is my most recent phone... i thought that was only 2-3 years!!! and i still use miro, z1 compact and z3... am i missing a lot? 😂
When battery life drops below a day. If you aren't at a desk, that is a major issue. During lockdown, I tried using the manufacturer's wireless charging pad for a week, but that heated the phone too much and actually reduced the battery life noticeably.
I will only consider Changing my phone if the battery starts failing period.
I switch phones every year as my daily driver.
Sometimes within 6 months.
Used 30-40 devices in the past decade, mostly flagships.
Love the variety provided in the smartphone segment by Android manufacturers.
Well it depends on whether OS developer is still supporting the OS version
Unless you're on a plan or work phone (and therefore don't care that you are paying 200% MSRP for the phone), who can realistically fork out a grand of their own money every year to stay on-trend?
I operate on a '3 models behind the curve' template, and If you do this, you can 'upgrade' every 3 years or so, and your 'new' phone will be a real step up from your last one, but you'll save hundreds each time.
And you'll be doing a little bit for recycling, too.
I have 2 phones with me always. One is free from my carrier which i renew every 2 years. Free phone for every renewal but its limited only to 400 to 450 usd equivalent. My other phone i replace every two years but i made sure my i upgrade my other phone in between the one which is provided by my carrier. So basically i have a new phone every year
3m, 05 Jul 2020But also 3.5mm jacks missing, ugly holes or notches in screens that in 1-2 years will probably... moreagreed, all i want is 3.5mm, 48mp+ single cmos, sub 6" flat un-edged screen with a top chipset.
no such luck anymore thanks to the sheep who just take whats given thinking it's must be good because it's new.
Yuri84, 05 Jul 2020My $1000+ phone: pack of 4 phones for the entire family! Preferably 1-2 year old flagship pho... moreGet the Realme X2 pro, Oneplus 7t, those are under 400 dollars and offer flagship qualities on all aspect except camera, ip rating and wireless charging
As a phone fanatic I used to change phones every year but I used my Lumia 930 for 2,5 years and soon my Note8 is in use for 3 years. Because of the absurdity in pricing I keep hold on my phone for longer nowadays. Also I became somewhat more conscious about the impact on the environment if you change phones so many times.
Option ( rarely often) is missing. I believe it important
I'm surprised that the 3 years option is so high.
Had my Huawei p9 plus for 3 and a half years now and while it's stuck on Android 8, it still functions properly. The screenglass is cracked around the bottom bezel, and there's a piece of glass missing from the bottom bezel, other than that it still works and I will continue to use it until it dies completely :D I dont see a need to replace it until it is completely broken/beyond repair (for a reasonable price). Also I'm waiting for a suitable replacement phone to appear.
I used to switch my phone on a 3 year basis, but I used to buy flagships, namely the LG G2 and the Xiaomi Mi 6.
Now, I bought a mid-range phone: the Mi Note 10 Lite.
Because mid-range phones got more solid, I can trade it every 2 years, get the latest software updates, get the latest security updates, and stay more up-to-date on both hardware and software features.
My target is €10 / month, meaning: I divide the price of purchase through the months I owned the phone; and the new flagships (with €550 to €1200) forces me to have a phone for longer - which is not acceptable, because software and hardware evolves rapidly.
Thus, I advise my friends to buy cheaper phones, but trade them more often. An advantage is: you can pass your old phone on to your family members, which either demand less from the hardware, or just demand less of smartphones ingeneral.
AnonD-923722, 05 Jul 2020My $1000+++++ Dream Phone :
- Keep Pushing technologies that improve consumers life, not gi... moreMy $1000+ phone: pack of 4 phones for the entire family!
Preferably 1-2 year old flagship phones.
I'll agree to 3 phones as long as each one costs under $500 when combined into a "great deal".
$1000+ for one phone is just an unreasonably high price for a toy, IMHO.
My phone is 5 years old. My laptop is 10 years old. If I find a new job this year I will replace both of them. Will buy Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro which is a really powerful very fast turbo phone. And will buy Lenovo 5i laptop very powerful too.
Every new highend phone released that's how often i change my phone. Brands doesnt matter to me. Brands are just brands phones are just phones.
Bought Samsung Galaxy S7 over 3 years ago. Loving it. I see no reason to upgrade - modern cameras got a little bit better, performance has improved, screen got long. Sure. But at the same time my device still performs well, camera is still amazing, screen is still awesome. I don't plan to upgrade for as long as I can.
And when I do upgrade, I plan to get an old flagship, maybe 1-2 years old. 5G must be awesome but I couldn't care less - I'm happy with what I have.
My $1000+++++ Dream Phone :
- Keep Pushing technologies that improve consumers life, not gimmicks that are good marketing that only adds costs and not useful
-Try to improve each generation significantly. Not only little improvements. Like Iphone x to xs. (Come On! Look at your Price!!)
-Try not to overhype a phone even if it is incredible
-Try not to push past THE $2000 PRICE TAG