Anonymous, 08 Dec 2022You can just buy a good midranger under 400 dollars. My Samsung A52 still works well with late… moreAnd if you don’t care about more major software updates or a headphone jack, the S20 FE 5G is for you. It also has a more “HD” haptic motor instead of an old rotating one
Sin, 08 Dec 2022I can’t say I could keep a smartphone and have it last a long time long usable life anymo… moreYou can just buy a good midranger under 400 dollars. My Samsung A52 still works well with latest android 13. Mine has 8GB ram and 256GB storage. CPU isn’t that powerful but fast enough and zero heating. Battery life is really really good too. Try to find A52s. It is better and faster. Very good model from Samsung. Though chinese phones give you better hardware but they never give you good software and long support.
I can’t say I could keep a smartphone and have it last a long time long usable life anymore
like I used too be able too back in the good old days
When android was much lighter mainstream apps was lighter and browser needed less system resources and games where optimized for 2gb ram
In the past I used too just be able too save up and buy a Flagship smartphone
when it was possible too squeeze a full blown flagship in too a tight budget like 200 pound budget
Could be done by buying last year’s new old stock models or looking around for sales etc
Was able too get about 6/7 years out of
my yotaphone 2 even today it’s got some life in it
Even so the snapdragon 800 still almost got enough performance today it’s main problem is overheating so it has too be under-clocked too keep temperature under control and battery life
But it being a 32bit smartphone is my main problems
Is not all apps and games support 64bit
only single sim card slot I need dual sim card slot
2gb ram made a problem know as a ram wall where the amount of ram is the bottle-neck
Was able too change the battery as is easy too repair
So given how long it had been
In a way it did well
but it has aged really badly
And struggles in even basic usage today even so back when I first got it was smooth and good at gaming
The same can’t be said for the replacement smartphones everything goes downhill from here
At this point flagship are out of the question they cost 800 pound or more
So budget smartphone it is
Tryed too buy Nokia 3.1 3gb ram/32 rom new old stock
But phone got lost had too get refund
Had many struggles and frustration in covid market ended up having too get Nokia 3.1 2gb rom / 16gb rom
And difficulties with sellers
Had budget of 150 but ended up settle with £50 phone
At least good price for Nokia 3.1 base Modal new
This phone updated too android 10 and worked fine
And being some new features such as dual screen mode for better multi tasking and so am not just limited screen overlays
However it was not as it seems the smartphones was kinda smooth for about 3 mouth then become so sluggish in day to day usage
Games get updates and grown bigger need more storage and need more ram
So ram wall bottle-neck problems come back
Ànd storage limitations made me need too upgrade again
Only lasted 6 mouths
Was told optimized software is more important than hardware
Find android go smartphone
Nokia c01 plus has more free ram with 1gb ram then full android smartphone with 2gb ram
Nokia c01 plus 2gb ram Modal didn’t want too buy £145 for so got the value for money version 1gb ram just 50 pound
Also this smartphone has good on paper benchmark scores for it’s price range
dual sim card slot at least and removable batterys so it’s easy too repair and battery is future proof
However huge mistake
Games show up on google play store I checked
However it turns out minimum system requirements are a lie and ram wall bottle-neck again
So light gaming fine nope incompatible with unisoc processor because of some weird bugs
Even basic usage nope not this one even web browser can’t stay open without me getting kicked out too home screen
Also the software is bad some apps lack features like screen other overlays and so on
This smartphone was so bad in nearly every way I switched back too using the my old Nokia 3.1 that is overdue for replacement because it can’t fill my needs anymore
This is my experience with smartphones
Will be upgrading too new smartphone soon
I can’t get a smartphone too l last long anymore
Any suggestions or advice are welcome
I keep 3rd party repairing my iphone 7 plus (2017) and I’m gonna use it for another 2 years. Using the same phone for 6-7 years is okay. Still works for me.
Ok, 07 Dec 2022I’m still rocking my IPhone 5c!Your eyes are given you one time. So be careful that tiny screen will ruin your eyes.
Daemon Targaryen, 07 Dec 2022I’m using an iPhone 7 from late-2016 and it still works fine for daily use even if batter… moreexactly i still use my 2019 phone because I see no problems in daily use
Haa haa , because of the stupid display size. From 6.0 – 6.8 inch display sizes are useless.
Better display size is 5.5 – 5.9 inch. Always we want latest qualcomm cpu.
Ok, 07 Dec 2022I’m still rocking my IPhone 5c!How do u even find electricity in a cave
Mike9625, 07 Dec 2022I don’t know where you live, but the note 20 ultra is aroundUSD $400 here in Colombia, an… moreI’m from Europe.
A regular 256GB 12GB RAM Note 20 Ultra is 1000-1100 Euro with Exynos. A white one is 1220!
If you want SD865+ it’s 1150 Euro.
Right now I can’t find a 512GB version. But you can guess the price.
Maybe you can ship one to me 😄
zaryan, 07 Dec 2022the thing is old phones (launched especially after late 2018) are still good enough for day t… moreI’m using an iPhone 7 from late-2016 and it still works fine for daily use even if battery life isn’t good on iOS15 and it’s not as fast my SE3. I now prefer my 7 over my SE1 because it works better on iOS15. I think my SE1 has touch disease or maybe because apps aren’t optimized well for such a small display with lower resolution.
I was thinking yesterday that I want to do 10-year upgrade cycles from the same phone series. Technically, 5 if I switch between Android and iOS every 5 years.
2023: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
2028: Apple iPhone XX
2033: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 15
2038: Apple iPhone XXX
Each generation of networks lasts about 20 years but I suspect 4G lasts as long as 2G which is still around in many countries after 30 years. I think 5G is overrated. A little faster than 4G with more dead spots. Most people aren’t gamers or uploading 4K videos in the cloud and I find 5G as just another marketing ploy to buy more phones.
A lot of the stuff we see from YouTubers is to promote planned obsolescence and endless materialism. I just turned 42 and I’m at a point with my life that none of this stuff really matters. They’re just things. When Marques Brownlee or Michael Fisher reaches 70, will they still be talking and reviewing smartphones? Will smartphones still be a thing by 2053 and 2063?
Kurokaze, 07 Dec 20222 years for Flagship when it comes to upgrades; 5 years if need replacement . 3 years for Midr… moreLow end ones aren’t good. High end ones are too expensive. Midrangers are the best. More powerful than low end and longer battery life than high end.
AlienKiss, 07 Dec 2022Where is the chart with the pricing increase statistics for every year per phone model?
Also,… moreI don’t know where you live, but the note 20 ultra is aroundUSD $400 here in Colombia, and we usually get higher prices for import taxes and stuff. I was about to get one yesterday. For 1000 you can get a brand new S22 ultra.
zaryan, 07 Dec 2022the thing is old phones (launched especially after late 2018) are still good enough for day t… moreAnd less features like the lack of expandable storage and a headphone jack.
B Y, 07 Dec 2022Where is Huawei It’s dead af
I’m still rocking my IPhone 5c!
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022The phone industry is becoming stagnant due to lack of anything new. It’s basically the s… moreWhen someone has something new you all call gimmick because samsung, google and xiaomi are not using.
Also complain about prices. This is why so minor upgrades.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022People keep their phones or they simply don’t see any reason to upgrade as newer ones are… more2 years for Flagship when it comes to upgrades; 5 years if need replacement . 3 years for Midrangers for an upgrade; 4 years if need replacement . 4 years for Entry Level Phones if you want upgrades, 3 years if you need a replacement
People keep their phones or they simply don’t see any reason to upgrade as newer ones aren’t much better. I think 3 years is the minimum to keep your current phone.
the thing is old phones (launched especially after late 2018) are still good enough for day to day tasks and currently new phones all look the same and have nothing more to offer than “we have 200mp 0.6um bs and look 15% better performance” which realistically doesn’t make much of difference for regular person unless you are really nit picky and hobbiest who wants to live on edge which are really not much in audience
Where is the chart with the pricing increase statistics for every year per phone model?
Also, a phone 2 years old (Note 20 Ultra) is STILL 1000 €/$ base price and more with better specs!
Prices didn’t go down at all for older models, they just completely raised the prices of the new models.