11-22-2019 09:53 AM
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  1. Matty's Avatar
    There are a lot of different devices that comes through my family's house so I've played with quite a few over the years. I normally keep my personal device for 3 years and then upgrade. But I've got a couple extra ones lying around that i use now and then for various things. These are previous devices from family members. Some have better cameras, others have better graphics for games or bigger screen for watching videos.

    I tend to have the opinion of, "if it still does what i need it to do, then ill keep it". I normally only replace a phone because of its battery becoming terrible.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-29-2017 05:55 AM
  2. offsidebowler's Avatar
    As a rule every 2 years unless something really takes my fancy. I don't even upgrade because of technological advancements most of the time, usually it's just because I'm bored
    01-29-2017 06:34 AM
  3. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    In December 2013 I got T-Mobile Jump and most recently, Jump ON DEMAND, so at minimum, 3x a year.

    Don’t remember all phones between 1997 and 2007.

    1. Motorola StarTAC (1997)
    2. Motorola i90c (2001)
    3. Sony Ericsson T610 (2003)
    4. Motorola Razr (2004)
    5. T-Mobile Sidekick Slide (2007)
    6. Samsung i617 BlackJack II (2008)
    7. BlackBerry Bold 9700 (2009)
    8. T-Mobile Sidekick 4G (2011)
    9. Samsung Galaxy S2 (2011)
    10. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (2013)
    11. Sony Xperia Z1 (2014)
    12. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (2015)
    13. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (2015)
    14. LG V10 (2015)
    15. Blackberry PRIV (2016)
    16. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (2016)
    17. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (2016) (2nd line)
    18. BLU R1 HD (2016) (2nd line)
    19. Moto G (4th Generation) (2016) (2nd line)
    20. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (2016)
    21. LG V20 (2016)
    22. Galaxy S7 Edge (2016)
    23. Moto X Pure Edition (2016) (2nd line)
    24. Asus ZenFone 3 (2016) (2nd line)
    25. Sony XA Ultra (2016) (2nd line)
    26. Axon 7 (2016) (main & 2nd line)
    27. Huawei Mate 9 (2017) (main & 2nd line)
    02-27-2017 01:54 AM
  4. Tim1954's Avatar
    I replace every year, keeping the superseded one as backup. The previous superseded one I give to some person who can't afford a premium device. Galaxy S2 till my current S7, now waiting for the S8. The S6 will then go to a good cause...
    Dimas de Leon likes this.
    03-04-2017 09:04 PM
  5. Adam Matlock's Avatar
    Enough that I can't really use the word upgrade. I'd like to call it a lateral move. Lol. And the answer is, quite regularly.
    03-26-2017 06:24 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Mobile device junkie here.
    Six months before moving to a new daily driver for me.

    I'll need to slow down for now.
    Hoping the Mate 9 will be it for the rest of the year.
    03-29-2017 12:13 AM
  7. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    3-4 times a year.... But in 2016 I went from LG V10 to Blackberry Priv, then to Note 5, then to Note 7, then to S7 Edge, then back to Note 7 then to LG V20 then back S7 Edge and now I have the Mate 9 (which I love) and I just pre-ordered the S8+.
    03-31-2017 04:34 PM
  8. BayK's Avatar
    I am getting a new phone if my prev one is broken or has poor buttery.
    Usually it is ones in 2-3 years.
    04-17-2017 11:00 PM
  9. johnny_is_here's Avatar
    Every 2 years, usually replace the battery much before that
    12-21-2017 12:51 PM
  10. nganoda's Avatar
    Once a year.
    12-22-2017 04:00 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I upgrade a little over once a year - maybe every 14 or so months on average. What will prompt me to update faster - other than my cell phone addiction! - are things like a falling battery, freezing, and lag.
    raves68 likes this.
    01-08-2018 08:53 AM
  12. JC8865's Avatar
    I tend to use things til they stop working just like my ex-wife...the last phone I had was a Galaxy S5 and it stopped charging ran out of storage space and drained the battery and the charging cable was falling apart..lol
    02-08-2018 04:08 PM
  13. Kraig57's Avatar
    I upgraded my first phone when Cricket started using the AT&T network because of compatibility issues to a Moto E. I got a Moto Z when the Moto E wouldn't read Micro SD cards. I guess I only change when I have to.
    06-11-2018 02:38 AM
  14. keifferr's Avatar
    I usually replace my phone every 2 years.
    07-03-2018 02:35 AM
  15. X1tymez's Avatar
    Not sure but it can he addiction.
    07-27-2018 11:28 PM
  16. techblogger911's Avatar
    Once every 2-3 years at least.
    08-01-2018 09:11 AM
  17. kmf1's Avatar
    Just got a new Pixel 2XL. I went 22 months with the last phone, which was the longest time ever.
    08-01-2018 10:07 AM
  18. anon(10181084)'s Avatar
    Me usually when a device either becomes obsolete, unreliable or insecure (my KitKat based previous phone had sooooo many security holes and was the cause of so many hacks on my GMail)... I usually don't get a new device until I see a big reason to do so. I used my first Android device (Galaxy Tab 2 7.0) for nearly half a decade...
    10-12-2018 02:41 AM
  19. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    Pardon the necro, but this seems like a fun conversation...

    I can't count the number of times that I've told myself that "this phone" will be the one that I keep for longer than a year. Nope. Since I've gotten into smartphones, I've kept two phones longer than two years: the original Droid, and the Turbo. Everything else 18 months or less...

    1. Droid
    2. Incredible 2
    3. Droid 4 (I liked QWERTYs)
    4. RAZR Maxx
    5. Moto X
    6. Turbo
    7. Moto Z
    8. Pixel XL
    9. Pixel 3 XL
    Josh Deason likes this.
    05-17-2019 07:54 PM
  20. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    I always say this time I'm going to hold on to my phone for as long as possible and then a year goes by and I can't scratch the itch quick enough. But THIS TIME, I'm going to hold on to my phone for as long as possible.
    11-14-2019 12:57 PM
  21. kmf1's Avatar
    Every 2 years
    11-14-2019 01:16 PM
  22. stevenjb2020's Avatar
    I didn't plan on upgrading (switching) from my Nokia Lumia 830 - but Windows was losing app options (tears). Now on Android.
    11-17-2019 08:07 PM
  23. adonesc76's Avatar
    Every two years or so. Unless the phone I got craps out and I have to purchase a new one, I am not in a hurry. No carrier branded or associated devices. Direct, factory unlocked purchase. A carrier to me is just an unwanted middleman. If I didn't need their cellular network for the phone's basic communications functions, I'd abandon them in a heartbeat.

    Besides, I only go for entry level to midrange devices. No point in overly spending for some already overpriced handset... cough... Apple...cough...

    I also prefer Android One devices. As I've said before, a smartphone is not a "lifestyle choice" for me and I have no brand loyalty in terms of choosing one that is anykind of status symbol.

    Give me a solid, well built device with decent specs and battery life and a regular security patch and OS update schedule for a few years, and that is enough.
    11-22-2019 09:53 AM
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