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  1. Houston Cyclephones's Avatar
    I upgraded to an iPhone X from a Samsung Note 4. The phone was slow and the battery stopped holding a charge, and even new replacement batteries didn't last longer than a couple months.

    Currently, I'm looking at coming back to Android, waiting for the Note 21 to launch.
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    02-10-2021 06:25 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    I usually upgrade my phone every 16-18 months. I usually upgrade due to the fact that the battery on my current phone is showing some age; and/or lags and other issues are occurring with my device.

    I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S10 last October from a Google Pixel 2. I'm really enjoying it, but I still miss Google.
    02-10-2021 09:00 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I usually upgrade when I see something I like , it can be every 6 months to a year or later .
    02-11-2021 12:22 AM
  4. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    So far all of my phone (feature and smart) upgrades have been forced on me either by the carrier dropping network support for the old phone or the phone failing.

    My current phone is an LG V30 running android 9. Upgraded from the LG G4 in late 2017 when the G4 finally boot-looped. I was looking at the LG V60, but my V30 works great so that I have no NEED to upgrade.
    02-11-2021 06:03 AM
  5. jameny5's Avatar
    I get a new phone if my internal storage is getting filled up, it goes haywire or the new phone has a compelling feature. (Whatever that might be)...
    02-11-2021 11:50 AM
  6. me just saying's Avatar
    I get a new phone every two years just to update - no other reason.
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    02-11-2021 12:33 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Bought the Note 20 Ultra simply to play with the camera, didn't need the phone, and still use my Note 8 as my daily because I prefer it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-11-2021 01:20 PM
  8. 1814's Avatar
    My Galaxy S8 is my 1st cell phone I ever bought except for the cheap flip phones. I bought it in March 2018, phone starting to not last very long on a full charge + phone acts up at times. I'm interested in the Note 20 Ultra but the S21 Ultra is better, I do however like the shape/size of the Note + the S Pen and SD slot.
    02-11-2021 05:46 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I get a new phone every two years just to update - no other reason.
    I wish I could wait two years!
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    02-11-2021 10:20 PM
  10. me just saying's Avatar
    I wish I could wait two years!
    I am forced to wait. that is usually when I can afford to pay off the balance
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    02-11-2021 10:23 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I am forced to wait. that is usually when I can afford to pay it off
    I feel you! Phones are so expensive nowadays that you are forced to wait longer so you can pay them off. That's how I feel with my current phone!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-11-2021 10:24 PM
  12. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I get a phone when it goes on special offer usually. I had an iPhone 6s when they had been out for a year and got the Pixel 2 when it was released. That was my first flagship phone bought at launch since the Galaxy S3 in 2013. I kept that 2 years and bought the 4xl after I came out of hospital (kind of a thanks for not dying gift from my mum and husband) but then the S10+ ceramic went on sale for £699 in my catalogue about 2 weeks before the S20 series was released so I got that and my husband got the 4xl to replace his broken 2xl. But today I am getting a 4a 5g as a spare phone as it is £100 off for valentines day and it is only £399. I won't get another phone for a while. I will replace the battery on my S10+ in the summer as it is getting pretty bad. But the phone is still immaculate and does everything I want it to do. Plus it still has the headphone jack, sd card and 512GB storage. So not feeling the newer Samsungs so much.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-11-2021 11:47 PM
  13. Houston Cyclephones's Avatar
    I feel you! Phones are so expensive nowadays that you are forced to wait longer so you can pay them off. That's how I feel with my current phone!
    Most of the people I know with the new iPhone or Samsung flagships just use them to watch videos and browse facebook. They have no clue how to use the new camera features/other gimmicks.

    For the price of a flagship, you can now buy a decent gaming PC, or a mid-tier phone and a gaming console. absolutely nuts how effective the marketing is
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    02-12-2021 02:10 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Most of the people I know with the new iPhone or Samsung flagships just use them to watch videos and browse facebook. They have no clue how to use the new camera features/other gimmicks.

    For the price of a flagship, you can now buy a decent gaming PC, or a mid-tier phone and a gaming console. absolutely nuts how effective the marketing is
    You're right about being able to buy a bunch of technology for the price of a flagship. You could buy a PS5 and then a mid-range phone for the price or a flagship phone. Unbelievable!
    Kizzy Catwoman and J Dubbs like this.
    02-12-2021 07:51 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    I "upgrade" when I want to AND there's a good enough deal. Haven't paid "full" price for a new phone in a long time.
    02-13-2021 02:06 PM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    For the price of a flagship, you can now buy a decent gaming PC, or a mid-tier phone and a gaming console. absolutely nuts how effective the marketing is
    You can actually even find a used car that runs.
    J Dubbs and Grabber5.0 like this.
    02-13-2021 11:36 PM
  17. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I "upgrade" when I want to AND there's a good enough deal. Haven't paid "full" price for a new phone in a long time.
    I've never paid full price for a phone, and never will....too many great deals out there if you're patient and you look. B&H always has crazy good clearance deals on brand new phones if you check in regularly

    And I upgrade my phones when I get sick of looking at them, or they start to have problems... whichever comes first. In other words a long time lol.
    02-14-2021 04:09 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I "upgrade" when I want to AND there's a good enough deal. Haven't paid "full" price for a new phone in a long time.
    That's what I call "smart shopping"!
    J Dubbs likes this.
    02-15-2021 09:38 PM
  19. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I "upgrade" when I want to AND there's a good enough deal. Haven't paid "full" price for a new phone in a long time.
    I've never paid full price for a smart phone, had employee discount in the past now rely on black friday deals.
    02-15-2021 10:25 PM
  20. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    You can actually even find a used car that runs.
    I've owned 5 vehicles since 2004, all of them cost me under $1500. So this is a very true statement. Lol
    Laura Knotek, J Dubbs and the_boon like this.
    02-15-2021 10:26 PM
  21. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    1. I have rarely paid full price as well. My S10+was £699 instead of £1200 and my Pixel 4a 5G just cost me £399 instead of £499. My daughter got a Pixel 2XL 128GB for £399 instead of £899. So I like bargain hunting as well.

    2. Our 2005 Zafira was £1870 after getting work done on it. The same car same age was going for £3000 normally. So that was another saving.

    So yeah agree about cars too.
    02-15-2021 10:49 PM
  22. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    There can only be one daily driver - so took the plunge years ago and joined the UK Note upgrade program.
    So, new note on release each year.

    I also buy and sell quite a few other "flagships" throughout the year to try.

    Some just after release when there is an offer, some secondhand unwanted upgrades and some imported from the far East. It still works out one of my cheaper hobbies..
    02-16-2021 05:16 AM
  23. pags11's Avatar
    I enjoy having the latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy. Upgrade annually. It is a fun process for me to go through the trade-in process and get the updated device. Enjoying using an unlocked S21 Ultra 256 GB currently.
    02-16-2021 11:20 AM
  24. BazzG's Avatar
    I'm still using my OnePlus 6T. Feel no need to upgrade. When it goes out of support from OnePlus I'll stick Lineage on it.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    02-17-2021 07:32 AM
  25. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Roughly every two years...so between 20 and 26 months. On my S9+ I was about one month shy of 24 since I ordered my S21 on announcement day for the great deal. Before that, I had an LG G6 for maybe 20 or 21 months...can't remember exactly how long.
    02-17-2021 08:17 AM
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