1. Geodude074's Avatar
    I have 3 Moto Gs and a Nexus 5 sitting around unused. I'm quickly amassing an Android retirement home for my old (but still functional) Android phones.

    So what do you guys do with your old Android phones? I've turned my N5 into a portable super emulator, but its battery life is pretty abysmal, I get 2 hours of screen time at best with that 1080p screen and battery-sucking emulators, so I've replaced it with a PS Vita.
    10-22-2015 05:06 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I either sell mine when the new one arrives (or before to afford the new one haha) or pass them on to 'less fortunate' family members (read: my little sister).

    But I've seen people give very cool uses to old stuff, like using it for halloween costumes (camera on the back sends image to phone screen on the front and viceversa), car dashboards with tablets, good WiFi-only entertainment for the little ones, glorified music players, PC remotes (or TV remotes if you have an IR Blaster), connected door cameras/video peepholes, intercom if you have enough devices for every room (either via audio, video, or texts via WiFi), whiteboards for notes on the fridge, etc. Man, now I kinda wish I had some old ones lying around haha.

    To your point, though, most of these cool things I've seen (save the Halloween stuff and sometimes the music player, even that some just keep them next to their stereos) do keep the devices connected to a charger.
    10-22-2015 05:20 PM
  3. Damngeeky's Avatar
    Just turned my 32gb samsung galaxy s III into a Mp3 or movie center something. So far so good to use.
    10-22-2015 09:35 PM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    I gave an old Galaxy Stellar to my 5 year old as a mini tablet. All the subsequent phones have been traded in to a carrier for one reason or another. Though, my Nexus 6 is now mine outright, and with the 6P kind of signing the Siren's song, I might have to come up with a use for it.
    10-23-2015 12:27 PM
  5. Cwey55's Avatar
    Keep as a backup until I decide I like the newer one enough to keep for sure, then sell.

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    10-23-2015 03:04 PM
  6. TaiBD's Avatar
    Give them to less techy family members
    10-28-2015 04:29 AM
  7. StartGamesDev's Avatar
    I use them to test the different resolutions of my apps. Although I use (and abuse) my girlfriend's phone too haha
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    10-28-2015 10:52 AM

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