1. Mezzanine7's Avatar
    I've heard quite a few people(mainly iphone users) tell me that the average lifespan of an Android device is 2 years and that iPhones last longer because of their consistent updates. As an Android user I would admit that Apple is probably better than some companies about their OTA updates some but in the long run I don't believe the iPhone is more durable. I also realize the Pixel 3 and the note 9 just came out but was curious to who is still using an older phone?

    What device do you have? When was it released?

    LG v10-October 2015, near perfect condition.
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    10-11-2018 11:36 AM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I've recently been switching my daily phones every 6-12 months but I had the Nexus 6 for over 2.5 years with no issues. My OnePlus 3T will be 2 years old next month. Still use it as a media device and backup to the Pixel 2 when I travel. I did take a short break from the Pixel 2 to try out the Essential Phone. I'll probably keep the Pixel 2 as my daily phone at least through next year since it still runs great, looks new, will stay updated at least another year and has 13 months left on the 2 year warranty.
    10-11-2018 12:10 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    iPhone 7 Plus - Sept 2016

    OnePlus 6 - May 2018

    Owned LOTS of other Android phones in between. I change it up every few months, although I am really liking the OP6!
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    10-11-2018 12:12 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 was released in October 2013 and I bought mine in March 2014. It was my first Android, and runs as well now as it did then.
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    10-11-2018 02:35 PM
  5. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Yep, I have a backup BlackBerry Q10! 😂
    10-11-2018 04:07 PM
  6. kct1975's Avatar
    I am currently using a Note 5.

    Although the GPS has started having problems and it freezes up at times so I am looking at getting the new Note 9.
    10-11-2018 08:32 PM
  7. Inders99's Avatar
    S7, gonna keep it until it dies. Phones are boring anymore, just marginal improvements and nothing compelling to make me want to switch.
    10-12-2018 06:09 AM
  8. Mezzanine7's Avatar
    S7, gonna keep it until it dies. Phones are boring anymore, just marginal improvements and nothing compelling to make me want to switch.
    This I completely agree with. In a sense, phones have become a victim of their own success.
    10-12-2018 08:51 AM
  9. Mezzanine7's Avatar
    I've recently been switching my daily phones every 6-12 months but I had the Nexus 6 for over 2.5 years with no issues. My OnePlus 3T will be 2 years old next month. Still use it as a media device and backup to the Pixel 2 when I travel. I did take a short break from the Pixel 2 to try out the Essential Phone. I'll probably keep the Pixel 2 as my daily phone at least through next year since it still runs great, looks new, will stay updated at least another year and has 13 months left on the 2 year warranty.
    What was your impression of the Essential phone?
    10-12-2018 08:52 AM
  10. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    What was your impression of the Essential phone?
    The PH-1 was a mixed bag but I thought it it was a solid first phone from Essential. They nailed the design with the titanium frame, ceramic back, 5.7 inch screen in a relatively small phone and the more minimal notch. Definitely feels like a premium device. The screen looks really nice as long as it doesn't show much light bleed. Essential added some nice touches like the LED charging indicator turning green at 90% but they also made some weird decisions. Early on it seemed like beta software with a bunch of issues with the camera, scrolling lag, touch sensitivity issues, etc. Quality control was another problem. I went through at least 4 replacement phones for issues with Bluetooth, speaker grill falling out, screen light bleed and very bad cell reception.
    10-14-2018 12:59 AM
  11. Mezzanine7's Avatar
    The PH-1 was a mixed bag but I thought it it was a solid first phone from Essential. They nailed the design with the titanium frame, ceramic back, 5.7 inch screen in a relatively small phone and the more minimal notch. Definitely feels like a premium device. The screen looks really nice as long as it doesn't show much light bleed. Essential added some nice touches like the LED charging indicator turning green at 90% but they also made some weird decisions. Early on it seemed like beta software with a bunch of issues with the camera, scrolling lag, touch sensitivity issues, etc. Quality control was another problem. I went through at least 4 replacement phones for issues with Bluetooth, speaker grill falling out, screen light bleed and very bad cell reception.
    I heard about some issues with the camera that was supposed to have been fixed with the updates but just the issues you described would keep me away from it. It does have a nice look though. I heard rumors that Essential may not make another phone, don't know if that has any merit though
    10-15-2018 06:30 PM
  12. jlarkins08's Avatar
    My daily driver is my OG Pixel 128GB purchased Nov 2016 and my back up is my favorite device of all time HTC One M8 which is currently 4 years old, I just love that phone, but had to go pixel for the camera improvements! I like what Google is doing with the pixel line, but not enough to upgrade this year, maybe next year
    10-16-2018 09:51 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    The LG V10 is awesome! Unfortunately I usually stick with phones from about 14-20 months.
    10-16-2018 12:27 PM
  14. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Still rocking the HTC 10. But I didn't start using it until Christmas of 2016.....But close
    10-16-2018 12:36 PM
  15. PixelTracer's Avatar
    I'm still using the OG Pixel that I purchased in December 2016 as my daily driver and the Moto Z Force Droid as my backup device.

    I usually keep my phones until they die or if they stop supporting it.
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    10-16-2018 12:58 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm still using the OG Pixel that I purchased in December 2016 as my daily driver and the Moto Z Force Droid as my backup device.

    I usually keep my phones until they die or if they stop supporting it.
    I really like the OG Pixel line. I was unsure about it in the beginning but I really like it now. Do you have the smaller Pixel or the XL?
    10-17-2018 09:25 PM
  17. PixelTracer's Avatar
    I really like the OG Pixel line. I was unsure about it in the beginning but I really like it now. Do you have the smaller Pixel or the XL?
    The smaller one in Silver. I originally wanted the blue one but the Verizon representative told me that the only storage option available was 32 GB.
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    10-17-2018 09:28 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    The smaller one in Silver. I originally wanted the blue one but the Verizon representative told me that the only storage option available was 32 GB.
    Oh wow, I didn't know that Google did that with the original line. But Silver is very beautiful! I like the size of the smaller OG Pixel.
    10-18-2018 06:31 AM
  19. DeBruggeling's Avatar
    Still regularly using my Samsung galaxy Note4, it has a cracked screen but it's my ingress phone. It's 4 years old now and it's still a very usable phone.
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    10-21-2018 06:12 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Still regularly using my Samsung galaxy Note4, it has a cracked screen but it's my ingress phone. It's 4 years old now and it's still a very usable phone.
    That's awesome! I've heard that the Note 4 and 4 were quite durable and popular amongst Note users.
    Yesterday 06:28 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    iPhone 7 Plus - Sept 2016

    OnePlus 6 - May 2018

    Owned LOTS of other Android phones in between. I change it up every few months, although I am really liking the OP6!
    What's your favourite feature about the OnePlus 6? I've been wanting to get one since the 5 launched.
    Yesterday 06:29 AM
  22. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm planning to keep my V20 longer than two years (purchased on release day 2016). Every flagship since then has removed features I want, while not adding much in return. In effect, everything out there today would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
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    Yesterday 06:37 AM
  23. davidnc's Avatar
    I still have and use these phones .

    Iphone SE : I think it was released Mar. 2016 ..... Purchased in June 2016 . (mainly use as a WiFi device ) Looks like new.

    2016 Pixel (sailfish) : ordered on launch day Oct. 4 2016 , received Oct. 24 , 2016. (second line) Looks like new

    I do have another phone on my main line but its just a year old

    edit: Not sure when my next upgrade will be, maybe next year
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    Yesterday 06:53 AM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    What's your favourite feature about the OnePlus 6? I've been wanting to get one since the 5 launched.
    Interestingly since I posted this I have switched to a Vivo Nex S. BUT what I really loved about the OP6 are the gestures, and also the speed at which they put out updates. For example it has already received Android Pie.

    The Vivo also has gestures, an in display fingerprint (its SO cool), and no notch!
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    Yesterday 07:52 AM
  25. Inders99's Avatar
    That's awesome! I've heard that the Note 4 and 4 were quite durable and popular amongst Note users.
    My wife still loves her's, IMO it's still a great phone.
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    Yesterday 06:56 PM
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