• SupraMario@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    I don’t get how people are replacing their phones so damn often. I buy used flagships that are usually a year or two old and rock them for another 4 years. Note 10+ here, and I’ve had it for around 3 years now, probably won’t upgrade for another 2 years, as it’s perfectly fine still.

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      1 month ago

      I had a Sony Xperia something for years, no case. Then I upgraded to a Samsung and gave my Sony to my mum. She cracked the back of it almost immediately lol

      • SupraMario@lemmy.world
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        1 month ago

        I will say the back of my note10+ is shattered, even with a case, glass backs are the dumbest thing ever.

    • WalrusDragonOnABike [they/them]@lemmy.today
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      1 month ago

      My current phone is almost 3.5 years old and I have no intention on upgrading anytime soon, but in the past I did tend to have to replace a phone about every two years. Mostly because POGO (and my being rough with them). Ports being damaged (and me not knowing how to repair them myself and others wanting to charge the cost of a new phone to repair it), being dropped, etc.

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      1 month ago

      Trade in value drops very rapidly for non-iphones after a year or two. You can often get 50% back on the purchase by trading in a functional phone.

      If you buy a new phone every 2 years or every 4 years, it’s often about the same total out of pocket cost (with a lot of exceptions)

      • BearOfaTime@lemm.ee
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        1 month ago

        I’ve never paid more than $150 for a phone, and that’s recently for a 2 year old pixel.

        I can keep multiple spares around for the price of a new phone.