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View Poll Results: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?
Every year and every newest model. I have to have the latest
4.76%
Every 2 years
28.57%
Only if there is a special sale or deal that makes it worth my while
4.76%
Only if it breaks or if the performance of the phone has declined
33.33%
My smart phone works just fine and I have no plans to upgrade anytime soon
23.81%
Never - Smart phones are way too expensive. Use a simple dumb cell phone
4.76%
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How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

Old 05-05-16, 04:27 PM
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How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

How often do you guys upgrade your smart phones?

Do you always have to have the latest model of IPhone or Samsung Galaxy, LG or HTC? Or are you more conservative and only upgrade if you need to?

The last upgrade I did was from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S6 last year. The S7 just came out, but I'm in no rush to upgrade. Still paying off my S6 via financing on my monthly bill.
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Old 05-05-16, 04:39 PM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

had moto q9c for about 4 years, then switched to

iphone 4s, would have wanted to keep it for 3-4 years but it drowned at almost 2 (not my fault; phone was in my pocket when i got pushed in pool). then switched to

iphone 5s, would have wanted to keep it for 3-4 years but it drowned at almost 2 (my fault; trusted the waterproof case to work, it didn't ). then switched to

iphone 6s, ~6 months old. want to keep it for 3-4 years. staying away from pools, beaches, and any other bodies of water at around the 2 year mark.
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Old 05-05-16, 05:54 PM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

I work for an MVNO, so I have the benefit of bringing in and testing just about every cell phone model we can support, which satisfies any need I have to try the latest and greatest (on someone else's dime, no less). I personally prefer a smaller phone, but my options are dwindling (my current 4.7" Galaxy Alpha is the largest I have ever owned, and I'm still not used to it after a year). I haven't owned an iPhone since the 3G, but my next phone will probably be an SE.
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Old 05-05-16, 06:42 PM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

We just upgraded from an old fashioned plain old Nokia 6000 series cell phone to LG VX8300 flip phones a year ago, haven't even considered a "smart" phone yet, don't really need all the extra stuff.
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Old 05-05-16, 06:49 PM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

When I was with AT&T, every two years because I was paying the built in cost either way. Since I switched to T-mobile I only upgrade when the phone performance becomes a hindrance. I've been averaging just over three years between new phones.
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

I was doing every 2 years until I got the iPhone 5, then have just stuck with that so far. Nothing really tempting about a new phone lately for me.
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

It varies completely depending on whether a new phone has something new or interesting that I want, or if my old phone is having issues. I went a year between the Galaxy Nexus to Nexus 4, but skipped the Nexus 5 and 6 before finally getting a 5X last year. Don't see myself upgrading this year.
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Old 05-06-16, 11:43 AM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

Whenever I get fed up with the phone I have, some have lasted very short periods for me (iPhone 3G), some long stretches (Droid Incredible), others because something glitched out bad (Droid Turbo).

I'm on a Nexus 6P right now, it'll probably last me until early next year when my contract is up and my employer buys me a new phone. But I'm pretty happy with it.
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

Pretty much keep my current phone until it dies and then I still refuse to pay over a certain amount for a new one.
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

I like to try different devices. In about the past year, I have used the s6e, Note 4,note 5, iPhone 6s Plus, turbo 2, 5x,zenfone 2, s7e, nexus 6, moto e 2nd gen, and luge
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

about every 1.5 to 2 years. i finance my last phone (droid turbo) through verizon and i won't be doing that again. i'll probably be buying the next moto x variant later this year or something equivalent. no more full retail price flagship phones for me.
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Old 05-06-16, 10:47 PM
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

I'm still on the iphone4. I don't fall in to the gimmick that my wife and friends do. I can still call, text, check the weather, surf the net, Netflix, take lower res pics. Everything my "phone" needs to do. I bought the lifeproof case and have fallen in the pool a couple times with it and still works like a champ. I'm behind on a couple iOS upgrades so some apps don't work but no big deal.

I don't live on my phone so maybe I don't know the obsession.
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Re: How often do you upgrade your smart phone?

Originally Posted by Barth View Post
I'm still on the iphone4. I don't fall in to the gimmick that my wife and friends do. I can still call, text, check the weather, surf the net, Netflix, take lower res pics. Everything my "phone" needs to do. I bought the lifeproof case and have fallen in the pool a couple times with it and still works like a champ. I'm behind on a couple iOS upgrades so some apps don't work but no big deal.

I don't live on my phone so maybe I don't know the obsession.
I bought the iPhone 4 when it was first released and finally upgraded to the 6S Plus last September. Although it was still functional, the lack of quality of the photos and how much it lagged, made me switch to the latest model. I'll probably try to keep the 6S Plus for another 5 years or more.
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