New smartphones are coming out every week or two these days. And this constant stream of snazzy new flagships might make you assume that it’s harder to stick with a single phone for very long. Surprisingly, most users get about two years out of their smartphones before finally upgrading. Today we are going to talk about when and why you should upgrade/replace your current smartphone.
1) It doesn’t run the latest OS
Android flagships are typically supported with the newest software for the next 3 years of its release. So when you buy the latest Samsung Galaxy, you should expect to receive all the updates in the next 3 years. However, it can be a little different with budget phones they usually get their updates next 1-2 years. When it comes to iPhones things are different. Apple phones usually get all new updates for the next 4-5 years.
2) Performance is declining
Performance decay is something of a controversial topic in the Android world. We all know that usually over time some Android phone starts to be baggy and it’s not capable of running thing as it did at the start. Many believe it’s actually the user’s fault, due to the inevitable build-up of bloat after months and months of installing apps. So when your performance starts to decline it’s usually the right time for an upgrade.
3) Battery health has become poor
As smartphones become more powerful, their batteries are put under a growing amount of strain. No matter what you do, all batteries degrade at the same rate. And that degradation is quicker if you charge your device more often or use it as its charging. As an example, the average iPhone 7’s battery capacity will go down by 15 percent in about 2 years of use.
Battery problems are solvable and you can always replace them. But sometimes it’s more expensive to change the battery than to buy a completely new phone, especially when it comes to apple. So your best option is to buy some pre-owned phone in top condition.
4) Physical damage
If you’ve had your smartphone for a couple of years, you probably dropped it several times. These drops can crack your phone display and break rear panels. Typically, a broken rear panel doesn’t affect usability with the dangers of cutting oneself on shattered glass notwithstanding. A shattered display tends to be a bigger problem. Even if the touch layer is still intact, it affects the visibility and threatens to cut your fingers.
Drops cause damage to other parts of your smartphone. With any impact, there is a slight risk of causing internal components to a shift and become loose. Buttons and ports, which can fail even with regular use, can also stop working. The camera sensor could become detached from the main circuit board, preventing you from taking photos or videos. The USB port might likewise get knocked loose. So if your phone is physically damaged then you should probably do an upgrade.
Upgrading your smartphone hurts the planet
The good news is you can upgrade your phone every 21 months and help the environment at the same time buy choosing to buy a quality pre-owned phone.
Where to buy pre-owned phones?
MobileTrade is one of the best places to buy pre-owned phones. We will inspect every phone to ensure high-quality standards, offer a reasonable return policy, and provide customer support to guarantee that you are satisfied with your purchase. This gives you more time to determine if the smartphone meets your expectations. Help us save our planet and buy used phones!