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How old is your current phone?

My 4 year, 9 month old iPhone 5s with cracked case

Linkedin says about a HYLA Mobile report:

Americans are waiting an average of 2.83 years before upgrading their smartphones, says HYLA Mobile. That’s compared to 2.39 years between upgrades in 2016.

Sounds fairly reasonable. I’m on a bit more of the far end of spectrum. I’ve had my iPhone 5s for 4.77 years. I’m hoping my 5s can hit 5 years. The cost of getting a new phone is totally prohibiting me from getting a new phone. I hesitate saying “upgrade”, because that implies what you currently have isn’t good enough. My iPhone 5s works totally fine. It takes great pics. Occasionally it’s a bit slow, but nothing too terrible.

3 Responses to How old is your current phone?

  1. Jonathan October 31, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    I feel the same about my iPhone 6. Once I got past the two year hump with my brain telling me I was due for a new phone I realized the 6 is perfectly fine. I did start treating it with a little more care. I actually got a case for it.

  2. Melissa Bauer November 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    I’ve had my iPhone 5s since 6/8/14, and until last week, it was in pristine condition. On Thursday, 11/8/18, it fell out of my purse and now there is a cracked area in the upper right corner. There’s a chance that only the tempered glass screen protector is cracked, and I certainly hope that’s the case (no pun intended) because I had not intended to buy a new phone, and really don’t want to be tied to another contract & payment plan. If I do need to upgrade, I might just splurge on the latest iPhone due to the impressive camera features. What to do?

    • Matt Maldre November 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

      When I have to upgrade, I’ll be considering an Android phone. I might come back home to an iPhone, but I’m leaving my options open. I looove the idea of being able to put a micro-SD card into my phone.

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