When's The Right Time To Upgrade To A New Phone?
March. 06, 2020
1. Broken Screen
Even with a cracked screen or back, you can give your phone more life by putting a screen protector or taking it to a repair shop to replace the glass. If all this doesn’t work out, then you might be better off buying a new one.
2. Battery problems.
The latest iPhones and Androids models feature batteries with a lifespan of approximately 500 charge cycles. This means, there are only so many times they can be recharged. And because most cell phones on the market today feature built-in, un-removable batteries, you have to replace the entire phone when your battery is maxed out.
3. When It slows down
Every year, no matter the brand, the current model of a phone will have new features that last years didn’tFeatures and software written for a 2019 phone aren’t going to be as highly optimized and tested for a 2017 phone, and that can mean it doesn’t feel fast and snappy anymore. When it gets too laggy to have, then clearly you need to replace it.
4. Software support
On this front, you can count on getting two to three years of “good” software support with monthly or quarterly updates to address bug and security issues. For a lot of people, an extra year without any isn’t a problem. After that, you should probably just buy a new phone, though.