Weekly poll: how often do you change your phone?

Peter, 11 February 2018

A new flagship comes out every 6 months – makers try to play it as two separate classes, e.g. Galaxy S and Note; LG G and LG V, but the fact remains that every flagship is surpassed in half a year.

But do you actually buy a new phone every few months? Some people do (including some at our office), but most people wait at least a year. If you buy phones on contract, though, chances are you wait two years before upgrading.

Unless you use one of the fast upgrade programs, typically 18-month long (think AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, etc.). Those, however, require you to turn in your old device – so you can’t sell it, give it to your parents or even just keep it as a backup device.

So, how often do you upgrade your phone?

How often do you upgrade your phone?
Every few months
Each year
Every 2 years
Quite rarely
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Reader comments

The Xperia X series have the Qnovo battery charging technology which is the ideal solution for now onwards until the next generation battery coming. I found your viewpoint are towards to Samsung or China brand, because my 3.5 years Z2 still hea...

  • Anonymous
  • 21 Feb 2018
  • JG0

But the next generation battery is non-existent. The battery technology that phones still use is decades old. The only difference is that current phones have and the future phones will have non-removable battery which guarantees planned obsolescence,...

  • ayman hamdi
  • 18 Feb 2018
  • S9e

switch only when the current one is no longer usable .I don't mind years or months. the maximum period I got was 8 years ......yes believe it or not it's up to you....how on the earth.....because it was nokia 7610 and thanx😉

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