The smartphone market is highly competitive. If we keep iPhones aside, every other big smartphone manufacturer release more than 15-16 models every year. But do we really need to upgrade to a new smartphone every 6 months or a year? What are we missing out on if we don’t upgrade to new smartphones very frequently? How much can your phone last?
If you also have these doubts, read this article to clear your confusion. We will try to understand how durable these smartphones are and for how long can they be used as a daily driver?
Do we really need to upgrade to a new smartphone every 6 months or a year?
No, not at all. Every decent smartphone gets software updates for at least 2-3 years. They work smoothly. All apps will be supported by your smartphone. However, in certain situations, you may need to change your phone. Such as
The arrival of something very new
For example, right now 5G is going to hit the market soon, and if you have a 4G smartphone but you really need to have a faster network you will have to go for 5G, there is no other option.
You have a very low-powered smartphone
The smartphone you bought a year ago may be very low-powered. In that situation, it will start lagging very soon. In this situation, you will need to buy a new phone.
What are we missing out on if we don’t upgrade to new smartphones very frequently?
Smartphone manufacturers produce great ads. They create this delusion that you are missing out on something very big if you do not buy the latest smartphone they are offering. It is almost all the time not true. You do not miss out on anything important, it may have a little bit better camera and it may be a little bit faster, but it is completely illogical to buy a new smartphone every year just for a 10% performance increase.
How much can your phone last?
This is a tricky question. Your phone can practically be using your smartphone for 5 to 6 years. But most people get their phones damaged in some way. If you can treat your phone with care and gentleness, it can work fine even after 5 years of use. However, you will need to replace the battery of that phone. The phone should be of very high end when you purchased it, if you already had a low or mediocre end phone (When you bought it), it will never last 5 years. It will lag very hard.
I hope this article helps people decide, whether they should upgrade their phones or not. However, I am very curious to know how old are your smartphones and when are you going to change them. Also, mention the name and the model, it will be interesting.