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    Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    And are your upgrades becoming more or less frequent?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Every two years for me. Due to contracts but it also seems thats a good time dofference between hardware. You notice the difference then. Currently using a iphone4s. Hopefully next handset will be the galaxy note 3 ( hopefully UK gets octocore, and the handset accepts ubuntu aswell)

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    I've had an iPhone 4, for nearly 3 years now. Since the retina display, there has been nothing that has justified upgrading, who notices a quad core processor on a phone when your checking your emails, or playing angry birds? I don't suspect I'll upgrade until apple stop supporting it, or drop it (again) and it breaks

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Same as Lee, I've had my iPhone 4 for 3 years now and feel no inclination whatsoever to upgrade at the moment. It does everything I need it to do, as quickly as I need it to.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    I used to get 12 or 18 month contracts and whatever best handset for free or small cost to spread payments, and I was quite a heavy user of allowance before the Mrs and I lived together so a £35 pcm contract was OK value. Last time I did that was 2011 for an HTC Sensation but the deals are much worse recently so last as autumn I went SIM only. I like Android but also like my updates, I'm no longer too poor to afford £279 in one go so a Nexus 4 is a perfect fit for me. Does everything I need. Next upgrade will be a Nexus as soon as one comes out which offers something my 4 doesn't. Maybe LTE once that is decent value and good coverage rather than a piss take.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    due to the expense of contracts / phones it's every 2 years for me, which is down from the 2 contracts I used to run for Sony Ericsson handsets 6 months apart. my next is my iPhone 5 upgrade to the '6' next summer , missing this years 's' model.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Usually 18 months to 2 years, depending on what sort of contract I can wangle. Seriously considering the N4/SIM only route next though, it's just too expensive to keep getting the latest and greatest phone, to then be stuck with something that doesn't get any updates 6 months after you got it...

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Usually, two years, not because of contracts, just to avoid wasting money.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster View Post
    Usually, two years, not because of contracts, just to avoid wasting money.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?
    Only when my current phone either fails, or cannot do something that I need to. Thanks to the feedback on Hexus, last time I moved to a SIM-free phone and a SIM-only contract, so there's no real restrictions or pressure to upgrade.

    Got a Galaxy S3 when it came out last year, and might be tempted to an S5 or a 2014 Nokia Lumia next year - but they'll have to do something that I cannot do with my S3 (in the case of the S5) or have a brilliant camera (for the Lumia). At the moment the S3 is working perfectly, so I can't see the reason to jump ship at the moment.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Every three years (more or less)

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    I'm on my first smartphone, which is less than a year old, but I'm not expecting to have any interest in upgrading it for another two or three years at least. I do plan on keeping an eye on the various custom roms that people are making for it though, and thus upgrading the software side of things.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    I upgrade my phone whenever the one I have at the moment breaks. There's no sense in wasting money on new stuff when I already have things that work.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    Just upgraded to an HTC One after using a Desire HD for nearly 2 and a half years. Been meaning to upgrade for a while but always found reasons to hold on until now.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    I use to upgrade every two years but now with the prices so high it will only be when my phone dies

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    Re: Features - QOTW: How often do you upgrade your smartphone?

    2 years for me, I am in the process now, I only go for free phones on £8 a month or less contracts, my HTC wildfire is going and making way for a Nokia lumia 520.

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