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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Bought a Pixel 3a in Oct 2019 when it was on offer. I really don't like notches or punch-hole camera cut-outs (I want a display that's symmetrical on both horizontal and vertical axes) so I guess I'll be sticking with it for a long time.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Got an iPhone 12, my first Apple phone, February this year and, don't expect to replace it until we are up to at least iPhone 16.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    About 1.5 years. no plan to upgrade for the next 3-4...

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Last year, when I pre-ordered the OnePlus Nord after sticking with my previous phone for almost 5 years.
    As people have mentioned contracts, I'd just like to point out that mine was an outright purchase to use with my existing sim, no contract involved.

    I believe my previous one was part of a bundle, so while the handset was still outright purchased, it was bundled with a 12-month sim-only contract as the cheapest option (and both better specced and cheaper than my existing sim at the time too).
    Last edited by Output; 01-10-2021 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    2 years ago.
    In general i keep a phone until it break, my previous phone still worked but the swelling battery was pushing the screen off, and knowing lipo batteries from the RC hobby, i sadly had to waste money on a new phone.
    Of course not a high end phone or anything, there is no need for me to go there as dingeling,,,, yes ! is about all i need.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Earlier this year I got the Xiaomi Mi 11 when it launched (April think it was) - upgraded from the Huawei P30 Pro which was great but the colours on the camera were way off.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    As people have mentioned contracts, ....
    On that point, outright purchase of a lower-midrange Samsung (A71) with a PAYG SIM.

    First, I rarely use it when not within range of (private) wifi. Texts are very rare, data usage even more so. And my first £20 in credit lasted 15 months, and but for BT cutting off the (landline) phone at my mother-in-laws, without being asked, would have lasted much longer. Essentially, I use it as a sort-of tablet, and as a display for the DJI drone, much more than as a phone. Also, I detest paying monthly for things I use so little.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    I think I got my OnePlus 6 around three years ago.

    I'd probably upgrade if I spotted an epic bargain, but I don't need to - it's been great and the battery is still going strong.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    I think I got my OnePlus 6 around three years ago.

    I'd probably upgrade if I spotted an epic bargain, but I don't need to - it's been great and the battery is still going strong.
    Me too on all counts, there isn't any reason to upgrade for me

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Switched from a Nokia 808 to a second-hand iPhone SE in Q2 of 2019. There wasn't much driftwood left on the burning platform of Symbian by that point, and the phone was showing its age enough to convince me to upgrade before taking a big overseas vacation.

    So far, I've been happy. I miss the 808's OLED screen, and in ideal conditions its camera was better, but for most things the iPhone is a significant upgrade. I've even added a 4th category to my traditional phone uses (call/text/camera) - fitness tracking apps.

    No plans to upgrade at this point. Other than a slightly nicer camera, and maybe being able to store more music on my phone, I can't really point to an area where I'd be able to tell a difference with a newer phone. Performance, I wouldn't be able to tell, I never play games on it.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    i got a 6s during release week, about a year or 2 later i got a new one as apple messed up the battery replacement thing. another year or 2 after that i got a replacement batter the week before apple put the price up. it still works, the battery doesn't last long though, but it still runs the apps etc i need, and has the latest IOS ,and now WFH i don't use it much as i have proper computers that do most of the stuff instead

    just before lockdown i got a cheap android phone brand new for £80 to use as a music player as it has a SD slot. specs are similar to the iphone, perhaps a bit better. the main thing i'd miss if i dropped apple is imessenger as most people i do chat to use that, and it's integrated in the txt app so you can send pictures without being charged, and you don't have to persuade people to move to whatsapp

    i have been looking out for something like a ex flatship android phone thats about 2 years old and sub £200 and there's been so many deals, but i notice a lot of them have dropped the SD slot. if there was a more seemless way to use an SD slot with iphone like a case that incorporates it, then i'd be more inclined to stick with apple, and i have been looking at getting a 2 year old sub £200 iphone to upgrade to, but rarely leaving the house bar to get groceries, paying hundreds to upgrade is a bit pointless. once covid clears more, i'll be out and about a bit more so just keeping my eye out on a good deal so i'm all set when i do want to go outside and listen to music from my phone or whatever gadget. ideally without havimg to take 2 phones/gadgets

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Moved from an aging Pixel 2XL to a Pixel 5 a few months back. So glad I did.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    Two years ago. I upgraded my One+3 for a One+6. I've still got the One+3 which is worth next to nowt but still going strong. On reflection I shouldn't have bothered upgrading but there you go.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    not since getting a Galaxy10 a few months after release, and I have no desire to upgrade. what I do want is an electro-magneto-gravitic spaceship so I can get off this rock

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    3yrs ago for me (P20 Pro)

    I've been looking for an upgrade as endless zoom calls since lockdown have killed the battery life, problem is there isn't much out there with a significantly better camera (especially the optical zoom) that isn't either expensive/huge/non Google services or a Samsung.

    An iPhone 13 mini sized phone with a decent camera/zoom/battery would be great. I couldn't care less about getting the latest snapdragon version but it seems impossible to get something mid range with my requirements.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last upgrade your mobile phone?

    i have an iphone 5 (s ? I think). I've had it four years, before that it was my nephews, he's had 3 more phones since I got this old one LOL

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