9 out of 10 plan to stick with their current phone this holiday season

According to a survey conducted by Puls, 90% of those surveyed said that they plan to stick with their current smartphone this holiday season. This means that despite what is believed to be heavy demand for the new handset models offering near bezel-less displays, edge-to-edge screens and 18:9 aspect ratios, nine out of ten smartphone owners plan on sticking with their daily driver...
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23. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Still have a Note 4 and Droid Turbo... Yup, my sh!@#'s vintage. Turbo still runs like it did the day I got it. Note is getting a little winded - battery charging, battery drain, force closes, other various hiccups. Not sure if I'm just going to get a new battery since they're at least still user-replaceable and upgrade next year... or take this as an opportunity to upgrade. Guess I'm either 9/10 or 1/10. :-/

26. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Well, I am also on that 9 out of 10 people. I am more than happy with my Lenovo P2 (5100mAh battery + SD625 + AMOLED + 4GB RAM + 32GB + SD). Reasons being, [1] Latest phones are ridiculously expensive. [2] Not having good battery life with extra large screen. [3] None coming with Oreo on box -- especially for PROJECT TREBLE. [4] Waiting for 3 CA and DualVolte phone. [5] My Lenovo P2 is still kicking a$& [6] Not good to watch videos on 1:2 screens. So I will wait one more year...

29. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I know this sounds dumb but I long for a day where people don't see the need to get a new phone every single year. Spend all that money for what? Smaller bezels and slightly improved cameras? CPU horsepower that'll most certainly go to waste? And here I am.. a sucker who buys into the hype and gets a new phone for no good reason. Conflicted.. :/

30. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2130; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Took back my iPhone X and still rocking my iPhone 7 Plus. Waiting on iPhone XI Plus...

34. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Am happy with my Oneplus 5 :)

36. tokuzumi

Posts: 1828; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

We are at the point of diminishing returns on smartphone upgrades. Now manufacturers are just throwing things at the wall, to see what sticks. While the 18:9 screen is "neat", my "old" 16:9 HTC 10 does everything I need it to do. Takes great pictures. Is relatively up to date with respect to security updates (I'm on the Oct 17 security update), and it runs pretty well. Only complaint with the device is battery life. While the SD 835 is faster than the 820, it's not night and day faster. Speed difference would only be noticeable when holding devices side by side. Dual cameras are pretty gimmicky, with only a few phones doing this well. LG's wide angle lens is probably the best. I think it was the Alcatel Idol 4S that did a really good implementation. The black and white secondary sensor really helped take good low light photos from the otherwise mediocre camera hardware. Now customers are asking for mutually exclusive things. "Give me slimmer bezels!" "I don't want to see the notch!" "Give me a really thin phone!" "I want better battery life"

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

Spot on, bro. I've owned every Note since the Note 2, but with the Note 8, I see no real speed enhancement over the Note 7. I mean, once a phone's motions are essentially instantaneous, how can you go any faster? A phone can't do things before you tell it to. This is not to say the Note 8 isn't a great phone, but it really just doesn't do anything that my Note 7 didn't already. And I already had a pretty similar feeling about the 7 over the 5 last year. Also, with where these prices are going, it just doesn't seem worth it anymore. I'm seriously considering sitting the next round out.

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