How old is your current phone?

How old is your current phone?
We love tech — that's why we are on this website, right? And we love reading about, trying out, and even owning all of the latest tech. We are pretty sure you do, too. But there is a world beyond our expensive hobbies and it often does not allow us to have the latest and greatest in toys. So, we hold our childish enthusiasm at bay and compromise.

For how long? Some people adhere to the 2-year cycle, which is usually a happy middle-of-the-road deal — you pay the handset in 24 equal payments, which doesn't hurt too much, and you get to exchange it when it is sort of old-ish (things get old fast in the smartphone world). Others will often find it hard to last even 6 months with their top-tier device and start looking for that new buzz. There are also those that are perfectly fine with investing a lot of money in a phone once and then use it for as long as it powers on.

We thought we'd ask — how old is your current device?

How old is your current (main) phone?

0 - 6 months old
26.75%
6 - 12 months old
15.87%
12 - 24 months old
25.49%
24 - 36 months old
22.17%
As ancient as Luke's lightsaber and good character development
9.72%

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109 Comments

1. CEDEOTB

Posts: 310; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

OnePlus 3T user here

59. samgsam

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Me too. I think this phone will last for another 1.5 years easily

78. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Same with me, i like it so far. The update is pretty quick (though i don't really care about quick/latest update, because i'd rather have stable performance). Had some bug that disables mobile data after Oreo update but it's already fixed. I own new iPad Pro 10.5 as well, my previous iPad last 5 years (iPad 4). This new model has many bugs like apps crashes/force close, laggy transition when scrolling between widget & home screen that even worse than old Magazine UX.

84. alohha

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

1 week old Huawei Mate 10 here. But I was on the OnePlus 3 for 18 months and honestly preferred that. Just had a better deal with my carrier hence the switch. Wish the Huawei was as buttery smooth.

93. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Sorry i didn't know much about huawei since they had too many model, but isn't Huawei Mate is more expensive? I never tried one. I think it could be better if OnePlus release new flagship every 1 year instead every half year. They are still a good value-performance device.

94. alohha

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah the Mate 10 costs about 60% more than my One Plus 3. (Before carrier subsidies). Maybe I'm judging to quickly. But the phone stutters once in a while (Maybe it's the AI processor running in the back). Something about how barebones OnePlus is makes it feel a lot smoother. Credit where credit is due though, the Leica cameras work great

97. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

3T camera was average i guess, but that's expected for a flagship that cost like mid-end device.

106. alohha

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Further pros and cons, in my opinion of course One Plus 3 has the better fast charging, phone doesn't heat up and the wire feels better made. For the Huawei. The screen is HUGE (Too bad not LED). But the phone is about the same as the OP3, just slightly chubbier. Love that. Plus the battery life is insane. Lasts me an entire day consistently with heavy use.

108. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Yea i agree, i like this dash charge feature & the cable quality is just what is supposed to be for flagship (Apple if u hear that). Hope there will be a good powerbank that support dash charge.

86. skyline88

Posts: 696; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

OP3 user here, having it ever since August 2016, i guess it could easily last til the end of 2019. the performance is just insanely smooth!

104. iamdutchy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Oneplus One User here! been using it for about 3 months after it was released. The phone is still amazing and still flys no matter what i throw at it 64GB running LineageOS

105. samgsam

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I use OnePlus One as my secondary phone and I totally agree with you. It is still rocking and buttery smooth.

2. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Mine is 7 or 8 months old.

3. danny_a2005

Posts: 339; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Pixel 2 XL here

39. TBomb

Posts: 997; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Are you having the occasional scrolling issue where you try to scroll but your touch isnt registered? I have been having that lately. Not sure if I am just noticing now or if it's new. Any insight?

52. applesnapple93

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Pixel XL 2 owner. Do not have such issue. The only 2 issues I am having is the swipe problem where it kind of rubberbands back and doesnt register (mainly when answering calls). And not receiving text message notifications via Android Messages (this happened after the most recent update and is probably the app itself).

58. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Also Pixel 2 XL owner. I won the screen lottery... no problems with touch registering and that blue-shift on mine is fairly negligible unless I hold it at such an angle I cant really see the screen anyway. But, initially I did get that weird bug where headphones weren't working with the dongle. For anyone interested in my fix, at first I I'd had the headphones attached to the dongle when I plugged them in. Bugged! So, I took apart the dongle/headphones... then first attached the dongle, then attached the headphones and that seemed to take care of it from then on out.

62. ozgur781sen

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

The reason Pixel 2 XL has more noticeable blue shift at angles is because Google put a filter that allows the user to see the phones display and operate it with a sunglasses. Usually with a regular phone display you would have to set the brightness to 100% but not with the pixel2 XL due to that special filter. But what I do not understand is why none of the tech websites nor the youtubers mentioned this even though google mentioned it when they first announced the phones and when blue shift issue started to spread. They even released a statement saying that this is because of the filter that allows you to see and operate the phone with sunglasses that do not allow certain light waves from the screen. What do you think?

72. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I did not hear of that... you'd think they'd be a little better at relaying these little tidbits.

51. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1264; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Ditto

4. libra89

Posts: 2119; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I have had my Galaxy A3 2017 since July, so it's a solid 6 months old.

5. iczer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Pixel 2 here!!

29. rockvarun

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Hey Mate

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oneplus 3 on 18 months and Xperia SP ready for its 5th anniversary soon.

7. fatTony

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I bought a GS7 edge six months ago, but the phone was announced more than 12 months ago. For me the phone is new (six months old), but is old for the mobile phone market.

23. libra89

Posts: 2119; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Same. Not same phone but same exact story.

8. LikeMyself

Posts: 621; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Almost 3 years now with my S6! Its still powerful cpu & great gpu & stock based custom roms do help though The glass body didn't age at all & only some dents on the aluminum frame. It's still a looker

10. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Unfortunately it still holds ridiculous prices in my country, eh.

65. Heisenberg

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You mean s6? What country if I may ask?

19. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

What roms r u using n is it stable

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