How old is your current phone?

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109 Comments

40. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Lady I work with has an iPhone 4. Not 4s...a 4.

42. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Note 8.

43. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Rockin my original Galaxy S4 with its same battery in Makati and when I come back to US, I have my Note 8. S4 is the longest I have kept any phone as I never keep a phone past a year. Since most of the latest Samsung's have not been overly great from the previous model, I will be skipping buying a new model in 2018. I will way for the Anniversary model of the S and Note to see what they bring

44. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I get a new phone every 7 to 8 months.

45. Qbsoon

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Doogee X5 Pro

46. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Searching for NEW Note 4 now. Still the best phone EVER.

47. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Phone subsidies are gone, people will hold off upgrading longer and longer now due to the lack of much value in the flagship phone market. Thank goodness for Swappa.

49. Jrod99

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

That’s why I’m doing 3 years on 6s plus. No battery issue yet. What ever I buy next probably be bought out right. Still got a Note 3 for back up.

55. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Huh? Carriers still subsidize phones. How you think they offer monthly payment plans? Or BOGO deals? How you think they offer $300 of deals or trade-in deals? Its because they are offering some type of subsidization. Anytime you don't have to come up with ANY money upfront, that is a form of subsidization. Many people are simply keeping the phone until its paid off. Unlike the old days where you paid 50% upfront and after a year you sell it. \ Many aren't selling after one year. I have 2 Note 8's on eBay for $650, both in mint condition, but no one has taken a bite. Usually when I post a phone, it sells within 2-4 days. If I had post the phone in 11/2018 for the same price, it would have sold already. But because the phone just came out, its not moving.

50. plantman60

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Still rockin' my Nokia Lumia 1520! 20mp camera, fast processor, 6" screen, working great

54. rsiders

Posts: 1958; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

14 months with the LG V20 and it's been great.

56. sepkid

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

HTC u 11. I love this phone. The camera is better than iPhone 8 plus and Samsung s8. Have not compared it to x and not 8. This is my first comment. Please me nice to me

57. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Galaxy S4 with Android 7.1.2 , still better than many budget phones right now

60. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Galaxy S7 for the past 10 months.

61. md227a

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

iPhone 8 Plus user here, only reason I got it and ditched my 7plus was for wireless charging.

63. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

A5 2017 user here thinking about changing it to a Xiaomi Mi A1. any thoughts or opinions?

64. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

5 days old

66. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Currently using iPhone 6. A little slow but bearable. Performance similar to Moto E4? I have my secondary phone brand new in the box Nexus 5. Both are ancient

68. 48Chevy

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

iPhone SE bought April 2017 (daily driver) iPhone 5s bought March 2014 (back up device) Motorola Moto E4 bought June 2017 (app development/testing) LG V30 from Sept 2017 (app development/testing) iPhone 7 ProdRed (purchased this morning!)

69. shahrokh.king

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

Note 4 three years and going on as strong as a new device i wont trade it in for even a new note 8

70. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

My Moto E 2nd Gen w/ LTE is approaching two years in age (21 months currently), but I'll be replacing it in the next couple of weeks if all goes as planned. Otherwise, I still have my old Nokia 9300 and Nokia E62 in a drawer. The 9300 I've had since 2008 (bought it new from a warehouse where it had been sitting, unpurchased, for some time), although I gave it to my Mom to use for a few years (and then she gave it back to me, and I've kept it ever since). The E62 I've had since 2009, when I bought it used from another guy who had been using it for a couple years himself (and I gave it to my Dad to use for a while, and when he gave it back to me I kept it). I will probably pull them out in February (when the weather is drier) to give them a once-over, maintenance-charge the batteries, reminisce a little for a couple days, and then repackage them in their Ziploc bags for another year or so. If someone ever opens a smartphone museum, maybe I can donate them to their collection or something...

75. SyCo87

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Although I'm certainly contributing to e-waste, I'm glad to hear someone maintaining their devices for years while showing the tech-community you can still be a handheld enthusiast. I keep all my phones as well, my 5s will be used as an iOS tinkering device and my 4s is my dedicated music player for the gym.

89. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I had a large collection of handsets, and probably three times as many were feature phones as there were smartphones in the collection. I gave a couple of my old handsets to friends who needed them. Whenever I was totally done with a handset, I would usually give them to Verizon's Hopeline. After the divorce (2009) and bankruptcy (2012), I had to sell as many of my handsets as I could to help eliminate debt (sold a Nokia E75 and a Nokia N75, and a Nokia N800 tablet, too; got almost nothing for them compared to what I had paid for them in the first place), and my ex got the BlackBerry Pearl from my collection (that was the only smartphone she wanted out of all of them, along with a Nokia 6085). I've only had one of my handsets break on me (my brother accidentally broke the screen on my Nokia 6620 while he was borrowing it), and so that one got recycled for sure. Everything else that gets into my hands tends to end up with Hopeline, including my most recent prior smartphone, an LG Viper. I hope they have been able to reuse a lot of the phones I have sent them over the years. I'm sure a number of them had to be completely recycled, so I am sure that I'm not free of responsibility for some e-waste somewhere. I now have only three phones out of what used to be a collection going on twenty-strong, so I have majorly downsized since 2012 and 2013. I have yet to add an iPhone to my collection history.

71. lovemasterbaba

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

Doogee s60

74. SyCo87

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Just got the S8+, came from the iPhone 5s.

77. mistereddie

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

HTC U11 here, works great. Superb camera.

79. mentalerror

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2016

my note 4 is still working fine

80. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Note8 and iPhone X as my main devices, though I did manage to snag a used Honor 8, mint condition, for dirt cheap....and my sim is in it as we speak, so I guess that means my absolute *current* phone is a year and a few months old. Side note, the Honor 8 is a fantastic device so far. I'm quite glad I caved and finally got one.

81. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My Nexus 6 is holding on...think she could use a new battery though.

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