How old is your current phone?

How old is your current phone?
Ah, how we love to upgrade our phones often... or at least have the chance to check out and read about new 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. This is especially true since all major manufacturers boosted their phone prices in 2018, carelessly hitting the $1k mark. We guess... we should start buying future-proof products and holding on to the for longer.

Some people are used to adhere to a 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.

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

How old is your current phone (model generation)

0 - 12 months old
34.13%
12 - 24 months old
30.58%
24 - 36 months old
24.97%
Older than rotary phones
10.33%

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47 Comments

2. cncrim

Posts: 1583; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Still on my i7 here and just switch s6 to s9 recently.

4. TechGirl90 unregistered

I currently have had this phone longer than a decade, it's a Can Phone.

5. libra89

Posts: 2264; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I purposely went with the previous gen iPhone. Not worth it to pay 1k for the current gen, as I'm not a fan of this $900-1k phone pricing trend we have going on.

23. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yeah I'll never pay such prices. I'd rather buy a flagship from last year with a nice price. I know it's not latest and greatest. But it's all marketing hype, incremental upgrades. What can these models do that last year's couldn't really. You'll save tons of money with this game plan. Lol.

6. Avieshek unregistered

iPhone X - any upgrade, would be 5G compatible.

27. cncrim

Posts: 1583; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

My guess you are asking iphone X equipped 5G, if that is your question then No, the technology(5G ) just come out and any software upgrade won't make change to replicate hardware capability.

40. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

He is pointing that his next phone will be a phone with 5G capability.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bought my Note 9 on day one, and my wife bought my Max the Saturday after it came out.

9. kennybenny

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Have the S8....... less than a year old.......

14. Chris_ABN

Posts: 189; Member since: May 16, 2018

The S8 is more than a year old. I have the S9 Plus. That's less than a year old.

15. DFranch

Posts: 525; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

he's saying he bought it less than a year ago. The question was how long have you had it, not how long since it was released.

46. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Aktuallly, the question is "How old is your current phone (model generation)". Meaning, "When was it manufactured?" NOT "When did you buy it?"...

10. cmdacos

Posts: 3957; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I buy the larger s-series on day 1 and then I buy the note on day 1 each year.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

To those who voted in the 0-12 category, prepare to have your inbox explode with offers. Samsung and Apple just loooove you.

12. alanrock

Posts: 280; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

i like my phones "rare"...

16. Poptart2828

Posts: 343; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I like your style

13. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Bought my Pixel 3 in October and my 6T in November.

17. rkoforever90

Posts: 417; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Holding onto my note 5 till note 10 comes

18. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 649; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Wish my LG G3 still worked, that (rooted) still was the best phone I ever had - even better than my pretty new V35

19. Stormrider

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Z3 here. Perfect condition, and I don't see a single reason to upgrade. It's fast and it only does everything from browsing, YouTube, email, messaging, and gaming. Phones have stopped getting revolutionary upgrades since half a decade ago.

20. pmg1997

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Just sold my LG V30, but I bought a OP6T!!!!! Merry X-mas to ME!!!!

21. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Xz premium here. Got a good deal on it. It's a bezel beast. But I love standing out from the crowd of Sammies and iPhones.

41. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I too using XZ Premium for almost 18 months now. It's a great phone. I never encountered a problem in gaming so far (AOV highest setting, PUBG medium setting). Snapdragon 835 is truly a beast. :D

22. shortkey

Posts: 52; Member since: May 19, 2017

My Xperia L is soon-to-be 6 years old, replaced and repaired several times to keep it running. I love the shape of it, I love the size of it, and I love its Android 4.1.2. The phone is barely working and beaten up to hell and back, but I'll stick with it UNTIL SOMEONE MAKES A COMPACT SMARTPHONE AGAIN. This one's 4.3" but I'd go for smaller.

24. JMartin22

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Almost 2 months old. Have an iPhone XS Max. I most likely anticipate getting a GS10+ when it comes around

25. JCASS889

Posts: 471; Member since: May 18, 2018

got a nexus 6 that i use as a extra device, rooted and rom, still runs like a champ.

26. Rajkamal

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What can I say, I use Galaxy S6 edge. I know it's not pretty enough to be compared with today's phones but it was the prettiest when I bought it and it still works.

28. AndrewHipolite

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

My phone is from 2014(flagship back then) and I only change it because it start to show its age - its 2GB RAM is not enough anymore. Also, the Android 5 doesn't help either.

35. shortkey

Posts: 52; Member since: May 19, 2017

2 GB of f**king RAM should be enough for anything you could possibly think of doing on a damn hand held computer, unless you're a pig or a slob and feel the need to hoard running apps in the background because "unused RAM is wasted RAM, right?"

29. tyger11

Posts: 287; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

5 years old. I have a Nexus 5 from 2013. Actually, 2 of them, one from the initial batch shipped. Waiting on the 855/8150 phones to come out. I'd like 5G, but I don't see that happening in time for my next purchase.

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