Should I buy a new phone? - Flowchart

Should I buy a new phone? - Flowchart
People often wonder if it's time to get a new phone. That decision can be influenced by many factors, not only personal, but global, such as the time of the year. With new models being released regularly and advertisements constantly showing us the latest and greatest features, it's easy to think that your phone has run its course. But often, a new unlocking method, or a camera that takes slightly better pictures at night, are not reasons enough to spend your hard-earned money. 

We decided to take a lightweight approach on the decision process and made a flowchart to help you evaluate the need for a new device. Just don't take it too seriously.

Should I buy a new phone? - Flowchart

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20 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2683; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Forget the bloody phone; I need a lawnmower and a top end rebuild for my diesel truck! And... I also want to pre-purchase a cemetery plot; but that's not in the list of priorities right now. Life is short and cruel! G'Day!

2. cmdacos

Posts: 3739; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

For me, is the latest samsung flagship out--------> buy a new phone

3. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

I like the way you think Georgi, Good Job!

5. miketer

Posts: 481; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

:))) nice flow chart

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Still dont understand why many ppl get new phone yearly. Of course the next generation will always be better, but it does not make yours any crap.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

They get a new phone mostly coz they want to, not coz they need to.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Even a 3y old phone should be almost as good as the last one (at least in Apple's world).

7. libra89

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah this chart is awesome! Well done.

8. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

How does battery anxiety decide to buy you a phone? Go get a powerbank.

12. libra89

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nah, I disagree. A powerbank is extra weight. Phones should have enough battery to be useful. That is one of the first things I look out for when trying a phone.

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Go get a new battery...

9. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

All the functions are working. Battery lasts the whole day. That's all for me owning an iPhone 7+ & a Moto G5S Plus.

10. KLikePhones

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

This is actually helpful. Thanks :)

13. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

So getting a phone just because you want one doesn't suffice anymore?

14. j_grouchy

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Those folks can just skip the flow chart. If you don't have to ask yourself if you need a new phone, then go for it.

15. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

It's this simple. 1) Do I have enough money to get the phone I want? 2) Do I have a place to buy, return, or service the phone after decision in step 1 is made? 3) Confirm that it works and will connect to my carrier - then enjoy. The decision matrix in the article was pretty complicated.

16. LikeMyself

Posts: 621; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

This flowchart deserves an A+

20. andynaija

Posts: 1241; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Really useful chart I'll bookmark it.

21. Vokilam

Posts: 980; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

One of mine is: are you getting the latest updates quick or at all?

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