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How long does your smartphone last?

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How long does your smartphone last?

  1. < 3 months

    2.1%
  2. < 1 year

    20.2%
  3. < 3 years

    57.4%
  4. < 5 years

    17.0%
  5. others

    3.2%
  1. Jevoly
    Marshmallow Community Expert May 10, 2014

    Jevoly , May 10, 2014 :
    Just out of curiosity. How long does your smartphone last before it's physically dead?

    I did search the forum and can't find any similar thread, if there is any, tell me and i will remove this thread. Thank you.
     

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  2. portuguesetechie
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2014

    portuguesetechie , May 10, 2014 :
    Normally get 2-4 years of use out of mine :p the last 2 trades i made were because phones was outdated, so will this one be, i am one carefull person :p
     

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  3. sameer.rehman
    Eclair May 10, 2014

    sameer.rehman , May 10, 2014 :
    I am still using an iPhone 4 fully functional. Can't wait for oneplus one to come just what I need
     

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  4. Jevoly
    Marshmallow Community Expert May 10, 2014

    Jevoly , May 10, 2014 :
    so nowadays less ppl use the smartphone until its last breathe? lol
     

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  5. sameer.rehman
    Eclair May 10, 2014


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  6. portuguesetechie
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2014

    portuguesetechie , May 10, 2014 :
    Well i guess u can say that :p , if youre carefull with it, generally it wont die, unless the battery runs rampant
    I am using An iphone 3gs, 3 years and some months old, it doesnt have a scratch on its screen (Some on the backplate tho) it has a silence buton which is a bit banged up but it is stil fully functional, its not in perfect shape but i could use it for about 1 more year without it being inoperable i think
     

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  7. Jevoly
    Marshmallow Community Expert May 10, 2014

    Jevoly , May 10, 2014 :
    i'm still using my Samsung Galaxy S (I9000)... already 3 1/2 years old... running CM11...
     

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  8. clayginn
    KitKat May 10, 2014

    clayginn , May 10, 2014 :
    I get a new phone every 8 months to a year. One of my daughters get my old one and I sell her old one.
    One this situation
    I'm buying the OPO. Daughter gets my Nexus 5, I sell her Lumia 925.
     

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  9. Jevoly
    Marshmallow Community Expert May 10, 2014

    Jevoly , May 10, 2014 :
    china made unbranded smartphones maybe? lol

    PS: i m chinese...
     

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  10. portuguesetechie
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2014

    portuguesetechie , May 10, 2014 :
    :p friend of mine does that with his wife :p its allways a good option
     

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  11. Alex Lin
    Gingerbread May 10, 2014


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  12. joshorty
    Honeycomb May 10, 2014

    joshorty , May 10, 2014 :
    Not sure how long i could make one last. I usually sell it and upgrade while it's still working. I used my HTC One X for 18 months.
     

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  13. Gorynytj
    Lollipop May 10, 2014

    Gorynytj , May 10, 2014 :
    Usually I change once or twice every year, even tho last year I've changed five times. Perhaps this is the ONE.

    Edit: I saw wrong, dead? that never happens, I take care of my phones.
     

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  14. pilotone
    Jelly Bean May 10, 2014

    pilotone , May 10, 2014 :
    Every phone I've had has been fully functional without issues (and without damages) for over a year. Being that I don't keep phones for more than a year, if I still had every phone I've owned, I would think 5+ years.
     

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  15. portuguesetechie
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2014

    portuguesetechie , May 10, 2014 :
    Pun intended? :p nice one bro
     

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  16. Cali_t
    Froyo May 10, 2014


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  17. jsabatte
    Donut May 10, 2014


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  18. portuguesetechie
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2014

    portuguesetechie , May 10, 2014 :
    U can make a phone last 3-5 years but it gets slow, and new software isnt run on it, u cant play games, the hardware starts getting worn out, so i trade
     

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  19. oscarvanl
    Jelly Bean May 10, 2014

    oscarvanl , May 10, 2014 :
    I'm running my Galaxy S2 with CM 11, I bought an extended battery and now it lasts 3 days on one charge, it bought a new life to my phone (it's also a fatty now)
     

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  20. Gorynytj
    Lollipop May 10, 2014

    Gorynytj , May 10, 2014 :
    Tried to, and thx :D
     

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