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Old 12-02-2017, 09:13 AM
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New phone every 9-12 months, mainly because of changing providers -- sometimes because the signal quality sucked, other times because another provider offered more data and/or talk time for the same price or lower.

Those phones were all under $100 each. I don't run games or other taxing apps on my phone, so the sub-$100 class of phones has been sufficient for my needs of basic web browsing, GPS, taking photos, and making calls.

But now that I've returned to Verizon, and resumed using the same phone I had with Verizon 2 years ago, its relatively weak CPU and 1GB of RAM sometimes gets bogged down with some web sites when multiple tabs are open. And with the degradation of my middle-aged eyes I could use a bigger screen than 4.5 inches. So now I've upped my budget to $200 and will soon buy something with a minimum of 2GB and 5" screen.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:23 PM
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Chinese phones are getting pretty awesome in the budget smartphone area imo
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:01 PM
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My first cell phone, lasted 4 years. (Some LG phone I got for free.)

My second cell phone lasted 3 years. (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Just replaced it 2 months ago with an S6.)
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