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Old 11-30-2017, 09:54 AM
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Doesn't having a contract save hundreds of dollars on a new phone? Is there a better way to buy a phone for a comparable price to what you can get from Verizon with a contract?
Not sure, I'm an add-on to a family plan so my bill is something really low like $10 a month. A new phone is like $700, so I guess that totals to $40 a month or so. Unlocked phones tend to have all the features available that may be disabled in a carrier phone. For example, my plan requires you to pay an extra free to tether but with an unlocked phone, you can tether anyway - I like the flexibility of an unlocked phone.
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My iPhone 3 is still going strong after 6.5 years. By going strong I mean it allows me to call and text and not much else.
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Was 2 years for the first two smart phones I had because it seemed to make sense to upgrade at that point. One upgrade caused by wife dropping hers and breaking the screen, other upgrade the phone was feeling pretty slow after 2 years.

Current phone I've had for 3.5 year so far. Haven't had issues and mostly didn't want to hassle with the phone transfer. Looking to upgrade soon, but not sure if I want the S8, Pixel, or if at this point I should wait for the S9.
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May 2011 - Aug 2013 (Droid Charge)
Aug 2013 - Jan 2016 (Samsung Galaxy Note II bought used, gave to my mom when I replaced and it's still going strong)
Jan 2016 - Aug 2017 (Moto X Pure)
Aug 2017 - present (Moto e4 Plus, battery lasts 2 full days unless I'm binge watching TV/movies all day instead of studying )
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:38 AM
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Why'd you ditch the Moto X Pure?

(I'm eying the Moto X4 project Fi edition)
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Why'd you ditch the Moto X Pure?

(I'm eying the Moto X4 project Fi edition)
I cracked the screen twice (first phone I've cracked a screen on, and I did it twice ). Refused to fix it the second time since for an extra 100 bucks I could get the e4 plus with the crazy battery life.
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I've been replacing every two years or so.
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why are you 24 monthers getting new phones at that time? performance slowdowns, reduced battery life, stuff like that? contracts aren't much of a thing any more, right?
1. In the older days, performance was a bigger issue for older phones, and each phone was a significant upgrade. 16GB->32GB->64GB, 3.5"->5", 1080p screens, etc.
2. Switching providers has also triggered upgrades.

Now that phones are so expensive, I have to think long and hard about upgrading, and whether to go flagship or mid-tier.
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Two years; I've had the first version of the Samsung Galaxy phone, the S3, the S5, and now the S7 Edge.
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I like the S7 Edge because you can put in a 128GB external SD card.

The S6 did not have an SD slot so you were limited to only 32GB
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question for you samsung users. can you adjust the screen so they're more in line with sRGB standard? i'd consider a samsung device but the blazing hot screen color saturation turns me off


edit: the googles tell me that sammy calls it Basic

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