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Old 01-21-2018, 03:01 PM
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Generally I replace phones when something goes sufficiently wrong that I need to replace it.

At one extreme, my prior phone made it almost 3 years before it was bumped onto a concrete surface, shattering the screen. But I was on my third or fourth user-replacable battery on that phone.

At another extreme, my last iPhone made it just over one year before the battery went bad. That's when I changed over to my prior phone, and started drinking the Android kool-aid.

My current phone's battery is showing signs of going bad, and unfortunately it isn't user-serviceable. It's a first-gen Pixel, and I'd like to see it last until the Pixel 3's come out, but....
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:32 PM
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aren't they all user serviceable with the right tools and youtube?
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:34 PM
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Not if you can't buy the battery.

Some are less accessible than others, though.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:52 PM
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aren't they all user serviceable with the right tools and youtube?
I should have said "easily user serviceable".

I suck at controlled electronics disassembly.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:09 PM
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24 - 36 months with current smartphones. I think I had 4+ years with Nokia and Blackberry cellphones, but then again they were built as tough as bricks.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:52 AM
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aren't they all user serviceable with the right tools and youtube?
not all, and not easily either. the glass shattered on an older phone of mine and I looked into fixing it. video tutorials on youtube showed it being at least a 45min process and that's from professionals with proper tools. I wasn't going to try doing that. some repair shops wouldn't even do it because of the hassle and would just replace the whole LCD panel instead, which was quite expensive.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:41 AM
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easily and/or cheaply is a separate question
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iPhones in my family tend to last at least 3, even 4 years.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:20 PM
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iPhones in my family tend to last at least 3, even 4 years.
Each individual person keeps their phone for 3 to 4 years, or each phone lasts 4 years total as it gets handed down once or twice?
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