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What phone you use as your daily driver? And, a discussion of them.

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I am using my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, in about 1month and 18 days or so it will turn a year and I am planing on having it next year too because my phone budget is non existing at the moment because I am moving to a new place.

I think there are some places that let you trade that in for its 13 equivalent with no extra cost, just sign a 2 year refresh on your existing monthly contract.
 
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I think there are some places that let you trade that in for its 13 equivalent with no extra cost, just sign a 2 year refresh on your existing monthly contract.

Only cell phone company here is Telia that I got access to but it comes with a contract of like £34 or something a month and then you can "upgrade" your phone but at the moment I am currently on no contract just going monthly basics and I pay £10,15 for 10 hours talk, 30GB 5G data (8GB for EU when I travel) with free sms/mms in europe.

So far I am not gonna buy 3 times as much for something I won't use even if they bundle it with a lot of other features.
 
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Anyone using a cheap Samsung A50 like me?
Me. Mine is black version 128/4GB model.

woah i cant justify the upgrade from just 1 generation but if you want the upgrades .. go for it
I don't even know how many gens pass when I upgrade. I had Note 3 Neo and upgraded it in 2019. At that point there already was Note 10 available (but not Lite version, that came later), so I guess I managed to keep my phone for 7 generations. But at some point Samsung skipped some gens, so it's probably 5 gens in total. I can't recall Note 5 or Note 6. That was 300 Euro investment and over 5 years it became 60 EUR/year, which is great. I managed to hit perfectly into not too cheap, so that it is so ass to use, that you won't survive long with it and not so expensive that it will never pay off. I got Galaxy A50 in 2019 and I already have used it for 2 years. I could have went with Galaxy A40, but I wasn't sure if it will truly be a long lasting device or not (overall slightly lower specs and only 3000 mAh battery, which is fine today, but probably won't fare well years later), so I picked a safer option. I think that I could expect a very realistic 4 more years out of A50 as unlike ever before, years later phones at same prices didn't really get better and same A5x class got way more expensive (even then upgrade is just okay, not really significant). And unlike ever before, I have latest Android version. It seems that 6 years of total usage time is doable and I may survive longer as innovation has grinded to halt. Not only that, but also factors that make phone obsolete also become almost dead or insignificant. In 2012, unless you got flagship, you would have already compromised experience with device. Like small battery, no updates, barely enough storage for few apps, poor cameras, general sluggishness of devices. In 2012, you bought crap and you were happy that it's just this crap, but not even more crap. Today, crap phones almost don't exist, unless you really go way cheaper than you should. Due to many factors, buying a flagship today is barely worth it anymore as mid range phones truly became a flagships of yesteryear and flagships today just fail to provide real additional value over mid range phone.

Only cell phone company here is Telia that I got access to but it comes with a contract of like £34 or something a month and then you can "upgrade" your phone but at the moment I am currently on no contract just going monthly basics and I pay £10,15 for 10 hours talk, 30GB 5G data (8GB for EU when I travel) with free sms/mms in europe.

So far I am not gonna buy 3 times as much for something I won't use even if they bundle it with a lot of other features.
Let me guess, is there Tele2 available to you?
 
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woah i cant justify the upgrade from just 1 generation but if you want the upgrades .. go for it
There will be no trade in as I never trade them in. I worry too much that someone will extract the information that was on the phone (IT/Cybersecurity). Last I read, Apple outsources the clearing/refurbishing/recycling of their phones. One of the recycling contractors was reselling the phones instead. This is a huge security risk and I just don't trust them. Long story short, I'm giving the 12 Pro Max to the wife while I'll take the new 13 Pro Max. 120 hz means nothing whatsoever to her. LoL

everyones income is different, also the trade in offer that a lot of places offer in on a back to back upgrade like this is really really top notch... I mean it probably will only cost him 100-150 bucks to upgrade, if that, so fair enough. its amazing how much value iphones hold.
Spot on!
 
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There will be no trade in as I never trade them in. I worry too much that someone will extract the information that was on the phone (IT/Cybersecurity). Last I read, Apple outsources the clearing/refurbishing/recycling of their phones. One of the recycling contractors was reselling the phones instead. This is a huge security risk and I just don't trust them. Long story short, I'm giving the 12 Pro Max to the wife while I'll take the new 13 Pro Max. 120 hz means nothing whatsoever to her. LoL


Spot on!

fair enough, helping family and friends out is always a plus and smart imo. good on you
 

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I'm still rocking my G1 :cool:

I bought a G1 boxed, it was on 1.0 but i stupidly updated it to 1.6 grrr. Pretty collectable now, specially on 1.0
 
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Got the Android 12 update on my Pixel. So far, there are things that I like, such as a lot of the visual changes, and a few things I don't like. Unfortunately, the gradient in the notification area wasn't removed so I'm still using Lawnchair, which still works despite its last update being from 2019.

Interestingly it increased my benchmark scores, so now they're closer to what I thought they should be.


Still scores slightly worse than the 750G-based Motorola that I briefly had, but ultimately I don't think it matters.
 
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