Buying a smartphone isn’t a small investment. The average life of a smartphone is about 2 years, which isn’t long enough for a lot of people. Therefore, you may hesitate about having to buy a new one when the time comes.
However, in order to get the most out of your phone, you should upgrade when it’s time. So how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? Take a look at these telltale signs.
Abruptly Shuts Off
Have you ever been using your phone normally and the screen suddenly abruptly turns black? Unfortunately, while in some cases it’s due to a defective app, it’s often because your phone has reached the end of its life.
In order to determine the issue, make sure that all of your apps are up to date, and that you’ve updated your software. If it continues to turn off for no reason, then it’s an indication that your phone needs to be replaced.
Slow Response Time
Slow loading times or no response at all are often a red flag that your phone has stopped working properly. In some cases, it’s an indication that your phone has a software issue. However, if your phone is over 2 years old then it’s likely the hardware has run out.
When your screen is cracked gently with only scratch or line, then it’s likely still useable. However, when the damage is so bad that you can’t even see your messages, then you probably need to kiss your phone goodbye.
You could take it in for a screen replacement, however, if your phone is over a certain age, it may be more worth your money if you upgrade your phone anyway.
Drained Battery Life
A fully functioning phone will fully charge and stay charged without much need for another charge until the next day. However, a phone which is getting old will start to run out of battery at an alarming rate.
Phones can only be replaced a certain amount of times until they run out of life. Since most phones are built with batteries which can’t be removed, your only option is to replace the phone entirely when the battery is out.
Low Storage Capacity
An older phone can’t handle when you’ve got too many things on it. When you’ve over accumulated photos and apps, it will start to overtake your phone.
Older phones have less storage capacity, so you’ll need to constantly delete things in order to have space. Therefore, rather than having to go through the pesky motions of deleting every day in order to take a photo or video, you might want to greatly consider replacing your phone altogether.
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