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    Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

    by ceaser333 ·

    I had an iPhone 5 for the past 8 years. It recently completely broke down and the phone store said I have to buy a whole new phone. I figured it didn’t matter, so I bought a used iPhone 6 for about $60 USD. Well, the phone was a lemon to begin with and now the SIM card slot is burnt out after only having it for 2 months. I need to buy a new phone again (they said to change the part would be $50 USD, almost the price of the phone to begin with).

    I really only use my phone to text people with Line, Facebook Messenger, or Instagram. I take pictures sometimes, but I don’t care about the quality as long as the picture is clear. I just want a phone that I can buy and use for another 8 years without thinking about it. I don’t care if it’s slow or anything as long as it works. Anyone have any tips on the cheapest option that would have a decent life? I’m used to using Apple, but Android would work too.

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    • #3997902

      Reply To: Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      If you are considering an Android phone, look into the Samsung A series devices. These are more economical smart phones from Samsung than the S series. Not very likely to find any phone today that will last 8 years. Typically, phones have an approximate 2-3 useful life. Yes, I have had phones last much longer and phones that didn’t make it past 1 year. Luck of the draw.

      Reminder to all, feel free to discuss phone models, but leave out product links/sales links or they will be deleted as spam.

    • #3997914

      I rarely see 8 year old phones.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      Mostly because the batteries don’t last that long and the cellular networks change meaning if you use it as a phone, at least in the US, at 8 years they will likely cut your phone use off.

      Saying that the iphone 6 is a lemon because you bought used is very strange. 50$ is a very cheap repair so if the shop says that will get it working, why not?

      For you, you are used to the Apple way. You should shop for another Apple.

    • #3999496

      Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      by CristianSec ·

      In reply to Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      Hey there,
      I’ll recommend you Samsung – cheap ones, and long lasting. My prevoius was Samsung and I used it about 6 years. Since 5 years I am using Huawei and it is a real soldier, believe me 🙂 …

    • #3999903

      Reply To: Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      by hesir ·

      In reply to Best smartphone if I really only use my phone to text and listen to music?

      Great Y

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