June 11, 2019 at 1:45 am #2144042
Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?
by arnoldhwang · about 4 years, 5 months ago
I might buy a new smartphone in the future and I have a few questions. Do the cheaper smartphones tend to not last as long as the more expensive ones? Like for example the Moto G7 smartphone vs the Samsung Galaxy s10, or even the Samsung galaxy A10 vs the Samsung Galaxy s10.
June 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm #2895195
Its correct in some aspects
by masood_ · about 4 years, 5 months ago
Answer is “yes” at some extent, if you are buying very cheap smart phone of unknown brand which doesn’t have a good build quality and they doesn’t provide you software support then definitely it will not last than the expensive mobile phone.
But this is fact that we bought expensive cell phones of their times and they has good specifications / hardware, specs wise we can compare them with the branded mid quality phone of current time, old ones are better in some aspects but manufacturer is stopped supporting them, they are not providing OS updates so they will be brick after some time.
For example Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with latest supported OS Android 5, it was released in 2013 and its specs are comparable to Galaxy A5 2017 which is on Android 8 and boxed pack available in the market, we can find note 3 better in some aspects like screen size. I am not talking about processor generation and gorilla glass classes, base hardware of note 3 is enough powerful but Samsung is not providing OS updates so its in the process of being brick.
If we buy latest iPhone MX Max 256 GB, it has sufficient power and storage capacity so can we say that Apple will be providing support to this phone after five years? 🙂 question is how long we want to use it? after some time we will be forced to stop using it.
Sorry for being off the track 🙂
August 7, 2019 at 7:56 am #2423091
Quite Opposite in some features
by elsasb354 · about 4 years, 3 months ago
In reply to Its correct in some aspects
I think quite opposite actually, As an example my grandma has this small button phone that only allows having simple features such as call, texting, taking photos and some basics. But it does not run out of battery, can be used in any critical condition, even if she throws it hard on a brick wall it works just fine after assembling the parts. Not to mention it’s so cheap.
But here I am, I got Samsung Galaxy S8 and when I put it into my side pocket and traveled from the train to home and take it out to see the crack in the middle. Don’t know even what happened. might be pressed against someone.
But I think it will not depend on the price.
For the latest device, i agreed that it will depend on how you use it.
June 12, 2019 at 6:01 am #2895177
Yes the Ruggerised ones tend to last a lot longer
by oh smeg · about 4 years, 5 months ago
But they are also about 10 times the price and are limited in what they can protect the device against.
If you drop any phone on the ground and a Excivator runs over it it’s going to be broken beyond the ability to repair economicaly but if you drop a Ruggerised Phone from the first floor onto concrete it may still work but if you do that to any conventional Smart Phone you’ll be sweaping up the remains and filling it in the bin.
Then there are the real chiepes cheaply made out of cheap marterials and no design to speak of involve din them which are fragile a conventional Brand Name Smart Phone will be more robust than one of the really fragile ones but again that is limited they may survive a drop a bit better but depending on what they hit and how they hit it they could be scrap or undamaged.
I once saw a Note Book thrown off the first floor onto concrete and it worked a treat but it is not something I would recommend you try even with one of those Specialy Designed Note Books which that was done to to show just how robust that they where.
June 13, 2019 at 10:19 am #2895158
by denf111 · about 4 years, 5 months ago
Well, it depends on the concrete company and model. But preferably yeah, the technology is developing, the battery capacity is expanding etc. But from the other hand, for companies it’s not beneficial to create really longlasting phones to make customers replace their devices into newer ones.
June 24, 2019 at 8:53 am #2420787
by samgord · about 4 years, 5 months ago
expensive phones have better battery life for sure.
July 10, 2019 at 4:07 am #2420667
Yes for most
by kylestinson9009 · about 4 years, 4 months ago
Are you referring to battery life or shelf life? I’d say yes to both, generally, but it would also depend on the manufacturer as has been pointed above, personal use (how often it’s charged, dropped, etc…)
July 10, 2019 at 10:03 am #2420660
difference between expensive smartphone and cheap smartphone durability
by jenniferbrownjp123 · about 4 years, 4 months ago
yes why not but it depends on how you using your phone. because expensive smartphones have expensive tools and software in them so their performance is different from the cheap ones and they are long lasting then the cheap smartphone
August 23, 2019 at 10:49 am #2423354
by marin smith · about 4 years, 3 months ago
Yes, expensive smartphones last longer than less cost mobiles. Expensive mobiles have good usable features and long battery backup…
September 6, 2019 at 5:19 am #2423202
No I Don’t think so
by suresh1567746374 · about 4 years, 2 months ago
No, I don’t think that expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper. Every that matters is the brand of smartphones. Samsung has smartphones from the range of 10K to 90K. But Samsung is a brand and it will provide quality smartphones whichever you buy, cheaper one or expensive one
September 6, 2019 at 5:26 am #2423199
Just the obvious
by oh smeg · about 4 years, 2 months ago
In reply to No I Don’t think so
The Ruggerised phones which are considerably more expensive than Standard Phones tend to last longer in the hands of the same person than one that is not Ruggerised.
The same applies to everyone else it’s up to the way that each indivual treats their tech as to how long it will last.
September 8, 2019 at 9:11 am #2423168
Not at all
by nowbored · about 4 years, 2 months ago
One of my friends picked up a OnePlus. I purchased a Moto at one third the price. After almost three years I replaced my Moto since it required twice a day recharge. My friend is still using the OnePlus since he has a 4 year target with a thrice a day recharge schedule.
My replacement phone has a 5000 mAh battery. I charge it to 75% daily to test out if I can extend the battery life.
The best part is that since most phones are supported for 3 years with sw updates, this will give me a updated phone with lower “cost of ownership”