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Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

By arnoldhwang ·
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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.
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Its correct in some aspects

by masood_ In reply to Do more expensive smartph ...

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 :)



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Yes the Ruggerised ones tend to last a lot longer

by OH Smeg In reply to Do more expensive smartph ...

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.

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It depends

by shamortysun In reply to Do more expensive smartph ...

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.

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by samgord In reply to Do more expensive smartph ...

expensive phones have better battery life for sure.

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