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    Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

    by arnoldhwang

    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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    • #2895195

      Its correct in some aspects

      by masood_

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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? 馃檪 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 馃檪

      Regards,

      m@s00d

      • #2423091

        Quite Opposite in some features

        by elsasb354

        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.

    • #2895177

      Yes the Ruggerised ones tend to last a lot longer

      by oh smeg

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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.

    • #2895158

      It depends

      by denf111

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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.

    • #2420787

      phone

      by samgord

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      expensive phones have better battery life for sure.

    • #2420667

      Yes for most

      by kylestinson9009

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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…)

    • #2420660

      difference between expensive smartphone and cheap smartphone durability

      by jenniferbrownjp123

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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

    • #2423354

      Phones

      by marin smith

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      Yes, expensive smartphones last longer than less cost mobiles. Expensive mobiles have good usable features and long battery backup…

    • #2423202

      No I Don’t think so

      by suresh1567746374

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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

      • #2423199

        Just the obvious

        by oh smeg

        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.

    • #2423168

      Not at all

      by nowbored

      In reply to Do more expensive smartphones last longer than cheaper ones?

      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”

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