How often do you upgrade your hardware? I guess I don’t really care what brand, or even what ‘tier’, but how often and why?
- Cool new feature/shiny new phone came out?
- Only when the old one gives out?
- When the old one no longer receives security updates?
- Old one broke?
- Upcycling because I’ll give my old one to my kid or Mom?
And when you replace it, how do you replace it? Our family tends to buy refurbed or end-of-cycle phones at bargains - e.g. the Moto Z3 Play is down to $200 on Moto’s site right now because they want to unload them. Other vendors do a similar thing when new models come out.
This thought was prompted by a survey recently https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-the-two-year-smartphone-upgrade-cycle-died/
Let’s hear it from the RW Army!