My port has died on my moto G play and I am looking at the Moto G Stylus or the Samsung Galaxy a11. I’m feeling a little burned by Motorola because I don’t use my phone frequently and the port stopped charging after only 3 years (yes, I tried a new cable). I’m looking at the aforementioned phones because of cost. What would people here recommend? Is Samsung more reliable than Motorola?
I’m sorry no one has responded with advice on this matter.
I’m afraid for any phone in the price range you are looking at, 2-3 years is considered a “normal” lifespan. So I wouldn’t expect any brand of phone to last considerably longer than that.
If you’ve used mostly Motorola phones in the past, you’ll have a bit of a learning curve moving to Samsung, because they have a lot of their own software built into the operating system.
Both of the phones you are considering have the newer USB-C port for charging, which is more likely to last longer than the USB-micro, just because it is much easier to plug in the charger - no more guessing which way is “up”.
Thank you for the feedback. I am sticking with Motorola and have selected the Moto G7 Power which does have the USB C plug. It was between that and the Moto G Power or the Moto G Fast. I couldn’t decide which was the best bank for the buck and finally just had to pick one. You always have buyers remorse! I really appreciate your comment.
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