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When is the Right Time for a Smartphone Upgrade? Check Out These Signs

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Technology is essentially all about change. It maintains its very nature by ensuring a steady transition from the old to the new. And once it no longer can sustain its expansion, it begins its descent into the realm of the forgotten. But we need not to be concerned, for technology is at its fastest progress in this digital age. As a matter of fact, because itâs too fast, it makes our heads spin that we sometimes find it difficult to keep up with its growth.


One of the facets of this fast-paced technological shift demonstrates itself with our electronic gadgets. In order to sail the tides of the ravishing, perpetual seas of enlightenment aka technology, we have to make sure that we supply our voyage with substantial amount of resources to outlast every challenge that we may encounter. Understand what I said? Neither did I. Oh well, letâs just cut to the chase and take a look at the signs warranting a smartphone upgrade. Read on.


  1. When hardware is giving up. The most noticeable sign that can appear in front of your face is a failing hardware. No matter how vigorous yet gentle you are in taking care of your device, it will wear out eventually whether you like it or not. They arenât just made to last forever. So much for planned obsolescence, huh? Moving forward, if your phoneâs display happens to already have dead pixels, this is a clear indication that it isnât going to last any longer. Another perfect example is your phone battery. They are but expected to decrease their efficiency and capacity over successful periods of discharging and recharging. In the event that you get to witness these, then be ready to say goodbye to your old, beloved device and welcome the new.
  2. When itâs lacking support. The hardware has nothing to do with this anymore; itâs already about whatâs in its digital guts that is of concern. You may have purchased the first ever iPhone back in 2007 and inadvertently left it in its box in mint condition for unknown reasons, but now that you have found it under the big boxes in your attic, you thought of using it. Hereâs some news for you: itâs already as good as trash. It doesnât matter if itâs in good condition because itâs most likely that the services it has are no longer supported by the company that made it. So, do yourself a favor, and buy a new one.
  3. When itâs unable to keep up with the trend. The myriad of latest and more powerful devices being released on the market are made to meet the demands of modern applications. You can never expect an ancient feature phone to run the apps that require kick-ass specs for smartphones (besides the fact that they are absolutely incompatible). It may not even get to meet the bare minimum requirements for that software. So, contemplate. If you think that the app you love so much wonât anymore be supported by your current handset, then upgradeâas simple as that.
  4. When you donât want to get left behind. The device itself is not the only character in the game of tech advancement; you, the consumer, are also part and parcel of wherever itâs headed. If you want to stay abreast of the innovations in the tech sphere, then you should bring out your techie side. Itâs a fact that advancements are progressively steady, but if you get to miss on all the substantial changes, you may find it harder to adapt to the standards of todayâs age. Simply put, this is the simplest reason to opt for an upgrade.

The need for innovation varies from person to person. Some derive who they are with the smartphone that they use, while others just donât care at all. The most advisable practice is found in between those aforementioned extremes. Try upgrading every now and then if deemed necessary. Donât let your jurassic nature get the better of you; anyway, this is already the 21st century. And knowing that electronic devices arenât cheap at all, itâs always a good idea to observe the signs on when you should get an upgrade.





When is the Right Time for a Smartphone Upgrade? Check Out These Signs - Image 1

Technology is essentially all about change. It maintains its very nature by ensuring a steady transition from the old to the new. And once it no longer can sustain its expansion, it begins its descent into the realm of the forgotten. But we need not to be concerned, for technology is at its fastest progress in this digital age. As a matter of fact, because itâs too fast, it makes our heads spin that we sometimes find it difficult to keep up with its growth.

One of the facets of this fast-paced technological shift demonstrates itself with our electronic gadgets. In order to sail the tides of the ravishing, perpetual seas of enlightenment aka technology, we have to make sure that we supply our voyage with substantial amount of resources to outlast every challenge that we may encounter. Understand what I said? Neither did I. Oh well, letâs just cut to the chase and take a look at the signs warranting a smartphone upgrade. Read on.

  1. When hardware is giving up. The most noticeable sign that can appear in front of your face is a failing hardware. No matter how vigorous yet gentle you are in taking care of your device, it will wear out eventually whether you like it or not. They arenât just made to last forever. So much for planned obsolescence, huh? Moving forward, if your phoneâs display happens to already have dead pixels, this is a clear indication that it isnât going to last any longer. Another perfect example is your phone battery. They are but expected to decrease their efficiency and capacity over successful periods of discharging and recharging. In the event that you get to witness these, then be ready to say goodbye to your old, beloved device and welcome the new.
  2. When itâs lacking support. The hardware has nothing to do with this anymore; itâs already about whatâs in its digital guts that is of concern. You may have purchased the first ever iPhone back in 2007 and inadvertently left it in its box in mint condition for unknown reasons, but now that you have found it under the big boxes in your attic, you thought of using it. Hereâs some news for you: itâs already as good as trash. It doesnât matter if itâs in good condition because itâs most likely that the services it has are no longer supported by the company that made it. So, do yourself a favor, and buy a new one.
  3. When itâs unable to keep up with the trend. The myriad of latest and more powerful devices being released on the market are made to meet the demands of modern applications. You can never expect an ancient feature phone to run the apps that require kick-ass specs for smartphones (besides the fact that they are absolutely incompatible). It may not even get to meet the bare minimum requirements for that software. So, contemplate. If you think that the app you love so much wonât anymore be supported by your current handset, then upgradeâas simple as that.
  4. When you donât want to get left behind. The device itself is not the only character in the game of tech advancement; you, the consumer, are also part and parcel of wherever itâs headed. If you want to stay abreast of the innovations in the tech sphere, then you should bring out your techie side. Itâs a fact that advancements are progressively steady, but if you get to miss on all the substantial changes, you may find it harder to adapt to the standards of todayâs age. Simply put, this is the simplest reason to opt for an upgrade.


The need for innovation varies from person to person. Some derive who they are with the smartphone that they use, while others just donât care at all. The most advisable practice is found in between those aforementioned extremes. Try upgrading every now and then if deemed necessary. Donât let your jurassic nature get the better of you; anyway, this is already the 21st century. And knowing that electronic devices arenât cheap at all, itâs always a good idea to observe the signs on when you should get an upgrade.

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