We use our phones everyday, right? So we need something that works for us. Something where we don’t need to compromise. So the question is how often do you want to be annoyed by one of the following things before finally you get a new phone?
#1 Bad Camera
Since you bought the phone on which you are reading this a lot of time has passed probably. And the one thing where you immediately recognise this, is the bad camera quality. It is amazing what phone cameras can do nowadays. Take super zoomed videos, make a photoshoot in the middle of the night or get the best selfie possible. All of that is easily doable with the phone cameras of today. So wave goodbye to old phone cameras and get the most amazing products out there.
#2 Cracked Screens
Cracked screens are a common problem with phones and a problem that, unfortunately, won’t go away on its own. We tend to grab our phone subconsciously, and it ends up flying out of our hands or slips out of our pocket. How is it that it always seems to land face-down, or on top of the only stone insight?
Screen protectors are great, but even they can’t always keep your screen from cracking. Getting your screen replaced can be
expensive, so it’s times like these that you may consider investing in a new phone, instead of having your old one fixed.
#3 Battery life
There is nothing worse than having to charge your phone multiple times a day. During your commute to work, you may like to check the news or get up to date with your social media feed. It gets to lunchtime at work, and your phone has dropped to 20% battery.
There are many ways to reduce the decrease rate of your battery life, including bringing the brightness down, clearing your database, turning off notifications, updating your phone, and disconnecting apps that track your location. Once you have tried all of the above and your battery is still rapidly decreasing, you may need to look at your hardware and have it sent back to the factory.
Having a battery replaced isn’t going to be cheap, let alone the hassle of getting it fixed. Now it may be an excellent time to upgrade your phone.
#4 Freezing issues
Having a phone that continually freezes is hugely frustrating. You’re trying to do some research, respond to work emails, or scroll through social media in your spare time and your phone freezes. Your patience levels are tested, and you only last so long before wanting to throw your phone against a brick wall.
Freezing issues can be a result of multiple things. Your phone may need an update to the latest Android OS or Apple iOS. It may be to do with your processor, or your phone may be overheating. If it is becoming a significant problem, you may want to send your phone back to the factory.
The problem with having your phone repaired is that you have to be phone-less for a few days while it is being fixed. Secondly, the invoice you receive may not be the most inviting.
It might be an excellent time for you to look into buying a new phone, or upgrading to a newer model that has increased battery life, a faster processor and a better camera as a bonus.
#5 Operation problems
Sometimes things don’t operate the way we want them to. Operation problems are standard errors found in smartphones.
Every year the phone company’s release new software updates to improve the user experience of their customers. Although these updates are designed to upgrade your current settings, there tend to be complications when making these updates on older models.
For example, the iPhone 12 and the Samsung S21 are compatible with the newest updates. Yet, the processors or chips of an iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy s5 cannot handle the significant new software updates.
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