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Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

Post by Quickblue02 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am

I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

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Post by Da5id » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:26 am

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
I am with you to a point. I use android phones. My plan is to use a phone until it stops getting security/OS updates, or until it becomes inadequate for my needs. That is generally a pretty long time, though not 5 years. I'm on my second smartphone, I was a late adopter. First one was a Moto G 3rd gen, which I decided was underpowered after using it for a few years. Now on a Nexus 5x, which I intend to keep until it stops getting updates, as I'm quite content with it. I don't need new "hot" phones myself.

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Post by bloom2708 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 am

You can do it. I'm sure there are still some iPhone 3 users out there. The 5s was a much faster phone compared to the 5. 4 and 4s are pretty slow, but still usable.

If you love the 5, the SE would be a big leap in performance for very well under $200. If you just make calls/texts, stay with the 5. You can likely use it for another 5 years.

My 2001 car still works great. Looks and drives like new. No reason to change. My Moto G4 does not need an upgrade for hopefully another 2 years.
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Post by BradJ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:29 am

Amen to that.

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:32 am

You know the recent apple scandal where they purposely reduced the speed of the phone as time went by to make you think you needed a new phone? Well, my iPhone 4S running ios 7.1 predates the code in the operating system to make performance drop with time. Move over, you iPhone ten people with slowing down phones as I scream past you with my 6 year old Ferrari.
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Post by lazydavid » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:22 am

Nope, traded in the iPhone 5 that had been sitting unused for 3+ years, for a $425 discount on a Note 8. Pretty darn good return, considering I paid $200 for it 5 years ago (AT&T very shortly after that eliminated contracts and grandfathered it as an "owned" phone, so I really did pay $200 for it).

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Post by jadd806 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 am

My Galaxy S5 was struggling to run Clash of Clans so I had to upgrade to the latest and greatest a few weeks ago. :mrgreen:

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Post by tarmangani » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 am

I use..........a flip phone (I have enough computers; don't need another one).

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Post by CarolQQQ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 am

I still have a 5 but somehow my photos and music use so much memory, they don't sync too well with my MacBook pro. I've had to delete most of my apps to keep it running smoothly. If I have to upgrade, I don't really know which iPhone to choose as this point with all of the bad press on the later models.also, I thinkI would probably get $40 from AT&T as a trade-in.

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Post by Nowizard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 am

Might depend on how the phone is used and how much it is seen as a status item. If a person uses a phone for telephone calls, texts, email and occasional internet surfing, then my IPhone 5 is fine.

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Post by White Coat Investor » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:55 am

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
I bought a 7 when they made it waterproof. Very glad as I've already gotten it wet once, inside a "water proof" case.
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Post by Texanbybirth » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am

About 4 months ago I got an SE @ Target for $149.99+tax (AT&T 32GB, but we have a OneDrive subscription and pictures/videos are by far my biggest memory drain) and sold my 5 for 40 bucks on CL. I used to be in your shoes, but there are cheap upgrade options available that provide you with performance and camera improvements that are irrefutable. The chip and RAM improvement is night and day, and you'll notice it immediately. I also get >24hr battery life out of my SE. I'd recommend you look into something like that. Unless you're living paycheck to paycheck, these improvements seem to more than justify the cost. I think most people keeping them nowadays are just doing it for "bragging rights". :beer

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Post by ddd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am

I just replaced the battery in my dying 5s DIY. Now it runs like a new one without a bulky battery case. cost for the battery: $20.

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Post by triceratop » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am

ddd wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
I just replaced the battery in my dying 5s DIY. Now it runs like a new one without a bulky battery case. cost for the battery: $20.
Where did you buy the battery? what equipment did you use to perform the swap. I am in precisely this situation with my 5s.
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Post by FreeAtLast » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 am

Galaxy S5 that is 3.5 years old. It does everything that I need to do with a cell phone.
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Post by stoptothink » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:13 am

tarmangani wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 am
I use..........a flip phone (I have enough computers; don't need another one).
I now have an employer provided smartphone, but until a year ago I had a flip phone. In 18yrs I have had a grand total of 4 phones, including this new smartphone and my flip phone still functions flawlessly.

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Post by LiterallyIronic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:17 am

I'm using an LG MyTouch Q that I bought in January 2012. Running original OS of Android 2.3.6 on original battery. Battery life is now down to about 20 minutes of active use. Can't get any better than 2G service because T-Mobile has continually updated their frequencies, leaving mine to get worse and worse. No signal at work; spotty signal at home. Calls typically drop every five minutes and I spend most of the call wondering what the other person said. Most websites won't load (I can Google things, but not click on the results) - only text-based websites work (such as bogleheads.org and reddit.com).

But it has a physical keyboard (that comes out of the long side of the phone), that I love so very much. I can text, e-mail, and otherwise post long things so fast. Faster than my teenage sister can text with Swype.

At some point, though, the keyboard is no longer worth it. I'm considering getting a new phone. Something with a front-facing camera, the charging port at the bottom instead of the top, still uses the old micro-USB port, no fingerprint scanner, and has a removable battery / SIM card. Ideally it'd also have no "Okay, Google" or other voice-activated features, but it appears every phone has them (but I can opt not to enable them). I'm thinking the Samsung Galaxy J7.

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Post by Leif » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:21 am

I'm with you. I have a iPhone 6+. As long as it remains functional I'm planning to keep it until 5G comes out and is well supported by the carriers. I expect that may be at least another 5 years. My wife is still happy with her 4S (purchased Dec. 2011).
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Post by diy60 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:29 am

triceratop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am
ddd wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
I just replaced the battery in my dying 5s DIY. Now it runs like a new one without a bulky battery case. cost for the battery: $20.
Where did you buy the battery? what equipment did you use to perform the swap. I am in precisely this situation with my 5s.
Several of my family members revived 5s's for the grand kids use. Worked perfectly. You can buy the battery that includes the install kit for a total of about $25 from Amazon. The tools required are 1) micro screwdriver, 2) suction cup similar to hanging a sun catcher in the window, and 3) plastic pry tool, a guitar pick work fine as well. Lot's of how to's on the internet and Youtube. Fairly easy for this model iphone if your okay with taking apart small electronic parts and such.

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Post by sfnerd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 am

Even though I'm a software development executive, I generally keep devices for quite a while. However, with the amount of time I use my phone, generally the battery is noticeably degraded in about 1 year, and almost unusable somewhere in the 2-3 year range. Therefore, I replace mine whenever the phone stops holding a charge for my whole day, which is generally around 2 years. Yes, I could get charging cases and such, but I generally like my phone to be slim and simple.

Cheers to those who keep their phones for longer though, it's good for the environment as well as the pocketbook!

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Post by ChinchillaWhiplash » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 am

I use a Samsung flip phone. No kidding. Don't have a smart phone.

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Post by ddd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 am

triceratop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am
ddd wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
I just replaced the battery in my dying 5s DIY. Now it runs like a new one without a bulky battery case. cost for the battery: $20.
Where did you buy the battery? what equipment did you use to perform the swap. I am in precisely this situation with my 5s.
Bought it from amazon. The kit came with necessary tools (screw driver, case sucking cup etc.). But I used an iFixit Pro tool kit. The process was a bit tough for a first timer like me. The screws are tinny to see with my aging eyes. And removing the glue underneath the old battery was scary. I had to use a hair dryer to loosen it. You need to watch some youtube videos before doing it right. Now that I did it once, it will be easier next time when my other iPhone batteries need to be replaced. There is an app (battery life) which measures the battery efficiency.

Anyway, if you want guaranteed outcome and peace of mind. Having it done at an Apple store for $80 is not so bad.

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Post by LawEgr1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:40 am

My iPhone 5S is now 4 years old and has acted as a work / personal phone, been dropped and in industrial environments with solvents and dusts. It runs like an absolute champion. I have zero intention on replacing it. If I do it'll be for an iPhone SE.

I just got a new Samsung S8 as a dedicated work phone, paid for by company, and so far I think the phone is nice but certainly would never pay the astronomical amount of money for it.

The form factor of the 5S is tough to beat, but I find the screen a tad small.
The S8 has a great screen for reading, but is much more challenging to operate w/ one hand.
I suppose one size in between would be perfect.

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Post by ResearchMed » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:00 pm

What are these things you call "IPHONES"?

DH seems to collect them :shock:

Me? I've got my trusty little (and it *is* nice and *small*!) BlackBerry, with a nifty little keyboard that my fingernails can click on quite easily.
And i can *feel* when the little keys depress, just like with my nice Olympic typewriter.
Okay, i did finally upgrade to a Correcting Selectric :wink:

But seriously, I want a *little* cell phone, and one with *keys*.
I also like vinyl records, real books with nice covers, and clocks/watches with fancy faces and "hands".

A true skeleton clock or watch, with the full moving innards, is "one of my favorite things".

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I also like a car with the latest/greatest safety features, so I guess I'm a hybrid...

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Post by simplesimon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:05 pm

I replaced the battery in my iPhone 5 and got another year out of it before deciding to upgrade to a 7. I can see how a X -> Xs model might be a marginal upgrade but going from a 5 to a 7 was a huge leap.

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Post by LK2012 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:08 pm

I use my LG VX8300 flip phone which I've had since 2006. Works great.

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Post by alpenglow » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:13 pm

Smart phone!? I'm still using a flip phone.

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Post by mouses » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:22 pm

tarmangani wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 am
I use..........a flip phone (I have enough computers; don't need another one).
Me too. I also have a 25 year old car (inherited from my mother) and a 49 year old car (original owner), the only cars I have ever owned.

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Post by Agggm » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:23 pm

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
I keep my smartphones until they die.

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Post by warner25 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:32 pm

Yet another example of how Bogleheads are extreme outliers...

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, manufactured in 2012 and purchased used on eBay in 2015. The battery is no problem as it is easily switched out, no tools required. New batteries are about $10. I am noticing that applications are running slower as they are continuously updated and optimized for more powerful hardware. I also have some concerns about security, since I'm stuck running Android 4.4 which is no longer receiving security updates, as far I know. But I'll keep it as long as I possibly can.

I don't even have a protective case for it. It has proven to be quite durable on its own.

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Post by carolinaman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 pm

I only use a fraction of the iphone capabilities so why do I need a new one? I am on my 4th year with this one. No plans to change.

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Post by BogleFanGal » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Question for the software tech experts - to Warner 25's point about his/her S3, I have a S4 - how risky do you feel it is to keep an older non-OS/security supported android if it has updated avast or other antivirus program running on it?

Only reason I'd upgrade is if it truly was a security risk. I deposit the occasional check, but only from my secured home wifi. Don't do any other financial or confidential transactions.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:48 pm

I passed my 5s to my husband, it’s been 5 years now. The battery didn’t work at one point and I took it to Apple store. They replaced with a brand new phone for $80. They don’t sell them anymore. Same with iPad, battery went dead yesterday. I took them to the Apple store in Hawaii, got a brand new Ipard for $100. Somehow, these batteries don’t last.

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Post by Sockpuppet » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 pm

jadd806 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 am
My Galaxy S5 was struggling to run Clash of Clans so I had to upgrade to the latest and greatest a few weeks ago. :mrgreen:
I am still holding oto my S5 even though it's pushing 4 years old.

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Post by TeamArgo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:02 pm

My wife and I are using 4 YO LG G3s. Hers quit completely about 6 months ago and she didn't want to learn how to work a new phone, so we bought a used G3 for a bit less than $100. Next time, I might upgrade to a used G4 or G5, but not until another complete failure.
It does help that the batteries are user replaceable! I am on my third. :!:
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Post by LiterallyIronic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:11 pm

BogleFanGal wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Question for the software tech experts - to Warner 25's point about his/her S3, I have a S4 - how risky do you feel it is to keep an older non-OS/security supported android if it has updated avast or other antivirus program running on it?

Only reason I'd upgrade is if it truly was a security risk. I deposit the occasional check, but only from my secured home wifi. Don't do any other financial or confidential transactions.
Software developer here (but not a security expert). I'm running Android 2.3.6 that has never been updated and has no anti-virus software. And I will never (and have never) log into my banking website on my phone. Even from my secure home wi-fi, it is certainly possible that someone already exploited something when I wasn't on my secure home wi-fi that is keylogging or making my phone part of a botnet, etc.

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BogleFanGal wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Question for the software tech experts - to Warner 25's point about his/her S3, I have a S4 - how risky do you feel it is to keep an older non-OS/security supported android if it has updated avast or other antivirus program running on it?
Networking/mobile software dev here, I consider it risky. Android in particular has basically turned into what Windows used to be - lots of devices that can't be patched at all, lots of people running old/unpatched versions, and the install base is large enough that it's a very juicy target for exploit development.

I don't chase new tech or the latest thing, but I will upgrade my phone as soon as it's no longer getting security patches.

Edit: I'll also mention that many patch notes aren't transparent and don't mention all the numerous bugfixes/security holes fixed in the release. As an example, iOS upgrade notes are very light on details and will usually just highlight new features; exploit fixes are only mentioned if they got mainstream press (like the recent Spectre vulnerability, or the link that was crashing Messages), but that doesn't mean that they aren't chock full of other very important patches.

Current iOS release are supported back to the iPhone 5s. That's the minimum device I would use. I'd probably just upgrade to an SE, because it's roughly the same cost and a much better phone (performance and battery life). For android, I wouldn't use anything other than Samsung, Nexus, or Pixel phones because no other manufacturers have committed to solid patch schedules.

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Post by telemark » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:28 pm

I can pry my Motorola E4 open with a fingernail and pop out the battery. I know, because it shipped with the battery outside the case.

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Post by tesuzuki2002 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
I was going to go that route with the new IOS update it really killed the battery on my 5s... I got a corporate discount on a 6S for $1 and there is no contract I moved to the new phone. Pretty much the same for me. I'll keep this one for a while.

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Post by lthenderson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:42 pm

My previous iphone's home button stopped working which forced me into the iphone 6s that I have now. The battery on the 6s is almost shot and I've been thinking about getting a new iphone until this iphone throttling scandal broke. Now it appears as if Apple will replace the batteries on all iphones 6 and newer for $29. I'm planning on taking advantage of that the next time I'm near one of their stores.

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Post by sunny_socal » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:49 pm

I'm on a Note3 and plan to stay with it.

But if I had an iphone5 I'd definitely upgrade, that thing is tiny.

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Post by charis23 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:49 pm

triceratop wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am
ddd wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
I just replaced the battery in my dying 5s DIY. Now it runs like a new one without a bulky battery case. cost for the battery: $20.
Where did you buy the battery? what equipment did you use to perform the swap. I am in precisely this situation with my 5s.
I recently swapped my iPhone 6 battery at Office Depot for $30. Looks like many places are pricing matching Apple’s battery replacement price due to batterygate. I was worried that Apple wouldn’t replace my battery since I had a third party battery installed a year ago.

But I’m with the op. Going to use this 6 until it dies. Actually thinking about reformatting it this weeekend.

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Post by slbnoob » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Samsung Galaxy S3 from 5.5 years ago :). Swapped the battery about a year ago.
Also have an iPhone 4s at home which was retired a year ago for being to slow and not taking pictures as nice as the 7+

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Post by blevine » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Just sent my iphone 6 to Apple to get the $29 replacement battery. While waiting reactivated a 5c. It did the trick, for most of my needs. People thought I was crazy to invest in an old 6, but I was mostly happy with the 5c. Main pain point was thumbpring access. My employer makes us use long pwds if no thumbprint tech.

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Post by harrington » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:05 pm

I just put a battery in my 5S and I see no reason to upgrade. It does everything I need it to do.

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Post by climber2020 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:16 pm

lthenderson wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:42 pm
My previous iphone's home button stopped working which forced me into the iphone 6s that I have now. The battery on the 6s is almost shot and I've been thinking about getting a new iphone until this iphone throttling scandal broke. Now it appears as if Apple will replace the batteries on all iphones 6 and newer for $29. I'm planning on taking advantage of that the next time I'm near one of their stores.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... 3837f0e673
The early batches of the 6S model had a battery defect that would cause the phone to randomly shut down. Follow this link and enter your serial number: https://www.apple.com/support/iphone6s- ... dshutdown/

If you qualify, you can get a battery replacement for free within 3 years of when you bought your phone.

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Re: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

Post by MittensMoney » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:19 pm

Dropped my iPhone 4S on the ground 2 weeks ago, shattered the screen :( . Using my GF's old 6S now, honestly feels like a downgrade, much slower and no noticeable difference in quality of the screen apart from a slight size increase.

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Re: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

Post by JBTX » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:28 pm

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
I found the 6 (which was handed down to me by my daughter )to be appreciably faster than the 5 and now the 8 (did a buy one get one with my daughter at christmas) is appreciably faster than 6.

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Re: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

Post by kjvmartin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:48 pm

Quickblue02 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am
I'm still using a 5 year old iphone 5. I see no need to upgrade! Just put on a battery case from Amazon that allows me to use the phone all day without recharging. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
iPhone every two years is my general path. They make such big strides in how well the camera works that it's hard to pass up. Amazing how we can sort of watch the pictures get better as the kids get older. The pictures I took 7 years ago with my iPhone look so poor compared to todays pictures.

Considering getting on the annual upgrade plan. I love new tech.

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Re: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

Post by JupiterJones » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:59 pm

I'm still rockin' a Galaxy S4 that's coming up on five years old.

Love having a headphone jack. And an easy-to-swap battery. :D
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