I have trouble making a decision, maybe you can help me white your own experience.
I will try to explain the situation:
im currently using my loved OnePlus 6, its probably 6 years old.
this phone is still keeping up which the current days for my no need to update to a higher level of technology.
But there is a problem i will tell later.
most sustainable way right, keep using your phone as long as possible. thats a important thing for my.
and dit choice the OnePlus 6 after a long research exactly on this reason, and times tell it was the right choice.
My previous phone a Samsung S4 died after 4 jears. Never broke it by dropping and i do that a lot. But needed software and hardware repair about each 1,5 years
Hardware repair i could do my self on the Samsung s4, software needed to be done at the Samsung repair shop, factory reset wasn’t possible at that point.
My OnePlus 6 only needed ones to the repair shop, and never needed a software recet, my dream phone so durebil, i love that.
But……. ……im not telling that here only for telling.
My OnePlus only went one’s to the repair shop. It never whas repaird, they could not solve te problem.
Last software update whas realest on 2021. The company does not give any support… end of life status… no problem so long it keeps working.
Last month the problem stared, my licht didn’t turnd on and the camera stardto get strains problems. I discovered it has something to do with the google Duo app update, how i cand remove from the software. But removing the data solved te problem for some minutes.
But it was not getting better, after some time using of the camera wasn’t possible, and i need one on my phone. Repair failed. I could do it my self du to the way the phone is build. But is really strong so no complains. So I went to a OnePlus repair centre.
After 4 hours of waiting i whas told, they where unebel to repair it. probably lacking of replacement parts, not longer available.
TO THE POINT,
Im looking for a replacement, one as good as the OnePlus 6 or better.
One phone ho will get older than 6 years.
Im a outdoor persoon, so it will drop many many times. and be exposed to the elements. This OnePlus 6 dos have sun burning marks on the back. And inside the screen UV light is killing where i like to go.
How do i keep my OnePlus alive? High quality case and cheep plastic PPF screenprotector, expensive glas protectors crack the same day as i install it drop my phone multiple times a day and never broke the screen i told already.
SO I NEED A NEW PHONE even i dont what to.
My interest go to the Fairphone 5 (yes now you probably think now we talking)
But i noticed a big issue which this phone… i think not sure… its not really that strong i think . It only build to be repaired. And ther are no high quality cases on the market. And look like i have to cut my one screenprotector from a tablet PPF screen protector I don’t see them on the market.
the fact that de hardware is not as good als the top line phones, and software can be better but yes that what you now get for the Fairtrade Phone. Im totaal fine with that. It looks like it good enough to do the tasks it needs to be stronger so it can still do the basic tasks after a some years, and looks like the Fairphone 5 is strong enough for that task.
Its the cases im worried about, so can it survive my infinity… of dropping it on the ground.
But jes, i still don’t go straight to the pixel 7a to buy. And the 7 pro or 8 (pro) ar Not on my interest those look to fragile.
Oneplus again. No you probably know already. No good at all. New phones from the company struggle software problems and ar really poorly bult those days. Tey dit so wel 6 years ago… nothing left of that.
For the pixel 7a there ar way stronger cases available. You probably know the brand’s Rinoshield 4 jears on my OnePlus 6, OtterBox (this one dit not work for the OnePlus 6 back glas crackt in it fits year. on my s4 a OtterBox from the beginning until the and) Moes, and many more.
Maybe you can help me with getting over some of the disadvantages of the Fairphone. I think sustainable is more in lifetime than in production. But even production is a important factor. And Fairphone is doing a really good on that point.
and ar more than willing to pay more for that.
what is your experience and knowledge, what do you think about this and, what will be the best choice for my.