Wished there was a “more than 100 months” option so I could brag (yet agaaaaain … ) with my 2004-2014 Sony Ericsson k700i! But then again, that’s not exactly a smartphone … (although it had bluetooth – allowed me to remote control VLC on the computer –, mp3 player, video, photo, an “online button” …)
P.S.: To avoid misunderstandings, I am not asking for any more additions
It will never be perfect. My current phone is only three months old and it’s predecessor only lived about a year, before several cars ran over it. Both were/are supposed to be used at least four to five years .
I’m missing my Nokia C7. A very nice AMOLED display, deep black and easily readable in brightest sunlight. And Symbian S60 was a perfect blend of a feature phone UI and touchscreen. The shape fitted perfectly into the palm of a hand. Navigation was preinstalled, it could be used as a FM transmitter to bring music into the car stereo…
There are telecom providers with the so called multi-device option: I did so, the main SIM in my FP4, a secondary SIM in an old FP2 with some gougle stuff I need and had to pay for (like the PeakFinder), but without any contacts, calendar nor emails to track etc.
Its not only about how old your current smartphone is. Its about secure, user replaceable, working handmedowns/refurbs as well. I currently use a FP4 since a few days, I will sell my FP3 once the transition is complete. So while I am in the 0-12 month range, I will sell a working smartphone which can be viable for someone else, depending on their use-case. At some point, hardware is ‘good enough’ we saw this in the PC market as well. For example, if you want 1080p gaming, you can use a processor/GPU of a few years old. If you want 4k or 2k then you need a more powerful processor/GPU. Smartphone games, many don’t require a powerful processor/GPU. RAM is pretty much a non-factor these days.
yes - 5 months ago i replaced my first edition fairphone which was 7 years old and still working (still works now!) - i only had to replace it because i could no longer upgrade the os and therefore less & less apps worked. that FP1 was my first smartphone.