When is it advisable to change cell phones?
The smartphone market in Mexico will register a growth of 1.0% in unit sales at the end of 2023, and seasonality plays an important role for this type of company. One of the most obvious signs that your cell phone needs to be renewed is in the version of Android or iOS that it has.
Your operating system is outdated
In 2023 there is already talk of the arrival of Android 14, however, most of the latest generation smartphones have Android 12 support, but if your phone is already more than four years old, it may no longer allow you to update with the latest versions, which is a clear indication that it is time to renew.
The same is true of Apple’s operating system, since this year users begin to receive the version of iOS 16, while several brand phones are left without security patches.
You constantly run out of storage
If you’ve already tried lowering the quality of your images, deleting apps you don’t use and hiring external cloud services and your smartphone keeps running out of storage, it’s time to change it.
There are options like the ones we list that allow you to extend the useful life of the storage, but if you have already exhausted the options, it is better that you look for a phone with more capacity.
If you have sent it to be repaired more than twice
Technical problems due to wear are a factor that, no matter how many repairs and maintenance you do, will not allow you to have a good user experience. If you have already had several incidents with the hardware, such as the screen breaking or buttons no longer working, or some software problems, the sign is that you renew your phone.
It is very slow
One factor that, especially in the pandemic, has become more than relevant for those who use their phone as an extension of their work is the slowness with which it operates. If it consistently crashes, won’t open apps, or is flatly slow to respond, it means your RAM is running out and it’s time to look for a better computer.
The same goes for the battery. If, no matter how much it is charged, the battery runs out in just a few hours without rough use, it means that the useful life of your battery is over and you can choose two things: change the battery or the smartphone. If it is the first case, evaluate how much money you will have to invest and if this investment will last.