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Default 06-27-2017, 14:17 | posts: 59 | Location: Zwollywood

Still on my Samsung S6. It was on its dying legs, front glass had 2 cracks, battery was seriously handicapped (less than 2 hours SOT) Camera sometimes kept focussing infitnite, USB connector broken (only wireless SLOWWW charging).

So I decided to do a refurbish myself and replaced everything that I could replace inside and outside.

Midframe
Glass front and back
USB charger board
Camera
Battery (Galaxy S7 Edge 3600mah)

And it's practically as new now. Super smooth on Android 7. This baby will keep rocking as my daily use phone for a while. The size is perfect for on the move and the battery is giving me 7 hours SOT and about 1.5 day in total on one charge. The screen is still better than most other new phones and the camera is solid enough to capture my daily stuff.

That said, I just ordered a OnePlus 5 for a bigger screen experience to study Chinese from and play some games on. Also I want a back up phone.. When my S6 died a couple of times because of the battery issue, I became aware of how my life in China depends on my phone... Sad but true..

Don't use any cash money and pay everything with phone.
Ordering taxi's on my phone.
Stored all addresses in there.
Using the navigation to get to places all day.
Translating everything with the phone.
and not to forget WeChat! without WeChat you don't have a life here anyway..

Hahaha. Welcome to 2017..
   
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Default 06-27-2017, 15:05 | posts: 95 | Location: Belgium, Brussels-European District

OnePlus 3T, since the release, very happy with this one.

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Default 06-27-2017, 20:00 | posts: 5,931 | Location: Israel

Mate 9, 4 months and it get's faster each day, never seen a phone like it, tbh i think it's the best phone atm and it's grossly underrated.
   
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Default 06-28-2017, 07:04 | posts: 19,966 | Location: US East Coast

Nexus 6P... Around 6 months I guess... It's flaky as can be, but it still works most of the time. Eventually I'll have to reset it.


   
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Default 07-03-2017, 08:04 | posts: 14,916 | Location: England

I still use a two year old HTC One M8. It's still an absolutely terrific phone IMO and when my contract came up for renewal I just went with a SIM-only option instead of buying the latest model. I really don't see the point in upgrading phones every two years; it's not like they change that much and my current phone still does everything I need plus has great sound and a 1080p screen (which is perfectly fine for a screen of this size).
   
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Default 07-03-2017, 12:30 | posts: 8,415 | Location: FLA,USA

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I still use a two year old HTC One M8. It's still an absolutely terrific phone IMO and when my contract came up for renewal I just went with a SIM-only option instead of buying the latest model. I really don't see the point in upgrading phones every two years; it's not like they change that much and my current phone still does everything I need plus has great sound and a 1080p screen (which is perfectly fine for a screen of this size).
Had to replace my M8 after only 9 months. USB port when tits up and would randomly restart or just start playing music in my pocket.
   
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Default 07-03-2017, 21:51 | posts: 12

note 2 five to six years old lineage os 7.1.2
   
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Default 07-10-2017, 19:34 | posts: 2,060 | Location: Chicago

Moto Z Force Droid. 5 months. Awesome hand gestures and what not. But I get bored quickly and like jumping to different platforms. I'll probably get the new iphone in Sept because I have "idiot consumer" written plainly on my forehead.
   
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Default 07-11-2017, 10:38 | posts: 397

S7 Active bought in April this year.
   
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Default 07-19-2017, 19:08 | posts: 10

iphone5, two years
   
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Default 07-20-2017, 22:28 | posts: 2,603 | Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

I've had my Samsung S3Neo for over 3 years now and it's still running quite well. I keep it in a case and I don't install too many apps. It still looks like it has just come out of the box (if I wipe the fingerprints off the screen). But then again I have a 27 y.o. TV set
   
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Default 08-02-2017, 10:29 | posts: 10

Samsung Galaxy A5. It's over 2 yo and it works like new. The key is to be good to your phone and avoid trashing it with way too many unnecessary apps
   
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Default 08-05-2017, 12:32 | posts: 21

My phone is only about a year old, but I am using a Nokia 105 classic. The thing is indestructible but I really need to upgrade.
   
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Default 08-06-2017, 09:34 | posts: 212 | Location: Ghent, Belgium

Sony Xperia Z.
4 years old.
Lags a lot when showing Flash ads on a mobile web page, and the waterproofing seals around the USB and minijack are worn out.
I miss Bluetooth 4 and perhaps a better camera, but for what I use it, it's fiiiine.

I do combine it with a VERY good Casemate hardcase though

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Default 08-08-2017, 11:11 | posts: 10 | Location: New Jersey

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My phone is only about a year old, but I am using a Nokia 105 classic. The thing is indestructible but I really need to upgrade.
almost the same here hehe my smartphone (Lenovo vibe) is one year old and doing okay, but good old Nokia is always with me for about 7 years already
   
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