Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
What you're doing is spouting stats and phone specs with no consideration for real world usage. USE your phone - If it does everything you need it to do then keep it. Don't ever let some spec sheet tell you when to upgrade. Your comment about return value is also untrue. The only phone fetching $300 is the Galaxy 3 and if you had that phone you'd be a fool to upgrade now anyways. Every other flagship phone gets you about $150-200 depending on condition. You're also being disengenious about the warranty. Yes it's only 1 year but insurance covers everything but a broken screen. They even replace bad batteries for free.
His point remains valid. You upgrade based on personal needs not peer pressure or cool factor. Anything else is foolish at best.
I agree with this for sure.
I felt the need to upgrade from my Droid X2 to a Galaxy S4, I didn't do it because it's the "cool thing to do." I did it because the Droid X2 is a piece of garbage. Motorola cut off updates for the phone after only 6 months, so it never got an upgrade to Jelly Bean. So many people thought it was going to get it simply because when it was released, it was considered a flagship phone (first dual-core smartphone on Verizon.), but it never got updated past Gingerbread. To make matters worse, it was only 3G, so download and internet browsing speeds were slow unless you were on Wi-Fi.
Of course, the S4 fixed EVERYTHING I hated about the Droid X2. On top of that, the battery-life on the S4 is amazing compared to the X2. Also, I know that since the S4 is Samsung's flagship and one of, if not their best selling phone, it will get incremental updates as time goes on.
For me, the S4 is the whole package. That's the reason I got it.Edited by Mad Pistol - 7/7/13 at 7:22pm