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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 02:28 PM - Thread Starter
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How reliable/robust are contemporary smartphones?

Assuming a smartphone isn't destroyed by dropping, water immersion etc. how reliable are they? My old dumb slider phone lasted 4.5 years B4 the screen died and would display nothing but white (and after I had dropped it a dozen times). Do smartphones normally last that long?
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had my Nexus 6P since 2015. dropped it a couple dozen times and other than needing to replace the camera cover and bottom chin bezel it's been solid.

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Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
Assuming a smartphone isn't destroyed by dropping, water immersion etc. how reliable are they? My old dumb slider phone lasted 4.5 years B4 the screen died and would display nothing but white (and after I had dropped it a dozen times). Do smartphones normally last that long?
Sure, I have a 5yo smartphone laying around that's still doing fine. Never really had a smartphone just die for no reason.

Only thing that's quite delicate are the large displays, I'd recommend getting one that is easy to replace. The Pixel 3A for example, and a tempered glass screen protector.
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As long as your treat them well they'll last a long time

I still have the htc cingular 8125 from 2005 that's still kicking it, granted I don't actually use it anymore, mostly just see it in storage every now and again and turn it on and see how things go....

Nexus 5 and LG G4 are still chugging right along with no issues...

My OG pixel could use a new battery but it's doing fine.

My Pixel 3 I'd expect will last me a while

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Battery should die long before the phone.
I got a Iphone 3gs that still goes. I used it as Phone 2009 to 2013. Then it went to my little brother who used it till 2016. And now its used daily as just a music player in my car. Battery only lasts 10mins tho so needs to be plugged into charger constantly.
Also got a OnePlusX. I used it 2015 until 2018 when I upgraded to 6T. Wife uses the OPX now, no issues at all other then battery ends up 20% at end of the day where when I had it it would end up around 50%.


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Well, I had an iPhone 4s that lasted me a good 3 years before becoming totally useless (sluggish) and not supported past iOS 9.whatever it was. I have an iPhone 6 that has survived going swimming and 2 cracked screens, the swimming part made the battery barely hold a charge anymore but other than that it still works fine. Was thinking about swapping to an S8 or S9 but personally I know iOS better and I just would rather stick with what I know, will probably switch to a 6S in a few months, wife had a 5S that was ehhh in terms of reliability for a few years and she swapped to a 7 which is fine for her needs, but for me I need the headphone jack and I don't want 20 different things plugged into it at once through the charging port, it just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

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presumably, a phone is also only as good as the hardware updates. If you can root the phone, would probably last a bit longer.


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Depends how you treat them.

Avoid curved edge screens.

Obviously a large glass screen is easier to destroy than an old small plastic screen.
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Reliability is kinda mixed. YMMV either way. Reading some posts on the net, sometimes I get an impression that people keep breaking phones just to post about it later for karma.
Doesn't help that most phones are glass sandwiches with huge screens which are awkward to hold or even use with one hand.

My history with some smartphones is below if you're bothered.
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Doesn't help that most phones are glass sandwiches with huge screens which are awkward to hold or even use with one hand.

OnePlus 5T was a nightmare. First two weeks of use got me a malfunctioning proximity sensor which required a constant recalibration and headphone jack kept triggering voice assistant thingie because apparently it was confused between CTIA and OMTP. Google kept pestering me about my opinion on every god damn store I walked into. Had enough, returned it on day 13.[/spoiler]
Great so there are competing standards for 3.5mm headphone/mike jacks.

I don't appreciate jamming my gigantic LG G5 smartphone into my pocket. I've already missed calls because the fingerprint scanner requires fiddling to work. If it breaks/fails I think I'm going to look into a VoLTE basic phone.
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