Old is Gold: You’re not Missing out by not Buying the Newest Thing
We all want the latest, greatest, shiniest gadget that the world has to offer. The prized possession with all the new bells, whistles and face recognition technology. I personally hate spending money and yet, I would be lying if I told you my mouth didn’t water even a little when I saw pictures of the new triple camera iPhone 11.
However, what if I told you that you need not necessarily get the newest phone the market has to offer? In fact, a mobile phone that is 1, 2, even 3 years older will do you just fine and provide most of the best features you’re after at just a fraction of the price. To put this in perspective, let’s start with some basics.
What do you use your phone for? Phone calls (some of the time), messaging, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook (admit it), maps, music, Twitter, TikTok, music, games and of course photos/video. There are other things to add to this list but for the most part, your phone is typically used for less than 10-15 apps. Your smart phone is largely a device for running your apps. So, a phone that can run your apps easily and has a decent enough camera may be all you need. Just think of your phone as a car engine and your apps as your point A to point B (and on weekends point C). If it can get the job done, you’re good. So, with that in mind…
Here are some reasons to consider an older phone
It’s really-not that different
Yes, the newest models will have all the latest bells and whistles. But an older phone will usually have almost all the same features. And the upgrade in specs? Well, if you really dig into it, there isn’t much of a difference between this year’s and last year’s model. You will be paying a lot for that little upgrade.
New shiny phones aren’t that new and shiny anymore
Cut through the marketing and you’ll find that newer phones aren’t offering much in terms of innovation these days. A lot of innovation is just gimmicky. Seriously, how often are you going to use iPhone’s Animoji? A folding phone, will it hold up long-term? 3 cameras, Really? Stick to the basics and you’ll save a ton.
Older phones have updates
What does that mean? You know those annoying phone updates you get that make you restart your phone? they also improve your phone. Software updates can improve battery life, app speed and even the camera. Older phones have the advantage of being improved over time. While it is true that over the long-haul upgrades can start to slow down a device, most brand name devices hold up a lot longer than people give them credit for. In fact, the constant consumer-need to upgrade every 2-3 years is part of the reason why there are regularly so many great older used models on the market.
Don’t think you’re missing out if you don’t get the latest and greatest phone. If you really look at what you use your phone for, you’ll find that an older model will do just fine. Heck, you might not even notice the difference.
Remember, those new phones, they get old too…
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