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How long do you usually keep a phone? (Poll of the Week)
Last week’s poll summary: Last week, we asked you what version of Android your phone is running. Out of almost 10,000 total votes, roughly 52 percent of our readers are running Android 9 Pie. Around 37 percent of our readers are running Android 8-8.1 Oreo, while just under 6 percent are running Android 7-7.1 Nougat. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as many Android Authority readers are using relatively new smartphones.
When a new smartphone is released, do you immediately feel the need to buy it? I personally know many people who need the absolute latest and greatest, but there are probably more people who try to make their smartphones last as long as possible.
I’m in the latter group. Unless my phone is on its last legs, I try to make do for as long as possible. I’m not alone in that mindset either — people are already holding on to their phones longer than ever before, which may have something to do with smartphone prices increasing or OEMs getting rid of features people genuinely find useful.
What about you? Do you keep your smartphone until it’s no longer working, or are you constantly on the lookout for the best phone on the market? Cast your vote in the poll, and speak up in the comments if you have anything to add.