7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Invest in a New Phone

Author – Shawn Parker

When it comes to technology, there are always new and better options available. This is especially true when it comes to smartphones. It seems like every day a new phone is released that is faster, has more features, and costs more than the last one. So you may be wondering: should I sell my iPhone and upgrade to the latest and greatest?

Before you make a decision, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of upgrading your phone. Here are seven reasons you shouldn’t invest in a new phone:

You’re Still Paying Off Your Current Phone

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not paying for your phone outright. More likely, you’re paying for it in installments over a two-year period. This means that if you upgrade now, you’ll be stuck paying for two phones at once. Let’s be honest, the new phone isn’t going to be that much better than the one you have now.

There’s Always a New Phone Coming Out

It seems like as soon as you buy a new phone, another one is released which is even better. This cycle can be frustrating and costly if you’re constantly upgrading your phone. If you can wait a few months, chances are there will be an even better option available.

Look – new arrivals don’t always have the best features. Manufacturers save the best for their next release to create a sense of artificial urgency. This way, you’re convinced that you need to buy the latest phone as soon as it comes out. However, if you can wait a few months, the initial hype will die down and you can make a more informed decision about whether or not the new phone is actually worth it.

You Don’t Need the Latest and Greatest

Do you really need all the bells and whistles that come with a new phone? If you’re happy with your current phone, there’s no need to upgrade. Sure, the new phone may have a few more features, but is it worth the cost? Probably not.

Save your money and wait until your current phone is actually running slow or doesn’t have enough storage before you upgrade.

It’s Bad for the Environment

Manufacturing a new phone requires a lot of energy and resources. This is bad for the environment and contributes to climate change. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, it’s best to hold onto your current phone for as long as possible.

You Could Use the Money Elsewhere

A new phone is a luxury, not a necessity. There are other things you could spend your money on that would be more beneficial, such as investing in a retirement fund or taking a much-needed vacation.

Using a lot of money on a new phone when you could be using that money elsewhere is not a smart financial decision. This is especially true if you’re not even using all the features on your current phone.

Instead of buying a phone for the sake of buying a new one, wait until your current phone is no longer meeting your needs. Then, use the money you would have spent on a new phone to improve your financial situation in other ways.

Every Phone Works Great for 3-4 years

No matter how well you take care of your phone, it’s going to start showing signs of wear and tear after a few years. This is normal and to be expected.

If you bought your phone last year, it’s still going to work great for the next two or three years. There’s no need to upgrade just yet.

Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule. If your phone is already starting to slow down or break, then it may be time for an upgrade. But if your phone is still working well, there’s no need to get a new one.

Instead of upgrading your phone every year or two, try to make it last as long as possible. This will save you money and help the environment.

The Longer You Wait, the Better the Technology

Technology doesn’t evolve overnight. If you buy a new phone every time one is released, you’re not getting the best possible technology.

By waiting a few years, you can get a phone that’s much better than the one that’s currently available. This is because the technology will have had time to mature and there will be more options available.

Final Thoughts

Buying a new phone is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider, such as cost, the environment, and your own personal needs.

Weigh all your options before making a decision and don’t let yourself be pressured into upgrading just because everyone else is doing it. If you can wait, chances are there will be a better option available down the road.

 

Original Vs Copy iPhone LCD Screen

Difference Between Original Vs Copy iPhone LCD Screen

When customers visit a shop for a screen repair, some shops will give them an option to choose between an original screen and a ‘copy’ screen. Most of the time, the first question that a customer asks is “What’s the difference between the two?” Originals are manufactured for Apple while copy screens are only compatible replacements that are manufactured by third party companies. Most of the time, customers choose the relatively affordable copy rather than the original because of the price distinction, but original iPhone screens are still recommended because of its far higher quality.

In this article, we will be sharing our knowledge of copy screens and how different they are from original iPhone screens.

1. Digitizer and Touch Problems

One of the most noticeable differences between an original and a copy is how the touch sensor also called the digitizer is designed. Original Apple screens manufacture digitizers as part of the LCD while copy screens manufacture it on the glass.

There are some companies that manufacture bare LCDs themselves, but these LCDs are also bought by other companies, who in turn add the other parts to create a complete working screen. Because of this, it is possible that you get a great LCD screen, but the digitizer is poor quality.

For iPhone 6, 6s and 6s+
, iPhones transferred the chips necessary for the digitizer to work directly on the LCD, that means that when you buy a ‘copy screen’ for these models, you are not only getting a copy of the screen but a copy of the chip.

2. Low Quality LCD Panels

When you buy a copy screen you are also buying a low image quality for your phone. This is because the LCD is of poor quality. The problems experienced are weak brightness, contrast and vibrancy, grainy appearance because of low image resolution and lower refresh rate.

3. Mismatched Parts

In most cases, the performance specification of copy screens is not identical to the original ones. As a result, the battery of the phone drains faster and the OS or operating system is misled. This mismatch is also a possible cause of damage to your backlight.

4. Problems with the Fingerprint ID reader

Copy screens can also create damage to your phone’s touch ID fingerprint reader. The home button flexes on the copy screens design which makes it stop working, and we all know the struggle of not having a working ID fingerprint reader.

Some shops offer copy screens to remain competitive in the market since the difference in price ranges to £20-30. Still, you can get the most of your money with the original for having a better performing iPhone screen. Even though there are different qualities of copy screens, from good copies that actually work to cheaply made ones, there are several factors at play to have your iPhone be used seamlessly. Aside from the points above, one of the factors that might affect the use of your phone with a copy is the Apple updates that conflict with the low grade copy screens.

Eventually, it is your decision whether to choose an original one or not. But additional pounds for an original screen is a good investment. You can avoid all the possible damage caused by copy screens which in turn will help you save money in the long run since you won’t need to return to a shop for further repairs.

The Phone Shop, is a family run, proudly independent, smart-device repair shop. We have been mending all kinds of devices from smartphones to tablets since 2009. With over 75,000 happy customers, our technicians are Bristol’s number 1 repair specialists. Our specialists are people that you can trust when it comes to giving a great repair service.

If you have any concerns and questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 01179424400 or send us a message at support@letstalktps.com. Our friendly team will be happy to help you.

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