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How long should a cell phone last


I am getting less than 2 years to my cell phone. Is this normal?

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My Galaxy S4 had lasted me from launch until I replaced it last September, and it was still working great. As dfbutt mentionned, over the years the battery tends to worsen but those can easily be replaced without much hassle!
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I've got a phone still that I used for nearly four years before moving on and it still works after years later. It depends on so many factors, but in general, the better quality it is (more expensive is usually a fair indicator) then the longer it'll last as the norm. I also have a Moto G original that I gave to my parents that's three years old now almost and still works great. The thing is also quality control is never 100%, and sometimes you just get unlucky. Androids also tend not to age gracefully. Barring battery issues, with a close to native skin and good ram and not pushing a phone to its limit every time, it can last over two years with a good degree of confidence.
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This depends very much on the phone and the use you put it to. Flagship phones seem to have a longer lifespan than others. If the issue is battery life, you could see if replacements are reasonably available.

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