It’s THAT time of the year again!

We are going through a series of phone releases lately! First, ASUS released the ZenFone 4 series! LG was next with the V30. Then Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8. Apple then announced three new iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Vivo just announced the V7 and V7+! In a few weeks, Google will announce the next generation of Pixel smartphones on October 4. Huawei will also announce the Mate 10 on October 16. What I’m really trying to say is:

DON’T BUY A NEW PHONE NOW!

Let this be a reminder to you: YOUR CURRENT PHONE WORKS GREAT! If you have a broken phone right now, then it makes sense to get a new one right away! It’s the only time where getting one now is rational.

Other than that, your phone is perfectly fine! I know, I know. I’m the last person you should listen to regarding this. Unlike before, it’s harder to know if getting a new phone now is worth it. It’s getting rarer to find a bad smartphone these days.

I’ll use the current iPhone lineup as an example. Despite its first release in 2015, the iPhone 6s is STILL in the lineup! It doesn’t make a lot of sense that the iPhone 7 is STILL in the lineup! I honestly think that there is a small difference between the 7 and 8 that you can get away with just the 8 in the lineup.

This lineup just proves to me that the iPhone 7 I have now is good enough that I don’t need to upgrade. Apple clearly aims this lineup to more and more people who want an iPhone.

All I’m trying to say is: UNLESS YOU BROKE YOUR PHONE, DON’T GET A NEW PHONE NOW. You’ll thank me for this in the long run.

What do you think about this cycle of buying new phones? How often do you buy a new smartphone anyway? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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