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    What phone are you all using these days?

    I generally keep using a device - be it a computer, tablet, or phone - until it is unable to perform as needed, especially for work stuff. It seems like many people are getting into a yearly upgrade cycle, since phone companies are offering financing for new phones. It seems awfully expensive to me to get a new phone every year, but thatís just my opinion.

    Right now, Iím still using my four year old Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I use it heavily for Scream And Fly work and although a bit slow now, it still fulfills all tasks I need it to. Itís funny because a few of my friends were shocked to see that Iím using such an Ďoldí phone.

    Iíll probably need need to upgrade soon, so I thought to ask what all of you are using and how you like it. I really need a large screen to do work on, and the Google Pixel 2 is looking pretty good. Iíve considered an Apple phone too, but I think I prefer Android for a phone. I have an iPad, which has replaced nearly 90% of my former laptop work, and iOS is pretty good. The iPad has proved to be a lifesaver at shows; lugging around a laptop and photo gear at the Miami Boat Show can get tiring.

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    One of my brothers is using an iPhone 5 and likes it. His kids have newer iPhones and always seem happy with them.

    I use a flip phone I got from ATT new for 15 dollars about 5-6 years ago. I cancled my monthly plan several years ago and use the Go Phone plan these days. I buy 100 dollars of min. that are good for 365 days and can carry over all unused min. if I renew before 365 days are up.
    I use a phone so little these days that I'm still using 2016's min.

    I'm like you now with electronic devices. I bought a new laptop this year. My old one was 8 years old.
    Back when I built my computers I upgraded often. I'd upgrade the CPU when they introduced one 50% faster than the one I had on my MB. I'd upgrade graphics cards when new games I played required it; I was mainly into racing sims. I always got MB's that OC'ed well and always got plenty of RAM and a stout power supply.
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    4 yr old samsung galaxy IV. Rubber shock case, zip lock baggie waterproof case when in the boat. Got it for 1 dollar when I signed up with verizon. Orig batt, no problems. I hate apple stuff.

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    iPhone 7+. Had a iPhone 5s before it, and a 5 before that. Before those I had a blackberry Torch that I loved...still kinda miss it.
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    Samsung S5 Neo, wife has Note5. The Note5 has a better camera and bigger than mine, like mine as water proof to 1 meter and I need that working around boats.

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    Sam S6 for a phone. The last one was a Sam Rugby flip; I would still be using if I hadn't lost it. Also have a Tab S2. Samsung seems to be working pretty well for me.

    Upgraded my desk top with another custom unit assembled by a friend of mine. The other custom unit still works and is 9 yrs old.

    I did NOT have good luck with a Sony Vaio. You talk about a buggy POS. It just up and died when it was a year and a half old.

    Oh and Greg, I still have my 8200 and it still works!!! LOL!!!
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    been using samsung since the galaxy SII.......been through all of em...the 4 does the same as the 7.....excellent phone...

    i dropped my galaxy 6 at the ramp.....3 hours under 4ft water and she kept on ticking....
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    iPhone 7 with an iPhone X on order.
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    I have an IPhone 6s and wife's uses an older IPhone 4s, Mon uses a analog flip phone. We never buy the "just out" phones... then wait for the 2 year old models $$$ drops!
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    I'm using the P.O.S. free Samsung that you get at Metro PCS. $40 a month contract unlimited everything. Pretty good service and the phone is small but still readable. I'm eligible for a new free phone every couple years.
    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors". Plato .

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    I use Oneplus One.
    Love it. 3 or so years old and is as fast as it was when new. It's an outright purchase, no monthly plans cause they don't offer cell service. They just make phones... you pick your carrier as long as it uses a sim card. It's a global, unlocked dual sim phone. Go anywhere in the world, pick up a pay as you go sim for that area and your all set... Amazing camera, display and processor is top of the line, tons of RAM.

    ZERO bloatware, and they don't care if you root the phone for a custom ROM, but there is no need for that. Most root for a custom ROM to get away from the bloatware...(advertising and apps you will never use or want to use)

    The latest version is the OnePlus 5, my son has it and loves it.

    About $450 IIRC.

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    Currently I6, does everything I use it for well. Had the I6S for a short time found it too big to just stick in pocket. I agree on waiting for new outs to have bugs worked out.
    Plus as I get older it becomes harder to learn new things....

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    iPhone 5 for me. Wife and daughter use 6&7. The 5 works fine so why change plus the newer ones are bigger. Might as well carry a tablet. WTF

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    Company iPhone 6s+. They'll upgrade me to an X in Feb after my 2 years is up. Phone works fine, still gets updates, just getting a bit beat up from dropping it so many times with a small/thin style case.

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    Upgraded my desk top with another custom unit assembled by a friend of mine.
    Wonder who that was?

    The brother to that PC has about 10 months of uptime on Fedora Linux including a full OS update. Hasn't missed a lick.
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