When your device is slow, malfunctioning, or starts to show signs of sluggishness, replacement is inevitable. Here are the big signs that it's time to upgrade your Android phone to a better new device, according to the Makeuseof page.
1. Battery falls too fast
If you're a smartphone addict, you've probably fallen into a phone battery falling below the red line. There are quite a few ways to increase battery life on Android, but if you notice that your phone's battery is no longer "buffering" like before, perhaps everything was a bit too late.
The reason for this is merely a chemical effect. Over time, the chemical components in the battery begin to degrade, meaning they will save less and less electricity. After several hundred charging cycles (about 1 or 2 years), the battery will lose about one-fifth or more of its capacity.
That's why you should avoid charging through the night to limit unnecessary charging times.
If the battery is no longer able to store electricity as before, but you still use the device like "never had a separation", you will immediately notice the problem. Instead of looking for a power outlet all day, smartphone addicts should think about making a phone that has a bigger battery. New batteries are always more durable, it's an indisputable fact.
2. Processing speed is too slow
Using a phone or tablet long enough, you will start to feel sluggish. No one wants to wait for his smartphone to handle a certain task too slowly. Opening the application may take up to a minute, and your touch may also feel "lagged".
There are many reasons why phones are slowing down, and in many cases, the smartphone's lifespan plays a big role. Upgrading your Android to a higher version (if you're lucky enough to get an update) may be "ineffective" because new systems often require more system resources, including RAM and CPU. New applications can also cause similar problems, especially if they are in "resource-eating" form. The latest Android games today are no exception.
Another problem might be the number of applications running in the background too much. The more applications consume resources when running in the background, the slower the phone will be. You can solve the problem by closing applications more often, but of course it is in case the applications running in the background are not very useful to you.
Replacing your phone will give you more resources so that your phone software can run smoothly, whether it's the Android operating system itself or the applications you have installed.
3. The system is not updated, or the update is out of date
Every year, in September, Google launched a new version of Android. From Cupcake to Pie, the Android operating system is increasingly integrated with new features. And of course, the price to pay is the demand for its resources also increased.
However, your smartphone will not receive updates forever. If you buy a high-end smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy series, you can get one (or sometimes two) updates to the new Android version. And not all manufacturers are "mindful", which means that in the unfortunate case, your phone will … go away as soon as you have finished shopping.
What about security? Once the phone is exhausted, the manufacturer will soon stop releasing security updates for it.
If you are worried about having an outdated phone, and you no longer receive updates, it is best to replace the new phone.
4. Can't run new applications
The day when virtual reality became popular is still quite far, but there have appeared some relatively attractive VR applications for Android. Unfortunately, new types of applications like VR – which require a lot of resources – may not work well on older phones.
The same problem happens with games on Android. The more compelling gameplay, the more RAM needed, the more powerful the graphics processing power of the phone. If your phone is old, gaming may be a torture.
The best way to test this is to test a few resource-intensive applications, such as VR applications or graphics-intensive 3D games, and see how they run on your phone. If things aren't as expected, it's probably time to buy a new phone.
5. Frequent crash application
Phones are made by humans, so they are certainly imperfect, and application of crash is inevitable. Of course, the cause is not always derived from your phone – sometimes, the developer error has caused too many errors or too bad design. Another possibility is the compatibility of the phone, because some applications only run on the latest phones only.
However, if you notice that the application on your phone often crashes, it may be a warning sign of a more serious problem with your phone. Apps can crash because they require too many resources, such as RAM and CPU. If the resource is not enough, the application will crash.
You may also experience a crash when the memory stored on the device is exhausted, especially for applications that frequently store or retrieve internal memory. Newer phones are often equipped with relatively high memory storage to solve this situation.
6. Poor quality camera
In a selfie era, owning a smartphone with a high-quality camera is important, even if you are just an ordinary user who wants to keep beautiful moments in life. Unless you are a professional or have a special hobby with a camera, most people will use their phones to take pictures … for convenience. And while the new phones produce very impressive photos, the outdated phone you're using will only make you humiliated.
You can't do much to improve your photos, if your phone's camera itself is "corny". Photo editing applications can help optimize images, but they cannot improve the resolution. This is most evident on the front camera, which is often inferior to the rear camera.
The only solution now – if photography matters to you – is to find a new phone. The new phone will have a better camera, both before and after, although this depends on your choice.
7. The phone is broken, or broken
Nothing is permanent. If your phone has been damaged – whether the screen is broken, the button is dropped, or the shell is cracked – the moment it goes away may not be far away.
Wearing because natural causes also play a role. Maybe you have a habit of surfing Facebook when you are in the rain, or pressing your finger too hard on the buttons of the device. Or sometimes, internal components, like storage, for example, crash without any obvious reason.
Damage, long or sudden, will also prevent your phone from working properly. You can accept "living with floods", but eventually, sooner or later, upgrading is inevitable.
No smartphone exists forever
Whatever the reason, no smartphone exists forever. Some components, such as batteries, have limited lifetime. Other components, such as CPU and camera, will become obsolete when compared to newer phones.
Of course, not everyone has the opportunity to upgrade smartphones at will. If you are not ready to do so, try a few tricks on the Internet to temporarily extend the life of your device.