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The Smartphone era has come to an end. Don't believe me?
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68 COMMENTS

Celtic Tech, The Tree Of Life - posted on January 22, 2019 2:50 pm

It’s not the end. The market is just saturated.

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Celtic Tech, The Tree Of Life - posted on February 11, 2019 4:04 pm

hello there yes, people who use their smartphone to game probably will upgrade yearly, but those who don’t won’t.

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Gavigg75 - posted on February 11, 2019 4:17 pm

+Spooksville Scoob I’ll tell you what’s absurd people walking around holding a freaking Gadget up to their face all day long that’s what’s absurd people are waking up putting that s*** down

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snipercr3w - posted on February 14, 2019 7:32 am

+Flare78x i like ur comment.

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bad4ever2010 - posted on February 23, 2019 2:28 am

The next phase is having smart phone capabilities in your head. Ghost in the shell level Skype calls and internet access, anyone?

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Sharon Yarwood - posted on March 4, 2019 1:25 am

5G killgrid will be the end of you so it is the end.

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Lillith - posted on January 24, 2019 5:24 am

I usually wait a year for the price to drop then buy ,this year I will get a note 9 ..

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Lillith - posted on January 31, 2019 5:12 am

+Kavi Amalakumar Yea I totally agree 🙂

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Greg Spradlin - posted on January 31, 2019 9:25 pm

I still got the Note 5 lol

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Pesticide Sheriff - posted on January 31, 2019 9:43 pm

ADKIc3mAnXYT can you answer me this question, why do you “need” the latest iPhone?

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Rashid Wahid - posted on February 2, 2019 3:33 pm

I will do the same.

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TDA DIY - posted on February 3, 2019 5:55 pm

Im still using a note 3. It’s just starting to mysteriously have weak signals in different places. Planned obsolescence.

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CarnivalPS [Subscribe Now] 2019 Miami - posted on January 25, 2019 2:45 am

Can’t wait for unknown Chinese manufacturers to release a phone with high end specs for $389.99 🤣🤣🤣

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James Irwin - posted on February 10, 2019 8:29 pm

+Pepe1776 my Samsung A8 is made in Vietnam.

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Kon Berner - posted on February 12, 2019 4:21 am

Ask yourself if your data getting into Chinese or US hands would do you more harm.

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Tails - posted on February 12, 2019 8:32 am

They aren’t that unknown anymore – Huawei. All the features of Apple or Samsung (some cases, better features) but 30-40% cheaper.

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Ahmad M - posted on February 17, 2019 12:53 am

+Mark cbay Samsung is made in Korea. iPhones are made in China. While all the dumb iPhone idiots think there made in USA just because there headquarters are here. What a bunch of idiots.

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Levi Michael - posted on February 24, 2019 8:38 pm

Can’t wait to completely ignore it’s existence

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Jerry G - posted on January 26, 2019 5:42 am

I don’t think smartphones are dying out, it just the big companies like Samsung and Apple are.
Because people are realizing they can get a cheaper phone for way less than them two companies that does the same thing.
I sold my Samsung Galaxy S9 and brought myself a Xiaomi Mi a2 Lite for $190 that has the same amount of gigs on the phone as the S9 does.
I can’t tell the difference in between the two at all on the performance, because they run about the same.
The plus side of the Xiaomi phone I’m using, that it has Android One on it. Meaning I’m going to get a couple of years of updates on it.
Which the S9 I might had just gotten a year’s worth of updates on it if I’m lucky.
So which one is better?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 that is still around $500 plus, or the Xiaomi MI a2 Lite for $190?
Both has 4 gigs of ram and 64 gigs of rom, the only difference are the cameras on both of the phones. Yes hands down the S9 camera is way better, but I can live with that to save a lot of money.

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Don Addison - posted on January 30, 2019 11:48 pm

Are you in the US? If so what carrier are you using the Xiaomi on?

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KIERA The Budgie - posted on January 31, 2019 3:49 am

Well but its an Oled that will easily recover through Burns… not like the xiami witch is a China phone.. it doesnt even looks like a professional phone😂

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Philshki82 - posted on January 31, 2019 5:16 pm

Jerry G Nothing smart about having anything smart!

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REAC Guru - posted on January 31, 2019 8:17 pm

You’re missing the point – which is that the era of expensive smart phones is over… the era of Apple and others suckering you into spending $600-$1000 for a phone, when a $200 phone can do everything you want. You made that point perfectly yourself.

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Ptyty - posted on January 31, 2019 10:25 pm

+Sheryl Baltzer my S7 edge still rocking too, five years warranty and nice to watch movies on VR and superb videos and photos in low lights and some underwater too, I’ll keep till it’s broken or the warranty out in 2020 😉

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H T - posted on February 1, 2019 8:58 pm

We techies reached this decision 3-4 years ago. Note 3 and equivalent iphone were leap forward (both HW and SW) and deserved the money. No leap forward since then. The next one deserving the money will be the folding screen (tablet size but folding in to half)

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Arijit Dasgupta - posted on February 1, 2019 10:22 pm

I switched from my Note 5 to honor play a few weeks ago. The Note 5 served me well for over 3 years and I wanted a Note 8, but the prices were way too high. So i went for Honor since it was cheaper and did what I wanted.

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Tobias - posted on February 1, 2019 11:56 pm

Galaxy S4. I just don’t need anything more complicated.

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coolintruddle - posted on February 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Same. All I’ve had to do is change the battery a couple of times.

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Jethro Peters - posted on February 11, 2019 1:47 am

I would say the s7. Its a clear boost from the s4 and actually still competitive with the s9 on a way

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every games - posted on February 11, 2019 6:01 pm

just need to replace my galaxy s5 it does all the i need in a phone.

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WHITE CAKE - posted on February 13, 2019 6:45 am

S6 edge with root is dope for me

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RetrO GameBeard - posted on February 2, 2019 1:16 pm

I’m tired of smartphones acually the whole household is

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Dr Snooz - posted on February 2, 2019 4:27 pm

Smartphones are suffering from the same corporate stupidity that every other product in the world is. Idiot MBAs want to produce inferior products, crammed with spyware and corporate nannying, that break quickly and can’t be modified or repaired, then charge me a fortune for them. Sorry. Take a time out and think about what you’ve done. I’m sitting tight with my Note 4. It will be replaced with another Note 4 from eBay when it breaks. When these jokers get serious about consumers again, we can talk.

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glitch gamer - posted on February 6, 2019 6:56 am

Those MBAs aren’t idiots they are very intelligent to sell people crap but the people are idiot to buy crap for $1500 like a xsmax..lol 5watt charging phone..with no type c 3.0 port..

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Oz wsda - posted on February 10, 2019 1:43 am

exactly right, people dont realize the drones simply don’t have enough money to keep wasting $1000+ yearly on phones with incredibly short service lives.

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Dr Snooz - posted on February 28, 2019 11:20 am

+Mgtow Redpilled and you sound ignorant, so I guess we’re even.

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Miguel Gutierrez - posted on February 3, 2019 9:57 am

I still have my iPhone 5c
🙁 along with a LG Stylo2
Both about 2014

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bittercottoncandy - posted on February 9, 2019 9:27 am

I have an HTC M8 from 2014 also. Works like a charm. Won’t be replacing it until it goes kaboom.

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kocreteify - posted on February 4, 2019 4:20 pm

Galaxy 5 is still alive and kicking !

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Darren Carver - posted on February 6, 2019 5:14 pm

Ay men!

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Scrutch Plate - posted on February 6, 2019 9:05 pm

I’ve still got a Note 4, but it’s pimped out with the Note5’s S-pen.

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Ken G - posted on February 7, 2019 6:05 am

All that needed was a bit more ram like 3-4gb and more base internal storage and it would be all you need still. Still have a few used ones laying around.

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TheBlackRoc - posted on February 7, 2019 8:50 am

I’d still be using mine if it didn’t die. That was an awesome phone.

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katen karen - posted on February 10, 2019 10:55 am

Galaxy 3 for me:)

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Rafa Reyes - posted on February 5, 2019 3:04 am

Owner of iPhone 6. Still works. I use it heavily. Binge watch YouTube. Bank account. Waze. Spotify. Night sky!!! The thing works. Still works…

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Tony C. - posted on February 10, 2019 1:28 pm

Tiny screens for tiny minds.

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Sharon - posted on February 10, 2019 1:47 pm

I have an iphone 4 still working

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Sharon - posted on February 10, 2019 2:31 pm

+Tony C. or just good eyesight😁😁

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Tony C. - posted on February 10, 2019 4:46 pm

+Sharon Soon to go bad.

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Ebony Chance - posted on February 22, 2019 12:17 pm

Rafa Reyes bo

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Tyler Barnes - posted on February 5, 2019 11:35 am

I predict that the wearables market will soon explode. Smart watches, glasses/goggles, contacts, etc. will take over smartphones.

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fredy gump - posted on March 2, 2019 4:01 pm

I predict that I care so little about “wearables” that…well, you won’t believe how much I don’t care.

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Tyler Barnes - posted on March 2, 2019 4:03 pm

fredy gump a more stylish and functional Microsoft HoloLens might happen in the near future that would be legendary, in my opinion.

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fredy gump - posted on March 2, 2019 4:10 pm

+Tyler Barnes *yawn*

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John Armstrong - posted on February 5, 2019 7:57 pm

The only reason I have seen to buy a new phone is the glued in battery dying. I’m convinced that’s the reason they all went away from easily user replaced batteries.

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John Armstrong - posted on February 13, 2019 5:26 am

There is no way it takes 5 minutes to change the battery out of the back of a newer samsung. Its glued in with glass back that cracks into a million pieces. They obviously didn’t want you changing it.

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Levi Michael - posted on February 13, 2019 10:27 am

I’m guessing it’s so they can track you when ur phone is off

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Fortune Mak3r - posted on February 19, 2019 12:38 pm

I’m on my S5 😃😃

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kevin mashru - posted on February 24, 2019 8:23 pm

We have a technology called waterproofing..

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mickey x - posted on February 27, 2019 2:12 am

I am using SG Note 4, felt really going when buying that the battery can be replaced. Bought an original battery from Samsung it’s even worse than the original one (bought the phone in 2015). The phone literally turned off at 30% when using Snapchat with a freaking new battery. Funny enough my friend also has this phone and compains about battery life. This is the main reason I’m switching this year, I’m so done with my phones battery life at this point. Also after 3.4 years of use I feel like it’s about time to get my hands on something new. I wouldn’t be in a hurry if it wasn’t for the battery tho.

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fly gye - posted on February 6, 2019 3:18 am

Still using iPhone 6s in 2019.

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Levi Michael - posted on February 13, 2019 10:30 am

Still using my Huawei acsend one of the first. JK not really.

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Amy Watson - posted on February 6, 2019 12:32 pm

Clickbait = time thief! And I hate thieves

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Irish Druid - posted on February 6, 2019 3:13 pm

Still using my Samsung 6, I don’t need all the bells and whistles, I would even be happy with the old flip phone. For me it is a strictly communication device. Prefer to put my money in a really top of the line laptop.

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walter white - posted on February 8, 2019 5:10 am

One word – Huawei. I hate Apple even more than I hate China’s trade practices.

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Mario James - posted on February 8, 2019 9:20 am

Still have my 2013 Blackberry z10. Daily driver. Still has the original battery too.

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Bek Rivera - posted on February 9, 2019 8:19 pm

Still using my 2016 Samsung G S7 Pretty good phone…

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Leo J - posted on February 14, 2019 7:04 pm

Same

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