Do average phones last two years?
July 20, 2012 5:41 PM Subscribe
Do I need a top of the line Android phone to make a 2-year contract worth it?
posted by monkeymadness to technology (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In a couple weeks I'll be eligible for a phone upgrade with AT&T. I'm currently on a family plan with two phones, 2GB of data each, for just a hair over $100/month. I'm willing but hesitant to change carriers or go pre-paid; what I have is a pretty good deal in the US considering handset subsidies. I'm moving from iOS to Android and, like everyone, confused by so many choices.
I don't need to watch a lot of video on a phone. I'll be doing a lot of web browsing and texting, though. Still, I'd love a smaller phone (possibly even smaller than the iPhone, but I don't care how thin it is). I also plan to tinker with mods and use it as a VNC client.
I've seen this
similar question, but since I'll be stuck with a 2-year contract I'd really like to know fellow MeFites' opinions on the longevity of mid-range phones. Will I be missing out? Is there a small but powerful phone I don't have to compromise on? Or, of course, try to talk me into pre-paid and a quirky imported phone. I can wait a few months for my contract to end if I must.