Cellular Repair & Exchange sells new, refurbished, and used replacement phones that are without a plan but supported by most phone carriers (whether that’s AT&T or Metro PCS). When picking a replacement phone, take into account the lifespan of the particular brand and model that you want, as well as whether or not the phone is used. If a particular phone was previously used by someone else for three and a half years and the average lifespan is five years, you’ll need to at least evaluate how the phone is operating and consider replacing the phone in a year and a half.

Consumer Electronics Association conducted a study on smartphone lifespans and released it in 2015. The study found that the average smartphone lasted 4.7 years. Apple has stated in the past that their newer iPhones should last a minimum of 2 years. Androids typically last 3 years minimum, but the number can vary based on which of the various Android makers created a particular Android device.

It might help to go online and look up the lifespan of the phone brand and model you have. If that information isn’t readily available for your phone, contact the brand via phone, email, an online contact form or chat ask them what the average lifespan of your phone is.

Meanwhile, there are things you can do to extend the lifespan of your phone, the obvious being to get a quality case and screen protector for your phone to prevent exterior damage to your phone.

But what about interior damage? There are things you might do regularly with your smartphone that you should actually stop doing. It includes the following:

  • Keeping your smartphone in your pocket (body heat will increase phone temperature and potentially damage the phone)
  • Using your smartphone in rain or extremely hot or cold weather (again, affects phone temperature and potentially damage the phone)
  • Using cheap knockoff batteries & chargers instead of the ones designed to work with the phone

Whether you’re looking for used phones, refurbished phone or new phones, Cellular Repair & Exchange can help. If you have any questions about phone replacement or repair, or you’re seeking, please visit our Contact page.