New cell phones are introduced every few days. Every mobile manufacturing company needs to come out with updated versions of their top selling phones to stay relevant. It is important to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Even roll-out software updates that are issued periodically can be hard to keep track of. But without updates or upgrades, users feel like they are behind the technology curve. But how much value does a new phone really bring?
People often change phones without a practical reason. The latest gizmo can be great for showing off, but without paying attention to the features or even the need for the purchase, it is little more than a money sink. Every new upgrade is not always a good one. Which is also the reason you must consider your decision of purchasing a new phone carefully? If you have a good mobile phone that is in a great working condition or can be repaired, then you must contemplate keeping the old mobile phone and simply update the software, which is easy enough.
Here are a few reasons why repairing old mobile phones are better than buying new ones.
- A new phone might seem like an upgrade, however, it is not always the case. Whenever a new phone is launched, a lot of bugs and issues can come up. Unless your phone has motherboard issues or major software problems, it is better to repair your old mobile phone. It is a cost-effective solution for everyone.
- A new handset takes a little bit of time to get used to. If you end up buying a mobile phone from a different manufacturer, all of the features, user interface, and operating system might be different. It will take at least a few days for you to get accustomed to your new mobile phone. Until then, it will take up some time of your day to get used to handling your new phone.
- Minor repairs to phones do not cost a lot whereas purchasing a new phone seems like an indulgence. If your old mobile phone is still under warranty, most of the repairs can be done free of cost or at a minimal charge from an authorised service centre. There are also DIY repair kits available online that you can try out at home.
Repairing an old phone is a better deal in terms of time and effort since you might have to spend time in setting up apps on the new phone and deleting data from the old one. Recycling and reusing are good for the environment.