So had a curious thought this morning. How do most people's cell/smartphones bite the dust? Anyone have any interesting stories about how it happened? Please keep it civil though.
How did your past phone bite the dust?
My last phone was a Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 which I got in 2010. I had it until late 2014 when I replaced it with an old Nokia that had buttons on the front of it because the Samsung battery just couldn't hold a charge for more than 4 hours of standby or about 5 minutes of a phone call.
The Nokia goes two weeks before needing a charge.
Mine is just slowly falling apart (original HTC One). The speaker was suddenly blown out one afternoon, anything above a whisper is now super rattly and distorted. Then 2 weeks ago the cover for the camera just came off in my pocket, the glue from the piece of glass just slid right off. This is now currently held on with a piece of Sellotape.
And then yesterday it just magically stopped recognising the headphone jack and I'm currently using an app to force sound to the headphones.
All in all a top class piece of tech.
My Samsung S3 is not dead yet. (S3: I feel happy.) Shut up you ! Die already!!!!
My S3 got dropped a lot, the screen never broke, but in the last three months the gorilla glass as started to delaminate from those drops. The camera flash can often overwhelms the battery and stut off the phone, and it is losing it ability to hold a decent battery charge anyway. The damn thing is three or four years old, so it was due [bring out your dead] to die. But, I'd say, it is dying of old age because it actually does work rather well even now. [My next phone might be an Samsung S6 Edge, but I will see the choices in May then decide]
I was rocking a 13 year old Nokia with no functionality aside from calling and texting, and it was great. Then the battery gave up the ghost and needed to be recharched after just about every single button press. I looked into just replacing the battery, but since it was such an old model the only option I had was to import a new one from lord knows where, at a cost higher than buying a whole new phone altogether.
So then I switched to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone; thought I'd try out how all this newfangled internet stuff on phones works. Well, that lasted about a year and a half. The SD card that came shipped with it already malfunctioned and refuses to be read, it randomly seems to delete things I've saved on it (internal memory as well, not just the SD), it loses connection every other day or so, requiring me to fully shut it down and reboot otherwise I can't make or recieve calls, and for some weird reason text messages I receive often seem to be delayed by several hours (using the same provider as my old phone). In short; I hate the damn thing and will be getting a different phone sometime soon. Hooray for progress. I'm going back to using an abacus, since all I need from it is being able to use the phone, which is exactly what that piece of shit seems to have the most trouble with.
My old phone is still kickin' it was just WinMo 6.5 so I had to update and got a Note 2. I am on my 2nd Note 2 though. My first one's charging port caught on fire while it was charging. The usb cable failed at the port on the phone and fried the phone. It's weird seeing a cell phone smoking/smoldering.
Had an iphone 5.
Last month i was at the gym, dumbbell bench, my phone slid out of my pocket and when if finished my set I dropped the dumbbell right on the corner of my phone and smashed the screen. After my workout if just bought an iphone 6, wasn't too bothered by it though, my phone was kind of slow and 6 was a pretty big step up. Not like a 5 to 5s kind of thing.
I've never broken a phone. Lucky me. My first phone was some brick with a black and green display and a built in flashlight. The flashlight was a cool feature.
I eventually went to a grey flip phone with a color display and what not.
Then I went on to a slide phone which was great for butt dialing. The clips that held the back on broke, but a little tape and it was good as new.
Then I had a iPhone 3GS and finally I have a 4s.
I guess I'm just lucky. I have dropped my 4s countless times, but somehow it makes it out of the ordeal unscathed. I probably just jinxed myself. Oh god there's glass everywhere, what's leaking out of the side.
The only phone I've ever broken was through my own negligence. I forgot to take it out of the pocket of the gym shorts I wore under (American) football pads, and thus it was smashed pretty badly at practice. It still worked, the screen simply turned psychedelic so I couldn't text or see who was calling. Those old pre-smartphones were really tough.
My previous phone was a Lumia 920, which I sold to a friend when I won a Lumia 1020 from a competition. The phone I had before these two was a Nokia 3220, which served me well for eight years and I still use it sometimes when I need a small phone with a really beefy battery. The only phone that has really broken on me my was my N-Gage, which I accidentally dropped into the Baltic Sea.
I dropped my last phone in the street. But that didn't kill it. My work bought me a new phone when I started with them, so I replaced it then and gave my old one to my sister in law.
I miss that old phone, because it had a replaceable battery. My HTC M7 doesn't. Not only did this offer the option to replace it when the battery started to fail but when I dropped it in the street the phone split into its several pieces, screen, backplate, and battery, and sent the force of the fall outwards. I imagine if I were to drop this HTC like I did that old phone that it would just break. :(
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