Do you spend a lot on phones

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Post by xxinfectedxx on Jan 4, 2019 4:08:20 GMT -7

When are you buying a new mobile phone for gaming, do you end up spending huge amounts of money, If so, why? Normally I'll spend £200.00 pounds on a new phone, max. I always go for contracts or look for a good pay as you go deal when I'm in search for a new telephone. 
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Post by ash on Jan 9, 2019 11:06:47 GMT -7

I don't buy a phone for gaming. Gaming is an added bonus and not something that would come into consideration at all really when I'm choosing a phone. I always go for contracts because it's so much easier because it's one payment for both the phone and data, texts and calls. At the moment, I'm paying around £29 for a Samsung Galaxy S8 which I'm happy with. And it's a great phone for gaming as well which is an added bonus.

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Post by Lanbo on Jan 9, 2019 14:43:03 GMT -7

I have an S8 too. Flagship Galaxys are always in the top 3 of phones - typically behind iPhones/iPhone SX+. You won't have many issues playing games with a Snapdragon 835 CPU lol. I'm not one to be able to distinguish between screen types either but I guess the Super AMOLED is nice to play on. I'm not much of a mobile gamer honestly. Waiting on RS3 Mobile xd
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Post by Lanbo on Mar 23, 2019 18:10:23 GMT -7

I have no idea! The screen wasn't just unusable, the whole phone was unreactive - no reaction to charge (e.g. vibration), no notification lights, nothing. I don't know why it stopped working since I just looked at it for the time 5 minutes before it died. I tried charging it overnight and still nothing. Someone suggested putting it in rice and that worked!! I had it in a bag of rice totally covered for a few hours. Yay!
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Post by GamingLyfe on Mar 23, 2019 22:40:32 GMT -7

Cell phones should be free from the service provider because of their ridiculous monthly prices in places like Canada.

I don't do a whole lot of gaming on my phone but I do enjoy Clash of Clans and a couple of other games I play from time to time if I'm looking to burn time and have sufficient battery.
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Post by Lord Tuba Blueba on May 24, 2019 20:12:38 GMT -7

I got a wicked deal when I signed up for my S8+, it came with a free galaxy E tablet. $199 down. I also bought a case/tempered glass screen protector and insurance plan. All in I spent $500. But repairs/replacement of either device or their accessories has been FREE for the last 2 yrs. I think ill renew and do something similar when i upgrade to the S10+ or the Note 9 (maybe i'll hold out for the Note 10)
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Post by braindeadgenius on May 26, 2019 12:45:04 GMT -7

Newest phone, iPhone XS Max. Under contract, it is ~$1,100. I don’t remember the exact. But, I don’t buy my phones for gaming, and I don’t buy them to have 500GB of space. I have my own personal cloud that is synced to my desktop. That’s where all my content goes, so I don’t need a huge amount of space on my phone. The phone is for utilizing my financial apps, communication of course, and general browsing. I use probably 10-20GB with my phone every month, and sometimes over 10GB or hotspot data as well.
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Post by Vu1canF0rce on Jun 3, 2019 3:41:31 GMT -7

Now that contract days are mostly gone, I do the payment thing with my cell provider (kind-of the same) so that I don't pay an arm and a leg for a phone. With that in mind, every 2-3 years I jump on the then-latest Samsung phone. I currently have the Galaxy 9+ (was a fanboy of Note series since it came out but jumped ship last year).

I remember life before cell phones, at least in the mainstream, but that's more of a matter-of-fact... I'd be lost without my smart phone which has made me rely on it for things we could only have dreamed they can do a decade, or several decades ago. Do you remember having to say "I'll check my email when I get home?" Probably not. I remember that well enough and cringe now when I can instantly get my mail anywhere.

So, in short, yeah I'll get the latest-greatest phone but I'm frugal about finding it for a deal.
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