16) [May 2020 - November 2020] Apple iPhone 7. After deliberating about it, I decided to switch back to my old iPhone 7 from the iPhone X I used to have. I just didn't get comfortable with the size of the X. After getting it back, I did a battery change on the 7 which improved things massively.
17) [November 2020 - October 2023] Apple iPhone 12 mini. After having kept up the iPhone rumor mill for the past year or so, I started seeing earlier this year that the iPhone 12 would become some sort of "super cycle" introducing a new design and a new generation of chips (5nm A14) which means it's something that will be good for a long time. The rumored 5,4" form factor turned out to be just what I wanted from a phone and much more comfortable to use than the 5,8" iPhone X. My only dislike here is the glossy glass back, but I can live with that, honestly, I would have been fine with a matte surface polycarbonate (aka plastic).
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Oh wow, this still exists...
I dug up my previous post in this thread, from 2008...
Let's pick up from there.
The P3600 got replaced with an iPhone 3G
Which was nice when I first got it, but Apple's planned obsolesence back then made sure it was a royal pain in the ass to use 18 months later.
That, and not liking some of the iOS idiosyncracies, led me to try an Android phone as my next, the HTC Sensation.
Which was not bad, but HTC bringing out a flagship phone and then three months later bringing out an upgraded version of it with improved everything kinda pissed me off. Them promising updates but never finishing them pissed me off further.
Sometime when owning this, I joined HTC's beta program in order to try firmwares earlier, and somehow HTC decided to offload some nigh-unsellable Sensation XLs on us as a thank you.
Used this as a backup phone for some time, and fucked around with custom roms on it, but never used it much. It being a single-core SoC in a dual core time didn't usability.
After HTC I decided to try something new, and liked the looks of the Sony Xperia Z.
The software was nice, but the totally square non-design was a bit of a pain, and ruined at least 4 pairs of pants.
So what do you do when your large-ish phone ruins your pants with its sharp corners? Right! Get something bigger! SHAMU!
Yup, the Motorola Nexus 6. My favourite phone thus far. Still love it, although I've always found it a tad on the big side, everything else about it was just fabulous. Dropped one, shattered the glass, and used the insurance money for the screen repairs to buy a second hand one, because that was cheaper than getting a new screen. Was really hoping Google would do something equally awesome with their flagship phones in 2016. Sadly, they fired the almighty dud that was the Pixels. Hugely overpriced, and never officially released where I live, so only available with an even higher price(!) locally without any warranty because grey imports, or going abroad and getting one there. So I was looking at Nexus 6Ps second hand. Well, when the successor to something quite populair is not really available, guess what happens to second hand prices of that item. Yeah, not really looking forward to spending 400ish eur on a second hand 2 year old phone. So I started scouting the market, and liked the Samsung Galaxy S8. Which is where I am now.
Luckily, they really toned down the samsung-ness of the software, and the hardware also feels quite nice.
you guys have longass histories! I'm apparently much less of a geek on the phone front, since i'm only on my 4th one so far (since 97)
1)1997-2001 Alcatel something. it had a huge brick of a battery in it that would get so hot after long calls. It also only had texting IN FULL CAPS ONLY. Didn't actually break, but the battery life was something like 1 day at the end...
2)2001-2004 Siemens M50. This one was particularly awesome because it had WAP (remember that) and a Tetris game. This one died after I left it in the car in the charger. Hot car + hot battery from charging = death. A new battery was actually more expensive than an entirely new phone
3)2004-2007 SonyEricsson something or other. It was pretty basic and had polyphonic sounds and shit... It finally broke when the screen came off completely. I glued it back on, but the glue fogged up the screen and made it all white... which makes it rather difficult to call people.
4)2007- present SonyEricsson W200i. It is teh awesome because it has phone,text and games. Oh and also a Walkman function I have nearly never used.
Also, I have never owned a Nokia. I am somehow proud of this.
5) 2010 - 2013 Samsung B3410i slider wooo
6) 2013 - present : Acer Z130
7) Soon - ???