Is It Time to Purchase A New Mobile Phone?

Date Jul 13, 2020
Blog category Mobile Phone
By Michael Speight
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New Zealanders are introduced to new mobile phones with amazing specs almost every month. These specs can often cause Kiwis to use excuses like occasional lagging or barely noticeable scratches as reason enough to buy the latest mobile phone. While getting a brand new shiny phone is tempting, it’s rather impractical!

While there are some obvious reasons to buy a new phone - such as unresponsive screen touches or buggy software - a slight defect doesn’t mean you should replace your mobile. So, what are the signs for you to make a practical purchase of a new mobile phone?

In this blog, we discuss the 6 major signs that you need to purchase a new phone.

 

1. Your battery always crashes

Good specs won’t matter if your phone won’t turn on! And at times, your phone loses its best feature if you always have to plug-in for it to work. Once the battery wears out, even a comprehensive repair won’t be able to salvage it. Unless you replace the entire battery - which costs almost similar to a mobile phone - it’s better to replace your phone altogether.

2. Your operating system lacks support

The hardware of your phone might look fine, but take a look into the software. If your phone’s software can’t do even the basic tasks like sending a text message, making a phone call, or taking a photo, you are due for an upgrade. Without these functions, what else can you use your mobile for, right? 

3. Your screen is bleeding excessively

Bleeding happens when the LCD or LED phone screen develops dark or white spots. It’s also often referred to as a washed-out screen. Often, these spots don’t cause much disturbance when you use your phones. Though, sometimes it can form a line across the screen that hinders your phone’s functionality significantly. If this happens, it’s recommended to purchase a new mobile phone, especially as screen repairs are often expensive.

4. Your phone has a bad reception

The thing that enables you to browse the internet and send messages through your mobile phone is a good reception! Most phones nowadays can receive 4G signals at most. If your phone can only receive 3G or worse 2G, then it’s time for an update. You can upgrade to a 4G-capable phone, or better with 5G capability. This future proofs your phone so you can use it for many years to come.

5. Your camera takes crappy photos

One of the most important tasks that you can use your phone for is capturing memories. You won’t want to look back at your memories only to see grainy low-resolution photos, right? If your phone still captures pictures like these, it's the time to upgrade. Also, remember that it’s not all about the megapixel count - light and focus, among other myriads, are also factors to consider.

6. Your contract is expiring soon

Some mobile plan contracts in New Zealand come with a bundled mobile phone, which you can pay monthly or prepay. These contracts often last for 12 or 24 months. If your plan is expiring soon, it’s better to upgrade even if your phone is fully-functional. This is because sooner, your phone will start to show issues. By not upgrading when your contract expires, you miss the golden cost-saving opportunity to purchase a new mobile.

If you believe it’s time for you to purchase a new mobile phone, get it together with a mobile plan that best matches your needs. Factors to consider when choosing a plan include payment method, unlimited calls and texts, and mobile data caps. For mobile phones, make sure to know what specs you need such as a camera, screen, battery, responsiveness, and more.

Purchasing a new mobile phone doesn’t need to come with astronomical price tags. With the perfect mobile plan, you can score exclusive deals and discounts, while getting your money’s worth too. To find the right deal, compare the best and cheapest mobile plans using our comparison tool.


Get your hands on that dream phone and mobile plan today. Find the best deals here at Glimp!

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