What mobile phone should die next?

My current phone Essential PH-1

My last phone was a Nokia 830.

So what should I buy next?

Conversation 30 comments

  • StevenLayton

    12 February, 2020 - 4:57 pm

    <p>Can you tell me your lottery numbers? I’ll then make sure that none of mine match yours, lol.</p>

  • karlinhigh

    Premium Member
    12 February, 2020 - 5:47 pm

    <p>Hopefully you're not one of THESE people!</p><p><br></p><p><em>"Harbinger households": neighborhoods that consistently buy products that get discontinued, buy real-estate that underperforms, and donate to losing political candidates</em></p><p><em>boingboing.net/2019/12/03/harbringer-of-doom.html</em></p>

    • Markfurry

      13 February, 2020 - 7:49 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520210">In reply to karlinhigh:</a></em></blockquote><p>I fear being one of those, have a history except for the political and real estate bits. </p>

    • illuminated

      14 February, 2020 - 6:05 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520210">In reply to karlinhigh:</a></em></blockquote><p>I bet they are always looking for "deals".</p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    12 February, 2020 - 7:29 pm

    <p>Microsoft Duo</p><p><br></p><p>(Ducks and runs)</p>

  • simard57

    12 February, 2020 - 9:05 pm


    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      13 February, 2020 - 8:06 am

      What. That’s terrible. OnePlus makes excellent handsets and is community-driven.

      • simard57

        14 February, 2020 - 2:29 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520283">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>oops – I misunderstood the theme.</p><p>nice that you defend OnePlus (I have the 7T) but not iPhone ;)</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • thejoefin

      Premium Member
      13 February, 2020 - 10:21 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520258">In reply to Simard57:</a></em></blockquote><p>Nah, OnePlus isn't going anywhere, they are owned by BBK Electronics which also has Oppo the 5th largest smartphone maker worldwide</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    13 February, 2020 - 8:10 am

    <p>Anything LG or HTC. I bet one of them will be next to go.</p>

    • Markfurry

      13 February, 2020 - 9:56 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520284">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>I was thinking about LG, but their update history is apparently terrible. I liked that Essential had updates more or less day and date with others. </p><p><br></p><p>The rule is that I also get my mom the same phone so she can ask me questions about it. </p><p><br></p><p>My top three right now are the iPhone 11, Pixel (probably normal 4), or OnePlus. </p>

    • anoldamigauser

      Premium Member
      13 February, 2020 - 10:49 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520284">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Since I have owned several HTC phones, that would be the one I would bet on, given my history.</p>

    • bob_shutts

      13 February, 2020 - 12:42 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#520284"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a><em> Son-in-law had the HTC Honor. Died in a couple of days. They replaced it. Died in a couple of days. That was the end of his HTC adventure.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

      • illuminated

        13 February, 2020 - 6:37 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520334">In reply to Bob_Shutts:</a></em></blockquote><p>Or was it Huawei Honor?</p>

        • bob_shutts

          23 February, 2020 - 8:38 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#520446">In reply to illuminated:</a></em></blockquote><p>Definitely HTC. I just asked him. I thought it was the Honor, but he can’t recall the model. </p>

  • crp0908

    13 February, 2020 - 8:28 am

    <p>I agree with Paul – Anything LG or HTC.</p><p><br></p><p>Stay away from my Motorola! I love the ability to shake the phone to turn on the flashlight. It's the best Motorola phone feature that no one talks about.</p>

    • illuminated

      13 February, 2020 - 6:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520295">In reply to crp0908:</a></em></blockquote><p>Shake Motorola phone one way – get flashlight. Shake another way – get camera. Great features. </p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    13 February, 2020 - 8:59 am

    <p>An iPhone? :-P</p><p>I hear Pixels are good… And the new Galaxy S20 as well.</p><p>I used to be like that. Bought a VIC=20, it was replaced a week later by the C64. Bought a Memotech MTX500 and the company went bust a few months later. I bought an Amiga, well, we know what happened to Commodore after that.</p><p>My smartphones as well, htc, Nokia and now a Huawei, they are pretty much dead in the water outside China at the moment. :-(</p>

    • beckoningeagle

      Premium Member
      13 February, 2020 - 9:08 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520297">In reply to wright_is:</a></em></blockquote><p>Plus 4, C-128, Amiga 2500</p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        13 February, 2020 - 10:12 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520298">In reply to BeckoningEagle:</a></em></blockquote><p>Git! I wanted a 2500 or, later a 4000, but I could only afford the A500 and the A1200…</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        15 February, 2020 - 1:13 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#520298">In reply to BeckoningEagle:</a></em></blockquote><p>Commodore Forever.</p>

  • simont

    Premium Member
    14 February, 2020 - 7:54 am


    • Jhambi

      15 February, 2020 - 2:46 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520512">In reply to simont:</a></em></blockquote><p>Nextbit Robin!</p>

  • Truffles

    14 February, 2020 - 7:58 pm

    <blockquote><em><a href="#520313">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>I've still got my Commodore PET under the house. Still have the cassette storage and 5 1/4 dual floppy drives, and a box of cassette and disk programs. Really tempted to spend a rainy weekend running the multimeter over it before trying to turn it on.</p><p><br></p><p>I have no idea what became of my C64, Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000. I think the A2000 might be stored away somewhere too.</p><p><br></p><p>The 68000 CPU was the last microprocessor I felt I understood and Motorola had the best mnemonics. I was always a 6'er, never liked Intel's mnemonics. Sadly I was on the wrong side of history there.</p>

    • jimchamplin

      Premium Member
      15 February, 2020 - 1:12 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#520654">In reply to Truffles:</a></em></blockquote><p>PowerPC 604ev.</p><p><br></p><p>Nuff said.</p>

  • johnh3

    15 February, 2020 - 1:10 am

    <p>I think HTC will be next. LG got problem of course but I suppose their TV division, washing machines etc..will support the mobile segment for them. So they can keep going for that reason. Same with Sony mobile.</p><p>HTC has not much other than mobile and some tiny VR stuff.</p>

  • muminahtannous

    22 February, 2020 - 7:17 am

    <p>I think you should try iPhone 12 but it is not available at this time, maybe it comes in the market after 3 or 6 months. If you didn't try any iPhone then you should definitely use it at least once time.</p><p>I recently won a lucky draw on the iPhone XS Max, arranged by a travel agency. So, I highly recommend it for you, try it out.</p>

  • rob_segal

    Premium Member
    22 February, 2020 - 3:47 pm

    <p>There's Sony. Still selling Xperia phones, for now.</p>

  • sohan giri

    23 February, 2020 - 9:41 pm

    <p>Micromax will be died. But new upcoming mobile Realme 6 Pro is a killer smartphone.</p>

  • Markfurry

    29 February, 2020 - 7:00 pm

    <p>The winner was Apple. iPhone 11 to be precise. Trying to get used to a different keyboard. </p>

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