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Everyone needs a new phone every now and then. Our phones are not meant to last for years and years and years. So, if you’ve had your phone for quite a bit of time, it’s likely that you’re going to need to head to the store to see what your options are for a new phone. Keep reading down below to learn the top signs to watch out for when you need a new phone.

  1. Your Touch Screen Is a Bit Slower Than Usual

If you have a phone with a touch screen (which you totally should!), you might notice that the touch screen is a bit less responsive than usual. This is one of the biggest signs that you should replace your phone. When the touch screen isn’t working, this means that your phone is on its last legs. You can easily switch it out for a phone with a much more responsive touch screen to improve your experience.


  1. Your Battery Life Is Seriously Low

One of the most serious signs that you need to sell your old phone is if your battery life isn’t making you through the day. Not only is this annoying, this could leave you in serious situations when you need your phone, but the battery just isn’t there. That’s why you should get your phone replaced when you notice your battery life is getting lower.


  1. The Photos and Videos You Try to Take Are Super Low Resolution

Another big sign that your phone needs replacing is if your photos and videos look like they’ve been shot through a layer of film. If your photos and videos are not clear at all, then you should get a new phone. One of the best reasons to have a phone in the first place is to be able to capture the things going on around you in the form of photos and videos.


  1. You Find Yourself Consistently Out of Storage Space

This is probably one of the most annoying things about having an old phone. There are plenty of things that we need to keep on our phones – photos, videos, contacts, apps, etc. However, if you have an old phone, then you might not have enough storage space for all of this data. And this means you’re going to consistently have to deal with that message about “not enough storage space”.


  1. You Have a Flip Phone or Non-Smart Phone

The fact of the matter is, there is no reason why you shouldn’t have a smartphone at your disposal. There are so many affordable models of smartphones right now that you should get rid of that old non-smart phone or flip phone that you’ve been using. Your life is going to be so much better when you have a smartphone that you can use!


  1. No One Can Understand You When You Make Calls to Them

Another big reason to get a new phone is when the person on the other end of the line can’t understand what you’re saying. If your phone is so decrepit that you can’t speak with others on calls, then you’ve definitely got to head to the store to get a new one.


  1. You Only Have Access To 3G

3G is going out the door and is being replaced by 4G and even, 5G. That’s the way of the world and if you’re not on board, then you’re just going to see slower and slower service. Make sure to get your old phone replaced with one that can have access to 4G to have a better phone experience.


  1. Your Phone Consistently Shuts Down on Its Own

And lastly, if your phone consistently shuts down on its own for no reason whatsoever, then that’s a big sign to get it replaced. This means that something is wrong with the internals of the phone and it’s much better to get it replaced than deal with that old phone you’ve had for ages.

There you have it! When you want to replace your phone, these are the signs to look out for that will tell you that’s a good idea. Keep them in mind and watch out for them!