The “next big thing” in smartphones arrives yearly, at different dates, like clockwork. The biggest phone manufacturers vie for the biggest slice of the market pie by pitting their high-tier devices against one another.
The funny thing? The consumers are all for it. Tech geeks, celebrities, and even teenagers who want to stand out by having the latest in tech consume the latest trends with very little thought whether they need it or not.
It’s tempting to join the bandwagon and get yourself one of these new smartphones. Don’t get one just yet. You might not know it, but can save hundreds of dollars by resisting.
Below are some things you have to ask yourself first:
Do you really need it?
Don’t give in to your impulse. Do the features of this new phone answer your current and future needs? If the answer to this is yes, then by all means, go get yourself a new phone if you have the funds. You can probably wait a few months if you’re running on a tight budget.
If your answer to this question is no, then it’s best to have someone confiscate your credit and debit cards if you don’t trust yourself to resist the urge to buy it. Impulse and urge are hard to go up against.
Is your current device still reliable?
Is your current smartphone still a reliable device? Does it keep freezing up regardless of the number of times you’ve reformatted it?
If the answers to these questions are a resounding no, then go replace your old device. Make sure the phone you’re getting answers to all your smartphone needs and the device is well within your workable budget. The last thing you want to do is to try too hard to make ends meet because you got yourself a new smartphone.
If your current device is still reliable, then don’t bother getting a new one. Unless, of course, you have more than enough money to make the purchase. You don’t need to spend for a phone you don’t really need.
These are only some of the many more questions you can ask yourself before getting yourself the new iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8. If you decide to sit on your hands and distract yourself with something else to avoid getting a new smartphone, then good for you. Don’t worry, the next next big thing will be here sooner than you expect.