This post about when to buy a new smartphone is sponsored by Best Buy.
If you're still holding on to that old cell phone, you need to read this right now. Let's face it, if your friends start taunting you the moment you you pull out your cell phone, it's time for a new one.
It might be time to buy a new smart phone when...
Your phone won't update to the latest OS
Whether you're Apple or Android, if your phone won't update past the version released two years ago, it's time for a new phone. Not being able to update to a new operating system is a security risk, among other things.
Your apps don’t work
If you can't update your banking app, and candy crush just won't work, it's time to buy a new phone. Phone apps depend on your operating system, memory and storage capacity to work.
The battery just won't hold a charge any more
Phone batteries get weaker over time and certain number of charges they will just start to fail completely. If you have to keep your phone plugged in to use it, it's time to replace it.
You need a faster phone
I will be honest, most people have no idea what a good processor is and how fast one should be. That includes me, I am most people. The good thing is, you can ask someone (or look it up on the Internet.)
You need more storage.
If you are constantly deleting apps and photos off your phone to make space, it's time to get a phone with more storage. 16GB just won't cut it anymore.
You have a bad camera.
With people grabbing their phones instead of their cameras for photos, it is important to have a good camera on your phone. Keep in mind it’s not always about the increase in megapixels that makes a good picture. A smart phone has to be able to focus, take low light photos and more. With Instagram, Snapchat and other apps being all the rage, it's important to have a great camera on your phone.
Your screen is broken
Yes you can buy replacement screens and do it yourself, or pay to for a replacement service, or maybe you think you can just live with the crack, but I am going to tell you you deserve a phone that isn't broken.
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Why the Sony Xperia 1 should be your new smartphone.
All of the reasons to buy a new smartphone are listed above, here's why you should consider buying the Sony Xperia 1 at Best Buy.
the Sony Xperia 1 is fast!
Your apps will love the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.The octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus and more. It also runs on 4G LTE speed.
This Sony Xperia cell phone provides fast web connection for downloading apps, streaming content, and staying connected on social media.
Amazing OS that learns from you!
The Android 9.0 Pie OS adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
This smartphone has memory!
The Sony Xperia 1 has 128GB internal memory plus microSD slot. There is plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Plus, expand your storage by up to 512GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
A great screen
The Sony Xperia 1 has a 6.5" 4K HDR OLED touch screen with 3840 x 1644 resolution. The extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. The 21:9 extended display ensures easier multitasking and immersive viewing. Gorilla Glass 6 resists shocks and scratches. (Just don't forget a phone case!)
One of the best smartphone camera choices
The 12.0MP triple-lens camera system offers 21:9 cinema ratio, 4K HDR movie recording, and 2x optical zoom to capture details without losing quality. Also includes an 8.0MP front-facing camera for self-portraits and videos.
There is a Motion Eye that lets you capture slow-motion videos at up to 960 frames per second for staggering films.
Included in this smart phone camera is a BIONZ X image processing engine which gives powerful digital image processing produces even more vivid colors and ensure contrasts are high.
Plus this camera has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization which will keep your images free from motion blur!
The sound quality you expect from Sony
The smart amplifier delivers a loud, rich sound through the speaker. You will hear your favorite music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio. DSEE HX™ improves the quality of low-resolution music files.
Keep your phone secure
Unlock your Sony Xperia 1 with the fingerprint sensor. No passcode needed.
Safe from coffee spills and hot tub dives.
With an IP68 rating, the phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 4.92' of static water for up to 30 minutes.
Buy a phone unlocked
Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It also works with GSM SIM kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid, and Simple Mobile.*
* SIM card is not included.
* The cell phone will not work with Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, or any other CDMA network.