Do you need a new phone?

15 Feb, 2023

4 min read

15 Feb, 2023 . 4 min read

We usually ‘want’ a new phone before we ‘need’ one! There’s a huge difference between needing and wanting a new phone; and we’re here to tell you how to know when you need a new phone. There are a few indicators that announce without a doubt that it’s time to go shopping for a new device, and here they are:

  • Battery issues
A man repairing a phone

Everyone wants a longer battery life. If your phone’s battery keeps dying before the day is over – and you’ve already replaced your battery – it means that you are ready for a new phone. Based on normal usage, a fully charged battery should last you an entire day before it’s time to top up the juice.

  • Update problems

If your phone has trouble accepting updates and downloading new software, it is a clear sign that you need to buy a new phone. Missing out on updates not only limits your user experience, but also exposes you to security issues. An average Android phone receives updates for about three years while an Apple phone is supported for five years.

  • Broken screen
Image of a person holding a phone with a cracked screen

The majority of reasons for changing your phone are age related, but this one can happen at any time. A broken screen is not just an eyesore, it also hampers visibility and blocks display information. And yes, for most models, it can cost a lot to replace.

  • Not enough storage

Do you find yourself deleting pictures and videos all the time to make space in your phone? With users taking more and more pictures and recording and downloading videos constantly, older models may not be able to cope in the storage department. Time to research the market and find a new phone with larger storage capacity!

  • Faster speed

Newer phones with better processors are faster and more efficient. Processors, like all tech, are constantly being improved and fitted into new launches. Older phones not just seem, but actually are, sluggish when compared to their newer counterparts.

If your smartphone checks a few or even one of the above boxes, it’s definitely time to start looking for a new phone. This might not be great news budget-wise, but not to worry, buying a new phone doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to break the bank. NorthLadder has devised a clever way to help you buy a new phone for less!

What exactly is NorthLadder? NorthLadder is a unique service where you can sell your laptop, phone, smartwatch and tablet online and get instant cash in a safe, dignified and hassle-free manner. There is a significant difference between the average dealer price and maximum price you get if you sell your electronics online with NorthLadder. How do we manage to give you a good deal? The devil is in the details – NorthLadder has set up a platform of dealers who participate in an auction for your device. What you get is the highest bid or the best price for your used electronics from this auction. There are no hidden costs and no surprises. NorthLadder also offers a home pick up service to give you the option of carrying out the deal from the convenience of your home. To understand how exactly we work, visit our website, or get in touch at

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