I simply acquired a brand new telephone. Properly, it is new to me anyway. I am not overly enthusiastic about it as a result of I hate switching to a brand new telephone, and I really feel like my previous one let me down as a result of it was damaged. I do know I am not the one one who feels this fashion typically, and it actually highlights a very essential issue in the case of shopping for a brand new telephone: repairability.

Lengthy story quick — my Pixel 6 Pro now lives in a drawer, and I’ve a Pixel 7 Pro as a substitute. It had been giving me issues for some time as a result of the socket the place a cable connects to the mainboard would not keep related correctly. Between that and the quantity rocker breaking (my fault; I broke it tearing the telephone aside), I used to be simply executed. I am fortunate, and we have now telephones right here at AC, so I simply swapped my previous one for a barely much less previous one.

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