To replace or not to replace

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by Moose1958, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Being the tightwad I am, today I got a used iPhone 7 128GB off eBay. The phone cost $105. I have it all changed over and noticed the battery health was at 87%. Apple and Best Buy both will install a new battery for $49. The iPhone 7 is getting a bit old. Right now I am using this phone as my primary phone. Have not fully decided yet what I am going to do. What would you do?
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    take it to the range and try out my new 1911..???

    for the low cost of the battery, and the cost of the phone?

    get another battery?
     
  4. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    I’m at 93% on a phone less the a year old
     
  5. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    It doesn’t need to be replaced. Mine is at 87% and it’s a year old
     
  6. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    How do you determine battery health? Btw. I’m considering an iPhone 11. My iPhone 6 is getting tired.
     
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    It will be fine. I had a galaxy S5 up till last year with a battery at 52% that still got most of a day off the charger. Typically you dont need to replace a battery until you either have major issues or the lack of charge becomes a problem.
     
  8. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Its in the settings app and click where it says battery
     
    bigguns Thanks this.
  9. Muddydog79

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    My iphone 6 is at 79% just fyi. Whats yours at?
     
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I plan to purchase a new iPhone 11/12 next fall. This means there is a good chance I won't replace the battery in this iPhone 7. The battery health is simply the amount of current over time a battery can deliver! A new battery can deliver so much and over time this amount of current gets less and less. This can be found in the iPhone settings/battery. This is what it looks like on my iPhone.

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  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Quit being a tightwad and buy a factory refurb 2 year old model from mfgr, pay the money for an otterbox, phone should last 3-5 years depending on abuse.

    3 phones, 10 years, but current one is only 4 months old
     
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