What are your strategies for buying cell phones?
My husband and I will both be needing new ones in the semi-near future, and after doing some research, I’m struggling to balance longevity and price. Anything more than $250 seems like a lot to spend on an item that is so easily lost, damaged, spilled on, etc, but I do want a phone that will last 4-ish years and has a decent camera. We use Republic–which I love–but is limiting in what phones we can use/bring.
I’ve been looking at some used phone stores on Ebay, but they’re still more expensive than I would like. Also, if I buy a good phone from 2015 (for example), I’m a little concerned that it won’t be able to function as long as I would like. Perhaps my expectations are out of line?
I’m curious to hear other people’s approaches to buying a cell phone. Please share!