Hello guys. I hate replacing technology (phones, household items, etc)
I used to think it was a joke that TVs, bicycles, and fridges used to last 5 decades or more.
With the internet, we have more exposure to how companies intentionally use poor quality materials to get you back in the store in a few months, how Apple sent updates to slow down older phones, Samsung downgrading the S line displays (except at the ultra option), my Poco F1 has a better camera sensor than Poco F3, etc.
This linked video is an in-depth look into what corporations do to maintain the consumption culture
Why we can’t have nice things
That said, I am looking to buy a new phone this year, I don’t care for or trust OEM updates. So I am looking for something with Snapdragon (for custom ROM action). It needs a beefy storage 256/512GB, sd card slot, amoled, headphone jack. I plan to use it for at least 5 years (I hate buying new gadgets because I customize things a lot).
I am also looking to upgrade my smartwatch (fitness watch) from Amazfit Bip (Budget around 20k) The battery should last at least 1 week, display should be amoled or TFT. Being able to reply to text or whatsapp from the watch (amazfit doesn’t) would be awesome. Although I doubt I will get reply function and good battery life.
Also (for next year), what are your recommendations for very long-lasting TVs (55 inch around 50k), Music systems (around 20k), full-sized fridges (around 40k), and pressure cookers (less than 20k)?