The smartphone release cycle is pretty set in stone these days. We know that Samsung brings us a new Galaxy S towards the end of Q1, followed by launches from LG and HTC. We know that Motorola then shows up in the summer, while the Galaxy Note arrives end of summer, just before iPhones and Google’s phones. LG now seems to want to finish off the year with a V-series phone as well. In between all of that, Huawei is trying to find a good spot to get phones in your face, as is OnePlus and some other upstart brands.
All of that means you probably have a pretty good idea when you want to upgrade because you probably already know which manufacturers to keep an eye on. What we want to know – something we haven’t asked in a year – is how often you actually do upgrade to new phones during the yearly cycle? Do you have cash to blow and upgrade whenever you want a new phone? Are you a 2-year adventurer? Or do you fall somewhere in between 2-year upgrades and whenever the hell you feel like it?