After many months of deliberation, I finally decided to upgrade my phone. I feel like the same rules that apply to cars, apply to phones. The moment you walk out of the store, the phone is instantly worth a lot less. Also, I feel like my hands are like shopping carts in a parking lot. The damage on my old phone all occurred within the first 2 weeks of purchasing it, from me dropping it several times, just like all of the damage on my car occurred within the first few days of purchasing it.
I’m going to keep a death grip on my phone to hopefully avoid damage. I like my new things to look new.