If you wanted, the Pixel 3 could be the last cell phone you buy.
Is that dramatic? Maybe like this. Finally, we were prepared to upgrade our phones every two years – or for some people every year.
At this point, however, I have to assume that we have come so far in the foreseeable future in terms of technological progress. Future smartphones may be slightly faster, have a slightly longer battery life, or perhaps have slightly improved cameras. The design could change a bit – see: the notch – and tech companies could remove features they thought were the same as the headphone jack.
But will the smartphone really be revolutionized in the next few years? Or will we just see similar iterations for the same idea until the smartphone is completely replaced? If you ask me, it's the latter.
So today you could buy the Pixel 3 and shut it down for the next two years or the next five years. This phone is about as good as it gets.