Re: Who needs a new phone when 2018-vintage kit still packs a punch?
Personally, I use my phone for emails, social media, web-browsing, online shopping, photography, e-book reading, torchlight, music and remote control for various media devices around the house.
e-mails: on my laptop / large screen (can't stand small screens and hate typos). I have it setup on my mobile too, but I don't check emails when not at work.
social media = don't do (the register's the exception)
web-browsing = as above, why put up with 5inch screen when I can use 32 inch?
online-shopping = as above
photography = as above. Oh, you mean taking, not editing. Well, I do have a camera, you know! Do you want to know its name, eh?! Its name is... (...)!
ebook reading = ebook reader (I use my mobile at times, too much strain though)
torchlight = yeah, my S2 does that.
remote control = my 30 year old hifi sits just 4 m away across the room, plus cable's end by the laptop for those "auxiliary" sources, can live with that (bluetooth headphones and old phone do the job elsewhere).
So yeah, the bare minimum of phone / music / radio player / torch / navigation / diary / calendar / torchlight / etc does work on my "pre-2018 vintage" handset. And a grand or two left, to spend elsewhere.
p.s. the above point is conservative, I do realize that people want shiny-shiny. I was like that, and I still appreciate gizmos, although I find them somewhat amusing, it's easy to see past their "value" once you filter your "want" through "need". Probably retailers' nightmare, but fortunately for them, a tiny minority.