The speed as tested is down about 8, up about 4_5. Not a great loss. You do not have to purchase a new phone, car, tv etc. Every time an upgrade hits the market. I have a desktop pc that us almost 6 years old, but the ram is maxed out, the Intel processor is a quad core running @ over 3. Video card that is killer, 3 tv hd. Why get a new pc? My phone is dual core 1.5 why buy another? The answers are if they no longer serve the purpose.