So, I have a first gen 5" Pixel. It's a great phone. I miss nothing in it that newer phones have. Intel problem is that vattnet Linde is slowly getting worse. I got mine at launch in October 2016, but even so it seems a bit early for the battery to start going. I'm debating whether or not it is worth having the battery replaced. As mentioned, I miss nothing that newer phones have while using this device. I'd probably happily continue to use it as long as it gets regular security updates. (I don't care about feature updates) Is it worth paying someone to replace the battery? My hands are way to big to work on the tiny detail parts of smartphones, so I'm not even going to try it myself. If I do, will I typically actually get a decent battery, or will it be some third rate Chinese garbage brand that will die (or worse, cause a fire) within months of purchase? Are there any things to look out for? Should I request any particular brand of battery? Appreciate any suggestions here. This whole thing of smartphones being viable for more than a couple of years is new to me. It used to be that you got a new phobe on a two year plan and after a year you were counting the seconds until you qualified for an upgrade discount. That is no longer the case. I guess sphone tech has slowed.