Are Flagship Smartphones really that important?

Discussion in 'Smartphones' started by LandSurveyor, May 10, 2017.

  1. LandSurveyor

    LandSurveyor LandSurveyor

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    I mean, is it really necessary or even advisable to pay $700 to $1k for a phone any more?

    If you see an advert from a device manufacturer, it will be one of these models. The carriers may show some less expensive models but their interest is selling you their service, not so much the device.

    Back in the exciting days of the PDA, we always awaited the next great thing but tech was improving at a rapid rate and we could see that the devices we already had in our hands were being rapidly outdated.

    Nowadays, things seem to have leveled off and the mid-tier devices seem to offer all the day-to-day functionality anybody could need. Now the ads for the flagships are more focused on their exterior and not so much their capabilities (or am I the only one who thinks so?) .
     
  2. Mi An

    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    I never thought it was advisable, but then I still think social networking is a fad and Firefly could come back... someday. So what do I know? And I shouldn't say never. Most flagships haven't appealed to me, but the Galaxy Note 2 made me drool a little.

    Snapdragon 625 impresses me big time. 1080p stretched across 5.5" may not be impressive, but it's certainly good enough for me. But there are also the budget flagships (oneplus and zte et al) and the relatively quickly marked down models (LG and Moto usually mark down flagships fairly fast) so you can run a few months behind and get most of the goodies for $400-500. There are a lot of ways to save.
     

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