Are you always buying flagships, or are you hunting for the best value-for-money ratio?
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 19, 2014, 8:58 AM
phone for at least two years, as the flagship cycle has now shortened to the puny six months for a bunch of major manufacturers.Some of us just can't resist always having the latest and greatest, though, and we either upgrade and ditch what we have at a loss to acquire the newest flagship, or buy it outright at the unpleasant early adopter pricing. Naturally, the rapid pace of mobile innovation itself makes it harder and harder to cling onto a
Still, whose who can resist the urge to always buy the latest and greatest, are in for a treat these days, as hunting the best value-for-money offering has never been so rewarding. Last year's flagships, for instance, come with 1080p displays, quad-core processors, and high-res cameras for half the price, and there are numerous current midrangers that give you a stellar smartphone experience for the money. That's why we wanted to ask you are always buying flagships when the mood or the necessity warrant a new phone, or are you looking for the best value-for-money ratio first? These two rarely coincide, so take your pick, and sound off in the comments.
Are you always buying flagships, or are you looking for the best value-for-money ratio?
I always get a flagship phone no matter what
I try to nab the best value-for-money when shopping for a new phone
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I try to nab the best value-for-money when shopping for a new phone.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:03 AM 8
Same. I bought my iPhone 4 when the 4s came out on ebay for 300$. Three years later, Im still using the same phone (with no cracks or scratches all without a case ever) Now im probably going to buy the 5s when the iphone 6 comes out and use that for as long as i can. :)
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 1:36 PM 1
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I buy flagships ONLY when they're on a GOOD price.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:07 AM 19
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I've owned four of the seven phones in that picture lol. My phone addiction is really bad.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 11:14 AM 1
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Like the Nexus line?
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 12:21 PM 0
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Nexus 5 is a distinctly high-end phone at a mid-range price. Just because it's cheaper than other flagships does not mean it's inferior, it just means that it's better value for money. Nexus phones are Google's flagship phones...
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 4:53 PM 2
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It's amazing the percentage of people who are not on a budget here... I would have never guessed. :O
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:09 AM 1
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I have no problem to mid range devices like my moto g, but the problem is camera. The only advantage i see of spending double which i cant compromise.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:10 AM 4
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the camera it is,plus fluidness too......for that reason i really like Nokia lumia even it feels short with some essentials i see android have come a long way with kitkat....thats why i love both OSes....Iphone5s is good too for a camera
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:19 AM 0
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Honestly, I've had HTC phones and liked not one of them. I had my Asus memo pad and I love it, I also WILL NOT buy the lg g3 (I own the lg g2) the g3 has only a slightly better processor a better camera and worse battery life with a bigger display.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:14 AM 1
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OPO FTW the best price-specs ratio phonet hat no one can buy.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:17 AM 0
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Nexus 5. Flagship and best value. Haven't had an ounce of buyers remorse. Can't wait for Android Silver.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:20 AM 8
Same here, although I regret a little bit not having bought the 32GB version instead of 16GB.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 9:26 AM 0
I had various experiences with the battery, also depending a lot on some errors I made in variables in Tasker and Zooper. But with average use (I have about 3-4 hours screen time), the battery lasts me 24-30 hours. No custom roms yet, but I will switch to one within a month :) Also it depends a lot on the charger I use. The best results are with the original one. At work I use the one from my S3, not so much. Wireless charging is somewhere in between.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 11:23 AM 0
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