Yesterday, we talked about specifications and how, at least in the current three flagships that are on the market, specifications really don’t matter any more. Today, we’re going to talk about price, and what comes along with that price tag you pay for the top tier phones of today. We decided to look back over the last 366 days and see what phones had been released and what their prices were. Then we looked at what each had to offer for that price you paid.
Our recent review of the iPhone SE left us in a bit of a tizzy – what is this phone, anyway? Is it a flagship? Is it a [...]
Remember when the first Galaxy Note was announced to the world? Samsung took to the stage at its annual Unpacked event back in 2011, and showed off a big honking device with a 5.2″ display and a stylus, and it was one of the most bizarre smartphones we’d ever seen. Hell, it even created a new category of smartphone altogether — the phablet was born! The Galaxy Note launched with top-of-the-line specs, matching Samsung’s tablets of the time, and though I didn’t buy one at launch, I traded my Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a white model (in retrospect, I may [...]
2015 has been a great year so far for the budget handset market. Phones like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and the ASUS Zenfone 2 have set a very high bar for the rest of the low-cost smartphone industry, and they give even some of the best phones a run for their money. But while $300 can buy you either of these phones right now, it can also buy you a used HTC One M8 or LG G3, some of last year’s very best handsets. $300 can get you a lot of phone right now, and while they’re all great options, there’s one thing to consider before spending any of your hard-earned cash [...]