Why do people need expensive phones when mid-tier phones are good enough and they don't play games?
I have no idea myself. I actually went deep into low-tier.
Got a Lumia 640 dual sim for 130€, with free 50€ of accessories reimbursed by Microsoft, and 15€ on my account to buy apps. Shit works like a fucking charm, it's the most stable shit ever, the battery life is stellar, and I'm thinking it's far, far better than many $400 phones. It has all the features I expect and need, and I have zero problems with it.
Why do people get iphones?
Because they get better support, are usually built better and have more accessories.
I usually buy flagships 5 or 6 months after they come out. You can find them discounted and most of the software kinks are usually ironed out by then.
>Because they get better support
Obviously, they're beta testing.
>are usually built better
Attempted to, actually many production issues and the later models are far better.
>and have more accessories
Not true, even for iShit.
Oh, and I almost forgot about this, but they almost always have better audio output quality. For someone like me, who listens to music for two hours each day during commutes it's pretty important.
>don't play games
you can play games on mid-tier phones just fine. Just not the most graphics-intense ones.
I have a €150 Wileyfox Swift (SD410, 2GB RAM, 5" 720p screen) and I suits me just fine. Smooth interface and if I want I can play games on it.
Buying expensive phones is retarded.
On low and mid-tier android phones you're likely stuck with the malware infested crap they ship with. There are only very few developers behind non-bullshit android versions, so their support concentrates on the flagship devices.
Most people don't need expensive phones , but the majority of those who own a high end phone dont spend hundreds of dollars on the phones. The get the phones with their expensive mobile plan
>tfw my phone officially runs CyanogenOS
I have relatively good support on my cheap phone and if COS stops updating for some reason I can just use CM.
Feels good man. Especially appreciate the lack of bloat after switching from a Samshit phone.
better screen/camera/build materials
Also its sort of a status symbol.
I spent a month convincing my sister that she doesn't fucking need S6 when there are phones for less but she still got it.
It fucking struggles to keep a simple game like Lifeline in ram
It's true, but honestly output quality is unmatched on the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S1 when it comes to phones, the S1 supports up to 64GB sdcards so honestly for 50$ you can get a PMP that just works.
Only one with a proper DAC recently would be the LG V10, and even then the seperate DAC only activates when using the official music player.
I get it you like your phone, that's fine.
But I picked up a friend's whilst owning an s6 Edge and the screen is utter shit in comparison.
> Poor viewing angles
> An odd about of space between the glass and the screen
> Washed out inaccurate colours
> 6" for 1080p isn't enough
I get that it's not fair to compare OLED to mid range IPS but that's not my point, my point to dumb fuck OP is that people spend on more money to get better shit.
I'm sorry OP, I don't want to be mean, but yes you're right to an extent. No body really needs anything fancy for basic use alone. Just like how nobody needs to accumulate enough wealth that five generations couldn't spend it living it up.
You should read a book called Status Anxiety, or just watch the documentary. It's worth it.
I find that Samsung's screens turn yellow or red with age and could never get used to it.
Phones are status symbols, same way as a nice sports car. Main difference is everyone can afford the best phone. Buying an expensive phone (especially iPhone) makes people think they're rich. Apple perfected that art, and that's where the real money is made: Make it expensive enough for averages to think it's expensive, but not enough for them to not afford it
There are many reasons why you would buy an expensive phone, but this is the reason 99% of people do it
I got the G4 for a little more than a OnePlus and I'm really happy with it, my GF has the iPhone 5 and instead of getting a 6 (insane tariff cost) I've converted her to the LG camp due to fast charging, swapping batteries, far cheaper contract, better camera, SD card etc.
I know about the gs1 and the i4s, but I just want a single device to do everything with a nice, customizable interface. I'd rather get an ipod than one of those.
Fuck, I've been eyeing the v10, but if I can't use the external dac with an aosp rom, I won't even touch it.
I don't know if they managed to make it work with other players on the V10, this was the state of affairs back 3 months ago, apparently LG did it because they want to shoehorn some ultra high quality streaming service into it, that's why they locked it.
Just get a galaxy s1 for 30$, hard to regret something when its that cheap.
I want my programs to run smoothly. Sorry you can't afford a few $ to enjoy that. Obviously I use AOSP ROMs, even overclock. I also used to apply scripts like V6 but nowadays the difference is minuscule.
>I want my programs to run smoothly.
I have a OPO with a quad core SD801 @ 2.4GHz.
I disabled 2 cores and downclocked the remaining 2 cores to 300MHz each. They still emulate GBA smooth as butter, as well as run every other app perfectly.
Flagships are a meme now.
its not cheap shit, just outdated shit
the sgs1 cost 599$ when it first came out, same as any other flagship nowadays, build quality, specs, screen, at the time (5 years ago) was top of the line.
I agree cyanogen is quite comfy to use and also really clean. But they do include proprietary applications and that's already too much for me. I'm currently running Omnirom on a Nexus 4 I got on ebay for about 65 Eur.
>Sorry you're retarded and download so much shit on your phone
BecauseI delete system apps now my phone now has less apps than yours after factory reset. Visit a doctor, it's illegal to be that slow.
Mostly as a showoff. Why do you think people buy a Porsche? It's not that they are allowed to drive 200km/h somewhere at all.
One tip for you all: always do the opposite of what the masses do.
Alright man, I swear I can hear you breathing really heavily and getting chip dip caught in-between your keyboard.
Most phones these days, in fact since probably 2013 have ran standard functions ( home screen/most apps) pretty smoothly. The compromises aren't as bad as what they used to be.
On the other hand: if you have the money and you don't waste like 60% of your money on a phone, then go ahead and buy that iPhone 6s. It's fast as fuck.
People are just terrible with money management.
>2013 have ran standard functions
I'll give you that, MOST of the stuff runs good. But not everything.
You just don't notice the lag, I get it, go live your slow life.
I guess that's a pretty subjective thing.
Back when I bought my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact it was actually reasonably priced.
When my sisters both got the Z3 Compact on my recommendation it was also reasonably priced.
Both were about $450 in "today's prices", conversion and currency exchange included.
The Z5 Compact costs the same now, pretty much, and I guess it's the one I'd get if I were to buy a new phone right now.
Is it mid-tier?
I guess it is.
The only thing it needs is a bigger battery - but I'll gladly trade that for a smaller size.
The problem is, 90% of the people don't have the money and buy the phone together with a phoneplan and they end up paying even more for the phone over the course of the phone plan
I dunno, is HTC M8 still considered expensive? I got a new one last month for about 300 bucks. I just liked the build quality and the specs are still ok for what I'm doing with it.
I just would never buy chink phones myself.
It's hillarious when most of /g/ buys chink phones with flagship hardware, just because they're cheaper and then they come bragging about "mah performance" here. Then after a year or less they come back and complain that their chink marvel just crapped out and they need a new phone.
>I would never buy a chink phone
HTC Corporation (Chinese: 宏達國際電子股份有限公司; pinyin: Hóngdá Guójì Diànzǐ Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī
>Moldova (Romanian: [molˈdova]), officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
And your point is? That there are countries which use a language which is similar with the language from another country? See Moldova and Romania. Or northern Belgium (the Flemish part) and the Netherlands.
Is there any phones like the Note 4?
Same screen size, removable battery and SD card slot?
Note 5 has that shit glass back so you can't replace the battery/put in an SD card.
People want ridiculous amounts for Note 4's.
Most tablets are a bit too big for what I'm looking for and don't have Cell Antenna.
Just looking for a device you could use for 'everything' without worrying about fitting it in your pocket, but not as big as a tablet.
Maybe in your location, data is such a fucking ripoff in AUS that it doesn't tend to matter so much. For example my contract is over 2 years $512 for the phone (s6 Edge) and $1600 or something for the data..
I have a Doogee X5, costed like $60.
It's pretty good except the 5MP camera, and it's a little slow sometimes.
Anyone else here that have one?
Because top phones have the best cameras, best processors which means NO LAG.
I too stuck with mid range devices until i got a flagship phone.
Holllyyyyyy shit is it a world of a difference. Besides the obvious upgrades, there are little things that are nice like the much better ear speaker. Man do I love my phone.
Just because mid range seem good enough for you don't think that flagships don't have their place.
Nope, that China you are thinking about is the People's Republic of China, the Communist country with cheap labour, which is what makes most of /g/'s phones so cheap. It's not the Taiwanese China which makes them so cheap.
Why do people ever buy flagship tier electronics? Status symbol, wanting "the best" or just being retarded and thinking that spending more money gets you a proportionally better product.
I myself have a Lumia 830. It's not as good as 930, obvious, but still pretty damn nice considering it cost a little over half as much.
Unfortunately looks like the unsold ones are still around 450 euros and more. I'd rather get a G4 instead.
I can't believe I'd struggle this much just because I want removable batteries.
I an normally the same way, but the durability of the Droid Turbo 2 really got me interested/
Note 4 here
>dat delicious stylus
Suck my dick, poorfags
>Friend spends 600 bucks on a phone
>"Wow you must use a lot of power hungry stuff"
>"No, just whatsapp, facebook, checking football matches and doing photos"
>ITT: poor and bitterfags in denial
>to belong to a group
>people are stupid
Mid-tier phones are NOT good enough. I had a mid-tier phone for a few years, and it fucking sucked.
>inadequate performance (while browsing non-mobile websites and with videos)
>no premium features like integrated IR
>modem fucking sucked, couldn't get anywhere near the HSPA peak speeds despite coverage
Also I got the flagship model for $150 from work, so why the fuck not?
I personally get the flagships because that is how you get updates on android.
As long as a phone gets updates there is no reason to get a new phone.
Flagships becomes mid tier phones soon enough.
Can agree with this.
Everytime I've used Cyanogenmod in the past 3+ years it's been buggy and unusable, mostly used it on Samsung/HTC
I remember it being pretty okay back in like 2011 on my HTC Desire Z though.