Why you don’t need a flagship smartphone

As the year gets to its final quarter, most smartphone manufacturers have already released their flagship killers, and one thing you’ll discover is that they are all expensive. With the latest detail and top notch specs, these phones would surely cost you a lot.

In the past, you had to break your bank and buy the new models or get locked in a mobile phone contract. But in this time and age, things are a bit different. Budget smartphones are performing even better and the features from the flagship phones are slowly trickling down to these cheaper handsets. Here are some of the reasons why you don’t really need the flagship phones and would be better off settling for a mid-range smartphone.

You may never use the extra gimmicks

Getting a state of the art phone loaded with all forms of ingenious processors and a sea of RAM may be a waste of cash for you. You may not even use all these features. Here’s something that you won’t see in posters; a midrange processor and 2GB to 3GB of RAM would be more than sufficient for your day to day tasks. Buying a flagship and using it for the normal day to day tasks is just like buying a formula one vehicle and always driving it on a jam-packed road. You’re going to get stuck in an expensive contract, possibly damage your credit score and pay an awful amount of money for specs you won’t even use.

Budget phones are better than ever

Google and Microsoft have figured out that mobile tech is the future and are always manufacturing smartphones to fit the low budget populace. Starting with Android 4.4, Google focused on making the OS run efficiently on lower end hardware phones and has been doing that ever since. Microsoft has always had a thriving lower-end market, especially with the Lumia.

For you, that means you’ve got a variety of amazing smartphones at your disposal. Phones such as the Nexus, Nokia Lumia, and even Huawei are becoming cheaper while offering top notch specs.

One very prominent phone that was competing with flagships at half their price was the OnePlus One. It really stirred up waves when it offered the same features and quality as the iPhone 6.

You don’t need a fancy camera

You’re probably going to buy a phone for its camera too, but the question is, what are you going to do with those photos? Well, let’s lay the facts straight, if you’re going to share them on social media, then you really don’t need all those pixels. Sites such as Facebook compress your photos, and you wouldn’t notice that much of a difference between a flagship and budget phone. So all those megapixels are crunched up and go to waste. More megapixels make photos look better when spread out on a larger screen. So if you only look at the photos on your phone, then you really shouldn’t bother with a flagship’s camera.