1. Anthony Turner4's Avatar
    Hear me out! A couple years ago in order to get a good experience you needed to purchase an Android Flagship or an IPhone, essentially paying over $600. Today even budget phones are capable with good displays, good amount of RAM and storage options (4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage), decent cameras, good build quality, headphone jack, etc. Think of phone like the MI A1, the Moto G 5Plus, or the Honor 7X (or the slightly better Huawei Mate SE!)

    With Flagships adding notches to phones and removing headphone jacks people aren't so happy about the upcoming Flagships coming up. I see several comments about "I hate the notch!" or "I'm never buying a phone without a headphone jack!" And I agree, me as well!!

    Now I fully acknowledge the general public probably doesn't care about these things and that's fine! But for tech enthusiasts who loved how things were this is a bad move. Sure dongles can give us the privilege of using wired headphones and notches can apparently be "hidden" now but these are work around for things we never wanted!!

    I say all this to say that Flagships, the holy grail of phones today, have forced me to go Midrange/budget phones. And I'm enjoying it... Sure I probably will have a no NFC, no major updates, no wireless charging, underwhelming camera experience, but I'm willing to risk all that if it means a notchless phone and the beloved headphone jack.
    04-04-2018 12:38 PM
  2. coffee-turtle's Avatar
    You made me laugh out loud! ☺
    "...but I'm willing to risk all that if it means a notchless phone and the beloved headphone jack."
    Truth!
    SpookDroid likes this.
    04-04-2018 12:44 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    BT I can live with (haven't actually used the headphone jack in years), but the notch would annoy me. However, it annoys me less than missing features or crappy ones. #neversettle
    04-04-2018 12:51 PM
  4. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    BT I can live with (haven't actually used the headphone jack in years), but the notch would annoy me. However, it annoys me less than missing features or crappy ones. #neversettle
    Oh man, I was totally about to like your post ... And then that hashtag.
    SpookDroid and Inders99 like this.
    04-04-2018 01:14 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Oh man, I was totally about to like your post ... And then that hashtag.
    #hashtag hahaha
    04-04-2018 01:51 PM
  6. kramer5150's Avatar
    Mid-tier phones are surprisingly good IMHO... Go for it!!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    04-04-2018 02:54 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I do agree with you: midrange is awesome. The midrange market has been booming in recent years; and nowadays you don't need a $1000 phone to take good pictures, have a good screen, or to have enough storage space. What kind of phone are you using right now, OP?
    Itsa_Me_Mario likes this.
    04-04-2018 05:32 PM
  8. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I totally agree OP. A £300 phone does all I need it to achieve. I would never shell out more. But if you've got more cash than you know what to do with, why not waist it on an over priced flagship.
    04-04-2018 07:23 PM

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