Is it really worth buying Expensive Android Phones ?

RaZor_911

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    I bought a Xiaomi Mi9t Midrange device
    Worth evey penny
    Pros
    Battery life is so good (4000mAh)
    Snapdgragon 700 series
    Amoled Display

    Cons

    Front Cam sucks
    In display finger print little slow

    Spend 55k
    Happy with overall performance
     

    CondomWisdom

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    Buy A flagship device, the choice has served me well over the years compared to when I used a mid-range/entree android phone.
    So far have used Samsung S8 (Exynos), s20(snapdragon).

    If you buy a phone from a top-tier manufacturer with a Snapdragon processor, it will not disappoint you. But in Samsung's case never buy an Exynos flagship.

    Samsung used to provide 2 major Android OS updates accounting for 3 years from release but now they have extended it to 3, which means you'd be okay for 4+ years since the release with 3 Major OS updates.

    But from what I have seen, Iphone is like a toyota, always there'd be some 'hawa' waiting to buy it for a premium compared to an android of the same generation.

    Further, if you are a power user, Flagships have refined and optimized hardware and software. For an example, I was travelling with some friends sometime back and at the airport, everybody who had 2.4GHz wifi had a hard time using wifi, while the flagship owners who had wifi 5GHz were able to make use of 5GHz AP seamlessly. Also, apps are explicitly optimized for these models since they are more or less globally released phones, unlike some entree/midrange phones which are designed for a specific limited market.

    At the end of the day, buy something you can really afford to lose. Undoubtedly the iPhones have set the bar for price of mobile phones so high and have caused the hike in android too IMO. It takes only a minute to lose/destroy a phone, doesn't matter whether it's a flagship nor iPhone nor, etc.

    Good Luck.
     

    vgp

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    මම ගන්නේ mid-range android phone every other year.
    අවුරුදු 2ක් පරණයි කියන්නේ ගොඩක් වෙලාවට technology out of date. දැන් තියෙන mid range phones වල හොද හොද features තියෙනවා.
    අනික කැඩුනොත්/ නැතිඋනොත් ලොකුවට හිතන්න දෙයක් නැ.
    අනික Flasgship android උනත් උපරිම අවුරුදු දෙකක් වගේ තමයි android major updates එන්නේ.

    ඒ අතින් iphone සුපිරි. එත් ගැන ප්‍රශ්නයක්. ලක්ෂයක් වියදම් කරත් iphone flagship එකක් ගන්න බැනේ
    updates අවුරුදු 2න නැවතුනාට මචන් උන් flagship එන firmware එක හොදටම හදනවා. ඒ නිසා budget midrange වගේ lag case අඩුයි. මන් ගිය මාසේ වෙනකල් note 5එකක් use කරලා note 9 එකට මාරු උනා performance අතින් ලොකු case එකක් 5 එකේ තිබුනේ නෑ 2014 device එකක් විදියට
     

    lilman

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    Im using a flagship device i brought 3 years ago still my phone works like charm. And if i compare this to any other mid range device available right now my device is better in every way. Mid range devices are shit.

    Models wala flagship devices hoyanne kohomada ban ??

    Site ekak tiyanawada ??
     

    slickdeath

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    I have a Xiaomi phone which is around 30k. I feel that unless you are tech enthusiastic, spending more than 50k is a waste.

    As MKBD says, cheap phones are getting good and good phones are getting cheap.
     
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    Kudnadun

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    ...මූදුකරේ...
    මම ගන්නේ mid-range android phone every other year.
    අවුරුදු 2ක් පරණයි කියන්නේ ගොඩක් වෙලාවට technology out of date. දැන් තියෙන mid range phones වල හොද හොද features තියෙනවා.
    අනික කැඩුනොත්/ නැතිඋනොත් ලොකුවට හිතන්න දෙයක් නැ.
    අනික Flasgship android උනත් උපරිම අවුරුදු දෙකක් වගේ තමයි android major updates එන්නේ.

    ඒ අතින් iphone සුපිරි. එත් ගැන ප්‍රශ්නයක්. ලක්ෂයක් වියදම් කරත් iphone flagship එකක් ගන්න බැනේ
    maath kiyanne meka thama
    Redmi 4 Prime ekak 2017di gaththa
    aragena sathi 2n custom rom ekak damma..
    android 6 aawe, dan android 10 tiyenne (thanks to snapdragon 625, best midrange soc in that time)
    btrya dawask tiyenawa thaama..
    awurudu 3k awulak nathuwa use kara...
    display eka kela una..
    corona case hinda honda display 1k ganna widiyak naa..
    naththam thaama wada
     

    milindasenarath

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    mechchara kal aran tiyenne flagship
    anthimata gaththa phone eka dan 4 years (huawei p9)
    elagata ganna hitiyeth kawadahari huawei flagship ekak
    eth dan android sup eka nethi nisa salaka balanna one
    kohomahari p9 eka tama gaththa dawasa wagema weda
     

    gdan011

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    1. Don't buy an android flagship if you don't switch it year by year. (value depreciation is more than 50%)
    2. Don't buy Huawei. You will lose google services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, mostly Playstore.
    if you have money, buy a mid-range iPhone like iPhone 11, iPhone 12
     

    Myth

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    Behind u :p
    im using a redmi 4x for 3. 1/2 years
    still does the job,
    finger print/ ir remote ,4100mah battery , dual sim ,
    love this phone
     

    Djice

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    Out of fucked up land
    Same here bro bought for 149k with samrtTV offer
    I wasn't impressed too by this phone
    Camera quality was superb and battery life sucks because of new MIUI 12
    overall good phone
    Yesterday MI announced their MI11 series with 120Hz display and 2K resolution
    Already have 120 Hz screen in my OnePlus 8 Pro. Draining the battery though. Lasts around 1.5 days or so with moderate use.
     

    Skull2018

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    I used to allocate budget 40-50k each year to upgrade iPhone flagship. I used to sell old device before 1 month ahead iPhone launch event. Value depreciate only 15 % max. At the same time I tried S20 plus first time in Android,Phone is good. No complain much.But not feel like premium specially with inferior exonys chip and I lost much when I resell within 3 months. I suggest to buy iPhone 12 instead of android flagship. Or can buy some good android phones in 100k range. Buy Samsung s20 FE,one plus 8T etc etc if you really stick with Android eco system. Huawei good one, without google service it’s sucks. Xiomi too much add.
     

    shan4djfun

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    Same here bro bought for 149k with samrtTV offer
    I wasn't impressed too by this phone
    Camera quality was superb and battery life sucks because of new MIUI 12
    overall good phone
    Yesterday MI announced their MI11 series with 120Hz display and 2K resolution
    ultra could have been better. also after using many android phones it doesn really gives the kick anymore when you buy a new andorid phone. unless there are new features / camera of course