It’s gonna be one heck of a fall for Android fans. Over the next few weeks the Pixel 3, Huawei Mate 20, and LG V40 are all due to drop, and we may even get a peek at Samsung’s fabled folding phone. So I wouldn’t blame you if you were already bracing yourself for the blow your wallet is about to take.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you didn’t need to spend nine hundred or a thousand dollars to get the best phone for you? In the latest episode of Android Confidential, I make the case for buying a cheaper phone rather than one of the outrageously expensive ones that cost as much as many laptops: