Mid-range vs. Flagship: What smartphone should I get?

Your birthday is coming around the corner and both your parents and grandparents give you some money to buy a new phone. During the day, you day-dream about holding a brand-new device in your hands. But, during the night, you are restless. One question keeps you awake: What smartphone should I get? A mid-range or a flagship? We are here to help you answer this question! Read on if you want to leave those sleepless nights behind you!

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A difficult choice: What smartphone should I get?

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful these days. Hence, you are not the only one asking yourself whether the latest and greatest flagship is actually worth it. Many wonder whether a mid-range phone is just as good. We have broken this tremendously difficult choice down for you. Before we get into the nitty-gritty tech details, let's have a look at some definitions first.

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What is a flagship phone?

When we hear the word ‘’flagship’’ some of us may think of a huge wooden ship with dozens of large sails, navigating through rough seas. Back in the days, the flagship was the boat in a fleet that carried the commanding admiral. Today, when we talk about a flagship phone, we mean the best and most important device produced by a company or industry. Every company has its flagship products. The iPhone X is one of Apple’s flagship devices, for instance. It is the crème de la crème of smartphones. To sum it up in one sentence: flagship phones are usually all-rounders, with the best hardware and software available at the time of their release.

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What is a mid-range phone?

As the name already suggests, mid-range phones lie in the middle of the size, quality and price spectrum of the phones on the market. Mid-range phones are more task-specific. This means that usually, some of their features are of higher value than other features to the user. An example of a mid-range phone is the Honor 10. Although its battery life is not as remarkable, compared to that of its flagship competitors, its display and camera are of equally high quality.

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Why you should get a flagship phone


1. Aesthetics

The iPhone X’s super retina glass screen and elegantly rounded corners don’t only fill your hand but also dazzle the eyes. Many flagship models have unique design aesthetics, which their respective mid-range smartphones cannot keep up with. If style is important to you, this may be a reason to opt for a flagship phone.


2. Quality

As mentioned before, most flagship models don’t only come with a top performance, but also with the best camera technology available, the finest materials, an excellent battery life and an incredible all-around user experience.

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3. Extras

The cherry on top of the pie are the extra features that flagships offer. Holographic displays, Animoji’s (custom animated messages that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions), face ID and wireless charging are some of their cool features.



Why you should get a mid-range phone


1. Price

It is not a secret that mid-range phones are often much more affordable than flagships. The Honor 10 has a starting price of 399 Euros. When you compare this to the jaw-dropping price of the iPhone X, which crosses the 1000 Euro line, it is clear that you can save a lot of money by buying a mid-range phone.

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2. Quality

Nowadays, phones in all price categories are extremely well-made. The Honor 7X, for example, costs around 200 Euros and does not compromise on quality. It is made of sturdy aluminium and features excellent dual cameras and a fast fingerprint sensor. What more could you ask for?


3. Your needs

In the end, the choice of your phone model comes down to your personal needs. Unless you are a professional gamer, a social media influencer that uses their phone 24/7, or an FBI agent, you probably do not require the serious gaming capabilities, immense storage space, and high-end security features that most flagship models offer.

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Your final choice

Now that we have laid out the advantages of both flagship and mid-range phones to you, it is up to you to make the choice! We advise you to consider what your personal needs are and choose your phone accordingly. If you do not mind spending extra spending money and you prioritize cutting edge technology and aesthetics, then flagship phones are most likely a good choice for you. If, on the other hand, you are not too concerned about the latest software and security features, and you wish to save some money, go for the excellent mid-range phones. Hopefully, after reading this article, the difficult choice will no longer keep you up all night!

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If you opt for the flagship phone, do not forget to protect your cherished device with a stylish phone case. And if you chose the mid-range option, use the money you saved to buy some funky accessories for your new device! How about a personalised power bank, headphones or a speaker?


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What phone model did you choose? Let us know in the comments!


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