[GizPoll of the Week] Whats your ideal price range for a flagship smartphone?


From our last week poll, 45% of our voters would rather have a wired headset while 31% choose to have a Bluetooth headphone. Another 21% prefers to have both and can use any depending on the occasion.

This week, we are looking at the ideal price of a flagship smartphone. Please note that this poll does not consider your ability to purchase the phone, it only seeks to know the price tag for your ideal flagship smartphone irrespective of the technology used.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The smartphone manufacturing industry has evolved over the past few years and technology is ever increasing. The more we demand from OEMs, the more they require us to pay after the smartphone is released. Apple seamlessly slaps $1000+ on its smartphone and the supposed “cheap” iPhone XR costs a whopping $749. Samsung is not far behind Apple as its devices easily reach the $1000 price tag too. Huawei is gradually pricing its devices like Samsung and Apple. Looking at it’s recent Huawei Mate 20 series flagship, the cheapest smartphone in the series is the Huawei Mate 20 which launched for $900+.

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iPhone XS and XS Max
iPhone XS and XS Max

Chinese OEMs (except Huawei) have been more considerate with pricing and their tech/durability are massively improving. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and Mi 8 series both have a launch price below $600. Even the unavailable Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 10GB RAM Forbidden City version was launched for 4999 Yuan ($721), the same price as the OPPO Find X. The flagship OnePlus 6T has a less than $600 starting price and vivo NEX cost less than $700 at launch.

OnePlus 6T

Manufacturers are forced to bring in new technologies (some very expensive) to a smartphone to make it a flagship. However, do you think all this tech are worth it considering the fact that we will have to pay out of our nose to have them? So then, what’s your ideal price tag for a flagship smartphone? What’s the best worth you think a smartphone should have? Cast your vote in the poll below and if there is anything else you need to add, please use the comment.

 

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8 Comments

  1. newphoenix
    November 17, 2018

    I’m not sure what is funny about flagship to be not more than $300, xiaomi with pocophone (yes poco is flagship) proof it is possible.

  2. PaperMaker
    November 17, 2018

    501$-700$, because if OnePlus can, the others can too.

    • Dean Statham
      November 22, 2018

      $700 is the max, with all maxed out (RAM, storage, etc)
      last flagship phone i bought was zuk z2 (under USD$200).
      now waiting for oneplus to release 7, or any smartphone that can (nearly) maximize the SOC performance, not only CPU, but also modems, GPU etc

  3. Freeje238
    November 17, 2018

    Xiaomi is a good deal.

  4. Allan Mwenda
    November 19, 2018

    $500 max. After that we can’t be friends.

  5. tejotadtd
    November 20, 2018

    If you want real tech and don’t be all sheeps, we need to pay more than 700$. If you want that companies don’0t grow and have the same tech 10 years, yes, only 300$ max. is good, but this is not the solution, then the real tech costs more than 700$ because you. PS: I have Oppo Find X and I come from LeEco Max 3 x850 (200$ smartphone that looks like a 600$ one) I was really happy with LeEco one but the Find X is 3825600258 times better in tech aspects.

    • PaperMaker
      November 23, 2018

      I have the OnePlus 5 and waiting for the OnePlus 7 to buy it, I also really like the design and the specs of the Find X. I even watched the announcement live, and was thinking about buying it. And then came the price. 999EUR is the point where the phone becomes overpriced. Even 999$.
      I understand that sometimes the price may be a little higher than 700$, but some manufacturers seem to be doing what they want. OnePlus is the company that I consider as the normal-price-setter and I would call a phone cheap or expensive according to it’s flagship smartphone price.

    • tejotadtd
      November 27, 2018

      I understand you and I understand that the EU price is overhigh as hell… but always there are solutions for all, I bought the chinese version at 700€ (without duties) and I unlocked the Spanish idiom in apps with no problem (morelocale2), I mean no problem with the idioms, you can always unlock yours. This price is similar at OnePlus (a bit more expensive yet like 100-150€ more but look the difference in tech…I think in this case is a good deal). Is just my opinion hehe I appreciate yours of course 😉 because before bought the Find X I was thinking to buy the OnePlus 6T too hehe. Furthermore, with the last software update they fixed a lot of things and guaratied the Android Pie update for next month (for example now no problem with whatsapp notifications) and add some more cool edge gadgets hehe i’m so happy.