Not Everyone Wants A Giant Smartphone

If you want to save money, or just don’t need all the latest features, it is possible to go back in smartphone time.

By Alain StephensMarch 8, 2018 2:17 pm| ,

Bigger is better: that’s a common refrain in Texas. Smartphones have also been moving in that direction. The top brands have all released models with more screen space, longer-lasting batteries and greater speed. And all that bigness comes with a bigger price tag, too.

And that has some consumers thinking about a return to simpler times – to a device that just works and doesn’t strain your wallet or stain your credit report.  

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says there are options for those who are tired of too much smartphone.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

–Which companies are selling and planning “dumber” or smaller phones

–Why people want to simplify their phone lives

–Which phones are both small or cheap, and smart

–What features are missing from low-end phones

Written by Shelly Brisbin.