Budget Flagship Phones: Most Of The Features For A Lot Less Money

If you want the shiniest new phone from Apple, Samsung or Google, but can’t stomach the $1,000 price tag, there are now good, more affordable alternatives.

By Shelly BrisbinMay 9, 2019 12:20 pm,

Would you pay $1,000 for a premium smartphone? A lot of people do. Apple, Samsung and Google all offer so-called flagship phones in the four-figure price range. But those phones haven’t been selling as well as manufacturers had hoped. People are also keeping their phones longer, which cuts into sales of new models. All three leaders in the high-end smartphone market offer what tech pundits have dubbed “budget flagship” phones – devices with many, but not all, of the features found in premium models. The price for Google’s new Pixel 3A, for example, is a relatively easy-on-the-wallet $500. 

Tech expert Omar Gallaga says there’s a lot to like about budget flagship phones.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

What’s missing from budget flagship phones

– How to decide whether a budget option is right for you