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.
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.