Camper-Hunter, on 26 January 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:
For most people; the primary reason is they save a ton of money. Any mid range Android phone is good enough for 95% of people (myself included). They're speedy, have a nice screen, decent battery life, camera and storage space, many have the useful fingerprint reader, and are still 30% cheaper than Apple's low end iPhone SE.
Flagships aren't that useful anymore, whatever their name is (iPhone 7, Samsung S7, HTC 10, etc.).
True. I had forgotten about that part of the equation. I do think that people value the price a little too much when buying a phone though.
I have seen many people go into the phone store wanting a flagship device that might cost $100-$200 on contract. They will settle for the $0 2 year old popsnizzlety android phone because the salesmen told them it's just as good as the flagship (usually has much worse performance and camera) and now they are locked into a 2 year agreement with a phone they don't really want or like, all because they decided to save $100. $100 over the course of 2 years is practically nothing, especially if it is going to give you a vastly superior device in many ways.
If someone is just looking for a simple phone to make calls, texts, and look at emails then they will be well served by any phone from the past few years.