I bought a couple of smartphones the other day. One for me and one for Isa. I took a look at the latest/greatest and was totally underwhelmed. It just seems they’re slapping some totally unnecessary features on them and charging $2000. I decided to buy the Samsung mid-range phone, the A71, which has almost all the features of the flagships for $400.
As usual with phones, it has taken me two full days to set it up the way I want and I’m sure I’ve still forgotten a few things. My first impressions are hugely positive. This is everything I want out of a phone and it’s cheap enough that I won’t bother with a case. It’s not just as good as a flagship, it’s better, at least for me. Being plastic, it’s lighter, and it has face recognition which is a big deal to me as I am lazy and don’t like to enter pins (and many flagships have dropped this feature as Android reworks it). This just fits my world far better than a flagship does. And I saved $3200 ($1600 x 2).