Over £500? Yes, you read that right – I’m telling you to spend over £500 on a phone! In this article, I’ll explain why these phones are worth their asking price, and how you can use them to their full potential to make sure you get your money’s worth.
They have great features
The latest smartphones come with a vast array of features. Some things you’ll never need, but some might be useful. If you have an over £500 budget, check out phones like iPhone 8 Plus. These can do things that older phones cannot do. Things like Face ID and Animoji are there to make your life easier in ways you didn’t think possible on a phone. It also has wireless charging, which is something many smartphones don’t offer. It's worth spending over £500 if it means getting all these extra features!
High-quality smartphones are built to last
Smartphones are built to last, unlike most electronic devices. If you buy a cheaper phone, you'll likely have to replace it within a year or two because something breaks. A smartphone over £500 will stand up to daily wear and tear for at least three years without any trouble. That's why buying a top-tier device is worth it in the long run; particularly when you consider that replacing it costs around $1,000 or more if you pick an iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9+ and go through your carrier.
There is more to life than brands
There are many high-end phones which will perform just as well as others, so don’t let yourself be blinded by brands. If you go for a Samsung S6 or S7 Edge, you’ll be spending upwards of £700 on a phone, which seems like an absolute waste when an iPhone is able to do everything that they can – and more. Although it is always preferable to buy a well-known brand (because you know what you’re getting), it isn’t necessary to spend over £500 on a mobile phone. There are many great alternatives which will cost less than half of that. If performance is all that matters to you, there really isn't much reason to overspend on your next phone!
It makes sense financially
Do you want to upgrade your smartphone every year? Then buying a more expensive phone is more cost-effective in most cases. Looking at an iPhone as an example, you can buy a base model for £599. By comparison, spending just £80 more gets you a better model than you could get 12 months ago (iPhone X). We’re not saying there isn’t diminishing returns on investing in a high-end phone—just that if you plan to upgrade frequently, it makes sense to invest in one of those premium models.
So you think a smartphone is only worth your hard-earned cash if it costs over £500? Think again. There’s plenty of decent value to be had for those who are willing to keep an open mind about what makes a good phone, and willing to spend a little more. If you buy something flashy on price alone, all you’re doing is depriving yourself of money and joy. It’s not just me saying that either: there are many people out there who love their high-end phones as much as I do. The truth is that with a bit of research and some patience, you can get everything you want from a top end phone without paying top end prices.