Top 5 Reasons To Buy Previous Flagship Phone

Anjie lou delos Reyes
Every few months, there are a lot of new smartphone releases around the globe. The best ones are the flagship phones from each respective brands, some of which unveils two high-end offerings every year. They sport the best specs and latest tech, so it really is an upgrade.

Top 5 Reasons To Buy Previous Flagship Phone
Top 5 Reasons To Buy Previous Flagship Phone

However, the previous flagship devices are still capable, so why not opt for them? Most people will say because it is already an older version of the new flagship. But is it really not worth the buy? We will enlighten you on why you should buy the previous flagships instead of the new ones right away.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Previous Flagship Smartphone

1. The Price Is Much Lower - When there is a newly launched flagship, prices for the previous down will surely plummet down. You can get high-end specs for a more affordable price. Instead of buying around the Php50,000 flagship smartphone, why not opt for a previous flagship and use the excess money elsewhere. For example, the Huawei P30 Pro cost Php50,990 when it was released, but you can get it now for only Php40,990 - that's 10,000 pesos more affordable. Another one is the Samsung Galaxy S10+ with a previous asking price of Php55,990, but you grab now for only Php47,990 or 8,000 pesos cheaper.

2. Quality Remains The Same - The previous flagship smartphone was the best in that brand's line of phones a few months ago. It has the best camera, display, build quality, and more. It is the cream of the crop! That means it really is more than capable for your everyday use, and it can actually hold up to the newer releases. In fact, there are some predecessors that have a better selfie camera than its successors. Again, one good example is the Samsung Galaxy S10+, which has dual front cameras - 10MP f/1.9 and 8MP, as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S20+'s single 10MP f/2.2 snapper.

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3. Bugs Are Squashed, Problems Are Mostly Solved - No tech is bug-free or has no problems. However, the previous flagships have been in circulation for a year or so, which means that most problems have already been solved. You can have a smoother experience using a previous flagship than a newly released one that most probably has launch day bugs.

4. It Is Still A Flagship - A previous flagship is still a flagship. Support for its software will continue on for years to come, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note9 that recently receives One UI 2 Android 10 Update!. Accessories are abundant for most previous flagships. Parts for repair will be more readily available. It is still a premium phone.

5. Do You Really Need the Latest Flagship? - Do you really need that extra 2GB of RAM? Or that in-display fingerprint scanner? That triple or quad camera setup? Most of these features are marketing ploys to attract you to their newest flagship phones. You can practically do anything that a new flagship does with an older, previously flagship smartphone.

I encourage you to look into buying a previous flagship phone, especially now that top of the line chipset like Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is still very much capable. It is more practical, and you are not breaking the bank just for the newest phone that will be considered past generation in a year or less.

Oh, if you read the whole article, you will also notice that it is not just for flagship smartphones, it is also applicable to upper mid-range, midrange, and even entry-level offerings.

Do you have something to add or have other tips in mind? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section, and we will be happy to go through it.

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