Curious to see how much the majority of people here spend, especially with flagships prices getting out of hand in the last few years.

  • gordonthefatengine@lemm.ee
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    4 days ago

    Rocking a 200$ OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite and it’s doing the job pretty well! Thinking of flashing PixelOS into it once I get bored with Oxygen OS.

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    10 days ago

    About $300. Lately I have purchased a lightly used Pixel off eBay (when the new generation drops) and have had great success.

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    10 days ago

    I bought my current phone for equivalent of 150 USD this year. I flashed lineage os immediately and without bloatware it is running pretty smooth. I am pretty happy with it.

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    10 days ago

    I’ve been on the pixel A train the past few years, and wait until they offer me >$300 for a trade in. I got a 3A for I think ~$300 or so in 2020, and a 6A for $150 in 2022. Almost jumped to an 8a which would have been like $200 I think but there’s no reason to really besides shiny new toy so I’m holding out for another year or two in hopes a 4a-style size reduction comes again

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    10 days ago

    I wait for a good discount (because they always come eventually) and buy the flagship. I’m too embarassed to give the figure based on the other answers here, though. I’ve just always had bad experiences with the lower end that when looking over a long period, I’ve barely saved, since I’d had to upgrade it more often. I guess I haven’t given the lower end a chance for about 12 years, so things might have changed.

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      10 days ago

      Same, paying more for something that will last longer and be a better experience during that time is worth it.

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    I buy strictly second hand and spend around 70€, never more than 100€. Life is good a few generations behind, the phones I get are still absolutely adequate to daily drive. I use LineageOS with mostly open source apps, no games, no google. I have a Pixel 4a at the moment, the camera is more than enough to keep some memories. My phone is rather a sturdy tool than a toy and status symbol, I really like it like that!

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      9 days ago

      Impressive to still use a Pixel 4a today!

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      10 days ago

      I do this too but aim for 150 max. I use them until the wheels fall off usually. Current one is 6 years old while the previous one I had for 10 years and I bought that one second hand too😄. Better for your wallet and the environment.

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      9 days ago

      Interesting, what is your current phone?

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    I would never spend over A$1000 (~US$675) on a phone unless Fairphone started selling here in Australia. I would pay more for their phones for ethical reasons and because their support period is so long. I always buy second-hand these days so that tends to lower the price significantly.

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    10 days ago

    Historically max $100. Recently had to go to $180 for a Pixel.

    I refuse to pay more than $200

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      10 days ago

      I’ve had good luck with that in the past. I search ebay for the phone with the word “mint” and buy phones that are indistinguishable from new other than price.

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    10 days ago

    About $200 for a used flagship from a couple years ago. I currently have a oneplus 9 I bought used last year and it’s completely fine, there’s nothing important I’m missing from any higher end phone

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    Price is not the only factor for me: deGoogled is priority number one, and repairability is not far behind.

    With that in mind, I’d pay a lot of money for a rather average phone because that’s exactly what I got: yesterday’s phone at today’s price. But I got what I wanted and I’m happy with it. So the price was right.

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    10 days ago

    Usually stick to 200-250€, maybe 300€ if it’s a really nice deal. (Price for new, unlocked and without subsidizing.)

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      Same here, gets you an adequate phone which will last me at least 3 to 4 years. (I usually have to buy new because I broke the old one through my own fault)