Every year, new smartphones improve while also becoming more affordable. For about $400, you now have two options: buy a mid-range phone that is less expensive or buy a top-tier flagship from just a few years ago. To help you decide which option is better, Tekkys is going to tell you, we have three new smartphone models: the Samsung Galaxy A53e, Oppo Find X5 Lite, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 1 Pro. All of these models are currently on sale. These are compared to the 2022 flagships from the same companies, the Samsung galaxy s20 ultra pro, the oppo finds x2 pro, and the Xiaomi mi 10 pros marked in red, which have all now decreased in price and can be purchased for the same 350$ to 450$. I'll put a small green sticker on each just so you can keep track of them. We’ve got 10 categories to test. Let's see how far technology has really come. The first experience you have when you buy something is unboxing, and there isn't really a clear winner for this because every company just does things differently. For example, If we consider mid-range phones, the Samsung a53 is a drab experience—you get the phone and that's about it—with no case, no charger, and just a cable, whereas the Apple Find X5 Light, which is in the same price. You get a nice, high-quality case, a cable in addition to a quick, 65-watt charger, and the Xiamio goes even further by substituting that charger for a 120-watt brick. This is insane because you would foresee having to pay $50 for just one of these items, but we would argue that the flagship models have a premium feel to them.
Unlike the mid-rangers utilitarian approach, the unpacking experiences were created to delight customers. We'll give the unpacking experience a draw because you might not necessarily be getting more items than you would on average, but the flagships do have one obvious advantage straight away: the build quality. This is because every year, processors and cameras get better. The new smartphones have a significant advantage in these categories due to the yearly software improvements, but in terms of the quality of raw product, plastic is still plastic, even though I'm happy that inexpensive phones are now getting the matte finish treatment. The plastic doesn't give you the premium assurance you get from the dense glass and soft leather seen on higher-end handsets, so whether it's on the entire back of the phone, as with the Samsung and the oppo, or just the side rails, like the plastic doesn't offer, you can still feel the cheapness of the material today. Advanced devices frequently. Upper-end devices often have glass and soft leather. not to mention the clicker button and sharper vibrations of the flagship models. I don't genuinely believe it would be more expensive to cover the back of the phone with a layer of toughened glass. It will set a corporation back about $3. The majority of the companies who produce budget phones sell them for more, making them profitable for each unit. As a result, those companies have a strong incentive to purposely avoid making the lower smartphones feel luxurious. We'll award the flagships with this point, but keep in mind that even though plastic feels cheap, it's not a poor material. It's light, it doesn't interfere with signals, and it's rather resistant to shuttering, so I wouldn't discount a gadget just because it was made of plastic.
Flagships we have mid-range devices that pose as flagships, as well as foldable, rollable, tiny, and enormous phones. Thus, Tekkys will simply lay down in its current state. The best phones for each of the seven main user types will be displayed, followed by the greatest phones overall for the current year, and finally, the worst phone will be publicly shamed. So, for those of you who really respect the appearance and feel of the smartphone, let's start with design-conscious users. The year 2022 has been fantastic, and we love how Samsung improved the s21 ultra with the s22 ultra.
We're the kind of folks who are prepared to take a chance if it means we might get better features, but we'd guess that the vast majority of people prioritize screen quality and camera quality above everything else.