Major brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony and others offer us Android phones at very steep prices, and people still buy notwithstanding. Some other players got smarter and started making Androids with relatively good specs, and selling them at ridiculously lesser prices.
We see brands like TECNO, Gionee, Innjoo, Infinix, Xiaomi etc, offering cheaper Android phones with very little difference in specs. This has led some folks to start comparing TECNOs and other cheaper priced phones to Samsung phones. You get to see Samsung VS TECNO comparisons on forums. All these arguments are made, ignorant of the reasons why these so called “premium phones” are highly priced.
Our people say “Khaki no be leather”. There are Androids, and then there are are Androids. Below are a few of the things you’re missing when you decide to go for value-for-money Android phones:
Faster, more efficient Processor performance.
That expensive Android phone you’re buying probably comes with a better Snapdragon or Qualcomm chipset, while the cheaper (value-for-money) Android comes with a MTK processor. The mobile gamers can tell us better. When you play the same heavily graphical HD game on two phones bearing these two different chips, the difference is clear. Operation is smoother with less lags.
Paying that extra money means you’re buying a better camera phone. I’ve earlier said that the true test of a camera is indoors or in dark places. The more expensive flagships perform way better than those value-for-money cheap phones. Compare the picture quality in dark places (with and without flash), the speed of capture, and the quality of the images. Na there you go know say Khaki no be leather .
Audio production and fidelity
When you shell out cash to buy that expensive HTC or Sony, you’re also buying high quality audio production. This is both with the external speakers, or with headphones/earphones plugged in. You’re definitely getting better all round sound production.
Despite all the hype, Gorilla Glass still holds its own. Yes; it cracks easily after a fall, but then, it is scratch-resistant. Most cheap droids come with plastic screens that might withstand falls but they’re vulnerable to easy scratching with any slight friction resulting from day-to-day use.
Display quality and Sunlight legibility
The more expensive Androids offer you brighter and sharper displays with very rich PPI and vivid colors (that is if such things matter to you). I’ve never seen a cheap droid you can use to read under sunlight unless you crank up the brightness to the highest. These are things you cannot get with value-for-money droids.
This point might sound trivial, but these are the subtle things that play a huge role in what we can do and achieve with our smartphones. We can choose to ignore them, but like it or not, the sensors are there to serve their various purposes. You not using them is to your own detriment. Most budget devices have just the accelerometer and proximity sensor. Meanwhile, a typical Samsung Galaxy S5 has: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, and heart rate sensors.
I believe that with these few points of mine, I’ve been able to convince you that “Beta Android soup, na money kill am”.