Until a few years ago, the 250 euros were the barrier that should never be exceeded if we wanted to get a mid-range mobile phone. In those times, The truth is that these were quite basic terminals , with a sufficient performance, to dry, and without great pretensions.
Today, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between ranges , and even more if we find “average ranges” from 200 to 500 euros. Today, we tell you if it is worth or not worth this new mid-range, and the reason for its high price.
The “premium mid-range” arises as a response to the high-end terminals, whose prices do not stop rising, and have easily surpassed the barrier of 1,000 euros. There are many defenders of the mid-point, who do not want to pay the 4 figures, nor settle for a terminal of 200 euros.
Terminals likeor the, are clear examples that for less than 400 euros you can have a practically high-end experience , although they do not become so.
When we pay 300 or 400 euros for a phone, we usually have processors above average, quite premium finishes, and above all a photo camera at height . Historically, the middle range has had a camera too mediocre, and today, thanks to these high-priced medium range, we have cameras with a very good level.
Yes, we would all like the mid-range to continue costing 200 euros, but it is simply impossible to offer terminals of such high performance at a more adjusted price . Therefore, despite the fact that for 100 or 200 euros more we have alternatives such as OnePlus mobiles or the high range of last year – Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, Huawei P10 -, we understand that this new average range of 400 euros, is quite attractive for users who want a new mobile, but effective in virtually all aspects.
This has only just begun, and that is the high range will continue with current prices, or higher , so manufacturers will continue to offer increasingly expensive mid-range terminals. It is not clear to us how far this will go, and that is that we understand that many users consider it excessive to pay so much money for terminals that are not top of the range.
Nevertheless, it is logical that if a price range goes up, all the others go up , since the improvements are notorious with respect to what we were a few years ago. Today, any mid-range terminal can be quite long lived, move all kinds of games, take pictures of level … something unthinkable a couple of years ago.
As always, it is up to the user to decide whether or not it is worth spending so much money on the new mid-range, so we would like to know your opinion about the current prices of smartphones , and if you yearn for that time in which the 200/250 euros were the limit to buy a mid range phone .