The Rationale Behind a Budget Phone
A number of people look at buying a phone as an Investment. Their thinking is: a phone is typically the most-used device. Plus, it will be used for at least a year — hence it makes sense to invest in a high-end phone that will not get obsolete as soon as you buy it.
Yes, high-end smartphones have tons of features, but we’ve seen that most people don’t use their smartphones to the fullest. For basic use that includes calls, SMS, Facebook and music, you don’t really need a full HD display. And if you’re not big on photography, you don’t need a 16MP camera with hundreds of settings. For this person, a budget phone is an ideal choice.
There might also be some people who think that spending too much on a phone is a waste. Combine this with planned obsolesence (new smartphones with new features are launched every few months, making older ones obsolete) that lures consumers to buy the latest device and you begin to see why budget smartphones are so popular.
Another reason for someone opting for a budget phone is if they already own a tablet. The large screen of the tablet is better for social networking, multimedia and reading. The phone is needed primarily for voice calls and text messaging — any budget phone is good enough for this.