It is a well-known fact that the more features and latest components a smartphone has, the higher its price will be. That is why flagship phones that offer the latest and greatest specs usually cost a bomb. However, we’ve seen OEMs like Xiaomi, Realme, Poco, and many others offer great phones at much cheaper prices by shedding some flagship-grade features without making huge compromises.
Even Samsung got on board with this approach by skipping things like expandable storage and bundled chargers to bring down the price of its Galaxy S21 lineup this year. In fact, the vanilla Galaxy S21 downgraded to a plastic shell, a lower resolution display, and 4GB less RAM (on the 256GB storage version) to come in almost $200 cheaper than its predecessor.
In that spirit, we wanted to ask you, our readers, what are some smartphone features you would give up to get your phone for a lower price. Our list includes a wide selection, but you can only pick one feature that you can absolutely trade off for a cheaper phone.
Which smartphone features are you willing to give up for a lower price?
Vote in our poll above and let us know in the comments section what you think of giving up certain features to get a phone at a lower price.