Regardless of whether you’re looking for the newest and latest Android phone or just trying to get a leg up on your iPhone-using friends, it’s hard to know which tier is best for you. Our guide will help clarify the different tiers and what they mean for your needs.
Tier 1: Flagship devices from Samsung, LG, HTC and Google are usually considered Tier 1 because they offer top-notch specs in an easy-to-use package. These phones have powerful processors and lots of RAM to handle heavy multitasking. The downside? They also cost more than any other tier!
Tier II: Next up, you have the Tier II devices. These phones are usually cheaper and less powerful than their Tier I counterparts, but they still offer a decent set of specifications for an affordable price point. You’re getting into your budget-friendly territory here, with some models costing as low as $200 on contract. The downside? You won’t be playing Asphalt Nitro anytime soon!
Tier III: If you’re looking to save every penny possible without comprimising quality or performance in any way shape or form, this is where you should stop and take a look at these phones that fall under the “cheap” category (read: anything under Rs 9000). Here’s what I mean by cheap – while they may not be as snappy and powerful as their Tier II counterparts, these devices are still capable of playing your favourite games and running heavy applications without any hiccups.
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Tier IV: This is where you start getting into the territory of budget smartphones that have no business being called “cheap.” If I were to place them on a spectrum with top end phones at one end (with prices ranging upwards from Rs 35000) and bottom end ones at the other, they would land somewhere in between the two extremes. These phones don’t offer much by way of specifications or features but for those who are looking for an entry level device to browse social media apps and nothing more, they can do just fine!
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Tier III: These are the devices you might consider if you’re looking for a decent phone that will last at least two years and can do everything most people need their smartphones to do without any fuss. They may not be as loaded with features or have all the bells and whistles, but they’re more than adequate enough for your needs. If I had to place them on a spectrum of cheap phones vs expensive phones, Tier III would fall in between those two extremes. A good example is Samsung’s Galaxy J series which starts from Rs 15000 onwards (approximately).
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The difference lies mainly in what type of user each device was designed for. Phones like these are great for people who don’t demand an excessive amount from their devices and just want a basic smartphone.
Tier II: The Tier II phones are the ones you might consider if your budget is on the higher end or if you’re looking for more of a flagship phone but still not as expensive as some of Samsung’s Galaxy series smartphones, which can cost upwards to Rs 200000 (approximately).
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The phones in this tier are usually released by the manufacturers to offer users more power and features than the Tier I “budget” devices, but without taking away from their affordability.
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Tier III: The final category of Android smartphones is called “flagship.” These are typically very expensive and feature top notch specifications and design as well as a strong focus on new software updates.
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This ranges anywhere between Rs 400000 (approximately) for an iPhone XS to upwards of Rs 800000 (approximately) for a Galaxy S20e or a Huawei P30 Pro!
Most people will find themselves somewhere between these two extremes. A good example is Samsung’s S20e, which is priced at Rs 2530000 (approximately).
Tier IV: The last category of Android smartphones on this list are called “super premium.” These devices usually feature the same high end specifications and design as Tier III flagships, but they come with a higher price tag.
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This ranges anywhere between Rs 500000 (approximately) for an iPhone XS to upwards of Rs 900000 (approximately) for a Galaxy S20e or a Huawei P30 Pro! This is due to their unique features and increased popularity.
Most people will find themselves somewhere in the middle here too – A good example can be Samsung’s new flagship device that was announced just yesterday: They