Are smartphones too expensive? Here’s what you can buy for the same price

The biggest smartphone release season is almost upon us. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch, we’ll be treated to a long list of flagship smartphones in the second half of 2020. Of course, all of them come with a hefty price.

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Do you think smartphones are worth the exorbitant prices we pay for them (ignoring concept or first generation phones)? Let’s take the Galaxy S20 Ultra, for example. It is still a top of the line device with undoubtedly flagship specs and features, but is it worth the R31,000 you will still pay for it?

Let’s see what you can get for that same price. Do you think smartphones are too expensive? Let us know in the comments below.


“There are no two ways about it — the LG C9 OLED is the best TV we’ve seen in 2019, and it gets our top recommendation for 4K smart TVs. The design is inspiring, the smart functions intelligent and approachable, and the performance superb. If you want the best 4K TV on the market, this is it.” – Tom’s Guide

Canon EOS 90D

“With both fast bursts and high resolution, the Canon EOS 90D is one of the best crop sensor DSLRs on the market. It offers excellent speed, solid autofocus, and uncropped 4K wrapped in a comfortable body with stellar battery life.” – Digital Trends

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

“The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti launch has been rough. It’s not that people won’t like Raytracing and AI features like DLSS, no Sir. The problem is its price level as at 1200 bucks these cards are darn hard to justify seen from say the 1080 Ti. There are also issues with the launch availability and the problem that NVIDIA made the call to do it all at once, RTX 2070, 2080, 2080 Ti and on top of that a gazillion AIB card. All these facts combined probably made this one of the worst launches ever from NVIDIA. However, in these conclusions, we do need to step away from that conundrum that is haunting the RTX launch, as today we need to focus on the AIB product and what it brings to the table.” – Guru3D

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