Can a Cheap 2020 Smartphone beat a 2018 Flagship?

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Before the wave of upcoming Flagship Smartphones (Samsung Galaxy Note 20, iPhone 12 Pro, Pixel 5, ASUS ROG Phone 3, etc), let's try to answer the age old question - Does a modern midrange phone, beat an older flagship phone? Subscribe for more content (IT'S FREE) :
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  • Also, the A71 is getting 3 years updates

    zaftrazaftra5 minuuttia sitten
  • This is slightly misleading, the galaxy note 9 was release 9th august 2018 and the Galaxy a17 was release 17 jan 2020; so you are comparing phones only 1 year 5 months apart, not two years; this up loaded jul 2020, prices would have probably been significantly more different from the release date of the a71 by then.

    zaftrazaftra15 minuuttia sitten
  • U see my friend just got a Samsung A51 and for MYR1100 it doesn’t even have 1080 60fps recording. Like I wouldn’t expect 4K 60 but having no 1080 60 in 2021 is just dumbass. For the same price u can easily get an iPhone 8 with 256gb. Nowadays used flagship phones are more worth it than they used to When I was still in school I got an iPhone 4 for MYR250, while market price was around MYR320. It was 6 years old at that time and we all know that shit couldn’t run iOS 7 well. But I got an iPhone SE last year for MYR300 (which I no longer use. I currently daily an iPhone X) and that shit was blazing fast. Of course go to anyone and people would argue that new midrange phones are relatively faster than older flagships and a used flagship could run you into malfunctioning parts. My first used iPhone X had flash and gps issues. I got it replaced within its warranty period and im fine. I used to use an oppo F7 and I would say the overall experience was rather disastrous... u see within the first year, its charging cable and headphone cables got brittle and I had to dispose them both. Not only that. I don’t know is it a mid range oppo thing, but the headphones I got produced rather ear drum hurting audio than what I would say a decent day to day headphones. It’s as if oppo doesn’t see the importance of my ears. Ok never mind about that. My oppo was god damn it slow before I got android 9. It was ok on android 9 but when it came to android 10, my phone became completely unusable due to android 10 being resource intensive and my oppo became obsolete from that moment onwards. Charging was also slow and my battery drains out seriously after android 10. FIstream is ok but try playing games with it. Yes it does use a lot of battery and for some instances my game throttles and that’s quite a bummer cuz My oppo isn’t even like idk, 5 years old? It is no wonder more people in my country at least are going for iPhones more than before due to the fact that iPhones won’t go outdated as quick as androids do. For me people who buy android phones are really rich because it seems as if they upgrade their devices every 2 to 3 years. That’s people who buy midrange phones. Such people are also immune to poor resale value cuz my oppo which I got it for MYR1,400 back then only fetches MYR300 this year. I get it is already 3 years old but I guess these phones, they already start to depreciate the moment they are being parked in the Oppo concept store. Seriously I wished I could see bad days coming because when my oppo was new it felt present proof but I never thought much of whether it would be future proof. Turns out that if apple used to purposely get people to buy their new devices by slowing older ones down, i would say midrange phones are probably preplanned for these obsolescences too. Such mockery in consumer world.

    Andre NgAndre NgTunti sitten
  • I just went from Iphone 6S to the A71... can't say I prefer the metallic frame, the fact is actually love how lightweight it feels. I believe some "features" are just focused on subjective stuff that sell but doesn't make it better, costly or premium? yes perhaps.

    Arp OdysseyArp OdysseyTunti sitten
  • If you want to buy an old flagship phone, i wouldn't recommend buying, except for: iPhones Fairphones nokias google pixels but if you want to install a custom ROM i DON'T recomment iPhones

    SaikoroSaikoroTunti sitten
  • OnePlus 8 vs 7T Pro? Which should I go for? They're the same price.

    S DS D5 tuntia sitten
  • samsung mid-rangers are terrible

    Khaled AlomariKhaled Alomari9 tuntia sitten
  • Tl;dr you get more specs and features with older flagships, but less longevity with the battery and software support

    benben19 tuntia sitten
  • If your in the UK just buy an old phone from cex can't beat there 2 year warranty

    Harley NorrisHarley Norris21 tunti sitten
  • I think it comes down to the software updates. You can get more longevity out of the mid-range phone than an old flagship.

    RoooRooo22 tuntia sitten
    • Yes but if you buy a Google Pixel 4(XL) or 1+ 7(T)(Pro) you will still get a bunch of software updates

      JonamannJonamann7 tuntia sitten
  • What a great video goddammit

    Manny PonceManny PoncePäivä sitten
  • Title says cheap 2020 smartphone but it's actually mid-rangers.

    poinguanpoinguanPäivä sitten
  • Nailed it ..I always upgrade or its seems that I do every 2 ya still like my Note 9 but I do want the s21 ultra

    Tucker TTucker TPäivä sitten
  • Me: *laughs in J series*

    EzellyEzellyPäivä sitten
  • And the winner is the OnePlus 7 prooo!!!!!!

    TNT SavageTNT SavagePäivä sitten
  • I got a older flagship

    Xillest FadeXillest FadePäivä sitten
  • Good quastion

    Felipe H craftgamerFelipe H craftgamerPäivä sitten
  • Older flagship are beter. I have Note 9 and its better then chipper phone in this moment.

    Jacek ŚwiderskiJacek ŚwiderskiPäivä sitten
  • such a fun video

    Daksh SarohaDaksh SarohaPäivä sitten
  • Imagine wasting 400€ to make calls, send messages and use the internet

    No Channel here.No Channel here.2 päivää sitten
  • Where does flagship loses its charm is obviously battery life........

    Commander NOYANCommander NOYAN2 päivää sitten
  • My dad still using his Samsung note 4 till today. Only a few time in 2017 the battery almost died & cannot charge. He just left it there. After few days the battery back to normal & still kicking till now. Badass flagship phone that note 4

    CarnageCarnage2 päivää sitten
  • I bought an s20 for 500 yesterday, I really think this is a good deal, I've never been so blown away by the quality of a phone.

    EdgematicEdgematic2 päivää sitten
  • Images from the modern mid-ranges are all oversharpened crap.

    Oddix GamesOddix Games2 päivää sitten
  • Wait, you got 1M+ subs in 6 months? Wow, impressive

    Oddix GamesOddix Games2 päivää sitten
  • My €250 last years phone was lightyears ahead of the 2 year old fflagship phone I bought 5 years ago in just about every aspect. That's the fun in doing long with phones.

    MrAronymousMrAronymous3 päivää sitten
  • im rocking with note9 and oh boi! dont buy it especially the exynos

    Heero YuyHeero Yuy3 päivää sitten
  • Oppo is waste phone 😂

    Àrjun RajÀrjun Raj3 päivää sitten
    • Agree

      ZakeNapsZakeNaps16 tuntia sitten
  • This channel & DIY perks are my favourite for presenters of quality video with a good voice.

    Ben LeeBen Lee3 päivää sitten
  • I'm currently happy with my stylo6

    Jirou LiergeJirou Lierge3 päivää sitten
  • I want a new phone but I'm torn between one plus 8 pro and what I'm used to which is the note series of phone I'm still using a note 4 but it's starting to fail I wanna be able to make me me and do art on and take videos and pictures on and I want the features of the note 10 and 20 and 8 pro

    parody 404parody 4043 päivää sitten
  • You speak so beautifully and so calming to listen to

    Rob lebergetRob leberget3 päivää sitten
  • MrWhoseTheBosd: Get a older flagship over a new mid range phone Me:Hmmmmm.... iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone 3G Also Me: (picks iPhone 3G)

    SyrupSyrusSyrupSyrus3 päivää sitten
  • I spent $899 (was $1299) on last generation Galaxy Note 10+ still factory sealed from JB Hi-Fi yesterday and never once did i 2nd question my purchase. And it will be my daily driver phone for the foreseeable future until the next upgrade in 2023-2024 when its warranty expires.

    Tutankhamun1333Tutankhamun13334 päivää sitten
  • Me with a 200$ phone : hmmmm interesting

    Yash ManiyarYash Maniyar4 päivää sitten
  • Popl

    Cyan The StickmanCyan The Stickman4 päivää sitten
  • God bless America

    Getsemani VegaGetsemani Vega4 päivää sitten
  • MrWhosTheBalls. U cant comment on android cause u are an apple user

    Alex ArmaniAlex Armani4 päivää sitten
  • LG V60 new flagship for about 400$

    Josue CruzJosue Cruz4 päivää sitten
  • I always buy previous gen flagships , they are very good for their price.

    misterPAINMAKERmisterPAINMAKER4 päivää sitten
  • Mate 20 pro is better than any flagships 2018 and also better than all mid range 2020 phones state january 2021 and for what price you get this phone too cheap most likely

    Edi MujicEdi Mujic4 päivää sitten
  • Aron: get a lot of stuff in the box 2021: not on my watch u dont

    Imagio FrancisImagio Francis4 päivää sitten
  • Thanx for the lesson I got A+😂😂

    Amal TouggantAmal Touggant4 päivää sitten
  • The reason why I buy mid range phones is that 1. I dont have to worry too much for it breaking 2. I dont draw too much attention 3. I dont really need it 4. I pay less and I get a new phone 5. If I loose it chances are a cheaper phone would more likely get turned into a lost and found than a current or older flagship phone

    Sean GodleySean Godley4 päivää sitten
  • Since you made 5million subscribers before the end of 2020 (including me), can you please send me one of those old flagships? I'll really appreciate it. Thanks.

    Charles MartinsCharles Martins5 päivää sitten
  • Your content is TOP NOTCH!! - Greetings from Greece! As for me, I would buy a 2018 Flagship rather than a 2020 midranger! 😉

    Periklis DosisPeriklis Dosis5 päivää sitten
  • Damn, imagine having 400 dollars for a phone

    Yesn'tYesn't5 päivää sitten
    • @Yerick C, nice but you don't need to flex

      Valerie SoulValerie SoulPäivä sitten
    • @Yerick C nice

      AlbaderAlbader3 päivää sitten
    • @Albader me who pre ordered the s21+ 😎🤩

      Yerick CYerick C3 päivää sitten
    • Me with my A71 that i got for 400$: couldn't imagine 🙄

      AlbaderAlbader3 päivää sitten
  • 👏👍

    ManHon LeeManHon Lee5 päivää sitten
  • I would pick note any day over whatever else crap you throw at me.. I have Note 8 and I literally torture it, opening shit loads of apps and new pages ... it is holding like a freaking soldier.. I have nothing more to require from it.. 10/10

    Марио ПетровМарио Петров5 päivää sitten
  • Should've just gotten an Huawei Mate 20 (pro) for this video. That has an 7nm chip that vastly outperforms the Snapdragon 845.

    CloutClout5 päivää sitten
  • 2020 flagship killers are the way to go K30 ultra, realme 6 pro and OnePlus Nord are easily the best

    Cameron SmallCameron Small5 päivää sitten
  • i want to slap some boomers who think their a71 is better then my note 8 like STFU u plastic holding peasant look at the difference in quality

    SalmanSalman5 päivää sitten
  • Informative video, that's what I did and bought awesome Poco F1 and my friend bought OnePlus 7 at same time and right now he's using that OnePlus and I have sold mine 😭.

    MH hocaneMH hocane5 päivää sitten
  • what about iPhone SE 2020 it's only $400

    Kavin RaviKavin Ravi5 päivää sitten
  • Did u say "cheap" ??

    xero 2127xero 21276 päivää sitten
  • You forgot to mention another old flagship pro. Its way easier to find better quality accessories and such and are way easier to find at lower prices too. Even things like tutorials on the internet and those kind of things are easier to find.

    Eytan OmerEytan Omer6 päivää sitten
  • If you have an older flagship, you might benefit from LOS (unless got android11 already, eg. Pixels)

    piotr Stelmaszekpiotr Stelmaszek6 päivää sitten
  • In short the 1970 Mustang is COOL, but be practical and get a Honda Civic boys

    Reinhart AlvaroReinhart Alvaro6 päivää sitten
  • Im watching this video with my Samsung j6 2018.... Bruh... 2018....

    yamawaru1998yamawaru19986 päivää sitten
  • 3:54 Five million subscribers present day 6.23

    JJRWJJRW6 päivää sitten
  • problem is these old flagship phones are still more expensive. Unless you are buying a used or "renewed" phone. I couldn't find a decent flagship from 2018 under 500 before tax. the note 9 I ordered, for 400, was good at first , but there were noticeable chips and marks on the outer edges nbd. However the amoled screen went out within a week of use. which is common for these older amoled phones that are used or "renewed". in all honesty for the price and performance, you are much safer going with a NEW mid range than an OLD flagship. This is coming from my personal experience, so maybe don't take it to seriously but consider it, at the very least

    TaylorTaylor6 päivää sitten
  • Apple sells more older phones than anyone else. People do not seem to care as long as it has an Apple logo on it.

    Yusuf ImranYusuf Imran6 päivää sitten
    • Their iPhone s6 plus are still being updated.

      zaftrazaftra13 minuuttia sitten
    • According to Arun himself, iPhones do tend to last longer than Androids, surprisingly enough, so with this in mind it might make sense.

      mihan2dmihan2d13 tuntia sitten
  • Lets gather here fellow note 9 users 😊

    Player117326109Player1173261096 päivää sitten
  • I think mid rangers are the better deal than flagships

    Rick ShubRick Shub6 päivää sitten
  • It could if it run on miui fedup eith poco f1😞

    Muhammed FariqueMuhammed Farique6 päivää sitten
  • What happened to realme x2 pro

    మారౌతు తేజమారౌతు తేజ6 päivää sitten
  • You gave a point for the unboxing experience and accessories to the older used ebay phone that probably wont come with half the accessories or even a box. Also it probably has a scratched up screen with a battery that wont hold a charge. And why was "warranty" not a catagory??? Do I detect a hint of bias???

    Larry JacksonLarry Jackson6 päivää sitten
  • I bought a used 2020 flagship. Got it for half price, which is a lot cheaper.

    LitesparkLitespark6 päivää sitten
  • A71 gang

    Jānis DūrītisJānis Dūrītis6 päivää sitten
  • I had a note 9.. it was a solid phone.

    Big MacBig Mac6 päivää sitten
  • The update though. Do they support for the same number of years?

    Syairazi HaziqSyairazi Haziq7 päivää sitten
  • Now I realized how important this video is

    Name LyName Ly7 päivää sitten
  • The 4th camera is a depth sensor for better blurring information. Lets not bother comparing selfies shall we? DRAAAAW. Ok then

    oKOMAPooKOMAPo7 päivää sitten
  • I like to watch things I cannot afford

    Isak LalremruataIsak Lalremruata7 päivää sitten
  • Let's see,who watch this in 2021 January

    Isak LalremruataIsak Lalremruata7 päivää sitten
  • Am I missing something? In all the pictures it always looked better for the flagship phones, less grainy and noisy. Sure in the Note9 vs A71 the dinamic range was better for the A71 but overall the picture was of higher quality in the Note9 with less ISO, in the Oppo picture I noticed exactly the oposite of what he said and the X2 Lite picture looked like it had a higher ISO (and noise) and the contras and saturation is too high.

    Anónimo soyAnónimo soy7 päivää sitten
  • He didn't say what his final verdict was, but he scored older flagship 4 and new midrangr as 3. So old flagship it is.

    Nathaniel GarciaNathaniel Garcia7 päivää sitten
  • You get less suff in the box now

    Tony_rd1Tony_rd17 päivää sitten
  • I spent 200 on my samsung a51 at Walmart. 128gb, 32mp self cam, quad lense 48mp main cam, two quad core professors 2.3gz and 1.7 I think. Its insane I am so happy I can get that much these days for that price. Brand new not even used.

    justinthorjustinthor7 päivää sitten
  • As for me i always go with the slightly old Flagship phones

    Waleed KhalidWaleed Khalid7 päivää sitten
  • iPhone 12 comes out Finally, I can buy iPhone 3G

    IsmailIsmail8 päivää sitten
  • I don't like knotches so I will buy a mid range

    perry the platipusperry the platipus8 päivää sitten
  • That sucks, only 1-2 years of support for most Android phones. For that reason alone you should just buy an iPhone. The last iPhone to be unsupported was the 5s from 2013 and it lasted 6 straight years. Pathetic Android

    James DesjarlaisJames Desjarlais8 päivää sitten
  • 400$? Just go for mi 10t 5g. Ive bought mine yesterday for 390$. Cheapest phone for a monster processor snapdragon 865

    NafetsNafets8 päivää sitten
  • i have s9+ and it may be old but i love this device, it has good camera, great screen and it fucking works and honestly as long this works i will keep it.

    A. N.A. N.8 päivää sitten
  • My dad has a 2 yr old Note 9 and he still uses it to this day

    Mufaddal BajwaMufaddal Bajwa8 päivää sitten
  • about the warranty: honestly, i compare phones to cars in a lot of things, the only difference being that cars last longer in general. I made the mistake 4 months ago of, for the first time being "reasonable" and "smarter" and buying a lightly used, fairly new car with warranty and all that for about 15 grand. I like the car but ive genuinly only regretted it so far. Selling this one after x amount of miles and time is gonna loose me waaaay more money than selling an older one. I cant do as much custom stuff to it because of the warranty. There isnt as much known about it in terms of long term stuff. value for money is just worse, disregarding some of the tech-y stuff thats just not needed. If i spent a third of the money and bought a 10 year old, way nicer car, all of that wouldnt be an issue and because it would be a more luxurious car for less or at worst, the same money, i probably wouldnt loose any of the tech besides maybe android auto or something like that, which i personally dont even need or if i would, could retrofit, and probably would GAIN luxury and comfort because again, older but higher class car. Same deal with the phones, besides the resell value.

    NazimelonNazimelon8 päivää sitten
  • 4:13 wtf r u saying?

    Dangamer TopDangamer Top8 päivää sitten
  • You forgot to mention the die shrink and memory speeds advantages, and the plastic part and unboxing is a matter of taste, but great video.

    xwatchidxwatchid8 päivää sitten
  • Good video information excellent. . basically but new mid range not old flagship problems on the horizon basically

    Allan GreenleyAllan Greenley8 päivää sitten
  • I've Samsung Galaxy A71 😂

    Marco RezzoliMarco Rezzoli8 päivää sitten
  • You have to do it with IPhones and android phones

    HihalloHihallo8 päivää sitten
  • Jan 2021 now and still using the KING NOTE 9

    Junior BarraJunior Barra8 päivää sitten
  • Mid range would never beat a flagship phone .. Say S7 edge vs Remi note 8 or Note 9. Equivalent in speed power etc but no wireless charging and Amoleds !

    Muhammad FaizanMuhammad Faizan8 päivää sitten
    • @Syairazi Haziq yes but Flagship phones after 2k15 were very powerful, still can beat like 75% of the phones easily and the Wireless charging features and Amoled is the plus point.

      Muhammad FaizanMuhammad Faizan6 päivää sitten
    • Depends on the years I guess.

      Syairazi HaziqSyairazi Haziq7 päivää sitten
  • 2019 Iphone 11 pro 😅

    Gsm TipsGsm Tips9 päivää sitten
  • I need to mention that note 9 has burn amoled after a year and 80% has that. I went to samsung store and they quoted me 200usd for a fix=_=

    seagate lohseagate loh9 päivää sitten
    • @KarlynG I just went to samsung last week and still have the quotation with me. They mentioned it is beyond repair but I can live with the shadow. It's like a wide known problem for note 9 here.

      seagate lohseagate loh8 päivää sitten
    • You sure? I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Now but before that I was using a Galaxy note 4 in 2020 (6 years old) And The display was always fine. If that was with a 2014 phone then a 2018 phone must be say better in that aspect, right?

      KarlynGKarlynG9 päivää sitten
  • Software updates is the main show

    Chai ManChai Man9 päivää sitten
  • May be this is the reason why MI5 takes better photos than other newer Redmi

    Bharadwaj P SBharadwaj P S9 päivää sitten
  • I just can’t understand why anyone wants a glass phone?

    B LB L9 päivää sitten
  • Old flagship >>>>> New midrange. Every time I had the option to choose for one of both for someone in my family, the old flagship was always the better pick. Only the higher quality materials, better display and OIS makes up for the extra battery life and updates, you can always update it with custom roms (no bloatware though)

    c0ldw1ndc0ldw1nd9 päivää sitten