What makes a high-end phone different from a low-end one?
Smartphones occupy a wide gamut of categories, where each one caters to specific users. However, there are two segments, in particular, that dominate and cover the majority of the landscape – the high-end and low-end. For the longest of time, most consumers perceived low-end phones as those being sold by carriers for “free” with a 2-year agreement. Conversely, most high-end phones were customarily attached with $200 on-contract prices. With the recent movement in the wireless industry, phones are now sold either in full without any subsidies, or placed on some sort of installation payment.