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When the smartphone wars first began there were clear differences in performance, camera technology and what each phone operating system could do. These days, with so much more miniaturized circuitry baked inside, massive processor speeds and internal memory, it is much more difficult to notice any measurable difference. Even the cameras; where once Apple reigned supreme with their iPhone digital camera technology, these days we measure differences in a handful of extra pixels or a different button configuration.
Despite the glaring similarities between devices Computer World tells us there are still some differences which make different phones the right choice for different people:
After all, mobile tech today is a totally different field than it was even just a few years ago — and now more than ever, there's little compelling reason, as an earth-dwelling human, to upgrade to a new phone every single year (or even every two years, if you plan wisely).
With that in mind, it's time to start thinking of phones in the same way we think about appliances — more of mundane multiyear investments than anything-goes one-off purchases. That means we need to look beyond a phone's superficial qualities and consider how it's likely to evolve over the course of time that we own it — and what that broader perspective reveals about the device's actual value to us.