The secret of a good buy is to plan it. As we all know, there is a huge variety of specifications and brands, however, we need to rank our priorities. If you like photography, for example, find among the top line most interesting options.
Water protection, biometric or heart rate sensor: do you need or care about these features on a smartphone? If so, be aware that in the average range you can find devices for less than 1,500 reais and were launched between 2015 and 2016 with these features, such as the Lenovo Vibe A7010.
Remember: The fact that the device runs on a less recent OS is not a problem. There are older versions of Android, like KitKat 4.4.4, for example, that run very well and I won't lose app support anytime soon.
On the other hand, more advanced users may prefer devices with the update schedule already closed, as this facilitates the installation of custom ROMs. In this case, driver support and the range of stable status ROMs may be greater.
About 3 months ago, we ran a poll on the site to find out what our readers' choice would be considering a short budget. Between the old high-end and mid-year, 71% of our readers chose an "ex-high end" as the best option. Of course, this had a greater weight of choice: the price.
We all know that the price of a device is updated after 3 months of its release and is usually readjusted to minus. As an example, I will use Moto X 2014 and Moto G 2015 to buy the cost benefit between both devices.
Check out a timeline with the average values ??of each smartphone:
First market readjustment
Current average price
Motorola Moto X 2014
R $ 1,499.00
R $ 1,196.00
R $ 1,299.00
Motorola Moto G 2015 (2GB RAM)
R $ 979.00
R $ 1,129.00
R $ 1,419.00
As we can see, both smartphones had their average values ??readjusted since the launching period. Thus, we can conclude, at least for the price, that Moto X launched in 2014 is more advantageous than Moto G 2015.