Do you really need to spend 1000 francs or more on a new smartphone? Or is less than half of them enough to get a decent device?
The prices for smartphones of the highest segment have increased lately. For current flagships like iPhone X (1195 francs) or Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (1049 francs) you have to dig deep into your pocket. Then there are also luxury models such as the Huawei Mate RS in Porsche design (1999 francs).
But is it really necessary to spend as much money as you just want to have a smartphone for everyday life without using it as a status symbol at the same time? We clarify how much a good smartphone really should cost.
What do you need a smartphone for?
Before you buy a product, you must first ask yourself what it is used for. So of course with smartphones. If you want to view the timetable, especially WhatsAppen, or want to make a selfie for Instagram from time to time, an entry model is sufficient.
Cheap models here are Wiko View 2 and View 2 Pro (here in the Bluewin test) for respectively 200 and 270 francs. Anyone who wants to gamble on an established manufacturer and is willing to spend more can take a look at the Samsung Galaxy A8 (529 francs, here in the Bluewin test). Anyone who can tolerate mini-screens and two-year-old technology can shop with the iPhone SE for only 429 francs in the Apple ecosystem.