What Do You Look For in a Hardware Upgrade?

What Do You Look For in a Hardware Upgrade?

Early on in the days of Android, an upgrade mostly meant going from a lower specced device to a higher specced device, and by extension, moving on to a better Android experience with more power and features.

With the recent trend of affordable flagships bringing the better Android experience down into budget price ranges, an upgrade no longer is restricted to just better specs. New purchases don’t necessarily move forwards towards higher specs on paper, and several people find that mid-rangers these days are as good of an upgrade as a flagship. So we ask you,

What do you look for an upgrade? Do you move onto your next device based on how it ranks up on specs? Or do you make your decision on the pricing of the device? Do you have a certain brand loyalty, or even a bad experience, that skews your decision in either direction?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]