What Do You Think of “Tiers” in Smartphone Releases (Premium, Plus, Pro, etc)?

What Do You Think of “Tiers” in Smartphone Releases (Premium, Plus, Pro, etc)?

One of the predominant themes in phone launches in 2016 so far is the existence of multiple variations of the same phone, launched at the same time. These tiers of devices often go by adding a “Plus” to their name, but can extend to “Premium” and “Pro”  as well.

The trend in Android started off with OEMs differing the variants with CPU clock speed, and marginal amounts of RAM and storage. But as we inch towards the second half of 2016, OEMs are adding features over and above the base variants, or stripping down the base variant at the expense of differentiation depending on your point of view. So we ask:

What do you think about phone tiers? Do you think manufacturers are watering down the base variants of the device in favor of their Plus brethren? Or do you believe that more choice is always needed within the same phone?

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]