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Best Value for Smartphones

If you're all about getting the most out of your investments, this is the place. From all the Smartphones I've indexed, those currently have the best balance between power, affordability and durability.

If you can't invest this much, scroll down to the budget section for best value at below-average prices.

For more details on the differences between the best Discounts, best Deals and best Value palmarès and which is best for you, feel free to give Sales Shopping vs. Value Shopping a read.

Best bang for the buck across the board $536 - $1313

The following smartphones offer the best value. Value is determined by balancing 3 main considerations:

  • how much it costs
  • how powerful it is
  • how long it will likely last

Best bang for the buck under $900

Need something cheaper? No worries, here are the best performing options for smartphones priced below average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

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Smartphones can also be compared based on the following characteristics:

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This list fluctuates constantly as I add new devices, retire old ones or when they go on sale so go ahead: bookmark this page and come back often.