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We Help A Listener Choose a New Phone

Billy in Bayou La Batre, Alabama asked us what phone he should buy

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Billy asked: “I was trying to figure out, what’s the best new cell phone. There’s so many of them and I want to get a new one. maybe someone can tell me the best one to buy.”


Billy, it’s hard to pick a best exactly, it’s a very subjective thing. Having said that, if you don’t mind spending the money, you can’t really go wrong with any of the flagships.

If you prefer the “regular size,” the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google’s Pixel 2, or the iPhone 8 will all cost you less.

If you like larger screens, the Samsung Note 8, the Google Pixel 2 XL or the iPhone X or 8 Plus should all have plenty of power and plenty of screen real estate. They will all cost you a significant amount of money, with the iPhone X going for $1000 and the Note 8 following with a $950 price tag, the Pixel 2 XL goes for $850, with the iPhone 8 Plus costing $800.

If you prefer the “regular size,” the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google’s Pixel 2, or the iPhone 8 will all cost you less. Samsung is leading with the highest price here, the S8 costs $725 on their website, the iPhone 8 is close behind at $700, and the new Pixel 2 manages to look cheap at $650, which is a little crazy.

If you don’t need the latest, previous generation phones may not be a bad deal. Phone updates are not revolutionary these days, they’re small evolutionary steps that add up over time. Buying an older version will probably save you at least $100, and the phone itself may not be that different.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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