These are not just old phones. But they are actually old flagship phones that are still worth buying in 2020. Feeling budget-constrained in the holidays? Make sure to check our list.
Do you want to go on a shopping spree during the holidays but you’re tight on your budget? You don’t have to splurge your hard-earned cash on the latest iPhone 12, right? The truth is, there are old flagship phones that are still worthy to buy this holiday season.
Technology moves so fast! In fact, it’s so fast that we can’t keep up with the latest smartphone releases. However, we can always wait for the old flagship phones to drop their prices and buy them for a lot cheaper cost.
By the way, they’re still great devices that can function for most of our daily needs. But the best thing of all we can pick them up for a really big discount.
Sony Xperia XZ2 or XZ1 Compact
One of the favorite small compact phones before was Sony’s Compact. It features a powerful flagship model into the XZ2 Compact. Today, it’s still a good phone thanks to its powerful performance, good battery life, and an able camera.
If you’re looking for a smaller phone, but still offers strong performance the Sony Compact is a good choice. You can also try the Sony Xperia 10. Although it’s not as compact as this model, it still offers almost the same features but on a 6-inch screen.
OnePlus 7 and 7T or 6 and 6T
OnePlus has upgraded its line of flagship models with a high-spec performance for a really affordable price. If you can look past the latest flagship models, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Proyou might want to consider going for the OnePlus 7 and 7T. In fact, even the OnePlus 6 and 6T models are still very good Android phones.
Moreover, the OnePlus 7T features great performance, a versatile camera, ultra-fast battery charging, and a 90Hz refresh rate, super smooth touchscreen. Although the OnePlus 6 model is over two years old, it still offers some similar strengths and benefits to the 7T. Plus, it features a large 6.28-inch screen which is still impressive today.
Google Pixel 3 and 3XL
The Pixel phone is a great choice if you want a taste of an Android phone in a Google device. With that being said, Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL still got the capabilities of a powerful flagship phone. That’s because if you compare them to the newer Pixel 4 and 5 models, there’s only a slight difference in screen and performance.
Here’s another good news. The amazing photographic qualities of the Pixel 4 are available to the Pixel 3. Likewise, the older flagship models ensure a slick and intuitive performance. While the Pixel 3 XL might look a bit outdated, it still offers an attractive display.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus or S9 and S9 Plus
Heads up Samsung Galaxy S fans, the steady upgrades shows that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are still worth every penny in 2020. But that’s not all. Even the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are still worthy to consider if you want to look past the latest models.
Likewise, these amazing old Samsung flagship phones still feature a beautiful screen, modern curved glass screen, and most importantly, it has enough power. In addition, the S10 offers more speed, longer battery life, and a triple-lens camera while the S9 comes with a single lens. On the other hand, the S9 Plus has dual-lens.
In addition, the S10 has a larger screen display, 6.1-inch, and capable of HDR10+ while the S9 gives a lesser 5.8-inch screen with HDR10.
Apple iPhone 11 or iPhone XR
Last but not the least, iPhone fans would still appreciate these older iPhone flagship models. The company is still selling the iPhone XR but if you have a really limited budget, you can opt for the iPhone 11. Since they’re older models, don’t expect them to be in the range of the new iPhone 12.
That means they don’t have 5G support. But don’t fret, most people really don’t know the difference. On the other hand, the iPhone XR also lacks the wider camera of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. With that being said, Apple still makes it possible to update these older devices with iOS 14.
The truth is, the update is even possible with the older iPhone 6S. But for compatibility reasons, we recommend updating your iPhone to iOS 14 only if you have the iPhone 8.