Neither 200 euros nor 1,500 … People want compensated cell phones, and 2020 shows that there has never been a better middle class!
In the year of the crash of the cellular market after 14 years of incessant growth, the same year 2020 that is approaching its final week, when half the world was locked in their homes, A trend that we warned about is also confirmed in recent courses in the cellular industry.
Neither the cheapest cell phones under 200 euros nor the most powerful cell phones over 1,000 euros interest the majority of smartphone users worldwide have shown this year that the middle class is most in demand in one market saturated with options where the best phones more than triumph in price and performance Companies specializing in this type of device like Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, OPPO or the OnePlus itself.
And yes, 5G connectivity has finally been considered standardized need to havealthough it has only done so in the high end, it is also increasing its prices and becoming so even more attractive a middle class where it is still difficult to find cheap 5G phones, but where The experience is already at such a high level We can say that certainly nobody has to spend more than 1,000 to have the best quality smartphone.
But then what are the reasons why the middle class triumphed more than ever in 2020? Let’s analyze them and try to answer the question … stay with us!
2020, the year more advanced functions were democratized than ever before
There are certainly many reasons for this The most balanced offer in the mobile communications market now concentrates the maximum interest and the bulk of sales by the vast majority of users, but undoubtedly the most important is that There is practically no longer such a performance gap that separated them from the most powerful smartphones.
Vivo herself told us in her presentation in Europe that she analyzed both options They had decided to install the Snapdragon 765G instead of the 865 on his Vivo X51 5G, because despite its flagship The improvement in benefits didn’t result in anything tangible for the end user with a price that was definitely much higher.
nowadays Mid-range cell phones are better and more important than everand that’s because in 2020 to date they have received many features aimed at cutting edge cell phones. bonus, starting for example with the High refresh rate ads that operate at 90 Hz or higher This means that you can transfer this experience of language skills to mobile phones such as the Realme 7 or the Poco X3 for less than 300 euros.
2020 was the year that medium-range phones became better and more important than ever, with features such as high refresh rate screens, ultra-fast charging, 5G connectivity or wireless charging, and designs and styles. better days.
Another of the big novelties in the more power spectrum that was democratized this year is the ultra-fast charge, so now With a load of 18 or 30 watts, it is easier to find cheaper cutting mobiles You can easily restore up to 80% of your battery in just over half an hour.
Furthermore, Wireless charging also spreads quickly in the middle area If the finishes and construction of this type of device improve, it can already do so more on a mobile level bonus with high quality glass, Metal housing and IP certifications for resistance to liquids and dust.
The 5G connectivity is another of the great reasons and it is that already standardized in the high end now It was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset that brought it closer to a mid range that already enjoys enough electricity and next-generation networks in terminals of Prices around 400 or 500 euros.
The same SoC The San Diego company, which already contains not only the Vivo X51 5G but also other cellphones like the OnePlus Nord, Google’s Pixel 4a 5G or the Moto G 5G Plus, has advanced cutting specifications like that Video recording with 4K resolution and up to 60 frames per second or compatibility with mmWave and high refresh rate panels.
Google’s paradigm shift and why the best Android experience no longer needs the best hardware
It was an odd course this 2020 and with The medium range reduces the gap for the best mobile experience With the exception of licenses for mobile photography and multimedia like Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision, the truth is that Paying the premium for expensive top-tier chipsets was no longer so necessary in an absolutely unnecessary and expiring hardware race.
Google was the first brand to take the plungeWith countless rumors months before we showed the Pixel 5, which we won’t see in Spain, the sale of its flagship was confirmed by abandoning the high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon and Integration of the 765G model, the star of the year and the best compensated chipset of the entire mobile communications market.
He didn’t do without 5G connectivity, but paid a lot of money for it an increase in performance that almost all users would not needThis can reduce costs compared to an assortment bonus This is based on the 5G modems and the very expensive photo modules with Leica or ZEISS signatures that they have already left well above the 1,000 euro mark.
In order to, the best Android experience that brings us devices like the Pixel 5 itself, the Vivo X51 5G or the LG Velvet 5G itself stuck with a medium-sized chipset Curb costs, leave Samsung and its Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8 as cheaper options for mounting the Snapdragon 865 Lowering other specifications.
I myself tested the Vivo X51 5G with good sensations, and although we won’t see the Pixel 5 here, yes I feel like Google hit the bull’s eye with this decision completely to ensure users have a high quality experience at a lower price. Definitely, I also believe that Google should set the standard for high performanceand that they might have taught (and published) us and Pixel 5 “Plus” with the best on the market … Do not you think?