The average Android phone now costs about half that of an iPhone


In news that probably doesn’t surprise many, the average price of an Android device is now about half that of an iPhone, and the gap is only widening. One thing that bugs me is that iPhone enthusiasts always claim that Android are for people that can’t afford iPhone’s. Yes, there are a plethora of cheap Android devices, and you can thank companies like Samsung that flood the market with low-end Android devices, but having the option to purchase one is never a bad thing. Android certainly has its fair share of top-tier and expensive devices, but at the same time you can get great cheap devices for a fraction of the price of a high-end Android phone or even an iPhone.

The likes of the Nexus 5, Moto X and Moto G have certainly re-defined the definition of a budget smartphone with its great combination of price and specs. What do you guys think? Should Android manufacturers cool it off a bit on flooding the market with these cheap Android devices?

For more information you can check out the infograph above!

source: Statista
via: Phone Arena

  • GraveUypo

    no. high end devices have lost meaning since last year.i have a galaxy s3 and none of the newer devices appealed to me in the slightest, because the s3 already does everything.

    so if i had no phone right now, i’d know i don’t need an s5 or anything like that. a moto G is already plenty. (except for the fact that i need external storage, but since more and more phones are coming back to this, i expect this to be a non-issue pretty soon. also theres a bunch of chinese phones that can fill the part for now).

    • Mackster248

      All good points. I think its great that Android offers powerful budget devices for the exact reason you mentioned.

    • JustMe

      The s3 certainly performs well and you can buy them used in mint condition for as low as 200$

      It’s really all you need. I’ve seen nothing new I just ‘had to have’ so why buy a newer model (unlocked) phone for nearly 1000$.. ridiculous.

  • MDJ

    A good graph should show error bars, in this case for range of prices. This graph tells very little for the sample size.