More expensive is not always better: shortcomings of the 3 most premium furniture of the moment

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Fortunately when we go to buy a new smartphone we have at our disposal a multitude of different models at prices to suit all budgets. Of course, we must take into account not only the use we will make of it but also our priorities and our economic capacity.

We also have to keep in mind that a $ 100 phone doesn't do the same as a $ 1.000 phone, so obviously we cannot expect the same from each of these devices.



Now, we are far from finding the perfect smartphone. Because? Because despite the existence of high-end devices on the market at really high prices, there is still no such device that has it all. And to show several examples, because we show you as even the most premium mobile phones on the market have shortcomings.

New iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 has a 60Hz screen

Just a few weeks ago Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12. Like every year, the world stops during its presentation and there is no doubt that they are the devices most awaited by consumers.

The iPhone 11 is a great terminal and has been a resounding sales success, so the Cupertino company hopes to repeat this success with its new terminals and all this despite the fact that the iPhone 12 series doesn't seem like a big revolution.. But not only.

The new iPhone 12 to be a premium phone launched in late 2020 has some shortcomings when we compare it to other lower-end and lower-priced devices. Not just the controversial fact that they are sold without a charger or headphones, a measure that was not liked by a large part of the public, but the base model still has a refresh rate of 60 Hz.



Well, it is true that 120 Hz is not something really essential but that a late 2020 high-end phone doesn't have a screen with a refresh rate of at least 90Hz shouldn't be allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

Mobile phones are costing more and more and the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is a clear example of this

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is arguably one of the best Android phones of the moment, far better than its little brother, the standard Note 20. Despite that, it is not still a perfect phone for the more than 1.000 euros / dollars it costs.

As many of you will know because we mentioned this in our full analysis, The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a QHD + screen and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, but the phone does not allow you to use these two functions at the same time. Such a pity.


A weakness of the panel lies in the inability to combine the maximum resolution of the panel with the maximum refresh rate it supports. Something that is possible in models like OnePlus 8 Pro or OPPO Find X2 Pro. If I paid 1.400 euros for a mobile phone, I want to be able to enjoy it to the fullest, knowing that autonomy will be seriously compromised by it.

Moto Edge Plus

The Motorola Edge Plus is not resistant to dust or water


Although Motorola exited the high-end market some time ago, it felt 2020 was a good year to try again. For this he opted for the Motorola Edge Plus, a smartphone that once went on the market for almost 1.200 euros and which can currently be purchased for around 800. A device that in mid-2020 does not have IP68 certification.

What does this mean? It is not resistant to dust or water, so it is best to take care of it with great care.

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