Five things you never need to buy new (the savings will blow you away)

Just as the new car you drive off the lot immediately loses half its value — congratulations on the new used car you just purchased — there are plenty of things you can buy secondhand or refurbished. The money you save can be a much-needed infusion to your emergency fund or a boost to an investment account. Laptop luxury for less97 | E+ | Getty ImagesYou can save hundreds of dollars when you buy refurbished electronics, and there’s a lot to choose from. “If you buy from the right place, you wind


Just as the new car you drive off the lot immediately loses half its value — congratulations on the new used car you just purchased — there are plenty of things you can buy secondhand or refurbished. The money you save can be a much-needed infusion to your emergency fund or a boost to an investment account. Laptop luxury for less97 | E+ | Getty ImagesYou can save hundreds of dollars when you buy refurbished electronics, and there’s a lot to choose from. “If you buy from the right place, you wind
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Five things you never need to buy new (the savings will blow you away)

We all need stuff, from cars to laptops to clothes. That doesn’t mean you have to walk into a store and plunk down money for brand new items each time. Just as the new car you drive off the lot immediately loses half its value — congratulations on the new used car you just purchased — there are plenty of things you can buy secondhand or refurbished. Consider rentals for rarely used items. You’re unlikely to purchase 80 chairs and a tent for that backyard wedding. How often would you actually use a punch bowl? Here are five categories of stuff you should definitely not buy new. The money you save can be a much-needed infusion to your emergency fund or a boost to an investment account.

1. Save a bunch on your ride

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New cars are for people who are either really rich or who shrug at the cost and feel it’s worth it. For most people, the savings realized from buying pre-owned (if that sounds nicer to you than “used”) is so substantial as to overcome any hesitation. One strategy: Look at cars that are nearly new, with a late model year and low mileage. “Purchasing a car that’s a few years old and loaded with features can potentially cost less than buying a newer vehicle that only comes with basic features,” said Darren Newberry, senior vice president, store operations at CarMax, the used car retailer. Do your research, narrow the choices and make sure the car is thoroughly inspected. “Avoid vehicles with frame damage, flood damage or salvage history,” Newberry said.

2. Baby on a budget

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3. Laptop luxury for less

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You can save hundreds of dollars when you buy refurbished electronics, and there’s a lot to choose from. “The list [of what’s available] is getting longer,” said Chris Raymond, deputy editor of electronics at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, New York. Apple and Samsung both offer refurbished phones, as well as laptops and computers, on their websites. “Even refurbished headphones,” Raymond said. You can now buy high-end Beats or Bose electronics. “Be careful,” he said. “Not every retailer defines refurbished in the same way.” According to Raymond, Apple and Samsung, for example, will do more than just clean a phone. They’ll actually look at and replace many parts. “You end up with a new battery, new outer casing, new earphones and a new cord,” he said. “If you buy from the right place, you wind up with a phone that looks brand new and operates like a brand new phone.” Pay attention to the warranty, because they vary. “Samsung and Apple give a one-year warranty,” Raymond said. Other places may be only 90 days. The big thing is great prices. A smartphone can run $300 to $500, about half the cost of a premium phone, according to Raymond.

4. A wallet-friendly bottomless closet

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A big event means putting on something you almost never wear and may not even own. Men have rented formalwear for decades, but women now do, too. Rent the Runway has brought the cost of a heart-stoppingly pricey dress down so it’s comparable to a restaurant meal instead of your monthly rent. You can rent a Badgley Mischka evening dress (retail: $935) for $55 to $70, depending on the number of days. The company started with dresses for special events and moved into workday clothing subscriptions. Melanie Hamilton, 40, is sales leader for a large tech firm and a fan of the subscription service for her workday wardrobe, since it means not having to repeat outfits frequently. “I literally buy [only] bags and shoes on my own,” Hamilton said. She estimates her savings at around $1,000 a month since her position requires a polished wardrobe. Other fashion retailers, including Ann Taylor, have also begun offering workwear subscriptions that can cut down the cost of buying new clothes.

5. Before you invest in a hammock …


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Apple’s newest iPhone relies on cameras to hide its lack of innovation

The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are Apple’s newest phones, and both tout a triple-camera setup. But the company’s dedication to familiar technology could be a benefit to the iPhone lineup. Apple ticked that box on the iPhone 11 Pro lineup. This reliance on familiar technology also allows Apple to focus on new ventures, like Apple TV+ and other devices and services Apple has not made public yet. Looking at Apple’s history as the creator of the modern smartphone, it’s disappointing to see a lack


The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are Apple’s newest phones, and both tout a triple-camera setup. But the company’s dedication to familiar technology could be a benefit to the iPhone lineup. Apple ticked that box on the iPhone 11 Pro lineup. This reliance on familiar technology also allows Apple to focus on new ventures, like Apple TV+ and other devices and services Apple has not made public yet. Looking at Apple’s history as the creator of the modern smartphone, it’s disappointing to see a lack
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Apple's newest iPhone relies on cameras to hide its lack of innovation

The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are Apple’s newest phones, and both tout a triple-camera setup. But this is not new. In fact, it’s one of the last smartphone manufacturers to include a wide-angle lens on its phones. LG added a wide-angle lens to its G5 and V20 phones in 2016, and Samsung introduced it on the Galaxy S10 and S10+ early in 2019. And besides cameras, Samsung has experimented with folding screens, mobile desktop interfaces, gesture controls and more in the past year.

Apple, the company that created the modern-day smartphone, is relying on technology customers are already extremely familiar with, like cameras, and taking a backseat when it comes to smartphone innovation. But the company’s dedication to familiar technology could be a benefit to the iPhone lineup.

Companies that make Android devices have a roster of smartphone firsts that later found their way to Apple products. Motorola built a fingerprint sensor into its Atrix 4G phone back in 2011, 2 years before the iPhone 5S brought TouchID to the iPhone. Also in 2011, Samsung brought big phones into the mainstream with its Note series, creating the “phablet,” or phone-tablet hybrid, something Apple took note of for its Plus and Max versions of iPhones starting with the 6 Plus in 2014.

But at times these innovations come at the cost of quality. Take the Samsung Galaxy Fold for example. Though Samsung wasn’t the first phone company to release a foldable smartphone, it was the largest company to do so, and created the most buzz around the technology in the US. But the phone has not been in good standing, reporting numerous problems with the screen and hinge mechanism.

Apple knows what its customers what. According to a recent study, the camera is one of the five most important features in a smartphone for customers. Apple ticked that box on the iPhone 11 Pro lineup. This same poll also suggests battery life, ease of use, memory and durability as important to phone buyers, most of which were addressed during the iPhone 11 announcement in September. This reliance on familiar technology also allows Apple to focus on new ventures, like Apple TV+ and other devices and services Apple has not made public yet.

Looking at Apple’s history as the creator of the modern smartphone, it’s disappointing to see a lack of innovation on the newest iPhones. It’s also hard to argue with Apple’s decisions when it holds a 41% market share of smartphones in the US. We’ll just have to wait and see what Apple has in store in 2020.


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Samsung Display to invest $11 billion in facilities, research by 2025

Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from… The tech giant said the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police and by criminals who used it to victimize residents in areas with no law enforcement. Technologyread more


Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from… The tech giant said the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police and by criminals who used it to victimize residents in areas with no law enforcement. Technologyread more
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Samsung Display to invest $11 billion in facilities, research by 2025

Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from…

The tech giant said the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police and by criminals who used it to victimize residents in areas with no law enforcement.

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Samsung says its third-quarter profit likely fell 56% from a year earlier

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday its operating profit for the three months that ended in September likely dropped by more than half from a year ago. Operating profit for the third quarter is expected at 7.7 trillion Korean won ($6.43 billion), down 56.17% from a year ago when the world’s largest smartphone maker posted 17.57 trillion won in profit. Still, that third-quarter number, if realized, will be slightly higher than an average analyst forecast of 7.1 trillion won by Refinitiv Smartesti


Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday its operating profit for the three months that ended in September likely dropped by more than half from a year ago. Operating profit for the third quarter is expected at 7.7 trillion Korean won ($6.43 billion), down 56.17% from a year ago when the world’s largest smartphone maker posted 17.57 trillion won in profit. Still, that third-quarter number, if realized, will be slightly higher than an average analyst forecast of 7.1 trillion won by Refinitiv Smartesti
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Samsung says its third-quarter profit likely fell 56% from a year earlier

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday its operating profit for the three months that ended in September likely dropped by more than half from a year ago.

Operating profit for the third quarter is expected at 7.7 trillion Korean won ($6.43 billion), down 56.17% from a year ago when the world’s largest smartphone maker posted 17.57 trillion won in profit. Still, that third-quarter number, if realized, will be slightly higher than an average analyst forecast of 7.1 trillion won by Refinitiv Smartestimate.

The company said its consolidated sales for the three months was 62 trillion won, down about 5.3% from a year ago.

If the guidance is realized when the company reveals full results later this month, it will be the third consecutive quarter where Samsung’s operating profit has more than halved from the same period a year earlier. In the three months that ended June, Samsung said its operating profit fell 55.61% on-year.

Samsung shares rose 0.84% on Tuesday, slightly higher than the broader South Korean benchmark that traded up 0.82%.

Like other chipmakers, the South Korean tech giant has struggled in an environment where the price and demand for memory chips have been low for almost a year due to inventory adjustments and a supply glut. Memory components used in smartphones and data centers make up Samsung’s main profit-making business.


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Samsung Pay is rolling out a money transfer service for US users

Samsung has teamed up with financial technology firm Finablr on a money transfer service for its payments app. U.S. users of Samsung Pay will now be able to send money to people in 47 countries including India, Mexico and China, with the option to deposit directly into a recipient’s bank account or transfer to a local cash pickup point. Users will be able to see the transfer fee and exchange rate upfront before paying someone. Mobile wallets have proven particularly popular in countries China an


Samsung has teamed up with financial technology firm Finablr on a money transfer service for its payments app. U.S. users of Samsung Pay will now be able to send money to people in 47 countries including India, Mexico and China, with the option to deposit directly into a recipient’s bank account or transfer to a local cash pickup point. Users will be able to see the transfer fee and exchange rate upfront before paying someone. Mobile wallets have proven particularly popular in countries China an
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Samsung Pay is rolling out a money transfer service for US users

Samsung has teamed up with financial technology firm Finablr on a money transfer service for its payments app.

U.S. users of Samsung Pay will now be able to send money to people in 47 countries including India, Mexico and China, with the option to deposit directly into a recipient’s bank account or transfer to a local cash pickup point.

Users will be able to see the transfer fee and exchange rate upfront before paying someone. The feature is being powered by Finablr subsidiary Travelex.

Both companies claimed the new feature was the first to offer foreign exchange in a native mobile wallet in the U.S. Google Pay currently lets people transfer funds within the U.S., while Apple Cash supports sending money through iMessage.

Mobile wallets have proven particularly popular in countries China and India, with platforms like Alipay, WeChat Pay and Paytm gaining momentum. Research has shown however that mobile payments haven’t enjoyed the same penetration in the U.S.


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Samsung’s $2,000 folding phone launches after months of delays, but it might still be too delicate and break

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches in the United States on Friday. It’s tough to recommend buying the Galaxy Fold, even after Samsung made improvements to keep it from breaking. But luxury product or not, you should expect to be able to use a phone like a phone, and a lot of Samsung’s warnings include things many people end up doing to their phones on a daily basis. TechCrunch found this week that its new Galaxy Fold review unit broke after just a day, with damaged pixels under the primary folding d


Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches in the United States on Friday. It’s tough to recommend buying the Galaxy Fold, even after Samsung made improvements to keep it from breaking. But luxury product or not, you should expect to be able to use a phone like a phone, and a lot of Samsung’s warnings include things many people end up doing to their phones on a daily basis. TechCrunch found this week that its new Galaxy Fold review unit broke after just a day, with damaged pixels under the primary folding d
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Samsung's $2,000 folding phone launches after months of delays, but it might still be too delicate and break

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches in the United States on Friday. It’s available unlocked from select Samsung and Best Buy Stores and also from AT&T. The phone was supposed to be released back in April but was delayed while Samsung made fixes to the first version, which broke easily.

It’s tough to recommend buying the Galaxy Fold, even after Samsung made improvements to keep it from breaking. The Fold now comes with plenty of warnings telling you to treat the device gently. But luxury product or not, you should expect to be able to use a phone like a phone, and a lot of Samsung’s warnings include things many people end up doing to their phones on a daily basis. In fact, one early reviewer’s device has already been damaged.

TechCrunch found this week that its new Galaxy Fold review unit broke after just a day, with damaged pixels under the primary folding display after what seems to be normal use. The site says it thinks it may have pushed the screen too hard, causing damage to it. Samsung has a reminder when you first turn on the Galaxy Fold that warns not to do this, which seems silly. You should be able to use normal force on any screen.

CNBC has the updated Galaxy Fold too, and it comes with a lot of paperwork and on-screen warnings that Samsung hopes will will make it harder for consumers to accidentally damage the phone. And you should pay attention, since it still seems like it can be broken a little too easily.

Here’s a picture:


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Samsung’s $2,000 folding phone will launch in the US on Sept 27 after months of delays

Samsung said Monday the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first folding phone, will launch in the United States on Sept. 27. The phone was initially set to launch on April 26 for $2,000, but it was delayed after early tests showed it could easily break. AT&T will sell the phone, but T-Mobile, which planned to sell the original, will not. Reviewers, including CNBC, found that the original phone was damaged easily due to exposed parts of the screen that allowed debris to get underneath the display. Samsu


Samsung said Monday the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first folding phone, will launch in the United States on Sept. 27. The phone was initially set to launch on April 26 for $2,000, but it was delayed after early tests showed it could easily break. AT&T will sell the phone, but T-Mobile, which planned to sell the original, will not. Reviewers, including CNBC, found that the original phone was damaged easily due to exposed parts of the screen that allowed debris to get underneath the display. Samsu
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Samsung's $2,000 folding phone will launch in the US on Sept 27 after months of delays

Samsung said Monday the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first folding phone, will launch in the United States on Sept. 27.

The phone was initially set to launch on April 26 for $2,000, but it was delayed after early tests showed it could easily break.

AT&T will sell the phone, but T-Mobile, which planned to sell the original, will not. It will also be sold unlocked or with an AT&T plan at select Best Buy stores and at Samsung retail locations.

Reviewers, including CNBC, found that the original phone was damaged easily due to exposed parts of the screen that allowed debris to get underneath the display. Reviewers at other news outlets, including Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, accidentally damaged the phone by removing a protective film on the screen that was not supposed to be removed.

Samsung said in July it made several changes, including adding reinforcements to protect the screen from external debris. It extended the top protective layer to make it less likely consumers will accidentally remove it. And it strengthened the screen with protective caps on the edges that were exposed along the hinge.

Samsung’s redesigned Galaxy Fold has been on sale in international markets since Sept. 6.


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The 3 things Samsung did to try to fix the issues with its Galaxy Fold

Samsung announced Thursday that its foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea starting Sept. 6, saying it had made key changes to the device to prevent glitches that were exposed earlier this year. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung gave CNBC a close-up look at the changes it had made to the smartphone. First, the South Korean electronics giant said it had extended a protective screen layer underneath the side bezels of the phone. Second, the compa


Samsung announced Thursday that its foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea starting Sept. 6, saying it had made key changes to the device to prevent glitches that were exposed earlier this year. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung gave CNBC a close-up look at the changes it had made to the smartphone. First, the South Korean electronics giant said it had extended a protective screen layer underneath the side bezels of the phone. Second, the compa
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The 3 things Samsung did to try to fix the issues with its Galaxy Fold

Samsung announced Thursday that its foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea starting Sept. 6, saying it had made key changes to the device to prevent glitches that were exposed earlier this year.

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung gave CNBC a close-up look at the changes it had made to the smartphone.

First, the South Korean electronics giant said it had extended a protective screen layer underneath the side bezels of the phone. This is to prevent the screen from looking like a film that could be removed, a problem that some bloggers encountered with review units earlier this year.

Second, the company installed what it called a protective cap on the hinges of the phone where it folds. Samsung said this would prevent debris like dirt from getting underneath the screen.


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Samsung is reportedly building a smaller and cheaper phone with a folding screen

Samsung is working on a folding phone that may cater to buyers who find its Galaxy Fold device too expensive, according to Bloomberg. The newer model, which Bloomberg said may not launch if the Galaxy Fold fails to sell well, is reportedly cheaper and will have a 6.7-inch display that can fold into a “pocketable square.” The main screen will have dimensions similar to a traditional phone when it’s open, instead of a large rectangle, like the Galaxy Fold, according to the report. Reviewers, inclu


Samsung is working on a folding phone that may cater to buyers who find its Galaxy Fold device too expensive, according to Bloomberg. The newer model, which Bloomberg said may not launch if the Galaxy Fold fails to sell well, is reportedly cheaper and will have a 6.7-inch display that can fold into a “pocketable square.” The main screen will have dimensions similar to a traditional phone when it’s open, instead of a large rectangle, like the Galaxy Fold, according to the report. Reviewers, inclu
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Samsung is reportedly building a smaller and cheaper phone with a folding screen

Samsung is working on a folding phone that may cater to buyers who find its Galaxy Fold device too expensive, according to Bloomberg.

The newer model, which Bloomberg said may not launch if the Galaxy Fold fails to sell well, is reportedly cheaper and will have a 6.7-inch display that can fold into a “pocketable square.” The main screen will have dimensions similar to a traditional phone when it’s open, instead of a large rectangle, like the Galaxy Fold, according to the report.

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the company’s original $2,000 phone with a foldable display, was supposed to launch in April but was delayed until its new launch set for sometime in September. Samsung pushed the release to improve the screen hinge. Reviewers, including CNBC, found that the first model was prone to severe damage that prevented the screen from working at all.

The smaller version sounds like a foldable iteration of the Galaxy Note 10+, which has a similarly sized 6.8-inch display. The Galaxy Note 10+ is really big, so having an option to fold it down and slip it into a pocket could be appealing to people who don’t like carrying large phones.

Samsung was not immediately available to comment.

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You don’t need to spend $1,000 for a phone, so consider these great alternatives

The Galaxy S10e Mack Hogan | CNBCYou don’t need to spend $1,000 or more for a new phone. Samsung Galaxy S10e ($499-$749): Great bang-for-your buck from SamsungThe Samsung Galaxy S10e Todd Haselton | CNBCIf you want a name-brand flagship for a discount price, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is your best bet. Google Pixel 3a/3a XL ($399/$479): For Camera buffs on a budgetGoogle Pixel 3a XL Todd Haselton | CNBCThe Google Pixel 3a XL consistently takes better photos than the iPhone XS but costs under $500.


The Galaxy S10e Mack Hogan | CNBCYou don’t need to spend $1,000 or more for a new phone. Samsung Galaxy S10e ($499-$749): Great bang-for-your buck from SamsungThe Samsung Galaxy S10e Todd Haselton | CNBCIf you want a name-brand flagship for a discount price, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is your best bet. Google Pixel 3a/3a XL ($399/$479): For Camera buffs on a budgetGoogle Pixel 3a XL Todd Haselton | CNBCThe Google Pixel 3a XL consistently takes better photos than the iPhone XS but costs under $500.
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You don't need to spend $1,000 for a phone, so consider these great alternatives

The Galaxy S10e Mack Hogan | CNBC

You don’t need to spend $1,000 or more for a new phone. You can, if you just have to own the latest and greatest, but there are a lot of good phones that cost far less. Phone makers know this. Google recently began selling its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Apple sells the iPhone XR and older iPhones, and Samsung has a family of A-Series phones that are more affordable than some of its flagships. I tested a bunch of them and here are some of my favorite phones that cost under $1,000.

OnePlus 7 Pro ($669): Flagship features, without the crazy price

The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC

The OnePlus 7 Pro offers the same Snapdragon 855 processor you’ll find in top-tier Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, lots of high-speed memory and a gorgeous (and fast!) display. This hardware makes the OnePlus 7 Pro one of the smoothest smartphones out there. Plus, you get a true edge-to-edge display. To unlock it, you use a fingerprint sensor hidden under the touch screen. There’s no notch or hole punch for the front-facing camera. Instead, a little electric motor pops the camera up when it’s needed and hides it inside when not in use. You give up a few things, though. Despite OnePlus demonstrating that the 7 Pro can take a few dunks, there’s no independently verified water resistance rating. Wireless charging is also not available, though the 7 Pro supports super quick fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S10e ($499-$749): Great bang-for-your buck from Samsung

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If you want a name-brand flagship for a discount price, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is your best bet. Now that it’s been out for a few months, it’s frequently discounted from its $749.99 suggested retail price. Unlike a lot of iPhone deals, though, you don’t need to add a new line or buy multiple phones to get a good price. Walmart, for instance, is currently selling the S10e for $499 if you get the pink or white one or $599 if you want blue or black. For that price, you get the latest processor, 128GB of storage, a beautiful top-notch screen and great cameras. Plus, you get full IP68 water resistance and wireless charging. Sure, you may not get an in-display fingerprint reader, it’s on the side of the phone instead, but the S10e is otherwise packed with every feature you’d expect of a flagship phone in 2019.

iPhone 8 ($599): If you need an iPhone

The iPhone 8 Nina Raja | CNBC

For some people, having an iPhone isn’t negotiable. Whether your friends demand blue bubble allegiance or you’re tied to an Apple Watch, sometimes iPhones are the only option. In that case, I recommend the iPhone 8. It still has water resistance, wireless charging, a seriously quick processor and a good camera. The biggest letdown is the display, which looks dated with its large bezels and smaller size. Apple has a good history of supporting older phones with software updates, too. Just know that new iPhones are launching in the coming weeks. When that happens, prices for the old models are bound to fall. So maybe wait for a price drop.

Google Pixel 3a/3a XL ($399/$479): For Camera buffs on a budget

Google Pixel 3a XL Todd Haselton | CNBC

The Google Pixel 3a XL consistently takes better photos than the iPhone XS but costs under $500. Even the triple-camera OnePlus 7 Pro can’t best the Pixel in tricky lighting. With a great portrait mode and an unbeatable “Night Sight” feature for dark scenes, the Pixel 3a is just as capable as its more expensive brother, the Pixel 3. The downside is that, to get to its $399 price point, Google had to trim costs elsewhere. The Pixel 3a ships with a significantly slower midrange processor than the normal Pixel. Apps are noticeably slower to open, photos take a while to process and graphics-intensive games feel choppier. And while it still has good colors and brightness, the screen has big bezels that make the phone look noticeably cheaper. Finally, as with the OnePlus 7 Pro, there’s no official water resistance and the Pixel 3a isn’t able to charge wirelessly. If you prioritize the clean software and amazing camera of the normal Pixel, the Pixel 3a’s the cheapest way to get it.

Samsung Galaxy A50 ($350): Features over speed

The Samsung Galaxy A50 offers a ton of high-end features for its $350 price point. It has a big, vibrant edge-to-edge display just like you’d expect from a Samsung phone. It offers an in-display fingerprint reader for unlocking and two cameras plus a depth sensor for portrait shots. You also get a microSD card slot to add more storage and a headphone jack, something that a lot of flagship phones no longer offer, including Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10. Finally, a huge battery provides enough juice to go all day. Unsurprisingly, the A50 lacks wireless charging or water resistance. Like the Pixel, it also has a lower-tier processor that doesn’t breeze through day-to-day usage like a flagship phone would. It feels a tick slower than the Pixel 3a and noticeably slower than top-tier phones, but that’s to be expected.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-08-31  Authors: mack hogan
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