Im not sure how what you said is relevant to what I just said. Over time apps get more demanding, websites get more demanding, streaming services use new codecs and provide better quality. A slower phone is going to have a harder time keeping up when this happens, only common sense. I dont like to say im highly technical since there is so much I dont know, but Im a developer and have worked with android apps before. As a developer we are only going to test with a few more recent devices most of the time, thats just the way it is.txenglan wrote: ↑ I'm an Android enthusiast. I tinker, I play with custom ROMs all the time and I'm highly technical. When most people talk about performance degradation from "aging", they've yet again convinced themselves that something new will be noticibly better when in fact they simply don't understand how Android works. All Android phones will get bogged down over time. Especially if you're not using something close to stock Android. Any budget phone from the last few years will run just about any app just as well as any "flagship" phone unless you've been running it for ages without a clean reset. As I said, ironically, it's often people who aren't technical/knowledgable about Android who think expensive phones are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
This guy nails it:
On your topic, even the pixel series gets seriously bogged down, paying more doesn’t always fix the problem of having to wipe android all the time to keep performance up. Ive found for some devices even wiping wont do much good after a while, the hardware itself seems to degrade on many devices with no relation to price.
In the android world many mid range phones have the same soc as the expensive ones, you just give up all the bells and whistles. So if its the same soc its pretty much the same performance. Similar to the iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs if that's easier to understand for some people. Im not sure why most people have no clue about socs, it seems kind of strange to me since they are the most important part of any phone. Many people have some general idea about pc specs, but they seem to know much less about phone specs.
in the video he talks about the nokia 7 plus, which has an ok soc that wouldnt be good enough for me, but maybe it is for you and many others. I cant really tell you how much power you should buy unless I know what you want to do with your phone.
Also do your own research, dont trust some YouTube guy making a video just for lots of hits. He probably got a few bucks from Nokia to make this video, it sounds more like pr than an informative video and youtube is full of this kind of undisclosed advertising. There is no substance here other than making people who bought mid range phones feel good about themselves, just look at them down in the comments thinking they are so great because they didnt buy an iPhone or Samsung phone. Some people actually said samsung was known for having better specs than apple, which has never happened.