The Pixel 4a has it goin' on. It's affordable, its camera is truly outstanding, and it's got great battery life for a small phone. But Pixels come with another key perk: long software support is part and parcel of Google phones, even the less expensive ones. The 4a is going to have incredible staying power for its price point.
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The OnePlus 8 Pro is the company's newest flagship, and its most expensive one ever (by a long shot). It's a straight-up flagship with no real missing features to speak of, either, even finally boasting proper water resistance and super fast wireless charging. Equipped and priced as the phone is, it's in direct competition with other large, premium devices from big manufacturers — like, for example, Samsung's Galaxy S20+. Here, we discuss which of the two is a better bargain.
Usually, you can't buy a phone with the intention of later flipping it for profit like, say, a house or a car. But planning your purchase around sustained resale value can be a good way to budget for more frequent upgrades. In fact, I'm regularly asked by friends and our more budget conscious readers which models and brands I've noticed hold their value the best, so here's a brief list of my (relatively) safe bets.