Remembering the Affordable Flagship (Premium)


I’ll be evaluating the recently-announced Google Pixel 3a XL this week. But let’s see. A mid-range smartphone with a high-end camera that’s marketed as an affordable alternative to expensive smartphone flagships. Where have I heard that one before? Ah yes. The Nokia Lumia 830. Which you’ll recall was marketed the “affordable flagship.”

Well, it wasn’t that affordable, not when compared to the actual flagships of the day. And it was no flagship, not with its middling, mid-range specifications. And, honestly, even the camera wasn’t that great, a major downer for this Lumia fan.

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