Does it make any sense to buy an iPhone 7 today?
I have a OnePlus X. Bought it in mid 2016 and absolutely loved it. Crazy value for a phone, it was around $150 back in the day. But after 3 years, it’s starting to get slow, so since I’m going on a small trip to the US in July I’m thinking about buying a new phone (I’m Brazilian and phone prices are pretty nuts down here).
I initially wanted to spend at most $200 but after some research it’s looking like it’s almost impossible to get a decent phone in that range. After talking with a friend and mentioning I dislike large displays (>6 inches, which are super popular atm…) he asked me why don’t I buy an iPhone 7. I had a look at Amazon and it’s around $250 so not too far from my initial budget.
However, as far as I know, Apple has become infamous with the whole story about old phones getting extremely slow, with lots of people claiming they do it on purpose etc. I’m kinda fearful about getting an iPhone 7 today, my new phone will be already extremely outdated and I worry that it will be slow even though it’s new. Opinions? Is it better to just go for a budget Android phone such as the Xiaomi a2 Lite?