When my wife and I were pretty much dragged into the land of smart phones (our carrier at the time, Verizon, was about to phase out 3g support and require 4g phones, and our clamshell actual PHONES were 3g...but they worked great and we liked them. Certainly can't allow THAT!...sigh....), we shopped around and bought a pair of unlocked Moto G7 phones for about $180 each, and promptly switched to Mint Mobile (better customer service and 1/3 the price...no-brainer), as a thank you to Verizon. I can't imagine "needing" more capability in a "phone" than our relatively cheap Moto Android phones. Installed 128gb sd cards, camera works fine (read the reviews that all stated many more expensive phones have better cameras, but the pics and videos taken with my phone look better than the ones we used to take with a couple Nikon Coolpix point'n'shoots...and if the absolute best is needed, out comes our DSLR), haven't experienced a single lockup, crash, or bug in over a year, runs iFlyGPS at least as well as my Samsung tablet (only drawback is the smaller screen), fast scrolling and switching between apps.... Like I said, I can't imagine what possible "need" could be fulfilled by spending $1000 on a phone. Wants, status symbols, bragging rights...sure. "Need?"..... We don't own a single Apple product. I try to remain as Google-free as possible (still hoping for an inexpensive Linux or other privacy-conscious OS phone with enough software support...), and use Linux on desktops/laptops except for a few pieces of software that require Windows. I state that only to make it clear that it's not that I'm solely an "Apple Masher;" I'm not a fan of any of the big tech companies forcing their customers to allow them to use their private data or work solely or primarily within that company's cyber-ecosystem.