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Older flagship or newer mid-tier?

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Ok, so, I will be graduating from college this year and I want to reward myself with a new phone because I am just sick of my current one. I won't have that much money to play with, though, probably about $400-500, maybe even $550. Would I be better off buying an older flagship (I'm thinking the Galaxy S8, currently at $494 on Newegg, or even the S8+, which might be around that pricepoint by the time I actually buy it) or a newer mid-tier (maybe the OnePlus 7T which will most likely be out by the time I graduate)?

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If you're not getting a phone for another year it's kinda pointless to ask now. Just like with computer parts, prices will vary wildly, as will what's out.

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I would recommend the newer phone for longevity, especially if its a oneplus. They are excellent value for money

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Yep. But wait for untill like 1-2 weeks before you plan to buy, and ask then again ^^ Every month new phones come out, and noone knows how the situation will be by that time.

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