What kind of factors do you consider when buying a new smartphone? Is it style, apps, or price by chance? According to a recent survey performed by the Silicon Alley Insider, most smartphone shoppers are more interested in platform and features than price. In fact, price is the least important factor in making a decision on a new device.
Other results show (in order of importance) app selection, carrier, and easy data migration rank higher on the list than price. Thanks to fierce competition, smartphone prices have been falling so they're more affordable for the masses, but how much is too much to spend on a phone? These days, smartphones act as our lifeline to friends, family, and our online profiles — what does your smartphone budget look like?