I was listening to droid-life's latest podcast on the elliptical yesterday (which i still have 30 mins of the show left)and a point was made about Google having a flagship, mid tier and cheaper Pixel. And us nerds, we only care about the flagships. See the flagships are the best foot forward and the latest and greatest. It is the rush to the top and cream of the crop. No one care about anything else. Every few years I shop for a new phone for my grandmother and now is time for a update. She is currently rocking a windows phone with a cracked screen. So I was actually looking at an iPhone SE. Unfortunately the screen was what concerned me because it may be hard on her vision. I thought about going swappa but for an iPhone 6 I was looking at $300 not including what it would cost me to get the battery swapped out. So I went to BBY and was looking around. Saw an open box on a Moto G5S going for about 219, about what it is going for on Swappa. SD Card purchased (yeah foolish to pay mark up for BBY sd card, I know) and on my way. As I walked out the door I could not help to think about my attitude 24hrs earlier. But as Im sitting here I tell you it makes no since to get grandma the latest flagship because she could care less about that. She primarily uses her house phone. Her cell is for going to her check ups and when the house phone goes out. Other than that it sits in her drawer until then. A flagship for her is a waste. Having mid tier phones get better with performance, as well as android software in general, makes it easier to purchase a good smartphone at a reasonable price and not be concerned about the phone lagging and poorly performing. Great for teens, grands, and people on a budget.