Amazon Review by Jamie
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I No Longer Understand Why iPhones Are So Expensive
When my daughter broke her iPhone 6 (again) I refused to pay the $200 deductible until she could prove she could take care of a phone properly for at least a month. When we got this phone we thought it was going to be a punishment. Didn't exactly turn out that way.
This is actually an amazing phone for the price, and we paid full price for it at a local big box store. The screen is a lot smaller than the iPhone screens, so my daughter was punished to a degree in that regard, but if you don’t mind a smaller screen on a touchscreen phone this won’t really be a drawback.
With the exception of my son, who doesn’t really use apps, we have always been Apple users so we never realized how many Android apps there are out there. She has found more than enough apps to choose from and found that all of her favorites were available.
The camera doesn’t work as well as it does on the iPhone but you have to expect that for the price difference. What surprised me was how long the battery lasts. She used to have to bring a portable charger to school with her last year to charge her phone during the day. Not the case with this phone. This battery seems to go forever.
Honestly I am now at the point where I still like my iPhone 6 better than this (and my daughter still wants hers back at some point due to screen size) but she isn’t taking it as a punishment at all and I am wondering why I pay SO much more for my phone when this phone seems to not be much different except for the finger pad unlock and the camera and some other fancy iPhone features that I just don’t see justifying the huge price difference…