When we speak about the pace of progress, we often say that smartphones have evolved in such a big way in the past few years. We remember getting our paws on the original iPhone back in 2007, the device that started the modern smartphone era, and we were amazed by all of its features, but also a bit taken aback by the price.
Fast forward to these days, and flagship smartphones from major manufacturers still cost $650 off contract, so some may argue that while technology has evolved the prices are not really changing all that much.
However, while browsing the depths of the web today we stumbled upon a few clearance sales on Android devices that were truly an eye-opener. After all, it’s mind boggling to see that brand new devices (as in non-used) are now on sale for $15! Just $15, and that’s the full off-contract price for those phones that are also coming with free shipping.
True, they come from China, and yes, most of them run on the terribly quaint Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. We also admit their processors are 1GHz single-core affairs that run Android with some lag, but it’s still a crazy fact – being able to buy a full on smartphone with a camera, even 3G connectivity in some cases for just $15.