EoY 2022 Best Phones on leather

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  • The average smartphone cost jumped by $119 from Q1 2022 to Q1 2023.
  • That makes the cost a record high of $790.
  • Unfortunately, the overall market declined by 11.2%, meaning people spend more but buy less.

In the world of Android phones, you can get something at pretty much any price point you want. Even $100 can get you something usable. However, statistics show that people are increasingly choosing to spend more money on a phone than ever before, and a new report backs up that finding.

A new report from Canalys shows that the average smartphone cost in North America increased significantly over the past year. In Q1 2022, a smartphone’s average selling price (ASP) was $671. In Q1 2023, that price jumped by a whopping $119 to a total of $790. This is a record high.