That’s one of the big reasons I want to upgrade. I don’t want to “finance” the phone through Verizon, though, because I want to get off of Verizon and onto something like Fi next year. But, realistically, I can’t justify $800 for a phone, especially when in the back of my mind (irrational as this is) I know that whatever I get will be inferior in measurable ways to the iPhone offerings. Not that I want an iPhone, quite the opposite in terms of my desire to move away from Apple’s ecosystem, but knowing that in terms of dollars/capabilities Apple has Android beat grates on me, even if I personally probably wouldn’t care about the differences. Sounds weird, but when spending a lot of money you like to think you are getting value for your bucks.
Right now, spending $800+ for an Android phone feels like paying $50,000 for a Ford instead of the same for an Audi.