Perhaps a dumb question but... I have lived with a dumb phone for years and to be honest, it does what I need it to. I ran across Ting and liked what I saw, business-wise. My wife has been wanting a smart phone, so we or considering our options. Majority of our use will be voice, some texting, emailing, some Internet, no gaming, picture taking & probably very few videos. As far as difference between a $100, $200 or a $400 phone, besides the obvious (screen size, better display, faster processor, slower browsing, more memory) what are the differences that someone (not a cell phone junkie) would see on a daily bases? I know this is highly subjective and may not be easy to answer. My gut would say middle of the road but would a $100 model be pretty lacking? PS: One use I may want would be GPS & marine charting & weather forecasting/internet-radar viewing capability.
I would guess, even the lowest cost models would produce better pictures than our current Nokia flip phones?
Also, would the version of the operating system be a deal killer for some applications? (are there versions to avoid? I have read some seem less trouble prone.)