Phones are getting more and more expensive. The premium devices from Apple, Samsung and other big phone manufacturers now cost a few hundred dollars more than just a few years ago. In fact, just four years ago, the most expensive phone Samsung launched was the Galaxy S7 Edge with its $1,098 price tag. In comparison, this year’s Galaxy Z Flip was launched at $1998! There’s so much you can do with $1998. Think of all the plates of chicken rice you can get (we counted that’s 570 plates).