I was with a group of friends recently (all seniors, but keen tech users) and we got to talking about the price of phones. We discussed an article a few of us had read which stated that your average smartphone is now more powerful than a super computer from just a decade ago and a lot more than a Desktop from just a couple of years ago. This then led us to discuss do we really need to be paying so much for our phones and are most of us actually using no more than a fraction of their capabilities. We then made up a list of what most of us use our phones for - here is the list. Browsing the Internet - check Texting - check Taking photos - check Social media - check Email - check SatNav - check Casting media to TV - check Watching occasional video - check Android or Apple Pay - check Mobile Banking - check Listening to music - most of us don't. That was roughly it. Given the above, and I realise some of you will have more or different uses for your phones, do we need to be paying the ridiculous prices many companies are now asking for their products? I would have thought even your average budget phone can do most of the above. Are many of us getting sucked into buying a flagship phone either because we fall for the hype or because we want to be seen with the latest and greatest? It's certainly made me think about me next purchase.