So, I am not one to cast stones here.. I want the best device that will last the longest time possible. Part of why I paid so much for a good computer I built myself, part of why despite patients being my least favorite virtue I am waiting till I hear more form CES to upgrade and part of why I waited a full year to finish my computer. 6 months of research then another 4-6 months to find the perfect graphics card. So I completely understand wanting the best device and the most bang for your hard earned buck. While this is probably more of a personal meaning to each individual than a widespread defintion, I've come to wonder what is really "high end" in the android world. I personally still think of the evo as high end. A lot of people find the galaxy s series to be high end. Even outside of android I think most agree the iphone is definitely on the higher end of the argument. What I want to know is what criteria really constitutes a "high end" phone these days. I've ranted in the defy forums once about how I personally believe the defy is in no way inferior to any phone out there. It has an LED flash, the captivate and a few other phones don't have, it has an 800 mhz processor which even if not 1 ghz is still on par with the speed of IP4 seeing as IP4 is downclocked. (We can argue instructions per clock and architecture all day long but, the 800 mhz processor is impressive from benchmarked perspectives.) And on top of all that, if you drop it in your beer, it won't die on you! Which to me (and I think a few people will agree) makes it higher end than anything else out there.. A phone that if I'm walking around on my college campus and get soaked, I don't have to worry about my phone.. I can worry more about how sick I will be if I don't get to a building fast. Now this rant isn't *JUST* on the defy.. It seems like every time some new phone comes out, some other perfectly good phone gets demoted despite it still being a valid choice. I don't mind that we do group phones differently.. The aria for example has a processor in the neighbor hood of 600 mhz its smaller and while a great phone would be easy to call "mid" or "low end" range. I don't mind the Galaxy S series being considered "high end" I mean the hummingbird processor is still top dog at the moment. However, I've seen more than one person commenting recently that X phone is out dated but, Y phone is great. When they are both running snap dragon processors! or X phone is high end but, Y phone is low end.. with almost the exact same specs. I am not trying to limit this to android users... but, I am wondering if anyone else has noticed a similar trend and if so what do you guys think of it?