I'm with you. Practical use is the importance to me. I've had the same phone for years and am very happy with it. I remember when my daughter was younger and wanted to "play" with my phone, I handed it to her and she asked where all my games were. I told her there weren't any games on my phone. She immediately gave it back to me. LOL. She never wanted to "play" with my phone again. Dad's, on the other hand, was something else.
I use it for my business. I rarely use it for anything other than phone, text, or occasionally looking up something when my computer isn't readily available. I'm too cheap to try to have a status symbol anything.