Flagships are in a weird place these days. Each year, manufacturers push the envelope on what a smartphone can do. Larger sensors, bolder displays, mobile ray tracing, 8K video recording — truly, the sky's the limit. But as the specs sheets get bigger, so do the price tags, and in a world where 95% of users can have their needs met by phones on sale for well under $500, is it really possible to recommend a flagship to everyone?