I know of some adults having a phone without a camera. It's a personal preference. People may comment, but they are not perfect either. Some having an expensive phone but cracked screen, some lost their phone, some didn't pay bills, some just have contract phones without having to pay for the phone, some are borrowed phone, some are stolen phones, some are hand down, it's not so perfect like what you imagined everyone buys expensive good phones. Every one has their stories, so no need to compare. You did the right thing by not stealing or making use of a boyfriend to buy one for you, that is a good decision. Don't be tempted, but concentrate on getting good results and in time to come you will get a great job with great pay, by that time you can buy any brand/style/size/manufactured that you earn, instead of using your parents money to buy, those years of money can accumulated interest instead.