Anonymous, 15 Dec 2014Non removeable is not the same as non replaceable, you can replace non removable batteriesNo, you can't replace non-removable batteries.
In the way you're talking about, yes, technically it's possible to replace any part of a phone. In phones which have non-removable battery, it's possible to replace the battery the same way as it is possible to replace the camera or CPU, etc. It requires sending the device to service, opening the phone's body which will damage/break it. So you're talking about nonsense.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014They mean the same thing. So stop talking nonsense.Non removeable is not the same as non replaceable, you can replace non removable batteries
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014If you find that your old Galaxy S1 is still looking good (screen wise), then thats ok. As a b... moreTeach me how to change the dns on android, you probably dont even know what it is, we or the majority dont buy phones to root, customise and waste time on it, it a phone. Maybe time is not precious to you.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014Why do you talk about iPhone? Apple is very affected by planned obsolescence. iPhone is fully ... moreExcuse me, how much does a s3 worth and how much does a iphone 5 worth, s3 is about 50% cheaper, when they both came out, they had around the same price, why do iphones worth more? We all know why, they are better. Its good not because i said it, but the market said it.
Alyx, 11 Dec 2014Uhmm... 4-5 years? I don't think any smartphone lasts that long. You would have to be still us... moreWhy do you talk about iPhone? Apple is very affected by planned obsolescence. iPhone is fully depending on Apple's services and updates. If they make something incompatible and they don't update the phone, you're forced to buy a new phone, you can't install fresh custom ROMs. iPhones have non-removable battery, so it's not surprising that you have to buy new phone every 2-3 years because iPhones doesn't last long.
(And new updates often brings new problems, it's true for generally all manufacturers and softwares.)
iPhones get outdated much faster. Android phones last much longer. For example if you have S2 or S3, they're still fully usable. You can do everything with them.
If a current flagship fulfills all my requirements, so if it's capable to run everything I've ever wanted from a phone (for example it runs the most CPU intensive games like PSP emulator), then it's futureproof. The new phones simply can't/won't provide anything new that makes them worth buying.
People who got brainwashed by the marketing and capitalism replace their phones in 1-2 years.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Smile, 11 Dec 2014well "non removable" doesnt mean "non replaceable"....so stop cryingThey mean the same thing. So stop talking nonsense.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014I'm using Galaxy S-I9000 for over 4 years. Yes, I see a little deterioration of the screen. ... moreIf you find that your old Galaxy S1 is still looking good (screen wise), then thats ok. As a baseline though, your perception is skewed into the illusion of what is good and what is not. Use an S5 or Note4 for a while then go back to your S1. You won't think it so great. Its like that with everything from cars to electronics. People use something that works for them and 'appears' function well, but really it just has to function within (and meet) your expectations and people will rave about it. Yet the product could really be a poor example of what is good vs what is not.
Apple users (especially long time ones) fall into this trap all the time.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014I had my Note 3 for 12 months of really heavy use and the screen was still awesome. Most peopl... moreMy co worker said the same thing but when I looked at his note 3 the screen actually looked far from awesome. All contrasts had a tint except pitch black. no such tint on LCD screens.
Why didn't Samsung mention that during announcing/launching the phone? Why now?
Assuming Samsung owns shares in Corning so Samsung just paid Corning to make the news that Galaxy Alpha got Gorilla Glass 4 since everyone will question Samsung about Gorilla Glass 4 on the Galaxy Alpha. Average joes aren't going to do lab tests to find out if their Galaxy Alphas got Gorilla Glass 4.
Hihi , oh that was the reason behind apple like pricing of this silly device !
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014Why have they not mentioned this? Unless they were asked not to?If nobody found out until they announced it, it means it's not that much of a big deal/ difference.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014Who cares what others do? When I choose a phone, I plan to use it for at least 4, 5 years. Exc... moreUhmm... 4-5 years? I don't think any smartphone lasts that long. You would have to be still using iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. As far as I have seen, people that still use iPhone 4S (2011) bought it a year or two after release, when it was cheaper. The same thing is probably true of people still using iPhone 4, they bought it later on. So in no way did they stuck with the same phone 4 years.
As for Android, everyone agrees that they get outdated a lot faster, so it's beyond me how someone can stick with one for so long.
The normal replace cycle is 2-3 years at the most. That's why carriers have 2 year contracts.
The glass is just 0.4 millimeters thin, allowing for the premium, thin look Samsung went for with the Alpha smartphone..
Nobody is buying phone to put the test as how many hammer shots it could bear. It's nonsense propaganda. It's only gimmick to sell the phone. People now understood what have and what is useless.
I'm using Galaxy S-I9000 for over 4 years. Yes, I see a little deterioration of the screen. But I don't think it is much noticeable. I like AMOLED screen on my Galaxy it is awesome.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014I had my Note 3 for 12 months of really heavy use and the screen was still awesome. Most peopl... moreWho cares what others do? When I choose a phone, I plan to use it for at least 4, 5 years. Except if a significantly better phone gets released in this time (not likely to happen).
But your last sentence is very true! So I'll quote it again:
" The bigger issue is phones that can't replace their battery when it starts to die."
You are totally right. The non-removable battery is much worse disadvantage than any AMOLED. The battery degrades much faster than the AMOLED. A dead/deteriorated battery can make the phone completely useless, while the phone stay usable even if the AMOLED screen has a lot of burn-in.
And since only Samsung and LG make phones with removable battery, there is not much choice. I hope LG will keep the removable battery in G4. If not, Samsung will be the only way to go.
ljames13, 10 Dec 2014Had an s4 for over a year (now it's with my buddy) and it's still the same as when i first bou... moreYou just want to justify your purchase because you can't admit the faulty of the technology that your phone's screen have.
All Amloed screens are going to burn in over time. You can be sure. The subpixels degrade unevenly in the Amoled screen. Of course, if you barely use your phone and you reduce the brightness, the burn-in/deterioration will be noticeable later. But if you heavily use your phone, the Amoled degrades faster.
Irelia, 10 Dec 2014Good luck calibrating your AMOLED panel when it starts to show signs of wear. Those signs bein... moreI had my Note 3 for 12 months of really heavy use and the screen was still awesome. Most people only keep their phone 1-2 years anyway.
The bigger issue is phones that can't replace their battery when it starts to die.