"If it runs Android, don't buy it." (that's my guiding rule when buying smartphones)
This is another reason why Android is not a viable option for a smartphone.
- needs a huge, unjustified amounts of resources and processing power to run (and still doesn't manage to run smooth)
- has an outdated interface (currently trying to catch up to Windows Phone's flat design interface)
- apps are run in the most inefficient way
- has security holes everywhere
- needs weekly restarts in order to still be responsive (while other phones run for months without any restarts required)
- basic apps (calendar, contacts, email, messages, etc.) are a mess; they look and work like each one of them was created by a different freelancer, lacking design consistency, being visually unappealing, crashing, lacking basic features, etc.
The only thing that tricks people into buying Android phones is the Play Store -- but that is mostly a bunch of different apps which copy each other and do the same useless thing(s).
So yeah... If you want to be able to install funny fart apps from 1000+ app devs and use custom launchers (because that's the only way you can make Android look appealing), then Android is the way to go.
But if you want productivity, you buy a Windows Phone; if you want to show off, you buy an iPhone; if you need great messaging functionality, you buy a Blackberry with a physical keyboard.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2015hoohohooo.. this is what you'll always get forever, if u keep buying droid devices. no updates... moreOh yeah...Get an iOS device that gets a few updates because the system barely updates or changes and only the very very previous version even gets more than a half baked bump up in software.
where its limited and has continually had the world lead in app crashes by a huge margin for years.
And even better iOS 7 & 8 bugs, crashes, and lags.
And as if WP has not dropped the ball on countless devices in bulk before.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2015did Samsung break another record for shortest updates support? They actually tend to be one of the best...
this is just ridiculous though
This is so sad. I was hoping to get one of these (for it's ultimate imaging capabilities), but turns out I have to wait for the successor. It's not a large dealbreaker not having lollipop, but having the newest is the best (imo)
aussiehk, 03 Aug 2015I feel bad for people who buy these "non-mainstream" devices and then miss out on up... moreThere is no other device of this caliber and type... It is a successful merge between a point and shoot and a smartphone but unfortunately it didn't sell quite well and there isn't a successor so far
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2015hoohohooo.. this is what you'll always get forever, if u keep buying droid devices. no updates... moreGet me a wp or iOS device that has a 10x optical zoom lens camera... HOW MANY ARE THERE? NONE.. SO Shut up
hoohohooo.. this is what you'll always get forever, if u keep buying droid devices. no updates after 2 years (or less).
Go buy wp or ios devices.
Standard for Samsung, only the flagship models gets reasonable support (and even then for a short time), most others models get no major updates, you need to buy the next model when available.
aussiehk, 03 Aug 2015I feel bad for people who buy these "non-mainstream" devices and then miss out on up... moreConsumers are getting smart. They stop buying these non mainstream device from samsung.