HPe, 30 Dec 2017Edge screens that you now see on every phone in the world. Even iPhones and upcoming Sony phon... moreLooks better but has people covering them up or holding their phones like they gonna get electrocuted.
Friend had one pay for the price of nearly a newer phone after a slight drop from the table wrecked that beautiful edge screen.
Still way too expensive for a trash device from a corrupted company. The fair price of these iJunks battery replacement is Max 15$.
This is another apple trickery, for you to spend more money for your old ios device, that actually won't be resolved with just battery replacement. He just want you to recycle your iDevice with a newer one but, he keeps upgrading the "unreasonable price" and with just a minimum features upgrade every year. I think the apple right now is not being friendly at all he just want to make more money and doesn't even care to make a big leap of innovation, because what i saw in the new iDevice isn't even innovation that the old apple makes and success to capture the heart of everyone. The new iDevice is just a good lookin phone but with a regressed feature and with an upgraded "unreaseonable price" even more
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2017S6 was a game changer because they succumbed to populist view of beautiful premium metal/glass... moreEdge screens that you now see on every phone in the world. Even iPhones and upcoming Sony phones. Because it simply looks better.
The S6 was more than conforming to the general design language. Remember that everybody were all obsessed with HTC-like aluminium phones? That ended with the S6. Again, because it simply looked better. Apple even made a faux-glass looking paint job on their phone that year to avoid sales drops.
Apple has also lobbied against right-to-repair legislation, which would allow third-party repair shops and typical consumers to more easily fix their broken phones. Proposed right-to-repair laws typically require companies to publish their repair manuals, as well as make the necessary repair tools available for purchase rather than requiring a specialist to make these repairs.
Wiens says that, ideally, right-to-repair legislation would pass and ensure consumers have the ability to fix their devices on their own terms without having to deal with warranties or acquire difficult-to-find tools
If the user doesn't want to pay for the battery replacement then the iPhone must be a lagPhone, very pathetic user have to pay once the battery getting old.
I did own All of the iPhone model from the iPhone to the iPhone 7 but, I will wait for the iPhone Xx next Year.
SwaggyP, 30 Dec 2017Then again iPhone 8 is basically Apple's mid-ranger.
iPhone X is actually the direct competi... moreSamsung was never in the specs war with anyone.
Their products are all about customizations.
While Apple is about user friendly optimization for their user.
But, All of Apple products do hold it's value against the rest of the companies in the tech world.
SwaggyP, 30 Dec 2017Then again iPhone 8 is basically Apple's mid-ranger. iPhone X is actually the direct competi... moreStill, Samsung is better in long run. And spec wise... I only use my phone for texting and taking photos. Eventually for watching videos. I don't need crazy specs for gaming or stuff like that.
HPe, 30 Dec 2017Did you miss the entire 2015 with the launch of the S6? That was a major game changer. 2016? T... moreS6 was a game changer because they succumbed to populist view of beautiful premium metal/glass backs vs ugly plastic on S5. A total turnaround from their wallhugger advert where they made fun of apple users. It was also the start of changing peoples habits by making them buy slim premium devices AND a 2x thick power bank to help them make it thru the day.
The S7 meanwhile condtioned people into silly gimmicks like the edge screens AND buying protective cases to cover that delicate innovative feature.
Sure what's the point of replacing the battery? The cpu frequency has been clocked down and pushed by apple software! Even if you replace the battery you will not gain any performance.
Onyxia, 30 Dec 2017Not if you own a Samsung phone tho, especially their flagship. If you turn off, for example, a... moreThe firmware level anti-theft tracking on Samsung devices began already with the S2 or S3, I think.
SwaggyP, 30 Dec 2017Samsung used to be great (peaked in 2014) don't think that they still are though. By contra... moreDid you miss the entire 2015 with the launch of the S6? That was a major game changer. 2016? The S7 is a brilliant device and had it not been for the battery the Note 7 would have been a flagship contender even today. Let's completely ignore how Samsung changed the industry design language in 2017 with the S8, shall we? Samsung has been the flagship trendsetter for two whole mobile upgrade cycles.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2017i work in phone insurance and i can tell you right now that to disable a phones tracking all y... moreNot if you own a Samsung phone tho, especially their flagship. If you turn off, for example, a Note 8 while in the lock screen, it doesn't actually turn it off. Instead, it would automatically be in an extreme low power lock down mode. The Note 8 will turn on all the necessary stuff to track your phone, but to the thief, it's basically turn off to their eyes. And it will stay on that mode until you put in your pin, or the battery drain, which would take a few month, enough time to find your phone. I think this feature was already implemented since the Galaxy S6 in 2015, the first phone from Samsung without a user removable battery. See, unlike most manufacturers, Samsung actually think all of it thoroughly. No other phone manufacturer do this except the Pixel 2/2 XL.
This is a lot better and safer than having a removable battery. When a thief stole your phone, pull out your battery, its game over for you. But having a sealed in battery, you have a higher chance to find your phone :)
SwaggyP, 30 Dec 2017You don't need plastic to have removable batteries (LG G5, Jiayu G5) Also thieves disabling... moreLG G5 concept is great but the module is quite loose and there wont be any IP rating with such design. About the thief thing, dont debate on it. It just an idea.
Luxor, 30 Dec 2017With the battery safe inside the phone, it makes it harder for a thief to disable security or ... morei work in phone insurance and i can tell you right now that to disable a phones tracking all you need to do is switch it off, FMIP is constantly beaten by thief's switching off the phone. having a removable battery doesn't effect tracking software, a switched off phone or dead battery can do the same thing. an easily replaceable battery will just allow people to maintain phones for longer without specialist tools and lowering risk of damaging other components at the same time.
Luxor, 30 Dec 2017With the battery safe inside the phone, it makes it harder for a thief to disable security or ... moreYou don't need plastic to have removable batteries (LG G5, Jiayu G5)
Also thieves disabling the phone's tracking is a moot point. It's a doubled edged sword. It's you that you can't stop tracking as well and you're constantly surveilled. If you prefer that be my guest. From thieves you can protect yourself, from constant surveillance not.
Markli, 30 Dec 2017This is the hot topic now a days.
(Below Opinion is based on my own personal experience while... moreSamsung used to be great (peaked in 2014) don't think that they still are though.
By contrast Apple used to be underwhelming (iPhone 6 was all time low in specs), don't think that they haven't *markedly* improved since.
Your experience with 2013/2014 phones is moot because things are almost opposite nowadays...