Something really needed now is USB type c in mid-range phones like Moto g.
Alien , 07 Jan 2018I don't know about others, but if a phone lacks: - SD card slot - 3.5mm jack - waterproofin... moreYep i have a huge amount of music so unless the basic option is 128GB, it's completely useless to me without a dedicated SD slot. Without a 3.5mm jack too.
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2018They practically removed it already. In dual sim phones, at least.I don't know about others, but if a phone lacks:
- SD card slot
- 3.5mm jack
I don't care about the rest of the specs anymore. I'm NOT interested even if someone gave it to me for free. I don't want it. Period.
HTC will never ever see me buying one of their phones again for removing the 3.5mm jack.
So far it seems only Sammy and Sony please me. Lg V30 is cool but their looping good problems form the past and lazy updates make me say pass.
As for the replika brands - Keep your junk! I'd rather use an old monochrome dumb phone than one of those replikas...
1. Bigger batteries
2. Removable and replaceable batteries
3. Two years and timely update support (especially security patches)
4. Better memory management, increasing RAM size is not a solution. Optimize the apps
5. A choice of 3.5mm headphone jacks
6. If it is not broken don't fix it or replace with even worse replacement in the name that it is outdated.
7. OEMs please respect our right to privacy
Alien , 07 Jan 2018Don't forget about the SD card slot They practically removed it already. In dual sim phones, at least.
TheAverageUser, 07 Jan 2018Most necessary feature : Not removing the headphone jackDon't forget about the SD card slot
Most excited that I think we are finally seeing some real battery life improvements. Every Snapdragon 835 device on the market has above average battery life, even the Z2 Force and Xperia XZ1 that have smaller capacity batteries. It's such a blast to finally have a really good chip like that regarding energy efficiency. Also, Kirin 970 seems to be a big step up, and the Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 seem super promising. Even the midrange/low-end has stepped up finally with amazing chips like Exynos 7885 and Snapdragon 660, not to mention Snapdragon 450, 632/636 and Kirin 659. Even MediaTek, out of all the bottom-of-the barrel chipmakers, stepped up this year with their excellent Helio P20/23/25 lineup.
I'm truly excited to see what 2018 has to offer. I'm hoping that this will be the year we will finally start seeing Cortex-A55 and maybe even A72/73's trickling down to the lowest of the low end. I'm also hoping that Moto, Xiaomi, HMD Nokia and the rest start supplying even their most inexpensive devices with USB-C 1.0 ports and fingerprint scanners at least. Software is catching up too, Android 8.1 seems like a god-given gift to underperforming devices (well, at least to those that'll likely get the update, like Nokia 3, 2, 5 and 6).
Oh, lastly - considering OnePlus devices are starting to become more and more expensive each year, maybe the time would be right for a OnePlus X (2018)? Imagine OnePlus X with a Snapdragon 660 or even the Snapdragon 632/636 - would be a killer budget phone.
Sebastian Arida, 07 Jan 2018- Slow-Mo at 960 fps at least 6 to 10 second..
- Big batt for better endurance..
- Xenon fla... more960fps for 10 seconds is impossible.
It is harder than record 3h of 4K@30.
Sensor needs at least 10 of ram inside
- Slow-Mo at 960 fps at least 6 to 10 second..
- Big batt for better endurance..
- Xenon flash ( errr I miss the moment when We have Sony Cybershot / Nokia N Series years ago)..
AnonD-597325, 07 Jan 2018New tech of battery And removeable google service (google-less)Google-less? Go buy an iphone or Google-less China android phone.
I want a compact phone around 4". No need for any of those buzzwords.