The-Artist, 19 Jan 2018Planned obsolescence is a real phenomenon affecting the smartphone industry, whether you belie... moreSo what's your lesson? Never buy phones that have non-removable battery. And never install updates. Make sure you disabled automatic updates and forced updates. Also, never buy phones from the mobile operators (carriers). Always buy factory unlocked phones from independent shops. Because mobile operators remove features and options (like FM Radio, option to disable automatic updates, ...), pre-install bloatwares and push forced updates that you can't prevent without root.
Since Samsung started copying iPhone since Galaxy S6, they implement as much planned obsolescence as possible. The non-removable battery is as close as is definable to planned obselecence.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2018Some brands have a better "philosophy" than others. Back in the day, I would defend Nokia neck... moreYou forgot to mention all the Nokia execs had shiny helmets and you had dirty knees...
My Note 4 died not long after I installed MM.
I suspect it overloads the hardware and inevitably leads to self destruct.
After exactly two years my Galaxy S4 and later Note 4 started having mysterious problems. I'm noting the two years mark because that's how long I had payment plans for each. So basically after the phones were paid off. The S4 suddenly had a constant "Sim card removed, Reboot" message and the only choice was to keep rebooting. Note 4 developed a problem where it wouldn't always power on. The Note 4 would be dead for an hour then after some tries it might power on. I also noticed this happened after "security" updates. It's pretty freaking suspicious if you ask me. In the past I owned Nexus phones which, by the way, ALL still work, including the Nexus One! I've since gone back to Google and have a Pixel 2.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018So they denied it??? Thats what you call investigating, recalling and replacing, and then reva... moreSamsung doesn't admit their decision to built in a bigger battery capacity is the main false and put all the false to the battery company.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018When the Note 7 explode Samsung also deny it is has a faulty hardware designs.So they denied it??? Thats what you call investigating, recalling and replacing, and then revalling and discontinuing. While offerring refunds, exchanges, and bonus. Plus future deals. While publicly releasing the rsults of the investigation which was initially their own fault.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2018indeed. brand loyalty is a stupid think to do.
i dont understand why some people blindly defe... moreAgree but we live in a stupid era where money rules everything.
Stupid fenicians got an idea 3500 years ago before Jesus Christ and from then we have a money.
I really wish for a day simillar to the star-trek series where will exist no money yet all people will be unified and work as a one civilization for the existence of a whole civilization.
When the Note 7 explode Samsung also deny it is has a faulty hardware designs.
Just because Apple is a bad company and slows down older iphones doesn't mean samsung does it too. Samsung isn't a bad company like Apple.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2018indeed. brand loyalty is a stupid think to do.
i dont understand why some people blindly defe... moreSome brands have a better "philosophy" than others. Back in the day, I would defend Nokia neck and tail because Nokia simply rulled. Besides the well known high quality cameras, Nokia had all features you could dream of in a phone. Nokia smartphones where truly smart-phones and not useless toys to go on Snapchat and will be obsolete in 6 months.
Nokia had FM radio transmitter-receiver, cable earpiece phone control, HDMI out, dedicated mic-in, even the cheapest Nokia smartphone not in the N or E-series had good dedicated audio DAC (something so scares in latest phones), of course removable batteries but the best part is very easy to open and fix hardware, of course solid durable hardware, they had OLED since back in 2009, you could even use your Nokia with mouse and keyboard to edit documents on an external screen, NFC in 2009, Xenon flash, GPS, accelerometer (or maybe gyroscope), compass for GPS, light sensor and automatic brightness, also
Software wise Nokia had a Beta Labs (like today but in better, at least I don't have a Nokia now so I can't tell), in the Beta Labs they had all type of prototype software like things Glance Screen, tap to wake-up, and the list goes on and on.
Nokia was insane. Until Microsoft or better said the Elop came. So, I can tell you, there is no need to be a fanboy, but simple some brands have clearly better philosophy than others.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2018There's no need to, the poor OLED panel will wear out in time.No poor oled panel here. Just avery advanced one that is the best displays in mobiles.
Sorry about your luck
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2018It was made popular by the very first Iphone and implemented by the Note 5. The lack of expand... moreNot the same at all. And was introduced specifically to the Galaxy range... with the S6.
And it was not the same thing. That had to do with drivers and controllers with ufs more so than anything else. And something that fixed in the next release.
Though Im sure if they really wanted to they could have worked around it, but also had to focus more on thinness.
Apple did it for control and profits. And kept it that way since.
BigMillions, 20 Jan 2018I haven't seen the Galaxy Note 5 slowing down. You must be kidding me. It was made popular by the very first Iphone and implemented by the Note 5. The lack of expandable storage was also copied but people immediately felt the effect so there was a backlash.
Batteries differ in quality, be they originals or third party. I've had mixed experiences with both Nokia and china made batts.
Some of my fellow Note 3/4 users managed to hold on longer, especially those with zerolemon normal/extended battery. Apparently, we are deemed bad for the industry.
Sealed batteries already scream planned obsolence. Even more now that they make it difficult to remove them.
The-Artist, 19 Jan 2018I always perform a factory reset before and after updating. After that, I set up my phone cust... moreI hope you can get that resolved. And that worries me too.
They make way too much profits to not support these devices, to not make them right, and not support them properly.
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018Car manufacturers don't update the software of their engine management system (I'm not talking... more Not the same in any way shape or form.
However sadly this is just as real and if not is actually just as big or worse an issue with cars.
It's a corporate greed problem in this terrible world.
Cars are generally not made with quality or the idea to last as long. And even sometimes knowing that it will break down.
You think 1k for a phone or 40 bux a month for 2 years is a lot? What about 20-40k and hundreds a month for years??