Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018Sony update their phones for a maximum of 3 years just like Samsung. No manufacturer updates i... moreBut the difference is Sony makes it every month in this 3 years. sammy makes it once in 3 years..
Well as i know Samsung they got nothing anyway.
One update of OS and thats it.
In case of updates Samsung is slower than any other company which sells mobile phones.
That's why getting an iPhone is cheaper in the long run.
iPhone 5S - released in 2013 - still supported on the latest version of iOS. So that's almost 5 years of support now.
Android flagship = $800+ , you get to use it for 2-3 years = $266--$500+ per year.
iPhone = $1000, updated for 5 years or more = $167--$200 per year.
This is why Android phones lose their value so fast. They become obsolete very fast.
But buying an iPhone actually saves you money in the long run. Instead of getting a new phone every couple of years, you just get a new battery and voila! A perfect working phone.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018You obviously haven't seen the Sony XZ2 Compact which is superior in EVERY WAY to your ancient... moreReally? z3 & z5 compact lost the gorgeous metal rim of z1 compact. That was why I switch to samsung (S7 then S9 now). Sony also doesn't bring the compact z5 and xz1 to Indonesia, so no hope for xz2 too).
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018It's not profitable to keep updating phones after two years, since those people on expiring co... moreI would have to disagree with you. A fully functional midrange PC that comes preinstalled with Windows OS has roughly 10 years of Microsoft support despite the ageing hardware, and this PC is similarly priced with flagship phones. I am not saying that Samsung and other brands keep updating phones up to that long nor update the phone in every iteration of the the OS, but maybe upgrade to the next 2 or 3 iterations of android (which is annual) then support for the next 2 years like security patches? That's about 4-5 years life for a FLAGSHIP device. With that philosophy, people with midrange device might actually consider instead buying a flagship phone.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018with the cost of phones going up i think this is unacceptable to have your phone dumped after ... moreIt's not profitable to keep updating phones after two years, since those people on expiring contracts will just opt for a newer phone with a new contract.
with the cost of phones going up i think this is unacceptable to have your phone dumped after 3 years. So you take out a 24 month contract and your bearly 12 month out of that and the phone is in effect obsolete, and thats if you get it on launch day. This needs increasing to 5 years from initial launch. You can still get an S7 or s7 Edge on 24 month contract so come next year it will be obsolete but id still have 12 month to pay on it. That needs to change. Somebody tweet Donald Trump.
JohnyJR, 02 Apr 2018No what i mean is that, I own a galaxy s6, and when the security updates die, thats when i fin... more"when the security updates die, thats when i find another phone." You're rich so learning to install new OS or flashing other custom firmware shouldn't be a problem. But if that's not the case, it should save you a few bucks since that's just the reason you upgrade. Majority upgrade because of better specs or their older phones are now slower due to constant apps updating and not because of some "security updates".
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018Sony update their phones for a maximum of 3 years just like Samsung. No manufacturer updates i... moreTry all, Xperia Z come 2nd JB4.1 to L5.1, longer than pixel.
S3 I9300 only update once and way so late, Note's battery will die in 1½y, so just grab new contract
LG Superfan, 03 Apr 2018What happened to Oreo update?Probably won't happen till mid-late 2018, they've only just started updating the s7 and it's variant.
On a side note I've still got my s6, use it as backup as I have an s8+ right now, if it wasn't for no expandable memory the s6 would have sold a hell of a lot more
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018Sony update their phones for a maximum of 3 years just like Samsung. No manufacturer updates i... moreAgree try all.
I prove my self after iphone is sony z 4.1 to 5.1, pixel not even come close, just security update is long, but OS support still far away
Devaacl, 03 Apr 2018What about Samsung note Note 5 receiving regular security patches Even Note 4 was.
zamroni1, 03 Apr 2018Yup. Sony's software is still the best but hardware spec and built quality is far from samsung... moreYou obviously haven't seen the Sony XZ2 Compact which is superior in EVERY WAY to your ancient and outdated Z1 Compact.
For those who are saying that Apple is the only.one updating their phones for more than 3 years... Xiaomi updated 40 devices to Miui 9 (Android nougat) and some of these devices were launced 6 years ago.
John, 03 Apr 2018This is very bad practice on behalf of Samsung. You buy premium device and pay big $$$ for it ... moreIts almost 3 years since march 2015, still unfortunate but atleast they promised what they said.
iPhone and Pixel are the king of updates for now.
John, 03 Apr 2018This is very bad practice on behalf of Samsung. You buy premium device and pay big $$$ for it ... moreUnfortunately that's the typical update cycle of any Android device whether it's Samsung or not.
Ng, 03 Apr 2018Never use any cleanup apps, even samsung built in by clean master. But sometime will accident... moreThat's too simplistic. Some apps work better if you rebuild the cache. Some people don't know how to clean their phones using a file manager or disable unwanted apps. Some can't detect apps with telemetry and ads - I can, and I know how to block it. Some people complain their phones lag, while my S5 is almost as good as new. Generally I'd agree, but most people don't tinker with their phones as much as we nerds do. My S5 has more free RAM on boot now than when it was new. ;-) All I'm saying is that people who aren't techies have a few good options that will take care of things for them.