Broken phone parts are all over my home no value.
AnonD-754814, 25 Feb 2020Unlike US, EU at least think about its people's need .I am from Germany and EU doesn't give a crap about any matter. It's all for formality. I don't even bother with warranties for many years now because they take too long or get declined anyways. The only positive warranty support I experienced was with Kingston. The worst was with Apple.
Good intentions alone don't make the EU consumer centric. I hope this succeeds though.
While they are at it, they should force a standard for internet speeds. We don't even have proper fiber coverage in Germany xD. LTE with 3GB monthly limit cost over 40 euros (50mb/s) last time I checked (a year ago).
someone, 25 Feb 2020EU is seriously consumer friendly ... 1. Respects privacy and brings in new laws 2. Push for... moreYes Google and Facebook and others are paying fines every week under EU laws for breaching privacy, while in USA, they don't get in trouble the same way with the Courts.
AnonD-754814, 25 Feb 2020Unlike US, EU at least think about its people's need .The Yellow Vest, agriculture farmers, Anti-Brexit, etc. says - hold my blunt!
Finaly some good news
If this passes, I can honestly see Apple leave the EU market. They are already crying after the USB-C standardization.
Berserker, 25 Feb 2020Couple of years back I've purchased a galaxy s7 from the german media markt with a very small ... moreThat's the retailer and that's a standard answer. You'd have to log a consumer complaint to get it checked if they're allowed to say that, which sounds doubtful.
Perfect decision !
AnonD-762416, 25 Feb 2020There is a consumer law protecting you for burn-ins. Unfortunately, that only covers 6 months.... moreCouple of years back I've purchased a galaxy s7 from the german media markt with a very small peck of dust underneath the glass, maybe 3 or 4 pixels in size.
After explaining to the employ that i want a replacement she told me that display with less that defective pixels is not covered under warranty because it is not categorised as defect :D
I dont know if it was a samsung policy or by the retailer but it was a very frustrating experience.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2020This will also cover batteries for tablets. A side-effect of this new policy will be the demis... moreThis is incredibly true if batteries would expand overall lifespan
People will really start to experience burn in and other
Quality dips with oled screen quality
AnonD-762416, 25 Feb 2020There is a consumer law protecting you for burn-ins. Unfortunately, that only covers 6 months.... moreTrue. You need to do an argument for screen replacement between 6th and 24th month. But it works. At least for Huawei I am sure from my personal experience. No idea for others really probably yes again.
Next step is for batteries to only come in a few sizes - similar to the current AA, AAA, C, D, etc sizes.
This sound good on paper but when you realized that this force smartphone to manufacture in a certain way which will hammer down on innovation.
Same with the charging port directive. It do sound good when all smartphone have the same port but it also mean that it will be extremely difficult to introduce new technology. Remember how mUSB 2.0 is so much diffirent compare to current type C one. If the rule pass then future connect need to have backward compatibility which lock the design in a certain way with its limitations.
It will all come down to the final wording but EU should not forcing a certain way to manufacturing unless it endangers the immediate user.
Good news for the consumers
EU is seriously consumer friendly ...
1. Respects privacy and brings in new laws
2. Push for uniform phone charging port
3. Push for easier battery replacements
4. Avoid data roaming charges
These guys are legit
As I know in europe (not sure is it in every country) warranty is 2 years. North America gets only 1 year and for additional you need to pay.
Europe is more consumer friendly.