JdRDMS, 26 Mar 2020This is a notable improvement compared to the A10, which this is a successor to. Better camera... moreOk forgive the way I worded that. Even if they're improving aspects. Improving absolute garbage doesn't mean it's no longer absolute garbage. There's way better phones for the price. Like worlds better. On Amazon the A10 goes for $175 and I can't imagine the A11 will really be any different. For that price you can get the vastly superior Lenovo K10 Note with the Snapdragon 710, 6 gigs of RAM, 128 gigs of storage, and a 1080p display. And that doesn't waste development and research costs on a useless punch hole. Because these notched 1080p LCDs are already in mass production and cheap to get I'd imagine. Which further proves my point that cheap phones like that shouldn't have punch hole displays.
joe nodden, 26 Mar 2020Except they aren't improving other aspects at all. This A11 is garbage in every way possible a... moreThis is a notable improvement compared to the A10, which this is a successor to. Better cameras, processor, a fingerprint reader, much better battery, etc. It's not as much of an improvement to the A10s, but they were released just 6 months apart, so it's not expected to be a huge improvement.
Either way, that wasn't your original argument. Your original argument was "low-end phones shouldn't have flagship designs." Improvements in specs wasn't part of it. I know I made that argument, but your argument was about the design, not the specs.
JdRDMS, 25 Mar 2020I see your point, but if companies are able to put punch-hole cameras and high screen-to-body ... moreExcept they aren't improving other aspects at all. This A11 is garbage in every way possible apart from the battery.
joe nodden, 25 Mar 2020They should focus on improving other aspects before spending money on making it look like some... moreI see your point, but if companies are able to put punch-hole cameras and high screen-to-body ratios and keep the price less than $300 while also putting in other improvements, then it's probably a sign that putting these in doesn't cost that much.
JdRDMS, 25 Mar 2020Also, why shouldn't companies aim to make their phones look premium? Just because it's a low-e... moreThey should focus on improving other aspects before spending money on making it look like something it's not.
joe nodden, 19 Mar 2020Because it's trying to be something it's not. Also, why shouldn't companies aim to make their phones look premium? Just because it's a low-end device doesn't mean it has to look like one. If anything a flagship look would be beneficial because your phone won't scream "this is a $200 phone!" It'll help the phone blend in with the flagship crowd, in a good way. Sure some people might recognize the phone, and they'll know then that it's a budget phone, but not everyone memorizes phone designs, and not everyone actively looks around to see what phones people have. Basically, if it looks like a flagship, most people will assume it's a flagship, which is a good thing.
(replying to joe nodden)
What? No lol! That just means that advances in technology are allowing these to be put on a low-end phone. Tons of budget phones have these now. The Honor Play 3, Motorola One Action, Infinix S5 lite, vivo Z5x, etc. By your logic, why don't we have iPhone 5-level screen bezels, a 480p screen, and only one camera? Because it's 2020, and we're not that restricted anymore. The iPhone 9 is rumored to have huge bezels and only one camera, but it has the same processor as the iPhone 11 (which is years ahead of every current flagship by the way), flagship camera quality, and guaranteed 5+ years of software updates (it's an Apple phone after all), at just $400 to make up for that.
I apologize if I'm coming off as too angry, but it just is what it is.
BULJA, 18 Mar 2020Why not?Because it's trying to be something it's not.
This phone makes no sense. Why bother with a punch hole and high screen to body ratio on such a low end phone.
Riaz Madappally, 15 Mar 2020It is because the market demands bigger screens and companies are doing their best to satisfy ... moreJust take a look at Samsung Galaxy S20, or even, older, cheaper from A series, Samsung Galaxy A40.. Also Galaxy S10e, Galaxy A20e. Those phones re compact phones by today standards, and usable with one hand. There is also new galaxy, that is compact (and cheap), Galaxy A01, with 5.7" but with big botton, why this Galaxy A11 does not have same 5.7" screen (and smaller dimensions). Like there is no already 200 phones on the market with 6"+ or evben 6.5"+ screens from all OEMs..
Riaz Madappally, 15 Mar 2020It is because the market demands bigger screens and companies are doing their best to satisfy ... moreBut dimensions of iPhone 7, and 8 (with 4.7") is similar to those 5.8" in 20:9 aspect ratio, and more and more phones is in 20:9 ratio (some of them 22:9), so how hard is to make 6" phone, no wider than iPhone 7? And i think 6" is sweet spot.
kokowawa, 14 Mar 2020i really really hate the fact that phones are getting bigger and taller, i like to use my phon... moreIt is because the market demands bigger screens and companies are doing their best to satisfy the customers.
4 inch screen small for today's standards, as many of us use mobile phone for payment apps, editings, office purposes and all.
I feel 4.7 inch iPhone 7 is decent (but it doesn't have a 3.5mm audio jack)
iPhone 8 I won't recommend because of the glass back
Really liking what Samsung puts out for the entry subset of A series, quite surprised it's even getting a triple camera and hole punch at this price.
Ogie Enike, 14 Mar 2020I believe it will likely come with an Exynos Chip. Probably the 7884 or 9611The spec sheet clearly says it's 1.8 Ghz, not 1.6+1.35 or 2.3+1.7 that 7884 and 9611 uses, respectively.
Although it's also likely to be 7904 as well, as it uses 1.8+1.6.
Guys, 14 Mar 2020Just use a smartwatch..............................so i either use a phone that is as the same size as my shoes, or use a smartwatch ?? why not just make a phone that is handy, i miss phones with heights between 130 and 145, something like the xz2 compact or the galaxy s10e.... you cant use facebook or watch youtube on a smartwatch, but you can do on a 5 inch screen phone.