pro, 29 Apr 2020too high priceProbably because of the chipset. Aside from 5G addition the performance of the new chipset is doubled actually. It pretty close to a flagship now. Can't compare this with regular Galaxy A51.
Spanky, 29 Apr 2020I think that 2 major OS updates, like Samsung is offering on all of their phones, is enough. T... more"The problem with updating the OS beyond 1-2 major versions is that each new iteration requires more and more resources,... ."
Not true at all. Where did you got such misinformation?
Look how in the XDA-developers forums, ancient devices are still getting supported by a huge active community.
Nexus 6P (from 2015) for example, has currently 8 (!) iterations of Android 10 with different flavors, thanks to the hobby developers.
The even the 2 years older LG Nexus 5 from *2013* (already 7 yrs old) has a couple Android 10 roms too. It runs LineageOS 17.1 rom (Android 10) flawlessly. Even better than older Android versions. And just to put things into perspective, this device was shipped with Android 4.0! Jelly Bean... This device has today way less computational power than a cheap noname smartphone for ~50 euro.
The Android OS doesn't get "heavier" during the years, it just get more sophisticated. It's the Manufacturers that decide to kill their expensive devices way too early. Now flagships cost ~1300 euro, but still get only 2 major Android updates. "Midrange" phones are considered now the 400-700euro models. And they call them "cheap", "budget category"... looks like we consumers lost our common sense lately.
Spanky, 29 Apr 2020I think that 2 major OS updates, like Samsung is offering on all of their phones, is enough. T... moreNot when this model supposedly comes with 6GB RAM yeah? If there's any Android partner OEM that has the least excuse to not be able to work with this, it's Samsung... Been at this game long enough.
That and the base Android + security patches' while yes comes with some sys overhead, the real problem is ultimately the OEM side UI implementations and optimizations, that my friend is where the bloat floats. And their only best excuse for limiting ver upds.
Not to mention the most obvious reason that they don't care about e-waste over burdening the landfills and rather have people buy phones every 2 years.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 20202020 is the year where (most) entry phones get mid-range prices, mid-range phones get (former)... moreI think that 2 major OS updates, like Samsung is offering on all of their phones, is enough. The problem is to offer several years of security updates after those first 2 years of OS updates (Samsung offers an additional year of security patches on mid-range and low-end devices, for a total of 3 years of updates).
The problem with updating the OS beyond 1-2 major versions is that each new iteration requires more and more resources, while the phone has the same hardware. This makes everything run slower. Maybe flagships could handle several major OS updates with little slowdown, but nothing is guaranteed. And for mid-range (and especially low-end) devices, where RAM is limited, this puts a bigger strain on the available resources and you end up only being able to run a couple of apps at the same time.
2020 is the year where (most) entry phones get mid-range prices, mid-range phones get (former) flagship prices and flagship smartphones gets into high-end gaming PC price category...
At least they should support their devices longer with major Android versions and security updates. Supporting a device only for 1-3 years, when you pay a huge amount of money is not enough. Even my Router that i bought for 5 years ago, for 80 euros still gets updates.
Dear Chinese OEMS, pls start retailing in South Korea and finish Samsung in their Homeland, Please.
pro, 29 Apr 2020too high priceA lot better chipset and 5G for extra 70-80 bucks