Yeah. I could have been using my Nexus 5 till now weren't for the small battery and storage.
My Samsung S8+ developed touch problems at the top edges, left and right. So disappointing as I never dropped the phone. 😒
won't change my phone from 2016 until someone releases a decent small phone...
It's not just the headphone jack. Why are we paying more for hardware removal and negligence? No MicroSD slot on any flagships this year except the Galaxy S20 series, Moto Edge, Xperia, and LG V60, the X55 chip killing the battery even FASTER than the X50 (when it's supposed to be an 'upgrade'), and basically limiting options on uniqueness. Every phone has a God-Forsaken punch hole or even DUAL punch hole screen, 20,000 cameras (a whopping 2 of which are useful at all), and batteries that will last a year before not lasting a full day due to updates and the already small capacities for the sake of "THIN BEZELESS PREMIUM LUXURIOUS PHONE TO SHOW OFF MY CLASS TO EVERY PEASANT AROUND ME".
It's getting ridiculous. I respect the Xperia phones for doing what they did (despite being way too expensive for below-average battery life) as well as gaming phones for at least being unique. I'm currently waiting to see if HTC has a flagship up it's sleeve, ROG 3, or Mate 40X gets my interest as I've had my LG V20 to the point of showing its age. I just can't buy a new phone this year if all these phones screw the pooch. I don't want to 'settle' if I'm dropping loads of money on a phone.
F.Y.I. I live in the US. Not a lot of good options for mid-rangers and flagships out here (can't use any Xiaomi phone that isn't the Mi 10, not Poco, nor Meizu, nor Realme, nor Narzo, nor even the new Moto that came out in Europe).
Paulw, 12 Jul 2020For the average phone buyer out there DIY battery replacement is not an option as it used to be. Personally, I believe that the water proofing seal was implemented to make it harder for people to replace the battery in their phones. The reason I say this is because phone warranties do not cover water damage and your phone is bound to get water damage if you drop it in a pool even even if it has an ip rating.
The main reason I'm still holding onto my S8 is the price. Phones have increased in price while still not giving much of an upgrade. Size is another concern, most phones are too big.
Paulw, 12 Jul 2020For the average phone buyer out there DIY battery replacement is not an option as it used to be. Why DIY? Companies like Samsung can do it for cheap.
3rd party stores do it for Even cheaper.
Each new generation of phones from any manufacturer get flimsier. I remember having a Redmi Note 3 and it was built like a tank with Aluminium body. Then Redmi 5 after that did not feel so sturdy. The newest Redmi phones are pure crap and the backs feel like they were made from Polythene film. Like typical cheap Chinese stuff. Prices increase but durability goes down.
ThePong, 12 Jul 2020But phones with low-end specs will have trouble loading up IG/FB and can stutter while scrolli... moreOnly because facebook keeps updating their apps almost weekly for weird reasons. Probably added bloat or moving menus or options all over the place because they can.
Blackk Mamba , 12 Jul 2020"Also, while using an older Android version is fine, phone batteries start showing their ... moreWhen no one makes removable batteries anymore, they will be free to charge 100 dollar or more. Or totally stop making batteries so people change phones.
Hope a sensible law somewhere comes out and put these makers in their place.
Note7 owner, 12 Jul 2020The newer phones don't make people's Facebook or IG post any better or faster. There... moreBut phones with low-end specs will have trouble loading up IG/FB and can stutter while scrolling. There's a reason FB Lite is made.
Blackk Mamba , 12 Jul 2020"Also, while using an older Android version is fine, phone batteries start showing their ... moreThis amount of money buys you aftermarket batteries used in phones with replacable back.
Blackk Mamba , 12 Jul 2020"Also, while using an older Android version is fine, phone batteries start showing their ... moreFor the average phone buyer out there DIY battery replacement is not an option as it used to be.
As long as the OS is still supported
I've had a Galaxy S5 then an S8 and now an S10e which I'll probably keep as long as I can. Wish I knew about custom ROMs in the past otherwise I'd still be using my S5.
"Also, while using an older Android version is fine, phone batteries start showing their age after 2-3 years"
Phone batteries can be easily replaced for 10$-20$ cheap.
You should have added option of untill it breaks XD
I still have the Mate 10 Pro released in 2017. I think the performance of the phone is still there but the 6GB RAM isn't sufficient. The battery has degraded so much but its I still get around 6Hrs of SOT. The camera tho is the most disappointing part of it, its very, very inferior now compared to when I got it. The camera worsened after every update and I think people should watch out on that before buying Huawei. Some people have experienced the same so it isn't only me.
The simple reason is the money.
The newer phones don't make people's Facebook or IG post any better or faster. There's really no reason to get these newer phones.
2-3 years it is perfect for me