MrHong, 06 Dec 2020I think you got confused. Even if Apple iPhone's GPU is powerful, actual performance of S... moreCheck the actual benchmarks for apple graphics and you'll realize you are confused. They are way more powerful. I'm not talking about the processor, that's a different thing and snapdragon is more powerful in some cases but the graphics unit is over the top on high-end iphones.
This should not come as a surprise. Technology will always become obsolete and later dropped out of support. Previously I did use a Gear Fit 2, Moto 360 (1st gen), Garmin Vivoactive. Sold the Gear due to poor battery, Moto 360 is out of support from android wear and gave the Garmin to my dad.
Currently using a conventional watch. Never have to worry about getting obsolete. Of course you will miss out the tech features of the smartwatch but it does not really matter that much for me since everything is done on a smartphone.
Solun1, 05 Dec 2020I was reacting to someone’s comment about screen flicker issues, learn to reply to comments yo... moreI think you got confused. Even if Apple iPhone's GPU is powerful, actual performance of SD should not fall behind by a big margin. And considering why Chinese phones have extremely good gaming performance (despite clunky UI).
I don't know if it's an optimisation issue or just the thermals struggling (I doubt this as Gary Explains tested a RedMagic phone and active cooling makes little difference but lowered surface temperatures).
If Chong Liu can get 45fps at max settings in Genshin with a SD Note 20 Ultra, my S20 FE 5G cycles 25-40fps after 15-20 mins at this settings (the frame drops are worse), though I think that channel is just a publicity stunt.
As for the screen flickering, I think someone replied to you. No, my screen did not flicker. The touch sensor is flawed, so multitouch has erratic movements. It's disturbing in games. Typing is subjectively a bit slow. If my phone flickered then I would have not waited and sent it straight back to Samsung.
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2020What are you blabbering about?!? S20 FE 5g is powered by snapdragon 865 just like any other to... moreI was reacting to someone’s comment about screen flicker issues, learn to reply to comments you actually want to reply to.
masterv, 04 Dec 2020I wouldn't buy any Samsung Smartwatch anymore, because they advertise some functions whic... moreGermany is well known for its late developments in relation with card payments, mobile and watch payments. I live here and before corona a lot of shops were not allowing any card payments, just cash. I am happy now there is a choice at least. One of the little benefits of the pandemy.
They not only dropped support already, they broken my Samsung Active 2 smartwatch with the last update which lost it's ability to work with watch's sensors (not that it was ever accurate). Its same as with applegate, if it's old better break it so people buy new ones. I hope Samsung is next in line for a class action lawsuit.
Solun1, 05 Dec 2020Most iphones have more powerful graphics unit than Samsung phones (except the most expensive S... moreThe 5G version is using a Snapdragon 865 chipset and not the Exynos 990. Still, I have some thermal throttling in some games, I think it's an optimisation issue from the games or phone. PUBG Mobile runs smoothly at HDR Extreme without throttling, but Genshin Impact struggles to run at high 30fps (fps dips to 25 after some time). That said, the performance for daily use is still excellent and matches my iPhone 11 (in heavy gaming iPhone gets hot and throttles as well)
Still, it's well-compensated by the great cameras and battery. Had the screen ran well then I would have kept the phone.
Solun1, 05 Dec 2020Most iphones have more powerful graphics unit than Samsung phones (except the most expensive S... moreWhat are you blabbering about?!? S20 FE 5g is powered by snapdragon 865 just like any other top end Samsung released this year outside Europe, where they sell the poor Exynos. Even better, the EU version for 5g is also the same one with snapdragon!
MrHong, 04 Dec 2020I'm going to drop out of Samsung after my bad experience with my S20 FE 5G. It's jus... moreMost iphones have more powerful graphics unit than Samsung phones (except the most expensive Samsung phones) so if you wanted the S20 FE for high-end gaming, that was not a good buy :(. Also sorry to hear about your screen issues. I know some people who have the phone and don't have issues but I know some people. But you should be able to return the phone through the 2 year warranty option without problems unless they repair your issue.
abigfanoftechs, 04 Dec 2020Forced hardware upgrade? I can understand not providing software upgrade for older devices. B... more2021 phones won't be able to connect through these old wearables. Singer might work but it won't be guaranteed, hence dropping the support. The wearables will still functions normally and connect with pre-2021 Samsung phones.
abigfanoftechs, 04 Dec 2020Forced hardware upgrade? I can understand not providing software upgrade for older devices. B... moreTrying to slowly normalize planned obsolescence till it becomes acceptable to people to buy new stuff yearly.
That fact that people are complaining about this is unacceptable, these devices have gotten support for what, 7 years now? Let the support rest now so Samsung can focus on their next watches.
I'm going to drop out of Samsung after my bad experience with my S20 FE 5G. It's just the jittery screen (unacceptable) and some thermal throttling (I thought this phone is supposed to perform as well or even better in games than my iPhone 11). Otherwise the camera and battery life is awesome, much better than the iPhone.
If Xiaomi can stop promoting ads, remove spyware and improve its UI then I might consider it.
At least they have the decency to announce it, not like some others which they phase out support silently and users are left to wait for never to come updates.
There dropping the note series,and now this,welcome to the ripp off merchants 👍