10 mighty annoying things that manufacturers do (or don't do) and piss us off, part 1
posted by Chris P. / Aug 27, 2014, 4:53 AM
Being a tech reviewer has its perks. You're constantly surrounded with what are considered very desirable devices, and new ones keep on coming all the time. Big ones and small ones, fancy or unattractive, powerful or impotent, we've seen most of them all. Many of those are great, or at least more than acceptable, and we make sure to share that insight with you. Others, however... not so much.
Indeed, when your 9 to 5 is mostly about getting to know the ups and downs of a never-ending stream of devices, you tend to retain some nasty experiences. Those are usually things that manufacturers either choose to do or not to do, and, honestly, those sometimes piss us off, and we know many of you are in the same boat. Certainly, a big portion of you have had devices that they've been on the cusp of buying, before realizing something rather essential (subjectively, at least) is missing or just isn't the way you'd like it to be.
So we sat down and went on a trip through memory lane, in an attempt to come up with a mostly objective list of Do's and Don'ts for manufacturers going forward. Obviously, a very big part of the entries on the list can't be considered deal breakers on their own, but it's fair to say that most of them pissed at least a bunch of tech reviewers and consumers off.
Arranged in no specific order.
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+1 for 8
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:07 AM 15
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Also #7, the statement is funny. "Liquid S2 feels like something that can be quickly re-purposed for other uses, like throwing it at an assailant in an act of self-defense, and putting him in the hospital." LOL... Nice article Chris and this sequel idea is very nice, not like to long to read articles.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:29 AM 6
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yeah quite right, liquid s2 is pretty heavy, however, other than this it is a beautiful, solid and sturdy phone... every phone must have a micro sd, it should be a standard... well, chris p always bring interesting articles
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 6:32 AM 1
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So that's Z2 to gain about half of its weight? I can live with that. I feel safer holding a heavier phone anyway. I always feel like I would drop my Nexus 4 but Z2 was never the case when I'm holding it.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:39 AM 0
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I had the Sony Clie NZ-90 PDA and that thing weighed almost 10oz and I carried that thing every day because it had an awesome camera tied to a PDA. It beat carrying around a laptop though the browsing capabilities could have been better.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 3:15 PM 1
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samsunghatersarena 1. LG is laggy, s5 with last firmware not laggy 2. s5 have 107% (not 130%), 130% in z2 3. Why this displays is best in color reproduction?http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:55 AM 1
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We're still in the dark ages. 16 gb is taking forever to evolve. While its HDD counterpart in notebook and PCs, it only took a few years. it's just sad.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:08 AM 6
Tell me about it.... I think that 16GB shouldn't even be offered anymore. Start from 32GB and on... Samsung Galaxy with only 16GB internal (and no 32GB or higher) is only about 8GB free space left, and unless you're ready to void warranty for your new phone and root, you gotta rely on that 8-9GB to fit all your apps and their data unless you can figure how to mount onto external... its ridiculous... and to think some of that precious space is taken up with Bloat...
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:13 AM 1
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The reason they don't is so they make more profit. EMMC will be replaced by tech closer to ssd in phones soon, phones will be significantly faster and offer much more storage. Samsung will be able to make 1TB phones with 3D nand at a reasonable price in 4-5 years.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 6:11 AM 0
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space and costs Internal memory is not cheap. They are far superior to sd in all ways, from data speeds, to lower fail rates. The company has to take the loss when they choose a 32gb phone and a memstick goes bad and replace the entire device. It is far from oh lets just increase the amount
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 8:21 AM 2
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I'm planning to buy a Galaxy tab 4 7.0 , but now that i read about TouchWiz i should probably change my mind....btw can i delete somehow the bloatware from the device ?
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:10 AM 2
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Don't even think about getting a Tab 4, it lags. Get something else that's not a low end Samsung tablet. The safest choice is the Nexus 7 2013.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:20 AM 9
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Okay but the Nexus 7 (1gb ram) costs 210€ while the Tab 4 (1,5 gb ram) costs only 160€....btw LG G Pad V400 7.0 costs only 140€ but it has only 1gb ram.....what should i get cuz it's my 1st android device after 4 years...
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:33 AM 2
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