6 mighty annoying things that manufacturers do (or don't do), part 2

6 mighty annoying things that manufacturers do (or don't do), part 2
Doing what we do, we get to check out a lot of devices every year. Sure, not all of them go through our in-depth reviewing process, but just because one hasn't been published on the site doesn't mean that we haven't actually played around with it in person. This may sound vaguely familiar if you happen to be the family nerd on all things mobile, and are constantly asked for help with this or that problem on all kinds of different smartphones.

But as the body count goes up during the years, so does our unwritten list of things that manufacturers do or don't do, sometimes annoying us within an inch of our lives. Of course, the aim of this second edition of the selection isn't meant to thrash manufacturers — they're spending a ton of money constantly trying to improve their products for us — but rather to serve as important reminders that, even at the highest level, some smartphones can disappoint.

So, like before, we sat down and brainstormed for a while, before coming with another 8 Do's and Don'ts going forward. Yes, these aren't deal-breakers by themselves, but we sure can do without them.

Thumbnail courtesy of Annoying Orange



1. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

For the last time. In most regions, Sony phones ship with a 1.5 A charger. The standard of journalism on this site is just poor.

3. TerryTerius unregistered

The thing is, if you are buying a phone as expensive as one of the Sony Z family all of their chargers should be the same regardless of the region you bought it in.

6. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I honestly don't know where they get their units from though. I've bought sony devices from the UK, my home country Nigeria and even once from the US, and even my siblings, and they all come with 1.5 A chargers. I've not seen green heart charger since the days of Sony Ericsson. PA just trolling.

13. waddup121 unregistered


2. thariq

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Hey PA I got a 1.5A charger with my Z2 and only 120 minutes to get full charge. Check before buy the device whether there is a 1.5A one, or else you can use 2A one to compare with note 4.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Annoying Orange ftw...

5. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

when it comes to something to troll sony s phone , u will find PA the first one to do it , i prefere a 4 hours of charging and use it for 2 days than charge my phone every 5 ;)

7. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The problem is that chargers given reviewers are the cheap ones, they probably wanted to save a little of money by not giving away expensive chargers and instead giving the old ones. PA should take the decency of getting an ubiquitous 1.5Amp charger from Sony and review accordingly

8. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Please PA don't be biased, you should use quick charger for every phone including sony

9. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

*every phone that supports it

11. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

pa love samsung and apple, not sony.

12. steelew

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Announce but don't launch the phone!

14. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

What about phones with less than 2 gigs of ram? Being that it is 2015, I feel like ANY new phone packing only 1 gig is inexcusable.

16. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

For a phone with qHD screen or less, 1GB of RAM should be fine (judging from my Motorola Droid Razr M running CM12)

17. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I might have believed you if I didn't actually own a razr M.

15. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Thinness is something that even you prefer, PhoneArena! :P It's all because of demand.

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