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3 things you as a consumer can do to improve Android phones

What can we consumers do to make smartphones even better?

Last updated on November 1st, 2020 at 13:01

Have smartphones reached their peak? There is no doubt that technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, but it is also true that we are living in a time when it seems so Real improvements in smartphones are becoming increasingly rare.

While the brands bring a new model of their high ranges onto the market every year at ever higher prices, Consumers are realizing that the leap between generation and generation is decreasing.

Is it worth buying a phone every year? Is it worth spending 1,000 euros on a device?

While brands are still businesses and their main job is to make money, they shouldn’t lose sight of their customers.

But we as consumers that we are What can we do to make Android phones better?

Don’t buy Android phones often

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, one of the best Samsung phones of 2020.

As long as there is demand, there will be supply. If a brand breaks sales records every time it launches a smartphone, there is no doubt that the company will continue to launch a new model of its terminals every year.

This means that the improvements and / or innovations that can be included in a smartphone are ridiculous. If I launch a smartphone in April 2020 and April 2021, what real and remarkable development will this terminal have had? And the most important, Is there any justification for charging me $ 1,000 for practically the same thing?

The first thing consumers must do to improve mobile technology is avoid consumption. However, the life cycle of a smartphone cannot be just one year A mobile terminal should last between 4 and 5 years (This is where brands should give their phones more support).

If we buy smartphones every year, we will only agree in vain with the companies. What do we achieve by switching from an iPhone 11 to an iPhone 12 or from a Galaxy S10 to an S20?

Ignore the wow factor

Wow effect

The WOW effect, one of the marketing techniques that works best

What is the WOW effect? We have a more than decent cell phone, it works correctly for us, it has a good camera and is constantly getting updates.

The X brand is launching a device that allows 8K resolution recording and we can only say: WOW! We want the cell phone! That’s the wow factor.

The WOW effect is what companies achieve by bringing smartphones to market every year. As a result, we acquire new terminals year after year.

In order to, Do we really need this new function that they say is essential? Can’t we hold onto our terminal for a few more years?

Think so before the purchase Your next device.

Support the brands that support their terminals

Google Pixel 4a, front

Google is the company that best supports Android

One of the most negative points about Android and its manufacturers in relation to the competition, especially Apple and its iPhone, is the short cycle of updates that the former receive.

While almost 5 year old iPhones get the latest iOS updates, Android phones are on the market with just a few years are already considered obsolete by their manufacturers.

In fact, one of the main reasons to buy a smartphone or any other besides the design and specifications is: It should be the support you get from your brand.

Since there’s no point in having a great terminal if it’s never going to get updates, security patches, or just plain, the company will forget about it in just a year or two