Last year we left a lot of positive things in technology, but also others that are not.
2020 is already history and like last year it is necessary to look back and take stock. We’ve seen big advances in photography, an infamous smartphone price hike and, why not add here, a handful of predictions for 2021.
The fact is that all of the above creates a good mood, but also, although we like it less, we need to collect the most negative aspects of cell phones last year. There were some, probably more than we shall collect, and others that we may not even notice. Anyway … let’s get in trouble.
Cheap materials in cell phones that cost a kidney
Let’s see we’ve got used to paying huge sums of money for smartphones. These are increasingly being further developed and have functions works unthinkable a few years ago. But even when we pay that much money for a product, we always expect the best from it, and that includes that Materials of its surfaces.
If Apple has always had one thing to boast, this is it Your phones feel luxurious in the hand. Holding an iPhone is like feeling like an expensive and working product. We’d love to see this as the default on Android, especially Samsung phones which boast glazed plastic as if it were gold.
No, it isn’t and doesn’t look like it. So, dear Korean company, Stop the gig and use really high quality materials … (plastic is not one of them) or give something back to us. An increase in its properties or a decrease in price would not be bad.
Ridiculous loading forces
We are in the age of speed, where everything goes so fast that we don’t even notice it. Why do we have to do it when this is how real life is when charging our smartphone? back waiting in time and for infinite days to recharge it? Companies have to Discard this policy for chargers that do not affect the maximum capacity of the terminal and provide the appropriate charger by default. Well, if they give it to us, that’s a different matter.
When we decided on the charger, we saw how many last year High-end phones contained an outdated and outdated accessory This did not take advantage of the quick fees already available on the market. We hope that those who provide us with the refill tool do what they have to do this New Year.
Disposal of chargers in the Mobile Box
The guideline initiated by Apple not to include a charger in the phone booth and unfortunately to be continued by Xiaomi should also be ended sooner rather than later, although I am aware of this it won’t be like that. In addition, Samsung will be the next with its Galaxy S21.
Despite the fact that there seems to be no going back, this is hands down the worst aspect we saw on smartphones in 2020. Companies hide behind the environment for this, but have no concerns about selling a new charger at the same time as the purchase. Wouldn’t it make more sense to encourage recycling of old chargers with every new purchase? It doesn’t matter as no direct profits are reported.
There is a widely used term in the technology world to name this strong trend of bringing dozens of practically identical terminals with different nomenclature to market. “Xiaomization”. The Chinese company has always had a rich go-to-market policy flooding the cellular market to confuse the consumer and that I don’t know what to buy anymore. But it’s not the only one anymore.
Companies like realme, OnePlus or Samsung themselves join this intolerable approach. Differentiating terminals is becoming increasingly complex, even for those of us familiar with the industry. Please stop.
Modules full of cameras … but not all useful
A few weeks ago, we informed you that a study found that the number of cameras was important to the consumer. This, translated into sales, meant that a person was more likely to buy a mobile phone if it had modules with triple or quadruple cameras.
The result is that many companies have devoted themselves to pasting Sensors almost unusable in practice, with a resolution of 2 or 4 MP, which is very difficult to use.