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Old 13 February 2019, 23:22   #20
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Originally Posted by gimbal View Post
That's true. There isn't much more to the phone UI than displaying a grid of icons and maybe a clock The only improvement I find in my current phone is the fingerprint reader.
It could also be that they like them because they lack things
  1. No physical button so you can't answer a call without looking at the screen to know which way to swipe this year...
  2. No headphone jack, so you have to pay 200 EUR to connect headphones
  3. Dumb screen all the way to the edges so you can't pick it up without triggering touch...
  4. Dumb notch destroying the 10+ years old navigation bar paradigm in all apps...
  5. Dumb beveled glass edges prohibiting getting a protective shell, and making the phone like a slippery bar of soap...
  6. Dumb proprietary chips to make simple cables expensive (this would be Apple-only, so far)...
  7. Dumb, thin phones with no room for heat expansion or batteries that last...
  8. Dumb, thin phones with a camera bump...
  9. Phones not usable as phones cos thinness makes it the lowest priority to place the antenna and speaker/mike where real phone companies have put them for decades and instead relying on software to cancel feedback and noise...
Lots of reasons to <3 a 2015 phone, whatever the brand

Xperia, Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi, Motorola... Moto G7 looks mighty good @ 168 EUR if your 2015 phone broke. If it didn't, maybe... cling to it?

Cos unless someone obsoleted your phone for non-technical reasons, a new one is unlikely to warrant a purchase.
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