The phone of the near future?

Cuthbert

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Does look interesting, but I wondered if it might be a bit fat and a bit heavy? I like a phone that sits in my pocket nicely.

Samsung A70 is an ideal phone IMO. Premium feel for mid range price. Large 6.7" display, with great battery life. The downside being that it's not 5G compatible.

(Clearly other good phones around in this bracket, like some Oppo, Google and Huawei handsets) (y)
 

ChrisTheRed

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The negative comments will come out until the iRoll is released and then it'll be all positive despite it being a few years behind the tech that android runs with. All pretty standard really.
 

nowthen

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The negative comments will come out until the iRoll is released and then it'll be all positive despite it being a few years behind the tech that android runs with. All pretty standard really.
Examples? Don’t think iPhone users dislike better cameras, better screens, better technology.
They just prefer an interface that they understand and is easier to use (in their opinions).
 

nowthen

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That 'better screen' you have on your iPhone was made by Samsung and has been used on Samsung phones since 2010 :LOL::LOL:
erm, I know, not sure what your point is to be honest? I don’t think you’ve read the thread but, hey, that’s great. Well done to everyone at Samsung for delivering a great screen - good work 👍
 

ChrisTheRed

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Examples? Don’t think iPhone users dislike better cameras, better screens, better technology.
They just prefer an interface that they understand and is easier to use (in their opinions).

Mainly the perceived level of quality and the buzz they have when new features are added that have been on android for years but then they suddenly aren't important anyway. I think "widgets" was the last one I read about.

I've not met many apple users that have much positive to say about android.

A few friends I've persuaded over the years to try android never went back and some others are so tied into apple that it'd cost them a fortune to get out.

Apple do do some things very well but not enough for the level of snobbery that gets attached.
 

SmallTown

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I like the concept a lot. It is a good alternative to foldable phones for having a reasonable sized phone and opening it up in to a mini tablet.

I just think the execution in this case isn't great because the unrolled version is too big. Basically you're chosing between a really big phone screen and a slightly bigger really big phone screen. Good idea though.

Sadly @ChrisTheRed is correct. This, and folding phones, and 5g and pretty much every ground breaking technology won't become mainstream until apple copy the technology in 5 years time.
 

nowthen

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I like the concept a lot. It is a good alternative to foldable phones for having a reasonable sized phone and opening it up in to a mini tablet.

I just think the execution in this case isn't great because the unrolled version is too big. Basically you're chosing between a really big phone screen and a slightly bigger really big phone screen. Good idea though.

Sadly @ChrisTheRed is correct. This, and folding phones, and 5g and pretty much every ground breaking technology won't become mainstream until apple copy the technology in 5 years time.
is that what Chris said? I thought he said any negative comments will follow until Apple follows. I don’t believe that happens.
 

SmallTown

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is that what Chris said? I thought he said any negative comments will follow until Apple follows. I don’t believe that happens.
It certainly has with foldables. There was an epic queue of people waiting to bash foldable phones. To such an extent that 2 brilliant ones are now available (the Huawei mate Xs and the Samsung z fold 2) but they are pretty much completely ignored. That is, until apple copy the technology
 

Laughing

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Come on anyone who doesn't want to be out with friends, put their phone on the table and "accidentally" touch the make me big button is a bloody liar, particularly if your mates are sitting there with their fruit based phones.
 

Chris_Boro

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Looks great, but I would worry about reliability on that mechanism.

I also agree with the above in that its too big to be used as an everyday phone.
 

nowthen

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It certainly has with foldables. There was an epic queue of people waiting to bash foldable phones. To such an extent that 2 brilliant ones are now available (the Huawei mate Xs and the Samsung z fold 2) but they are pretty much completely ignored. That is, until apple copy the technology
Did you purchase a foldable phone? Going to purchase one of the new brilliant phones?
If something isn’t great to begin with, isn’t that worth highlighting? When it improves and becomes viable, isn’t that the time to congratulate?
 

SmallTown

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Did you purchase a foldable phone? Going to purchase one of the new brilliant phones?
If something isn’t great to begin with, isn’t that worth highlighting? When it improves and becomes viable, isn’t that the time to congratulate?
It has improved and become viable. That my point.

I've already explained to you that two phones now are exactly what you would need in a foldable phone, A lot of people won't be them, sadly, until apple steals the technology in years time.

As a fan of modern technology I find that a crying shame that companies just can't innovate in this space.
 
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