The search for the perfect smartphone is not yet over. Although every battle in the ongoing smartphone wars gets fiercer by the minute, still, even the flagship device of the best tech companies to date are struggling to deliver to their customers what seems to be the perfect device. There will always be something not to like and aspects to critique, but maybe itâs but natural to find something awful even on your favorite deviceâor is it? Given the tight competition in this kind of industry, there should never be an excuse not to come up with the device that will not just be a cut above the rest but the perfect one that can wipe out the competition.
Okay, I guess we had enough introduction, so letâs just cut to the chase and check the compilation of Fixya of the things that consumers dislike about their smartphones, specifically the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Motorola Moto X, and the HTC One. Read on.
As for Appleâs flagship phone, poor battery life and obviously the small display size are of primary concerns. Making use of the features of the 5s will render its juices to run out in no time. It appears that the battery pack inside the device is unable to sustain the powerful A7 processor; it drains energy fast. And talk about the display size; the 5s has the smallest display of all the high-end smartphones on the market compared to the rest of the competition. Itâs so lucky because itâs the only device that runs on iOS, which gives people no choice but to stick to iPhones.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The perceived greatest problems of the Galaxy S4 are overheating and insufficient battery life respectively. But in fact, this is not at all surprising, considering the powerful processor of the device; in order for you to prolong its battery life, you would have to disable some of its features. In addition, the predominant plastic dorsal case of the Galaxy S4 results to overheating because it traps the heat inside the device that radiates to the case itself, making it hot to the touch.
Motorola Moto X
There are two things that made the Moto X fall short of being the perfect device, and they are namely inadequate storage and poor display quality. The Moto X is only available with 16GB or 32GB internal storage, which cannot be expanded with the use of an SD card. Hence, you will be compelled to delete some less useful data in order to make room for the new, or you can make cloud storage as a solution for this matter. On a different note, when it comes to its 720p display, users have complained of text pixilation and cases of color saturation.
And here we go againâissues about the source of energy, but this time, itâs about the long hours required to fully recharge the device. Furthermore, the users of the HTC One are quite disappointed with the photo-taking abilities of the handset. The camera quality didnât just meet their expectations. Images that are taken during the day are deemed over-saturated, although its camera performs well in low light conditions, especially at night.
You see, itâs close to impossible to happen that we can ever find the perfect device, and it is all because of the very nature of smartphones. They rely on technology in order for them to be conceived, and as we all know, technology is dynamic; it is ever changing. Therefore, there will never be a standard on how we judge mobile phones. My point is, we can search all we want for the perfect device, but there will always be that thing that will make it less than perfect. We just have to appreciate it for what it is and make the best out of it.