Originally Posted by KyadCK
- I guess you also use $60 720p 1st gen TN panels too?
- No, it's called real headphones, not earbuds. Yeesh, can't help the ones who keep choosing bad parts for examples... And no, the phone's speakers.
- They're stupidly slow. Have you actually looked up a speed rating recently?
- No, but everything else is. It covering bricking due to rooting, which they support, is nice as well. It is not the same warranty, or even close, but keep on truckin.
- And what was the update? A minor patch? Are you even going to get Nougat? Are you even on Marshmallow?
- Or we could just not have them at all. What a thought.
- You don't have an option, you have a 2GB ROM. Willing to bet if you had actual storage built in you would not care as much.
- Man, you really have no idea what good build quality is if you think your $5 phone has structural integrity.
- No clue why you keep going on this "No 3.5mm" train since that's iPhone only. Must not pay attention to high end phones at all.
- No clue why you keep going on about lack of SD card with all three Android leaders in the $600-700 market supporting them. Must not pay attention to high end phones at all.
- There is a difference between soldered, removable, and replaceable batteries. I assume you're complaining about the battery not being removable without phone disassembly. That is different than not being able to replace it at all.
No, I've been using a 4k monitor for just shy of two years now. Being that I use it for gaming and movies it was worth the investment. A 3.5"-5.5" phone screen no matter how good the quality is will not exactly be a enjoyable experience for movies or media. I'll take the not exactly big quality hit.
For example.. my 4k monitor has a ppi of 157 and being that it's 28" most people consider it too small as well (though I'm fine with it). Now my $5 phone with it's meager 940x540 res and 4.5" screen has a ppi of 240. Yea. I'm not exactly going to worry about the image too much. Colors are fine - I'm not exactly doing fine work in Photoshop which needs ridiculous color accuracy on my mobile device.
I don't carry around large headphones to use with my phone. I use earbuds because I'd rather you know, use my mobile device in mobile situations. I have good headphones for use at home and of course proper speakers as well.
Considering my phone can take me throwing it down on the concrete with a $10 case I'd say my phone is doing pretty well as far as structural quality goes. Just because you can have what may as well be tank armor on your phone doesn't make it any more reasonable or more importantly worth the price premium.
I talk about the 3.5 jack and lack there of sd cards because a worrying amount of people are ok with and even seem to defend not having these features.
As far as the battery goes, having one that can be swapped in quickly is a benefit. Carrying an extra battery that can be swapped in seconds is great when you are camping or hiking. External battery chargers are great too of course, but they are kind of pain to keep plugged in while using said device on the move.
Regardless, clearly we see value differently and have different requirements from our phones. Which is the keyword here, it's a phone. If I need power, color accuracy, great sound, etc. I'll go to dedicated equipment for it such as my PC. Then again, I'm the guy that still uses laptops when he needs to get things done properly on the road.
Originally Posted by KyadCK
As noted, you can continue to use low quality devices and put your money into things you care about, I don't have an issue with you using a $5 phone. I gave my grandma a damn flip phone. My problem is your delusion of thinking they're even in the same universe in terms of quality, and now you thinking other people should spend less because you think it's stupid.
I don't care how people spend their money, don't get me wrong. But like I said above we clearly see value differently and for the sake of the thread will have to agree to disagree.Edited by SoloCamo - 10/12/16 at 5:26pm