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Tell me whats been the most innovating change in a cell phone this past generation?

*cricket cricket*

Probably Apple's Taptic Engine. It really does feel like the phone is tapping you when you do things.

...which is very much a gimmick.
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Probably Apple's Taptic Engine. It really does feel like the phone is tapping you when you do things.

...which is very much a gimmick.
I had a job at a foundry once, they still used an old 1960s mainframe for pattern labels for some reason, and the remote terminal keyboards didn't have discrete numbers yet - had to hold the star (precursor to shift) key and a letter to get a number.
These keyboards also had that taptic thing.
Trying to mimic typewriters.
Not really an innovation.
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I had a job at a foundry once, they still used an old 1960s mainframe for pattern labels for some reason, and the remote terminal keyboards didn't have discrete numbers yet - had to hold the star (precursor to shift) key and a letter to get a number.
These keyboards also had that taptic thing.
Trying to mimic typewriters.
Not really an innovation.

Think about the size of those keyboards and the size of the iPhone 7.

I actually went to test out the Galaxy S8 at Best Buy yesterday. Because the home button has been removed, they have placed an on screen button with force feedback (vibration).

No comparison. Apple wins, hands down.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/31/17 at 6:24am
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Think about the size of those keyboards and the size of the iPhone 7.

I actually went to test out the Galaxy S8 at Best Buy yesterday. Because the home button has been removed, they have placed an on screen button with force feedback (vibration).

No comparison. Apple wins, hands down.

The mainframe also took up a whole room, but did have an impressive 3GB hard drive the size of a generator, but I don't know if that was original. Also that keyboard predates my older brother, and there are smaller devices that bump, beepers for example.

I'm still waiting for that windows emulation on 835. Hopefully it will support usb peripherals as well as windows does. And do ok with older steam games.
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And yet when they do offer unique features they are lambasted as just gimmicks. The fact is that we have reached equilibrium with what features people expect a phone to have and all phones have them. There's nothing really left to innovate at this point so manufacturers are left to throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. Aesthetic upgrades are where phone makers can truly make an impression (think original HTC One or the Galaxy S6 or even the iPhone 4).

Someone told me a while back phones are going the same path as laptops, and it's so true. It's just incremental upgrades from here on out; slightly better hardware, and slightly modified designs with each new release. Upgrading every new gen serves pretty much no purpose other than you want a different aesthetic.
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Upgrading every new gen serves pretty much no purpose other than you want a different aesthetic.

or keeping peak usability, since a lot of parts deteriorate overtime, battery life for example.
with how batteries are built into the phones now a days, swapping the phone is easier than getting someone to swap the battery.
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or keeping peak usability, since a lot of parts deteriorate overtime, battery life for example.
with how batteries are built into the phones now a days, swapping the phone is easier than getting someone to swap the battery.

That is true to an extent. I mean, I think i would look into just getting a new battery for my S7 rather than handing over $1000 for the s8 lol.
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Best Buy would appear to have the best preorder deal for the S8. You get $100 off retail as well as the GearVR with controller and Occulus app package. With Verizon I can get the S8+ with the GearVR for $29/month.
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That is true to an extent. I mean, I think i would look into just getting a new battery for my S7 rather than handing over $1000 for the s8 lol.

more or less, there are risks in having someone replace the battery, since the current designs have those batteries glued to the chassis or LCD panel.
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other then the new snapdragon 835 the specs are kinda meh only 64gb and only 4gigs of ram. My oneplus 3 has 128gb and 6gigs of ram. What is this 2016 Samsung?

Hopefully the OnePlus 5 will have 256gb and 8gigs with the snapdragon 835 and a headphone jack. :drool: 

(Do i need 8gigs of ram on a phone? Nope but why not?)

 

The 835 and the Headphone jack are the only 2 things that i like about the S8.


Edited by ozlay - 3/31/17 at 8:30pm
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