Water-proof-moisture-sensitive phone sounds like another joke. Hopefully this is like any other issue, some users are just unlucky but still it's minority. User should have access to switch this sensor off. More technology, more problems.
Telling someone that they should have basic math knowledge (how to count) and that 2 is greater than 1 is not an insult, it's actually called educating someone.
Tyfyh, 13 Apr 2022Does insulting others make you feel good or feel more right?Some insults are bound to reality, just saying.
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2022And you think that having a micro sd card slot they can't spy on your photos ? LMAO. Best... moreLol, who told you that? All data stored on hardware level cannot be spied anonymously. Try again next time.
Yuri84, 13 Apr 2022Many people forget it's THREE years for A52 already. Four years since release date, and t... moreIKR ! Then 4 years is just right period of support the way it is. Moreover, they only support faster SoC phones this way that should make it. So it definitely does make sense. Since I need all-rounder only, no need to chase max performance every 6 months and I've chosen right, I'll keep the phone for some time and see how it works.
5 years+ sounds little too much to me. As you said, at least screen and battery would need to retire! It's matter of taste and one's needs though. Well my mother has 6y old phone now (LCD, LTE). Using mostly for calls, messages and some snaps, but also little internet. Though limited for apps, otherwise works normally and no problem with battery, too.
I do remember fair phone. Interesting idea, but Idk if that could survive today's competition.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2022Right in real life many people won't need 4 years of support. Still it's an advantag... moreMany people forget it's THREE years for A52 already. Four years since release date, and this is the most. Major OS updates will be even more limited.
Me, I'd like to keep my phone for at least FIVE years. I'd keep it forever if it didn't get slower all the time and battery didn't die in the middle of the day (or was user-replace-able, like older phones were) and if screen didn't show clear signs of burn-in (the main issue is the drop of brightness). Having updates would be a nice bonus, some applications stop installing / updating if you don't update OS.
I've looked at "fair phone" but... when it removed the headphone jack (!!!!), it went the way of the russian warship (google it if you don't know).
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2022And you think that having a micro sd card slot they can't spy on your photos ? LMAO. Best... moreI don't care if they spy on me or not, I just don't want to DEPEND on a CONSTANT internet connection to download or upload everything I need a million times when I can simply use file explorer and voila! My files are there, INSTANTLY! Works in airplane mode ANYWHERE and it doesn't drain your battery.
Please explain how having only ONE hard drive is better than having TWO?
How is 1 better than 2 ??! That's ELEMENTARY math dude! Go back to kindergarten and learn how to count! It's 2022!
AnonD-1037771, 11 Apr 2022I'd rather not have a phone than use spying cloud services. Does that answer to your ques... moreAnd you think that having a micro sd card slot they can't spy on your photos ? LMAO. Best joke I've seen today. Thanks for making me laugh.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2022I dare you or anybody on this site to buy an A53 or an A73 and hold it until 2026 or 2027. I... moreWill that phone handle all those 4 years of update is another question. Even if the hardware is perfect, with each update, the manufacturer will make sure that the phone lags so that the end user will upgrade again.
AnonD-1037771, 11 Apr 2022I'd rather not have a phone than use spying cloud services. Does that answer to your ques... moreSame with me. Cloud storage requires an internet connection all the time and not all places have it, so having a microSD card support is truly helpful when going to remote places.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2022I dare you or anybody on this site to buy an A53 or an A73 and hold it until 2026 or 2027.
I... moreUsually I don't use a phone for more than three years. But when I sell that phone or give it to someone to use it after that time, it makes a great difference whether the phone is supported with updates or not.
That's the reason why even used iPhones keep high price, also used "S" series keep high price. And with that all factors combined my phone is much cheaper than your "every-two-years-new-chinese-crap".
Tyfyh, 10 Apr 2022It's a dumb way of thinking in 2022.
Do you know what a cloud save is?I'd rather not have a phone than use spying cloud services. Does that answer to your question?
Also, SD card means INSTANT ACCESS to your data, no internet connection needed, and get this, it works anywhere on the planet.
Now run along and go get an iPhone, because clearly you're not into technology and programming.
Smart user, 10 Apr 2022Great quality brand gives you minimum 4 years of OS upgrades (Android 16) and beautiful UI.
... moreThose who think 4 year updates is good are delusional. It means nothing, I don't update my phones (and they stay very well and nice for years).
I have a Samsung Note 4 still on 4.4.4 and the battery is still alive for some level where I can use Snotes to draw.
I'd rather pay less, get more and tolerate small issues with a Xiaomi or something else than get a Scamsung these days.
Notice I said I HAD Samsungs, but no more. I left crApple, then ScamSung, currently with the Chinese.
A52 5G and A52s have a headphone jack and are almost identical to A53, A73, M53. The main advantage of new phones is supposed to be... what, exactly? "Bigger, better, faster SoC"? Yet M53 doesn't have 120hz refresh rate. Does any of them record 4k at 60fps? As for camera, 108mp which is downscaled to 12mp compared to 64mp downscaled to 16mp is not really an improvement. It may have slightly better noise handling but nothing spectacular, IMO.
I'd recommend to get A52s / A52 5G to everyone who still uses a headphone jack.
Hate the mobile completely.
rizki1, 11 Apr 2022none of these, all samsung are crap just like recently reviews. If you want better pay $400 wh... moreRather all such opinions are.
1. Chinese was, are and probably will be cheaper. You'll often get more for same money from some brands/models. At a first glance. However if you judge whole package (including SW support, company policies in China), often you don't get the same or in other words it's not worth it.
2. Which $200 phone is 'better' and equals $400 Samsung phone? Same market, of course. Lol. And if you mean "let's grab the best SoC we can and put it in otherwise all aspects cheap phone", don't even bother.
Btw I voted none of these, too. Your statement is something else.
If it has a headphone jack, I'd buy one. The chipset is more than good enough for every day normal use. But since it doesn't, no thanks - I won't. I don't ever use dongles or wireless earbuds and I see no reason to do so.