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Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by TechCapon(m): 6:36am On Aug 23, 2018
TechCapon



Unlike the automotive industry where we have a lot of new innovations happening (self driving cars, electric cars, etc), the smartphone world is experiencing a stalemate at the moment, everything seems to be revolving around the same specs. Same dual camera stuff, same notch display and so on. In fact, there’s not a lot of difference between 2016 phones and 2018. Everything seems recycled. As a tech reporter, I report based on facts not easily carried away by those big technical terms they throw around just to squeeze out more cash. Because of the slow innovations, we’ve seen a lot of budget smartphones coming with some flagship features and top flagship makers are under pressure to show they are worth the price paid to upgrade from budget-friendly models. Now my points are based on facts, my argument really doesn’t have anything to do with money, it has everything to do with facts. Next year 2019, there will be a major upgrade in smartphones such as 5G, flexible display, higher camera sensors and so on, it’s better to wait.

Design ?



The notch designs have been around since 2016 as concepts. Yeah you heard me, long before Apple released the iPhone X in 2017. Till today, the notch design is still trending in the smartphone industry in terms of design and everyone one is into the notch. Nowadays even budget smartphones like Infinix now have notch display so there’s really no big deal.

4G LTE technology ?



This technology is not exactly new is it ? It has been around since 2009 and the first 4G phone (HTC Evo) was launched in 2010 and in Nigeria, the first 4G network (GLO 4G) was launched in 2011. Today every smartphone has 4G both cheap and expensive, they’re all 4G. If you have an iPhone X of $1000 (300k) and and a cheap iTel S41, it’s the same 4G network. No difference whatsoever. The next major innovations in this aspect is the 5G which is coming fully next year 2019. Until then, I don’t see any reason to splash huge cash on any flagship.

Display ?



Everything about display quality has to with resolution and the best resolution in any smartphone right now is the 4K display with HDR which came with the Sony Xperia Z last year 2017 with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which equates to a whopping 807 pixels per inch. Now everyone is expecting all top flagship makers to start making flagships with 4K display but they didn’t because the difference wasn’t that visible to the human eye. Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus have Full HD+ and a lot of budget phone also have the same resolution.

Battery and Processor ?



In terms of battery improvements, there has been very little. Most flagship phones have 4000mAh with fast charge capabilities,same with cheaper phones which is not exactly new. I’m not even going to talk about those Chinese makers that come with 8000 mAh, 16000 mAh etc. Snapdragon 845 which is the latest processor still does everything it’s predecessors are doing. If you have a phone with older processors, you can still multitask, play heavy games very well.

OS updates ?



Most flagship phones from 2016 down to 2018 are already getting the latest Android Oreo and iOS upgrade depending on the smartphone maker so buying a new phone just because you want to use the latest OS doesn’t make much sense to anyone. Android pie and iOS 12 have been announced, the upgrades will also be received.

All the phone companies still sell their older products till today so if you get a 2016 Samsung Galaxy or iPhone today, you have nothing to lose because it's almost the same functionality. The technology hasn't really improved that much.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/why-i-would-not-be-upgrading-to-a-new-flagship-phone-this-year/

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by sonsomegrigbo: 7:10am On Aug 23, 2018
Let me reserve my comment first before the OWÓ KÒ MỌ AGO (illiterate rich guys) crew start calling me and Techcappon....

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by ramdris(m): 7:19am On Aug 23, 2018
This is FP worthy....Let me park here..

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Nobody: 7:37am On Aug 23, 2018
True that.. Their re little or no difference between all those overpriced piece of shiits.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by TechCapon(m): 7:38am On Aug 23, 2018
sonsomegrigbo:
Let me reserve my comment first before the OWÓ KÒ MỌ AGO (illiterate rich guys) crew start calling me and Techcappon....
Lol. They know what I'm saying is true.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by TechCapon(m): 7:38am On Aug 23, 2018
krattoss:
True that.. Their re little or no difference between all those overpriced piece of shiits.
absolutely true.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Centcanada: 7:41am On Aug 23, 2018
And?
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Aldebaran(m): 7:42am On Aug 23, 2018
Hmmm grin
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by qanda: 7:43am On Aug 23, 2018
Ok
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Emmafe(m): 7:43am On Aug 23, 2018
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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Offpoint: 7:43am On Aug 23, 2018
I know that long time ago... The features of 2020 phones has been on ground since years back, but it's business, every year they add one and hike the prices, then the money miss way will rush it just to trend.

I'm sticking to my Nokia N95 till infinity and beyond

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by fiercehillz(m): 7:43am On Aug 23, 2018
No breathtaking technology with respect to mobile phones since 2016. Its either they increase d mega pixels of the cameras, increase ram, increase ROM, or copy apple or Samsung hardwares. The new thing now is to copy the notch design of iPhone X...I think people buy the latest flagship devices just to maintain certain status or class in the society, nothing more.
Remember those days when rare camera was introduced to phones, when camera flashlight was introduced, infrared and then Bluetooth, touch screens, 3g, 4g, selfie cameras etc.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Kk4(m): 7:44am On Aug 23, 2018
I'm still rocking my Redmi Note 4x till 2020.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Horlaarsco: 7:45am On Aug 23, 2018
On point.. If person dey buy phone like this e no go get saving... Must a company release flagships every year Gan ni

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Vacora(m): 7:47am On Aug 23, 2018
I totally agree with you. The issue to watch out for is ‘designed’ tech obsolescence. These manufacturers will slow down older devices to force you to buy newer ones.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by uuzba(m): 7:49am On Aug 23, 2018
Abeg do quick and upgrade your phone.
I will buy the one you are using now for N10,000.

Technology drunk generation.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by jimcaddy(m): 7:49am On Aug 23, 2018
Even me too. Like the OP read my mind oo. It will be a total waste of money. Let me kukuma manage my infinix like that till one mad phone with all the difference comes out.. Samsung are scammers. Went to release J4 and J6 and S9... Same features... No diff..

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by MRLANNISTER(m): 7:49am On Aug 23, 2018
I am changing to Galaxy S9 + because my 7Edge is 32 gigs and can no linder accommodate my work mail and media. it now slows down. A 64 or 128 gig will be a great relief since I cant use memory cards due to dual sim mode.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by airsaylongcon: 7:49am On Aug 23, 2018
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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by xanie: 7:51am On Aug 23, 2018
Objective reporting with a lot of originality.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by airsaylongcon: 7:51am On Aug 23, 2018
MRLANNISTER:
I am changing to Galaxy S9 + because my 7Edge is 32 gigs and can no linder accommodate my work mail and media. it now slows down. A 64 or 128 gig will be a great relief since I cant use memory cards due to dual sim mode.

With appropriate know how you can use a memory card with the dual SIM. Meanwhile can u please sow the 7 edge in my life... Really need an upscale phone badly
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Primusinterpares(m): 7:56am On Aug 23, 2018
Senseful Post
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by TechCapon(m): 7:57am On Aug 23, 2018
xanie:
Objective reporting with a lot of originality.
thanks
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Olalan(m): 8:00am On Aug 23, 2018
This article is apt....
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by israel2563(m): 8:05am On Aug 23, 2018
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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by omoadeleye(m): 8:10am On Aug 23, 2018
you try
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by dsocioemmy(m): 8:10am On Aug 23, 2018
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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by sKeetz(m): 8:17am On Aug 23, 2018
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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Hoodbilonia: 8:17am On Aug 23, 2018
still rocking my samsung s9plus
not much improvement frm d previous s8and s8plus
most guys and girls using big phones dont eat well
sleep well
they always broke
i can host a family of 5 for 2months
nothing dey happen
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by mohd001: 8:18am On Aug 23, 2018
They sha wan collect all our money for 9ja sha.....different structure, same spec!!
Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by Idrismusty97(m): 8:19am On Aug 23, 2018
Well you forgot the finger print scanner which changed the appearance and usage of most phones. At the end it doesn't serve much purpose apart from unlocking a phone which a pin can do conveniently. I only change phones once in like three years any way, I bet three years from now they won't be any major differences except the OS.

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Re: Why I Would Not Be Upgrading To A New 2018 Flagship Phone This Year. by uvalued(m): 8:23am On Aug 23, 2018
TechCapon:
[b][font=georgia]TechCapon

Thanks for your revealing opinion...you have been stressin 2016 phones are equally good, can you please recommend which 2016 phones one can buy that is affordable and having the above

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