18-01-2023 04:54 PM - last edited 18-01-2023 05:00 PM
I bought my Samsung s10e in 2019 and since then I can't upgrade my phone. I have unlimited money (for a phone) but the market doesn't respond to my cravings. And it has been 4 years. I want a new phone with a better cpu, better camera, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and 120hz 5.8 inch screen. Is that too much to ask?
What I tried (by "tried" I mean bought and tested for a month before returning):
Iphone XR - huge, terrible software (I hate IOS.), wobbly in the table (camera on one side)
Samsung s21 - too big, hard to reach top of the screen, not a fan of fingerprint scanner, wobbly
Samsung s22 - basically the same. although it's a little bit smaller, still bad. Wobbly
iphone 13 mini - square, terrible software
I know that I can buy a case to even out the surface. But I'm buying a phone with a glass back because I like the feel.
Also, I have huge hands (I can press left ctrl and right ctrl with one hand) but I'm used to using my phone with a single hand.
There is also zenfone that felt PERFECT at the store but I don't like the camera there. And I like samsung, I REALLY don't want to switch. But if s23 is another huge brick - I'm going to give up. I just can't take it any longer, I need a new phone that I don't want to break against the wall because it hurts my hand to use it.
I have plenty of friends who feel the same. Unlimited money but no good phones to spend them on. At this point, if you just put a better camera in S10e and upgrade the CPU and the screen (you can even cut the battery in half, I can carry a powerbank..) - I will give you 2k for this monstrosity.
18-01-2023 05:05 PM in
18-01-2023 05:48 PM in
I want a usable phone and willing to pay 2k-3k euro for it.
What phone are you suggesting?
It's all about hitting the niches. Samsung forgot about us, people who like to use phones with one hand. I'm saying that I'm still willing to pay top money and there is literally no way I'm switching to a big phone - I tried. And I will buy s23. And most likely I will return it. And my money will be left on the counter.
18-01-2023 06:49 PM - last edited 18-01-2023 06:57 PM
18-01-2023 10:06 PM in
19-01-2023 09:15 AM in
I don't like flip because of the screen plastic feeling and the crease. I tried it in the store, didn't catch my eye. I don't care how big the phone is in my pocket as well.
Pixel 7 is significantly bigger:
155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm (6.13 x 2.88 x 0.34 in)
142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (5.75 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Even s22 was too big for me let alone 155mm monster. It is also wider
19-01-2023 09:19 AM in
Yeah, I've been waiting for 4 years already. So I can wait another 6 months. But from the rumors it still will be 152.4mm high like pixel 6a. I will still try it but I think it will be too tall.