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Old 04-10-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Because I think it is crazy to replace a phone every 3 years or so. There are probably billions of smartphones out there by now. Imagine the giant pile of waste that will lead to. Smartphones are so tightly integrated, I doubt there is proper recycling in many places. Recycling as such also consumes a whole lot of energy.
you can think what you want, but a 10 year old smart phone or computer is not going to work well in 2019. Bottom line. Fact of life. With a flip phone the issue of haveing a 10 year old phone is not a big deal, but when you are talking about a pocket computer (aka a smart phone)10 years is ancient and obsolete. Sounds like you are someone who should not have a smartphone.

If you get a laptop it lasting 4 years is about average.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Since you're new to smartphones... remember those old tube TV's or computer monitors or plasma TV's having burn in/image retention problems? Same thing with smartphones with OLED. Also the Exynos are more efficient than the Qualcomm chips, but Samsungs all have OLED screens, you should look into Honor phones like a Honor Play... has IPS instead of amoled.


North/South Americans, don't order Honor Play, 4g won't work.

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Old 04-10-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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Since you're new to smartphones... remember those old tube TV's or computer monitors or plasma TV's having burn in/image retention problems? Same thing with smartphones with OLED. Also the Exynos are more efficient than the Qualcomm chips, but Samsungs all have OLED screens, you should look into Honor phones like a Honor Play... has IPS instead of amoled.


North/South Americans, don't order Honor Play, 4g won't work.
I wouldn’t worry about OLED image retention unless you have a phone all day, every day on the same screen. Having said what I just said, I DO see burn-in when you go to a retailer who has the demo phones on display.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:39 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Since you're new to smartphones... remember those old tube TV's or computer monitors or plasma TV's having burn in/image retention problems? Same thing with smartphones with OLED. Also the Exynos are more efficient than the Qualcomm chips, but Samsungs all have OLED screens, you should look into Honor phones like a Honor Play... has IPS instead of amoled.


North/South Americans, don't order Honor Play, 4g won't work.
So, the Samsung displays have excellent image quality, but at the same time they have that old tube problem?! Weird, yet another reason not to buy Samsung.

Are Honor phones even available in the US? Honor is a Huawei brand if I am not mistaken, so Honor might be banned from the US market, anyway.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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So, the Samsung displays have excellent image quality, but at the same time they have that old tube problem?! Weird, yet another reason not to buy Samsung.

Are Honor phones even available in the US? Honor is a Huawei brand if I am not mistaken, so Honor might be banned from the US market, anyway.

The image quality is excellent, but yeah it has that image retention problems. On sites like Reddit on mobile where the logo is stationary you'll get that little robot burned in. We have Honor phones but not many.
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