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Avoid these smartphones in 2020, Samsung made the list

As a modern society, we heavily rely on smartphones to complete tasks, set appointments, remember birthdays, stay productive and even work on documents. Although powerful and necessary, some smartphones are not worth their price tag.

Avoid these smartphones in 2020, Samsung made the list

Avoid these smartphones in 2020. Samsung is one of the leading smartphone brands in the world, it is highly likely that you or a colleague owns a Samsung phone. Equally relevant, are the brands of iPhone and Huawei. Each manufacturer presents its brand as the best but that is not entirely the case as you will soon find out.

As a modern society, we heavily rely on smartphones to complete tasks, set appointments, remember birthdays, stay productive and even work on documents. Although powerful and necessary, some smartphones are not worth their price tag. Interestingly, smartphones have become very powerful and fast – but this has led to most flagships costing $1,000 going upwards.

iPhone X launched at $1,000
iPhone X launched at $1,000

Modern smartphones are more durable – not

In addition, most smartphones rolled out now are water-resistant, so water damage is not that much of a worry as in the past. Water damage is no longer that much of a worry, but a new problem that was never existent in the past has emerged. Modern smartphones are prone to cracking – cracking was not much of a problem during the time of feature phones.

Dropping a phone nowadays renders people catatonic due to the fear of their phone becoming unusable. Furthermore, full replacements are usually the main option as replacement parts are either too expensive – or the smartphone gets badly damaged due to design that discourages the right to repair. However, we covered this amazing Android phone that may be worth your time.

For your convenience and to help you save money, we have done a roundup of the smartphones to avoid in 2020. It is just fair that the next smartphone upgrade should be because you can afford a new one. The phones on this round up are quite good but they tend to lack in some areas. Note that the list is not in a particular order of importance or irrelevance.

1. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are great smartphones by design. S8 and S8+ were breakthroughs as they come with a brilliant, never seen before display. The popular infinity display was first introduced on these two devices and is a perfection of the Edge display first seen on the S6/S6+ Edge plus. The smartphone was a brilliant innovation and gorgeous to look at, however, it had its downsides.

Screen blackouts were and continue to be a problem with some units. The blackout problem is so common and covered on a plethora of blogs online. To add more problems to the terrible glitch, Samsung has stopped supporting the device through updates and Android 9 (Pie) is the last official update. Going forward, users and owners will have to make utility of custom ROMs.

2. iPhone X

iPhone X is the first iPhone to ever have an OLED panel as Apple has always placed LCD screens on their phones. The new improvement was well received by iPhone fanboys – including me. To add on to the excitement, Qi wireless charging was introduced. However, some problems manifested due to some compromises that were made.

Touch ID is the feature that is the compromise on modern iPhones after the iPhone X because no longer existent. The only biometric unlock feature present is Face ID but it is flawed on the iPhone X after the iOS update to version 13. Some users have reported overheating, weird battery drain and errors preventing a restore from iCloud.

3. Folding phones – Samsung Z Flip, Motorola Razr, etc

It doesn’t matter if you are thinking of buying a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X or Royole FlexPai – just don’t do it. Unless you do reviews, flex or are a hobbyist, folding phones are not the right fit for most people at the moment. The price range is over exorbitant, the displays crease, features such as the camera and battery are highly compromised.

Folding phones are not yet built to match the modern lifestyle of smartphone users. Plus, phone cases and screen protectors are not that easy to find. Even manufacturers know the pitfalls of folding smartphones, this is evident from the number of folding units they release. A quick reminder to most, the launch of Galaxy Fold was far from perfect as the number of issues happened. The guy holding the smartphone and conducting demos was highly nervous – he knew that no-good was install for the launch.

If you can’t avoid these smartphones – here is a  second opinion

Popular tech YouTuber, Aaron from the Mrwhosetheboss channel gives his two cents in the video about why it might not be a good idea to buy some of the phones listed here. However, it is still all up to you but read on to see know why the last phone is not really a fail, apparently.

4. Huawei P30 Pro

Brilliant cameras and vibrant phone design. The Huawei P30 Pro is a device to love but politics and the poor processor performance make it a no-no. Its display properties (resolution of 2340 x 1080) don’t redeem it in the area of the bad. However, it is a good device competing in the high ranks of flagships almost on a level with the Samsung Galaxy S10. There are things that one can do to make the device make it to their country but the lack of out of the box Google services make it a bad decision.

Final thoughts

To sum it all up, when making the choice to buy a smartphone – think about durability as well as the availability of firmware updates from the manufacturer. Something to bear in mind when making the choice to buy a smartphone is that iOS devices have longer firmware update support compared to Android. However, Android gives users a lot of freedom to interact with other devices while they use their smartphones – iOS devices revolve around an Apple ecosystem.

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