Why the fuck do all anime characters have flip phones? Seriously, its fucking 2015 and every single one of these niggas has one
Most anime are adaptations and many of those adaptations are of things which were written several years ago. It creates a sort of time lag in technology. Smart phones will be common place in anime a few years from now when we start getting adaptations of things written recently.
Flip phones are still very popular in Japan. Slate phones are taking off but there are at least varieties of Android flip phones available too.
And from what I have seen the reason the Japanese prefer the flip phones is because they must drop them all the time. Everyone seemed to have a cracked screen on their iPhone/slate over there.
No need for screen protector
Literally everything else in a slate phone can be in it
Positional/rotateable screen so if you want to watch something you can just put the phone down without having to prop it up or hunch over it
Japanese were still commonly using flip phones up until only like 2-3 years ago. So, many anime 2012 and prior still had a lot of them. Given that a lot of adaptations are made from material written in the late 2000s and such the phones are also older there too. It seems they mostly use iPhones these days.
The other thing is that Japan has its phone manufacturers that basically only sell within their country - Docomo, Fujitsu etc, and many of these are smartphone-like in features and can have other oddities Japanese phones have had forever such as TV tuners etc. Hell they have flip phones that run Android; they're basically hybrids.
Lastly a ton of Japan = really old people. They stick with what they know and they've been using flip phones for like 20 years and so they can't even fathom trying to learn something else. Hence the culture kind of pervades. They are also aware that most of the world has moved on; new flip phones there are called gala-style, short for galapagos, referring to the closed-off nature of Japan and how such phones would not sell outside of it.
OP, This is a bad example.
This picture is from Haganai, and both of these characters are specifically shown to be incompetent with technology. They're going crazy over getting their first phone contacts and sending their first text messages, a touchscreen phone would be too much for either of them to handle.
I wish everyone still used flip phones. Real buttons are great and they just look more aesthetically pleasing than a brick that you have to hug to the side of your face.
All it's done is increase ass-dialing and made everyone even more tethered to shallow social media than they were before.
>don't put your phone in the same pocket as your screen
Actually, it is the gorilla glass that is consumerist garbage. I have not exposed my iPod to anything that should be hard enough to scratch the screen and yet it still has gained scratches.
no one has posted a picture of an anime person with a smart phone
WOW THAT WAS SO HARD
>Real buttons are great and they just look more aesthetically pleasing
Your opinion is wrong.
>brick that you have to hug to the side of your face
As opposed to a brick you have to hug to the side of your face?
Completely the opposite.
>made everyone even more tethered to shallow social media
It was inevitible, but phones don't perpetuate social media.
>a brick that you have to hug to the side of your face
Ass dialing isn't an issue, but the risk of accidentally ending a call on a smartphone means you end up having to hold the phone in some awkward position.
Fuck these pieces of shit, it's a shame that phones have turned into toys that barely serve the initial intended purpose.
>Fuck these pieces of shit, it's a shame that phones have turned into toys that barely serve the initial intended purpose.
It's the same way in Japan, their phones are basically just smart phones that you can flip
>phones don't perpetuate social media.
People can post and tweet things on their phone while they're out in public with friends and don't have to wait until they get home. How does this not perpetuate social media?
2014 anime with flip phones.
Flip phones have infrared so MC-kun can send his phone number to more bitches at once.
Here's another from a few years back.
Because for some reason japan is in some sort of unholy love affair with flip phones and so the flip phones in japan are more powerful/advance to the flip phones you would find in the west. (Fucking shit is expensive too, a decent flip phone in japan is around the same price as a decent to high end touch screen phone where i am from)
While SOA might be utter shit, they at least got this right.
His statement was wrong, but he is also right.
Phones were increasing their web capabilities steadily before smartphones took off, in Japan the majority of web users used their phones for it which is why their Internet is so ass backwards in design, so the drive towards shallow social media users was already there, it just leaped when phones became an easy platform to develop for as they came closer to being standard computers.
>but the risk of accidentally ending a call on a smartphone means you end up having to hold the phone in some awkward position.
My phone turns off the screen when you hold it to your head during a call so you won't accidentally press any buttons.
And it isn't even a new phone, it is a Galaxy Note 1.
you want some nostalgia?
>implying this wasn't and isn't the hypest shit
Fine then I got some image of google.
This is what it looks like. I dont know if it is the exact model but yeah.
I can't even eat dinner with my 31 year old brother, his wife, and my mother without one of those assholes pulling out their phone to check how many likes they got on the instagram they took of the meal that's right in front of them. Next year I'm going to their house and just going to set up my computer at the table so I can watch my Chinese cartoons.
I hate smartphones.
Holy shit that was the greatest thing when it first came out. Everyone had one of those
>behind the times
Not sure if trolling or genuinely ignorant. Flip keitai are by far the most popular there but they are true smartphones, not the obsolete shit we used a decade ago.
Go ahead, try to find a flip keitai without a touchscreen.
Everyone saying one isn't a 'real' smartphone is retarded or shitposting. Of course they have touchscreen only phones but the flip styles are more popular because of reasons already mentioned here.
I'd have one too if I weren't fucking broke. Why be stuck with something like a Moto X when I could have the best of both worlds instead?
Touchscreen only phones aren't perfect but you're fucking up hard if you hang up a call just talking normally. All modern phones turn off the screen quickly after taking a call just to avoid this.
THIS THIS THIS.
God fucking Jesus Christ I hate smartphones so much. I wish they'd never goddamned been developed or sold.
If you wanna go fuck around the internet in my company so badly, then why are you even talking to me in the first place, cunt?
Flip phones are becoming less popular in Japan for sure, but as many have said - the flip phones they do have are pretty forward thinking. I remember seeing one years ago that had a stereoscopic 3D screen which blew my mind considering the first HTCs were coming out at this point in the west.
I think a lot of it in anime is also down to the same reasons Hollywood movies still use the classic 'ring ring' ringtones when they show even a modern phone - it's there as an illustration that a phone is ringing.
because fuck you, that's why. I'd be using one too if the market isn't saturated with boring slab phones.
The funniest thing about smatphone's cultural influence is that every future setting even hundreds of years from now all has controls that work like an iphone.
I can't help but think of how retarded and dated it's all going to look a few decades now when we move on from it to something far easier and practical.
I don't even into social media but this pisses me off too.
If I can deign to leave my room and subject myself to normalfag socialization, you can sure as shit go without fuckbook for an hour or two.
I spend the vast majority of my waking hours staring at a screen but even I won't fuck around with my phone unless it's relevant to the conversation.
>screen turns off automatically when taking a call
I'll never find a phone that will do this when I crane my head to talk without hands. Aka the only time you would ever accidentally hit the end call button.
It's the only keitai pic I had saved. The fact remains that despite the form factor, Japanese phones are far superior (FOLDED 1000 TIMES) than western ones. Except maybe IR transceivers. That shit was old 15 years ago. No clue why they still include them on phones that have Bluetooth and NFC.
I presume it's mainly dumbass burgerlanders assuming anything that resembles a flip phone is outdated shit.
My grandparents thought I was a "very polite young [redacted]" solely because I managed to eat a meal with them without once looking at my damn phone. Of course I have a flip phone (with a miserly pay-as-you-go plan to boot since I never use the thing), so it wasn't a challenge for me; they were just impressed by it. </blogshit>
It generally happens 5-10s after taking a call. Just press the damn power button if you're doing that immediately.
Makes no sense blaming the phone for a minor inconvenience in one specific situation where you can easily avert the problem by pressing 1 button.
Or this if you can't be assed to press a button once per call.
Smartphones took over in the past couple of years. Take a look at a product list from a Japanese phone provider:
Huge selection of smartphones, and just a few 3g flip-phones for holdouts.
You could say you were playing solid snake
IR is a completely no setup form of communication you can quickly use to transfer small amounts of data via direct line of sight, so relatively secure.
You can literally just point your phone at another persons phone and press a button and they get your phone number, email address, whatever you are sending them.
In comparison with Bluetooth and NFC which both require some steps before you get to the process of sending the data.
There is also the fact that you can program the IR transmitter to work for things like your TV or other applications which have an IR receiver in them.
Get a fucking phone with a fucking light sensor next to the speaker like every fucking Samsung phone because that is what it is fucking there for. To detect that your fucking fat head is blocking light.
If any other poorfags or people here that don't use a phone a lot want a smartphone, get the LG Ultimate 2 from QVC.
Prepaid with triple-minutes (buy $60 card, get 180), and solid specs for $140, with like $80 worth of minutes included.
Now I'm also always on my phone playingg Puzzle and Waifu.
You shits this you have all the answers. Locking the screen doesn't help because it still activates the light sensor/front camera to detect if you face is on it. Yet that shit still thinks it's going in and out of light because my head isn't that fat, or my ear isn't that big. So it's still turning on and shutting of my calls.
>Buy more shit!
I ain't screaming into the direction of my phone.
The shit just don't work sometimes. Don't be such faggots about it.
ALL of them?
180 minutes for $60 or $180 worth of minutes for $60? I pay IIRC $80 for something like 2000 minutes/texts, and the minutes don't expire for a year. Re-upped last summer with about $5 unused from the summer of 2013.
My flip-phone is an LG, can't remember the model, though.
Anybody else have one of these? That sound it made when you pressed the buttons...
Go ahead and find me designer who actually designed this layout.
Because you can actually press the fucking buttons without using a needle. It's simply a better design, functionality before form. It also doesn't have the stupid problem of buttons/screen being pressed while it's in your pocket making random calls, you won't believe how many times I've picked up the phone to hear pants rustling.
Sorry but they actually are. You can see it in how with some network operators you can send email directly to a phone as a text message by mailing it to the phone number @network operator domain.
The relationship with email is just obscured by character limits, to fit within a single cell response packet, number instead of full address (in Japan you get a full address linked to your number, they are literally just using text messaging addressed to email addresses instead of numbers) and formatting limitations, which leads into the character limit.
Not quite. While the messages are indeed piggybacking on normal cell traffic it is still added traffic through the network. There are still cases of spam or chain text messages that get out of hand and cause congestion other disruption in the network and so it is of a cost to the network operator to manage it. That's aside from when there is a disaster or something which bring s the network into such a gridlock that not even text messages get through.
Major thing between email and SMS is that operator can send SMS to ANY or EVERY phone on their BTS area. That's base of emergency SMS.
In Japan you literally make subscribe deal with operator which rent you phone. Subscribe deal requires all the information what operator want from you. Unlike in EU where you can buy any phone and decide which operator you want to subscribe.
>Sorry but they actually are. You can see it in how with some network operators you can send email directly to a phone as a text message by mailing it to the phone number @network operator domain.
Uh, no, that because they set up an email server that converts emails to SMS messages. You can't just email a text message to a phone.
It's dangerous to post that, take this!
I got this one from a sign-up to use site called http://animetorrents.me/
It's good for getting the rare good dual audio series with 720p quality but small file sizes. My Haganai episodes are about 100MB each.
What's wrong with saving space on file size, and keeping dual audio files?
My copy of Haganai has objectively more content while taking up objectively less space, how is that bad?
When I'm working on a car or multitasking I can't look at the screen, but being able to hear the show lets me follow along just fine, especially if I've already watched it in the original language.
>Tfw it would have cost more to get an old phone when my Envy 3 died
>tfw 1 dollar upgrade to a smartphone
I feel like I sold out.
I mean, being able to shitpost on the move is nice, but this shitty iPhone feels like it'll break if I type on it too hard.
Least I got a 5c instead of a 6.
There's nothing wrong with being able to hear an alternate version of a joke or pun if you don't understand the Japanese cultural reference, or just really love a specific joke and want to see how the dub translated it.
Anime is not fucking music and isn't meant to be in the background while you do something else, it's like listening to live sport reporting on radio without watching the game, what's the point?
Get the fuck out.
Elevens love their flip phones though many recent works have smartphones. Most of these smartphones tend to look like iPhones but sometimes you find androids and other models as well.
I'm pretty sure everyone had touch screen phones in this show but I only seem to have cute pictures of Noel saved...
I think the funniest thing is, if you go back and watch old sci-fi anime or live action, they still look more futuristic and complex than appleshit aesthetics sci-fi has now despite being older.
Thinking about it, I'd bet smartphones have taken a while to show up in anime because of the lag inherent in waiting for enough manga to be made.
Either that or how they have no facebook friends.
I thought it was supposed to be proper etiquette to pay attention to your dinner host or other people speaking, and that was obvious that you should leave your texting to some other time. Guess not.
I did do that once with a picture I wanted on my phone (I'm using some cheapass offbrand carrier and my phone requires a verizon account to interface with my computer). I'd sent a picture from phone to email, and I replied to that email with the picture I wanted on my phone.
I fucking loved this thing.
And i retur the question asking why every fuckinbg one has a smartphone these day.
People look so idiotic walkin with those thing in their hands and spending the entire day string at theirs screens
Eehh. the screen not folding in means it's still easy to damage, but being able to hold the screen in the sideways position in the middle would be useful for a smart phone designed like that; more horizontal space for web browsing.