Why are smartphones so boring? What reason is there to upgrade from a phone two years ago? They're literally all the same now
>faster processor meme
>MOAR RAM meme
>MOAR cores meme
>have Xperia Z2
>sort of want Z5
>can't justify the purchase because it's purely an incremental hardware upgrade and my Z2 still runs really well
I guess the fingerprint reader is kind of neta.
>Why are smartphones so boring?
I think the problem here is: Why is a smartphone such a big part of your life?
It's nice to have a fast smartphone and nice screen, I use mine about 20% which makes the speed crucial to spend as little as possible using it. Answer a message quickly while being at work, or watching a video or two before going to sleep, plus every other misc use it may have.
Other than that, a smartphone is an insignificant part of my life. I could care less how it looks, or how it feels. No one around you will care other than for the first impression. "Oh look, I got X phone. It has Y feature."
How the fuck is a faster processor a meme? And there are plenty of reasons. Storage, battery life, better camera, increased performance, increased durability
If you don't want to upgrade, then don't, but don't go full retard
Can't wait for a 8K, 64-core phone with a couple TB of 3D XPoint memory. I've been dreaming about a pocket-sized computers with desktop levels of performance since I was 5.
By the time that happens computers will have quantum capabilities. It won't even be that impressive compared to Virtual Hyper Reality 3D touch space screens that desktops will have.
>implying people in /g/ can't afford a Tesla
I'd be more careful on your assumptions.
I went from the n5 to a shitty blu phone with a 5000mah battery. I'd say the only reason to upgrade at this point is to get a bigger battery but even then you can just get a case with a battery pack for a lot of phones
Putting aside calls and texts, I only really use my phone to browse web sites when there's downtime and I'm not at home. I have a Motorola G2 and it doesn't have any problems despite the low amount of RAM.
When I'm home my desktop system does everything better than any phone ever could.
Battery is not affected much, only as a consequence of performance hit - see lowered res tests for g3 for example. As for performance, it's more complex. 3d takes direct hit, no arguing here, as for 2d it's more of a high-dpi resources fault. Nexus 6 and 9 see massive improvements with lower dpi.
I know 1440p and higher resolutions are worth it on laptop and desktop monitors because the PPI is so low. I can clearly see the difference in font quality with my 1440p monitor compared to my low res laptop. But I'm not sure how worth it it is in phones when even a 5.5 1080p screen has 400ppi. Fonts look very sharp on my OPO.
But I think the real hype about 4k phones is how it can be used with VR.