Galaxy S9 then. Pretty sure they will copy at least half of iPhone X’s features, if not all of them.
Honestly, if you can afford a $1000+ phone, you can pony up an extra $20 or $30 for the adapter, if its not included in the first place.
- Not elastic. There is a good reason why car bumpers are made out of (high quality) plastic
- Blocks wireless signal
- Get very cold to the touch in winter
- Color can only be skin-deep, whether its anodization or paint
- Strength depends on a lot of factor. There are many kinds of plastic, same applies to metal. Polycarbonate is fucking strong, look at the Lumia phones, its surely stronger than weak metals (non 7000-grade aluminum) used in Chinese phones.
Agreed on thermal properties, though Id argue phones dont need that much cooling in the first place, in addition to the fact that you wouldnt want your phone to get uncomfortably warm in the first place.
This is a really good point actually. The problem with metal is (generally) the stronger it is, the difficulty in manufacturing it increases exponentially. Thats not the case with plastic. Even the strongest plastic, like the one used in Lumia phones, are relatively easy to manufacture
One question, have you ever used an OS with gesture-based home button? Like the one in the iPhone X, BlackBerry 10, or webOS? While I have never tried the iPhone X myself, but I felt at home on my BlackBerry Z10 relatively quickly. I would even say that its much better than touch-sensitive home button like the one in the vast majority of non-Samsung Android or Windows Phones.
Once again, COMMA, have you ever used a device with bezelless display, QUESTION MARK? While it looks intimidating at first, COMMA, the truth is most phones with capacitive buttons have pretty much the same amount of touch-able space as a bezelless device, PERIOD. If you touch any one of the back, COMMA, home, COMMA, or search/task-switcher button, COMMA, then you would also trigger something, COMMA, just like how it is on a bezelless phone, PERIOD.
Yes, COMMA, I also love spelling my punctuations, EXCLAMATION MARK!
Totally agree on this one. This is also why Im proposing to have the “ears” as a separate part of the display, just to house status icons and time.
It depends on the finish. The problem is most plastic devices have glossy finish, which amplifies the scratches, while metal devices often have matte finish. One notable popular device with matte plastic is the Galaxy S5 or Note 4, they are both rarely seen with (visible) scratches.
Its even easier to mess up scratch-ability on metal. Look at the paint used in Surface devices, its a joke.
While I agree on wireless charging, and I think its stupid that they adopted it almost 5 years late in the game after the first phone with Qi wireless charging, the Lumia 920, was released (which, in smartphone world, is like an eternity), you can only get the combination of wireless charging, face scanner, and bezelless display in 2017. Phones before that, like the Galaxy S7, Note7, or Lumia 950 lacks one feature or another. Heck, even in 2017 only a handful of phones have all those three features.
I heard that the iPhone X was never intended to have fingerprint scanner, unlike Samsung where they stuck a fingerprint scanner in the back as a last-minute approach due to their inability to put fingerprint scanner under the display.
The default configuration of iOS actually requires you to press the home button after the fingerprint sensor detects your finger, similar to Face ID that still requires you to swipe up after it detects your face. The idea is to make the phone feels like it has no security (no passcode) to you, but not to anyone else.
There is an option called “Rest finger to open” (disabled by default), which changes the functionality to the one you described.