We are practically halfway through 2018, and the truth is that in these 6 months of the year that we have seen a lot of mobile phones already presented – at last the whole high range that we were expecting for these dates has been presented- and, how could it be otherwise, we have told you everything about them.
However, we have also seen quite a few things in the Android world, either illogical or curious. And today we want to show you the three strangest things we’ve seen on Android in this first half of the year.
The first thing we want to highlight is an interesting aspect of the design that we have seen in the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, a more experimental version of the Xiaomi Mi 8 that does not have a fingerprint reader, It only has Face ID, just like iPhone X.
But, although it may seem strange, the truth is that this is not the most interesting design of the terminal, since, The terminal has a rear part that shows the components.
Although, as we told you, these are not located in this position, as they would be too far from the rest of the components. A strange decision that It is more like putting a sticker on the terminal than teaching the internal components of the terminal.
Last year, as we could see, it was the key year at design level in Android, in which many manufacturers struggled to reduce the size of their terminal frames, which is very grateful, especially in the phablets.
And, although last year there were advances in design, this year we do not know to what extent we can say the same, since there are many companies that are choosing to copy the notch of Apple’s design in their terminals. And the sad thing is that these are very reputable brands that are within the top 5.
We have the notch up in the soup, and it seems that in the short term we will be impossible to get rid of him. It seems that to this day kinship is rewarded more than originality, and this is demonstrated by these designs.
But, if there is something that has called us extremely attention so far this year, that has been the module for the 3.5 mm jack of the Essential Phone. An accessory that is very similar to giving it a slap in the face to the users who have bought the terminal.
And, it follows a philosophy that we usually attribute to Apple: you take away connections to get an accessory and that I spend even more money to fill this gap. To say that this is laughing at the user is little, but it seems that There are companies that do not care about giving this feeling.
Crank up your audio experience with the Audio Adapter HD, dropping this summer. It simply clicks to your Essential Phone to deliver full MQA rendering and an audiophile-grade amp that powers high impedance headphones. Oh yeah, and it brings back the 3.5mm audio jack.
– Essential (@essential)