I mentioned it a while ago, and I’ll keep saying it, the DxOmark notes do not make much sense .…
I mentioned it a while ago, and I’ll keep saying it, the DxOmark notes do not make much sense . A scale of infinite punctuation, based on photographs that are not made under the same conditions , not even when they are reviewing a device and compare it with the mobile they have on the other hand.
Removing the subject of the scores, it is clear that it is practically impossible to say that a high-end mobile has a better camera than another . I like the realism of Google’s Pixel 2 XL, others may like the long exposure of the Huawei P20 Pro , to another the manual way of Samsung, or the angular camera of the LG V30. Each camera covers some needs , and that point has arrived at which almost everyone is the best.
Historically, the camera was the main bastion to conquer by the high range. Now everyone has the crown , every time a new mobile phone comes “casually” it gets the best score in DxOMark, and totally loses the sense to discuss something that ends up depending on personal tastes. What should manufacturers now fix when it comes to creating their high-end devices?
It is clear that the camera is one of the aspects most taken care of by the signatures, and that artificial intelligence and computational photography algorithms are the most important to achieve good results . Brands will continue working on this topic, but it is not enough anymore. It takes more than a good camera to be the best high-end , and there are several aspects that can be differential.
Firms such as Nokia teamed up with Google to present their entire range with Android One. A good support of updates and a smooth ROM is something vital for sales , and if not, tell it to OnePlus, signature that without having the best camera or design always exhausts all the units it manufactures.
Unfortunately, there are users who they have lost faith in updates . They think that they do not go beyond a change of number in the adjustments and far from it, the updates are tremendously important for your security .
The high-end this year, comes with Android 8 from the factory, which includes all the mandatory devices in Project Treble . On paper, it is easier to update from now on new versions of Android, so we hope that this materializes.
Design is something important, very important in high-end phones. Proof of this is the influence that the design of the iPhone X has had on Android phones . Vertical cameras and notchs everywhere , what users ask.
However, we think that manufacturers such as Samsung or Sony are the most successful, making own designs, without looking at anyone . Having a differential design is always a good thing, and we are sure that, after the fever post-notch , we will begin to see more elaborate designs.
We already know that the high range is a whim, often unnecessary, but the issue of prices is beginning to reach the limit . Apple, without going any further, has not gone too well the move to launch a mobile that is close to 1,200 euros. In fact, seeing such expensive mobiles, makes us look even more at the alternatives of 500 euros, which offer a similar experience for half the price – although they do not reach the same levels of camera and design.
We have already reached one thousand euros, and it is time for this to stop . For the moment, terminals like the S9 or the P20 Pro move at 900 euros, avoiding overcoming the dreaded 1,000. We hope that this continues, and that the rest of the companies that have to submit mobiles are realistic with the price.
As you will see, little more can you ask for the current high-end . Power, camera, battery, finishes … Few terminals of the premium they do not shine in any of these aspects, reason why the margin of improvement is less and less. Tell us, what do you ask the new generations of top phones?
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