Outside of something like NFC, which I've never really found a practical use for, what do they really have to catch up on? I agree that in terms of form factor, Apples simply doesn't offer the options and variety I'd like to see, but I also doubt there's much catching up to be done in this area. It doesn't take much to simply bring a larger high-performance mobile device to market. It frees up additional TDP headroom, there's more physical space for higher capacity batteries... in fact I would say it's more difficult to make a smaller high-performance smartphone than a larger one. This has been the most recognizable trend on Android for several generations now, and it's also a trend I haven't been particularly fond of. Why can't Android users get a reasonably sized (~4.5-4.8") high-end smartphone? I think that's something quite a few Android users would at least like to see as an option, as opposed to this relentless drive towards "biggar is bettar". It seems like in terms of form factor yesterdays phablet is today's flagship smartphone.The article reads like Apple is trying hard to catch up with the other manufacturers, sometimes successfully (implementing NFC), sometimes not (that screen resolution is still ages behind).
The article reads like Apple is trying hard to catch up with the other manufacturers, sometimes successfully (implementing NFC), sometimes not (that screen resolution is still ages behind).
Apple sticks with its Retina display (~300 dpi) because there's already been copious amounts of research that suggests it's impossible for the human eye to distinguish greater pixel density than that from a mere few inches away.
The 4K resolution phone displays are a marketing gimmick that are needlessly taxing your phone's processing hardware. The gimmick works (maybe) because 4K TV's are the new hype.
Don't ever say anything positive about Apple on here... you'll just get flamed and trashed from the Android fanboy. Samsung sales are down 25%..why? Because they released a new Android device every other week. The Android market is WAY over-saturated and so fragmented. I like my cell phone to..you know..fit in my pocket and not look like a hub cap on my hip with the say the S5. You have to put the S5 in super duper, exceptional battery saving mode to have any change of making it a day with one charge. A quad HD display is stupid in a smartphone.