Doktor Oswaldo 884 Posted April 12, 2019 Share Posted April 12, 2019 Dakkaron wrote: I think it’s completely beside the point to use a curved screen to make it look cool for a wider audience. This phone is made specifically FOR the dinosaurs. Who else would buy a keyboard phone? The “kids these days” don’t care about a keyboard. It’s just not cool anymore. We might be dinosaurs, but I at the least do not want to go back to neither monochrome, non-touch nor vga… ;). So I hope we all agree that we want a modernised version not a replica of what we had. I personally don’t have neither a strong urge for nor grudge against curved screens. As I wrote earlier I did dislike them until I actually got a device with it (Priv), and found my fears of the discomfort to be hugely exaggerated. On the pro-side it allows for a larger screen at the same size device, and allows for swipes on SailFish – and despite sounding odd I believe also easier to get and thus cheaper in 2019. On the con side it will be more exposed (and thus have a higher risk of breaking) and can give unwanted side-interactions. Does one outweigh the other? Personally I’m not sure, but to each their own, Before giving up on the curved, try to find a friend with e.g a Samsung S8+, S9+ or S10+, and borrow it to play around with for a few hours. as they are quite close to the same width. To be clear, I will also buy it no matter what screen. I am glad that somebody builds a slider phone again, everything else is secondary. But I doubt that the curved screen is cheaper. Most of the phones still have a flat screen, they have to be cheaper. But could be a special deal or something, b2b is a strange market. If it really is cheaper, sure go for it why not. But since I highly doubt that it seems like a rather strange decision. The sources I posted earlier in this thread are indicating that not even Galaxy users really like the curved screen. Put the money in a highly controversial special Gimmick and then go for an old chipset is unusual (not that I care, the chipset will handle my mailapp. But all the reviews out there say: "Oh it is great, if you can live with the old chipset"). So why it won't stop me from buying I can't comprehend why they did go that road. P.S. The swipping on sailfish might be the first functional pro I saw in this thread. Has somebody a video or another source about that feature? Would appreciate it. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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