I want nd filters in phones.
That would be cool. The question is, how good is it? The video showed the button labeled ND8, which leads me to think it's an 8 stop reduction of light. That's pretty good and would drastically help with some photography techniques. Unfortunately, they didn't show a comparison between off and on. The closest they came shows the activation of the filter within the camera app, the resulting exposure adjustments, but not the original exposure setting. Without knowing that, plus the automatic exposure adjustment that was made, I can't tell if it's really 8 stops or not.
Everyone drops their phone, no matter how careful. And specifically the S8 is one of Samsung's most breakable devices (all the cracked screen wail stories on the forums back in 2017...). Not having a decent case is a death sentence for glass back phones. Function over form, period. And the OnePlus 6 was also even more breakable.
I upgrade my devices on no particular schedule, only as needed and when I can actually afford it. But the thing is is that I also want old retired devices to remain usable for being repurposed and ready for retro reviews in 20 years or soThe industry wants breakable phones.... the more phones break, the more new ones have to be bought. And sealed phones are also moneymakers... they can control the lifespan of the batteries to force people to upgrade sooner vs just buying a new battery for their otherwise good phone. We're being manipulated in ways we don't even know to get us to empty our wallets as fast as possible ;-)
Disgusting?! They make the phone feel rugged, non-slippery, easier to grip... But yeah I guess I'm just a rugged-look lover.
Exactly.I think they're horrible myself. They look and feel cheap, rubber is quick to stretch or discolor as well. They provide good protection, but I couldn't even imagine using one today with how big phones have gotten.
Those otterbox cases look disgusting and completely ruin the look of whatever phone they're slapped on
I wouldn't buy a gigantic $1000 slab anyway lol but good point.When you drop your $1000 glass phone down a flight of concrete parking garage stairs, or anything similar, and pick it up with that OtterBox case on it and it's undamaged and you go on your merry way, the case starts looking a whole lot better. You wouldn't get that same outcome with a thin tpu case.... but you would be out a $1000 phone ;-) My wife has a friend that went through several S9+'s in a short time, and was getting extremely stressed out until I suggested my wife buy her a girly style OtterBox case..... she hasn't broken her phone since ;-) and she loves the case :-D