Skip to main content

Samsung, The S9 Is Convincing No One To Switch

Image result for galaxy s8
So The Samsung S9 and S9+ were released yesterday after a lot of hype and rumours we can now finally relax and take a step back and enjoy the device. Yeah right cue the comparison videos about how the S9 is better than the iPhone X or vice versa.

The S9 Is A Great Phone, But..

Image result for galaxy s9

The S9 is a great phone don't get me wrong but it is just an incremental upgrade over the S8 and that's not necessarily bad thing. This phone is targeted at a particular demographic of people- people who loved the S8. The S9 builds on the S8 and it is a perfection of the S8.It fixes almost everything everyone been complaining about the S8, the fingerprint reader, the cameras , the speakers. You get that I'm saying. For that exact reason if the S8 didn't win you over the S9 probably won't. The S9 consolidates on what the S8 has done. Kind of like how the iPhone 8 isn't aimed at trying to get Android users to switch. It's a solid upgrade aimed at iPhone 7 and 6s users who want a solid phone with top of the line specs but don't want to pay a $1000 for a new phone. Meanwhile the iPhone X on the other hand is a phone thats mean't to draw in upgrades and people from Android. With it's gorgeous new design , FaceID great camera and whatnot. I can't see the iPhone 8 brining in as much attention as the iPhone X. The same goes for the S9. All the videos titled " Should you buy the iPhone X or the S9" are redundant people have already made up their mind. But the S9 is well placed to give stiff competition to it's 2018 competitors and to keep Samsung's market share safe from the likes of Apple and Google. The S9 is more of an S8s rather than a full number upgrade. Everyone who was going to switch has already switched with the Galaxy S8.  Oh And by the way that first picture was an S8 not an S9.


Popular posts from this blog

The HomePod Is About To Be Wildly Popular

The HomePod is finally here, and the reviews are in. I'm sure you've watched umpteen reviews and you all know the basics, It sounds amazing , Siri is dumb (Which is don't think is the case) and that it lacks Spotify and Android integration (You can read why I think thats not going to happen here).
But what stood out to me was the lack of "consumer interest " in the product. The preorders went live and much un-like the iPhone or the AirdPods, the HomePod was available for quite a long time, only selling out on the day before the launch day. For Apple this is really weird, a company that sells out of everything they release instantly.This made me  doubt the demand for the HomePod and I wondered if the critics were right , That maybe people aren't really interested in a $350 smart speaker. But thats not really the case.

AirPods Are A Totally Different Ballgame
Now you might remember back in 2016, when the iPhone 7 came out Apple came out with AirPods and much l…

iOS 11 Was A Dumpster Fire. Whats Next?

So iOS 11 was released back in September of 2017 and it has been a cluster-You know what I mean. iOS 11 has been crippling devices ever since it's release. Its ironic iOS 11 has been iOS's (iOSes?,iOSeses?) most beta tested version to date, and it is the most buggiest iOS release ever. iOS 11 has been said to shorten the battery life of older iPhones by quite a bit. My iPhone 5s really took a hint in the battery department after the iOS 11 update. Performance also took a hit with iOS 11. Why is this so?

iOS 11 Changed A Lot iOS 11 gave users a lot of things that they had been clamouring for. A redesigned control centre , a more productive environment on the iPad so that you can actually get work done on it,  you know the works. But unknown to most of us, I think Apple redesigned the innards of iOS. They really tweaked it at the nuts and bolts level. iOS 11 updates were weird in the sense that they were unusually massive the initial update was a few gigs ( as you'd expect …

No Siri Isn't Holding Back The Homepod

So the homepod was given to Apples favourite media persons the other day and the reviews have started pouring in. One thing is strangely consistent across all these reviews, they all talk about how Siri is holding back the homepod. This really got me scratching my head. Sure Siri might not be able to tell you how much a chipmunk weighs, but really how much do we ask our smart assistants random questions. Lets took at how Siri isn't really holding the homepod back.

Siri Is Already Smart Enough No really you didn't read that wrong Siri is more smarter than you realise, especially after the iOS 11 update. Now Siri can answer all the random questions that you have. If I'm being honest here I'm of the opinion that Siri can go toe to toe with the likes of Google assistant. She can answer any random question that you can throw at her ( this wasn't the case before iOS 11). Moreover context awareness has taken off recently, one off the biggest faults with Siri used to be t…