Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’ll see how much I can address:

- Google has been saying for years that they are going to FINALLY solve their fragmentation problem, but they keep failing, with the majority of Android phones on versions that are 2–4 years old, and less than 5% on Oreo. I’ll believe that Android phones are getting updates when there’s proof. Until then, I’ll assume it’s the same empty promise they’ve been making for years.

- I never said Android phones with 5,000 mAh batteries are worse, though I will say that they may be bigger than a lot of people may want.

- Weaker CPUs aren’t more power efficient if they have to run for longer to complete functions than a stronger CPU that can finish the job faster. And weaker CPUs may not even be able to do things (or do them well) that a stronger CPU can. If you don’t think you’ll ever do CPU-intensive things, great, go with a weaker CPU. But that doesn’t make it better, it’s just another tradeoff.

- Sure, if you have a lower-res screen that uses less power, that’s a tradeoff that will extend battery life. If a lower-res screen is fine for you, great. But that’s not what everyone wants, especially if they’re used to a higher-res screen.

- If you’re happy plugging your phone in, great. I am too, but I’m still looking forward to having wireless charging in my next one, even though there will still be many circumstances (like being in my car) when I’ll plug it in.

- I didn’t make an argument against ALL Chinese companies. I’ve definitely heard that Huawei phones are great (often by shamelessly copying the iPhone). But Ulefone and many of the other new Chinese brands that have sprung up recently are no Huawei, Lenovo, or Asus.

- Regarding other companies using the term “Face ID”, trademarks are a thing whether we like it or not.

- Apple slowing down their processors under heavy strain in older iPhones is due to the degradation of lithium ion batteries over time, which is true of all batteries in all phones. And their solution was actually a smart one since it prevented shutdowns when the processor tried to pull more power than the battery could handle, and I’m sure people would rather a function take a little longer than to have their phone shut off and have to restart, which would take way more time. The issue with Apple’s solution was not communicating it to users, not the solution itself. In any case, they addressed it in an OS update and now people can choose if they’ll use it or not. Apple goes out of their way to support older hardware with OS updates longer than any other tech company I can think of, and slowing down the processors of older iPhones when necessary was part of the effort to keep those iPhones usable for longer.

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