What are the things you dislike about your phone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theapplefanboyj, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    Now, I'm not even going to lie. Our phones are flawless, they look perfect, until we buy it and we find the worst part of it. Bit, we continue on with life, and try to forget about it.

    For my phone, the one thing I dislike about it is that the screens over sensitive. My mum was looking at things on Amazon the other day, and as she was scrolling, she accidentally clicked the checkout button. She had the one click ordering thingy enabled too. So now she has to pay for a package coming from China.

    What about you guys?
  2. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    Hmm I find the note 4 edges to be a little sharp. Case fixes that though. Other than that Touchwiz is a bit of a pain.
  3. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
  4. mib1800 macrumors 68020

    Sep 16, 2012
    I dont like the bulge at the earphone jack of my Note4. It disrupt the smooth line.
  5. Shanghaichica macrumors 604


    Apr 8, 2013
    My phone only has 16GB of internal storage. I have a 128GB SD card so it's not much of an issue. Otherwise there isn't much that I dislike. I have the galaxy S5.
  6. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    On the iPhone 6, I dislike the music app. I find control centre annoying to activate during some open applications and the lack of a notification light is a pain.

    On my Galaxy Alpha, I dislike the fingerprint scanner in comparison to the iPhone's. I also dislike how the app drawer icon is not in the dock centre or at least adjustable and I dislike my magazine (thankfully can be turned off).

    Given the amount of phones we've had and I've had personally this year, these gripes on these devices are not major.
  7. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    Only gripe about my Nexus 5 is the battery life. Not happy with it at all. I will eventually root it and install a custom kernel when they start coming for Lollipop.
  8. jeffe macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    Another vote for battery life on the Nexus 5.
  9. cracksoup macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2014
    I'm actually disappointed with battery life on my Note 3. I get at the very most 4 hours of screen on time but I mostly get about 2,5 hours. I just about get a day of battery life if I don't use the phone too much.
  10. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    Portability of my Note 4.

    Yes I love the phone but unless I was a dude with big pockets I couldn't handle it. Luckily I am a woman and I have purses. Because they don't make big pockets for us ladies!
  11. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
  12. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    Love my Lumia 1520 because it is so big...and sometimes hate it because it is so big.
  13. adock macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2014
    Battery life and screen size of the iphone 5.
  14. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
  15. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    First generation Moto X

    - camera is crap in low light. I went to a concert and started recording the band. My video was pretty much grainy and unusable, while my buddy's Note 2 captured the scene perfectly.

    - screen color tones are too warm

    - battery life for the first six months was superb; now it's gone down hill. Hopefully, L will come to the rescue.

    Other than that, the phone is still amazing to use and hardly ever crashes or slows down.
  16. bmac4 macrumors 601


    Feb 14, 2013
    Atlanta Ga
    I am loving my iPhone 6+, and can't complain about too much. The one thing I wish it did have was 2 GB of RAM. Most of the time it's not a problem, but sometimes the pages refreshes can be a pain. For the most part one of the best phones I have ever owned.
  17. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2005
    College Station, TX
    The fact that I only have 16GB on my iPhone 6 Plus. I would have liked the 64GB version, but the fact that I would have had to wait several more weeks for one to become available was the deciding factor.
    Granted, most of my stuff is in the cloud anyway, so it's rare for me to actually fill it up right now.
  18. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Smartphones is general. I hate how sensitive screen rotation is. It's probably what I toggle on and off the most.
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  20. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    Galaxy S3:

    -- GPS seems to lose its lock on occasion this past year. It used to be much better.
    -- Contacts don't auto merge (like my old HTC phone did).
    -- Battery life isn't as good as I like it, even with an extended battery.
    -- Music play over BT audio in my car sometimes cuts out for a split second.

    iPhone 5S:

    -- Screen too small. So used to larger screens now.
    -- Typing experience not that good. I don't like the stock keyboard and SwiftKey for iOS has issues in landscape.
    -- Severely limited home screen functionality. For instance, if I only have a single icon on a home screen, I cannot place the icon at the centre or bottom. It has to go to the top left corner.
    -- No back button. The back gesture (swipe in from the left edge) is hard to do and I often cause the screen to scroll up or down or something else instead of going back.
  21. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Xiaomi Mi 3
    - Speaker is quite weak
    - MIUI has its quirks like high RAM and graphical glitches after you change a theme
    - Camera could be better esp indoors
    - Warm yellowish tint with a strip of white on the top at an angle
    - Front-facing cam is bleh

    HTC One M7
    - Rear camera. Dreadful. Nuff said.
    - Battery is average
    - Overheating
    - BEAUTIFUL DESIGN, but ergonomics can be quite edgy
    - No other way to wake screen up except power button (prefer unrooted). Even wakeup by volume buttons would be nice.

    Since I will be working near my home and will be too busy always being on my phones since we can't have them on the floor and must be kept in our lockers, some of the flaws like battery life won't be apparent to me anymore for either phones. I probably would only need to use one phone. Both can act weird at times. In one mall, sometimes one of them will connect while the other sometimes doesn't at all. In another mall, one connects 3X faster to free Wi-Fi than the other. They almost have to be together in unison since they complement each other so well. One is better with display and audio while the other is better at camera, browsing, and games. Both of their main weaknesses is no removable battery, expandable memory, and neither have camera quality on par of recent iPhones and Samsung Galaxy flagships.
  22. spriter, Nov 7, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014

    spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Note 4
    The fingerprint scanner is hit and miss. I disable it on iOS too - maybe my fingers are weird. Would prefer the speaker on the front. Minor things on an otherwise awesome device.

    Yellow bit at the bottom of the screen. Isn't great in direct sunlight. 'Backed up' by iffy support (please don't break!).

    HTC One M7
    Really bad camera on an otherwise great device. Why HTC, why?

    iPhone 5S
    Yellow screen - looks bad next to the N4, M7 and OPO. Sharp edges. Battery not great. iOS getting bloaty. No back button. Lack of RAM / Safari tabs reloading.Those bezels...

    Looking at the comments here, we've been treated to some great devices these past 12 months.
  23. superstarmc macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    HTC one M8

    - no Google now from lock screen
    - bottom bezel too big
    - 3 months to get a software update
    - heavier than I would like
  24. flybub macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2011
    OG Moto X
    -Battery is terrible
    -Camera is just as bad
  25. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    Nothing (Note 4)

    2 weeks of heavy usage after 7 years on iOS. Love TouchWiz! Compared to iOS, everything just flies, and there are almost no annoyances like constant stupid alerts (in TW, you just tick "do not show again").

    Truly revolutionary and magical device at an unbelievable price.

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