Personally, I feel mobile phone manufacturers should always conduct an opinion poll before removing any critical design on their flagship phones. Not everyone is cool when a certain design is missing on their phones. Most times, we just leave with it. Today, I will discuss in brief, 5 non-human friendly designs on phones that we have in the market today.
5 Non-Human Friendly Designs on Phones Today
Now, the development of smartphones is more advanced, but there are some very shocking designs being introduced while some features are removed. Then let’s take a look at the five most speechless anti-human designs on the mobile phone on the market today.
I will admit that this is the most painful one for me personally. I mean, not everyone is interested in using a Bluetooth headset. Besides, Bluetooth needs to be charged while your wired 3.5mm headphone requires no charging. Apple was the proponent of ditching this feature since 2016. This received wide criticism then. But unfortunately, even their greatest rival(Samsung) has now ditched the audio jack starting with the note 10 series in 2019.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is cancelled, and you can’t charge while listening to your song. In my honest opinion, this is an anti-human feature. Moreover, they don’t supply Bluetooth headset with the phone for free. It means you have to buy their earphones/buds separately.
Yes, there are wireless earphones now, but small wireless earphones may be lost if you don’t pay attention, and they are very expensive. I will urge the major brands to always consult before removing features that are human friendly.
2. Raising the Rear Camera Lens is not so Human Friendly
Starting from the iPhone 6 or so, all apple rear camera lenses have witnessed an elevated position. Prior to this, cameras on the iPhone used to have almost flat lenses as you can see from iPhone 5/5s above. Samsung also started using raised rear camera lenses starting from galaxy s4. Nowadays, it is difficult to find any middle-range/high-end phone that is having a flat rear camera surface.
The major disadvantage of phones with raised camera lenses is that it is easily scratched up when the phone is being placed. I would have preferred a situation whereby we can have a retractable rear cam lens.
3. Hybrid Dual-Sim tray on the Mobile phone is not as Convenient as the Previous Dual-Sim Tray
Conventional mobile phones have moved to hybrid dual sim trays. I will admit that this is not a human-friendly design at all. With a hybrid sim tray setup, you will need to either trade-off your micro SD card or one sim card. Below is the picture of a typical hybrid dual sim tray which houses with two sim cards or a sim card an an SD card. Luckily, iPhone xs max dual standby sim can accommodate only two sims without any sd card.
4. A more Fragile LCD/OLED Screen on an all-glass Design Phone
Mobiel manufactures are migrating to all glass-body design so that consumers can enjoy wireless charging. While the all-glass design option is understandable, it is not without its disadvantages. You can easily deface and devalue your phone if when dropped and without a good protective case.
Similarly, LCD screens are now more fragile than before. I sincerely wish we can have the good anodize aluminium back with a stronger screen. In the meantime, the only mitigation at our disposal is to use a good protective case and screen protector.
In addition, many mobile phones have curved glass screens, and some mobile phones have glass on the back, which means you can’t afford to let them fall! Apart from this, it is very expensive to change one piece.
5. The Ugly Notch on the Top of Some Modern Phone’s Screen like the iPhone X
Surprisingly, many big manufacturers other than Samsung have already copied this screen design from apple. There is nothing aesthetic about this in my opinion. Isn’t it better to have a high screen-to-body ratio? Despite the fact that it is ugly, there are still many businesses following the trend. LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, oneplus and many more all have at least a flagship with a replica of iPhone x notch. What’s wrong with this world?
Of all the trending designs listed above, the only excusable one for me is the all-glass body as a result of the wireless charging technology. The most irritating design is the cancellation of the audio jack. Another area of concern is why Samsung keeps producing mobiles with almost useless (in the real sense) curved screen and apple keeps releasing new phones with the top-notch.
Do you have any of these features that you also dislike? you may let us know in the comment section.