My favorite anti-reasonable digital rag is at it again, dissing on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 because one person– a T-Mobile salesman– was not impressed. Yes, everyone is entitled to an opinion and should form their own perspective, but when it comes to reviews I need more details.
Yes, we need to deal with the calendar. It’s a new month, and it started off with a holiday. That means a slow news day. Except for those praying for the latest hurricane to demolish Mar-a-Lago.
Slow news day, huh, Chris Matyszczyk? This is when technology writers try to come up with something when there is nothing.
Samsung’s latest Notes have received positive reviews. A T-Mobile salesman, however, isn’t impressed. Indeed, he suggests two other phones that might be better.
Of course. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and since the Galaxy Note 10 has been available for mere days there is a good chance it hasn’t exactly set anyone’s hair on fire. Yet. Samsung can do that. But recommendations from a guy who gets a commission from selling things doesn’t carry much weight, even on the interwebs.
I live in perpetual doubt, seeking the truth but finding only question upon question.
Maybe you should rephrase the questions, Chris.
Is an iPad Pro a computer, as Apple insists? What will an iPhone Pro replace?
I know, I know! iPhone XS. See? The perfect answer.
And now, can a Galaxy Note 10 Plus replace my laptop?
Uh, no. One is a smartphone. The other is a personal computer.
What could I do, therefore, but go to a phone store to see how the Note 10 Plus — and its smaller sibling — were being sold? Were they being presented as being ideal for business? Were they being lauded as superior to all other Android phones?
Samsung has this nifty little product called DeX; which turns a recent Samsung smartphone into a desktop PC so long as you have a keyboard, mouse, and display.
I like the idea, but as good as a Samsung Note 10+ or iPhone Pro Maximum might be, they are not a Mac. Screen real estate rocks, but so does horsepower on specific applications.
What did the T-Mobile guy think of Samsung’s newest?
The Note 10’s cameras aren’t exactly the same as on the Plus, but the end result is
Uh, OK. Can you tell the difference between photos shot on one vs. the other?
If you’re streaming Netflix and watching more than one movie, the Note 10 is better. It’ll give you seven hours of battery. The Plus will only give you five.
My iPhone XS Max does about twice that. Get an iPhone, dude.
Alright, what about turning a smartphone into a Mac or PC? Can it replace your notebook?
All phones can. I use my phone for pretty much everything. I guess that the Plus can give you a bigger screen, so that makes it easier to type on.
No they can’t. Yeesh.
To be honest, you’ll get a much better value out of the Galaxy S10… It’s got great speakers and cameras and everything else you’ll need
Maybe we need to define what value is, but there was no mention of resale value, and that’s where iPhones shine. What kind of smartphone did the T-Mobile guy have?
What would he use if he needed a second phone or a different phone? OnePlus 7.
OnePlus started in the US, but now it’s mostly in, I think, South Korea
OK, it’s a Chinese smartphone, so now we’ve determined that the T-Mobile sales guy has limited knowledge and experience, and might be getting a higher spiff on a recommended model. Yet, he admitted people are still buying the Galaxy Note 10+.
People who want to show off that they’ve got the latest phone.
Oh, please. That is just so 2014.