I bought the Sony Xperia S when released on a contract that cost a grand total 7 590 SEK over 2 years (est. € 865).
Since the phone was released only last year, there is atleast one more year before I start looking for a new phone, but concidering the phone I will eventually get will have a potential to be atleast twice as good, I started thinking about what a phone should support. What I really want.
There are probably a thousand functions I just take for granted that are not mentioned here at all.
I am aware that some of these functions are software based, and should be implemented by the operating system and some are hardware and needs to be created in the development process.
- Battery life 5 days, and I’m not talking standby mode.
- Built in battery saving functions, to minimize battery usage when it should be inactive.
- AMOLED display simply because they are thin awesome and use less power.
- Pressure sensitive display, so that I can have more intuitive control.
- Lots and lots of sensors to allow for creative application usages.
- a ‘Real’ camer, to end the reign of the compact camer once and for all.
- Optical zoom worth mentioning.
- NFC simulator so I can store my NFC tags in the phone and use it instead.
- Contact lists seamless transition between different contact lists such as facbook, gmail, phone.
- Remote lockdown rendering the unit completely worthless if stolen.
- Water/Dust resistant dropping it in a pool of water no problem.
- 5 years warranty Just to make me trust it more.
- Cloud storage stores all pictures, applications and such on the cloud, by default.
- 32GB storage With cloud storage, I really dont need that much on the unit.
- Upgradeable storage Just in case 😉
Micro-USB/HDMI This is pretty much standard these days.
- Wireless charging I know there are already phones out that support this.
- Play-to function I just love showing off pictures or video on the TV, its just better.
- 4G or whatever they call it next year…
- Limited amount of physical buttons like Power and Camera, they are always good.
- Drop safe casing dropping a phone should hurt you no more then to actually bend down and retreive it
That was just about what I could think of right now, prices are hard because any estimation would be unrealistic. But for a phone, really keeping the price in the lower end of 10,000 – 5,000 SEK is what people are willing to pay, still its a big span.
Looking with interest on the Samsung Galaxy S4, however since I am not due for a new phone untill next year the S4 will be old when its time.
I wonder what Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia and Apple are cooking.