The handsets today although have had a lot of advancements in them in contrast to the pastwith respect to the overall requirement of the modern day users, there are still some aspects in the line of flagships which have not been able to live up to the expectation of the smartphone users.
The first feature on the list is the camera performance, which although has seen an immense leap from previously low grade camera optic to specialized lens and camera module, there are some problems which still persist in the current camera in the devices. Problems like- focus shift, color representation and low light performance have yet to be perked up in the flagship devices of today’s generation. When it comes to camera in the new smartphones, the struggle to achieve perfection is evident as it is difficult to achieve decent performance in all the aspects of photography. Attributing lot of features in the camera makes the camera module bigger which conflicts with the ergonomic design of the handset, the trending shape and size of the device. The lack of integration of lens also hinders in the process of capturing images at distance without losing details and resolution of the image.
Battery in the latest smartphones has been rather disappointing as the devices have been powerful and drains battery quicker than ever. The failure to provide sufficient backup to the device has been troubling the users as the powerful processors and the high resolution display panels drain the battery quickly. Larger battery results in the increase in the size of the device hindering the idea of sleek look. Also, gaming and operation time also gets reduced with insufficient battery. Moreover, irreplaceable battery provisioned in almost all the phones can become a problem should there be any defect in the battery or if and when the user would like to have an extra battery that can be pre charged and replaced once the initial one dies out. A bump up in the battery capacity is needed and also I/O should also be light which enable the user to operate the device for longer period of time with software configuration and integration for battery saver.
Storage and data transfer is another issue which has served a lot of inconvenience to the users. Although, the storage unit has been expanded to 128 GB and higher, it is limited to a few models while the rest continue to suffer with limited storage. The smartphones have been the media hub as the pictures, music and the videos are stored in the device along with the applications and the system software taking up more space upon every update. Cloud storagehas managed to become a solution, albeit to some extent.File transfer and mirroring the display is not always problem free,especially when done wirelessly. Almost all new devicesare equipped withWi-Fi direct and NFC which although comes in handy does not support various devices. Hence a standardized medium of transfer is needed for efficient and easy data transfer from one device to another.