Smartphones of today continue to become sophisticated as well as good looking. It is no longer enough to have a phone that receives calls and text messages, the smartphone has to do the job of so many gadgets and most importantly do it better than the other brands. For this reason, smartphone makers are always required to think quickly and out of the box so as to come up with groundbreaking ideas.
If smartphone makers lag behind, they might suffer a substantial financial blow because the market is very competitive, and this makes brand loyalty difficult, especially with young adults. There is, therefore, a lot of time, effort and resources that go into making a successful smartphone. Smartphone companies are always coming up with different ideas to make their phones better than ever before.
- The Screen
Nothing is more annoying than a phone that has a cheap quality screen which has poor display quality as well as durability. A lot of consumers boycott certain models or even entire brands because of this. It is therefore essential that the screen be more than capable of displaying 1080p videos or better. Most smartphone screens are made up of aluminium, oxygen and silicon. This combination makes the screens to be more resistant to scratches and pressure. Sodium ions are also added to this mix for better results. To date, Gorilla Glass 6, which is made by Corning, is the strongest in the market. Brands such as LG and Samsung use this type of glass in their phones to give users a smartphone that does not crack easily. Some of these smartphones that use Gorilla Glass 6 have scored an average of 6 out of 10 on the toughness scale. It will be interesting to find out what type of materials, as well as durability smartphones, are going to have in the next 5 – 10 years.
- The Casing
What first draws customers to a smartphone is the look as well as the feel. No one will be instinctively drawn to a phone unless it is appealing to the eye. Processing speed, capacity and camera quality are very important but only come up later on when the eyes are satisfied. An excellent phone is good to look at when putting on a table because it has some desirable features. A phone’s feel in the user’s hands is also important. No one wants a phone that feels slippery, flimsy or rough. The phone has to sit on the palm of the user well ad not make them feel like it is going slip and drop to its death.
This is why smartphone manufacturers use seasoned designers and engineers to make sure that the outer casing of the phone matches the top of the range features the phone has. Most smartphone casings are made from really strong plastic which is very resistant to stress and damage. Some phones have metals or combination of plastic as well as metal to make sure that the smartphone is really strong.