Writers and readers №7. Android for those over 40

We continue to publish in the “Writers and Readers” section your experience in completely different areas, this time we will talk about vision and how modern smartphones adapt to it. Without long introductions, I give the floor to Evgeny Romanov.

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Ten years ago, reading a book on the iconic HTC Diamond's 2.8" screen was no problem. Over the past time, the screen diagonal has more than doubled, the pixel density has almost doubled from 286 pixels to 561, the resolution has quadrupled, from 640x480 to 2960x1440. During the same time, the age exceeded forty, the "shortening" of the hands began - presbyopia. The problem is that small text is no longer visible without glasses. Medium and large - readable, objects at medium and long distances are clearly visible. Glasses have to be used for reading (long process). Putting on glasses every time in order to perform a simple action - make a call, answer a call, look at the clock, turn on the flashlight, access point, check for notifications, do not want to, and often inconvenient (on the street, in transport), for the same reason voice dialing is not a panacea. What used to be very important when buying a smartphone (pixel density, screen resolution) has become absolutely “marketing” characteristics. Without additional optical devices, pixels are simply not visible on the screens of modern smartphones. The difference between the resolution of 1480x720 and 2960x1440 on the same screen is imperceptible.

The ability to scale is now the main criterion when choosing a new device. Everything should be scaled: font size, icon size, screen elements and even the status bar! Choosing a phone has become much easier: you can set the screen so that it can be seen without glasses - you can buy. It will not be possible to adjust - to refuse, even if it is the most sophisticated device of the most fashionable brand. It is difficult to understand what adaptation opportunities are provided by Google, and which ones are provided by phone manufacturers with their own shells (since I can only evaluate those devices that I owned). Based on the operation of two devices on the 9th “android” (Note9 and P20Pro), I am inclined to believe that the matter is in the manufacturers. Unfortunately, nothing is written about this in the shell reviews. Something, of course, can be corrected with the help of third-party software, but I want to have a minimum number of such crutches. In previous devices, it was impossible to do without a third-party launcher. In the last desktop I have, the desktop has already come close in terms of customization options to a third-party launcher (maybe they just use it in a truncated form?) - you can change the size and number of icons, font size.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

Third-party launchers do not allow you to change service screens, curtain, settings screens, like many manufacturers. The good news is that the side effect is Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa optimizing the settings for one-handed operation on large screens has led to the fact that you can also adjust here so that you can see without the help of glasses.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for the 40+ Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

But the size of the screen matters, on a physically larger screen of the same resolution, the elements are larger, and there is a chance to see them without taking out glasses.

All the phones that I had had trouble with regular dialers. Why developers don't want to use all the available screen real estate remains a mystery to me. Although I'm no longer young, and I typed SMS at one time using the T9 on the Nokia 3310. But I still haven't learned how to compare the numbers and letters under them.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

It remains a mystery to me why some manufacturers do not allow you to change the sorting and display of contacts. I prefer last name. And see the last name first. I don’t even stutter about choosing a font size.

Contact card, things are better with her. At least the full name in the regular program can be read without glasses.

As you can see, all the screenshots above are made in a dark, contrasting theme, this is not a tribute to fashion and not to save battery power and increase the life of OLED. It's a matter of contrast. White letters on a black background are perfectly readable. Developers sometimes try to spice up a theme with color, and they don't always succeed. Reading "Move Here" with glasses in good light will take some time.

In conclusion, I give examples of working with the screen to solve the same problem from different manufacturers. Somewhere you can do without glasses, but somewhere not. Although the area allows you not to be stingy and use a large font to display at least basic information - time both in hours and for an alarm clock.

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and Readers # 7. Android for those over 40

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and readers # 7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

Sometimes developers have funny things. When you change the scale, the size of the icons begins to go beyond the boundaries of the space allocated for them.

Fortunately, it is almost always possible to find an application that will solve the problems of regular, tightly wired by the manufacturer. But I would like, when purchasing a new smartphone, especially for a lot of money, not to receive a semi-finished product for finishing with a rasp at home.

Note

According to the UN in 2017, almost 36 percent of the world's population is over the age of 40 - about 2.7 billion people. Approximately 75% of the adult population, according to Pew in the spring of 2018, had a smartphone.

Romanov Evgeny Arkadievich, age 55 years old. Points +1.5 (time to go to +1.75).

Writers and readers №7. Android for those over 40

We continue to publish in the “Writers and Readers” section your experience in completely different areas, this time we will talk about vision and how modern smartphones adapt to it. Without long introductions, I give the floor to Evgeny Romanov.

See the main thing

Ten years ago, reading a book on the iconic HTC Diamond's 2.8" screen was no problem. Over the past time, the screen diagonal has more than doubled, the pixel density has almost doubled from 286 pixels to 561, the resolution has quadrupled, from 640x480 to 2960x1440. During the same time, the age exceeded forty, the "shortening" of the hands began - presbyopia. The problem is that small text is no longer visible without glasses. Medium and large - readable, objects at medium and long distances are clearly visible. Glasses have to be used for reading (long process). Putting on glasses every time in order to perform a simple action - make a call, answer a call, look at the clock, turn on the flashlight, access point, check for notifications, do not want to, and often inconvenient (on the street, in transport), for the same reason voice dialing is not a panacea. What used to be very important when buying a smartphone (pixel density, screen resolution) has become absolutely “marketing” characteristics. Without additional optical devices, pixels are simply not visible on the screens of modern smartphones. The difference between the resolution of 1480x720 and 2960x1440 on the same screen is imperceptible.

The ability to scale is now the main criterion when choosing a new device. Everything should be scaled: font size, icon size, screen elements and even the status bar! Choosing a phone has become much easier: you can set the screen so that it can be seen without glasses - you can buy. It will not be possible to adjust - to refuse, even if it is the most sophisticated device of the most fashionable brand. It is difficult to understand what adaptation opportunities are provided by Google, and which ones are provided by phone manufacturers with their own shells (since I can only evaluate those devices that I owned). Based on the operation of two devices on the 9th “android” (Note9 and P20Pro), I am inclined to believe that the matter is in the manufacturers. Unfortunately, nothing is written about this in the shell reviews. Something, of course, can be corrected with the help of third-party software, but I want to have a minimum number of such crutches. In previous devices, it was impossible to do without a third-party launcher. In the last desktop I have, the desktop has already come close in terms of customization options to a third-party launcher (maybe they just use it in a truncated form?) - you can change the size and number of icons, font size.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

Third-party launchers do not allow you to change service screens, curtain, settings screens, like many manufacturers. The good news is that the side effect is Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa optimizing the settings for one-handed operation on large screens has led to the fact that you can also adjust here so that you can see without the help of glasses.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for the 40+ Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

But the size of the screen matters, on a physically larger screen of the same resolution, the elements are larger, and there is a chance to see them without taking out glasses.

All the phones that I had had trouble with regular dialers. Why developers don't want to use all the available screen real estate remains a mystery to me. Although I'm no longer young, and I typed SMS at one time using the T9 on the Nokia 3310. But I still haven't learned how to compare the numbers and letters under them.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

It remains a mystery to me why some manufacturers do not allow you to change the sorting and display of contacts. I prefer last name. And see the last name first. I don’t even stutter about choosing a font size.

Contact card, things are better with her. At least the full name in the regular program can be read without glasses.

As you can see, all the screenshots above are made in a dark, contrasting theme, this is not a tribute to fashion and not to save battery power and increase the life of OLED. It's a matter of contrast. White letters on a black background are perfectly readable. Developers sometimes try to spice up a theme with color, and they don't always succeed. Reading "Move Here" with glasses in good light will take some time.

In conclusion, I give examples of working with the screen to solve the same problem from different manufacturers. Somewhere you can do without glasses, but somewhere not. Although the area allows you not to be stingy and use a large font to display at least basic information - time both in hours and for an alarm clock.

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and Readers # 7. Android for those over 40

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and readers # 7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

Sometimes developers have funny things. When you change the scale, the size of the icons begins to go beyond the boundaries of the space allocated for them.

Fortunately, it is almost always possible to find an application that will solve the problems of regular, tightly wired by the manufacturer. But I would like, when purchasing a new smartphone, especially for a lot of money, not to receive a semi-finished product for finishing with a rasp at home.

Note

According to the UN in 2017, almost 36 percent of the world's population is over the age of 40 - about 2.7 billion people. Approximately 75% of the adult population, according to Pew in the spring of 2018, had a smartphone.

Romanov Evgeny Arkadievich, age 55 years old. Points +1.5 (time to go to +1.75).

Writers and readers №7. Android for those over 40

We continue to publish in the “Writers and Readers” section your experience in completely different areas, this time we will talk about vision and how modern smartphones adapt to it. Without long introductions, I give the floor to Evgeny Romanov.

See the main thing

Ten years ago, reading a book on the iconic HTC Diamond's 2.8" screen was no problem. Over the past time, the screen diagonal has more than doubled, the pixel density has almost doubled from 286 pixels to 561, the resolution has quadrupled, from 640x480 to 2960x1440. During the same time, the age exceeded forty, the "shortening" of the hands began - presbyopia. The problem is that small text is no longer visible without glasses. Medium and large - readable, objects at medium and long distances are clearly visible. Glasses have to be used for reading (long process). Putting on glasses every time in order to perform a simple action - make a call, answer a call, look at the clock, turn on the flashlight, access point, check for notifications, do not want to, and often inconvenient (on the street, in transport), for the same reason voice dialing is not a panacea. What used to be very important when buying a smartphone (pixel density, screen resolution) has become absolutely “marketing” characteristics. Without additional optical devices, pixels are simply not visible on the screens of modern smartphones. The difference between the resolution of 1480x720 and 2960x1440 on the same screen is imperceptible.

The ability to scale is now the main criterion when choosing a new device. Everything should be scaled: font size, icon size, screen elements and even the status bar! Choosing a phone has become much easier: you can set the screen so that it can be seen without glasses - you can buy. It will not be possible to adjust - to refuse, even if it is the most sophisticated device of the most fashionable brand. It is difficult to understand what adaptation opportunities are provided by Google, and which ones are provided by phone manufacturers with their own shells (since I can only evaluate those devices that I owned). Based on the operation of two devices on the 9th “android” (Note9 and P20Pro), I am inclined to believe that the matter is in the manufacturers. Unfortunately, nothing is written about this in the shell reviews. Something, of course, can be corrected with the help of third-party software, but I want to have a minimum number of such crutches. In previous devices, it was impossible to do without a third-party launcher. In the last desktop I have, the desktop has already come close in terms of customization options to a third-party launcher (maybe they just use it in a truncated form?) - you can change the size and number of icons, font size.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

Third-party launchers do not allow you to change service screens, curtain, settings screens, like many manufacturers. The good news is that the side effect is Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa optimizing the settings for one-handed operation on large screens has led to the fact that you can also adjust here so that you can see without the help of glasses.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for the 40+ Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

But the size of the screen matters, on a physically larger screen of the same resolution, the elements are larger, and there is a chance to see them without taking out glasses.

All the phones that I had had trouble with regular dialers. Why developers don't want to use all the available screen real estate remains a mystery to me. Although I'm no longer young, and I typed SMS at one time using the T9 on the Nokia 3310. But I still haven't learned how to compare the numbers and letters under them.

Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40  Writers and Readers #7: Android for those over 40

It remains a mystery to me why some manufacturers do not allow you to change the sorting and display of contacts. I prefer last name. And see the last name first. I don’t even stutter about choosing a font size.

Contact card, things are better with her. At least the full name in the regular program can be read without glasses.

As you can see, all the screenshots above are made in a dark, contrasting theme, this is not a tribute to fashion and not to save battery power and increase the life of OLED. It's a matter of contrast. White letters on a black background are perfectly readable. Developers sometimes try to spice up a theme with color, and they don't always succeed. Reading "Move Here" with glasses in good light will take some time.

In conclusion, I give examples of working with the screen to solve the same problem from different manufacturers. Somewhere you can do without glasses, but somewhere not. Although the area allows you not to be stingy and use a large font to display at least basic information - time both in hours and for an alarm clock.

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and Readers # 7. Android for those over 40

Writers and readers #7. Android for over 40s Writers and readers # 7. Android for those over 40 Writers and readers #7. Android for those over 40

Sometimes developers have funny things. When you change the scale, the size of the icons begins to go beyond the boundaries of the space allocated for them.

Fortunately, it is almost always possible to find an application that will solve the problems of regular, tightly wired by the manufacturer. But I would like, when purchasing a new smartphone, especially for a lot of money, not to receive a semi-finished product for finishing with a rasp at home.

Note

According to the UN in 2017, almost 36 percent of the world's population is over the age of 40 - about 2.7 billion people. Approximately 75% of the adult population, according to Pew in the spring of 2018, had a smartphone.

Romanov Evgeny Arkadievich, age 55 years old. Points +1.5 (time to go to +1.75).

Writers and readers №7. Android for those over 40

We continue to publish in the “Writers and Readers” section your experience in completely different areas, this time we will talk about vision and how modern smartphones adapt to it. Without long introductions, I give the floor to Evgeny Romanov.

See the main thing

Ten years ago, reading a book on the iconic HTC Diamond's 2.8" screen was no problem. Over the past time, the screen diagonal has more than doubled, the pixel density has almost doubled from 286 pixels to 561, the resolution has quadrupled, from 640x480 to 2960x1440. During the same time, the age exceeded forty, the "shortening" of the hands began - presbyopia. The problem is that small text is no longer visible without glasses. Medium and large - readable, objects at medium and long distances are clearly visible. Glasses have to be used for reading (long process). Putting on glasses every time in order to perform a simple action - make a call, answer a call, look at the clock, turn on the flashlight, access point, check for notifications, do not want to, and often inconvenient (on the street, in transport), for the same reason voice dialing is not a panacea. What used to be very important when buying a smartphone (pixel density, screen resolution) has become absolutely “marketing” characteristics. Without additional optical devices, pixels are simply not visible on the screens of modern smartphones. The difference between the resolution of 1480x720 and 2960x1440 on the same screen is imperceptible.

The ability to scale is now the main criterion when choosing a new device. Everything should be scaled: font size, icon size, screen elements and even the status bar! Choosing a phone has become much easier: you can set the screen so that it can be seen without glasses - you can buy. It will not be possible to adjust - to refuse, even if it is the most sophisticated device of the most fashionable brand. It is difficult to understand what adaptation opportunities are provided by Google, and which ones are provided by phone manufacturers with their own shells (since I can only evaluate those devices that I owned). Based on the operation of two devices on the 9th “android” (Note9 and P20Pro), I am inclined to believe that the matter is in the manufacturers. Unfortunately, nothing is written about this in the shell reviews. Something, of course, can be corrected with the help of third-party software, but I want to have a minimum number of such crutches. In previous devices, it was impossible to do without a third-party launcher. In the last desktop I have, the desktop has already come close in terms of customization options to a third-party launcher (maybe they just use it in a truncated form?) - you can change the size and number of icons, font size.

Third-party launchers do not allow you to change service screens, curtain, settings screens, like many manufacturers. The good news is that a side effect of Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa optimizing the settings for one-handed operation on large screens has led to the fact that you can also adjust here so that you can see without the help of glasses.

Third-party launchers do not allow you to change service screens, shutter, settings screens, like many manufacturers. The good news is that the side effect Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa Machine Ya Kuchuja Chumvi Kwenye Maji Lita 500 Kwa Saa optimization of the settings for one-handed operation on large screens has led to the fact that here it is possible to adjust so that it can be seen without the help of glasses.

But the size of the screen matters, on a physically larger screen of the same resolution, the elements are larger, and there is a chance to see them without taking out glasses.

All the phones that I had had trouble with regular dialers. Why developers don't want to use all the available screen real estate remains a mystery to me. Although I'm no longer young, and I typed SMS at one time using the T9 on the Nokia 3310. But I still haven't learned how to compare the numbers and letters under them.

It remains a mystery to me why some manufacturers do not allow you to change the sorting and display of contacts. I prefer last name. And see the last name first. I don’t even stutter about choosing a font size.

Contact card, things are better with her. At least the full name in the regular program can be read without glasses.

As you can see, all the screenshots above are made in a dark, contrasting theme, this is not a tribute to fashion and not to save battery power and increase the life of OLED. It's a matter of contrast. White letters on a black background are perfectly readable. Developers sometimes try to spice up a theme with color, and they don't always succeed. Reading "Move Here" with glasses in good light will take some time.

In conclusion, I give examples of working with the screen to solve the same problem from different manufacturers. Somewhere you can do without glasses, but somewhere not. Although the area allows you not to be stingy and use a large font to display at least basic information - time both in hours and for an alarm clock.

Sometimes developers have funny things. When you change the scale, the size of the icons begins to go beyond the boundaries of the space allocated for them.

Fortunately, it is almost always possible to find an application that will solve the problems of regular, tightly wired by the manufacturer. But I would like, when purchasing a new smartphone, especially for a lot of money, not to receive a semi-finished product for finishing with a rasp at home.

Note

According to the UN in 2017, almost 36 percent of the world's population is over the age of 40 - about 2.7 billion people. Approximately 75% of the adult population, according to Pew in the spring of 2018, had a smartphone.

Romanov Evgeny Arkadievich, age 55 years old. Points +1.5 (time to go to +1.75).