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  • Bram van Dongen
    Bram van Dongen 2 months ago +4884

    Hot take: do more of these simple camera talks. This is great.

    • kyoko703
      kyoko703 Month ago

      I second the motion.

    • Guardians Creed
      Guardians Creed Month ago +1

      But he has employees. So basically fire them?

    • Jacob Godfrey
      Jacob Godfrey Month ago +1

      They are great. It’s how he got started

    • Yung Dark
      Yung Dark 2 months ago

      @baconeko That also isn't a hot take

    • Mega Mac
      Mega Mac 2 months ago +1

      A reminder that he should have a personality.

  • Jean Vieira
    Jean Vieira Month ago +66

    Glad I’m not the only one that noticed the 5G lags. Thank you for pointing this out. Please do another video on this subject. The government should be all over this. These companies over charging the consumers for a product that doesn’t work or has not met expectations. They’re basically ripping us off

    • Adam Garon
      Adam Garon 2 days ago

      Yepppppp

    • angelicsailor
      angelicsailor 11 days ago

      It’s insane how bad it is my area finally got 5G and it’s incredibly hard for upload and downloads! I ended up switching back to 4G at least then I can get things done within an hour

    • Peter Kensigton
      Peter Kensigton 22 days ago

      I changed to IINET purely for a cost effective 5G option, was so disappointed with the coverage changed back to Optus 4G within 2 months ..

  • Adrian Ramirez
    Adrian Ramirez Month ago +161

    We need more of these Marques Minutes where we just hear your thoughts and ideas. Instant subscribe.

    • Roman Arrigo Blasberg
      Roman Arrigo Blasberg Month ago

      Alright Adrian

    • Read4More
      Read4More Month ago

      This should go up! Marques Minutes is the perfect title for a new series of videos

    • Ech0
      Ech0 Month ago +6

      Bro, a Marques Minute you coined it..

  • stanleyj14
    stanleyj14 Month ago +49

    I've been watching you for many years. Thank you for making tech palatable.

  • AA
    AA 2 months ago +6

    I’m glad that you said 5G is trash right now and crypto is basically gambling. I wholeheartedly agree with this message. Thank you for this format.

  • TheGreenPianist
    TheGreenPianist 2 months ago +17284

    I know you and the team take a lot of pride in the production of your videos, but I honestly wouldn't mind more of these off the cuff videos every once in a while, it's quite fun!

  • Don Barbz
    Don Barbz 2 months ago +38

    This was awesome! Loved ur honest off the cuff takes n how u really felt about these subjects. We need more of these! Continued success to you n ur platform/business MKBHD. 💯

  • Zest
    Zest 2 months ago +27

    Loved it, great to see you capitalising on circumstances and doing your thing in such an approachable format; felt like a good, fun chat with an old friend.

  • starsong
    starsong Month ago +13

    I’ve been feeling like half of my feed is just losing its mind when it comes to nfts. I totally agree with you! it has *no* use cases and there seems to be no critical thought by heavy investors put into how speculative and valueless it is w/o the hype??? so ty 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 good takes and a fun video format!

    • Steve Richard
      Steve Richard Month ago

      No but if there’s no nfts how will I spend thousands of dollars on the funny monkey picture???

  • Bound4Earth
    Bound4Earth Month ago +2

    I think the game changer for 5G is home internet. Because it almost always has line of sight when the network is built and can take advantage of the speed boost over 4G.

  • makusuchan
    makusuchan 2 months ago +607

    Such a refreshing sight to see Marques just be himself and talk about the things we love without being stuck to a single theme. I love your professional videos but having these once in a while will be great

  • Pratesh Ramjohn
    Pratesh Ramjohn Month ago +17

    Good on you for being responsible. I'm not making this a COVID take, but it would be nice for jobs that are flexible to allow employees to work remotely when under the weather; especially during their peak infection/contagious period.

  • Jack Kraken
    Jack Kraken 2 months ago +4

    Regarding smartphone hot takes, mine is that high refresh rate screens are overrated and don't really bring much value to the table. I have a 120Hz phone and I couldn't care less, that's why I dropped it down to 60Hz. And it's weird since so many smartphone reviewers talks about it and it feels important, but it's not, waterproofing is far more important than that.

  • noble o
    noble o Month ago +1

    The way I agree with every one of these hot takes lol. I’m glad you brought up 5G bc right now it’s just not it

  • BattlePowered
    BattlePowered Month ago +1

    Man I've felt like 5g sucked this whole time. At first I was understanding it was a new technology, and still is.. But these companies make you feel like you NEED to use 5g, when I get faster/better performance on 4g, as well as better connectivity.

  • Emmanuel Porte
    Emmanuel Porte 2 months ago +346

    This kind of video feels accessible to everyone. Old Clip-Share. Turn in a camera and go. Also clear, concise in straight to the points. It be cool to get more videos like this from you and the rest of your team, because it's like we're getting taken away from the fancy editing and cameras and just hearing your voice. The quality of your work is amazing and we appreciate getting that and please keep that up, but moments like this is also very genuine.

    • Mary1337
      Mary1337 Month ago

      Lol you need to broaden your watchlist of youtubers... (wouldn't call it old YT. but I agree with the rest you said!)

    • NICK SHARMA
      NICK SHARMA 2 months ago +4

      this. Old youtube. I've missed it a bit actually.

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon 2 months ago +13

    I absolutely LOVE your videos brother! Thank God for technology enthusiasts like you who provide honest, fair and amazing content reviews on so many things Tech! Keep up

  • Mathias Håkonsson
    Mathias Håkonsson 2 months ago +1

    Lived in Denmark all my life, moved to Australia 3 months ago.
    5G is awesome in Denmark.
    But damn, I did not know a modern country like Australia could suck this much regarding wireless and cabled network.
    I didn’t expect to miss home due to lack of easy cellular connectivity.

  • How To ADU
    How To ADU 2 months ago +7

    Love this format in the mix. Every time I see you start another channel I'm hoping it'll be this :D

  • Hannes Virkus
    Hannes Virkus Month ago +1

    Great concept, do more of these, but wanted to note, two of the takes might just take longer to fulfil their promises.

  • Nick Robinson
    Nick Robinson 2 months ago +884

    this was such an enjoyable video format! if it were an option, i’d happily watch 1 “casual” mkbhd video like this per week for the rest of my life lol

    • Got Milk?
      Got Milk? Month ago

      @dgpx84 false

    • dgpx84
      dgpx84 2 months ago +2

      💯- I feel like this is a tiny sample of what it would be like to have MKB as a buddy who you invite over to chill. I love it

    • 24frameDaVinci
      24frameDaVinci 2 months ago +2

      Big fan Japan guy

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      hit me on tele_gram@pllanaprodutions1 2 months ago

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  • Tim Grimes
    Tim Grimes 2 months ago +28

    Great point about panel gaps. Even though it has been my job to set perfect panel gaps for the past 4 years, I know no one cares about them. The one thing perfect panel gaps do on well designed vehicles is increase fuel efficiency, so they are kind of important!

    • Insight
      Insight 2 months ago +15

      It's more about "If there are these visible defects, what could be lurking in the areas we can't see?"

  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer Month ago +1

    Completely agree about 5G being ass.
    It was on long enough for me to run a speed test, and turned it off immediately after that. Wouldn’t even consider turning it on.

  • Christopher Myslicki
    Christopher Myslicki Month ago +2

    Love this video format. It feels more like a podcast. Also, not sure how it works with carriers in the US, but here in Canada 5G has opened the door for mobile data throttling. I believe that this was introduced in fall or summer 2022. So depending on how much you are willing to spend on your data plan determines whether or not you receive 5G or 5G+, according to their branding. So on Rogers for instance, in order to be guaranteed 1Gbps data speeds you would need to be paying $100/month on your phone plan. It's outrageous that something sold as some world changing innovative technology has really just become a way for them to line their pockets by digging further and further into ours. Just another way for them to sell to us according to privilege, and manipulate our senses from what we expect to what we actually end up getting. Every carrier here is now selling plans with "high speed internet" that is unlimited, but slows at a data cap according to the cost of your plan. To find out that "high speed" actually means max 250 mbps and would drop substantially feels like a con. Not to mention, like you, I believe the consistency of it to be appauling. We now have these crazy high (unnecessary) allotments of "data plans before throttling" which are unnecessary for the most part, because if in more rural settings the speeds are so slow even when within data allotment it makes the amount of high speed data you get useless. Makes me sad how much we rely on these companies as partners in our everyday lives in modern times.

    • BobsUp83
      BobsUp83 25 days ago

      The question is more, why do you need 1Gbps speed on a phone? What for? I can do everything I need with just 10 Mbps...this is still more than enough even for watching videos...I can understand for a landline connection at home given you have multiple devices accessing at the same time, but on a phone? I laugh when I see ads from my provider asking me to upgrade my plan to 5G for a fee...

    • endosaint2212
      endosaint2212 Month ago

      This has generally been the case in America for a while. Depending on your QOS, carriers will throttle your usage past your data limit. While I don't know enough about how it's applied to condemn the practice across the board, I do have sympathy for the carriers that maintain a complex and widespread network such that people can use magic internet boxes in 98% of the North American landmass with ease.

  • MysterySteve
    MysterySteve Month ago +5

    I love and respect you and your work a lot, but I haven't seen a video of yours in a while and I'd be happy to see more of something like this

  • gk450
    gk450 2 months ago +570

    I'm glad someone's actually talking about how bad 5G is. I switched from a 4G entry level phone to a 5G enabled phone (both with Verizon) and if anything my connectivity has gotten worse, not better. I find I have no service more often, and even when my phone displays 3 or 4 out of 5 4G bars I still can't get basic things to load like a web search or Google Maps.

    • Vixter _
      Vixter _ Month ago +1

      @endosaint2212 😂😂😂 I'm kind of a geek so I watch a lot of stuff on it, but I do have family that works at the biggest competitor of the rubber bots team 😉

    • endosaint2212
      endosaint2212 Month ago

      @Vixter _ Aight bet, seems we're in agreement. Out of curiosity, where did you learn all this about the telecom industry, and did that company used to market in rubber boots??

    • Vixter _
      Vixter _ Month ago +1

      @endosaint2212 you said some great things.
      To elaborate on the 4g backbone, what I was making my way towards but simply decided to cut it short is the fact as you said many 4g Antennas (do note that, this does not apply to all 4g Antennas). However, this also brings issues with the backend of that tower, simce the theoraticle max speed was lower for 4g most of the hardware connecting the tower to the main netwrok system is also somewhat capped and is simply not made for the sort of latency that 5g could bring, so most of the 5g experience people have is mostly glorified 4g tech.
      You also need to note that mmwave antenas are not compatible with all devices, in fact most devices actually do not support mmwave, and therefore the coverage of it has not been great.
      Your example with a stadium is absolutely correct, but again no mmwave antennas as not too many devices support it.

    • endosaint2212
      endosaint2212 Month ago +1

      @Vixter _ Agree with most of what you said, except the piece about 5G antennas using the 4G backbone. Largely, antennas trafficking "5G" signal are the same 4G antennas with firmware upgrades - packet construction changes and such. After all, the LTE antennas are still perfectly fine, cost a lot of money, and provide significant coverage. The truth of the matter is that most "5G" coverage is the same exact coverage from LTE with minor convention changes leading to a slightly more optimized experience. Priority areas are seeing network upgrades providing slightly different coverage bands and *maybe* some mmWave ultra-wideband. That ultra-wideband is the hype-generator, but most people won't see it because it can't cover large areas due to physics (path loss). It's great at densely trafficked areas, though. For example, your commercial use case is definitely in the cards. More accessible to most people, sporting events already have a lot of mmWave small cells. Gone are the days where you can't send out a video at a game or concert. Your speeds are probably higher at a game with 60,000 fans in seats than at home.

    • endosaint2212
      endosaint2212 Month ago

      @Jspider56 You sure you're not talking about Standalone vs Non-standalone architectures? During the transition, a lot of carriers used 5G only for data traffic and LTE for authentication-like signalling.

  • Piper P
    Piper P Month ago

    Enjoyed the talk, 1st time listening to Marques, Man seems to be knowledgeable and thoughtful, and has an enjoyable delivery. I saw the title, listened through everything so I could get to "why" 5G sucks ... Yes, I was expecting complaints without any understanding of the real technical reasons why it sucks, but he's got it, so good on him.

  • Rose
    Rose 2 months ago +4

    Please do more of these types of videos! I really enjoyed this

  • Travel Memoire
    Travel Memoire Month ago +8

    “Expectations are a thief of joy”
    -MKBH, 2022

  • rediculousman
    rediculousman 2 months ago +1

    When 4g came to Australia, it was game changing! It instantly made our NBN mostly redundant. Now 5g has been rolled out, all I get is patchy connections.

  • James OKeefe
    James OKeefe 2 months ago +589

    You continue to prove that great content doesn't require an extensive production studio ( Even though you have one) . I truly appreciate these more candid videos.

    • Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music
      Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music 2 months ago

      @MANCAVE Studios no one said he bought them. Where did you read I said that?

    • abraham vant brunt
      abraham vant brunt 2 months ago

      @Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music lol thats trash u said there its not like he bought them lol he earned them dude lol

    • MANCAVE Studios
      MANCAVE Studios 2 months ago

      @Domba 1 Well said. Even if one matched the quality of his videos exactly, there are only so many people on youtube that are watching tech review channels, and the channel that already exists will have more name recognition.

    • Domba 1
      Domba 1 2 months ago

      @Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music 2nd you. Its not hate speech, I luv and enjoi mkbhds vids.

    • Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music
      Smile Inside Cinema - Relaxation Music 2 months ago +2

      @Domba 1 So true because he has millions of followers and every of his mistakes will be accepted.

  • Awaad Hilal
    Awaad Hilal 2 months ago +1

    7:30 One example of this regarding smartphones might be how fingerprint scanners/facial recognition in some phones is ~1 second faster. Ultimately, the average user does not care.

  • White Vaille
    White Vaille Month ago +4

    Man, thank you so much, Marques. Very happy to hear your take on the crypto and blockchain hype. Very grounded approach, I think. My only disagreement here is a mild quibble with the panel gap discussion, but I think you're probably right with your overall take.
    I think the panel gaps themselves might not strictly be an issue on their own, but I think it speaks to cutting corners, and overall construction being just a little bit shoddy, a little bit less than we've come to expect over the century of the auto industry we've lived with. There's a lot that I wish Tesla would just. Stop trying to be so bullheaded and "unique" about.
    While I appreciate new eyes in the field, a lot of standards have been established for very good reasons, and I don't think it's justified for Tesla to breach some of those standards when it risks harming user safety and comfort. All these little things add up.
    Personally, as much as I want to love their cars, I'll probably be staying away from them for a few more years still. Elon's definitely not inspiring any confidence whatsoever, particularly as he's been showing his whole ass in public with the debacle of his takeover of Twitter. Maybe in a few years if they get the government to whip their asses in to line. Unfortunately, the political landscape is extremely turbulent right now, so my hopes aren't too high.

  • pbft.j
    pbft.j Month ago +5

    I'm wary of your Clip-Share vs Tiktok take. I'm all for having both. If I had to pick, I would 110% stick with Clip-Share.
    However, the "they're separate things with different experiences" was also something I heard about movie theaters when Netflix started its streaming option. Yes, I'm sure that Clip-Share will remain no matter what, simply because of the historical impact it has made in the past 15 years already. Also, it has more content than humanity could watch for the next 1000 years RIGHT NOW.
    I'd just be careful with that argument.. time goes on - and kids have the same brand awareness with Tiktok that you and I do with Clip-Share.
    I watch Clip-Share 10000x more than I watch cable television. 20000x more than I go to the movie theatre.
    Not to say that there isn't a place for live cable TV or big screens with surround sound - but I fear that the Goliath that is Clip-Share today and tomorrow, may lose to David just as the heroes that paved its way.
    Remember, Clip-Share was launched less than 20 years ago. That's nothing. Blockbuster lasted a solid 23 or so years before Redbox knocked it down and Netflix finished the blow.
    Remember Redbox? They're still around but...

    • Eduardo Santiago
      Eduardo Santiago 28 days ago

      Netflix and movie theaters do overlap a lot in the fact that they both show movies, and a lot of the times, the same movies. The youtube netflix comparision is more accurate, as they are similar function but the content is a lot different.

  • Diachron
    Diachron Month ago

    great complement to your usual production style. keep 'em coming!

  • Andrea V
    Andrea V 2 months ago +389

    I’m not sure why so many creators think that over-produced, glitzy, hi-tech videos are the way to go. I’m in it for your basic clear audio, basic clear camera angle, and thoughtful and engaging minds sharing ideas. It’s the personality, articulation, and content that surpasses the rest. This video is just as good if not better than any other.
    Take care, and hope you’re back on your feet soon. Thanks, too, for treating the virus responsibly.

    • Brixan
      Brixan 2 months ago

      @ZZZ I don't know what makes you think that. Nothing I said implies that (and I actually do shoot and edit videos 😬)

    • ZZZ
      ZZZ 2 months ago

      @Brixan and i also think you and the original comment don’t understand wtf y’all are talking about you guys have obviously never created a video and don’t understand that it’s what gets clicks nowadays.

    • Jun Rosamura
      Jun Rosamura 2 months ago

      @Purple Lord I do care about videography. I spend a lot of time with camera work and intros for the games I develop. I just don't think someone making elaborate intros in After Effects or whatever needs to be praised and put on a pedestal for every single video. If all you care about is fancy title sequences over tech content, go watch a computer screen saver or movie trailer. Just give me the content.

    • Purple Lord
      Purple Lord 2 months ago +1

      @Jun Rosamura it does enhance the video. It's called professionalism. If you don't care about the art of videography, you're fully welcome to watch his videos, but you can't deny it's value entirely. If you only cared about content, you'd be getting your tech news through articles

    • Max We
      Max We 2 months ago +1

      I'd agree mostly but the quality of MKBHD is so outstanding that it actually has become a big plus for me.

  • Rocco R.
    Rocco R. 2 months ago +1

    Excellent video as always. Very informative. As in most things 'tech'. Whenever there is something introduced - tech-wise - these companies shrewdly market them, hype them and give you all of the benefits of them long before they come out. This 5G is no exception, as with graphics cards, USB transfer speed ratings and other assorted products and services, for example. These things look and sound, great 'on paper', but usually don't deliver on the 'hyped' promises for a long time after their introduction. It's kind of sad, but this is the way of things for at least 30-35 years now. These are the 'cards' that we are dealt....Grazie. Keep up the good work MDBHD. Your videos are very enjoyable to watch!

  • Falcon Time
    Falcon Time Month ago

    I've been complaining for years about the 5G change and I think it might go down as a large blunder. 4g is VERY fast. I never met a person asking for more speed than 4G over the network.

  • Stephen Hazlett
    Stephen Hazlett Month ago

    MKBHD should call videos like this KISS methods. Keeping it simple. Great video! More if these please!

  • RMFT19
    RMFT19 Month ago

    Enjoyed the video. Agree with the last two points for sure. My Model 3 is an Aug 2020 build. Not perfect but certainly not terrible. Love the car. And yes, 5G does suck.

  • ana
    ana 2 months ago +1

    🩺🩹recover well 🧫😷!
    Good video as always !
    Making it fun to be informed on newest technologies and the world around it.
    Greetings from Frankfurt 👋 🤗

  • Stromschlag
    Stromschlag 2 months ago +1

    5G - I get your points and they are valid. However for me in Germany on carrier Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) it's been a real game changer going from 4G to 5G. I oftentimes take high speed trains and 5G coverage and internet speeds on the journeys have dramatically improved since. To the point where I can be on a train for more than one hour at 200km/h and not drop a single frame when doing zoom/team conferences incl. camera for work. It has truly been a total game changer for me. I am also blown away by the 5G coverage in Germany already. I see more "5G" symbols on my phone than I do see "4G" symbols...

  • 20Justin1
    20Justin1 2 months ago +1

    I legit get pretty disappointed when my phone displays 5G up in the corner because I know I'll get slow speeds. I wish there was a way for the phone to automatically switch to 4G whenever 5G speeds dip below a certain amount.

  • Solving The Focus Problem

    Loved this one thanks Marques, great hot takes 🙏

  • Shawn Keene
    Shawn Keene Month ago +1

    12:00 Thank you! Anytime I have network connectivity issues with sites not loading or apps not syncing, I can sure enough look up at the status bar and it's guaranteed to be showing 5G.

  • Danny Chan
    Danny Chan 2 months ago +5

    I like Hot Take Marques! More please!

  • Bruno Rodrigues de Lima

    I agree 100% with all the mentioned points but I’d love to hear your thoughts on the coexistence between instagram and tik tok. Nice video btw. Keep up the great work.

  • Norman Valiao
    Norman Valiao 2 months ago

    Yup. I totally agree with the 5g network we currently have. It took a while for 3g and 4g to catch up and to become stable and established. 5g is not there yet. Probably 3 to 5 years from now.

  • Konstantinos Ountsis
    Konstantinos Ountsis 2 months ago +209

    I absolutely adore your regular EXTREMELY high-production videos, but I definitely wouldn't mind more regular videos like this!

    • Jafar
      Jafar 2 months ago +1

      That's how you know the content is good. All he needs, really, is a mic.

    • WW Studios
      WW Studios 2 months ago +4

      Same!

  • Rational Raven
    Rational Raven Month ago

    I actually disabled 5G on my phone because there are times I have a 5G connection and it's slow as dial-up, but if I switch over to LTE I get perfectly good speeds.

  • Tim M
    Tim M Month ago

    I have run about 20 speed tests in 5G areas in the past year. In only one case was the speed faster than 4G.

  • aLgaeikPond
    aLgaeikPond Month ago +1

    i dont comment much on ur vids but; ive been watching ur vids since 2015 when i was 13, im now 20 and still a fan of yours. hope you get better soon man, i havent tuned into your channel in what feels like a year now, but you're always refreshing to come back to. covid aint got nun on you stay strong broski. also, i agree with all ur hot takes coincidentally, good points made.

  • Fong Man
    Fong Man 2 months ago

    This hot take segment fully encapsulates what a Clip-Share video should be.
    A person, with a mike, on camera, just talking on stuffs we are interested in.

  • Christian Hanson
    Christian Hanson 2 months ago +284

    I think we would all love to see more off-the-cuff videos like this! Made me miss the monthly Ask MKBHD vids!

    • tyler4q
      tyler4q 2 months ago

      @Christian Hanson who do you think

    • Christian Hanson
      Christian Hanson 2 months ago

      @tyler4q who stole it?

    • Neon Playz
      Neon Playz 2 months ago

      @tyler4q ok

    • tyler4q
      tyler4q 2 months ago

      Stolen comment word for word

    • Alphonsus Ho
      Alphonsus Ho 2 months ago +1

      This…a lot of times Clip-Sharers will step up production, gain more followers, step up production, gain more followers and cycle continues. Soon their videos becomes almost movie quality and well planned. But I miss the casual vlogging, one cut, type from them. Cause they become more human again

  • Edgar Patlan
    Edgar Patlan Month ago

    My jump from 4g to 5g has been insane, like 10-15 down to 500 down.

  • TDCatTech
    TDCatTech 2 months ago

    Ooo, I forgot about the battery consumption. I've just disabled 5G on my phone because, even in areas where it does work well, it adds literally nothing to my daily phone usage needs.

  • Cody Corey
    Cody Corey 2 months ago

    I, 100% agree on the 5G hot take! It is dreadful to use. I live in rural Maine and right on the coverage line with 5G, so my phone is constantly bouncing back and forth unless I turn it off. It’s so aggravating to use.

  • Ben Woolworth
    Ben Woolworth 2 months ago

    I feel like these are not that hot of takes, I agree with every one of them.
    There are literally dozens of us!

  • DjStiv3
    DjStiv3 2 months ago +257

    This dude must be a blast to be friends with bro. Id love to be talking about all sorts of tech stuff with him.

    • Ratish Kumar Mani
      Ratish Kumar Mani 2 months ago

      Agree 👍🏼🙂

    • Iggys Dinners
      Iggys Dinners 2 months ago +1

      @Expert Review Zone Wow assuming just because he's famous that he must be an exploitative sociopath? What were the people at the last village you lived in like? xD

    • Expert Review Zone
      Expert Review Zone 2 months ago

      he wouldnt want to be your friend tho. it wouldnt benefit him in any way

    • Redemz
      Redemz 2 months ago +2

      @Robert Hardy Hes not wrong though?

    • NaptownClassic
      NaptownClassic 2 months ago +8

      @Robert Hardy Right, because that is the only thing MKBHD has ever talked about. 🙄

  • Kyle Stewart
    Kyle Stewart 2 months ago

    I recently upgraded from an iPhone XS to an iPhone 14 Pro and 5G has been far more troublesome than 4G ever was.
    Sometimes I have impeccable cell signal and internet connectivity but it’s been very unreliable. Sudden and complete lack of service in way more areas than I ever had before. I miss good old 4G. Sure, there were dead zones back then too but nowhere near as many as with 5G. At home, if I switch off my phones wifi connection, the icon says “5G UC” which is meant to be T-Mobile’s branding for super-mega-ultra 5G. But it’s no more reliable than regular 5G and far less reliable than 4G. Im sure it’ll improve over the next 5-10 years but for now, it’s shoddy as hell.

  • Finn Ruijter
    Finn Ruijter Month ago

    I love videos like this! As I can see, more people do :)

  • Flamingo Fins
    Flamingo Fins 2 months ago +1

    If only you talked real to us more often...This was great

  • MrSoiSauce
    MrSoiSauce Month ago

    11:15 the big problem here is that 5G isn’t something that relies on tons of cell towers. Instead it relies on relay points. I remember watching a video on this back when I took a coding class: 5G wasn’t designed to go through walls, but instead it has a bunch of relay points that boost the speeds back up to optimal speed. Trouble is tho: those relay points have to be everywhere for the technology to work the way the carriers want it to. The carriers haven’t even started building the relay points yet. They’re still focused on building the towers. At this rate, 5G will never reach its full potential, making it a rushed technology that never achieved what the marketing said it could. What carriers need to do is stop focusing on the towers and start focusing on the relay points if they want 5G to be any good

  • TheWordPlay
    TheWordPlay 2 months ago +258

    Honestly, this production quality is still top tier and wouldn't mind more of these kinds of videos!
    And I share in the frustration with 5G. I've had way more connection issues than with my previous phones that used 4G.

    • Mopsie
      Mopsie 2 months ago

      Except for the audio pops. A pop filter would fix that

    • Fighter4Street
      Fighter4Street 2 months ago +3

      I turn off 5g, and force my phone into 4g. I also screwed myself when I purchased a 5g wwan for my laptop which I can't turn off 5g. Wish I paid much cheaper for the 4g only card.

  • pollyboy12
    pollyboy12 Month ago

    5g on the west side of Puerto Rico was surprisingly really good in my opinion. By no means consistent, but I would use my phone as a hotspot instead of the slow hotel internet and get 200+mbs

  • Mike Markley
    Mike Markley 2 months ago +1

    I often switch my phone to 4g/LTE coverage and get better speeds. It's unfortunate because I upgraded from a P2XL to P6 and realized I could barely stream a 1080p video without loading interruptions.

  • Angry Soup
    Angry Soup 2 months ago +1

    I’m still suspicious of 5G - I’m in a city that has it and I have to turn my 4G on all the time. I don’t know why

  • YataLock
    YataLock 2 months ago

    LTE is still the king of seamless connectivity. I've disabled 5G on my Pixel 6, most of the time I'm on "5G UW" anyways, which isn't really 5G. I get a much more consistently fast experience with LTE.

  • Sonia’s Way
    Sonia’s Way 2 months ago +117

    Honestly, this production quality is still top tier and wouldn’t mind more of these kinds of videos!

    • takeuchi
      takeuchi 2 months ago +1

      @Satoshi Nakamoto she's desperate. Nothing original in the comments just copy what most other people are saying, make it worse, get some likes, get to the top of the comments and hope people click on her channel.

    • Satoshi Nakamoto
      Satoshi Nakamoto 2 months ago +1

      Why are you eveywhere?

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 2 months ago +225

    Absolutely agree that 5G sucks right now. While I almost always have a 5G symbol in my area, there are places where it shows 3-5 bars…. But I can’t even make a phone call or send a text unless I switch to 4G.

    • DoctorX17
      DoctorX17 Month ago

      @Icon Behemoth this has generally been my experience; works well a lot of places other carriers don’t. My aunt has AT&T and her phone almost always has poor signal… she can barely make phone calls.

    • DoctorX17
      DoctorX17 Month ago

      @Jon Mingo T-Mobile, Philadelphia and surrounding areas. I also went to Myrtle Beach and had way more issues down there. In Philly it’s not consistent, and mostly like at my work it’s a dead zone (unusable) but still shows full signal; that’s about 15 miles away from Philly. But then I drive down the road to McDonald’s and it works fine

    • Icon Behemoth
      Icon Behemoth Month ago +1

      T-mobile seems to be very reliable in NYC, there are places that tmobile gets great service while the other providers have trouble getting a connection.

    • Jon Mingo
      Jon Mingo Month ago

      Which carrier and city?

    • DoctorX17
      DoctorX17 Month ago +1

      @ፚ it’s frustratingly inconsistent!

  • Adawg 303
    Adawg 303 2 months ago

    Agreed on the 5g point. I keep it disabled on my iPhone 13. I mean I sometimes have 5g with 3 bars, and I can’t even get Clip-Share to load up.

  • Lauren Wieczorek
    Lauren Wieczorek 2 months ago

    Hot Take: I would rather take the perceived drawbacks on a Ford, Chevy, etc. EV than ever buy a Tesla.

  • Felix Magnetix
    Felix Magnetix 2 months ago

    You will have to take the 5G Antenna with you.
    Tech Geeks mount them straight on their Tin Foil Hats 🤖🤣

  • arrrghhh
    arrrghhh 2 months ago +257

    As others have said, you should do more of these. The production quality is fine, just like panel gaps most folks probably don't care (that much).
    Also +1 on 5g. I've forced my phone back to 4g many times and had a better/faster connection.

    • Art
      Art 2 months ago

      @Funkteon Class Action Lawsuit for Failure To Deliver Promised Speeds.

    • Funkteon
      Funkteon 2 months ago +2

      Fun fact: 4G/LTE has been with us for 12 years and everybody's phones are still falling back to 3G multiple times throughout the day in every country that still has 3G as a back-up. In fact, there are still a large number of countries in Europe and locations across the USA still running 2G towers, and there are moments throughout the day that a smartphone can't get a reliable 3G or 4G signal so it drops back to a shitty 2G GSM connection. The fact is, even after 19 years since the introduction of 3G, not a single telco in the world has rolled out enough 3G, let alone 4G, LET ALONE 5G, to be making wild statements and predictions about upcoming wireless technology solutions reliant on the new speeds.

    • Art
      Art 2 months ago

      @flamingspinachCheck out the Lucid. Maybe the $500,000 or more Bugatti. Very perfect. Even the Rolls Royce machines are beautiful.

    • Art
      Art 2 months ago

      Yup. The Tmobile tech in the Philippines said turn off 5G and set to LTE for better talk quality. Bingo, no more voice over internet choppy voices. Tough when you need the phone for sales. But for internet, I use Starlink. A hiccup now and then but 80=200 mbps is great. Occasionally a 25 mbps is okay. Upload is 5 mbps average as high as 15 mbps.

    • flamingspinach
      flamingspinach 2 months ago +1

      Seeing the panel gaps on Teslas just makes me wonder what other corners they're cutting at the factory. If I'm going to be hurtling down the freeway in the thing, I want to be damn sure it was built right...

  • Breton Wayde
    Breton Wayde Month ago

    The worst part of the 5G is that on my pixel 7 I can't even turn off 5G

  • Sam
    Sam Month ago

    I've noticed way more dead zones now after the "big" 5G rollouts. It's made even 4G worse.

  • Leah Humphries
    Leah Humphries 2 months ago

    Dude, I'm no mad conspiracy theorist, but I remember a few years ago we drove through a part of my city and I suddenly got a weird headache out of nowhere. Looked out of the window and above me there was a giant 5G tower. I have 5G on my phone now and it's... no different to 4G to me. It seems pretty pointless and I think living right by 5G towers (or any mobile phone mast) isn't good for your health...

  • Donnie Burgess
    Donnie Burgess Month ago

    I upgraded from iPhone 11 to an iPhone 13 Pro Max, partly for the 5G.
    My phone is much slower and doesn’t react as well as the 11.

  • Abbas Qasim
    Abbas Qasim 2 months ago +55

    Haha loved these hot takes! You should do more of them. Also, I’m happy I didn’t jump on that entire 5G bandwagon… I’mma live happy and cheap with my 4G for some more time

  • Alan S
    Alan S 2 months ago

    I just bought a new A33 5G Samsung after dropping and breaking my 5yo LG V30. After a single day, I deactivated the 5G feature and went down to LTE and haven't had a dropped call since.
    "5G sucks", there's an understatement if ever there was one.

  • Ariel Simms
    Ariel Simms 2 months ago +1

    The only thing I would disagree with which you didn’t really talk about is how much TikTok is total garbage.
    But all the points in the video are very valid.

  • NRG101
    NRG101 Month ago

    I switched over to Verizon cause everyone said they were the best and 5G with them was amazing. When I switched I was so disappointed because I don’t even get service in my house or in my town and my T-Mobile service did. Verizon’s 5G is extremely slow too

  • Cole Azevedo
    Cole Azevedo 2 months ago

    Yeah man, it's crazy. The providers over here in Canada all boast 5G capable devices, yet when you use their plans, you'll never actually be on 5G.

  • ENDESGA
    ENDESGA 2 months ago +276

    Dude these types of videos are so easy to digest, I absolutely love this format.

  • Daniel Barr
    Daniel Barr 2 months ago

    I haven’t really looked much into 5g I’m probably going to make the assumption is that it isn’t the bandwidth of the signal that is the issue it is rather the bandwidth of the network system and backbones wouldn’t really be able to support every single person with max 5g speeds 100% of the time

  • Sammy Jay
    Sammy Jay Month ago +2

    Your take on Crypto is a realistic take that also happens to be hot because of all the crypto bros who think it's the be all to end all because their whole monetary existence relies on it growing into a more valuable asset.

  • micomen
    micomen Month ago

    Considering Telsa uses Robotics to make their cars, i'm suprised there is this much quality control issues

  • Fonzo
    Fonzo 2 months ago

    I currently work as a Network Technician/Engineer.
    In some of the spaces where the receivers/transmitters are built into the infrastructure of the building, 5G is fantastic. Clicking something or downloading a file feels almost instantaneous. It makes enterprise-level work brainless since you can reach anyone or access any resources within milliseconds. Once you leave these hubs, 5G becomes utterly unusable and, in some cases, unresponsive. The only exception is 5G home wifi networks on newer WiFi6 compatible devices.
    I believe that 5G was initially meant to be marketed toward large business and enterprise operations and, in time, will be adopted by more minor operations, increasing the size of the network and thus its public benefit.
    TL;DR
    Yes, 5G sucks and is currently only valid for business and updated home applications.

  • Sean's DIY & Reviews
    Sean's DIY & Reviews 2 months ago

    I agree on Bitcoin and 5G. My 5G phone finally gets 5G and I don't really notice much of a difference. Tesla isn't all that good, catch fire easily and if you have to pay for all the electric? EVs are not really environmental.

  • Jacob Del valle
    Jacob Del valle 2 months ago

    5g is so Overated. I always recommend customers to keep phones on 4g (I work for At&t)

  • Robert Cochran
    Robert Cochran 2 months ago +2

    i love the hot takes, keep it up!

  • MRPC
    MRPC 2 months ago

    The worst thing about my S22U is I can't turn off the 5g. If I see I'm connected to 5G I expect my phone to essentially stop working, and I live in NYC.

  • S.Hawk
    S.Hawk 2 months ago

    I always disable 5g on my phone settings and let it use 4g instead. It drains the battery and is a waste of time otherwise.

  • Treversaccount
    Treversaccount 2 months ago +1

    I didn't even know that people cared about panel gaps until watching this video tbh.. I'd never consider that for a car, nor would I care when buying a car.
    Case in point you're spot on. Regular people who aren't car enthusiasts do not care about panel gaps.

  • Christopher Botten
    Christopher Botten 2 months ago

    I’m working on getting the towers up for you guys but like you said, there has to be SO many and I have to get fiber to every one. Most of the time I’m looking at an antenna when I set a new one up.

  • Preston Toborg
    Preston Toborg Month ago

    The 5G thing is 100% acurate. I've turned off 5G on my phone because 4G LTE is faster and more reliable. The campus I am on has 5G towers all around and it is still terrible. Without going into conspiracy theories or anything like that - I find it extremly intersting that carriers are pumping so much money into it for nothing. On the otherside the overall roll-out of 5G is particularly terrible especially for Aviation. There are perminate notices now because the 5G band confuses some avionics causing issues.

  • CH Films
    CH Films 2 months ago +396

    I think the Panel Gap Issue comes down to "If they cannot fit the panels, where else will they have quality issues?" Espacially because it is not that hard to do, given the right tooling.

    • gemstown
      gemstown 29 days ago

      @alec hinchxactly. “Regular” people are crosshopping Honda Civics and Ford Focuses (Foci?) not Tesla’s and Audis. There’s a reason the Toyota Corolla is the best selling passenger car of all time. Everyone can afford it and nobody has to worry about it

    • alec hinch
      alec hinch Month ago +1

      More like, sure regular people don’t care about panel gaps. BUT the people cross shopping these cars with BMW, Audi, and Merc’s aren’t “regular” people. You notice the difference in quality when you put them up against each other.

    • Hayden Stone
      Hayden Stone Month ago +1

      Another point on top of that is that the panel gaps will help them with air flow and will give them more milage per charge too.

    • Kevin Rusch
      Kevin Rusch Month ago +5

      1000%. I don't care about panel gaps either. But I do care about building the car correctly in ways that matter. Do the suspension parts fit just as well? Overall, it's such spectacular arrogance to yes, build a better powertrain because nobody else was paying attention AND THEN think you're better at assembly lines than the companies that have been doing them for literally a century.

    • Joshua Rosen
      Joshua Rosen Month ago +2

      @Dominic Callaghan There are quite a few Teslas around my way and once I started to notice the panel gaps, I couldn't unsee them. Almost every Tesla door I looked at looked like it was drooping on the hinges. The panel gaps on my BMW are consistent all round and if I were paying Tesla money, I'd expect the same.

  • MissGinger1123
    MissGinger1123 Month ago

    Ok this 5G thing makes sense, ever since I switched from iPhone 11 to iPhone 14pro with 5G I thought it was a little worse sometimes. I’ll have 5G all bars and don’t understand.

  • Alex Dz
    Alex Dz 2 months ago +1

    For those who hate 5G on their 5G capable phone, you can probably turn it off, as I have done for the past year or so due to awful connectivity on 5G. On my Samsung S21, it's in Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > Switch to LTE/3G/2G. This completely disables 5G, and 4G LTE has been much more reliable for me in my area.

  • Brandon Hanners
    Brandon Hanners Month ago

    Sounds like you need to get on TMobile for that 5G UC. I just did 3 speed tests in my house (WiFi, 5G UC, LTE) and while the WiFi blew the data out of the water (as expected) the 5G UC was about twice as fast as the LTE and I'm guessing the tower I was connected to is about 10 miles away.
    I did a 5G UC speedtest from my car in the driveway the other night just for fun and the download speed was similar to WiFi inside the house, tho the upload speed was significantly slower