In Star Trek Beyond, an alien is recovered drifting towards the Yorktown. Her language isn't understandable, so they put her in a large round device, take a while to figure out the language, and attach a translator device. Which delays translation. And has a huge red light.
Considering The Original Series didn't require that, and the Kelvin-Timeline is supposed to diverge from the TOS era due to time travel, why is this? Worse, Enterprise shows that the then being developed universal translator works without a device and seamlessly as well, predating the TOS era. As Enterprise era ships like the Franklin are shown in Beyond, they should have similar technology.
Why has the technology taken a step back in the movie? Both in-universe and out-of-universe. Not like the 2009 movie set a few years earlier required a universal translator that sounded like a badly synced Japanese dub vis-a-vis the Romulans.