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It's still not pure Android underneath though is it wink.gif

Pure android experience is good and all, but some manufactures do add in some great features. Samsung added one of the best features in a smartphone in my opinion, the S-beam. Pure android has the regular android beam which transfer files by bluetooth, where the NFC sends the connection info back and forth for a quick connect.. S-beam by samsung uses the NFC to setup a wifi-direct connection which results in way faster connections compared to bluetooth.


Seeing as how Samsung high end phones will still allow you to use a sdcard AND has a removable battery, its the phone choice for me. I carry a spare battery in my car at all times, just last week, went to NYC and battery was low by afternoon, pop old one out and put in a fresh battery.

People complain about the design, to me, I dont care about how it looks. Its a phone...I am also glad its made out of plastic since I drop my phones many times. Some a foot from the ground, some 2 stories high (and still survive)
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Pure android experience is good and all, but some manufactures do add in some great features. Samsung added one of the best features in a smartphone in my opinion, the S-beam. Pure android has the regular android beam which transfer files by bluetooth, where the NFC sends the connection info back and forth for a quick connect.. S-beam by samsung uses the NFC to setup a wifi-direct connection which results in way faster connections compared to bluetooth.

Yep, there's some nice display options too, changing the saturation on the phone (on the SGS3 at least... some people miss this). Then there's the UI stuff like shake to update, tap the top of the phone to return to the top of the list (for e-mail, RSS readers, etc). Smart alert (phone will vibrate when you pick it up if you have a missed call or message), flip the phone to mute it (much like HTC's putting the phone face down to turn on speaker phone).

That's just a few. Some of those you miss on pure Android. Whereas with a nice theme/skin that looks identical to AOSP and a decent launcher, you're good to go.
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the only problem I have with the new S4 is that the american version will have the qualcomm SoC, nothing wrong with that, its just that I wanted the SGX544 GPU....
    
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the only problem I have with the new S4 is that the american version will have the qualcomm SoC, nothing wrong with that, its just that I wanted the SGX544 GPU....

That is the one coming with that GPU, isn't it? frown.gif I thought I read the Exynos 5 was coming with the inferior adreno 320 frown.gif
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That is the one coming with that GPU, isn't it? frown.gif I thought I read the Exynos 5 was coming with the inferior adreno 320 frown.gif

The international version of the S4 will come with the exynos octa 5 SoC which will have the sgx544mp3.
I think so far, only the american version is the only one to have the Qualcomm SoC with the adreno 320

I hope the international verion of the S4 has a penta band radio in it, so I can use it on T-mobile here in the USA. T-mobile is refarming their network so 1900mhz is 3g instead of edge.
    
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The international version of the S4 will come with the exynos octa 5 SoC which will have the sgx544mp3.
I think so far, only the american version is the only one to have the Qualcomm SoC with the adreno 320

I hope the international verion of the S4 has a penta band radio in it, so I can use it on T-mobile here in the USA. T-mobile is refarming their network so 1900mhz is 3g instead of edge.

Ah, then not to gloat but that's good new for me!

I think the UK is using 1800Mhz as LTE, so you may be out of luck, as I know HDSPA/3G is 2100MHz here.
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I don't get all the fuss about having lots of storage.... I have over 37Gb of music on my 16Gb Nexus 4 and I have over 10Gb of free space...
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I don't get all the fuss about having lots of storage.... I have over 37Gb of music on my 16Gb Nexus 4 and I have over 10Gb of free space...

Games are getting bigger and bigger. Dead Space is around 800MB, GTA is just over 1GB. All my games in total take up 8GB out of 12GB available... but lucky for me I have an SDcard so I can mount the directory to my external SDcard and save lots of space smile.gif

As soon as 64GB sd cards are cheap enough I'm getting one to replace my 32GB one. My 32GB one has a season of Futurama on there that I've been working through on the journey to University biggrin.gif That and 1080p videos take up a LOT of space.

Expandability is hugely important to me. Maybe not everyone, but I also don't like being gouged on the prices. My NExus 10... cost £80 more for the 32GB over the 16GB... but there was no way 16GB was going to be enough for a family of four. 32GB has filled up quickyl and I WISH there was an sdcard slot so I could expand it... but then I'd have no desire to buy the next Nexus 10-2 device that has 64GB storage!
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I don't get all the fuss about having lots of storage.... I have over 37Gb of music on my 16Gb Nexus 4 and I have over 10Gb of free space...

Local storage on the phone allows us to take our music, videos, photos and games with us. Some of us travel to and work in areas without cellular coverage or wifi.
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Local storage on the phone allows us to take our music, videos, photos and games with us. Some of us travel to and work in areas without cellular coverage or wifi.

Plus using the cloud means using your network, which means either data usage worries or draining your battery.
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