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post #11 of 839
S4 for me, mainly because I like the larger & replaceable battery +SD card slot, I watch 5-7 hour of video on long flights(10 hr+) and like to have a full battery on touchdown, replaceable battery is essential.
Edited by sherlock - 3/21/13 at 5:32pm
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I have an s2 skyrocket and to be honest i don't think i'll bother to upgrade this time around barring an unfortunate catastrophic accident. while all of the phones have basic hardware improvements there's nothing that makes me go crazy lusting after a new toy. I already rooted to jb 4.1 so the OS upgrades don't matter to me for now... but we shall see.
post #13 of 839
I'd go with the One if I didn't already have a Nexus 4. The hardware's better, a better screen size (imho) and both UI's suck equally.

Also I want to tell people I have BOOMSOUND.
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post #14 of 839
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I'd go with the One if I didn't already have a Nexus 4. The hardware's better, a better screen size (imho) and both UI's suck equally.

Also I want to tell people I have BOOMSOUND.
Say that when you start having a HTC. Samsung UI are a POS and is slow as hell. HTC then? I mean what's wrong? It's WAY smoother than ANY Samsung will ever be.
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post #15 of 839
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Say that when you start having a HTC. Samsung UI are a POS and is slow as hell. HTC then? I mean what's wrong? It's WAY smoother than ANY Samsung will ever be.
It's not really the fluidity or lag that I have an issue with, I've never seen a recent high end device from any company lag. It's the actual appearance of them. Sammys looks really childish, I normally don't mid bright colourful things but this looks like it was made for preschool. HTCs is full of clutter and skeuomorphism and is way too brown. Appearance is down to personal preference, so I can accept if someone likes Sense or Touchwiz (I don't understand it though tongue.gif )
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post #16 of 839
Personally have an S3 but looking to grab either an S4 or One as sister needs a new phone but any of the newer stuff would be wasted on her wink.gif

Going from the "extra" software features of the S3, I've had pretty much everything disabled from day one. This extends battery life, speeds up the phone somewhat and makes it feel less clunky. The only added software features of the S3 I've used are the multi window they added recently and the video popout, even they've been used sparsely. I get the feeling all of these features the S4 is touting are much the same; Samsung engineering flashy gestures which will find no use in daily life. There is not a single software feature I can see being useful.
I'm also tossing and turning on how much an issue the polycarbonate shell is. I've recently come in to contact with a lot of phones on a weekly basis and I can't ignore the really great feeling of a metal chassis. Then again I've held the S3 for the past year and I've never felt like it was going to break. My only concern has been in taking the back cover off, which I rarely do but at least the S3/S4 permit it.

The One is a great looking phone, if only they'd also release it in darker colours. My main gripe with the One however, is the software on it. It seems a lot more restrictive than Sense used to be and the only reason I've stayed loyal to Android is the ability to tweak most everything without having to resort to rooting/jailbreaking, although doing either does open up far more options.

I'd also disagree with posters suggesting HTC don't know how to make an ergonomic phone, you only have to use your common sense to realise the ridiculousness of such a statement; peoples hands and the design of phones in the last few years alone are staggeringly varied. Personally I think the 8X is one of the nicest to hold in hand, I imagine the One will feel much more like the iPhone 5 though.

It seems that I will most likely have to custom rom whichever phone I do get, but battery and storage are what it comes down to in the end. I'm usually away from a power socket 14-18 hours of the day, if the battery life of either are good enough it should be less of a concern but I would enjoy the extra space on my phone very much. The lack of a replaceable battery and mSD card slot are what persuaded me from the One X to the S3 last year and I fear it will be a similar outcome this year. But let us wait until full reviews and demo units are available before we speculate too much.

Sorry for the epic post, thought opinions would be appreciated. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 839
I'll see what impressions are on the S4's battery life, but if it's good, I'll be getting one.

Right now, my wife just got a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and it has GODLY battery life, a brilliant screen, and it is stupidly powerful... all rolled into a very neat and sleek package. It's a superb smartphone.

If the S4 doesn't live up to the Note II's legendary status, then I will be getting a Note II as well. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 839
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I'll see what impressions are on the S4's battery life, but if it's good, I'll be getting one.

Right now, my wife just got a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and it has GODLY battery life, a brilliant screen, and it is stupidly powerful... all rolled into a very neat and sleek package. It's a superb smartphone.

If the S4 doesn't live up to the Note II's legendary status, then I will be getting a Note II as well.

I don't see S4(with SnapDragon 600, Exynos Octa might be a different story) match Note II's battery life, reason being it have a 5" 1080p screen & 2600 mAh battery and Note II have a Enormous 3100 mAh battery powering a 5.5" 720p screen, but S4's battery life should still be very good.
Edited by sherlock - 3/23/13 at 7:24pm
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post #19 of 839
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I don't see S4(with SnapDragon 600, Exynos Octa might be a different story) match Note II's battery life, reason being it have a 5" 1080p screen & 2600 mAh battery and Note II have a Enormous 3100 mAh battery powering a 5.5" 720p screen, but S4's battery life should still be very good.

I was thinking that as well. HOWEVER, since the battery is removable, it means you can get a bigger battery on the S4. If a larger battery is available on the S4 and the performance is better, then I will be sold on the S4. thumb.gif
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post #20 of 839
Neither of them. But if I was forced to choose, HTC One.
Samsung phones are just too ugly. I don't understand why do they insist on that physical button and that ugly shape of their phones, accompanied with cheap plastic feel. No thanks.
Sure, great hardware and software, but look at it! It looks like trash! If I ever got one for free, I would have sold it immediately and bought Xperia Z or save money and get X Phone when it finally comes out.
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