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Yes.

It's better, but it's just not the same. I cringe just going back to my OneX+. tongue.gif

Sense 5's Drawer Folders are nice, but in Nova Launcher you can make both Drawer Folders & Groups.





Sure I could move things on from the other two home screens into the App drawer and place them in folders, but that takes longer to get to and would be wasting my 2160X1920 Scrollable wallpaper.
Edited by sherlock - 6/9/13 at 1:40pm
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Ordered a HTC One a few days ago but it seems I am already getting some buyers remorse after reading around a bit more. Really starting to question if the Galaxy S4 is just the better phone overall. Hopefully when I actually have some time to use it my opinion will change.
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post #743 of 839
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Ordered a HTC One a few days ago but it seems I am already getting some buyers remorse after reading around a bit more. Really starting to question if the Galaxy S4 is just the better phone overall. Hopefully when I actually have some time to use it my opinion will change.

I switched to GS4 after using the HTC One for a week, reasons being:

1. I needed to take detailed photos during the day and view them on a 1440p monitor, One's 4MP don't provide enough details for zooming in.
2. One's Standyby Battery life & Video playback battery life are both inferior to GS4, which means with my usage pattern its battery life is worse.
3. GS4's screen is larger & have less bezel.
4. I preferred the Galaxy S series button layout.

Still I don't think either phone is better overall, it is all about which one is better for you based on your preference and usage pattern.
Edited by sherlock - 6/9/13 at 4:57pm
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I switched to GS4 after using the HTC One for a week, reasons being:

1. I needed to take detailed photos during the day and view them on a 1440p monitor, One's 4MP don't provide enough details for zooming in.
2. One's Standyby Battery life & Video playback battery life are both inferior to GS4, which means with my usage pattern its battery life is worse.
3. GS4's screen is larger & have less bezel.
4. I preferred the Galaxy S series button layout.

Still I don't think either phone is better overall, it is all about which one is better for you based on your preference and usage pattern.

My biggest worry is that I keep hearing so much conflicting info about each phone, especially when referring to the screen and battery life. I am coming from a Nexus S though so I am positive I would be happy with either one lol.
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My biggest worry is that I keep hearing so much conflicting info about each phone, especially when referring to the screen and battery life. I am coming from a Nexus S though so I am positive I would be happy with either one lol.

They are both phones with different technologies, but the main thing that most people been complaining about is the all-in-one aluminum unibody build quality with non removable battery and MicroSD card vs the plastic body with removable internals...
Both screens are also 1080p and look great (some prefer the dark blacks on AMOLED vs the brighter colors on the IPS) and battery is phenomenal on both devices for being ran on Android...
Both are a great upgrade from the Nexus S.... Enjoy your phone... You cannot really make a wrong choice here especially if you do not mind the removable internals... thumb.gif
Edited by Chris13002 - 6/9/13 at 5:46pm
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Ordered a HTC One a few days ago but it seems I am already getting some buyers remorse after reading around a bit more. Really starting to question if the Galaxy S4 is just the better phone overall. Hopefully when I actually have some time to use it my opinion will change.

Trust me the Galaxy S4 is much better for the longer term. Superior battery life, microSD expansion and significantly larger screen.

Plus I love Super AMOLED displays. They are just better than LCD in terms of image quality, vividity and contrast.
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My biggest worry is that I keep hearing so much conflicting info about each phone, especially when referring to the screen and battery life. I am coming from a Nexus S though so I am positive I would be happy with either one lol.

I agree with you I'm worried that if I get one i'm gonna want the other. I love the look of htc one and thats about it. I can buy an htc one through my uncle since he works for spint and i'm on his plan but i cannot buy a Galaxy s4 "yet". But the fact that i'm getting tired of my iphone 4s is making me rush my decision. I want a new phone now I dont know how much longer i can hold off before i give in and buy the One over the GS4.....
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Trust me the Galaxy S4 is much better for the longer term. Superior battery life, microSD expansion and significantly larger screen.

Plus I love Super AMOLED displays. They are just better than LCD in terms of image quality, vividity and contrast.

I am sorry, but when was .3 inches larger of a screen significantly larger? I have not seen a single reviewer say that either screen was much smaller or larger than the other, every reviewer says that the gs4 has a slightly larger screen that equates to not much more usable space, and all the reviewers that actually used the phones side by side all day were getting similar runtimes, but that the gs4 edged out 20-30 minutes in some cases.


They are very similar and anyone who wants to try to say either is significantly better than the other is just straight up trying to justify their purchase.
 
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I am sorry, but when was .3 inches larger of a screen significantly larger? I have not seen a single reviewer say that either screen was much smaller or larger than the other, every reviewer says that the gs4 has a slightly larger screen that equates to not much more usable space, and all the reviewers that actually used the phones side by side all day were getting similar runtimes, but that the gs4 edged out 20-30 minutes in some cases.


They are very similar and anyone who wants to try to say either is significantly better than the other is just straight up trying to justify their purchase.

That .3" differerence in diagonal length actually leads to a 13% larger screen area for the GS4(10.67 inch^2) over the HTC One(9.44inch^2) So I would say GS4's screen is significantly larger. The number is rather easily to get with Pythagorean Theroem and the 16:9 ratio.

I agree with your that it is hard to say one phone is significantly better than the other but their are areas where the difference in hardware & performance are significantly different.

Most of the Battery test are from reviews done in April, Samsung's firmware update in May have changed the picture somewhat.

GSMArena is the only place to do a battery test with the new firmware, GS4 now leads significantly in call time & video playback time but trails significantly in web browsing. So depending on usage pattern the battery life could be significantly different in one direction or another.



Neither of them are significantly better but depending your preferance and usage pattern you may find one significantly more appealing than the other.
Edited by sherlock - 6/9/13 at 8:44pm
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I know what it works out to, I just consider a note 2 significantly larger, in my opinion around 10 percent is somewhat larger, do people consider a 680 significantly faster than a 670, or a 7950/7970? I am not sure. But that is just me. tongue.gif


I really don't use my phone much to be honest, my battery last 2 days easily with how I use mine, my idle draw seems incredibly low..
 
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