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"low-end iphone" now only starting at $399. lol. You can get a galaxy s3 now for that price D:
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post #12 of 132
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Already low-end

Okay, we need to stop with the blind hate and resort more to constructive disgust in the company, please; for the sake of a professional community. Apple is quite under par and lacking, but by no means is their phone currently "low-end". They still hold one of the fastest GPUs on the market, a solid camera, and the best audio chipset on a mobile phone device while maintaining the best stereo crosstalk over every phone available for the past few generations. And, to be frank, the iPhone5 was actually designed properly this time around (you can actually drop the thing!).

I'm glad Apple is learning from their mistakes of putting all their eggs into one basket as the company has been falling over the past year, so hopefully we'll see more phone designs outside of just lower end hardware if they don't stop here.

First, they really don't need the power of a high end quad core to get the performance they need. Android needs that brute force where iOS does not. Second, the reviews have shown that the dual A6 in the iphone 5 surpassed the GS3 in almost every single benchmark and that was the iPhone 5's competitor, not the GS4 and the HTC One. Which I am going to assume is what everyone is comparing the iPhone 5 with. Third, we should really wait for the next iPhone to judge the current generations. I mean the GS4 and the One aren't even available yet, not even sure if Samsung released the pricing or the release date information ont he GS4 yet. Running a quick search looks like we have no release date. As of now we are comparing an unreleased GS4 to a previous generation iPhone, makes perfect sense to me.

A better comparison would be the GS4 vs One vs iPhone 5s/6? (name could be either history says 5s)

Either way boooo at the attention whore analysts that post link bait.
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post #13 of 132
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Okay, we need to stop with the blind hate and resort more to constructive disgust in the company, please; for the sake of a professional community. Apple is quite under par and lacking, but by no means is their phone currently "low-end". They still hold one of the fastest GPUs on the market, a solid camera, and the best audio chipset on a mobile phone device while maintaining the best stereo crosstalk over every phone available for the past few generations. And, to be frank, the iPhone5 was actually designed properly this time around (you can actually drop the thing!).

I'm glad Apple is learning from their mistakes of putting all their eggs into one basket as the company has been falling over the past year, so hopefully we'll see more phone designs outside of just lower end hardware if they don't stop here.

Yea i don't think apple is all that bad; the worst part is their support for older devices :I i just need a phone to last three years but with apple products they get more and more sluggish every year. If i could choose which version of ios instead of them forcing the latest version or stick with what you got.
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post

"low-end iphone" now only starting at $399. lol. You can get a galaxy s3 now for that price D:

North American GS3 is garbage. The GPU on the international GS3 trade blows with the 4S.

http://techivian.com/mali-400mp-vs-sgx-543mp4-vs-543mp3-vs-543mp2-vs-540-vs-535-vs-adreno-320-vs-225-vs-220-vs-205-vs-mali-400-vs-intel-xolo/

On the CPU side of things, A6 dual core on the iPhone 5 is faster than the international GS3 except in highly threaded apps which are non-existent on cellphones. The dual core on the NA GS3 is even slower.
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Foolsmasher will not be pleased they're diluting the "upper class" image of the iphone biggrin.gif

This is exactly what I thought too. I thought one of Apple's selling points is that it's exclusive to the upper class. I guess times are getting tough.
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Isn't Apple usually behind the curb on implementing new tech into there phone already?
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This is exactly what I thought too. I thought one of Apple's selling points is that it's exclusive to the upper class. I guess times are getting tough.

Ditto.

Apple's claim to fame is their "One phone to rule them all" business model. So far it's been working. However, I bet they see their sales numbers and profit margins declining, so they feel they must evolve. The problem is that if Apple becomes a company like Samsung, they will lose their exclusivity. Samsung makes a great Samsung phone, but I highly doubt Apple will make a great Samsung phone. wink.gif

Also, after using the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I'm glad I stayed with Android. The Samsung super phone is the sickest device I have ever used. What an amazing piece of hardware they have created. Here's to hoping that they took what they learned with the Note 2 and used that to create the S4. If so, the S4 could be in contention for one of the best phones of all time. thumb.gif
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Isn't Apple usually behind the curb on implementing new tech into there phone already?

Nope.
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Nope.

I wonder why no one complained when Samsung decided to stick in a slower dual core Snapdragon + a slower Adreno 225 in the NA GS3? I thought Android was "ahead" of the curve.
 
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I wonder why no one complained when Samsung decided to stick in a slower dual core Snapdragon + a slower Adreno 225 in the NA GS3? I thought Android was "ahead" of the curve.

Because OCN thinks Android and Samsung are perfect and flawless.
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