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there's always internet radio... tongue.gif Most people nowadays have data plans and are connected to wifi.

Ya I don't want to use data to listen to local sports radio. It's just something I personalyl demand, I see why some would not care. But a phone without FM radio on it is not for me.
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but the battery life is 10x worst, plus Amoled screen are so awsome(but thats my opinion).

Battery life is not 10x worst, they are competitive.
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You use 26GB. Good for you, you still haven't justified the need for an SD chip except for when the phone only offers a pitiful 16GB internal like yours does and uses the SD slot as a crutch...

I can fit all your things, twice, on my phone with no extra storage at all, and I can mount more storage, quicker and easier, with USB-OTG then you can with SD cards, and I don't even need it.

But ya, it's the other phones that are taking a step back. rolleyes.gif

LOL condescending post that misses the point is condescending and misses the point.

These phones come in many sizes and I got the 16GB one. I also did forget to mention the 5GB of Futurama and American Dad that's on there too wink.gif The only reason I haven't filled the whole thing is because I'm being conservative and also lazy.

And no, USB-OTG is NOT a solution. Can you really sit there and say that having an extra lead and USB stick sticking out of your phone is a reasonable excuse for not including an SDcard slot? Is that going to be ok in my pocket on the bus? Hell no. It'll get broken in no time.

NOT including an sdcard is a step back of the highest degree. Like Intel's crazy idea about taking their next gen of CPU's BGA only was a step back... but sure there'd be fanboys that would defend it to it's death and make all manor of excuses "oh but you can solder the CPU off yourself and then reball a new one on if you really MUST have a different CPU later on" but it's still a step back.

Also, my post has a mistake in it, I have 16GB and 32GB, not 64GB. Hence if I had more space I'd be using it. I'd love to get a 64GB phone with a 64GB Sdcard. I'd put all my music on it.

And don't tell me that internal storage is quicker and easier... LOL because it's not. Transferring things to the internal is pretty slow via a USB load. It took about 3 hours to transfer 15GB to my Nexus 10. Whereas the same transfer would take maybe 30 minutes to a class 10 sdcard.

USB OTG is not a solution to the lack of an sdcard. It's better use is keyboards, mice and external hard drives.
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welp...im jsut gonna say it...MOAR CORES RAWR

because qad core isnt fast enough to play Angry birds and to send crotch pics to your girlfriend so she has something to wake up to in the morning.....
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All this still doesn't change that the S4 is pretty much just a faster S3 and its still a crappy plastic body phone that you are still going to have to pay $200 for. There just isn't any quality in the Galaxy line. Its just high quality components in an awful body.
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Sorry, but why would anyone want the dual quad core? PC's don't need em, why do phones?
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My heart is already set on the HTC one. thumb.gif
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All this still doesn't change that the S4 is pretty much just a faster S3 and its still a crappy plastic body phone that you are still going to have to pay $200 for. There just isn't any quality in the Galaxy line. Its just high quality components in an awful body.

Well it won't shatter like a glass phone or dent like a metal phone. I've dropped my phone a bunch on concrete and not a scratch with the ringke slim case on it, try that with the nexus 4 or iPhone, even a metal phone which is heavier.
I'll take my plastic, more durable, lighter phone any day. Of course I'd rather have an aluminum phone over glass if I had no other choice.

tappin from the Note II
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Well it won't shatter like a glass phone or dent like a metal phone. I've dropped my phone a bunch on concrete and not a scratch with the ringke slim case on it, try that with the nexus 4 or iPhone, even a metal phone which is heavier.
I'll take my plastic, more durable, lighter phone any day. Of course I'd rather have an aluminum phone over glass if I had no other choice.

tappin from the Note II

Claiming your phone is impervious to accidental drops is nothing short of dumb.

If your phone has a case on it, slim or not, and you drop it and it winds up without a scratch, yay! Your case did its job.

All phones have glass that can shatter.

Your Note II isn't that light compared to other popular phones.
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^

All these people not getting the S4 because of this... Are you crazy?

Some people are just hardware spec geeks, and eight is more than four. Ironically, a lot of the people who won't buy the S4 because it "only" has four cores are the same people who choose a quad-core Intel 3570K (for good reasons) over an eight-core AMD FX-8350 even though the Intel only has half as many cores.

The sad part is that single-core performance on Android is probably even more important than it is on Windows. If I were looking for an Android phone, I'd want the 1.9 quad over a slower octo-core.
     
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