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It's still Day 1?

Yeah, it'll definitely be out of the norm if they announce new hardware other than the opening conference. So if they do, I'll be rather surprised. Happy, but surprised. wink.gif
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post #22 of 51
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While I have a Nexus 4 and love it... I'd be all over this if they weren't so damn expensive. I cannot justify (or even have for that matter) $650 for a phone... I do miss the quality of the camera in Samsung phones, though.

These are the regular price for a phone without subsidization, Nexues 4 is heavily subsidized by Google. Ofc having this priced $300 higher than Nexus 4 will help Google sell their Nexus 4 stock. a $449 unlocked GS4 would really hurt nexus 4 sales.
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post #23 of 51
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What does the s4 offer that the nexus 4 doesn't offer at a much cheaper price?

Removable battery, SD storage, better camera, better screen, and most importantly, bragging rights.
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post #24 of 51
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What does the s4 offer that the nexus 4 doesn't offer at a much cheaper price?

Bigger, higher resolution display
Bigger, removable battery
MicroSD slot
Faster SoC
Better cameras
All in a slimmer, lighter package
post #25 of 51
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What does the s4 offer that the nexus 4 doesn't offer at a much cheaper price?
Like the above have said, it's pretty much just a more premium device. You can argue the price scales worse though. The N4 has a lot of quirks that probably came from trying to meet it's price point like not having any sort of heatsink on the chips (so the phone is forced to throttle clock speeds after you hit 30c which takes about 30m in a game), display isn't calibrated, camera has massive sound issues when recording, just some things I am aware of.
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I am interested to see if HTC was contacted by Google to see if they are interested doing the same thing with the One, maybe they turned Google down or google just didn't contact them.
Edited by sherlock - 5/15/13 at 4:53pm
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post #27 of 51
Samsung was probably the safer choice to avoid any production issues. The HTC One seems to be perpetually out of stock on HTC's own store.
post #28 of 51
The price is actually not that bad for international... For me to buy a no contract S4 would cost me R8800-R9500 (pretty much $880-950 equivalent buying power)

Now the only question is whether Samsung will make it availible here, seeing as I can't buy any hardware from the Play store doh.gif
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post #29 of 51
$650 for a PHONE!!!!

One born every minute!

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post #30 of 51
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I am interested to see if HTC was contacted by Google to see if they are interested doing the same thing with the One, maybe they turned Google down or google just didn't contact them.

Samsung was probably contacted first because they make Google a LOT more money. Just look at the amount of units they ship each year drool.gif
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