Originally Posted by d3v0
I am struggling with this decision also.
I despise the design of the S4. chunky, clunky, and so on. I am coming from Iphone 4S and used to smaller form factor, but desiring a bigger screen. Iphone 5 is a joke, so HTC one looks great. It feels sleek and well-built like an apple product, and my use of one in a store was that it was snappy, where the note 2 and GS4 were not as snappy.
I dont care about SD cards. I DO
care about camera performance, which is why some of these HTC one images are troubling. Some reviews I have seen show the HTC one camera outperforming most others, but the images you showed comparing with GS4 are appalling to me.
My usage: long days, sometimes no charger, phone is used for typical things like browsing and email but is also used for comic book reading and e-book reading where a bigger screen is massively desireable. The GS4 has a larger screen, but simply a larger screen and superior camera is still not enough for me to desire such a chunky outdated looking phone. Looks like its been around for years, like an old nokia haha.
What about waiting for a GN3? if Samsung isnt as lazy as they were designing the GS4, maybe I could get an (albeit larger) more sophisticated form factor and the larger screen i desire, while keeping the nice camera...
problem is, my contract expires in 5 days and sprint's phone bill ( I would move from verizon to sprint to get the HTC One) and my phone bill would be $40 less per month so time is money haha.
If you despise GS4's design, you are not going to like GN3 either(as the designs for the S line and the Note line have always been similar, and GN3 would most likely be designed the same way GS4 was: take the previous gen phone, make the bezel around the screen slimmer to increase screen size, make it a slightly thinner and pack a bigger battery). So don't even bother.
If you hate the GS4 but must have a 13MP Camera, you would have to wait a long time for any phone that meet that criteria to come to Verizon(as the HTC Butterfly S, the Droid DNA2 candidate have a 4MP ultrapixel camera as well).
If you have a good t-mobile coverage, move to their pre-paid plan for a few month would be my suggestion, then you can see how Nexus 5 & Optimus G2 turns out, maybe even the Motorola X. I enjoy this GS4, but would definitely switch to a Nexus phone if it have 64GB of storage.Edited by sherlock - 7/2/13 at 7:03am