Originally Posted by HanSomPa
And yet you are asking me whether I wear skinny pants, as if it's a relevant question. To answer your question, yes, my girlfriend bought me a couple of pairs, but regardless of whether I did or not, there are men who wear pants with small pockets, and this particular demographic may not appreciate having an S4 as opposed to a 4S, a 5, or a Motorola X. Or idk, I know there are versions of the Samsung Galaxy that come with 4.5" or 4.2" screens, whatever.
We were also talking about the Motorola X and its 4.7" screen, and nobody mentioned the S4.
Some people legitimately feel that a larger phone is unnecessary and perhaps even detrimental to their experience.
Unless they have small hands I can't see a case for that; again, if someone wants to make it I'll listen
I would keep looking so I could find a 21.5" with more features,
there are only two answers to this question
but that's a monitor not a phone. A more relevant example would be choosing a 40" or a 55". Since that's when you are considering size and features versus footprint and necessity. Personally I'd get the 40" because I feel 55" is too big and won't fit in my living room as well.
Right, because the difference between the iPhone's 123x59mm and the Moto X's 129x65mm or hell even the S4's 137x70mm is proportionate to the difference between 40" and 55"...
I'm saying that the most important functionality to me is important. Everything else, like the Sammy touch file transfer thing, Apple's "face cam," or HTC's beats is irrelevant to me. What do I care about? Good call quality, good battery life, good screen, good wi-fi connectivity, 4G, and a big screen. SD storage and good music quality are also essential to me.
All of which doesn't matter because I can imagine that different people value different things. I for one, couldn't care less for AMOLED and it's "true" blacks. I find the blue hue super annoying. Moreover, I value SD storage more than anything. Which automatically crosses a lot of things off the list. Still, others still buy HTC One, or iPhones, or whatever without SD storage. Like I said, preference. The user is ultimately what decides a phone's functionality.
Right, those things don't matter to you... does a fast SoC, enough RAM, or a high ppi screen not matter either? Because without all that you can still do everything you mentioned as being important just fine.
You were just saying before that a large screen does not matter, because you can do stuff like make calls all the same... now you go on to say that a big screen is important to you?
The blue hue with AMOLED is nowhere near as noticeable as it was on older panels imo.
There is no objective reason to buy a more expensive phone with worse specs because you prefer a smaller screen unless there's something physically limiting you from using a larger screen comfortably, such as hand size.
I can see the advantage of having an iPhone vs a Sammy 4.
Maybe for the ignorant.
1. We're not all utilitarian.
That's a shame. Enjoy wasting your money and promoting filth like laptops with horrible specs that retail for $2000 because they're shiny and thin and light.
2. I never used data before I got a Lumia.
ok what relevance does that have
3. I don't use like half of the features of my phone anyway.
I probably don't use half of the features of my phone either with all of Samsung's gimmick garbage like S Voice and S Beam but I sure put the hardware to full use
4. I have a 900$ laptop that I don't use for anything but homework, browsing, socializing, and League of Legends. As opposed to whatever "actual use" I could be putting the laptop through. I might as well use a 350$ laptop, but I have a 900$ one. Why? I like nice things, and I imagine a lot of people like nice things. Is there something wrong with that?
Uh, there are reasons to get a $900 laptop over a $350 laptop for office work type stuff beyond "liking nice things"
1) better battery life
2) can probably fit an SSD
3) better screen
4) better keyboard
5) better touchpad
i could go on
5. Seriously, what does an S4 do so amazingly well, that you can't do on an older phone with a battery pack? Imo, an old SII goes for 200-300$ on the market MAX and does everything an S4 can with relatively the same performance. So...?
You haven't used older Android smartphones recently, have you? My Rezound is faster than an S2 and is slow as hell for fast app switching, heavy web browsing, gaming, etc. The difference between it and my S3 is night and day. If you want to argue the real-world performance difference of something like an S4 over something like an S3 you might have a point, though the new Adreno 320/330s in the quad-core Snapdragon SoCs kick some serious ass.
All I see is that the S4 is clearly bigger than the iPhone 5.
What does the S4 have to do with anything besides that it happens to be a phone with a bigger screen
nobody ever mentioned it
Moreover, the Moto X's footprint tries to be closer to the iPhone 5 than the S4.
who cares it still has a 4.7" screen