Originally Posted by HanSomPa
All of it irrelevant because of the fact that everything from the size of the screen to the footprint of the device is strictly preference.
If you have a preference you better be able to justify it.
Considering the scale yes. It's accurate. You may say the difference isn't that big, but a living room isn't the size of a jeans pocket either.
It's not accurate at all. The difference is more than 60% larger.
How do you quantify the average free space in a living room with a 40" TV or the average free space in a pocket with a 4" phone, and then compare them? This argument is ridiculous.
No, speccs do not bother me that much as everything after SII was a marginal improvement.
This isn't even about agreeing or disagreeing; this is flat out false.
The S3 nearly doubled IPC and improved clock speeds, and the S4 doubled the core count and further improved IPC (though to a much lesser extent) and clock speeds.
And here's the thing. Purchasing anything is not objective at all. It's subjective, hence the whole argument.
You can eliminate subjectivity from the purchasing decision once you eliminate certain factors.
For example, do you want a Radeon HD 7790 or 6750? For argument's sake, we'll say they both cost about the same.
The 7790 is faster, runs cooler, consumes about the same power.
The 6750, while having all these disadvantages, happens to be a bit more versatile. While the 7790 comes exclusively in full height, dual-slot designs, you can get single-slot and low-profile 6750s.
So, if someone is deciding which GPU to get in that price range, they'll have to ask themselves: what kind of case am I putting this card into? Does it only support low-profile cards? Is there only one expansion slot? If they're like what I assume to be around 99% of desktop users, they'll answer "no", and the 7790 will objectively be the better purchase decision.
It's only subjective if you want to say "BUT THE 7790 IS ONLY 28NM THEY'RE STEALING OUR NANOMETERS"
People are often beyond rational reason and buy or make life-changing decisions on trivial reasons. Whether its the feel of the material ....
The feel of the material is a valid thing to consider in a case like the HTC One vs the Galaxy S4, where one of the only real things that sets the two apart is the One's industrial aluminum design vs the S4's rounded plastic stuff.
Like how people buy a home, whether they wanted a particular type of driveway, or a specific size of a yard.
There are people who have uses for specific driveway types and specific yard sizes. I wouldn't want to play baseball in a little 10x10' yard surrounded by densely packed brownstones.
Or you are a loyal fan of the brand, because that matters as well.
Brand loyalty is not smart. It's okay to say things like "lol typical pos cheap junk acer netbook" or "lol typical exploding msi motherboard"; it's not okay to say "wow that expensive ultrabook that gets rave reviews is made by acer it must be complete crap" or "since my $40 760g msi board exploded when i tried to overclock my octocore i bet the 990fxa-gd80 is junk"
Well that's just an ignorant statement. Plenty of reasons to choose an iPhone over an S4.
Are you saying Ultrabooks are a waste of money?
not always, but more often than not
I never thought I'd want data until I tried it. Like you know... with many other features we potentially buy anyway.
Good for you, I knew I wanted data long before I had it
Why not get a Nexus phone then? Similar hardware, cheaper, and none of Samsung's garbage.
I got my S3 for $20 and I'm a slave to Verizon so I can't get a Nexus 4. The stupid software I don't use doesn't bother me, beyond touchjizz and all the bloat that are removable with root
I thought you were utilitarian Usario. Those features aren't worth 550$. There are plenty of things you can do with a cheap 350$ laptop and get more functionality than you'd get with a 900$ laptop.
By your logic I should have a 6570 and play on minimum with a 1024x768 TN panel because I'd still be able to play the game and therefore my 7950 and the fancy 1920x1200 IPS aren't "utilitarian"
Those features all have valid uses in certain markets at least beyond "wow such a nice picture" "wow this keyboard feels nice" etc
There is very little marginal difference. I've used an SII. I've also used an older Sammy that's supposed to be "waterproof" or something that used an older Snapdragon dual-core processor.
My Rezound is faster than an S2 at stock and it lags when trying to switch apps quickly, though maybe that's because of the previous-generation GPU trying to handle the 1280x720 screen. What ROM are you running?
Not to mention that my own Lumia is a single core.
Smoothness on WP8 is irrelevant to this discussion
I get the same functionality and very little reason to spend over 400$ to get an S4 or an S3. And I've seen and used both for a well over a month. I have the means to buy them but I don't see a reason to upgrade, because frankly, there is none imo. Again, this is preference, but I myself wouldn't suggest anyone to upgrade if they have an older dual core phone from 2010 or something. It's simply an extravagant waste in my eyes.
Great, for your light usage scenario there's no reason to get anything better. I like being able to get playable fps in games, use productivity software, not having to deal with UI lag, actually being able to render web pages as fast as I can download them, etc.
It's the biggest iPhone competitor and it also happened to be on the comparison page that he provided.
Yet it has next to no relevance in this argument
Not to mention that the Moto X is still bigger than the iPhone.
MUH SIX MILLIMETERS
Because it was designed to be a smaller phone?
And what does that have to do with anything? We're talking about bigger screens. The Moto X has a 4.7" screen versus the iPhone's 4.0". It's definitely much closer to the S3's 4.8", and the S4 and One's 5.0". The point is that the claim that bigger screens result in unwieldy dimensions is not true, because the Moto X is only 6mm larger than the iP5.
More comfortable to hold in your hand? You know, the things that supposedly don't matter in a phone according to you?
It's more comfortable to hold in your hand because of its contoured back; next to nothing to do with the size
Originally Posted by perfectblade
you're forgetting the #1 reason not to buy an android phone. android
enjoy paying more money for far worse hardware and locked down proprietary softwareEdited by Usario - 9/4/13 at 9:14pm