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Uhmm.. Isn't the mAh rating an absolute measure of the battery's capacity? I mean, don't all 2600mAh batteries last the same regardless of the technology?

They're basically saying an equivalent battery will weigh less, or a battery of the same weight will output more mAh.
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more pixels means the gpu must work harder which means more power drain and less fps in games while any perceivable improvements regarding pixel density is a placebo effect

Which then means things like power consumption, heat and battery life are therefor improved down the line by companies and designers.. We need to keep pushing boundaries and technologies to progress and better ourselves and what we can do.
    
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They're basically saying an equivalent battery will weigh less, or a battery of the same weight will output more mAh.

Yes but it won't provide more than the 300mAh improvement already stated. The way the mention it it's like it'll last more than a current tech 2900mAh battery which I find wrong.
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Everyone on here is complaining about screen technology that most of the time isn't discernible, and audio chips that are starting to mean nothing outside of their names. I can't help but wonder if people that say these things actually use/have these phones.
 
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post

more pixels means the gpu must work harder which means more power drain and less fps in games while any perceivable improvements regarding pixel density is a placebo effect

Which then means things like power consumption, heat and battery life are therefor improved down the line by companies and designers.. We need to keep pushing boundaries and technologies to progress and better ourselves and what we can do.

...which doesn't do anything for this particular phone, the topic of conversation.

I agree with you that increasing the resolution of mobile screens will drive development of more powerful GPUs and longer-lasting batteries, but all this tech in a current phone means that the phone will more than likely perform very poorly because those developments have not been realised yet.

Plus I also think a 2560x1440 resolution screen on a phone is completely redundant. It is scientific fact that the image quality is indistinguishable from 1920x1080 on a screen that size. They should be pushing screen resolutions ever higher, but not in this arena. Develop it specifically for better purposes, like the Rift or what have you.

GPU performance and battery technology can advance without having the burden of useless higher resolutions. Don't even get me started on the concept of a 5 inch 4K screen.
Edited by Captain Lolburger - 1/14/14 at 6:18pm
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...which doesn't do anything for this particular phone, the topic of conversation.

I agree with you that increasing the resolution of mobile screens will drive development of more powerful GPUs and longer-lasting batteries, but all this tech in a current phone means that the phone will more than likely perform very poorly because those developments have not been realised yet.

Plus I also think a 2560x1440 resolution screen on a phone is completely redundant. It is scientific fact that the image quality is indistinguishable from 1920x1080 on a screen that size. They should be pushing screen resolutions ever higher, but not in this arena. Develop it specifically for better purposes, like the Rift or what have you.

GPU performance and battery technology can advance without having the burden of useless higher resolutions. Don't even get me started on the concept of a 5 inch 4K screen.
I dont really agree that the image quality is indistinguishable. I think you'll be able to notice the difference, though I think it'll be in games that you'll notice the most difference.

However I think 2560x1440 at 5.25 inches has passed the point where the trade offs (substantial hit to battery life and frame rate) outweigh the benefits (minor improvement in image quality.) So it isn't really a good direction to be going in.
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Unless they do something about their UI I won't be buying a Samsung phone. Every single one I've owned, S2, S3 and S4 all are pretty quick when you turn it on for the first time just they just get slower and slower over time. I have beenusing my Z1 since October and it hasn't shown a single sign of slowing or even a hiccup. I have NEVER had that with a Samsung phone. They just put too much "crap" on the phones.

Note that I put "pretty" quick for a brand new fresh phone. My Z1 was stupid snappy and still is three months later. I cannot use my phone at work but I plug it in every 3-4 days. Just sayn.
My Note2 is just as fast as day1, since patch 4.3 its even better.

....... And I call that next year a bunch of people will cry (again) because they dont want higher res screen(probably 4k) on their phone, go buy an iphone you will get ur subpar resolution.
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 1/14/14 at 6:39pm
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Ill wait for the S6, my S4 is plenty for the next year.
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grab a s4, put GPE rom, awesome better than nexus (yes i know the cpu blablabla, s4 has wayyyyyyyyyy better cam really epic, sd, more screen)
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grab a s4, put GPE rom, awesome better than nexus (yes i know the cpu blablabla, s4 has wayyyyyyyyyy better cam really epic, sd, more screen)


Nexus 5 have a 5" screen too so no idea where you get "more screen" frrom (plus its IPS screen is brighter), OIS Camera(so the choice is OIS vs more pixels/smaller pixels=worse low light performance), and still sells cheaper off contract(plus far easier to load custom Rom & kernels than even an unlocked GS4). Unless you must have hardware buttons(& menu buttons lol)/removable battery/ SD card, no reason to choose a S4 Gpe when N5 is available for cheaper.
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Everyone on here is complaining about screen technology that most of the time isn't discernible, and audio chips that are starting to mean nothing outside of their names. I can't help but wonder if people that say these things actually use/have these phones.

Since you are saying this, I persume you haven't tried to read an AMOLED screen in bright sunlight, or tried to use it as car GPS while driving on a sunny day? The difference in screen legibility of a 240-320 nit AMOLED screen and a 430-460 nit IPS LCD screen is quite discernible on a sunny day. Maximum brightness have always been an issue for AMOLED phone screens.
Edited by sherlock - 1/14/14 at 8:04pm
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