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Thats like someone saying that there is no reason to upgrade from Nvidia GTX 480 to GTX 780 Ti
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Maybe he doesn't need those things? If I know I'll only be playing Team Fortress 2, do I still need to upgrade from GTX 480 to GTX 780 Ti?.

This fits my life so well it's depressing.

Just switched from a Galaxy S2 to the M8 and don't regret my choice at all.
I wanted something more drastically different from my old phone and for whatever reason have gotten pretty bad reception with my last two Samsung phones (one dumb plus the GS2).
Get better reception with the same carrier and location, like the change up and build quality, and the lack of touchwiz before I flash a different ROM is enjoyable as well.
I'm happy with my choice.
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Windows Phones get warm too. And HTC makes Windows Phones as well.

Considering that the S5 uses less power than the S4, it must logically produce less heat. Whether that heat is transferred to the surface efficiently or not, would determine how hot the outside of the phone gets. Assuming that it's roughly the same as the S4, the S5 would get less warm.

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Haven't seem that add of yet playing PvZ or browsing. Though it will get hot in sunlight.

that's good to know.
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Pretty much this. I personally think anything bigger than 5 inches is too big.
This too. The spec wars is becoming a race to nowhere. What's the poin't of having all of that speed if nobody makes the apps that needs it? My Moto X, which has "mid range" hardware, can handle everything I throw at it, even with some games running on 4x MSAA.

The only thing I can see where CPU/GPU speed matters a lot on a mobile platform is on games. Nobody really makes games with sharp graphics and CPU intensive gameplay because when it comes to things like that, developers just develop to the lowest common denominator, so to speak, to increase accessibility. Cheaply made freemium games make the most money, anyway.

The game with the "best graphics" on Android is supposively Dead Trigger 2, and it really doesnt even look that great.

That's what she said lol. *ba-dum-tss* drum.gif

Still going strong on my HTC HD2 tho. Love the 4.2" Android beast. Yet, it's beginning to show it's age and even modders aren't bothering with porting android 4.4 over to it any more mad.gif

As much as I like the 4.2" form factor, I think I'm going to like the 4.9" S3 even more biggrin.gif Anything over that is really becoming phablet territory, which is way too close my Nexus 7 FHD tongue.gif
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Battery. rolleyes.gif

Also, did anyone notice Anand calling iPhone's display size a compromise? I bloody like this approach. Carrying a 5"-5.1 phone is stupidly difficult.
Yes...if you have baby hands.
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Yes...if you have baby hands.

It's fine in your hand.

It's not fine in your pocket.
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Galaxy S5 has slightly smaller dimensions than both HTC one M8 and xperia Z2

So, if you want a small phone then maybe you should stick with iphone



Thats like someone saying that there is no reason to upgrade from Nvidia GTX 480 to GTX 780 Ti

Galaxy S5 is massive upgrade over S3. Much faster CPU/GPU, much better display quality, better camera, dust/water resistant, fingerprint sensor, USB 3.0 charger and other features

The thing that deflates your entire argument is that one is a phone and the other is a graphics card. I guess if I bought my phone specifically to be able to play games on it (instead of....you know....to make phone calls) then the graphics performance increase may mean something to me.
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It's fine in your hand.

It's not fine in your pocket.

You must be wearing some tight pants mate
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Yes...if you have baby hands.
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You must be wearing some tight pants mate
Lol, yes unless you've baby hands and wear tight pants you'll have no problem carrying a 5in-or-above phone. What an analogy!
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You must be wearing some tight pants mate

Well, some of us have equipment that gets in the way wink.gif

Seriously though, it's not about how tight they are, but how deep the pocket is. Some pants have tiny pockets.
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Lol, yes unless you've baby hands and wear tight pants you'll have no problem carrying a 5in-or-above phone. What an analogy!
Depends on your clothes size and hands. The Galaxy s4 and HTC One fitted in my pocket easily and I had enough space for my keys.
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