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Who cares if it's too big... Samsung will make smaller versions of the phone. Like the S5 Mini or whatever.
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Originally Posted by HanSomPa View Post

Who cares if it's too big... Samsung will make smaller versions of the phone. Like the S5 Mini or whatever.

Which have worse specs then S4.
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Which have worse specs then S4.

If you want full spec small android phone, you will have to go for the Z1 Compact

Although Moto X is very small for a 4.7" phone, If the next iteration of Moto X inherets its form factor it will be a really good medium sized phone.
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Why is Samsung so desperate with increasing the size of their phones? 5.1 inches is just stupidly big for the average person.

Actually that's because Samsung stuffs so much crap into their phones that they need 5mm wide bezels around the screen. On my LG G2 there's about a millimeter bezel around the sides and the phone feels small, but the screen size is almost as big as the Note II.
    
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Actually that's because Samsung stuffs so much crap into their phones that they need 5mm wide bezels around the screen. On my LG G2 there's about a millimeter bezel around the sides and the phone feels small, but the screen size is almost as big as the Note II.

G2's thin bezel comes with the trade-off that the volume and power button have to be put on the back, no other phone would be able to match that bezel thiness without doing the same. GS5's extra thick bezel is there for IP67(shallow water/dust proof), GS4 have very thin bezels for a phone with side power/volume buttons.
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Am I the only one that thought a 5inch S4 seemed big at first, but after a week of use thought.....hmm I sort of want bigger...


I mean, talking to somebody on my cell is probably the least of its usage, and even then it's streamed through my car's bluetooth. Chrome, Netflix, Youtube are my most used apps. If having a larger screen improves both my visual experience and my battery life, then so be it!

If you're a 120lb dude that can't wear anything but skinny jeans, then I'm sorry for you. I suppose I'm a little skewed since I can't have the phone with me at work anyways, but even then, everybody seems to be handling a Note 3 with ease.
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I'd buy one now if it had a better camera. I don't upgrade every year, so I need something to be relatively up to date.
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They have to make up for the quality of their phones. As a tier 2 tech for ATT I almost exclusively get to warranty Galaxy devices. My new favorite is the update to 4.4 that just bricks about 25% of all samsung S4 and S4 actives.

On an unrelated note the S4's model number is the i337 and that makes me smile every time I see one come in on my systems.
As a tier 2 tech you should also be aware that the 4.4 update for ATT phones is prepared by ATT, thus the blame for that purely anecdotal failure rate is entirely on ATT's shoulders. As a sales rep for Rogers in Canada, I have yet to come across a single bricked s4 due to the kitkat update that rolled out last month. In fact, my anecdotal evidence of knowing dozens of s4 owners from different companies, and not a single one having had a problem with the update, tells me that if what you are saying is true, it is ENTIRELY ATT's fault, and that they had better have staff like you warranty replacing their customers phones full time, or risk an entirely justified class action suit.
Edited by HeadGear - 4/12/14 at 10:36pm
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This is wrong, the update is prepared by the companies then given to ATT to deploy. All att does for their testing is make sure that the drivers for LTE, and other network technologies work and thats it...
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Am I the only one that thought a 5inch S4 seemed big at first, but after a week of use thought.....hmm I sort of want bigger...

No. I never thought I would want a screen as big as my S3 but now the main reason I would get a new phone would be to get a bigger screen. The Note 2 just came out when I got my S3 and I thought that was way too big but now I wish I would have got that instead.
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