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Taking Hardware,Display and Design into consideration the Galaxy S4 was considered 244% Superior than the iPhone 5.


IPHONE 5 VS. GALAXY S4 | Were Tech Go To War


The iPhone 5S should be allot closer though

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Obligatory SGS4/iPhone5 thread, moved to Lounge.
Why here & not the S4 forum ?

More of a request than a question

ADDED : was a joke people.
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Taking Hardware,Display and Design into consideration the Galaxy S4 was considered 244% Superior than the iPhone 5.


IPHONE 5 VS. GALAXY S4 | Were Tech Go To War


The iPhone 5S should be allot closer though
244% that's very accurate!! Who came up with those numbers? lol
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Taking Hardware,Display and Design into consideration the Galaxy S4 was considered 244% Superior than the iPhone 5.


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The iPhone 5S should be allot closer though
Though I wouldn't agree with everything. The Galaxy S4 has a removable body, which in my eyes I see as a Plus, so a Uni-Body is not necessary for me. Oh, do I want a S4 right now!! Though, I do want to see what the Note III is going to have, because I feel special with a giant Phablet!!
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Why here & not the S4 forum ?

More of a request than a question
Same reason we moved the One vs SGS4 threads out of those forums to Device/Carrier, not really topical to the device.

If this were "help me move from iPhone, new to Android & SGS4" that would be different and would stay there.

Arbitrary comparison scales to an iPhone are more Lounge-ish, and inevitably lead to the same discussion.
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244% that's very accurate!! Who came up with those numbers? lol
They just tallied up how many categories the SGS4 won compared to how many catagories the iP5 won. Final score was 31-9 in favour of the SGS4. The ration of 31/9 = 3.44, so the SGS4 has 2.44 times more category wins than the iP5. 2.44 = 244%. The numbers are pretty meaningless as you can make up any number of categories to manipulate the final score.

Also, they weigh every category exactly the same. For instance, is contrast ratio really equivalent to sunlight contrast? They list unibody design as something desirable, but no category for replaceable battery. That exclusive button catagory doesn't make sense. Weight is subjective as some people hate light phones. I also find it funny that they list hydrometer, thermometer and barometer as categories. Not sure if I really care for any of those. I'd rather have more storage.

Given how they tally the scores, I would say that the final result is pretty much useless to anyone wanting to know how good one phone is compared to another.
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Yet . . .

"AppleInsider reports today that iOS continues to make inroads into Android’s share of the mobile Web market in the US, according to new figures from Piper Jaffray. The new figures have lead Piper Jaffray to conclude that iPhone and iPad owners are more engaged with their handsets than Android and other phone users."

Not sure all that many people are looking at specs. If they are, they (apparently) do not really care. If they do not care, it must be something else. Perhaps marketing?

I prefer the larger screen and that is why no iPhone for me.

Interesting that the iPhone does not have a gesture sensor, FM Radio, thermometer (my phone does tell the temp, however) a barometer, hygrometer or FM radio.

Although my HT does have these things built-in. Not to mention, a fairly accurate way to find out where I am. Another thread. Point being, with my HT, Phone and iPad, I know too bloody much about everything I do not care about. Anything else, well, there is an app for that.

Get back to me when the Galaxy does the things I really want done because I only care about those things my phone can do right now.

Did the Galaxy gang add these things many people likely do not care about just to fill their list of specs or do people really need to know barometric pressure and humidity and listen to the FM radio?

Not sure what people look for in a phone these days. I look for the ability to make calls, but that is just me.

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244% that's very accurate!! Who came up with those numbers? lol
They interviewed 221% of Samsung's staff members and asked 323% of the available iPhone users and averaged the totals using Internet math divided by the size of the chip on the "writer's" shoulders and arrived at the facts, man, just the facts..
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Thanks for that news from Appleinsider.

It's so... so... informative.

Thanks for pointing out who has the chip on their shoulder as well.

That was certainly more of the same.

Merged your posts for you until you can get the hang of multiquoting or the edit button.
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My $49 Samsung Galaxy Precedent is superior to the 5 and it runs Android Froyo. I just love the tiny little thing and its big brother the Galaxy Tab 2. Besides Google Now and Sherpa blows Siri away completely
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Well, the S4 is newer, so that makes sense. And I don't really think subjective categories should be considered (*coughdesigncough*).


Still cool though.
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"Were tech go to war" I'm sure my middle school students can do better than that.

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What's the over/under on how long it takes for this thread to get locked?
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What's the over/under on how long it takes for this thread to get locked?
well if you said the next post....then you would have been right




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well if you said the next post....then you would have been right




Everyone play nice in an Apple vs ____ thread? Well, there's always a first time...
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Even though I went all Green on this thread, I'm down for civil and intellectual musings on this topic.

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Fine. The original comparison is pants.

This one cuts to the iOS vs Android chase and isn't pants -

Droid Den » Breaking the Ecosystem Shackles: The Power of Defaults and Intents in Android
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244% that's very accurate!! Who came up with those numbers? lol
I think this perfectly illustrates the difference between "accurate" and "precise": "244%" is very precise, but describing the article as "trash" would be accurate
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Not really an article, even. More of a chart of mostly subjective comparisons, which would have been fine if they hadn't attached the silly score to it.
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Same old, same old.

But the OP chart fails to acknowledge subjectivity.

Memory or processor can be universally considered 'better', but aspects like weight and screen-size preferences are more of a personal choice.
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Fine. The original comparison is pants.

This one cuts to the iOS vs Android chase and isn't pants -

Droid Den » Breaking the Ecosystem Shackles: The Power of Defaults and Intents in Android
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Same old, same old.

But the OP chart fails to acknowledge subjectivity.

Memory or processor can be universally considered 'better', but aspects like weight and screen-size preferences are more of a personal choice.
Agreed, I could really care less if the difference between the two in weight is 18 grams, my hand will most likely not be able to tell the difference, let alone the added weight in my pocket. Same goes for thinness.. I am not going to be able to really tell the difference between 7.4 and 7.9 (mm I'm guessing?) unless i have a micrometer

But I do like the fact that they added an infrared! lol I was wondering when that would happen a couple years ago.

My girlfriend is getting this phone at the end of the month, and her step brother is getting the iphone 5.. he insists that its better ha! Because he has an Android 2.3.5 phone and he didn't know anything about the new ones
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I'm running android 2.3.5, and could provide a list of reasons why *for me* this is better than an iPhone 5.

But agreed, many spec points are very subjective. One person's ideal is someone else's too large/too small/too dull/too garish/whatever.
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