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  1. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Just a question but why would you say the HTC One is a decent phone but no GS4?

    The HTC One X was just as good as the GS3 just wasn't marketed it as well and didn't sell as well.

    The one seems to be great, the GS4 is rumored to be just as great. Both have very similar specs, and each have their own unique features.

    I don't understand how anyone would say it isn't up to par with a phone not even announced yet, especially because specs will be so close.

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  2. miniSQ

    miniSQ Well-Known Member

  3. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    Yepp, but a lot of people were biting at the attention seeking posts :smokingsomb:

    So it worked ... well so he thinks maybe anyway :rolleyes:
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Clearly you don't know Mr. Ed, or you'd have saved the snark.

    He's come through for us before on inside info, is a solid guy.

    Something happened, cut him some slack.
  5. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    As a phone whore...I knew I'd find myself in here sooner or, early in the day of the S4 announcement...hahaha

    Anyway...My first impression of the leaked pics is,,,Samsung can you get anymore like Apple? If these leaked pics provide a real look at the S4 then it's more like an S4s look the iphone 4-iphone 4s release...similar looks with bumped specs.

    Honestly I'm not a fan of manufacturers playing it so safe, I like the revolution side of the tech world, not the evolution side of it where these companies just roll with the same sort of design and just bump the internals.

    I know it will be a beast with a really Quick processor & a great camera...But it honestly looks like a cross between a note 2 and S3? Samsung really needs to get with the times and start using some serious quality materials, and the first phone that comes to mind when I say quality is the HTC one...Those materials are just WOW. Either way we shall see what Samsung has cooked up tonight at 7pm...Right in my neck of the woods at Radio City Music Hall within the concrete Jungle Baby...wooo hooo
  6. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    I don't agree with that at all, even with a 100MHz advantage it still lost out in CPU benchmarks and the updated Mali-400 was enough to beat Tegra 3.

    AnandTech | Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast

    The Galaxy S3 also had a better camera, removable battery, microsd card slot with support for 64GB cards, loads of innovative software features and better battery life.

    It also had Project butter long before jellybean was even out thanks to touchwiz.

    Regarding the S4 though, wait for reviews/benchmarks and we will talk again then. :D
  7. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    I get the benchmarks but I'm going from real world experience in owning both devices. They both were great and about equal. I agree I like the sd card slot but to most neither are a huge deal to the mainstream, look at apple. But I would prefer to have the option.

    Also the camera wasn't much better on the gs3, the one x had a really good camera as well, plus in most reviews the screen was better on the one x.

    The one x was announced 3 months before the gs3 as well.
    I'm not saying I prefer one but to say they weren't in the same league as each other is why I said something.

    They were comparable devices, and they still will be. They will just cater to different people.
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  8. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Comparable devices sure, but one clearly has more advantages than the other. Actually, in what area does the HTC One X actually hold an advantage? because I can't think of any.

    I don't really like to talk about screen technology as it's subjective, I prefer the Galaxy S3 screen. Reviews were mixed with regards to the screen, then again I think just the thought of PenTile and reviewers seen to turn on OLED screens without really giving them a chance.

    The Galaxy S3 did not become this popular because of marketing, it's because there are many happy users out there recommending them and for good reasons.
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  9. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member

    Personally, I can't wait to read Mr. Ed's hands-on report! With all the press the S4 is likely to get today, a lot of it will be marketing hype. I appreciate a "regular" person's opinion about these things.
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  10. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Well I would say the gs3 became that popular because of marketing and being released on all carriers around the same time.

    The screen is subjective but so is having a removable battery. I personally don't care about a removable battery and prefer the look of the one x design. Every reviewing I have seen said the one x was the best looking android last year, looks matter to a lot of people but my everyone. I think the one x was the best looking device lat year, followed by the gs3

    The gs3 might be the better device but that is based on opinions. Just because something sells better doesn't make it the best.

    Example, while I like the iPhone 5, it sold better than any other phone does that mean it is the best? No but they have loyal followers and they market their devices well.

    As I've said both devices are great, we should probably end the discussion here since we are taking away from the thread.

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  11. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    No, it's based on hard facts. It's faster, better camera, better battery life, these things are measurable. :p

    Also having a removable battery is not subjective, you either have it or you don't.
  12. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Nahhh I think were adding to the thread within here...It's become a little stale within the forums lately, and that happens when we don't have anything released for a while...That's all about to change, the forums will be rockin the next few months with the addition of the one, S4, and whatever moto brings us.

    I'm just so into build quality these days and really feel with the prices of these phones that build quality should be superb...

    The iphone 5 sells so well because come on it's apple, it's not built that well! If you breath on it the wrong way it gets scratched, and to me thats poor engineering on apples part, it's the hype which keeps people coming back again and again. And now the same thing is happening with Samsung, a lot of hype.

    I'm really curious to see a real good hands on by Mr Ed, as EarlyMon has said he has come through for the people in the past with past devices. I'll be paying attention tonight, but unless Samsung really throws a curb ball and brings something incredible...The die hard android fans are going to be saying it just looks like a refreshed S3...However Hype will probably help them sell 75 million
  13. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    For 2012 the S3 was probably the best phone from top to bottom,,,with a lot of perks like the removable battery and the SD card slot.

    However do you think a revamped device with pretty much the same materials and build quality with an upgraded camera, better processor, and a 1080p screen is enough to do what Samsung did last year and mirror the succes of the S3?

    I don't! Not in 2013...This is the year of aluminum/metal, and other high quality materials to define a phone I believe. A lot of companies including Apple will be using these types of materials, and Samsung is still stuck in plastic land. But like Wolf said...Marketing is the absolute key here, and that will tell the tale of how far the S4 will go, because it does really look to be a safe play by sammy with a refreshed S3 passed of as an s4...just my 2 cents.
  14. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Yes, that's more than enough. I don't want aluminum/metal or Glass cases as they scratches too easily.

    I had a Transformer Prime with Aluminum back, in less than week of owning it the back had scratches...Never again if at all possible. ;)
  15. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    My old Samsung Galaxy S1 has a metal back, and it has 0 scratches on it (over 2 years later).

    In fact, the plastic edges are the only parts showing any wear and tear.

    If you're afraid of scratches, buy a case. That's no excuse for Samsung to cut back on material costs and make extra profit.

    Samsung has before and needs to again step up the build quality.
  16. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    But caring whether or not you have a non removable battery is. The vast majority must not care or there would be no iPhone sales, nexus, htc, or Motorola sales.

    I don't find the sg3 to be any faster in real world use, granted both were fast and didn't give me any trouble. I didn't test each thoroughly side by side but most won't.

    Dang you for getting me back involved. Lol.

    Like I said though both were great last year, both seem great this year. I will probably go gs4 for a while because of lack of htc one on Verizon for the next few months. Why did I switch back to Verizon? Lol

    I would prefer aluminum like the One or how my transformer prime was. I never scratched it but then again I was extra careful. I always am, same with my MacBook Pro, no scratches at all.

    I get your point thought they are easier to see scratches, but I treated my sg3 the same way, super careful with it even though I didn't really need to be.

    With that said the gs3 is the first phone I have ever broke the screen on. I dropped it about five feet off of a ledge at work unto concrete and the case was very minimal and flew off and my screen cracked one end to the other. Made me sick.

    That fall would have broken any phone onto the concrete floor. But the gs3 had no other marks besides that so I understand how plastic is better and I don't hate on it. Just not my number 1.

    Lets agree on one thing though. Aluminum sucks when it is cold because the device is cold to touch. My transformer prime use to be so cold when I would first pick it up. Lol

    Just a few more hours to go, hopefully early launch in April, I'm ready for a new device.
  17. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I use a case for all my phones...that's also cause I'm a big reseller after I'm done with a phone and I like em in tip top shape with zero wear and tear. Samsung could step it up, they won't until the next go around because they just don't have to at this point, if they did they may have done a lot of damage to HTC to be honest...who knows!

    As for a release on I wouldn't consider April realistic only because of the track record with this stuff, if I had to guess I'd say April for Europe and June-ish for us...

    Remember there's no new iPhone lingering around....well not at the moment and its pegged to arrive in Oct, so I'd expect Samsung to take its time with this and milk every last GS3 sale for what its worth before pushing the GS4 out the the U.S. anyway.
  18. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't doubt it with Verizon. The only reason on think it would be faster is because of how Samsung is now a days. They are getting like apple in terms of control to a point besides the note 2 home button lol.

    I'm hoping for the best and they go for simultaneous launch across the board. But I expect the worst when it comes to Verizon.
  19. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    But its still something one phone has and other does not, you can't just dismiss it because you think it not useful.

    I actually thought of something the HTC One X has over the Galaxy S3, a higher PPI screen, but only because its smaller.

    Anyway, I wouldn't mind a bit of aluminum, just not on the back.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    He didn't, he said it didn't matter to him and that it mattering to anyone is subjective - which, by definition, it is.

    And anyone is free to dismiss anything - you've been doing it to most every statement by someone who has owned both phones to your one.

    This horse is officially declared beaten to death twice over, and the bickering about it is at an end in this thread.
  21. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Right then, with that over with. :rolleyes:

    Who is watching the live feed? it's about to start! :D
  22. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Alright guys and gals...will be pestering Sammy to get a hands on, hopefully this weekend.

    I actually didn't watch the unpacked...but caught the highlights afterwards. Everything lined up with exactly what leaked, and the small bits and pieces I gained earlier this month with Sammy, mostly the software additions, design and of course the processor.

    Early, thanks for the kind words...there are always a few each go around, I expected this time to only be slightly different. (I mean c'mon...I've done what, 5 or 6 of these hands on before release deals over the past few years)

    The rumor was Sammy couldn't take his beloved s4 outside of Samsung until after today.... will touch base with him over the weekend to see if it gets to see the light of day.
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  23. miniSQ

    miniSQ Well-Known Member

    if you can't get the S4, i'm sure the S3 is similar enough...noone will notice the difference:D
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  24. RajCaj

    RajCaj Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mr. Ed.

    I didn't get to see the release event, but heard that they didn't address the processor issue. Will the US variant get the Snapdragon?

    Also, I read that Samsung decided to go on the cheap vs. what the prototype had, and has gone SuperAMOLED instead of PHOLED and have gone with a poly carbonate instead of including the metal trim.

    Looking forward to your feedback after the demo.
  25. bearballz

    bearballz Well-Known Member

    Well the daily adolescent flame wars between the fanboys in either camp is pretty pathetic on the Verge. At least here you can have a grown up friendly debate.

    I don't mind the look of the S3 either. I own one and I'm quite content with it.
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