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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dnevs79, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. dnevs79

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    Not sure if this needed a new thread, but this morning I was shopping the possibility of switching to AT&T from Verizon and the Z10.... And guess who walks through the door...Samsung rep!!!

    He allowed me to play with the S4 for a minute, I now must say that I am impressed. After the unpacked event I was sure I was going with a z10 for a different feel, but mind has been made up...I am going S4.

    The device is as smooth, if not more smooth than the s3. The screen is gorgeous. And the software was nothing short spectacular, especially the camera functions he demoed.

    The selling point was not that. The freaking build quality was HIGH!! Not that the s3 was not a nice phone, but this phone feels more solid while being lighter, smaller, and having a large screen. The metal band looked real, has me fooled. It was HTC build quality good. I thought the device looked blah at unpacked, but the front and back look awesome in person. This device is expertly crafted.

    Plastic is not a bad word in the hands of the right person. Very nice device. If you are thinking of getting another device and don't mind Samsungs touchwiZ, I say hold off, you will be impressed.
     

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    Even then, there are plenty of alternative launchers to try & buy, especially if you don't mind losing some of the gimmicky features. :thumb:
     
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    Any idea what processor was inside?
     
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    Honestly, I only had it for about a minute. Didn't ask about the processor because US carriers were getting the snapdragon quad.

    What I wanted to know was how it felt in the hand, in one word....awesome. Better than my current phone (iPhone 5) and if I had to guess it feels a little better than the s3 because the build quality is high. The phone feels really tight... iPhone, HTC tight.

    Can't wait!!!!
     
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    Could've asked for a concrete release date.
     
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    I know, right?
     
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    Cause' I'm chomping at the bit for this thing. I've never been this excited about a product in my life!
     
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    Asking the rep when it will be released is like asking him to lie to you. IF he knows, he CAN'T tell you. Companies are pretty tight lipped about unreleased information. The rep could lose his job if it got out.

    Props to dnevs79 for resisting the obvious question and getting a feel for the phone! I said before, that's the kind of info I like to hear; impressions from actual use by a normal human.
     
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    So that's how I get to hold one, hang at vzw all day
     
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    Let's be real though...
     
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    Not necessarily. The Exynos 5 Octa has two differently powered 4-core processors, and is supposed to extend battery life by using the slow, lower powered 4-core processor for tasks that don't need the processing power of the faster 4-core processor, which kicks in when needed.
     
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    Thanks for the correction. I guess it comes down to benchmarks, not just for which processor is faster (as someone asked in another thread) but how do they affect battery life for the same tasks.

    For example, an ideal benchmark set (I realize that could be an oxymoron :p) would have the 2 processors fully drained doing the same thing, such as watching the same movie(s) and see how long the battery life lasts for each. Also, have the 2 processors run a certain series of tasks and see which processor does it faster. Finally, see which one lets you do more work for the battery, such as have both processors calculate the value of pi and let it go as far as it can until the battery dies and see which processor calculated more digits. :smokingsomb:
     

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