• Samsung's Galaxy S 4 may have leaked on Chinese forum
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I see they're going after 'the bigger, the better'
I wish physical keyboards were still really an option today. While I do often type faster with swiftkeys, its just less of a pain to do small and simple tasks with a keyboard. My old Optimus Slider's keyboard was sex. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/J6RKN9V.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Zeke129;39884236]I thought you didn't like rounded corners? The top and bottom edges of that phone never stop curving.[/QUOTE] It can be done properly, the Galaxy S4 just looks horrible because of the garish silver band on everything, and because the bezel isn't completely black. The home button still ain't too hot either.
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;39884642]well i heard you can buy external hard drives for android tablets that have those dock things because if thats true I'd invest in one[/QUOTE] II can use an external hard drive with my Asus Transformer ________ Also yeah my S3 has a Class 10 64gb microsdxc card I could never do a nexus device unless they included a sdcard slot [editline]12th March 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=person11;39884964]My experience with SD cards on my Optimus G has been abysmal. Randomly unmounting cards, formatting errors, having to mess around with file systems, the card randomly not being recognized, etc. With the price of storage these days, we should not have to insert our own storage in an S3 or Optimus G NOR should we deal with too little storage in a Droid DNA or Nexus 4.[/QUOTE] Sounds like a problem with the phone. My S3 and Asus Transformer never have issues with random unmounting or anything. Hell even my shitty Archos 43 never had issues with that
I am going to get a new one with my warranty, but the end effect is that I would rather get a 64gb HTC One than a Sony Xperia Z with an sd card slot.
[QUOTE=person11;39884964]My experience with SD cards on my Optimus G has been abysmal. Randomly unmounting cards, formatting errors, having to mess around with file systems, the card randomly not being recognized, etc. With the price of storage these days, we should not have to insert our own storage in an S3 or Optimus G NOR should we deal with too little storage in a Droid DNA or Nexus 4.[/QUOTE] That's probably just that model, or awful luck. I've never had an issue with my two phones' SD cards. [editline]12th March 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Period;39885495]I wish physical keyboards were still really an option today. While I do often type faster with swiftkeys, its just less of a pain to do small and simple tasks with a keyboard. My old Optimus Slider's keyboard was sex. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/J6RKN9V.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I wish I could get a new phone with a 5 row QWERTY keyboard, and none of those stupid extra keys, like the emoticon button.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;39876459]hmm gee I wonder why samsung got sued [IMG]http://puu.sh/2fVlZ/856c11338b[/IMG] oh[/QUOTE] As someone who owned the original Galaxy S, it looks NOTHING like the iPhone 3G/S in person. It's thinner, a different shape, colour and material. The only misleading thing about it is that the marketing material like you've shown is taken in a very copycat style.
[IMG]http://nicedeal.com.ua/image/cache/data/%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%84%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%8B/freelander/i10/nicedeal.com.ua-freelander-i10-500x500.jpg[/IMG] I bought a Chinadroid, it looks like this. Just a nice understated phone.
Very tasteful, I like it.
Whether you hate the design or not, it'd seem that the SGSIV will be the first Android device to do something really serious when it comes to graphics: [url]http://www.gsmarena.com/confirmed_exynost_5_uses_powervr_sxg_544_graphics-news-5681.php[/url] The differences between the SGX543 (used in the A5 and A6) and the 544 are very slight, but the SGX544 will be running at roughly double the clock speed, and if Wikipedia is to believed (and this is seen in normal GPUs as well) the performance improves almost a 100% linearly with clock speed (and cores, but that is irrelevant in this case). Sure, the SGSIV will be pushing a higher resolution, but that's still some serious power.
Will it have that laser keyboard dock thing? or was that a bullshit fake I can't keep up these days
[QUOTE=Amiga OS;39885943]It can be done properly, the Galaxy S4 just looks horrible because of the garish silver band on everything, and because the bezel isn't completely black. The home button still ain't too hot either.[/QUOTE] Yeah the home button needs to go, and they need to ditch the light-up soft keys.
I like the home button Though I hate that Verizon put their logo on it on the note 2
I find that 16GB on my Nexus 4 is plenty for me, I don't use my phone for games and such, only a bit of music and obviously apps that I use for utilities, that don't use up much anyway. With the looks of the phone, I don't really care what the phone looks like, as long as it performs well and has a screen size 4.3'+ I would be happy with it.
It still surprises me that people think the reason samsung designs ugly as fuck phones is because they have no capable designers, when the real reason is that the legal costs from the apple v samsung cases dwarfed the possible revenue from designing slightly better looking phones by millions of dollars up until them samsung's phones were actually pretty nice looking though it's not only bad things that have come from it, samsung has definitely gone for a larger emphasis on function over fashion since then, with the plastic covers on the back being both cheap and durable as fuck, and make for easy access to the battery/micro sd card/sim card
Get rid of virtual keyboards and buttons.
[QUOTE=AJisAwesome15;39906194]Get rid of virtual keyboards and buttons.[/QUOTE] Uh why? Five years from now, I could be using the same phone I am using now. I treat my electronics with great care but the Motorola Droid from 2008? The power button is sticky, the physical keyboard's keys are ripping out and some of the buttons stopped working, the volume rockers feel awkward as hell. My Treo 650W from like 2005-2006? Same thing. The screens are fine. It's always the fucking buttons.
[QUOTE=koeniginator;39906056]It still surprises me that people think the reason samsung designs ugly as fuck phones is because they have no capable designers, when the real reason is that the legal costs from the apple v samsung cases dwarfed the possible revenue from designing slightly better looking phones by millions of dollars up until them samsung's phones were actually pretty nice looking though it's not only bad things that have come from it, samsung has definitely gone for a larger emphasis on function over fashion since then, with the plastic covers on the back being both cheap and durable as fuck, and make for easy access to the battery/micro sd card/sim card[/QUOTE] That may be true, but I think its moreso that people don't care anymore. If they advertise it out the ass then even if it looks bad people will think it looks good. If people buy ugly phones from them then what incentive is there to spend lots of time making a nice design?
Anyone know if Sprint will get the S IV?
[QUOTE=faze;39911478]Anyone know if Sprint will get the S IV?[/QUOTE] I'd presume so. There's no reason they wouldn't.
[IMG]http://cdn-static.cnet.co.uk/i/product_media/39045397/image2/440x330-samsung_genio_slide_side.jpg[/IMG] One of the easiest phones I have ever used. HOWEVER, stupid samsungs own operating system did'nt rotate messenger apps when you pulled the keyboard out so I'd look like a spack tilting my head sideways whilst I type.. I'm currently on a galaxy ace with a very hard case around it. Feels sturdy and not too big, however having big hands I hate touch screens.
[QUOTE=Daniel M;39884275]I really like the Nexus 4 because when you look at it, it's a black clean slate but the Galaxy has that tacky looking logo at the top and the "brushed aluminum look" is not very appealing to me and the white edition is terrible. [t]http://battellemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Nexus-4.jpeg[/t][/QUOTE] I've got a Nexus 4, absolutely love it. Looks weird without a Bumper Case though, a friend of mine has the Note 2 and the build quality and design on it is terrible in comparison.
Well, I'm due for an upgrade next summer...
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