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I'm hoping to not start a holy war here, but I'm looking for some feedback on what people would consider to be a fast responsive phone. I understand all about multi-processing, cores, RAM, and such specs. I'm ready for my Verizon upgrade, and really don't know where to lean. S4 looks good specs-wise, but with all the features it has (eye sensors, NFC, hand gestures, etc), I'm wondering if those all bog it down to other 'lesser' phone's stats. The one thing I absolutely hate is hitting an app button (be it facebook, firefox, corporate email, google maps, etc), and the phone sits around 4 to 10 seconds before doing something. My current Droid Bionic does this (yes, it's got latest Verizon firmware on it). Not really sure if it's CPU issue, network latency, or what. Do apps like Lookout really slow things down (better alternative)? I'm not app-crazy (maybe have a dozen things on it that didn't come with the phone), so I don't think that's the issue. I guess I'm just not patient...
Here is kind of what I'm looking for:
Camera - not used often, 8 megapixel probably fine. As long as I can open camera app, and it's ready to take a picture a second later. Or less...
Screen - I rarely play games. Occasionally watch video - Youtube or web page embedded. 4.7 to 5 inch with nice resolution is fine. The more impact/scratch resistant, the better.
Network - 4G, with 802.11N support, would like to stay on Verizon.