View Poll Results: Which do you prefer on a phone?

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  • Design

    21 46.67%
  • Features

    24 53.33%
03-20-2013 08:48 AM
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  1. The Real X Dawg's Avatar
    As for the chicken wings statement lol its true, I hate touching my phone with greasy fingers
    After cleaning my girlfriend's Doritos dust off of my screen I would love that hover feature as well. LOL =.=


    Sent from my Jelly Bean chomping Infuse 4G!
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    03-18-2013 03:53 PM
  2. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    So I guess a phone can't have both features and design. This stuff is funny man. If a person doesn't not have 30GBs of music or cares to swap batteries then it's no big deal to them. But for the users this means a lot to, they buy something else. It's really that simple. In my opinion including or excluding these things do not automatically make a device superior. It makes it more flexible but not necessarily superior. Who cares about being able to put in a 32GB SD card if the phone stinks. Or who cares about swapping a battery if they can get a phone that last them through the day. How many people actually buy an additional battery? I'm sure a lot but I'm also sure they do out of necessity and not want. The average user just charges their phone when it dies. But again, certain things are important to certain users. I can not base a choice strictly on these 2 factors UNLESS the one with the fixed items were too limited. But if I could get the storage I need a battery life is sufficient then it comes down to sleekness and device functionality not things that vary among users based on their personal needs. People have their own needs and what's a factor for one is not one for another. Plain and simple.

    Millions of iPhones sell because those things don't matter to those users. If the GS4 had 32GB of fixed space like the galaxy nexus the samsung fanboys will still get it and then rationalized their compromise.
    Aquila and omniusovermind like this.
    03-18-2013 03:56 PM
  3. TabGuy's Avatar
    The first thing I do when I get a phone, any phone, is put a protective cover on it. So, whether the back is plastic, metal or glass means nothing to me because the only part of the phone I'll see is the screen. And, guess what? The cover will be plastic. With a fold out stand.

    If I wanted pretty (form over function) I'd pick an iPhone.
    03-18-2013 05:44 PM
  4. Suntan's Avatar
    One other comment about gimmicky features, being a Minnesotan, I'm really looking forward to the abilityto use the GS4 with regular gloves. I will love going back to wearing a good pair of leather gloves and not having to wear these annoying fuzy gloves with the touch - capable threading in them.

    That alone more than equals out the dual front facing speakers (which is the only new feature I found interesting on the One.)

    -Suntan
    Aquila and codeda like this.
    03-18-2013 06:17 PM
  5. MAXXTX's Avatar
    If only the GS4 had front facing speakers this thing would just blow everyone out of the water. I still like the features over the design although its not a bad design. Like someone earlier stated Most of these phones are gonna get a case on them anyway. Not only that I vowed never another HTC after that thunderbolt AND the "ONE" jet li smartphone is not going to be on verizon
    03-18-2013 07:39 PM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Maybe should add developer support to the poll. I mean it's a feature, I guess. People shouldn't buy the SG4 because developers have vowed not to support it. I mean this is a prime selling point for most customers, like removable batteries and sd card storage... not.
    03-19-2013 07:20 AM
  7. BBSeattle's Avatar
    Love the features but tired of the same old design.
    It would be like Ferrari continuing to develop new faster motors and putting it in the same body year after year (and the body wasn't much to look at from the start).
    A design change would have been nice.
    03-19-2013 08:31 AM
  8. Wilbur's Avatar
    Design. Its time to upgrade my Droid Charge. Two possible phones so far. The HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4. Two major things against the HTC. No replaceable battery and no microSD card. Either phone will be enclosed in a protective case so the Samsung plastic is no big deal. I don't know why the reviewers constantly harp on this. Don't they use protective cases ?? Yes, the HTC aluminum case is beautiful but I'd only see and feel the front face. Right now I'm strongly leaning to the S4.

    Features? Many of the advertised new features I probably won't ever use.
    03-20-2013 08:10 AM
  9. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Does design include reliability? In that case design x100.
    03-20-2013 08:14 AM
  10. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Wasn't sure how to interpret "design" from "features" in some cases...

    Frankly, I generally don't care too much about the exterior design (metal vs. plastic, rounded vs. square edges, physical vs. on-screen buttons, etc), but I care a lot about internal specs: Processor, RAM, GPU, battery, storage, etc. Thing is, when voting, I wasn't sure something like and SD-card slot would be considered "design" or a "feature", as you could argue it's both. Or, by "features" do you mean strictly software-based stuff?
    03-20-2013 08:29 AM
  11. xtn's Avatar
    I care about ergonomic design. I just don't like using my wife's GS3 over my GS2. Looks are a minor consideration, as I don't like cases for the same ergonomic reasons.

    Regarding features, e must remember that will most people won't use most features, some people will use some features.

    These are all personal, subjective things.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    03-20-2013 08:48 AM
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