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  1. omniusovermind's Avatar
    04-24-2013 05:23 AM
  2. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I don't see how none of these HTC One reviews don't mention how apps still refresh when multi tasking. Sole reason I sent mine back and my s4 is in Memphis on its way to me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-24-2013 05:55 AM
  3. Reformed IOS User's Avatar
    I thought it was a good honest review.
    I sort of figured some of those features were cool to show off with but offer very little day to day practicality.

    I am still sticking with the S4 because I tend to hold onto phones for a long time & I do want a replaceable battery and removable storage.

    Another review: Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Phone
    Topgonzo likes this.
    04-24-2013 06:19 AM
  4. hustlehard617's Avatar
    I read so many reviews seems like everyone is in love with the one
    Topgonzo likes this.
    04-24-2013 06:45 AM
  5. dmmarck's Avatar
    I don't see how none of these HTC One reviews don't mention how apps still refresh when multi tasking. Sole reason I sent mine back and my s4 is in Memphis on its way to me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    That does drive me nuts.
    04-24-2013 06:47 AM
  6. Reformed IOS User's Avatar
    I read so many reviews seems like everyone is in love with the one
    I didn't get that from the reviews I read.
    I got that the One is a nice phone, but so is the S4.
    They both have positives and negatives
    04-24-2013 06:56 AM
  7. dmmarck's Avatar
    I didn't get that from the reviews I read.
    I got that the One is a nice phone, but so is the S4.
    They both have positives and negatives
    In a very unscientific comparison, I've seen more superlatives used with the One than the S4. Googling "HTC One best phone" yields some...hyperbolic reviews lol
    04-24-2013 06:59 AM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I don't see how none of these HTC One reviews don't mention how apps still refresh when multi tasking. Sole reason I sent mine back and my s4 is in Memphis on its way to me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    I had the One X also and guess what? That was bad. I've done the side by side of the One and Nexus 4. No complaints here.

    Also, I left Songza paused overnight and did a bunch of other stuff this morning. Went back to Songza and pressed play. Picked right back up without reloading. The One X would never dream of doing that.
    04-24-2013 08:25 AM
  9. Love Divine's Avatar
    This new batch of reviews seems to be echoing what I've said about the "features" - they're gimmicks; very situational in their uses and function. Samsung pouring so much focus into those took away from effort that could have been put on other, practical areas.

    SD Slot and removable battery are non-factors for me. Because of these reviews, I've really begun to reconsider getting it as a result... I'll definitely be trying both the One and SIV out beforehand extensively.
    04-24-2013 08:39 AM
  10. adriandb's Avatar
    I don't see how none of these HTC One reviews don't mention how apps still refresh when multi tasking. Sole reason I sent mine back and my s4 is in Memphis on its way to me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    I'm still waiting for this to be an issue for me. It's only happened to me once so far and I regularly have 6-9 apps open.
    04-24-2013 09:36 AM
  11. Newtoandroid99's Avatar
    These reviews always bash the extra gesture things as gimmicks, but smart stay(not new I know) is a truly awesome thing that I find myself wishing for every time I use my ipad or look at someone else's phone. I could see air jesters working very well to answer calls, w/o having to pick up your phone. If HTC or iphone had even one of these features people would be gushing about how awesome they are, instead people keep calling them gimmicks because they don't use them enough to appreciate how helpful they really are. Frankly buying a phone w/o these extra functions is like buying a BMW w/o any options. From the outside it looks awesome, but once you get in the car you left thinking meh it's just like any other car, nothing to see here it's kind of boring.
    madlaw1071 and torch29 like this.
    04-24-2013 10:04 AM
  12. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    This new batch of reviews seems to be echoing what I've said about the "features" - they're gimmicks; very situational in their uses and function. Samsung pouring so much focus into those took away from effort that could have been put on other, practical areas.
    Still doesn't make it true.


    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    04-24-2013 10:25 AM
  13. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I had the One X also and guess what? That was bad. I've done the side by side of the One and Nexus 4. No complaints here.

    Also, I left Songza paused overnight and did a bunch of other stuff this morning. Went back to Songza and pressed play. Picked right back up without reloading. The One X would never dream of doing that.
    I agree One X was bad and One was better. Glad you aren't having issues. Maybe it was my unit. Tapatalk app and browser would reload after 5 minutes sometimes less granted it would load to the same place most times but still had to refresh. Was just my experience. Really liked the phone and would have kept it if it hadn't been for that

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2013 10:29 AM
  14. archer75's Avatar
    I would say the anandtech review is the best and most trustworthy. The gizmodo review seems a bit biased.
    04-24-2013 10:46 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't see how none of these HTC One reviews don't mention how apps still refresh when multi tasking. Sole reason I sent mine back and my s4 is in Memphis on its way to me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    Could you elaborate more? What do you mean by still refresh?

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    04-24-2013 10:47 AM
  16. dmmarck's Avatar
    I would say the anandtech review is the best and most trustworthy. The gizmodo review seems a bit biased.
    And they awarded the One the Gold Award thinger and not the S4 .
    04-24-2013 10:49 AM
  17. archer75's Avatar
    And they awarded the One the Gold Award thinger and not the S4 .
    Yes, but they only have part 1 up for the S4 too.
    04-24-2013 10:59 AM
  18. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I don't see why these reviews are all of a sudden changing people's mind about getting the S4
    I think the GS4 has an advantage over the HTC One with the bigger screen, removable battery and MicroSD Slot, and more camera features (which is the biggest win personally cuz I take a lot of photos), and better battery life
    The only major things from what I have read that the HTC One has over the GS4 is low light camera shots, and design, which isn't really much of a big deal
    I don't see why gimmicky features should be a reason not to get the phone, you have the option to turn them off or not use them

    Ehhh to each their own though
    madlaw1071 likes this.
    04-24-2013 11:07 AM
  19. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I don't see why these reviews are all of a sudden changing people's mind about getting the S4
    I think the GS4 has an advantage over the HTC One with the bigger screen, removable battery and MicroSD Slot, and more camera features (which is the biggest win personally cuz I take a lot of photos), and better battery life
    The only major things from what I have read that the HTC One has over the GS4 is low light camera shots, and design, which isn't really much of a big deal
    I don't see why gimmicky features should be a reason not to get the phone, you have the option to turn them off or not use them

    Ehhh to each their own though
    People just like to complain about devices they don't like, even if the complaint has no real credibility anymore.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    smooth4lyfe and torch29 like this.
    04-24-2013 11:16 AM
  20. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    Could you elaborate more? What do you mean by still refresh?

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    I would be in tapatalk long press home switch to browser to check something come back to tapatalk via multi task home button and it would refresh and load back up to where I was. Worse though be putting stiff into a order form in the browser leave browser for phone call come back page would refresh and have to pu my info back in again. Doesn't do that on my gs3.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2013 11:28 AM
  21. archer75's Avatar
    I've been going through all the reviews and am seeing quite a bit of variation in terms of benchmarks, call and camera quality. My guess is the reviews must be on different firmware versions. I know GSMarena did a review and then went back and updated it after getting new firmware and it much improved in a number of areas on the phone.
    04-24-2013 11:34 AM
  22. dmmarck's Avatar
    I've been going through all the reviews and am seeing quite a bit of variation in terms of benchmarks and camera quality. My guess is the reviews must be on different firmware versions. I know GSMarena did a review and then went back and updated it after getting new firmware and it much improved in a number of areas on the phone.
    I have never trusted GSM/PhoneArena, regardless of phone reviewed or outcome.
    04-24-2013 11:41 AM
  23. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I don't see why these reviews are all of a sudden changing people's mind about getting the S4
    I think the GS4 has an advantage over the HTC One with the bigger screen, removable battery and MicroSD Slot
    I've always believed the SD card removable battery crowd has always been a minority. A very vocal minority on smartphone forums, but a minority nonetheless.
    04-24-2013 01:09 PM
  24. adriandb's Avatar
    I would be in tapatalk long press home switch to browser to check something come back to tapatalk via multi task home button and it would refresh and load back up to where I was. Worse though be putting stiff into a order form in the browser leave browser for phone call come back page would refresh and have to pu my info back in again. Doesn't do that on my gs3.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    So just to see if I could reproduce this, I started this reply then switched over to mail, sent mail from two accounts and read mail from three accounts. Then I switched to my browser, which didn't reload my pages, and browsed a bit. Then I came back to tapatalk and finished this post. No reloading. I don't see the issue.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
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    04-24-2013 10:39 PM
  25. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    So just to see if I could reproduce this, I started this reply then switched over to mail, sent mail from two accounts and read mail from three accounts. Then I switched to my browser, which didn't reload my pages, and browsed a bit. Then I came back to tapatalk and finished this post. No reloading. I don't see the issue.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    Well that's great. Not arguing. Just voiced what happened to me daily the three days I had it. Maybe it was my unit cause it was very reproducible for me. Glad its working right for you. It's really a nice phone

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    adriandb likes this.
    04-25-2013 05:06 AM
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