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  1. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I played drums my whole life. He was always the man. I'm going to see Rush in Vancouver in July.

    Sorry I squirreled this thread.

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    It's about Rush, there is nothing to be sorry about.

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    05-10-2013 11:01 PM
  2. bigrey81's Avatar
    I have both and I honestly can't say that one is better than the other. In a perfect world we would be able to breed them and produce the perfect phone. It really is like having to pick between two hot chicks who happen to be twins. Can you go wrong with either choice if you had to choose one?

    Personally I'm leaning towards the One but I've only been using the gs4 for a day. I'm going to use it for a couple weeks with an open mind and then make a decision if I can. If not I may just keep both.

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    True indeed the video was very neutral and seemed unbiased......With that said both companys took a different direction to execute their goal whether its picture sound display ui I mean it all definitely comes down to preference with that i would have a 13 mp, 2 micron camera with the gorilla glass 3 super LCD 4.8 in screen snapdragon 600 I do prefer sense so I would go that direction.... 64gb in bedded don't care if battery is removable or not so. And yes front facing speakers I rather love that also have beats audio react more like a equalizer so I can customize my audio w/o using a 3rd party app...
    05-11-2013 03:34 AM
  3. tohio's Avatar
    One thing few reviews mention is the ease of repair of the two phones. Obviously the reason is 90% or more of their readers/viewers won't be disassembling the phones. But on a site like this, where users are much more tech savvy, the ease of disassembly might be of interest. iFixit rated the two phones on their ease of repair as follows:
    Galaxy S 4 - 8 out of 10
    HTC One - 1 out of 10
    (1 being the most difficult to repair 10 being the easiest to repair)
    Some sites say the HTC One is impossible to repair. Just one more thing to consider when choosing between the two phones (if ease of repair is important to you).
    05-11-2013 08:38 AM
  4. The Hustleman's Avatar
    If htc took some of Samsung's features, added a micro SD slot (or give a 128gb option at a reasonable price) , made the battery replaceable, clocked the CPU how Samsung did, used the faster RAM, they would have had the perfect PHONE.

    PERFECT.

    Maybe a third party manufacturer will learn from both phone makers and outdo them both.

    It would be hilarious is if Pantech, Huawei, or LG, Sony, or any other second rate phone maker did it and perfected the phone.



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    05-11-2013 09:02 AM
  5. tohio's Avatar
    While I'm on the subject: another thing to consider is the battery issue. If you are a power user (old computer software term) the issue of extended battery life might be important. I'm not talking about the average user who is happy with an all day battery charge. I'm talking about the potential HTC One or GS 4 buyer who would consider a case with a battery included (HTC One) or additional batteries and a stand alone charger (S4). I just purchased two S4 batteries and a stand alone charger for $20. A case with battery for the HTC One can cost up to $99.. Just something to consider if longer than normal battery life is important to you.
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    05-11-2013 09:04 AM
  6. return_0's Avatar
    If htc ... added a micro SD slot (or give a 128gb option at a reasonable price) ... they would have had the perfect PHONE.
    It's a freaking PHONE. Not a computer. How much storage do you need? Or, rather, how much will you be using when not connected to data? Because a lot can be stored in the cloud...

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    05-11-2013 09:13 AM
  7. The Hustleman's Avatar
    It's a freaking PHONE. Not a computer. How much storage do you need? Or, rather, how much will you be using when not connected to data? Because a lot can be stored in the cloud...

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    I've already broken down why cloud storage will NEVER replace local storage so this is a moot point.

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    05-11-2013 09:28 AM
  8. roberts68's Avatar
    I heard the recent update to the S4 fixed the lag problem.

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    It's true

    Sent from my amazing Samsung Galaxy S4... there is none better!
    05-11-2013 09:31 AM
  9. badbrad17's Avatar
    While I'm on the subject: another thing to consider is the battery issue. If you are a power user (old computer software term) the issue of extended battery life might be important. I'm not talking about the average user who is happy with an all day battery charge. I'm talking about the potential HTC One or GS 4 buyer who would consider a case with a battery included (HTC One) or additional batteries and a stand alone charger (S4). I just purchased two S4 batteries and a stand alone charger for $20. A case with battery for the HTC One can cost up to $99.. Just something to consider if longer than normal battery life is important to you.
    I just have an Anker 5600mAh portable battery charger for when I have no power options which is so rare. Typically when I'm on a plane. It's super small. The removable batteries still need to be carried around so I think the removable option has very little benefit. Especially considering that both the S4 and the One have respectable batteries. We have come a long way since the SGS2 and Galaxy Nexus.

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    05-11-2013 09:39 AM
  10. badbrad17's Avatar
    It's a freaking PHONE. Not a computer. How much storage do you need? Or, rather, how much will you be using when not connected to data? Because a lot can be stored in the cloud...

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    Ya my Nexus 4 is only 16gb and I still have 5gb of space. I can't imagine ever needing more than 32gb even with my entire music collection and movies loaded. I guess Hustleman has deeper needs for storage so the SD card is good. I know many people like it for backing things up after rooting etc.

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    05-11-2013 09:43 AM
  11. jokout1's Avatar
    Interesting thought on the repairability of both phones...makes me question HTCs willingness/ability to fix/replace phones if a major issue would arise! Now I'm not about to say they will have problems BUT, we are already hearing whispers of signal quality issues, who knows?
    Yes, I own an S4, but Samsung's willingness to swap my original GS3 out for a new one due to the call drop issue, actually made me trust them MORE! Learned long ago, everyone makes mistakes, it's how you deal with those mistakes that defines you! Samsung admitted the problem and made it right!
    I'm not as sure HTC would be willing to do the same with this device build and the financial position they are in!!! Past personal history with them did nothing to foster trust either!

    Side note; If this signal issue does prove to be a real problem, and yes I have seen it in person, I'm not so sure it would be fixable! Seems to make sence to me that it is more of a product of the pretty aluminum construction then something internal...somewhat akin to the Iphone 4 or the Asus Transformer Prime tablet

    Cheers
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    05-11-2013 09:50 AM
  12. badbrad17's Avatar
    Check out this new phone from Oppo. Looks like it covers everything you could ask for. I highly respect this guy's opinion.

    Love that they do updates biweekly based on user feedback.

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    05-11-2013 10:56 AM
  13. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    If htc took some of Samsung's features, added a micro SD slot (or give a 128gb option at a reasonable price) , made the battery replaceable, clocked the CPU how Samsung did, used the faster RAM, they would have had the perfect PHONE.

    PERFECT.

    Maybe a third party manufacturer will learn from both phone makers and outdo them both.

    It would be hilarious is if Pantech, Huawei, or LG, Sony, or any other second rate phone maker did it and perfected the phone.



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    I would hardly call Sony second rate, after reading AC's review of the latest Xperia phone.

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    05-11-2013 11:16 AM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    Check out this new phone from Oppo. Looks like it covers everything you could ask for. I highly respect this guy's opinion.

    Love that they do updates biweekly based on user feedback.

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    I'm quite impressed. I wish something like that would show up here in the US and would be able to get biweekly updates on a major carrier.

    With updates or features done by user request, I would toss my week old S4 out quite quickly.

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    05-11-2013 11:40 AM
  15. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I would hardly call Sony second rate, after reading AC's review of the latest Xperia phone.

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    I wouldn't call them top tier either though.
    I've only seen one person ever with a Sony phone

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    05-11-2013 12:25 PM
  16. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I wouldn't call them top tier either though.
    I've only seen one person ever with a Sony phone

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    Not top tier in popularity, it's merely the same situation HTC is in. They make good phones, they just don't market them nearly as well as they should.

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    05-11-2013 12:39 PM
  17. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Not top tier in popularity, it's merely the same situation HTC is in. They make good phones, they just don't market them nearly as well as they should.

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    Htc is looked at as a higher quality phone maker than Sony though.

    A lot of people don't even know Sony makes phones.

    I don't recall seeing any on sprint, t mobile, or Verizon (recently)


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    05-11-2013 12:57 PM
  18. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I'm quite impressed. I wish something like that would show up here in the US and would be able to get biweekly updates on a major carrier.

    With updates or features done by user request, I would toss my week old S4 out quite quickly.

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    Nice phone, nice price but no LTE equal no sale 4 me.
    05-11-2013 12:58 PM
  19. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Htc is looked at as a higher quality phone maker than Sony though.


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    That's just blindness, especially if they haven't even tried it.

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    05-11-2013 01:48 PM
  20. The Hustleman's Avatar
    That's just blindness, especially if they haven't even tried it.

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    Kinda hard to try something you can't find anywhere

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    05-11-2013 02:21 PM
  21. tohio's Avatar
    I just have an Anker 5600mAh portable battery charger for when I have no power options which is so rare. Typically when I'm on a plane. It's super small. The removable batteries still need to be carried around so I think the removable option has very little benefit. Especially considering that both the S4 and the One have respectable batteries. We have come a long way since the SGS2 and Galaxy Nexus.

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    Um, you do have to carry around the battery charger don't you? Looking at it on the web it seems like 4 or more S4 batteries could fit in the space taken up by the charger. I really don't understand your comment about having to carry around spare batteries negating the benefit of having a removable option. Your portable charger is bigger than several batteries. Could you elaborate?
    05-11-2013 02:44 PM
  22. return_0's Avatar
    Um, you do have to carry around the battery charger don't you? Looking at it on the web it seems like 4 or more S4 batteries could fit in the space taken up by the charger. I really don't understand your comment about having to carry around spare batteries negating the benefit of having a removable option. Your portable charger is bigger than several batteries. Could you elaborate?
    The portable charger also holds the capacity of several batteries.

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    05-11-2013 02:53 PM
  23. The Hustleman's Avatar
    The portable charger also holds the capacity of several batteries.

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    But you still have to charge the phone.

    You charge the battery pack then charge the phone with it, that's twice the charging time.

    Why not charge a battery ONCE and pop into the phone and your phone is automatically 100% charged.

    They double charging isn't cool

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    05-11-2013 03:03 PM
  24. tohio's Avatar
    The portable charger also holds the capacity of several batteries.

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    Another thing that is a plus for a removable battery is that I can put in an extend life battery. No need for a portable charger or spare batteries in most situations.
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    05-11-2013 03:14 PM
  25. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Kinda hard to try something you can't find anywhere

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    They probably didn't even try to look.

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    05-11-2013 03:24 PM
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