View Poll Results: What to phone to get?

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  • wait until the iPhone 5S is announced

    17 27.87%
  • get the Galaxy S4 now!

    44 72.13%
05-29-2013 12:05 AM
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  1. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm confused as to why it's only one of those two, but I'll take it for granted that there is a reason... being an Android fan I'd normally recommend Android, but you seem drawn the other direction. If the concern is whether or not it'll be a good device, I think we all agree that iPhones are pretty reliable and simple to use devices and many are excited for the new version of iOS coming out this year. The S4 is easily one of the top 5 devices on Android this summer and it's a known quantity. If you're comfortable waiting and the only real motivator to act now is the amount of money you may make above and beyond the 4s sale price 4 months from now, I'd say wait.

    You listed some specs and features, but those don't matter when comparing Android to Apple. What matters is what you want your phone to do and how you want to use it personally, not what we think about the "new features" they are rumored to come out with.

    My recommendation is to hold off, see the announcement, whatever it is in two weeks and make a judgement based on the information available about iOS 7 at that point and, if it's disappointing, pull the trigger now on the S4... but if it's exciting for you, what's another 3 months and $25-$75 different on the price for something that's going to make you happy?
    apollooff320 likes this.
    05-25-2013 06:20 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Also the android operating system is laggy not sure if it's touch wiz or what but for a quad core cpu to me it don't feel like it. The gs4 will hold me off till a bigger screen iPhone gets released I'm guessing iPhone 6 next year
    Lag can most likely be a result of TouchWiz being the culprit. You can try downloading a different launcher, like Nova or ADW from Play. They are free and often use less resources than TouchWiz.
    05-25-2013 09:17 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Rumor has it that the next iPhone 5S will come with new features such as:
    - NFC and fingerprint reader
    - sapphire crystal touch home button
    - 12MP camera with dual-flash, 1080p 60FPS front-facing camera
    - quad-core A7 chip
    - 1600mAh battery
    - 32/64/128GB storage
    - multiple colors

    The phone most likely won't be released until August though..... I am using an iPhone 4S at the moment, it's still working fine... but I can sell this phone for around $350 and use the proceed to get a better phone. I don't really care for Touchwiz, but a bigger screen seems like a big plus.
    TouchWiz can easily be bypassed by downloading a different launcher, like Nova or ADW. The are free on Play, offer more customizing, and often reduce lag greatly. TouchWiz can be a resource hog.
    kozlosap likes this.
    05-25-2013 09:20 AM
  4. yankeesusa's Avatar
    I would wait. My wife is still not eligible for upgrade so I got her a used s3 to replace her iPhone 4 8gb. Was going to get her the iPhone 4s but I'm going to wait. Only thing is now she likes android better than her iPhone. But in the end I like her to have the iPhone due to the easy backup options. I stick with android due to all the rooting I do. I guess we'll see what she decides. But if the 5s does have nfc and fingerprint scanner I think I'll be getting that for her. She loves Google wallet.

    Sent from the Great Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2
    05-25-2013 09:25 AM
  5. tr-1's Avatar
    Vine is a video app owned Twitter that has taken off like wildfire. It has been in the top of the free app charts for the App store.
    Mailbox on IOS only. Has been out for a couple months just bought by Dropbox for 100million.
    CamMe an app similar to snapchat, IOS only.
    Save the mom, came out for IOS first will be out for Android soon.
    There is also a lot of medical technology and attachments that are only for IOS not on Android.

    I understand you may not have heard about these apps, but it doesn't invalidate my point. Startups are looking for money, the money from investors and potential buyers are looking more how well you are doing in the IOS market. Or they basically will tell you, make it for the iPhone first. Here is 300K for your team, you do what I say when it comes to choosing the market.

    Right now it just how it is. It has to do with all the attention IOS still attracts. Things are evening out but right now as of today, App store is favored by investors looking for the next big thing. This is more behind the scenes though, the stuff you never hear about. How you get thrown money for IOS and then Android is viewed as the step child market to step into.

    Funny story I can tell you. One company that I have personal dealt with, made their remote viewing software first for the ios market.

    Then Blackberry...
    Then Android..

    What the hell would anybody make software for Blackberry ahead of Android?

    Because the CEO had a blackberry phone and he wasn't switching.
    I was being a little sarcastic when I said if I don't know an app then it's not popular.
    I guess I just don't find all these new comers important enough to go with one phone over the other. Vast majority of people got what they want/need for every day life on both Android and iOS. If one must always download the newest app then I guess iOS is what you gotta go with.
    05-25-2013 09:27 AM
  6. Newtoandroid99's Avatar
    Apple is going to release the iphone 5s and it for the most part will be the same exact phone as the i5. Sure it will have better insides but it will look exactly like the I5. Sure it may have a finger print scanner button...Gasp....so what. Do you really need that? Does it server any purpose besides security? Frankly I see that feature as being one that I could care less as it's a gimmick. If that is really apples biggest accomplishment than I think it's time to set sail for another phone. If you keep waiting for the next big thing you will always be waiting because there will always be another amazing phone that's coming soon.
    return_0 and tr-1 like this.
    05-25-2013 09:31 AM
  7. nj1266's Avatar
    Sure it may have a finger print scanner button...Gasp....so what. Do you really need that? Does it server any purpose besides security? Frankly I see that feature as being one that I could care less as it's a gimmick.
    I do not think it is a gimmick at all. It is so much easier to unlock your phone via a finger print scanner than by always punching a bunch of numbers or drawing lines on the lock screen.

    I have removed my security lock on my phone because I find it so annoying to punch the numbers everytime the screen turns off.



    Sent from my iPhone 7
    05-25-2013 11:00 AM
  8. Newtoandroid99's Avatar
    Than it might be for you then, it could be very useful indeed if you always use a phone lock. But that would mean no one can use your phone which may get annoying. For instance my wife and I use each others phones for whatever reason with this I would have to unlock it every time. As it is now we could tell each other the pass code and allow use. What happens when the button breaks...or what if it just doesn't work every time.

    Regardless though, it will sell well I'm sure. You just have to ask yourself if this one feature out weighs a bigger screen and the other options the SG4 offer because I don't see the iphone as being much different aside from this feature.

    I do not think it is a gimmick at all. It is so much easier to unlock your phone via a finger print scanner than by always punching a bunch of numbers or drawing lines on the lock screen.

    I have removed my security lock on my phone because I find it so annoying to punch the numbers everytime the screen turns off.



    Sent from my iPhone 7
    05-25-2013 11:28 AM
  9. tuffy100's Avatar
    I just switched to the Note 2 from an iPhone 5 and haven't looked back. I'd say go for the S4.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    kozlosap likes this.
    05-25-2013 11:30 AM
  10. kozlosap's Avatar
    I switched from my iPhone 4S a month ago to the Galaxy S4 and I'm more than thrilled! I used iPhones for 4.5 years, but when they didn't make the screen larger, I decided to jump from iOS to android. I still love my iPad HD and MacBook, but as far as mobile phones go, this new Galaxy is phenomenal. The camera is better than my stand alone Canon. I miss FaceTime and iChat, but the new Google Hangouts have solved that problem! I just asked my entire set of friends and family to download Hangouts and they actually did it. I'm not sure if the next iphone update will have a bigger screen or if that will come with the iPhone 6 next year. Give the S4 a try - if you don't like it after a week or so, take it back. Good luck......
    05-25-2013 12:13 PM
  11. troutspinner's Avatar
    I was in the same boat trying to decide to wait or not for the 5s to have similar specs to what the S4 already offered but then I seen the screen of the S4. I know apple is not going to change their screen so the S4 was a no-brainer.

    troutspinner
    05-25-2013 12:29 PM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    I can offer a subjective view point since I have owned the iP4, 4S and bought the iP5 on day 1, sold it in a month, then bought it again a couple of months ago (work related) but just found I could NO LONGER tolerate a 4" screen no matter what the OS. Now that aside there are pro's and con's to getting iOS vs Android. Yes you get the updates immediately from one iteration to another without carrier involvement on iOS, BUT, you are locked into their candy coated world where you can only do what Apple wants.

    Android makes more options available to you and honestly if the GS4 is not to your liking a couple of months after the iP5S comes along with be the GN3 or some other super hot phone like a Nexus 5. The biggest indisputable fact is that Android is so open and fluid you can literally waste your days away waiting for the perfect device because there is literally another great device right around the corner, where with iOS you get 1 iteration a year and its a warmed over version of last year or some shiny ooh ahh gee wiz feature you will find boring a month or two later.

    You can do more, see more and enjoy life more with your "Life Companion".
    05-25-2013 03:06 PM
  13. bembol's Avatar
    I wonder how the poll results will be in iPhone/Mac forum. LOL

    Like I said, personally it will all come down to iOS 7.

    OP, try it you do have 14 days to return it. If S4 doesn't work try the hTc One. I have both and prefer it over the S4.
    05-25-2013 03:21 PM
  14. anon5664829's Avatar
    What the use of a phone with high build quality that doesn't do many functions and lacks a lot of innovation. People are changing, today's customer is smart he makes choices after a long analysis. Ppl r dumping iPhones for android, especially the technology leader Samsung.
    IPhone is really for oldies who just want to do limited things and want it plain and simple.
    Why ya think GS3 became a "phone of the year" in mobile congress and CNET special.
    Samsung is being innovative and well they are getting paid off.
    With functions like the air gestures, smart scroll, smart pause etc. Samsung is killing competition. Had Apple come up with functions like these it would have charged almost double price. The company just sold 10m handsets in just 25 days. Figures speak results.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    Excuse me? iPhones are for "oldies"? Stop generalising. The iPhone is not limiting because it has features and does the features well. All those "innovations" are for, the most part gimmicks.
    05-25-2013 03:21 PM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    Lol, more likely a minor speed bump, more megapixels, a "revolutionary" photosphere ripoff panorama function and maybe NFC. Remember, it's an S upgrade, not a whole new model... unless Apple changes their ways :-)
    They might. Tim Cook is willing to listen to the public more ala iPad mini.
    This new Apple could be the one that listens to customers.
    05-25-2013 03:35 PM
  16. donm527#IM's Avatar
    August is when the phone would probably be selling... but the 5s should be announced at WWDC on June 10th. Not that long and imo worth the wait.

    You can't go by rumors that's for sure. August really isn't that far away, if I was you and was considering a iPhone I would want and see what they came out with before you decide. What is $100 deference between selling you phone now and waiting of you end up not happy.

    Tapatalk mofo
    05-25-2013 03:38 PM
  17. donm527#IM's Avatar
    It's called having a good product for people to choose... there are no subliminal messages in their presentations or ads... the darn things just work like they are suppose to... imo.

    If you wait til August, you will end up in Apple's marketing trap. They'll get you into getting the iPhone for sure. The power of marketing...
    05-25-2013 03:40 PM
  18. donm527#IM's Avatar
    I came from a 4s...after the 1st and the 3gs... and the main reason i moved to the Nexus 4 (and the most imortant reason for me at the time)... screen size after being dissappointed in their idea of larger screen. I love the Nexus and pure Jelly Bean so no big deal... but my 4s contract finished this month and I will probably get another phone and it will probably be android. BUT... if iphone came out with a proper 4.3-4.7"+ screen in the 5s... AND the rumors are true about the new camera and IOS7... I could see myself going back to IOS.

    I mean the current S4 camera is considered as good or better than the 5 camera... if iphone comes out with a better camera than the 5... then its basically a given it betters the s4 camera... and this time around camera quality is my main want after getting the screen size i wanted with the Nexus. Chances are they wont come out with a bigger screen this year so i'll probably renew with an android... before you know it, the next nexus will be announced.

    Op I came from an iPhone 5 mainly for the bigger screen I don't use any of the touch wiz stuff. I kinda miss the iPhone because the app store Is so much better then Google play and iMessage was great to send hd video to other ios users, lock screen notifications, keyboard is better and easier to use on iPhone but I do like using Swype. Also the android operating system is laggy not sure if it's touch wiz or what but for a quad core cpu to me it don't feel like it. The gs4 will hold me off till a bigger screen iPhone gets released I'm guessing iPhone 6 next year
    05-25-2013 03:48 PM
  19. donm527#IM's Avatar
    i'm guessing they mention the sapphire home button so that the button will be more translucent or clear than current to house the fingerprint reader underneath it and it will be stronger than using a clear plastic button. hey when apple makes a phone... they build them better than anyone with quality parts... imo.

    -Fingerprint reader is something that i believe is plausible for future smartphones, and why not, the iPhone being the first one using one of them...
    -sapphire crystal touch home button....i actually see no pro in using this material just for the home button... i mean, i haven't ever heard of someone physically breaking a home button just by simple use.... i know it sometimes stops working, like with any other brand, but that's up to the electronics and switch used behind the button.... it would be nice for them to use sapphire on, let's say, the whole back of the phone, or use it as the actual screen, but that would fire the price of any phone up to the sky!!! and i'm not actually sure of the actual resistance compared with the Gorilla Glass 3... haven't seen any comparison with both of them, but i think sapphire would be harder, stiffer, and smoother tho...
    05-25-2013 03:53 PM
  20. donm527#IM's Avatar
    they can start integrating it in mobile payment options maybe for higher security? it'll be more than just unlocking a phone for sure and then you know all the other platforms will jump on it afterwards.

    Than it might be for you then, it could be very useful indeed if you always use a phone lock. But that would mean no one can use your phone which may get annoying. For instance my wife and I use each others phones for whatever reason with this I would have to unlock it every time. As it is now we could tell each other the pass code and allow use. What happens when the button breaks...or what if it just doesn't work every time.

    Regardless though, it will sell well I'm sure. You just have to ask yourself if this one feature out weighs a bigger screen and the other options the SG4 offer because I don't see the iphone as being much different aside from this feature.
    05-25-2013 03:57 PM
  21. Farish's Avatar
    I do not think it is a gimmick at all. It is so much easier to unlock your phone via a finger print scanner than by always punching a bunch of numbers or drawing lines on the lock screen.

    I have removed my security lock on my phone because I find it so annoying to punch the numbers everytime the screen turns off.



    Sent from my iPhone 7
    Only concern I have about this, will this encourage thieves to cut off your finger. Yes I am being serious.
    05-25-2013 03:59 PM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    That video says "iPhone 6", not 5s. My bet would be on a slightly tweaked phone this summer, and those major changes next year, if ever.

    But I'm just guessing. No one here knows what Apple will do. If you don't need a new phone right now, wait until Apple introduces their next phone and then decide. It's only a few months; it's not like world peace is waiting on your choice of a new phone.
    05-25-2013 05:02 PM
  23. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I have removed my security lock on my phone because I find it so annoying to punch the numbers everytime the screen turns off.
    Not sure what phone you have, but on my Samsung I can set a delay for the pin lock. So for the first 15 minutes (approximately) after I turn the screen off, I just need to turn it back on. After that time I have to enter the code. It takes me all of 2 or 3 seconds to type the code, so it's hardly onerous.
    05-25-2013 05:14 PM
  24. anon5664829's Avatar
    August is when the phone would probably be selling... but the 5s should be announced at WWDC on June 10th. Not that long and imo worth the wait.
    No its announced october and released in october or november.
    05-25-2013 06:21 PM
  25. anon5664829's Avatar
    Not sure what phone you have, but on my Samsung I can set a delay for the pin lock. So for the first 15 minutes (approximately) after I turn the screen off, I just need to turn it back on. After that time I have to enter the code. It takes me all of 2 or 3 seconds to type the code, so it's hardly onerous.
    The iPhone also has a time limit but yeah it's not a big deal.
    05-25-2013 06:27 PM
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