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  1. metle_geek's Avatar
    There are those that would actually say the HTC One or S4 has better build quality than the iPhone 4. Now, I have an S4, and I love it but there's no way in h*** either of the latter phones are built better than the iPhone 4. Now the iPhone 5? I just can't get over how fragile that phone feels. It'll scratch if you fart too close to it.

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
    Lmfao!!!! Scratching gas!!!

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    09-13-2013 09:58 PM
  2. pappy53's Avatar
    It'll scratch if you fart too close to it.
    What do you eat to make you have farts that will scratch anything?
    09-13-2013 09:59 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Lmfao!!!! Scratching gas!!!

    Sent from my HTC One X+ using AC Forums mobile app
    Hey, you can laugh, but I've read reports.....

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
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    09-13-2013 10:00 PM
  4. STARGATE's Avatar
    Sounds like they need to take better care of their phones. iPhones just don't normally break with that kind of regularity.
    Lol!
    Here we go again! :rolleyes:
    Yes! (iphones break) They do! :banghead:
    Ask my nieces.
    I wonder if you're an isheep lurking in the android forums...:what:


    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    09-13-2013 11:43 PM
  5. delta7's Avatar
    And neither do Android phones...
    I"m no android expert but I did have two evo's on sprint and the orginal evo had charging port issues, basically the port got loose and the phone didn't charge, this is a known defect and sprint didn't want to fix it but I had to scream and shout to get it down.

    I have a iphone 5, it's a boring phone compared to the android world but anyone who says iphones are built like crap and really full of it.

    The 5 is pretty bulletproof, the only thing I've seen so far is a couple shattered screens.

    They went with the aluminum back after the 4/4s fail of glass shattering the back of the phone after a drop.

    I have no dog in this fight but some of you hate apple so much you can't think straight at all.

    The iphone is a well built phone with little to no issues. Mines is launch day and still going strong.
    09-14-2013 12:51 AM
  6. delta7's Avatar
    The galaxy nexus is a plastic pos with low volume, terrible battery life and a crappy camera. What you're paying for is stock android and to be able to say "I have a stock nexus device"

    I don't get this, people criticize apple's method of updates and say people buy the same things over again with little improvments but since the iphone 4 what did you get?

    Good battery life
    good camera that got better each year
    good battery life (4 and 4s is better than the 5 in that department)

    So you paid money to test software because the rest of the phone was crap.

    I actually have great respect for people who have the s4, it's pretty close to the iphone all across the board, good battery, camera and pretty fast.

    But NEXUS... that's a pretty bad example.

    Market to nerds and give them crap in every other area but they buy since it's a "Nexus"

    Don't criticize apple when google does the same thing "NEXUS"

    Nexus 4 is cheap but I'll take a iphone over it any day of the week.

    I'll take a s4 over a iphone though.
    09-14-2013 12:57 AM
  7. return_0's Avatar
    The galaxy nexus is a plastic pos with low volume, terrible battery life and a crappy camera. What you're paying for is stock android and to be able to say "I have a stock nexus device"

    I don't get this, people criticize apple's method of updates and say people buy the same things over again with little improvments but since the iphone 4 what did you get?

    Good battery life
    good camera that got better each year
    good battery life (4 and 4s is better than the 5 in that department)

    So you paid money to test software because the rest of the phone was crap.

    I actually have great respect for people who have the s4, it's pretty close to the iphone all across the board, good battery, camera and pretty fast.

    But NEXUS... that's a pretty bad example.

    Market to nerds and give them crap in every other area but they buy since it's a "Nexus"

    Don't criticize apple when google does the same thing "NEXUS"

    Nexus 4 is cheap but I'll take a iphone over it any day of the week.

    I'll take a s4 over a iphone though.
    You realize that the Galaxy Nexus is two years old, right?

    The N4 has hardware that beats the iPhone and nearly matches the GS4, build feel that beats the GS4, software that bests both the iPhone and the GS4, and all at a price that annihilates the iPhone and GS4.

    So... your point?
    09-14-2013 01:03 AM
  8. return_0's Avatar
    I"m no android expert but I did have two evo's on sprint and the orginal evo had charging port issues, basically the port got loose and the phone didn't charge, this is a known defect and sprint didn't want to fix it but I had to scream and shout to get it down.

    I have a iphone 5, it's a boring phone compared to the android world but anyone who says iphones are built like crap and really full of it.

    The 5 is pretty bulletproof, the only thing I've seen so far is a couple shattered screens.

    They went with the aluminum back after the 4/4s fail of glass shattering the back of the phone after a drop.

    I have no dog in this fight but some of you hate apple so much you can't think straight at all.

    The iphone is a well built phone with little to no issues. Mines is launch day and still going strong.
    I'm pretty sure that your personal experience with a small handful of phones does not accurately relate to real-world numbers.

    Honestly, it's silly to argue over which phones have less problems; no one has the actual statistics so all we can do is just throw anecdotal evidence at each other.
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    09-14-2013 01:08 AM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Honestly, it's silly to argue over which phones have less problems; no one has the actual statistics so all we can do is just throw anecdotal evidence at each other.
    But... ! oh...
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    09-14-2013 01:15 AM
  10. delta7's Avatar
    You realize that the Galaxy Nexus is two years old, right?

    The N4 has hardware that beats the iPhone and nearly matches the GS4, build feel that beats the GS4, software that bests both the iPhone and the GS4, and all at a price that annihilates the iPhone and GS4.

    So... your point?
    That the nexus is a developers device that's not even considered a smartphone to many, poor camera and a crap battery.

    Point stands that people rag on the iphone for being non-inovattive but forget the basics of what a smartphone should do.

    Nexus cameras are crap, battery is crap...

    Six months a newer, better device with a better processor comes out and you switch.

    To me, Nexus is trash period.

    It's a nerd device for a niche few.
    09-14-2013 01:17 AM
  11. delta7's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that your personal experience with a small handful of phones does not accurately relate to real-world numbers.

    Honestly, it's silly to argue over which phones have less problems; no one has the actual statistics so all we can do is just throw anecdotal evidence at each other.
    09-14-2013 01:18 AM
  12. return_0's Avatar
    That the nexus is a developers device that's not even considered a smartphone to many, poor camera and a crap battery.

    Point stands that people rag on the iphone for being non-inovattive but forget the basics of what a smartphone should do.

    Nexus cameras are crap, battery is crap...

    Six months a newer, better device with a better processor comes out and you switch.

    To me, Nexus is trash period.

    It's a nerd device for a niche few.
    Seems like blind hate to me. The Nexus 4 actually has good battery life (5-6 hours screen time) and a decent camera. The N5 will have a greatly improved camera and hopefully some software optimizations for battery life like the Moto X has.

    It's nice to keep an open mind
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    09-14-2013 01:29 AM
  13. return_0's Avatar
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    09-14-2013 01:31 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    That the nexus is a developers device that's not even considered a smartphone to many, poor camera and a crap battery.

    Point stands that people rag on the iphone for being non-inovattive but forget the basics of what a smartphone should do.

    Nexus cameras are crap, battery is crap...

    Six months a newer, better device with a better processor comes out and you switch.

    To me, Nexus is trash period.

    It's a nerd device for a niche few.
    Everything is beaten rather soundly within six months or so except nexus and iOS devices, that's the nature of the business for now. Except that didn't happen to any of the nexus devices in terms of performance. Early 2013 was a conversation about the HTC One vs the Nexus 4.

    Nexus and iOS have 5/5 of the top tablets available today and the nexus 4 is the only 2012 device still making many people's top 5 lists.

    I'd have to disagree on them not being smart phones, although I completely agree that the camera on the n4 is nowhere near as good as the iPhone 5. Despite the camera, the nexus line is still by far the best value per dollar available and its taken 10 months for anything to come out to beat its speed and fluidity. And even the camera wasn't bad, it just wasn't best. You can still get great photos easily, just not iOS quality because that's a different focus area.

    "Nexus = junk" is a tough sell in a place with a technology literate audience.

    XT1060. Through spacetime.
    09-14-2013 01:33 AM
  15. badbrad17's Avatar
    That the nexus is a developers device that's not even considered a smartphone to many, poor camera and a crap battery.

    Point stands that people rag on the iphone for being non-inovattive but forget the basics of what a smartphone should do.

    Nexus cameras are crap, battery is crap...

    Six months a newer, better device with a better processor comes out and you switch.

    To me, Nexus is trash period.

    It's a nerd device for a niche few.
    ?? Seriously you have not used a Nexus 4 correct? I continuously get 4+ hours screen time. Both my kids have iPhone 5's and their phones are always dead. They get no where near what I get. The camera is better on an iPhone but I get some great pics with my Nexus 4.

    Not sure why you are hating on a great device that is blazing fast for... Oh ya $250 off contract.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    09-14-2013 01:45 AM
  16. Fairclough's Avatar
    Saying a nexus is bad is like walking in church with porn. Just does not happen. I would go on a rant but the guys above are spot on.
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    09-14-2013 06:54 AM
  17. garublador's Avatar
    I am comparing iPhone to Android, and unfortunately the cheap junk is part of Android. And I did state that the cheap stuff was hurting Android.
    You realize you're trying to compare the "build quality" of open source software to specific hardware, right?

    Build quality can't be a problem with Android because it's open source software. What you're talking about this only applies to OEM's and should probably be talked about on a device by device basis.


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    09-14-2013 08:09 AM
  18. pappy53's Avatar
    You realize you're trying to compare the "build quality" of open source software to specific hardware, right?

    Build quality can't be a problem with Android because it's open source software. What you're talking about this only applies to OEM's and should probably be talked about on a device by device basis.


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    So, you can't figure out that I am talking about Android phones, not the software? Sheesh! Everyone knows that a ton of cheap junk Android phones have been put on the market, and even some not-so-cheap ones. But they have dramatically improved. That cheap junk has contributed quite a bit to their dominating worldwide market share, although they don't dominate as much in the U.S., and are losing share in the U.S..
    09-14-2013 08:21 AM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    Ok 53, you're on timeout!

    Go to your Pappy Apple and play with your iPhone toys!

    Anyway, you seem to hate all or most of all related to Android. This is an Android forum not an iPhone's forum...c'mon, run along.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    09-14-2013 08:51 AM
  20. pappy53's Avatar
    Ok 53, you're on timeout!

    Go to your Pappy Apple and play with your iPhone toys!

    Anyway, you seem to hate all or most of all related to Android. This is an Android forum not an iPhone's forum...c'mon, run along.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Aw, aren't you being cute with your little remarks! I am not against Android, as I have had many, and will have more. If you read my earlier post, you will see this: " The top-tier Androids are much better now, and I am strongly considering a Moto X, as I returned my iPhone 5 today." So, Does that sound like I hate Android?
    But facts are facts, and a LOT of cheap Android junk phones have been put on the market. Maybe you haven't been around long enough to know this, I don't know. But either way, there is no denying it. And kudos to Apple for never putting junk out there.
    09-14-2013 09:03 AM
  21. tarnak's Avatar
    Aw, aren't you being cute with your little remarks! I am not against Android, as I have had many, and will have more. If you read my earlier post, you will see this: " The top-tier Androids are much better now, and I am strongly considering a Moto X, as I returned my iPhone 5 today." So, Does that sound like I hate Android?
    But facts are facts, and a LOT of cheap Android junk phones have been put on the market. Maybe you haven't been around long enough to know this, I don't know. But either way, there is no denying it. And kudos to Apple for never putting junk out there.
    That's because they make only one phone. They don't allow other OEM's to design hardware to utilize their operating system like Google does with Android. If they did, maybe we would have a more innovative design with more options, rather then just a boring phone. That's what makes the Android system impressive, there is a phone that will work for everyone, from basic to high end. Apple have one design, designed and built by Apple (through Foxcom) under Apples full control, that's why the build quality of the one and only phone is rather good. For me, I have a GS4 for personal use and an IP5 for work, I use the GS4 more as it dues what I need, the IP5, besides work email, is used for Itunes. I feel the camera is better on the GS4, the IP5 feels much more fragile then my GS4, when they issued the IP5 at work, we all were asking for cases to put them in (I use the Lifeforce case). Don't forget, perception of quality is based on personal use. When I got the GS4, people were all over the forums about lag, never had any issues with that, but I have lag all the time on the IP5. I have never had any of the hardware issues reported on phones going way back to the OG device. When you have more then one OEM producing Android phones, quality will very.
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    09-14-2013 09:50 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    iPhones are only boring to Android and Windows Phone (is Windows Phone worth mentioning? ...didn't think so, but hey). Everyone doesn't want what android has to offer. Why should they? Some enjoy a simple experience that just works as expected, time and time again. Why not? We have both platforms. Yea. Why do folks here still try to place one above the other? What is it you hope to gain?

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    09-14-2013 10:05 AM
  23. DroidArmy's Avatar
    iPhones are only boring to Android and Windows Phone (is Windows Phone worth mentioning? ...didn't think so, but hey). Everyone doesn't want what android has to offer. Why should they? Some enjoy a simple experience that just works as expected, time and time again. Why not? We have both platforms. Yea. Why do folks here still try to place one above the other? What is it you hope to gain?

    The Order Odonata. There can be only one.
    This is just human nature. We try to prove our choice is better. That we made the better decision. Everybody has their own opinion about each platform, but I tend to find the one they like the most they're on. For an example, the person may hate windows phone and love ios. Anybody who gets a Windows phone will be talked down to by them saying it's not as good a choice. We defend what we like the most and bash anything else
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    09-14-2013 10:55 AM
  24. Teddy Jenkins's Avatar
    A 64 bit processor in a device that small isn't amazing? I'm not entirely wowed by the 5s and will keep on using my s4 but people are downplaying the heck out of the processor because it's apple.

    Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S4
    I will agree, having a 64 bit processor is pretty amazing. And it being the first of its kind is just like Apple. Look how they did with the very first ipod and iPhone

    my shiney new S4
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    09-14-2013 11:18 AM
  25. return_0's Avatar
    And it being the first of its kind is just like Apple.
    What do you mean? Apple has not been not first with most things...
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    09-14-2013 11:31 AM
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