11-04-2013 05:04 AM
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  1. mattkruse's Avatar
    I don't see any reason why the default out-of-the-box Android experience couldn't be as good or better than the iPhone. The vast majority of people won't root, or use custom ROMs, or maybe even add widgets. The power and flexibility of Android would be even BETTER if it's default implementation was awesome. Haven't people learned from Apple?!

    A female friend of mine got the S4 a week before me, and I talked to her yesterday and looked at her phone. She hadn't customized anything, other than install a few apps. She didn't even know widgets existed!

    I haven't heard an official release date on the HTC One for Verizon yet. I have 5 days to return my S4, so that's not going to work. And I'm not going to buy it full price! So I don't think it's going to be an option, unfortunately.
    06-04-2013 05:38 PM
  2. Averix's Avatar
    I don't see any reason why the default out-of-the-box Android experience couldn't be as good or better than the iPhone. The vast majority of people won't root, or use custom ROMs, or maybe even add widgets. The power and flexibility of Android would be even BETTER if it's default implementation was awesome. Haven't people learned from Apple?!

    A female friend of mine got the S4 a week before me, and I talked to her yesterday and looked at her phone. She hadn't customized anything, other than install a few apps. She didn't even know widgets existed!

    I haven't heard an official release date on the HTC One for Verizon yet. I have 5 days to return my S4, so that's not going to work. And I'm not going to buy it full price! So I don't think it's going to be an option, unfortunately.
    Some would argue the out of box experience for Android is better than an iPhone. I have the opposite story of yours. My mother went from an Android device to a new iPhone 5. She couldn't understand why it wasn't displaying weather updates on the home screen and why there wasn't a screen full of contact icons she could just tap to text or call or why she wasn't getting news stories on one of the screens. It made no sense to her that she had to go into every icon to do something the Android did without any effort on her part. She's borrowing my old S3 right now and loves it. I did a few tweaks for her on the stock Samsung-ified Android, like adding a calendar widget, and she loves it. She's taking the iPhone back tomorrow to get a refund and keep her contract extension for a newer phone later.

    I'm afraid a lot of your statements are just opinions. We all have them and we're all entitled to them. If you really don't like the S4, I'd suggest taking it back before your return period is up and wait for the next iPhone.
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    06-04-2013 05:55 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    I haven't heard an official release date on the HTC One for Verizon yet. I have 5 days to return my S4, so that's not going to work. And I'm not going to buy it full price! So I don't think it's going to be an option, unfortunately
    You can return the S4 and wait to upgrade until something better comes out, like the One, the next iPhone, the Moto X, etc.
    06-04-2013 06:03 PM
  4. jredecop82's Avatar
    Some would argue the out of box experience for Android is better than an iPhone. I have the opposite story of yours. My mother went from an Android device to a new iPhone 5. She couldn't understand why it wasn't displaying weather updates on the home screen and why there wasn't a screen full of contact icons she could just tap to text or call or why she wasn't getting news stories on one of the screens. It made no sense to her that she had to go into every icon to do something the Android did without any effort on her part. She's borrowing my old S3 right now and loves it. I did a few tweaks for her on the stock Samsung-ified Android, like adding a calendar widget, and she loves it. She's taking the iPhone back tomorrow to get a refund and keep her contract extension for a newer phone later.

    I'm afraid a lot of your statements are just opinions. We all have them and we're all entitled to them. If you really don't like the S4, I'd suggest taking it back before your return period is up and wait for the next iPhone.
    Yup, i agree. Came from owning every iPhone and now wouldn't think of going back. Loving the experience. All just about whats preferred. Good thing we have options
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    06-04-2013 06:25 PM
  5. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Doesn't fit in your pocket?

    You're either a really tiny guy or you wear women's jeans.

    I get text messages popping up when I receive them, why aren't you? Install Handcent SMS

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    06-04-2013 06:45 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    Doesn't fit in your pocket?

    You're either a really tiny guy or you wear women's jeans.

    I get text messages popping up when I receive them, why aren't you? Install Handcent SMS

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Lol I can fit a Nexus 7 in my pocket... it's ugly and nerdy and awesome, also uncomfortable. Not sure why anyone would have a problem with a phone.
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    06-04-2013 07:01 PM
  7. tr-1's Avatar
    I don't see any reason why the default out-of-the-box Android experience couldn't be as good or better than the iPhone. The vast majority of people won't root, or use custom ROMs, or maybe even add widgets. The power and flexibility of Android would be even BETTER if it's default implementation was awesome. Haven't people learned from Apple?!
    You keep saying the same thing over and over again. The bottom line is that you want Android to work identical to iPhone (at least this is how it sounds from your posts). So why did you switch?... Especially if even the size isn't right?

    The beauty of Android is that it is NOT what iPhone is. And I'd hate to see it become what an iPhone is.

    Like someone said, the "out of box" experience is better on Android... at least that's what Android users think. How can someone not know what a widget is if out-of-box Android come with widgets on the main screen (Nexus has them on multiple screens)?
    Actually, there isn't such a concept on iPhone as out-of-box because there is very little you can do to iOS so any iPhone always remains "out-of-box" no matter what you do. Changing wall paper is not customization.

    So yeah, I think you just need to go back to an iPhone.

    I agree that GS4 may be a little overwhelming with all the settings and I only got it because there isn't anything better on Verizon. Otherwise I'd get Nexus 4 (my favorite experience). But I will be installing Google ROM as soon as it's available.
    But if you don't care about settings, just don't use them.
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    06-04-2013 07:04 PM
  8. MikeLip's Avatar
    Some of you need to realize that the OPs post is not a guy attacking your kids with a chain saw, you know? It's just a phone, remember? I promise you a better one IS going to come along and very likely before the end of this year. So why the defensiveness?
    06-04-2013 07:39 PM
  9. Rule9's Avatar
    Doesn't fit in your pocket?

    You're either a really tiny guy or you wear women's jeans.
    You're a tiny guy compared to me. If you've seen The Avengers movie then you know who I am. I was the guy with the green skin.

    Some of you need to realize that the OPs post is not a guy attacking your kids with a chain saw, you know?
    you sure about that?
    06-04-2013 07:56 PM
  10. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    You're a tiny guy compared to me. If you've seen The Avengers movie then you know who I am. I was the guy with the green skin.



    you sure about that?
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NOBODY-CARES-...c!!~~60_35.JPG
    Lol

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    06-04-2013 08:18 PM
  11. Farish's Avatar
    Lol I can fit a Nexus 7 in my pocket... it's ugly and nerdy and awesome, also uncomfortable. Not sure why anyone would have a problem with a phone.
    I can't fit the S4 when I wear these.

    06-04-2013 08:56 PM
  12. McSkullough's Avatar
    Only reading the original post, I'd think that a jailbreak iPhone would fit your needs perfectly.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-04-2013 09:24 PM
  13. McSkullough's Avatar
    On a side note, why when someone says a phone is too big or it doesn't fit in their pocket, do people constantly say "Your hands/pants are too small!" That's dumb.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    06-04-2013 09:31 PM
  14. DS1331's Avatar
    You need to do what business users do now days like me. Get a blackberry with keyboard a hundred times better for emailing constantly and texting then a personal phone like the one or s4 badass phone for anything else you could ever want to do. I picked the one because I love HTC and it fit in my hand better. I don't think there will ever be the most perfect phone ever without any tweaks needed ever.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    06-04-2013 09:40 PM
  15. DS1331's Avatar
    Wtf kind of pants do you wear that you can fit a nexus 7 in them ???? Parachute pants ?!?!?!

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
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    06-04-2013 09:42 PM
  16. JRLasVegas's Avatar
    I can't fit the S4 when I wear these.

    http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Sc...ans-shorts.jpg
    Omg he needs to wax!

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
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    06-04-2013 09:43 PM
  17. nj1266's Avatar
    Only reading the original post, I'd think that a jailbreak iPhone would fit your needs perfectly.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    That is what I posted as well. The OP says he is technically savvy, then surely he can jailbreak his phone. He will still keep IOS and get the freedom that he wants. I cannot imagine having a non jailbroken iPhone.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    06-04-2013 09:43 PM
  18. DS1331's Avatar
    Eh idk I jailbroke my iPhone 5 and it still took me weeks to tweak it to my liking. He was saying he doesnt want to have to do all this tweaking to his phone.

    Idk

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    06-04-2013 09:46 PM
  19. truthteller10's Avatar
    Can you share any of the specific apps or settings that you found valuable?
    I recommend you still go with the HTC One..Just about all reviews have the HTC One the best phone out and possible the best Android device ever. In the long run you will get tired of the bogged down and laggy software of the Galaxy line. This coming from the owner of G2, G3, GN1 and GN2.
    Aquila likes this.
    06-04-2013 10:02 PM
  20. truthteller10's Avatar
    I don't see any reason why the default out-of-the-box Android experience couldn't be as good or better than the iPhone. The vast majority of people won't root, or use custom ROMs, or maybe even add widgets. The power and flexibility of Android would be even BETTER if it's default implementation was awesome. Haven't people learned from Apple?!

    The S4 still commands a great price on craigslist. Keep it in pristine shape then sell it to get the One or trade it.

    A female friend of mine got the S4 a week before me, and I talked to her yesterday and looked at her phone. She hadn't customized anything, other than install a few apps. She didn't even know widgets existed!

    I haven't heard an official release date on the HTC One for Verizon yet. I have 5 days to return my S4, so that's not going to work. And I'm not going to buy it full price! So I don't think it's going to be an option, unfortunately.
    06-04-2013 10:06 PM
  21. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Too Funny.
    You need to go back.. It's as simple as that. As an Engineer, you did not check these things out before you re-signed a contract? All the reviews on the web.. breaking down EVERY aspect of the Samsung Galaxy S4.. And you still act as if you were blindly given this phone as a gift.. :-)
    SOMETHING pulled you to the Samsung Galaxy S4.. or you would have waited another 90 days for the iPhone 6.. You just sound frustrated that it's not as simple as an iphone.. So, if it's just too much then go back.. but it's certainly not too big for an average man or woman to use.. I own a Galaxy Note (Rooted 10 mins out of the box) and a iPad Mini ( Jailbroken with Evasion on Day 1) so I see both sides.. 30 MILLION PEOPLE JAILBROKE THEIR iPhones & iPads THE FIRST WEEK!!! so... what does that tell you.. They wanted an "Android Experience" but for you, it just seems way to much to handle.. Sorry but it's the truth.
    06-04-2013 10:38 PM
  22. badbrad17's Avatar
    Wtf kind of pants do you wear that you can fit a nexus 7 in them ???? Parachute pants ?!?!?!

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    Lol. That's a blast from the past.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    06-04-2013 10:49 PM
  23. badbrad17's Avatar
    You need to do what business users do now days like me. Get a blackberry with keyboard a hundred times better for emailing constantly and texting then a personal phone like the one or s4 badass phone for anything else you could ever want to do. I picked the one because I love HTC and it fit in my hand better. I don't think there will ever be the most perfect phone ever without any tweaks needed ever.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    Did you know the world texting champion used an Android and SwiftKey?

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    06-04-2013 10:49 PM
  24. DS1331's Avatar
    I did not very interesting I'll restate then personally for comfort not speed blackberry keyboards are still preferred

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
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    06-04-2013 11:02 PM
  25. McSkullough's Avatar
    Did you know the world texting champion used an Android and SwiftKey?

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Did you know he's not the world texting champion? Therefore, he doesn't have the same dexterity, hands, or capabilities as that person. So maybe he's faster with a physical keyboard as opposed to an on-screen one.


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-04-2013 11:08 PM
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