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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 18:38 from sXsQ - click to readA quick FYI HTC phones are most expensive in India and your more premium iPhone costs less than many other phones.
iPhone users buy iPhone cause It's iPhone.Android was laggy 2 years back but now It's smooth as silk and even ios 7 is behind it.And apple could have gone with 1080p gorgeous screen and quad core CPUs but it don't have a choice.Here's why :
1.ios doesn't support 1080p resolution just like window 8.
2.No quad core CPU support.
3.If they increase their screen size even a bit their preexisting apps won't work on the new screen sized phone.So they have to redesign all the existing apps to be compatible

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  • 2013-09-12 20:50
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The phone is nice ...4inch screen is perfect because big screen like 5 inch or more make the phone bulgy....os is nice and i like the concept of colors ehich they have brought....the most amazing feature is the finger print scanner which is awsome and giving the phone a new light...but the one thing i dont understand is iphone uses dual core processor while samsung and other android use quad...and the thing is that iphone runs more smoothly with better graphics....the phone looks superior but the price is high well it is not much different but it is high...i suggest to buy this phone

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  • 2013-09-12 20:39
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> In reply to vasanth @ 2013-09-12 18:10 from U{3h - click to read**facepalm**

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  • 2013-09-12 20:18
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What's ram ? 1GB or 2GB ??

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  • 2013-09-12 20:15
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 19:19 from sXsQ - click to read>>" S4 was using 1.2gb ram for backend processes "

Android is based on Linux and it uses RAM for caching and other processes.Check this for more info :

http://www.linuxatemyram.com/

If your phone or app needs more RAM , System will automatically clears up the RAM for the process.

Its not a problem.

Having free RAM means sitting idle and wasting it.

Its like being unemployed Vs doing some kind of a job.

My iPad got up heated lots of times and so does my iPod Touch.Don't tell me that iPhones don't heat up.I see many users complaining.

They do heat up after prolonged usage.

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­ >>" And the fact that now samsung is moving on and releasing snapdragon 800, they just move on and dont care about their customers and what they just recently paid so much for. Now they have decided to release 64 bit! "

Tell me one iOS app which utlizes 64-bit architecture ? Only some.Almost every developer will write apps for 32 bit system only.64-bit is useful when you need more than 4GB of RAM.

Next Galaxy may have 4GB RAM , So Samsung is ready to move for 64-bit architecture just for safety measure instead of rushing in 2015 when they make phones with more than 4GB RAM.

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"Why did the iPhone 5 (DUAL CORE) do better vs the Galaxy S3 (Quad Core)? People on here dont read or listen they just go mad because we called their S4/S4 slow or laggy!"


>>Can you send an E-Mail by attaching a document and a photo on your iPhone ? Oh wait......... you can't.You can do that on Android because of file system.

You can't perform such a basic feature on that.You must go back to a PC or laptop for that.

Like I said before , lot of basic features are missing in iOS right from start.

Android lags little but it has so many useful features and functionality over iOS.

Turn off all junk on GS4 what you don't use at all.Phone will run very decent.

Some apps are bad on Android because developers are poorly coding/porting them over.

But majority work fine.

Can you tell me what quality are you missing ?

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"They work uniquely, they intorduced a new chip which works faster, better GPU and more LTE support but keeping the phone small, slim and a 4inch which most Apple users find perfectly ok if not they are free to go for a Note 2/3."

>>Dude , You believe all that crap ? In 2007 they said that 3.5 inch display is perfect and now they say 4 is perfect.

If they make bigger display , then :
1.they must increase GPU to maintain same performance while maintaining more pixels
2.They must increase battery size
3.They must add weight

So they are putting low resolution screen and small size one just for profits.

Their target is to make iPhone around $200 to manufacture and sell at $6xx - $8xx.

They want profits , that's why instead of selling iPhone 5 at lower price , they introduced a plastic 5C for profits with last year hardware.

Now GPU , Just tell me what games do you play on iPhone ? I usually like playing simple games like subway surfers or temple run etc. on my devices.

Those graphic intensive games are crap , they get repetitive over time and filled with In-app purchase junk (yeah both on Android and iOS) , I prefer playing on PC or console anyday.

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  • 2013-09-12 20:07
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 18:38 from sXsQ - click to readI think u r rite bro..android is the most boring and overrqted os of all time...android users should better play with plastic toys rather than spending their's money on all those cheap and boring android phones...i really hate samsung and other android brands

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  • 2013-09-12 20:05
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Well i have never had an iphone and am not in the position to say anything to me a phone should be as elegant and simple as iphone as it has always been. i hve never been a fan of big screens anyway so no matter what whether they bring any major change to it or not its more practical and easy to carry around and yes i am definitely getting a iphone 5s which is gonna be my firs ever iphone after all these years!!! And dont get me wrong im a fan of simplicity and yes i have carried androids but the problem as the software gets updated the android phones tend to get slower and slower and freeze smtimes swell. Still no hate for either of these system android or ios both are perfect in there own ways!! hahahahaha suck on that suckkas criticism are best if they are not about choosing sides!!!

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  • 2013-09-12 19:58
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Dis is demonic

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  • 2013-09-12 19:21
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> In reply to cdnml @ 2013-09-12 19:07 from 2T7j - click to readI sold my used 4s which was running with no lag and indeed very speedy on ios6 and bought a S4 which for once i thought would be a good idea to try android on a quad core high spec phone.

For more then 2 weeks of having the phone it did terribly bad. It has nice touch, i did have a "wow" on the camera features and overall of the phone but it didnt make me as satisfied as iPhone 5...

- Cheap material
- The phones back cover and screen got HOT during use
- Apps are not as good as iOS they lack graphic quality
- S4 was using 1.2gb ram for backend processes
- WiFi had glitches with my TP LINK router
- Apps are glitchy, lag not all but some/most

And the fact that now samsung is moving on and releasing snapdragon 800, they just move on and dont care about their customers and what they just recently paid so much for. Now they have decided to release 64 bit!

Why did the iPhone 5 (DUAL CORE) do better vs the Galaxy S3 (Quad Core)? People on here dont read or listen they just go mad because we called their S4/S4 slow or laggy!

Its not about the spec game, Apple could have just made 5s have a Quad Core and larger screen with 13MP would that make us happy?

They work uniquely, they intorduced a new chip which works faster, better GPU and more LTE support but keeping the phone small, slim and a 4inch which most Apple users find perfectly ok if not they are free to go for a Note 2/3.

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  • 2013-09-12 19:19
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> In reply to cdnml @ 2013-09-12 19:07 from 2T7j - click to readgreat reply brilliant explanation and information :D

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  • 2013-09-12 19:15
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 19:04 from sXsQ - click to readits only graphics benchmarks that are good and i must admit that i am amazed by iphones gpu but calling other phones cheap and rubbish is why fandroids hate all those cocky apple fans

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  • 2013-09-12 19:12
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Apple yo dead now like my heart Nokia what you are thinking Sony and Samsung eating you

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  • 2013-09-12 19:11
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the worst part of this phone is 4inches same iphone 5 to say the truth 5s is too inferior to android phones.price too high

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  • 2013-09-12 19:09
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 18:38 from sXsQ - click to readI just lol'ed at your comment.


iPhone is over-priced and its evident from the profit what Apple gets from each device sold.

However , iPhone itself is a very nice and refined product.

Problem is not with product itself.Its the problem with what competition is offering.

Galaxy S4 or HTC One have 1080p displays , great processors and features.
They also have nice customizability options because they run Android.

iPhone is limited in so many ways.iOS 7 introduced Airdrop (a gimmicky name lifted from OS X).GS3 has been doing Wifi sharing like from launch on onwards.

So much behind in functionality , everything related to OS.

Don't tell me that iPhone doesn't lag or bla bla.

If there's any device which doesn't lag , It must be WP for sure.It nevers drops a single frame anywhere (but OS is not matured though)

iPhone 4 runs horribly on iOS 6 and iPhone 4S runs slow as well.
When 4S was first launched , Camera opened in 1.1 seconds and now it takes like more than that to launch.

Apps crash and not to forget how bad Apple services are these days.

Frequent iCloud non-working state , Apple Maps and Siri.

Compare that with 100% Integrated Google services on Android which work much faster and much better than what Apple is offering.(Siri Vs Google Now for example)

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  • 2013-09-12 19:07
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 18:38 from sXsQ - click to readi cant believe you even call people who dont buy an iphone poor just because are expensive doesnt even mean that they are worth it and not everyone likes the phone............

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  • 2013-09-12 19:06
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> In reply to Androidy-0000 @ 2013-09-12 18:51 from 3HMV - click to readThey still havnt done any camera comparison or overall speed hence why i didnt say its better i just said what i did based on facts and tests that happened.

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  • 2013-09-12 19:04
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> In reply to homeless boy @ 2013-09-12 18:23 from thu9 - click to readApple are one of the biggest patent trolls in history because they will buy up any patent they can find and if anyone makes anything even vaguely similar they will sue them and often deliberately put little companies out of business just so they can't help their competition, And I just couldn't begin to guess how many people are now out of work because they couldn't fight against the Apple steam roller.
And the difference between Apple and every other tech company is there's always been fairness when one company makes something they understand others will use those ideas because that's just how technology continues to improve, But Apple simply want to destroy the competition to get everyone buying their restrictive products.

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  • 2013-09-12 18:57
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> In reply to MeTweak @ 2013-09-12 18:38 from sXsQ - click to readbut all your saying is that the graphics benchmarks are better but the phone overall is no where near as good as androids you haven't even seen the Ubuntu edge thats the BEAST PHONE you should be comparing to

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  • 2013-09-12 18:51
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lol at the fandroids who take their time and read all the comments on Apple and 5s and try so hard their plastic samsung or HTC is better lol!

Just because you have a Quad core with 2gb ram or 13mp doesnt means its better, take a look at the graphic bench marks that came out the 5s performed much higher then the htc or galaxy s4!!!

If you cant afford a iPhone fine, just dont hate because you are all sounding like a bunch of girls "my s4/htc is 10x better" ... "1.7ghz dual core!"

lol get a life fandroids, every couple of months your so called good brand "samsung" releases a new phone meaning your handsets drop price like mad.

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  • 2013-09-12 18:38
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> In reply to iphone @ 2013-09-12 16:42 from 3@kQ - click to readYou say that the iphones are better than other android phones but you havent met the BEAST android phones yet like the S4/htc one/xperia z/lg g2/xperia z1/galaxy note 3

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  • 2013-09-12 18:26
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