[deleted post]Yes, high price does not equal luxury. Who said it does? You seem to have some inside information about the materials that go into those two phones. I'd like to see a breakdown of how you determined the aluminum in an iphone costs half that of the Galaxy. Let me get you started: How much polycarbonate does samsung use in a GS4? How much per pound does Samsung pay its supplier for that polycarbonate? For the iPhone, what aluminum alloy does Apple use? How much is that per pound? For both, are there any additional finishing/manufacturing costs associated with the usage of those products. Feel free to add any extra information I may be missing. I'm really interested seeing how you determined that the polycarbonate content in a GS4 is twice as expensive as the aluminum content in an iPhone.
O yeah and another advantage for those that donate money to Apple will be that when they buy a new phone or tablet from Apple they will get 1 Kg of Aluminum in a bag for free so they will have enough aluminum to chew for another 6 months. Since Apple fanboys are known to love aluminum so much what's better for them than to get 1 Kg of Aluminum for free ? When you think about 1 KG of Aluminum costs just 1 $ so that's a really good deal to donate 1000 $ to get 1 $ worth of Aluminum in return. :)
So how can you brag that a phone made from materials cheaper than plastic is a premium product ? LOL
Just search for the price of plastic vs aluminum on Google and you will find that aluminum is 2x cheaper than polycarbonate/plastic. I guess that Steve Jobs asked his employes to find a cheaper material than plastic to put in their phones and yet they come out with aluminum which is 2x times cheaper.
I'd like to see Samsung offer a lightweight minimal OS with the option of downloading and adding feature modules. On my Note 3 I had to disable a lot of bloat that I don't use. Also, don't replace the native Google features like Google Now with S Voice, stock Google text-to-speech voice with Samsung text-to-speech that sounds terrible in non-HD and porn'ish after download HD.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013Luxury is not a selling point of a Ferrari. That's what a Lexus, Mercedes, Bentley are for. D... moremore like..why buy a plastic corvette if you are gonna drive on curvy roads..because it is bad at it...it's a straight line car
I want on the s5 the following software changes. Stock apps can be removed if not wanted both from samsung and also google. I want better usage of ram and better closing of apps. To many just open back up in the background even though i am not using them. Features are fime so long as tbey do t hammer your system storage. Apps to sd is a must. Touchwiz is fine but needs a makeover and although there are plenty of skins which are brilliant i think it still needs cleaning up.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013One prefers Ferrari for the power & speed and luxury, not for the price. One could get a F... moreLuxury is not a selling point of a Ferrari. That's what a Lexus, Mercedes, Bentley are for. Don't delude yourself. Price is one of the attractions of a Ferrari. That is what makes it a status symbol. A Corvette can be as powerful or fast as a Ferrari, but a laymen who know nothing about the specs of the car will still hold the Ferrari in higher regard. Anyway, what's the point of all that speed and power when you have to drive on roads with speed limits, pot holes and pedestrians? You're going the same speed as every other car on the road. I guess it's difficult for you to distinguish the difference between what's available and what's practical. A Land Cruiser with it's spacious interior, off-road capabilities and extra creature comforts would be a much better vehicle.
You're exhibiting the same qualities, but, polar opposite, that you are ridiculing. Instead of liking a brand, you hate a brand and would carry that irrational hatred regardless of any fact presented to you. You are the Apple fanboy you hate. The only difference is that you present hatred instead of liking.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013The spirit of Apple fanboys is buying something that suits their needs? Hence, my comment abou... moreOne prefers Ferrari for the power & speed and luxury, not for the price. One could get a Ferrari for free but he still will get the power & speed and luxury that Ferrari is famous for.
I saw how iPhone's look and they look and feel like any other cheap made in China product no luxury or speed at all.
This was seriously needed
Even though Google kept making android faster and better, Samsung kept adding more and more features to which ultimately lead to decreased performance
At least they could make some useless apps like Samsung store removeable for the consumers sake
Nobody used this shit, but Samsung begs you to use it!
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013That's the spirit of Apple fanboys dude that's how you do it, they would still buy Apple produ... moreThe spirit of Apple fanboys is buying something that suits their needs? Hence, my comment about the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Aren't you contradicting yourself, though? You prefer a Ferrari over a more practical and efficient Toyota. You hold Ferrari on a pedestal because of the price, status symbol and features you would rarely use. So in other words, when it comes to cars, you have the same "Apple Fanboy" mentality that you deride.
optimus-, 06 Nov 2013Well said. I really dont understand why people talk about design while buying a phone. The de... morei take it your outfit daily is similar to wearing brown leather shoes with pink corduroy pants and a yellow polka dotted spandex shirt
...just because together, they fulfill a function of "protection vs the elements"
your logic sir, is immensely laughable
At this point of time, I am not in position to buy note 3. But, i love my note 2. still offering great features. And great battery life too. S pen is the best thing to have. can really come in handy in certain situations. I am a satisfied samsung user for years.
This is what Samsung needs to do with software. Why don't they make a stock android look but keep some of the note and s4 features. Like multi window s pen function etc but make it like how Moto did with moto x. Have a stock look but do it with a twist of their own. I personally don't have a problem with touchwiz but I do agree it oils a little heavy and make the phones lag so it is time to have an overhaul.
Well said. I really dont understand why people talk about design while buying a phone. The design will not operate the phone for god sake. Its what under the hood is all it matters and sammy is giving very good options.
uhmm... well u can read my nickname.. lol
a happy note2 n note3 user :)
brynn, 06 Nov 2013Agree I try other phones and still with Samsung,,the benefits Touchwizz brings me is just exac... moreI don't complain about Touchwiz unlike some Sony or other Android device fans. It's damn functional and you can always change the skin interface to anything like Nova. I just don't get them.
Personally, Samsung got me with the very impressive Note series, and pretty soon getting the Note 3. The Wacom digitizer is hell useful for sketching and note-taking.
Iam one of in those millions... Really the Galaxy Note series is a game changer. My note still perform like charm.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2013I'd much rather have a Toyota Land Cruiser than any Ferrari. That's the spirit of Apple fanboys dude that's how you do it, they would still buy Apple products even if Apple would have been bankrupt for more than 100 years now. You really have to look yourself in the mirror and be proud of buying Apple worthless junk. ROTFL