Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014Funny thing is...although I own an iPhone 5s, my daily driver is the HTC One. When you compare... moreI think we defend the plastic because it's not about the plastic, it's about the phone itself. I'm sorry, this is a phone site, not a jewelry shop. We buy phones for phones, not for their looks. Besides, if I were to buy a phone that expensive, I'd slap a case on it ASAP. I won't judge you if you prefer HTC One over Samsung S4/5, but I will judge you for saying that S5 can't justify its price tag just because of its ugliness. That's like saying that a talented person can't succeed just because s/he's ugly. And if Samsung releases an aluminum phone, I think it's safe to assume that it's gonna sell even more. Because like I said, what's important is the phone, not its looks. And by saying that HTC One wouldn't win the 2013 best phone of the year award if it was made of plastic, you just implied that HTC One is nothing without its premium materials. I'm not that great an expert in phones, but I'm pretty sure the software part is even more important than its case.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2014well to be fair, most people don't give a damn about the phone they get. these people are prob... more3 of my friends swapped from iPhone to Samsung GS4 and regretted it. One's switched back to 5C and the others are waiting for iPhone 6.
samayarox, 18 Apr 2014me too guyz. i replaced my one too. one thing i understand iOS sucks . now i can feel differen... moreIf you hated iOS so much, why didn't you change to Android sooner? 4 years with iOS is a bit too long to be "hating" it. I think you're not telling the entire truth here...
Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014A 10% chance of exploding? You can't be serious. You mean to tell me that 1 out of every 10 pe... moreI've read it somewhere YEARS ago, and that's why I'm very careful to even set an outlet timer to charge my batteries to reach just below 90% charged. An overcharge which produces heat results in explosion, because there's a likely chance that a possible defect "insulating membrane can result in a mini-explosion that rips a battery open to release steam in excess of 600 degrees Fahrenheit."
I should say less than 10%, rather than what I said. that 10% count is stuck in my memory. It would happen. Read this related article:
I'm not making this up. It isn't an "ludicrous" claim. Even your lithium-ploymer battery has a chance in short-circuiting just like lithium-ion, and explode with smoke. I know someone who had his HTC HD2's battery explode in front of him while charging, and he just used it not even a year.
Here's something related to your iPhone:
That's why I cycle 3 batteries. I never have them 100% charged, replace them to a fresh one when they reach 20%. If this is a revelation to you, just watch this:
Samsung really sucks. They added a Fingerprint sensor after iPhone 5s. And they've added many things after an iPhone on their next flagship device and that resulted in patent war! Basically Apple is a leader and Samsung is a follower. Some of the Samsung's features are useless. I'd say its a marketing gimmick and people dont really use that every day!
Don't blame them. Galaxy S5 has everything now that future iPhones will get in the next few years. Just look at how long it took Apple to increase from 3.5" to 4". Now, imagine how long it'll take to catch up to 5.1"?
Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014Also, where is your evidence that a battery case only supplies 60-70% of battery power? Stop m... moreFor the battery exploding part, I agree, that seems far fetched, though the energy transfer between a juice pack and the phone will never be 100% efficiency, not even close.
The biggest threat to Apple comes not from Samsung but from Sony,if style image and Quality.
Sony came late to the stage but they have history and lots of experience in all areas.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2014and then the lag kicks in, the ugly starts popping out, and finally regret ensues.Or rather, you actually try the S5, notice that there is no such thing as lag on it, and enjoy the hell out of it ;)
prashplay, 18 Apr 2014Ahem! Birds of a feather flock together!! Am a fan of android but Samsung makes the worst phon... morewell to be fair, most people don't give a damn about the phone they get. these people are probably just looking for a new experience, unfortunately they were probably swayed by advertising and carrier employees looking to win a *free* phone from Samsung.
[deleted post]I am an android fan and I would never buy an iphone for me. However calling all iphone users as isheep is downright stupid, as far as I am concerned. Why do you think 4inch phone is bad? If I had to buy a phone as gift for my father, I cannot consider a phone which is of size more than 4 inches. And what are the high end options in android world with 4 inches? None. Not even 1 high end phone with 4 inches.
No OEM (Samsung, HTC, Nokia) bothered to compete against iphone so far in their turf (i.e. high end 4 inches phones). Only Sony has released one phone in the last 5 years which can be compared with iphone. That is Sony Z1 compact. People are allowed to their choices and ridiculing them because you don't like their choice is downright stupid.
samayarox, 18 Apr 2014me too guyz. i replaced my one too. one thing i understand iOS sucks . now i can feel differen... moreand then the lag kicks in, the ugly starts popping out, and finally regret ensues.
John, 18 Apr 2014No wonder if you only have a choice o a 4 inch screen from Apple offerings. I though Apple... moreNo they just took every money out of small screen, they have most sold smartphone in the world every year and now they still have this big hook by increasing screen size, which others doesnt have so they have much harder to make more appealing smartphone these years because smartphones are so good already.
ME, 18 Apr 2014Better in what? Which brand you are talking about?
I would rather switch to Vivo XPlay 3S TOP smartphone on the planet !
There is another study showed a lot of Sony + HTC + Nokia users switched to Samsung too, which is more interesting than Apple, i don't know where this all hatred toward Apple comes from i know they abused the legal system but they are much better than Sony + HTC + Nokia combined together.