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2012-10-08 04:02:25 PM  
wow. that was a helluva review: "It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship."
 
2012-10-08 08:50:38 PM  
Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?
 
2012-10-08 09:23:07 PM  
www.shadowlocked.com
 
2012-10-08 09:23:40 PM  

MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?


I'm an engineer. I'm doing a project with NFC P2P communication.
The iPhone can't even DO it.
I'm using a Nexus 7 instead.

I can safely say I would never get an iPhone if they can't even include up-to-date standards and technology.
 
2012-10-08 09:23:51 PM  
www.phonesreview.co.uk

But can it microwave a burrito? I'll stick my DynaTAC, haters.
 
2012-10-08 09:27:29 PM  

MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?


I'm not that into the whole iOS walled garden, so anything but an iPhone. I really don't want to be wed to Apple.

/I can easily get off of Android. I'll use an iPod Touch if I really wanted an iOS thing.
 
2012-10-08 09:29:14 PM  
Is it better than Cats? Are you going to see it again?
 
2012-10-08 09:31:40 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?

I'm an engineer. I'm doing a project with NFC P2P communication.
The iPhone can't even DO it.
I'm using a Nexus 7 instead.

I can safely say I would never get an iPhone if they can't even include up-to-date standards and technology.


Well, aren't you a liberal elitist. While you set up in your ivory tower, the rest of us common folk will enjoy our iPhone 5s.

I bet you even voted for Obama! Now, an iPhone 5, that's a REAL Republican's phone.
 
2012-10-08 09:33:26 PM  
I went to the Apple store at the local mall just a few days ago, and they had a cable that teleports data at 20 times the speed of something called USB 2.0. 20 TIMES THE SPEED, and it was only $50. Suck it, haters.
 
2012-10-08 09:35:27 PM  
My smartphone history:

iPhone 3G
HTC Incredible
iPhone 4S

Between the GS3 and the iPhone 5, I'd definitely go for the iPhone. The S3 looks great, except that it runs Android.

I'm thrilled with my 4S though, so no iPhone 5 for me.
 
2012-10-08 09:37:25 PM  
BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE NFC, IT AUTOMATICALLY FAILS.

You see, I have many use cases for NFC that I encounter on a daily basis. Like... um... all the checkout counters that support it. And... um... bumping my phone to exchange playlists. Oh- oh- there's- wait, no. That's wireless, not NFC. But I could- wait, no, that's Bluetooth.

Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.
 
2012-10-08 09:39:23 PM  
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2012-10-08 09:40:06 PM  
The iFans always whine about how they are portrayed as mindless drones that would buy any iProduct sight unseen. They don't feel that this image is justified.

So how do they explain this quote from the article (which almost made me puke btw):

FTFA: I find it difficult to believe that this device actually exists. The iPhone 5 does not feel like a product that was mass produced. In a strange way, it doesn't feel like it was built at all. This is a gadget that seems as if it fell into the box fully formed.

I couldn't get more than 3 paragraphs into the article because of this mindless drivel. Maybe he says "just kidding" at the end and this is all just parody.
 
2012-10-08 09:43:06 PM  

t3knomanser: BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE NFC, IT AUTOMATICALLY FAILS.

You see, I have many use cases for NFC that I encounter on a daily basis. Like... um... all the checkout counters that support it. And... um... bumping my phone to exchange playlists. Oh- oh- there's- wait, no. That's wireless, not NFC. But I could- wait, no, that's Bluetooth.

Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.


This.

The iPhone will get NFC when it becomes a mass market thing. Google is the company of "let's see what happens" while Apple is the company of "grandmas gotta use this too."

I stick with iPhone because so far (Nokia PureView aside) it has the best camera to my eyes. If an Android device had a better camera, I'd jump on board as most of my stuff is on google as it is.

/don't know what I'd do with a Windows phone
 
2012-10-08 09:43:21 PM  

Slackfumasta: My smartphone history:

iPhone 3G
HTC Incredible
iPhone 4S

Between the GS3 and the iPhone 5, I'd definitely go for the iPhone. The S3 looks great, except that it runs Android.

I'm thrilled with my 4S though, so no iPhone 5 for me.


The GS3 has quirks I'm getting used to. The clipboard can become corrupted and requires a system wipe or root access to fix. The carrier bloatware can be hidden but not deleted and the default music player sucks.

I can't help but think I should have waited for the iPhone5 as I plug my phone in for the 3rd time today or have to deal with swype. If android were more polished or less bloatwarey (fark off with your rooting argument..I shouldnt have to root to make my phone all mine) it would be awesome yo behold.
 
2012-10-08 09:44:31 PM  
Why is this a surprise to anyone?

Any objective observer knows iPhone is and has been superior in every respec, in every generationt. There's just a lot of Google fanboys/Apple haters. Ignore them.

I must say, I love the implied argument that people just buy iphones because they love apple. I've hated apple most of my life and have always been a dedicated PC/Windows user, but the iPod, and inevidible iPhone are just devices that filled an incredible demand, and did so by revolutionizing the interface. Sure, they attempt to maximize profit and that means that the technology can be locked down at times, but as they've shown, it's only because they plan on capitalizing on it later. (see iPhone 1 and jailbreak, which turned into the app store)
 
2012-10-08 09:45:05 PM  

t3knomanser: Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.


How long is the expected useful life of this device vs. when there is wide use of NFC?

Apple knows that they can use NFC as a carrot to get all the iPhone 4 people to upgrade early.

When buying an expensive high tech device the first thing you have to ask is will it do what I want it to for its entire life? It would be one thing if NFC was uncommon on its competitors but it has been out since the Galaxy Nexus ... and that is not a new phone.
 
2012-10-08 09:45:39 PM  

MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?


I'll stick with my fantastic HTC One X thank you very much.


FTA: "Its display is unbeatable"
Except it can't even play HD video, since in landscape mode it only has 640 pixels compared to my HTCs 720, which happens to be perfect for 720p video. Funny that....
 
2012-10-08 09:46:27 PM  

ratagorda: If android were more polished or less bloatwarey (fark off with your rooting argument..I shouldnt have to root to make my phone all mine) it would be awesome yo behold.


Android/Google has nothing to do with bloat. That is from your carrier.
 
2012-10-08 09:51:40 PM  

Farking Canuck: ratagorda: If android were more polished or less bloatwarey (fark off with your rooting argument..I shouldnt have to root to make my phone all mine) it would be awesome yo behold.

Android/Google has nothing to do with bloat. That is from your carrier.


Every phone should be like the Nexus. Samsung and te carriers force bloat on us with no recourse but to void the warrant and root the got damn phone.
 
2012-10-08 09:52:48 PM  

ratagorda:

I can't help but think I should have waited for the iPhone5 as I plug my phone in for the 3rd time today or have to deal with swype. If android were more polished or less bloatwarey (fark off with your rooting argument..I shouldnt have to root to make my phone all mine) it would be awesome yo behold.


Seems an odd argument to use to recommend the iPhone. Can you take Newsstand off your home screen? Can you set any music as your ringtone in a few seconds? (Without having to pay Apple again even if you already own the song) Can you install apps that Apple don't approve? Can you arrange your home screens any way you want, rather than grid from top to bottom?

Hell it wasn't that long ago when Apple didn't even let you set your own wallpaper.

I don't have any bloatware or network branding on my phone. And I've never been tempted to root it.
 
2012-10-08 09:55:49 PM  

Farking Canuck: ratagorda: If android were more polished or less bloatwarey (fark off with your rooting argument..I shouldnt have to root to make my phone all mine) it would be awesome yo behold.

Android/Google has nothing to do with bloat. That is from your carrier.


In the UK get your phone from Carphone Warehouse physical store. They can sign you up with any network and any package, and even do upgrades, but they only hold phones direct from the manufacturer. No bloat, no network branding, not networked locked and will get the earliest software updates.
 
2012-10-08 09:57:32 PM  

FlashHarry: wow. that was a helluva review: "It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship."


Somebody over at Apple, must of given a real good blowjob. Either that or Jobs, new incarnation did
 
2012-10-08 09:59:00 PM  

invictus2: FlashHarry: wow. that was a helluva review: "It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship."

Somebody over at Apple, must of given a real good blowjob. Either that or Jobs, new incarnation did


One of the comments said they hoped Apple liked the article and returned his children...
 
2012-10-08 09:59:25 PM  

t3knomanser:
Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.


You obviously don't have NFC. NFC tags cost $1 each, and they're stupid simple to program.

Here's a few uses i've set up:
On the left side of my door is one that i swipe when i come home. It automatically sets my phone to not be password lock.
On the other side is another nfc tag, which i swipe on my way out. This sets the phone with a password to unlock.
In the bottom tray of my car where i toss my phone is a tag, and when i put my phone there, it automatically turns on Bluetooth and connects to my car, then load my podcast player.
On the windshield holder is another tag, so that when i put my phone in, it automatically loads the GPS navigation.
At work i have another tag where i rest my phone, when it touches that, it goes into powersaving mode (ie turning off BT or GPS if i had them on).
etc etc.
 
2012-10-08 10:03:21 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Except it can't even play HD video, since in landscape mode it only has 640 pixels compared to my HTCs 720, which happens to be perfect for 720p video. Funny that....


You can totally tell too. I mean, with those extra 80 pixels you can see so many more details. How can you even watch movies at only 640px tall? You can barely even see the people!
 
2012-10-08 10:03:23 PM  

moralpanic: t3knomanser:
Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.

You obviously don't have NFC. NFC tags cost $1 each, and they're stupid simple to program.

Here's a few uses i've set up:
On the left side of my door is one that i swipe when i come home. It automatically sets my phone to not be password lock.
On the other side is another nfc tag, which i swipe on my way out. This sets the phone with a password to unlock.
In the bottom tray of my car where i toss my phone is a tag, and when i put my phone there, it automatically turns on Bluetooth and connects to my car, then load my podcast player.
On the windshield holder is another tag, so that when i put my phone in, it automatically loads the GPS navigation.
At work i have another tag where i rest my phone, when it touches that, it goes into powersaving mode (ie turning off BT or GPS if i had them on).
etc etc.


The only thing I've done with mine is read the chip in my passport. Scary to see your passport photo come up on your phone...

Must look into those tags a bit more.
 
2012-10-08 10:03:37 PM  
Apple makes really good devices. However some of the things that are touted from release to release are not quite ready: Siri, maps; are released long after they are on other devices: cut/paste, notifications bar, camera (ipad 1); or will never be had: removable storage, universal connector, replaceable battery.

It really depends on what you want. If you want something polished, but limited go with apple. If you want something less refined, but open, go with an android phone. I had the original android phone and now have a 4s. I will not own another iphone, but don't feel the need to replace it until it dies. Other than making phone calls the primary uses I had for my phone were grabbing quick pics for meeting notes or other things, email, and listening to podcasts. All three of these things can be done better on a droid.

//I hate the podcast app on the newest ios so much that it makes me consider actually digging out an old mp3 player. It wasn't broke, thanks for "fixing" it.
 
2012-10-08 10:05:43 PM  

servlet: Flint Ironstag: Except it can't even play HD video, since in landscape mode it only has 640 pixels compared to my HTCs 720, which happens to be perfect for 720p video. Funny that....

You can totally tell too. I mean, with those extra 80 pixels you can see so many more details. How can you even watch movies at only 640px tall? You can barely even see the people!


I say the same when an iPhone user goes on about the iPhones higher pixels per inch. Are you agreeing that that offers no noticeable advantage? Maybe I only notice the difference since I have a much bigger screen...

But if you bought a "HD TV" in Best Buy and then found out it only had 640 lines would you be happy?
 
2012-10-08 10:07:13 PM  
The iPhone 5 does not feel like a product that was mass produced. In a strange way, it doesn't feel like it was built at all. This is a gadget that seems as if it fell into the box fully formed. If you run your hands around its face, you scarcely feel any seams or other points of connection; there's little evidence that this thing is a highly complex device made from lots of smaller things. Instead it just feels like a single, solid, exquisitely crafted piece of machinery, and once you pick it up you never want to put it down.

Huh? Isn't the iPhone 5 just the iPhone 4 with shiattier maps? What else did they change, and how much was an OS change vs. hardware? I just got the Galaxy III this week, and I don't think an iPhone will make me swoon and decide to throw this thing at a brick wall.

Really, I think this guy was writing this while getting an Apple-sponsored BJ, it's the only thing that explains all of his swooning.

Speaking of BJ's, Apple can suck my dick, nothing special from them in a long time.
 
2012-10-08 10:08:24 PM  

MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?


I'd rather have one of several other phones on the market right now, made by neither Apple or Samsung. Currently my LG "dumbphone" is working just fine. If I ever go to a smartphone of any sort, I'd probably go with some sort of Android-based phone, I'd prefer it to have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard so I can thumb-type. I don't care who manufactures the phone; touchscreen-typing gives everyone sausage fingers.
 
2012-10-08 10:09:04 PM  

moralpanic: You obviously don't have NFC. NFC tags cost $1 each, and they're stupid simple to program.

Here's a few uses i've set up:
On the left side of my door is one that i swipe when i come home. It automatically sets my phone to not be password lock.
On the other side is another nfc tag, which i swipe on my way out. This sets the phone with a password to unlock.
In the bottom tray of my car where i toss my phone is a tag, and when i put my phone there, it automatically turns on Bluetooth and connects to my car, then load my podcast player.
On the windshield holder is another tag, so that when i put my phone in, it automatically loads the GPS navigation.
At work i have another tag where i rest my phone, when it touches that, it goes into powersaving mode (ie turning off BT or GPS if i had them on).
etc etc.


That is incredibly cool. That is the kind of thing that should be in the GIII commercial. Imagine a world where you phone knows where you are and what to do (visual :setting the phone down in the tray in your car and voice says bluetooth connected to car), where your phone adapts to its surroundings (visual: swiping it as you walk in the door-password protect off) and it forgets what you might (visual: putting it down on nightstand-alarm set), the GIII with NFC it thinks about the little things so you can worry about the big things.

//scene
 
2012-10-08 10:09:51 PM  

legion_of_doo: MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?

I'm not that into the whole iOS walled garden, so anything but an iPhone. I really don't want to be wed to Apple.

/I can easily get off of Android. I'll use an iPod Touch if I really wanted an iOS thing.


I'd take a note 2
 
2012-10-08 10:10:33 PM  

justtray: Any objective observer knows iPhone is and has been superior in every respec, in every generationt. There's just a lot of Google fanboys/Apple haters. Ignore them.

I must say, I love the implied argument that people just buy iphones because they love apple.



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Apple, like many megacorporations, spends boatloads of money figuring out how to get their products to create an emotional response from the consumer. Look up neuromarketing.

Those in the Cult of Mac are the branded, and Apple is basically giving junkies their fix. They're buying these phones because it gives them a chemical release in their brain, not because it best suits their needs or is the best product on the market.
 
2012-10-08 10:11:24 PM  

servlet: You can totally tell too. I mean, with those extra 80 pixels you can see so many more details. How can you even watch movies at only 640px tall? You can barely even see the people!


That's a 12% difference (give or take). When you go on an on about resolution, every pixel counts, right?
 
2012-10-08 10:13:49 PM  

ratagorda: swype


So why don't you change it? It's not like Android locks you in to using a specific keyboard (especially one that makes so many embarrassing mistakes, there are websites dedicated to it).

You can also disable bloatware so you never have to see it unless you specifically go into the App Manage screen (the one that shows free space and the All/Downloaded/Running tabs). Compare and contrast to icons you HAVE to have somewhere on your home screen. Stocks By Yahoo! ? HAHA, good luck removing it!

Also, if you're using your device so heavily that it requires 3 charges per day, I hope you don't mind not being able to swap out a battery when you run out of juice on an i-device. Hell, I even overheard one person at a movie theatre who bought an i5 that was going to return it because of poor battery life because she was using it so much (since it was a new toy). I'm actually picking up an 3600mAH extended battery for the days when I'm going to be using it like a mofo (downloading MB, playing high end games, for hours on end or without a charger for days -- it'll standby of over 500 hours!)



They're not THAT much better comparing generation-to-generation. Yes, they have a advantage now, but that's because they manage to push out the ARM A15 out a few weeks before other companies did so. Remember, you're comparing phones that have been out for months to one that has been out for weeks.
 
2012-10-08 10:17:10 PM  

Flint Ironstag: I say the same when an iPhone user goes on about the iPhones higher pixels per inch. Are you agreeing that that offers no noticeable advantage? Maybe I only notice the difference since I have a much bigger screen...

But if you bought a "HD TV" in Best Buy and then found out it only had 640 lines would you be happy?


The iPhone's "retina display" is fantastic. As is the one on the new iPad and the one on the new Macbook Pro. That is, compared to the preceding iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks Pro. Compared to other devices, it doesn't matter all that much. I mean, every device is different, so by what works.

I'm just saying that, on a 3- or 4-inch screen, arguing over "but mine is TRUE HD" is meaningless. Your comparison to HD TVs is somewhat meaningless, as displaying 720 lines is a requirement for an HD display. If the iPhone claimed it had an HD display, but only showed 640 lines, you'd have a point. I've never seen that claim made.

But again, I don't mean to argue. Different strokes for different folks and all. Buy whatever phone you want. I just couldn't help but call you out on making a big deal over 80px on a handheld-size screen. :)
 
2012-10-08 10:17:42 PM  
That article read like the author smoked a ton of pot, read Thomas More's Utopia and then picked up his phone.
 
2012-10-08 10:20:09 PM  
as long as foxconn keeps using essentially slave labor, I will never spend a dime on an apple product.
 
2012-10-08 10:20:43 PM  

mjbok: That is incredibly cool. That is the kind of thing that should be in the GIII commercial. Imagine a world where you phone knows where you are and what to do (visual :setting the phone down in the tray in your car and voice says bluetooth connected to car), where your phone adapts to its surroundings (visual: swiping it as you walk in the door-password protect off) and it forgets what you might (visual: putting it down on nightstand-alarm set), the GIII with NFC it thinks about the little things so you can worry about the big things.

//scene


I friggin WISH that someone other than Apple (ALL industries, not just tech) would focus their advertising on "how our device makes your life better," like you just described. Because that's really what it's all about in the end. MOST people don't care about stats and figures and "droid does" and stuff. They wanna know how it's gonna make life easier. Someone else PLEASE start advertising like that so I can stop shaking my head at commercials?
 
2012-10-08 10:20:48 PM  

servlet: If the iPhone claimed it had an HD display, but only showed 640 lines, you'd have a point. I've never seen that claim made.


From Apple's website: "For big-time entertainment, iPhone 5 lets you watch widescreen HD video in all its glory - without letterboxing."
 
2012-10-08 10:23:04 PM  

Kaybeck: justtray: Any objective observer knows iPhone is and has been superior in every respec, in every generationt. There's just a lot of Google fanboys/Apple haters. Ignore them.

I must say, I love the implied argument that people just buy iphones because they love apple.


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Apple, like many megacorporations, spends boatloads of money figuring out how to get their products to create an emotional response from the consumer. Look up neuromarketing.

Those in the Cult of Mac are the branded, and Apple is basically giving junkies their fix. They're buying these phones because it gives them a chemical release in their brain, not because it best suits their needs or is the best product on the market.


Those ideas are also constructs that are designed to release chemicals into your brain, just from a different vector.
 
2012-10-08 10:25:12 PM  

t3knomanser: BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE NFC, IT AUTOMATICALLY FAILS.

You see, I have many use cases for NFC that I encounter on a daily basis. Like... um... all the checkout counters that support it. And... um... bumping my phone to exchange playlists. Oh- oh- there's- wait, no. That's wireless, not NFC. But I could- wait, no, that's Bluetooth.

Sarcasm aside, NFC is a promising technology, but it's hardly a killer app right now.


Yeah, this. Most of the mindless zombies saying that the iPhone needs NFC don't even know what NFC is.
 
2012-10-08 10:26:12 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: MadSkillz: Out to you Farkers:

Would you rather have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 5?

I'm an engineer. I'm doing a project with NFC P2P communication.
The iPhone can't even DO it.
I'm using a Nexus 7 instead.

I can safely say I would never get an iPhone if they can't even include up-to-date standards and technology.


Yes, because everyone but someone performing very specialized tests definitely needs your specs.

Personally, I just went with the Iphone 4s. It's 100$ with contract renewal, and a solid phone.

I dunno, I had an iphone 4 that lasted me, as a work phone, 2 solid years. I just wanted to upgrade but didn't care at all about dicking around with phone settings and rooting my phone and the 14020 flavors of android. I've never had to pull my battery to restart a phone, as apparently that's a HUGE feature for the not-iphone devices. Also didn't really need a SD slot, though I could see it being handy, it's never been something I use in day to day life. I don't own any other devices that use SD cards any more. My camera enthusiast buddy loves that feature though.

Downside is apples shiatty farking software to interface with the phone, and loss of google maps. I can hack through itunes with some other software, but google maps was almost a deal breaker.

I don't have any emotional investment in my phone, but I'm familiar with the iOs at the point, and it's not offensive enough for me to jump ship, so meh.
 
2012-10-08 10:26:56 PM  
Android, because it lets me do whatever I want and doesn't lock me into anything. Don't like the keyboard, pick one of hundreds. Don't like the iPhone keyboard, suck apple's cock because you can't change it. You want to modify the OS? Maybe get some buttons that would be helpful, just load a difference flavor of android. Got an iPhone you are out of luck. Want to use your Bluetooth (anything), on android go ahead do anything you want it is an open platform. Got on iPhone, sorry you can't connect it until the device was given a certificate from apple. Want to use a industry standard connector that works with other cameras, phones and mobile devices? Android uses the standard micro usb, apple has a bullshiat port that takes a 50 dollar converter that YOU HAVE TO BUY FROM THEM.
 
2012-10-08 10:28:36 PM  

mjbok: servlet: If the iPhone claimed it had an HD display, but only showed 640 lines, you'd have a point. I've never seen that claim made.

From Apple's website: "For big-time entertainment, iPhone 5 lets you watch widescreen HD video in all its glory - without letterboxing."


Crappy advertising. Probably true in the letter of the law. Misleading at best, I'd say. Shame on Apple for that. Seriously.
 
2012-10-08 10:29:11 PM  

viscountalpha: as long as foxconn keeps using essentially slave labor, I will never spend a dime on an apple product.


0/10. You can do better.
 
2012-10-08 10:31:22 PM  

servlet: Flint Ironstag: I say the same when an iPhone user goes on about the iPhones higher pixels per inch. Are you agreeing that that offers no noticeable advantage? Maybe I only notice the difference since I have a much bigger screen...

But if you bought a "HD TV" in Best Buy and then found out it only had 640 lines would you be happy?

The iPhone's "retina display" is fantastic. As is the one on the new iPad and the one on the new Macbook Pro. That is, compared to the preceding iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks Pro. Compared to other devices, it doesn't matter all that much. I mean, every device is different, so by what works.

I'm just saying that, on a 3- or 4-inch screen, arguing over "but mine is TRUE HD" is meaningless. Your comparison to HD TVs is somewhat meaningless, as displaying 720 lines is a requirement for an HD display. If the iPhone claimed it had an HD display, but only showed 640 lines, you'd have a point. I've never seen that claim made.

But again, I don't mean to argue. Different strokes for different folks and all. Buy whatever phone you want. I just couldn't help but call you out on making a big deal over 80px on a handheld-size screen. :)


You seem to be saying that pixels matter hugely (in the area where the iPhone leads, PPI) but make little difference in the area where the iPhone lags (total number of pixels). Seems a bit contradictory.
Apple tout HD video in a big way, yet it doesn't have a HD screen. And not only does it have fewer lines but it now has to do a whole lot of processing to fit a 720P image onto a 640 line screen, that's merging lines, working out which line to go where etc. Being able to display a HD image on a screen with the same resolution means you are getting the "true" image. Each and every pixel in the video recording is displayed on an individual pixel on the screen. Nothing lost. Nothing merged. Nothing averaged, no extra processing needed.

I've played with a iPhone 5 in store. I was not impressed with the screen image. It was nice, but nothing special to my eyes used to my One X. And the screen just looked tiny.
 
2012-10-08 10:32:44 PM  

servlet: mjbok: That is incredibly cool. That is the kind of thing that should be in the GIII commercial. Imagine a world where you phone knows where you are and what to do (visual :setting the phone down in the tray in your car and voice says bluetooth connected to car), where your phone adapts to its surroundings (visual: swiping it as you walk in the door-password protect off) and it forgets what you might (visual: putting it down on nightstand-alarm set), the GIII with NFC it thinks about the little things so you can worry about the big things.

//scene

I friggin WISH that someone other than Apple (ALL industries, not just tech) would focus their advertising on "how our device makes your life better," like you just described. Because that's really what it's all about in the end. MOST people don't care about stats and figures and "droid does" and stuff. They wanna know how it's gonna make life easier. Someone else PLEASE start advertising like that so I can stop shaking my head at commercials?


"Siri, is it raining?" (Says actress looking out window at rain)
 
2012-10-08 10:33:21 PM  
I'm fairly certain the author had an erection while writing that.
 
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