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(The Verge)   Old and busted: Apple fanboys waiting in line for new iPhone. New Steamy Hot Derpiness: Samsung fanboys trashing reviewers of the latest Samsung s-Phone   (theverge.com) divider line 41
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2013-04-24 09:39:16 AM  
I see from the lack of comments so far, no one's gonna dare piss of the snippy Samsung fanb----CARRIER LOST----
 
2013-04-24 09:43:24 AM  
Not going to watch your crappy videoblog.
 
2013-04-24 09:45:47 AM  
Love my GS3 for everything except as a phone. Usually get a pretty crappy signal... But of all the things I do with my phone, making phone calls is probably around 1%.

Nothing I saw made me want to abandon the GS3 for the GS3S, but that doesn't mean it won't be great.

Since this upgrade was mostly features, I should be seeing a lot of them brought to the GS3.

But with any new android release, I think the most exciting thing is seeing what the iPhone will be getting in 2 yrs.

(I keed)
 
2013-04-24 09:47:55 AM  
I don't get it, who's trashing the reviewer(s)?  Was I supposed to go to that site and wade through a bunch of idiotic comments?  Cause I got Fark for that, no external link necessary.
 
2013-04-24 09:52:04 AM  
images.sodahead.com

It's a phone!
 
2013-04-24 09:53:21 AM  
Somebody asked me what kind of Android I have the other day in a snotty tone of voice .

I shot him square in the face and walked away.

/hardcore
 
2013-04-24 10:00:52 AM  
Please, the Samsung boys are worse than atheist who spends hours each day arguing that religion doesn't effect their lives.
 
2013-04-24 10:04:14 AM  
My Galaxy Nexus, even with it's horrible battery, is still doing fine for me. I got the 4.2.2 update a few weeks back.

I only see myself upgrading my phone within the year if one comes out that gives me a hand-job while in my pocket.
 
2013-04-24 10:04:42 AM  

stuhayes2010: Please, the Samsung boys are worse than atheist who spends hours each day arguing that religion doesn't effect their lives.


6/10


You'll dig several out of the woodwork with that one.
 
2013-04-24 10:08:41 AM  
That's a cool looking tablet.
 
2013-04-24 10:09:55 AM  
I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.
 
2013-04-24 10:11:29 AM  
HTC, rooted, ROM'd and out the door.
 
2013-04-24 10:50:25 AM  

FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.


When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:37 AM  
In case anyone didn't pick up on it, the reviewer lives in New York.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:58 AM  

TNel: FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.

When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.


With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.
 
2013-04-24 11:07:11 AM  

LasersHurt: TNel: FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.

When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.

With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.


Like what?  Dialing a number, maybe texting using swype?  Every smartphone I've ever had I've always held it with 1 hand and did work with the other, even when the device was the same form size as an iphone.  I can't see how you can use the phone to it's full potential if it can be fully operated with one hand.
 
2013-04-24 11:14:22 AM  

TNel: LasersHurt: TNel: FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.

When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.

With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.

Like what?  Dialing a number, maybe texting using swype?  Every smartphone I've ever had I've always held it with 1 hand and did work with the other, even when the device was the same form size as an iphone.  I can't see how you can use the phone to it's full potential if it can be fully operated with one hand.


There's a time and a place for "full potential", but a lot of times you're just doing basic stuff. I can text, check maps, read emails, etc with one hand easily.

I can't fire up a badass app and really dig in, maybe, but for day to day use I can do a lot with one hand. I mean there's no 1 form factor that works for everything, mind you.
 
2013-04-24 11:15:41 AM  
FTFA: The company made tradeoffs for a removable battery and a slightly thinner body, but I'm not sure those are features worth sacrificing so much for in 2013.

WTF? If the battery isn't user-replaceable, I don't farking want it, I don't give a flying fark how thin the damn thing is. Kudos to Samsung for getting it right, even if they dropped the ball a bit with the plastic.

I'm not sure the plastic is all that big of an issue, anyway - if you have any sense at all, your expensive new toy is going immediately into a protective case.

In any case, I've always felt that the best bang-for-the-buck is one generation behind the latest and greatest. I don't have a driving need for my phone to be thinner than everyone else's, either (and my Galaxy S Relay has a slide-out keyboard, so it's a bit on the chunky side). If I were starting over, I'd probably go with the S3 instead of the S4, just because I'm a cheapskate.
 
2013-04-24 11:20:50 AM  

Fubegra: FTFA: The company made tradeoffs for a removable battery and a slightly thinner body, but I'm not sure those are features worth sacrificing so much for in 2013.

WTF? If the battery isn't user-replaceable, I don't farking want it, I don't give a flying fark how thin the damn thing is. Kudos to Samsung for getting it right, even if they dropped the ball a bit with the plastic.

I'm not sure the plastic is all that big of an issue, anyway - if you have any sense at all, your expensive new toy is going immediately into a protective case.

In any case, I've always felt that the best bang-for-the-buck is one generation behind the latest and greatest. I don't have a driving need for my phone to be thinner than everyone else's, either (and my Galaxy S Relay has a slide-out keyboard, so it's a bit on the chunky side). If I were starting over, I'd probably go with the S3 instead of the S4, just because I'm a cheapskate.


You don't need to be one generation behind just wait 6 months.  If you can wait until Black Friday you can get the S4 for 99cents.  The S3 was at that price last year.  I can't see dropping $200 for a device, I ended up paying $100 and I think that is about my max but to each their own.
 
2013-04-24 11:25:22 AM  

LasersHurt: There's a time and a place for "full potential", but a lot of times you're just doing basic stuff. I can text, check maps, read emails, etc with one hand easily.

I can't fire up a badass app and really dig in, maybe, but for day to day use I can do a lot with one hand. I mean there's no 1 form factor that works for everything, mind you.


Maybe the op has baby hands but I don't have any issue holding the phone and checking email with one hand if I really have to (I just tried it out).  Texting would take forever since I use swiftkey and not swype. I just don't see why we need to keep lowering our standards on phones because some people don't want to hold the phone with one hand and use the other hand to do the work.

The S3 is not that big of a phone, but I guess it comes down to what you are used to.  My great Pyrenees dog doesn't seem that big to me until I take him out to the dog park and then holy shiat is he huge.
 
2013-04-24 11:30:21 AM  

stuhayes2010: Please, the Samsung boys are worse than atheist who spends hours each day arguing that religion doesn't effect their lives.


+1 Heh heh... that was good.
 
2013-04-24 11:35:38 AM  
FTFA: "The company made tradeoffs for a removable battery and a slightly thinner body, but I'm not sure those are features worth sacrificing so much for in 2013."

Yes, because what consumers want is less flexibility in how they use their devices, ya idiot.

/phone makers moving to non-removable batteries pisses me off
//won't be getting any new HTC phones for this reason
 
2013-04-24 11:38:57 AM  
Yeah, I would've gone with the HTC One if it wasn't for the non-swappable battery. So now I'm just waiting til Verizon starts pre-orders on the GS4 so I can get my grubby little hands on one. Cause I hate my current network provider of AT&T.
 
2013-04-24 11:42:04 AM  
Samsung FAndroid people are bigger douche bags than Apple fanbois by miles. I own a WP and I swear those farks go out their way to go talk trash in every single WP thread. The farkers even attack other OEM's(HTC and Sony) that make Android handsets.
/I can't wait till Samsung switch to Tizen on their arse
 
2013-04-24 11:43:54 AM  

Grither: Yeah, I would've gone with the HTC One if it wasn't for the non-swappable battery. So now I'm just waiting til Verizon starts pre-orders on the GS4 so I can get my grubby little hands on one. Cause I hate my current network provider of AT&T.


You should wait a month to see which carrier give out a  free wireless back and charging plate. My bet it will be Verizon
 
kab
2013-04-24 11:45:11 AM  
Who knew that overpriced, wannabee computers with pointlessly tiny screens could draw the ire and affection of so many millions of people?

/carry on, just passing through.
 
2013-04-24 11:51:38 AM  
I don't understand how fan criticism of a new phone isn't a good thing, it just proves Android owners aren't mindless drones who buy the new release because it's shiny. I'll be getting it because my contract expired and I might as well wait for this one to come out over picking up an S3. The removable battery and expandable/removable memory are important things to me, so the One isn't as alluring and I'm not looking to lock myself into Apple or being forced to use their software to make my phone work on PC.
 
2013-04-24 11:52:06 AM  

LasersHurt: TNel: FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.

When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.

With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.


You mean it WAS one of the advantages.  Since the screen increased in size, smaller hands can no longer operate the whole screen...  not unless you hold the phoneclose to the middle, which is quite unnatural as most hold it at the bottom.  Then again, I can make the same argument for even a Galaxy Note: hold it in the middle and I can reach the top and bottom unnaturally.

I find having a keyboard like Swype / Swiftkey Flow / Jellybean stock keyboard a lot more useful for singlehanded operation than a smaller screen size.  I actually get annoyed at small size (I just tried to use my old Nexus One).  Keys are so small, and it's easier to misclick some things especially on websites.
 
2013-04-24 11:58:43 AM  

SleepingEye: With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.

You mean it WAS one of the advantages.  Since the screen increased in size, smaller hands can no longer operate the whole screen...  not unless you hold the phoneclose to the middle, which is quite unnatural as most hold it at the bottom.  Then again, I can make the same argument for even a Galaxy Note: hold it in the middle and I can reach the top and bottom unnaturally.

I find having a keyboard like Swype / Swiftkey Flow / Jellybean stock keyboard a lot more useful for singlehanded operation than a smaller screen size.  I actually get annoyed at small size (I just tried to use my old Nexus One).  Keys are so small, and it's easier to misclick some things especially on websites.


I don't have issues with the iPhone 5, but my hands aren't particularly small. I tend to rest the bottom on my pinky finger, with the phone in the fingers portion of my hand. Like this, I can reach the top of the screen, and the button on the bottom. Your handage may vary.

I like the larger screens for some things - my fiancee has a Galaxy S3 which is pretty nice. But for my use, the phone is mostly a utility notifier, navigator, etc. I get the draw of the bigger ones, it's all about what you prefer and how you use the device. And in my case, what the company gives me, which right now is a very new iphone and a very old Droid X. POS.
 
2013-04-24 12:09:59 PM  
To quote John Gruber:


This really says it all...From Joanna Stern's review of the Samsung Galaxy S4:

Many people will find the phone's sheer number of features to be overwhelming and hard to find. For instance, I really like the multitasking feature that lets you stack apps one on top of another - i.e. e-mail on the top of the screen and a browser on the bottom - but it isn't obvious how you actually can set that up. For real smartphone beginners, Samsung has added an Easy Mode, which simplifies the entire phone, with a stripped-down homescreen and settings menu.

"The iPhone has an easy mode too. It's called "Using the iPhone."
 
2013-04-24 12:28:45 PM  

Fat Horny Black and Joe: "The iPhone has an easy mode too. It's called "Using the iPhone."


Exactly true. If you're an idiot, just buy an iPhone.
 
2013-04-24 12:35:04 PM  

Fat Horny Black and Joe: To quote John Gruber:


This really says it all...From Joanna Stern's review of the Samsung Galaxy S4:

Many people will find the phone's sheer number of features to be overwhelming and hard to find. For instance, I really like the multitasking feature that lets you stack apps one on top of another - i.e. e-mail on the top of the screen and a browser on the bottom - but it isn't obvious how you actually can set that up. For real smartphone beginners, Samsung has added an Easy Mode, which simplifies the entire phone, with a stripped-down homescreen and settings menu.

"The iPhone has an easy mode too. It's called "Using the iPhone."


Burn.

But I agree. A former co-worker had an Android; super proud of that fact. He wanted to show me this great thing that it could do - it would blow my iPhone loving mind! After about five minutes of "OK, hold on..." and "Just one more second..." and "It's almost working" I kind of just politely walked away.

/ I like my iPhone because my iPad and laptop also talk to iCloud
// I realize Google has similar syncing
/// Apple's integration is just a bit more seamless
//// Wish they'd make the home screen a bit more flexible, though
 
2013-04-24 01:00:48 PM  
Does it fit in the front pocket of my jeans?

No.
 
2013-04-24 01:52:04 PM  

Grither: Fat Horny Black and Joe: "The iPhone has an easy mode too. It's called "Using the iPhone."

Exactly true. If you're an idiot, just buy an iPhone.


Or maybe I just want a device that doesn't need ten minutes of configuration and customization just to do basic tasks.
 
2013-04-24 01:55:45 PM  
I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up the S4.  My almost 3 year old EVO is on its last legs.
 
2013-04-24 02:07:57 PM  

Grither: Yeah, I would've gone with the HTC One if it wasn't for the non-swappable battery. So now I'm just waiting til Verizon starts pre-orders on the GS4 so I can get my grubby little hands on one. Cause I hate my current network provider of AT&T.


They start tomorrow, fyu
 
2013-04-24 02:33:22 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Does it fit in the front pocket of my jeans?

No.


I have an S3 and since the S4 is the same width and height as the S3 then Yes it will fit in the front pocket of your jeans.  That's where my phone goes in all of my jeans, shorts, khakis, etc and I have no issues with it being there.  Unless you buy some crazy jeans it will fit fine.
 
2013-04-24 03:43:16 PM  

Karate Explosion: Grither: Yeah, I would've gone with the HTC One if it wasn't for the non-swappable battery. So now I'm just waiting til Verizon starts pre-orders on the GS4 so I can get my grubby little hands on one. Cause I hate my current network provider of AT&T.

They start tomorrow, fyu


Thanks!
 
2013-04-24 03:46:54 PM  

TNel: LasersHurt: TNel: FooDog: I've had the SGS3 since last summer and I'm pretty happy with it. Didn't get it because I really wanted it but the wifey needed a new phone and there was a two for one promotion going on at the time.

That said, I would not get another. It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with. I really miss a smaller form factor and I can certainly understand the appeal on something the size of an iphone. Samsung is trying too hard to make a tablet sized phone and i just don't get it. Bigger isn't always better.

When wouldn't you need two hands with a smart phone?  One to hold the damn thing and the other to touch the screen.

With an iPhone, a lot can be done single-handedly. It's one of the advantages of the smaller size.

Like what?  Dialing a number, maybe texting using swype?  Every smartphone I've ever had I've always held it with 1 hand and did work with the other, even when the device was the same form size as an iphone.  I can't see how you can use the phone to it's full potential if it can be fully operated with one hand.


I nearly always use just one hand for my GS2.  When I had an iPhone, I had to use two hands because the typing was so slow.
 
kab
2013-04-24 04:13:22 PM  

FooDog: It's far too big and requires two hands most of the time to do anything with


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-24 04:38:07 PM  

TNel: StoPPeRmobile: Does it fit in the front pocket of my jeans?

No.

I have an S3 and since the S4 is the same width and height as the S3 then Yes it will fit in the front pocket of your jeans.  That's where my phone goes in all of my jeans, shorts, khakis, etc and I have no issues with it being there.  Unless you buy some crazy jeans it will fit fine.




Levis for work.

Can you get it out of the fronbt pocket while seated?

BB curve was the best front pocket fit.


/used to carry PPCs
 
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