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progman2000
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2/29/2016 | 10:53:20 AM
Re: S4 redo, redo, redo me thinks
Nice to hear, since I am the recent purchaser of a Note 5 :)
DDURBIN1
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2/29/2016 | 10:26:11 AM
Re: S4 redo, redo, redo me thinks
Despite the new chip set, everything the S7 does can be done with a Note 4 including VR (although the S7 makes all better or easier).  The better components don't result in better innovation.  Like a new car, it would be nice to have but most have plenty of miles still left on their S4s and such.
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2/28/2016 | 7:14:47 PM
Re: The concept has been taken as far as it can go
Really? Water proofing; recognizing companion phones, tablets, TVs and laptops in the home; reverse charging; foldable screens; ... There's so much that smart phones have yet to offer.
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2/28/2016 | 2:41:10 PM
Re: The concept has been taken as far as it can go
@Gary_El: We would have in due time. I think there are great phones on the market right now, but we don't know about them because they haven't had the right amount of exposure.
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2/28/2016 | 2:38:35 PM
Re: S4 redo, redo, redo me thinks
@Yalanand I agree. The S7 eclipses the S6 but it places nothing new to the table. Samsung is going like Apple, no innovation, only iteration and packing more meat under the hood. 
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2/28/2016 | 2:34:40 PM
Re: The concept has been taken as far as it can go
@Yalanand: NextBit Robin has got me excited. Everything about this phone is thought properly, even the position they placed the fingerprint sensor and unlock! Everything about this phone just makes sense. Even the polycarbonate body and the colors. 
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2/27/2016 | 1:28:01 AM
Re: The concept has been taken as far as it can go
@Gary_El: A NextBit Robin or the Apple's ex CEO's Obi?
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2/27/2016 | 1:23:37 AM
Re: The concept has been taken as far as it can go
@Susan: The NextBit Robin is right now the dark horse of the smartphone world. I love the fingerprint scanner position, as well as I love the quirky design and software. It puts forward a right amount of technology for the user, like proper cloud storage management and cloud power utilization. When will these flagships get that? Even the MI Cloud services are changing just like the NextBit Robin.
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2/27/2016 | 1:21:30 AM
Re: S4 redo, redo, redo me thinks
@DDURBIN1: I beg to differ. It's true that the S6 was nothing new, but the S7 seems to shine brighter than the S6, but I believe the flagship prices would be too high to even consider this right now. I really hated it when the S6 was indroduced with a 2600 MaH battery, thank god the S7 improves upon that, but also it has a DDR4 ram and an 820 chipset, and that combination is a power source destroyer. 

The most revolutionary Galaxy was the Note 4 in my opinion, because it made perfect sense. The S5 as well makes perfect sense.

I really do not get why samsung makes slippery phones now. I get zero confidence while holding the S6. They should have the contoured glass back.
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2/23/2016 | 10:29:39 AM
S4 redo, redo, redo me thinks
Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 set the bar.  There are only so many ways to present a rectangular device.  The S5, S6 and now the S7 are really mostly about taking costs out of manufacturing than anything new or innovative.  Like a reliable automobile, I'll have my Note 4 until it dies.
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