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Jaden Ckast
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2/25/2014 | 10:03:17 AM
Agree with 95%
So I agree with everything this article states except for a few things. First off I own an iphone 5 and in samsungs defense maybe they are borrowing more than just a page from apple in the fact they they made a minor update to the S5 just like apple does with the "s". Also as far as things plateauing in reference to the iphone 5s not being a giant leap from the 5, this has been standard with what apple does. If you follow their trend you will see that since the 3G they add incremental updates to their devices. From the 3G to 3GS or the 4 to the 4s and finally the 5 to 5s. This is just what apple does so I don't think they are plateauing just because they added an incremental update. Other than that it's a good article.
DonS166
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2/25/2014 | 10:06:33 AM
THE WOW IS GONE
The WoW is Gone, but not Samsung Ability to Steal (Back Engineer other companies Technology) What's Amazing is the Thieves are allowed to make Billions off of stolen tech and get fined pennies, I would take that trade any day. I'm disappointed I thought by now they would have a 21" display and a battery that lasted more than 45 minutes. Grand Example, the Crap called Galaxy Gear Smart Watch will get a Unbelievable upgrade right after Apple releases it's first Smart Watch.
Nathan Gomes
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2/25/2014 | 10:24:11 AM
Nexus
Nexus 5 owner

Will not consider S5 or any other phone unless it's Nexus or Google Play Edition
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2/25/2014 | 10:31:37 AM
What did you expect?
The smart phone market has stablized already. what revolutionary features can you possibly expect? Do you want the phone to grow legs and walk around on it's own? It's already an insanely powerful computer and a really nice camera. You can watch movies on it and run pretty much any application your heart desires. I'm not sure what people expect to see from a new phone... This goes for the iphone too. Don't expect to see something completely different because these companies already built a great product.
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2/25/2014 | 10:41:04 AM
It is an ugly phone
This is an ugly phone.  The back is just awful.  Also the Gold color looks so cheap.  Just take a look at the Sony Z2 or the Nexus 5.  But what got me is how ugly Android is.  I can't believe after all these years and Android icons still look like back in the Windows 3.1 day.

Name brand aside, can you folks see how nice the iOS icons look?  I have seen the Xiaomi phone and their own UI that goes ontop of Android and it looks really nice, though not iOS quality but close.

For me, Apple wins in both design and quality.  I just think no one can come close to Apple design.  Specs means nothing when how things are being used daily suck.  

It is ALL about the "HOW" to me and not the "WHAT".  So far, I am sticking with my iPhone 5S, my first Apple product and I am truly impressed.  Guess who I am going to go to for the next phone?  :)

 

 

 
Laurianne
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2/25/2014 | 10:54:59 AM
water resistance
I wonder when the water-resistant design will become more common on many phones, eliminating the need for expensive waterproof cases. Others on display at MWC?
Susan Fourtané
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2/25/2014 | 11:23:03 AM
Re: What did you expect?
avovk, 

"The smart phone market has stablized already. what revolutionary features can you possibly expect?" 

As I was reading I was thinking exactly the same. You can even talk with your smartphone! Maybe some people expect their phone to wake them up with a ready cup of coffee, read the news, and get the shower ready while they finish their coffee. 

The only innovation that can possibly occur for some time is in apps. And even there there is an app for almost everything you can possibly imagine. 

People have been complaining about every smartphone that has been launched lately disregarding the manufacturer. For quite some time I have been saying that announcing a new phone twice a year is too much. 

-Susan
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2/25/2014 | 1:03:34 PM
Re: What did you expect?
Ditto.  You can't engineer ground-breaing new stuff into every new release of every product.


On top of that, though, I don't want a paradigm shift every time I buy a phone.  Maybe for an 18 year-old hipster that's desirable,  but I don't want or need to spend weeks learning a new UI (which of course isn't really all that intuitive and at best could be described as 'ill-documented') every time I buy a new phone.  Sometimes, just making a product better is enough.
Thomas Claburn
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2/25/2014 | 7:53:03 PM
Re: What did you expect?
Check out Google's Project Tango. That's pretty revolutionary.
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2/28/2014 | 6:23:35 PM
Re: What did you expect?
Where can I buy aa Tango enabled phone?  Oh, nowhere.    This is silly.   

 

 

 
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