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Old 03-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #361
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I really liked my evo 3d, the speakers were really meh though, at least compared to other smartphones I've used.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #362
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Good luck noticing this in real life. Black levels > everything else.
It's pretty easy to notice the glaring issues with the S3's screen. It's also pretty easy for most S3 owners to ignore them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #363
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I wouldn't expect any major deviation from S3 pricing (when it was just released) or from how much any premium smartphone costs now.
Yep, expect the phone to be $600+ without contract.
All the flagship phones start at $650 right now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #364
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #365
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Yep, expect the phone to be $600+ without contract.
All the flagship phones start at $650 right now.
The Lumia 920 is $450

The Nexus 4 is $299.

Not every flagship phone is that pricey, unless you were only referring to Samsung.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #366
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The Lumia 920 is $450

The Nexus 4 is $299.

Not every flagship phone is that pricey, unless you were only referring to Samsung.
You vehemently hate Samsung don't you! Last time I checked the iPhone was $600 too!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:05 PM   #367
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You vehemently hate Samsung don't you! Last time I checked the iPhone was $600 too!
I know. The iPhone is also very expensive. I worded that statement in a confusing manner.

I meant that some manufacturers besides Samsung don't charge so much, not that Samsung is the only one who charges so much.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #368
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How is the HTC in the rooting aspect? I heard that once you brick it, it is impossible to bring it back to life whilst on the samsung phones its almost impossible to brick your phone. Maybe I should just get the GS3 instead?
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:44 AM   #369
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The Lumia 920 is $450

The Nexus 4 is $299.

Not every flagship phone is that pricey, unless you were only referring to Samsung.
Nexus 4 is not even compared to the other phones and doesn't have LTE(unless you live in canada).

Nokia Lumia 920 is $650 unlocked and without contract.

HTC one - $650
iPhone 5 - $650
Sony Xperia Z - $780
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #370
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How is the HTC in the rooting aspect? I heard that once you brick it, it is impossible to bring it back to life whilst on theest get the GS3 instead?
Friend's Galaxy S3 got bricked after 4 months of being used and rooted with a different rom.


If you want to root, get dev edition unlocked bootloader.
http://www.fonearena.com/blog/64694/...us-at-649.html
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:17 AM   #371
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Friend's Galaxy S3 got bricked after 4 months of being used and rooted with a different rom.


If you want to root, get dev edition unlocked bootloader.
http://www.fonearena.com/blog/64694/...us-at-649.html
I usually get a 2yr contract when buying phones, and thats why I want to be sure that I will be happy with my purchase. I really want the HTC, but the extra risks you're taking for the root may be the whole difference.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #372
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i guess the choice between my next phone is leaning towards the s4... the htc one def has the better design and screen while the s4 has the better software and battery life. to me software and battery are more important.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #373
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Battery life is a big reason why I would lean toward the S4
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Battery life is a big reason why I would lean toward the S4
Going off of one review from The Verge. Other reviews have found much more livable results:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smart...298431/htc-one

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...1862/review/11

We'll see how the S4 is. The S3 is not nearly as impressive as Samsung claimed it to be with regards to battery life.

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #375
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What's wrong with AMOLED? The black levels are amazing, I couldn't go back to a LCD after using AMOLED phones.
Retina display >
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #376
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What I think is so funny about all these iPhone vs Galaxy threads is that no one is talking about the call quality. lol Its all about the apps or fancy feature.

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Retina display >
Retina got left behind a long time ago.

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http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/2/291...c-one-x-review
I wonder where that leaves the 1080p S-LCD3 on the new One?
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Retina got left behind a long time ago.
Stupid baseless claim.
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Stupid baseless claim.
But "retina > " isn't

Speaking of the One...

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...the One's display is the most gorgeous we've seen thus far.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/12/htc-one-review/
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But "retina > " isn't

Speaking of the One...



Alright fair enough
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