Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T
Top message: Hardware??? by Zpike
Replying to: Re: Hardware??? by KOL4420
1. Phonescoop said they preferred the hardware on the One to the hardware on the Galaxy S4. They weren't comparing S4's across carriers. They were comparing the hardware on two entirely different handsets by two different manufacturers. So, yea they should justify why the hardware is better on one than the other.
2. Your statement of what is important to consumers is both entirely objective and ill founded. Certainly network performance is important to any consumer, but many users of high-end smartphones spend more time on a Wifi network than they do on the actual carrier's network. Besides, network performance is exactly the sort of "functional" thing I was referring to as opposed to aesthetic hardware. And if Phonescoop considered network performance when talking about the hardware, it wasn't clear that that bore into their judgment. I would also argue that if aesthetics were as important as you say they are, there were would be significantly more people who own an iPhone. But the vast number of people who own devices with clearly superior hardware to the iPhone strongly suggest that you don't have your finger as firmly on the heartbeat of consumers as you suppose.
- Re: Hardware??? by KOL4420