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Rich Corinthian Leather

bluecoyote

Sep 4, 2013, 12:46 PM
It's funny that a phone marketed to creatives manages to combine so many bad stylistic decisions- even for Samsung, who has a record streak of building really ugly stuff. Fake leather, fake aluminum, and chunky cheap plastic. Apple was raked over the coals for it on the software end, but at least they executed it well- this is just a hot mess.

But the new functionality looks killer. Multi-window is already awesome, and this makes it moreso. And the scrapbook function is brilliant.
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Rusty Shackleford

Sep 5, 2013, 9:22 AM
bluecoyote said:
It's funny that a phone marketed to creatives manages to combine so many bad stylistic decisions- even for Samsung, who has a record streak of building really ugly stuff. Fake leather, fake aluminum, and chunky cheap plastic.


What are you talking about? This phone looks exactly like every other smartphone produced in the past 3 years including the entire Samsung Galaxy series. A responsible phone owner is going to put their phone into a protective case anyway so even if you are a fanboy obsessing about some minor difference between a Note and an HTC One the case if going to hide those minor differences anyway.
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lukins97

Sep 7, 2013, 12:30 PM
Really, "A responsible phone owner"... That had to be the dumbest statement I've heard yet! I have had a smartphone since before the iPhone and never had a case, also never broke a screen or phone! I don't buy a 700 dollar product to have to put a protective casing over what the manufacturer should have built to protect the components. Also out is clear the fan boy here is you!
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Zpike

Sep 5, 2013, 10:54 AM
Portable devices I have owned over the years:

Flashlight
Boombox
Walkman
Headphones
Wristwatch
Dewalt Impact Wrench
Various other battery operated power tools
TV remote
Screw driver
Can opener
MP3 player
Ink Pen
Thumb Drive
External HDD
Propane Camping Lamp
Laptop
Wasp Spray
Deodorant
Other Aerosol Devices
Multi-meter
Gameboy
Nerf gun
Water gun
Calculator
Digital Calendar
Alarm Clock
Fly Swatter
Desk Fan
Desk Heater
Pepper Grinder
Mouse
Camera
Electric Tooth Brush
Bluetooth headset
Air Hogs indoor helicopter
Blood pressure machine
Wii Remote
Portable House Phone
Nokia brick phone
Various cellular phones
PDA's
PDA phones
Smart Phones

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Doom Wolf

Sep 5, 2013, 11:04 AM
It 's a trend impossed by Apple to make their devices "look superior". They started with this whole "Quality Feel" thing.

They used it to cover up for their product's lack of features, such as NFC and so. Metals are a great conductor, so the phone temperature will only conduct better through the back material, metal-sealed phone materials also tend to block some signals. Having this "Quality Feel" doesn't compensate for the lack of features and performace. Plus, take in mind that as soon as you encounter a battery issue you won't be able to replace it yourself. You'll have to spend on service for it. Memory is also a great issue, if the device fails retrieving the information stored is not going to be so easy, even tho' it was stored in t...
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DarkStar

Sep 8, 2013, 6:08 PM
Oh yes NFC is such an important feature that everybody uses. lol. If I have to pay 700 dollars for the device it better be built with quality in mind.

Lack of performance. At least with an iPhone you don't have to restart it everyday and apps don't crash.

I have the HTC ONE. I paid a lot of money for it and expect it to have a quality not c*** feel to it.

And how often to iPhone's have battery issues? Its pretty rare if at all.

Memory. Backup everything to your computer. Itunes can back up everything through wifi when you are at home and everything is safe and secure.

And all this is coming from someone who hates the iPhone
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Zpike

Sep 9, 2013, 10:11 AM
>>Oh yes NFC is such an important feature that everybody uses. lol.

Actually, despite your obvious sarcasm, they do. Protest all you like, but NFC will soon be as essential as bluetooth. This is one of the directions technology is going in. And phones that don't have it are seriously gimped.

>> If I have to pay 700 dollars for the device it better be built with quality in mind.

Ya, and quality devices should have NFC.

>>I have the HTC ONE. I paid a lot of money for it and expect it to have a quality not c*** feel to it.

But that's entirely subjective. I tested both the HTC One and Galaxy S IV in the Sprint store and found the quality of the S IV's build to be superior. Not everyone will agree on what a "quality feel" is. But ...
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Doom Wolf

Sep 9, 2013, 4:27 PM
Zpike, thanks for clearing out my point!
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Jarahawk

Sep 7, 2013, 11:08 AM
One knows one has a winner when Apple's favorite fanboy puts in an appearance to bash one's device.
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T Bone

Sep 7, 2013, 4:39 PM
And bashes it for such a stupid reason. I always knew Apple fans preferred style to substance.
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jboogie1289

Sep 8, 2013, 8:35 AM
There are a lot of things that were left out so far as features. Now, I don't know if they intended for us consumers to just go with the idea that all of the S4 features will be included on the Note 3 but here are a few things I've found on several different sites;

The enhanced audio output frequencies
The IR blaster for remote control use
Air Gestures (not Air Hover or Command)
Speaker placement

This is just to name a few and not that it's a big deal but it seems like even at the IFA Press Event, they were really pushing the S-Pen and all of it 's functions which they should have done but don't forget the smaller items either. Can't wait till Oct and I get this beast in my paws!!!
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