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skeechan
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Re: To keep size down?

What smartphone is thinner than the iPhone 5?


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who fucking cares. Real question, which phones exceed the capabilities of the iPhone5?

Answer: plenty of them. Starting with the SGIII and lumia 920.
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I consider size and weight a capability and in that the SG3 is an epic fail. I don't want a fucking mini tab in my pocket. That's stupid.

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When you consider the extra top/bottom bezel on iPhone, the SG3 is not much bigger. I surprising Apple still has all that top/bottom bezel.


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Width. One handed use on a narrow phone is much easier and faster to type. 1/2" makes a big difference. The SG3 is too small to be a good media player and too big to be a good phone. It's the worst of both worlds. It looked great but when I tried to use it, it was unwieldy to use one handed like by Galaxy WiFi. Fine as a novelty (ohhh, my phone is bigger than your phone) but would be a PITA to deal with on a daily basis.

Form is function in this case.

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I should have been more specific - Verizon's currently available Android smartphones are almost all thinner than the currently available Apple smartphone. The next generation of Android phones will all be thinner than the iPhone 5. The Motorola Droid Razr has already accomplished this feat, all the while offering simultaneous voice and data.


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This is just your personal preference and not everyone is the same. I'm happy with my HTC Rezound with extended battery. It fits nicely in my pocket, the 4.3" screen looks wonderful with a higher pixel density than any retina display. It works great for me as a media player. I watch Slingbox streams, Netflix, YouTube, and even MLB TV on this phone and it's absolutely fantastic.

4G LTE speeds on the perfect-sized display for on-the-go viewing. Form is definitely function in this case for me. A long-lasting, replaceable extended battery is more important to me than thin and light. To me, every phone is thin and light. Things that matter to me are docking cradles that allow my phone to sit in landscape mode while charging, not whether it is .22 inches thicker or .52 inches longer.

I have an iPod Touch (4th generation), and I find it much harder to hold and especially to type anything.

Isn't the RAZR also .3 inches deep, making it the same as the new iPhone 5 spec?


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said by skeechan:

I consider size and weight a capability and in that the SG3 is an epic fail. I don't want a fucking mini tab in my pocket. That's stupid.

I certainly do want a mini tab in my pocket. That's genius. My new iPad is just too clunky to carry around with me on a daily basis. Since my phone can do everything my iPad is capable of, it is more convenient to just take my phone with me when I leave the house. Having something a little bigger, but still easy enough to slide in my pocket, would be even better.


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I have a Galaxy Nexus. 4.65" screen, 720p display, Super AMOLED screen. 135grams (23 heavier than the iPhone 5)

The screen is no problem. I can type upwards of 40 wpm with two hands. Just because you can't type with two hands doesn't mean everyone can't.

Most phones these days are tiny anyways - it's the case you add on that makes it big.

I like my large screen. Enjoy your puny 4" screen on your iphone with a ton of wasted real estate.


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It's quite apparent you haven't even touched a S3 based on your comments


skeechan
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I don't want to type with two hands with a handset


skeechan
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Its quite apparent you made an incorrect assumption. I have used an S3 and while nice looking, it is a novelty, would never use it for my daily work


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A novelty? Says the iSheep...


LightS
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And I don't want to type with one hand (which I can do. Barely, but I can)

Stating that the "size and weight" hint, 21g lighter, is "epic fail" is ridiculous. If 20 grams is that much different for you... lol.

It's also a much more capable phone than the iphone 5 any day. Extra size means more weight, especially when the screen is nearly an inch larger.

It may be a novelty for you, but a lot of us use and enjoy the larger screens. And they are used in our daily work.


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So angry you.


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said by skeechan:

So angry you.

No, not really


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Wow.. Epic fail, eh? Doubt it.

..and you'd prefer a "Mini iPad" in your pocket?


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You mean the mini ipad that SJ said no one wanted? But now they are apparently releasing one? LOL


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said by skeechan:

Its quite apparent you made an incorrect assumption. I have used an S3 and while nice looking, it is a novelty, would never use it for my daily work

like you could use an iDevice in a corporate world ruled by Microsoft.


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skeechan
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S3 is an oversize toy, a novelty that wears thin with daily use. The S3 is for kids that think "bigger is always better" when that is rarely the case.


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I would long before I'd step down to using a shitty plastic hemorrhoid handset whose main feature is random reboots and force closing apps.

OOooooo but it's bigger. Yay, bigger fail.


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I'd be angry too if I were stuck using an Android handset every day. I'd be kicking my dog, beating the gf...I sympathize with your frustration although I have never known it, being that I'm an iPhone owner.


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And as I said earlier, it's quite apparent you haven't used any handset released recently... I have NONE of those issues and neither does anyone I know using Android

Keep spewing your shit iTool...
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skeechan
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Re: To keep size down?

Pot...meet kettle.

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said by skeechan:

"bigger is always better".

That's what she said.


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said by skeechan:

No reason to get butthurt because you have a crap handset. You can always step up to an iPhone.

What are the innovations that iPhone is offering? Besides the fact that is thinner and the iTunes what can I do with an iPhone that I cant do right now with android or wp?
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