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  • Jacksie66 15 May 2013 17:46:22 574 posts
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    @Steve_Perry The one is amazing. Just the look of the phone even. The screen and speakers beat anything I've used (and I've used or had LOTS of phones). The UI is fine in my eyes. There are a few bloatware apps but you can just hide them away, never to be seen again. I can't recommend the One enough. Top quality battery aswell.
  • pauleyc 15 May 2013 17:59:10 4,480 posts
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    Folant wrote:
    http://www.geek.com/android/samsung-galaxy-s4-google-edition-to-be-announced-at-google-io-1555174/

    GS4 running Google's Android?

    Seems a turnaround from the article I read the other day about Samsung ruining android with each hardware iteration.
    Confirmed during the I/O keynote. Will even receive prompt system updates.
  • CharlieStCloud 15 May 2013 18:05:02 5,275 posts
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    $649, which likely means 549 over here.

    ... still prefer the Nexus 4 hardware though, minus the glass coated back.
  • brokenkey 15 May 2013 18:10:18 7,085 posts
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    and you can get 2 N4s for the price of one S4.

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  • Deleted user 15 May 2013 18:28:18
    pauleyc wrote:
    Folant wrote:
    http://www.geek.com/android/samsung-galaxy-s4-google-edition-to-be-announced-at-google-io-1555174/

    GS4 running Google's Android?

    Seems a turnaround from the article I read the other day about Samsung ruining android with each hardware iteration.
    Confirmed during the I/O keynote. Will even receive prompt system updates.
    Now this I want. Almost walked out with an s4 but glad I resisted.

    @steve I love the HTC one and it is still very much in the running, hardware is bloody lush.
  • yegon 15 May 2013 22:58:26 5,326 posts
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    Whoa! Stock android, instant updates, great screen/camera/processor, sd card slot, removable battery...the Google flavoured S4 has suddenly piqued my interest! The only downer is the plastic chassis, but in all other regards it ticks every box. Been tempted by Nexus devices in the past but either low storage, no LTE or crappy camera has deterred me.

    Edited by yegon at 22:58:40 15-05-2013
  • DodgyPast 16 May 2013 01:32:12 8,491 posts
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    Might be tempted by the S4 Google edition if the price comes down... While the dual mode tech is great on the Note tablet I'd swap that for rapid updates and a leaner OS on my phone.

    One thing I never understand is how many flagship phones are released without an SD card slot. Seriously limits the available options for me.
  • Kovacs77 16 May 2013 07:04:43 366 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    cubbymoore wrote:
    Just get a 3 case for it like everyone who's sane does, it's no longer slippy.

    Also it's android, so if you don't like something, just switch it off, or try something else on the play store. Or root it, whatever you want.
    Why in the world would you buy a 500 phone and put a 3 case on it. Just why would you do that. In no way shape or form is this what 'everyone who's sane does'.

    Agree re software, even when I finally got the update to JB I quickly reinstalled Nova.
    Why in the world would you buy a 500 phone which you constantly take in and out of pockets over concrete and gravel every day for two years and NOT put a case on it? You must have incredible confidence in your luck holding out throughout the life of the phone not to want some kind of protection.

    If you don't like cases then the S4 must be a better choice, as 50% of the shell (the back) can be easily replaced. A scrape on the HTC is there forever.
  • THFourteen 16 May 2013 08:31:06 33,800 posts
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    Does anyone know how I can stop my home button from minimising apps when I use it to wake my phone up? It's seriously annoying.
  • Razz 16 May 2013 08:37:03 61,387 posts
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    Yeah. Use the power button.

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  • THFourteen 16 May 2013 10:25:13 33,800 posts
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    Lol.

    I'm holding it wrong
  • Razz 16 May 2013 12:34:08 61,387 posts
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    How so? Which phone do you have?

    Edited by Razz at 12:43:46 16-05-2013

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  • THFourteen 16 May 2013 12:50:26 33,800 posts
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    S3. I'm not actually holding it wrong, that was just a response to you telling me to use the other button

    its still annoying me, i dont want it to minimise my app when i press the home button unless the screen is already on!
  • Razz 16 May 2013 13:05:43 61,387 posts
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    You can use applications like Auto Screen On that uses the accelerometer to wake the screen.

    Edited by Razz at 13:06:49 16-05-2013

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  • THFourteen 16 May 2013 15:51:12 33,800 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    You can use applications like Auto Screen On that uses the accelerometer to wake the screen.
    wont it just turn the screen on whenever its in my pocket?
  • Razz 16 May 2013 17:22:04 61,387 posts
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    Depends on the sensor you use. I use the proximity sensor so the screen turns on whenever I take it out of my pocket

    Edited by Razz at 17:25:26 16-05-2013

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  • sanctusmortis 23 May 2013 08:21:41 9,646 posts
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    Any idea why when I log into Eurogamer on Chrome for my Razr i it switches to Italian? Weirded me the heck out...
  • Tonka 24 May 2013 06:57:33 20,744 posts
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    If this Clean Android HTC One rumor is true I'm going to be mighty jealous.

    First phone I'd swap my Nexus 4 for.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • eleven63 24 May 2013 08:54:39 1,608 posts
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    My other half has just upgraded her S2 to 4.1.2, great, but didn't tell me and so failed to back up, er, anything... Now got to download all the lost apps, etc, etc...

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  • Rodpad 24 May 2013 09:10:19 1,946 posts
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    Could you not just flash a custom rom on the current retail editions anyway?
  • crispyduckman 24 May 2013 09:32:57 1,884 posts
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    @Roddles Yes and no. ROM development is still in its early days, particularly on the S4, so you might not get a brilliant experience. The official versions will presumably be relatively stable and receive OTA updates. On the other hand, when the official versions come out, I expect that will boost ROM development for all versions.

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  • CharlieStCloud 24 May 2013 15:20:00 5,275 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    If this Clean Android HTC One rumour is true, I am going to be mighty jealous.

    First phone I would swap my Nexus 4 for.
    Think mowgli will be mighty pleased with this news!

    I really like the Nexus 4 though ... just wish the back wasn't made of glass.
  • Flying_Pig 25 May 2013 10:29:16 11,147 posts
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    So, considering defecting from iOS when my contract's up next month. So - Sony Xperia Z to HTC One?
  • PenguinJim 25 May 2013 11:06:05 5,905 posts
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    Be careful - once you've experienced something as big as my Note, anything smaller will feel tiny and unsatisfying.
  • L0cky 25 May 2013 11:12:20 1,538 posts
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    You could drive a bus through PenguinJim without touching the sides.
  • Flying_Pig 25 May 2013 12:02:45 11,147 posts
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    @PenguinJim - it's actually the (large) size of those 2 phones which puts me off and makes me wonder whether I should stick to iOS.
  • deez 25 May 2013 12:14:59 85 posts
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    My HTC One is broken. I'd suggest it isn't very good at handling liquid ingress.
  • Agent_Llama 25 May 2013 14:17:19 3,364 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    So, considering defecting from iOS when my contract's up next month. So - Sony Xperia Z to HTC One?
    I've ended up back with a Note 2 having bought a Z at launch. It's a nice phone but just not outstanding at anything really, apart from the resolution of the screen.

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  • Razz 25 May 2013 15:51:05 61,387 posts
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    deez wrote:
    My HTC One is broken. I'd suggest it isn't very good at handling liquid ingress.
    You tried to swallow it?

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