My advice for the phone-struggling Josh
I had the same struggle: buy the S4 or the One? My solution: neither
I got an Oppo Find 5. It was the first phone that had a 5" 1080p screen and it is really cheap.
MKBHD did a review of it:
I'm not affiliated with Oppo, but I have this phone and I like it. I would like to hear what Josh has to say about it. Maybe just get a review unit? Oppo seems to be quite open about lending review units to Youtuber's, so getting one for the verge should not be a problem?