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about 15 hours ago
4 major corporations in Korea =/= Every Korean.
Hell, every major corporation in Korea =/= Every Korean.
Double hell, every single company in Korea =/= Every Korean.
C’mon man. Turn off your Gawd Bless Amorica xenophobe hat for just a second and think about it.
Cars & gadgets aren’t everything. There are a lot of amazing artists & designers in Korea creating, well, amazing new art & designs.
Cole, you have the entire internet at your fingertips. Use it to not hate or fear entire civilizations & cultures that aren’t like you.
To your original question, OP. We have a Samsung GS3 and an iPhone 5. They get similar battery life and neither have issues making it through the day on medium use. Throw in some heavy game or long video usage and you can burn through the batteries, sure, but I think that’s expected on any phone. GS3 also had a power-saving mode that made it last even longer.
Both phones should be good for you though. The added benefit of the GS3 if you are a heavy heavy user is the ability to change out the batteries to bigger ones or carry a spare (which I don’t like, but some people don’t mind).
As for touchwiz, adjust your settings, turn off anything with S- in the name, and throw a launcher on their and touchwiz is really not an issue. Stock is nice, but finally not suffering from Battery Paranoia (and having the better camera to boot) supersedes stock for me.
I’d assume GS4 is similar in all these respects, except you lose some memory with the way they chock the device full o’ “features”.
There was nothing worse than constantly worrying about your battery. Good luck!!!
Carat isn’t too bad. Saw a couple culprits I killed.
I work with a lot of Koreans and have friended quite a few over the years…. Do you seriously not know how extraordinarily offensive your comment is?
Yes, some of the companies in Korea may be copycats, but I’m preeeeetty sure every nation has their copycat companies. Even our blessed Amorica.
But to just drop a blanket statement about an entire nation of fellow human beings (you are human, right)? I’ll stick with my original comment, wow.
Yeah, I know. But that’s “all programs”, I think, right? The idea of the dock is that it’s just the key programs, right? The ones you actually use versus all the other stuff. Also, in full screen on some apps you lose the menu bar which is an important function. Yeah, there’s ways of working around stuff with gestures or maybe hot keys or something and I’m functional while I use 2-3 programs at a time and all that, so it’s “first world problems” for sure…
I just think there’s a better use of space than the way Apple has evolved their desktop, you know? Taking the top and bottom and leaving empty space (in both places) especially on smaller screens like my partner’s 13" is just not very, I don’t know, smart? On the default settings, you lose a huge amount of real estate on a pretty small screen!
When you think about how clever Apple is about somethings (and I mean, like “wow” clever), other things I’m always baffled by how silly or non-intuitive or cartoonish or (in this case) how they designed the OS with such a poor use of space.
Like I said, first world problems! It’s an amazing machine and I love it, but yeah, got some quirks.
Maybe I’m not being to clear. I’m not saying just lay the whole dock in the menu bar. But look at what we have now:
When I’m at my desktop, I’ve got 2 elements, one at the top and one at the bottom. Not the end of the world, but certainly seems excessive when you consider that Windows only has (WOOPS, HAD) the one with “taskbar”.
But fine, it’s like that…. Then you go into a “maximized” program (not full screen, since we want access to stuff). Trying to maximize a program and still have access to other things and you end up with this weirdness:
That’s just wasted space! Still throws me off. Auto-hide is the solution, but auto-hide unhides at the most annoying times in many programs, so, for me, that’s not a solution, you know?
What about this? What if dock was up in the menu bar to gain all that real estate back without going to ful screen mode? What if we did something simple like this?
Pardon the crudeness, I just threw this together over my morning coffee, and I pasted a screen shot from launchpad, but you get the idea. If it was there, my favourite programs, they’d be out of the way and only a click away!!! I’m not saying it’s the only way, but if it was an option for people who want that gap of space down at the bottom and still have their menu bar…… Oooo… nom nom nom, right?
Just a thought.
Normally, I’d agree with you, but Macs have many strange quirks about it that are, surprisingly not intuitive or, in this case, just a strange use of space. Still haven’t wrapped my head around why we have a dock down below and another permanent bar of stuff up top. Or why it’s a “shelf” (which doesn’t seem to fit with the overal mac design aesthetic).
But oh well. Tis the price I pay for a better PC! Macs are definitely better than current Windows PCs, but I’m certainly allowed to have my minor annoyances and complaints over it’s weird quirks, whether they are legacy quirks or not.
Not a fan of the dock. Probably my biggest annoyance since switching to macs. Tried the different locations, autohide, etc. I’ve not got it shrunk down to tiny to minimize the empty space to the left and right of it when not in full screen mode. Tried a few hack programs, just annoyed me more. Bummed. Wish there was a way to integrate it and the menu bar somehow? Having two “bars” at the top and bottom of the screen seems, I don’t know, wasteful?
I’ll survive, just hope they come up with something better for the next release.
Not an original thought in Korea.
4 days ago
Been using it since it was available last week on both my phone & computers. I like it. The radio mixes have been good, the playlist creation solid, and syncing between devices has been very nice. Not sure if I’ll keep it when the 30days is up, but for now, not too shabs.
It is expensive, but I’ve found most cheap batteries to be, well, cheap, often mis-marketed, and very unreliable. Not having to ever think about carrying a charger or an extra charged battery or having a 400lb brick of a phone has value to me. $50 was worth it, in my opinion.
I’ll take that drop if it means we could’ve kept a few of those people employed. Billions of dollars is still billions of dollars and I’ll take a government employed human over an unemployed human any day. Toll collector, park janitor, paper pusher at the VA office, air traffic controller…. no, it’s not a black & white issue, getting a few billions doesn’t change the intricate situation we are in, but we need to start taking better care of each other.
Taking advantage of stupid tax codes made by dumb politicians to satisfy their high-paying lobbyist that allows you to not pay your fair share and then literally sit on top of billions, while legal, just ain’t right, man……
I honestly don’t think Congress knows how.
Yes, our government made the pig pen and while not illegal, Apple did roll around in the mud & feces. Between Apple & all the other companies covered in shit, I wonder how many jobs could’ve been saved if they had paid their fair share.
Add in the other government kerfuckle, the sequester, who else is ready to get rid of all these old fart career politicians and start the fuck over????
Used to do that on my old EVO 4g. Miserable.
sometimes you get what you pay for. Cheap batteries (I found) are cheap. This one is quite nice and never having to worry about a charger at work or a 2nd battery or carrying a brick in my pocket is worth the extra price, imo.
yeah, but it’s OEM. The quality of the battery is tops. It works. Well. It’s not too big and heavy, not pointlessly small. Plus, with all the “plastic bitching” going on these days, it really makes the phone feel quality and not heavy or ridiculous. It feels like a nice balanced expensive phone in your hand that last all day and then some.
Go lower res.
Don’t post 50 photos. Pick a few good ones from each set and be happy it’s free.
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I call it Battery Paranoia. I suffer from it after 2 years on the OG HTC EVO 4G. The Galaxy S3 is much better but even then I was constantly paranoid about burning through my battery before getting home (never happened, but I was always worried). Then I got the OEM extended battery for the GS3 and little by little my battery paranoia is subsiding.
Really? My opinion that, to me, a better camera is more important than having stock android? That qualifies you to call another human a bigot?
Lot of bigots around here then.
Oh well, I guess you win! Have a great weekend!
Man these comments are getting weird & creepy. I have to admit though, it’s the first time I’ve ever been accused of bigotry. Who knew it would be over a smartphone camera.
lol. I replied to a comment about if I’d chose a camera over stock. You replied to my post. I’m replying now! It’s the circle of life! Yay innernets!
Oh, and you can quote me how you like, but the crappy camera I left behind was not the Nexus 4, I only said “my last device”.
There’s no anger here, my dear, just putting my 2 cents in and (today) trying to figure your replies out. In the end, the N4, S3, iP5, H1, etc, etc, etc, are light years where we just a few years ago. So all and all, life is pretty good, eh?
I’m a huger photo geek and have been shooting for over 20 years and my wiener is bigger than yours. Do I win now? Honestly, how long you’ve held your
dick camera in your hand is not relevant to the conversation.
Onward to your reply!
Re-read my post, my friend. When given the option, I would rather have a better camera (& LTE) on a non-stock device than a sub-par camera just to have stock. In the great balance scale of tech life, camera quality is great than stock. To me. And your own reply confirms “Nexus 4 camera is supbar to other flagships”, I’d add it’s subpar to last gen flagships. You see?
That was the question and that’s what I answered. And here’s the best part. We have that option.
I didn’t “bash” the camera in the Nexus 4, sorry, I’m just not emotionally attached to other people’s device cameras, I just rather have a better camera in my back pocket. No need to get so sensitive over your device choice.
Is it “impossible” to take a decent photo on the Nexus 4? Of course not. I shoot with a lot worse tech all the time (I dig lo-fi cameras, especially film), but again, just to emphasize, I, personally, me, Aaron, would rather have a better camera on me at all times and sacrifice “the stock android experience”.
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Feel like government is not liking the potential surveillance competition.
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If the best camera is the one you have with you and I always have my smartphone camera with me, I want it to have a good camera. Sorry. Would I take stock over a skin if the two options were presented on the same phone? Sure, but losing, not only a good camera but also LTE is just too much. I left that slower data & crappy camera behind with my last device. Not going back, my dear. Hell, I’d go with iOS before I’d go back.
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Also. I’d like to “hangout” with people who don’t have Hangouts. Not everyone had or can afford a smarthphone. To “text” them from any and all my devices would be nice from my end and the ability to contact them would be sweet. All via one little app.
It would be nice.
SIDE NOTE: My “circles” are a mess. Need to clean this shit up before people I have no desire to hangout with try to hangout with me! lol