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Samsung S4 vs S5 vs Iphone 5C

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    Tune out now if you're normal, gonna chuck my nerd hat on for a sec.

    Much of that is to do with the UI. iOS, Winphone have very strict UI regulations built into the SDK for them, and apps are scrutinised heavily for it before becoming available in the app stores. The fluid UI is what keeps the entire ecosystems solid. Android is the absolute opposite, a Sense app looks like a sense app, a touchwiz app looks like a touchwiz app, any builds or apps built on the AOSP look like gingerbread apps (that's why AOSP messenger app looks so old, it hasn't been updated in a while)... Samsung has closed source apps in heavy development which all conform to their UI, meanwhile the AOSP apps get left as is... makes it very convoluted. It's the lack of structure in the very base of the Android API's that keep the apps coding so sloppy, hence why you can run iOS/Winphone smooth on lesser hardware, whereas android phones need 15 cores and 28GB of RAM.

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    I'm gonna regret saying this.... but spot on.
    One of the biggest problems with having such an open platform is that there is no set/mandated UI in place. So you end up with every app looking different. (And IMHO; a shit fight or a mess).




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    Wow! Apps sure get you worked up :p
     
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    EDIT: No problems with people having different opinions or being fanbois. That is exactly why I asked here :)[/quote]

    Should've put up a poll then ;)
     
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    It's @Riicho asking, not @DJY :p

    I agree with @Fox and @Someguy. I don't buy hardware just so someone can tell me how to use it. Yeah, yeah, there's always going to be limitations and I can still only do what the Android nerds let me do but hey, that's a hell of a lot more than what Apple let me do. I've also had an iPhone in the past and ignoring all the smart features, it was actually a crap phone. I lost count of the amount of times that I missed a call, a call dropped out or I just plain couldn't get a signal.

    I still had an old Nokia at the time so I did a few crude experiments and put them side by side. The Nokia would quite often have a decent signal whereas the iPhone just sat there looking pretty with all its nice design and stuff but not doing much more than that.

    I've had a few HTCs and a few Samsungs and I can't really fault either. As for the build quality comments I've never had a Samsung fall apart in my hand and I'd also question what people mean by quality. If my iPhone drops a call then as far as I am concerned that's pretty shit quality. Haven't had a Windows phone so can't comment. I'm just waiting for the S5 Prime to come out and I'll upgrade from my current S3. And the only reason I'll do that is because my screen is cracked...
     
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