[Q] Any of you switching to the new htc one or GS5?

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By Exfex21, Junior Member on 25th March 2014, 09:10 PM
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I have been thinking about getting the s5 since I am on the jump program but I'm not so sure it's a better phone than my note 3.
Do you guys have any good reasons to switch or not switch ?
26th March 2014, 07:35 PM |#2  
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I'm in the same boat, I can jump in a week and am looking at both those same phones.

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26th March 2014, 07:40 PM |#3  
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I'm thinking the new Sony

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27th March 2014, 12:21 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Exfex21

I have been thinking about getting the s5 since I am on the jump program but I'm not so sure it's a better phone than my note 3.
Do you guys have any good reasons to switch or not switch ?

The S5 is not an upgrade from our device at all, less RAM, slightly better CPU, not enough of an upgrade to jump to that device. now if you were on a s3 then yeah it would be.
27th March 2014, 12:26 AM |#5  
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None of these newer phones have any must have features or much improved specs compared to the note 3. Depending on how much improved the note 4 is to the note 3 (majorly looking at larger internal storage options and hopefully android 4.5 or 5.0) I might even just wait til note 5 comes out. The note 3 is still "the real phone" to contend with and has lots of staying power.

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27th March 2014, 12:27 AM |#6  
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Yea no other device holds my interest besides the note 4. Unless the next nexus device is made by Samsung. Hell even a better idea, Google should make the note devices their nexus devices. Killer specs for eons. Here's to hopes and dreams
27th March 2014, 12:57 AM |#7  
The Note 3 is my last Samsung phone for a while. The S5 looks great but it'll be KNOXed and the device tree will lag phone release by many months due to Samsung's anti-developer stance, we'll be fighting Samsung for any progress at all. So despite the best 5" display in a phone and huge battery it's only for the TW crowd.

OTOH HTC's M8 comes in developer edition, no bootloader lock, has prob 80% as good display, sdcard like Samsung, and far better camera too. They don't hate developers iirc. I'd rather support HTC esp considering none of these are cheap hardware.

If you have a Note 3 keep it and enjoy the best phone. If you have a S4 then upgrade to M8. S5 isn't worth it.
27th March 2014, 03:20 AM |#8  
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The 'All New' HTC One doesn't look as nice as the old one, in my opinion. The original One looked classy, this one just looks kinda regular. Also, the specs really aren't better than even the Note 3, let alone the upcoming Note 4.

As for the S5 (and the One), I don't think I could ever go back to a phone that small. My last phone was the original Note, and now with the Note 3, i've kind of settled into jolly green giant territory and will never leave.

If The next Nexus device were at least 5.5", I might be tempted to switch, but i'm not sure. Probably not gonna happen though.
27th March 2014, 04:40 AM |#9  
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No newly released, soon to be released, or later this year appears better than my Note 3. Only a Note 4 can make me upgrade at this time.

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27th March 2014, 04:42 AM |#10  
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Concur... nothing interests me... my Note 3 works great.
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