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Old 12-03-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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"But it's not about specs" said every Apple Fan Boy since the beginning of time...
That's right. It is not about specs. The OS makes all the difference.

Windows 7 ran much smoother on less powerful machines than Windows Vista ever did on machines with substantially higher specs.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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"But it's not about specs" said every Apple Fan Boy since the beginning of time...
That is way beyond their ability to comprehend. You just gave them all headaches.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:49 PM
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Yes, yes, blablabla Google had one in development...but they got handily beat to release by Apple.
Actually, prior to the iPhone, Google was just copying Blackberry/Palm/etc and the parade of horrid devices.

Then the iPhone came out so they decided to copy that instead.
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If you've ever used a flagship Android phone, you'd know that every single one starting at the original Droid was every bit as smooth as the iPhone has been.
I've been using Android since nearly the beginning. If you honestly believe this, you're delusional. It has taken Google years to get Android to be anywhere close to iOS performance, despite manufacturers throwing beefier hardware at it.

My current device has 4.4.2 and still doesn't perform as well as my iPhone 6, but at least it is generally usable and responsive, which is way more than can be said for the 2.x days.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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It all started with the LG Prada, we all know this
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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My current device has 4.4.2 and still doesn't perform as well as my iPhone 6, but at least it is generally usable and responsive, which is way more than can be said for the 2.x days.
The important distinction is that you needed a flagship phone to get the best performance. The original droid was like butter. I had a high end LG that was amazing. HTC's flagship Android phones were very high quality despite them being a much smaller manufacturer. I've got a nexus 5 right now that blows my wife's iPhone away.

Non-flagship phones were pretty hit and miss.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: California
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tzomg apple is so much faster and smoother
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Note that the Xiaomi Mi3 is 1/3 the price of the iPhone...
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Enough w/ the Apple vs Wintel/PC BS
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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We really need to get this rule ported over to the phone / tablet forums, and expanded to cover the various mobile religions.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Duping people is what advertising is all about.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If sales = marketing $ spent then the Galaxy S5 should have sold 10x more than the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus.
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