rogifan wrote: »
So which review said the 5S was the best smartphone available? I'm curious to know who wrote that. Seems like overall both phones are getting good reviews. No surprise that some of the pro android sites are complaining about the display size. :rolleyes:
Where did you get 5C to hold it?
astra4 wrote: »
I need an iPhone 5 with the iPhone 4 form factor.
Spoil he fun? Really? Point out which self respecting person reads this publication ?
+1 . Sadly he's become a bit tiresome, maybe should doing bits on the Daily Show rather than writing for tech. IMO
Pogue didn't write 'light on hardware advancements'.
Of course you do. It's just a matter what forum you visit. There are fans and detractors of every brand. In all cases, misinformation is the foundation.
cash907 wrote: »
"fan droids" couldnt care less, seeing how comparable hardware will be released in months, not an entire year from now, unlike Apple. I've noticed the majority of your posts slam android and iPhone competitors in general, even when they have nothing to do with the topic at hand. That's quite the chip on your shoulder. Should get that looked at, Eric.
ericthehalfbee wrote: »
Anandtech's review was great.
It kinda brings a smile to my face knowing that all over the world fandroids are crying that Apple has the fastest mobile processor in the world by a wide margin. Amazing that a dual core 1.3GHz processor can hold up to (and often beat) a quad core 2.2GHz processor.
Even more so since benchmarks have now shown there is a significant performance boost running in 64bit. I wonder where all the naysayers are going to hide now that it's proven the 64bit "marketing gimmick" has actual real-world benefits you get right now, without 4GB of RAM?
tinkertenor wrote: »
I absolutely LOVE how everyone seems to be surprised by and praising - of all things - the 5c *build quality*.
Even though it's secretly a craptastic, cheap plastic, race-to-the-bottom, C-stands-for-Cheap, super high margin, C-stands-for-Con designed for Sheeple, racially-stereotyped/color-crazed Chinese hipsters and preteen girls who prefer shiny colors over quality. /s
Guess maybe assuming plastic means low quality was jumping the gun just a little...?
stephanjobs wrote: »
Can anyone confirm the ram on the 5s?
mdriftmeyer wrote: »
David Pogue is a technological troglodyte. `light on hardware advancements...'
The entire A7 is BRAND NEW, not to mention the area in which the Touch ID resides, within the SoC solution.
The M7 is brand new. The battery is brand new. The logic board is brand new. The Camera is brand new.
Sorry, but the man is a complete hack.
I just thought of something interesting.
Remember when it was predicted the A7 would be 64bit and offer a 31% performance boost? Pretty much everyone (including me) was saying there's no way an A7 would only be 31% faster than the A6 given Apples track record.
Geekbench runs in 32 and 64 bit modes for testing. Looking over Anandtech's results they found that the benchmark was indeed faster in 64bit than in 32bit. How much faster overall?
I doubt that's a coincidence and maybe what the person was referring to is how much performance increase was attributed to the processor being 64bit and not the overall performance increase (which is around double).
Yes, but since there aren't any flashy stickers on the box or the phone itself, how's he supposed to know all that?
NFC is crap, when I tried transferring a photo from a Nokia Lumia 925 to my Samsung S4 it beeped like crazy and finally after trying various combinations of S-beam and NFC, I ended up with this:-
Usual half baked rubbish that sounds good in theory but doesn't turn out so well in reality.
Looks like the spirit of S. Jobs ("make insanely great products" - I paraphrase) is still alive in Apple : )
rogifan wrote: »
Leave to Businessweek to spoil the fun. :rolleyes: