I've got a soap box...
Big A$$ screens
i've no idea why having a 4+" screen is worth anything in the phone realm... it's ginormous! once I start carrying a man-purse will I ever dream of getting a piece of glass that's 4+"... Just doesn't seem to fit in my pockets at that size... and I laugh at those people who've manage to get those 5"+ smartphones out of their pocket... and yet it's awesome and so portable... some don't even bother putting it away, they'll just hold it like a girl holding a strapless purse... i guess those tablets don't really do anything anymore since my phone screen is as big as one.
I'm still not certain why high display resolution is sooo sought after... it's a phone first as it always should be. Makes calls, sends text, plays quick games on the go...you don't need massive resolution to get mobile entertainment... unless it's only to see a picture of who's calling in 720p+ ...
It has to be because the I need to see my e-mail...
I'm not to go get a phone with a 1080p resolution because I absolutely need it to watch movies on it while... wait... it's not meant to truly do that (power consumption experience says so) ... I also do not feel that the individual screen pixels SHOULD NOT be seen!! whoever came up with that as a standard should be shot/hung/and dismantled limb by limb by an android looking for spare parts. To me, it's more pixels to power and change... yay, just what I've always wanted.
smaller screen works better for me - a 3-4" is sufficient, anything larger is not the way to make it a mobile anything IMHO. Display my data as quickly and as efficiently as possible so I can get back with my life. the way I see it, less pixels = less power consumption = better battery performance.
Dual and QUad cores...
What in tarnation do I need quad cores for? is it because the OS's require all these hardware adjustments or else it won't run? geee... sounds like a certain bloated PC OS that ran like backed up sphincter unless your PC was decked out to the nines with a....huh? a quad core system with more memory than the average PC ever had... just to run decently... (Vista anyone?)
is it for a web browsing experience? Seriously, I am not one to EVER get a phone or choose an OS simply because I can have my webpage render faster than yours... could care less about how fast it takes for me to look up a restaurant or movie times or buying car parts from amazon... pick a need, it's never worth it.
no, it's for 3d gaming and playing my facebook/zynga games with friends
no, it's for running autocad on it because all that power is needed to do my drafting on my 4+" screen because I'm on the road so much my laptop is now obsolete...
it's to show off on a high def video capturing 200 fps that I can scroll through my apps list 10 frames faster in my quad code than your stupid dual core... nice
why does faster/more cores make a better smartphone?
and we pay for all these things we only have numbers for proof... and perhaps a HD stopwatch.
I'm still under the premonition that more cores mean more power consumption.. unnecessary for a completely much longer cordless solution. And if the technology inside is able to throttle back processors speed and power when it's not being walled, then it's only good plugged in.
Gripes with the Android
because the OS built in has gotten so bloated that it requires those specs to run correctly? and shame on those who got last era version... Gotta get that updated OS so that we can be mo-betta! Yeah, and if your phone's hardware is lacking, then you must get the new one or else you're on the short bus... your smartphone just got jacked in the knees by a thug who's holding brand new knees in front of you if you're willing to pay for it. Awesome that it has smooth transient transparent transferring capabilities and your background is "alive" and all your widgets on your 7+menu screens are a necessity in your life... new options to resize, fine... the world doesn't need the newest diabetic induced vernacular to function... it's the government way of saying: Hey! If we can feed Candy to the Masses... they'll shut up and be happy! oh, new candy's coming out next month everyone!
For some reason, according to the populous, the only way to really enjoy Android is to root it... holy mother of st. bernards, really?! without rooting it, it's just another walled in OS? the navigation system is decent unless you start downloading the entire ecosystem just to boast that there's a super large ecosystem... and then what? it's chaos theory in effect... the UI becomes a hindrance, an atrocity, but it's open and you can change it to whatever you want because it's ANDROID!!! only recently there has been the addition of grouping apps together in ... a folder?! big light bulb there...Navigation? sure... we'll give navigation and GPS - but only if you have a data plan... no preloading maps or planning anything in advance (until recently)
What else? apps to take notes, apps to chat, apps to send notifications to have notifications? doesn't matter all mobiles do those things...
I like Google...
it's the original "let's throw all your apps into a single place so you can swipe through the entire library of apps just to find what you're looking for." UI is nice initially till you start using it... seriously, for me... I'd much rather setup e-mail accounts INSIDE the e-mail app! ... why the fart do I need to go into the settings, then find accounts, then add the account. Why can't apps have their own setting button built into their application? Seems more intuitive initially instead of proprietary software setting being forced into the Settings, then Apps, then hunt through them all just to change the color of a background... yeah...
For some reason, according to the populous, the only way to really enjoy iOS is to root it... holy mother of st. bernards, really?! without rooting it, it's just another walled in OS? the navigation system is decent unless you start downloading the entire ecosystem just to boast that there's a super large ecosystem... and then what? it's chaos theory in effect... the UI becomes a hindrance, an atrocity, but it's open and you can change it to whatever you want because it's iOS!!! only recently there has been the addition of grouping apps together in ... a folder?! big light bulb there... Navigation? sure... we'll give navigation and GPS - but only if you have a data plan... no preloading maps or planning anything in advance (until recently) (see what i did there? LOL)
I'm a mac fanboy
Ultimately, to me the only thing I've liked in cell phones and their evolution is a good camera and video recorder, good music player and simply watching a downloaded movie... good audio/video recording capabilities and a flash that lets me grab footage of my little 4 year old being a diva. I seriously can't think of anything else i'd NEED in a smartphone... she can watch movies perfectly on my phone when the need arises, she can play the kids games I've downloaded for her at a moments notice - we don't need speed to play, we don't need HD to enjoy angry birds, or counting games, I've got all her kids songs on mp3 in it and we can broadcast without bluetooth or wifi, but on any FM radio... without any add-ons... better yet I can stream it to my PS3 at home with a slight delay if I'm wirelessly streaming HD footage. I can download youtube vids in any available resolution and throw those up on the TV without cables... I can take 12MP photos with a xenon flash and then put them all on a thumbdrive without touching a computer or tablet. I didn't need to jailbreak or root the phone to be as happy as I can with it. All done with a phone that came out in 2010, with a 600mhz processor (with dedicated GPU), a 3.5" screen which is perfect for me ... and no other phone right now can do that or beat it IMO... except the Nokia 808 Pureview.
ONLY way you can change my mind:
unless there's an underpowered android that's better on battery without getting a bigger battery, if it get's a really good camera sensor and lens with lossless zoom, a xenon flash, and stereo recording, an FM transmitter, and USB OTG along with all the other things most people use (bluetooth, a dedicated camera, call, end buttons) then I might go with the more bloated OS simply because it's the "in" thing to do...closest thing that android has is the SGS3 ... and even then I feel it is inferior in terms of hardware I want.