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Carolus Rex

Member Since 20 Nov 2012
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In Topic: ETEK 5

12 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

I'm really impressed by the looks so far, so PE has definitely made me fall for the hype.  Now the question is how it performs.
Has anyone heard anything about pricing? Can we expect it to be along the lines of the previous eteks at release?

In Topic: Funny paintball meme

03 October 2014 - 07:23 AM

I was expecting something terrible. But i have to say i did chuckle a bit. 

In Topic: this place is to quiet

02 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

The r/paintball subreddit has gained some popularity too....... :/

In Topic: Having difficulty choosing a new phone

02 October 2014 - 11:27 AM

And you can always install Cyangenmod, which is basically stock andriod and with frequent updates. Though i think it can void your warranty so make sure that isn't the case with your carrier. 

In Topic: Having difficulty choosing a new phone

02 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

The iPhone 6 is the exact same thing as the Galaxy S4... which came out in 2012... get an S5  and you won't be unhappy!!!!!


No, Thouchwiz is slow and overwhelming. Samsung throws features at you like dogshit at wall and hope something sticks. What the S5 has going for it though is it being waterproof, beautiful screen and an awesome camera (for a phone anyway).  


If you want something with Apple build quality and more close to the stock android experience. The HTC One M8 has just that. Sturdy aluminium unibody chassi, awesome batterylife and Sense 6 is as close to stock andriod you can come without actually having stock andriod. Which also means that it's by far one of the snappiest andriod experiences out there. 


I personally went with the LG G3. The screen is absolutely gorgeous with it's 1440p resolution (2560x1440, M8 and S5 has 1920x1080 and all iphones except the 6 plus has some godawful wonky resolution). I use a 4k wallpaper on my homescreen and it's absolutely amazing to look at and you can look att 1440p video. The andriod skin is.... OK. It allows for more customization than other andriod skins and while not as snappy as Sense 6, it's stille lightyears faster than Touchwiz. 


My homescreen in full QHD:



That being said though it has its flaw. Since it has to push an order of magnitude more pixels than any other smartphone both batterylife and permance takes a hit. It suffers from overheating issues which is not very promising since that only gets worse with time. 


In the end though i have to say that there is no such thing as a perfect phone. You have to look at the pros and cons of each phone and pick the one that's best for you. Are you out and about and drop you phone in the toilet a lot? Well then the S5 might be for you... etc.