-Screens weren't great. If you know what a Pentile Matrix is, then you know why the S3 and Nexus weren't all they could be.
-The apps I use regularly are much lower quality on Android.
-Android phones have gotten too damn big. You sort of get used to it, but after having my 5 for a few weeks, the S3 feels absolutely massive.
-I don't care for Samsung's skin. Samsung is trying really hard to be the 'whole package' with hardware and software, but they're just not very good at the software side yet.
-NFC is useless, at least at Verizon. No Google wallet. No Isis. (yet) All you can do is share stuff, and since I know no one with an NFC-capable phone, its pretty pointless.
It sounds like I hated both, but I didn't. Both were good phones, but ultimately not for me. That is especially true now that the iPhone has a bigger screen and LTE, which were my biggest gripes with the iPhone. HTC has a new phone coming out for Verizon called the Droid DNA, and I may take a look at it. I've always loved HTCs, and even though it has a big 5" screen, the rest may make up for it. I might also try out a Nexus 4 with a prepaid SIM and see if I like it. If I don't, know worries since I'll still have a phone I like.
Ehh. Apple released it when they did because of Christmas. Part of the reason they didn't release it with a higher spec screen is because the technology for a screen using Apple's retina philosophy (pixel doubling, essentially), doesn't exist. There's speculation they could introduce a new resolution for the Mini so they don't have to make that big of a leap, but that they're waiting until after the iPhone 5's resolution is fully 'absorbed' by delevopers.The iPad Mini is 7.9" while the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD 7 are 7", but they have higher resolutions and better displays, the better resolutions compensates, making them comparable. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...-mini-display/. Also, the iPad Mini was released at such a specific price and time because obviously, it is trying to compete with something popular, e.g., the Nexus 7. Why would the iPad Mini be targeted to compete with something that is outdated by a year (does not include Kindle Fire HD 8.9")? One should compare the most updated mini tablets with each other, if you compare outdated tablets, you won't be comparing the most updated OS version.
Yes, however, the iPad mini is a premium tablet, which the Nexus and Fire HD are not. They may be very good tablets for the price, but they're still budget tablets nonetheless.Also, the Galaxy 8.9 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 have a 1" difference vs the iPad Mini 7.9" and the IdeaPad 9"/Nook HD+ 9" have a 1.1" difference with the iPad Mini, this makes them less comparable with it than the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD 7".
No. The message they're trying to send is that the Mini is an iPad, but smaller, and that it can run all of the same apps as the bigger iPad. Its a subtle shot at the limited nature of the Fires, and the limited tablet app selection on Android.From a personal perspective, the Apple iPad Mini advertisements seem to display the iPad Mini as the same thing as the iPad, where everything performs at the exact same speeds. This advertisement is leading me to feel... are they trying to discourage people from buying the iPad?
Apple seems to be slipping...