Either you misread me, either I didn't make my point clear enough.
Nowhere did I say that they were often the first at releasing new tech. I said that they were often the first at releasing properly implemented new tech. In case of fingerprint, they were the first to release an actually secure and convenient solution, and it did take about two years for the competition to catch up. I mean, come on, have you ever seen a S5 in the wild? I had a friend with one, I can guarantee you that there was just no comparison. Unless you get the perfect position, it's a miss, no room for error. And are you even seriously bringing that Pantech in the comparison? If it was even remotely pertinent why did we have to wait until after the 5S to see every constructor scrambling to bring their own version of a fingerprint scanner? Because until the 5S it was just unusable.
Alright, so if both are almost identical technologies, then why one can be used for authenticating payment and the other no? Because one is actually secure enough, while the other isn't. To me it seems like Samsung is always scrambling to be the first to get features that will be great to advertise, but doesn't take enough time to think it through. That time when they added this feature to scroll a page with your eyes is a perfect example. It's like they will throw anything and see what sticks.
As I said, camera quality is now a toss of coins. With the edge on the Pixel 2 for now. But I think being able to shot in 4K is still as of today barely relevant. Good to have, but irrelevant to judge the quality of a camera, just like having a lower pixel count doesn't mean a worse picture, it has been proved time and time again.
Maybe not the majority, but a good chunk of it, that's true.
Samsung still support the Note 3?? Or did you have to install Android Vanilla? No way this phone is still supported by Samsung. Agreed on the slow down issue, but it is solved by a battery swap (30$). As a general rule, past 2 years, only iPhones are still supported with new updates, and even a grandma can install those updates. No technical skills required.
Come on... Look at some benchmark... it's been years now that Apple's silicon is blowing the competition out of the water, everyone just admits it but you... I am the first to admit that just like for the camera, it doesn't really matter anymore, we have way more power than we need, but saying that any phone comes close to the iPhone in terms of power is just plain wrong. They are barely reaching last year
Agree to disagree! I am very happy that you are still enjoying your Note 3. I hope I didn't look like I was dissing anything non Apple, I love all tech and I have no problem acknowledging the prowess of each constructor. And the better the competition get, the better it is for the market in general!