Remember Brian Klug? Want to hear him rant about phones, operators and Facebook? It's time for the next podcast.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 19
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri

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Total Time:  1 hour  42 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

HTC One - 00:00
The T-Mobile Announcement - 00:36
Samsung Galaxy S 4 - 00:55
Facebook Home - 01:17

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

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  • MrCommunistGen - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    I always seem to notice these right before I need to go to bed! I'll give it a listen tomorrow... or maybe tonight if I decide sleep is less important.
  • Crono - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Excellent, been looking to hearing more about the HTC One, and the SGS4 as well.
    Facebook Home might appeal to those whose lives revolve around Facebook and there friends who are online, but I just want quick access to all my apps and data. But it certainly is an interesting interface for what's basically a launcher or layer.
  • Crono - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Correction: "their"

    Also, love Brian Klug's rants. I'm a tech geek (obviously why I'm here), but Brian's thoughts on optics and cell phone radios really challenges my limited knowledge... definitely a good opportunity to learn, ha ha.
  • SniperWulf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    +1 here.

    Brian is like the true geeks comedian. Whenever he starts, all you hear in the background as Anand on the floor laughing. lol Love it!
  • dishayu - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Haha, hilarious intro to the podcast. Great timing as well (quite oppsed to the first comment). A slow friday at work just got a doze of interesting.
  • blanarahul - Sunday, July 28, 2013 - link

    The ending was hilarious too. Especially with Brian saying "Mommy, Can I get the First." I totally agree that Facebook is only good for like 10 to 12 months. I started hating facebook because whenever I would jokingly say something insulting or praising on a girl's post or message her something. Her boyfriend will come beat me up. And then I would have to plead for forgiveness for what was just a simple joke. Also sometimes I would have to hear to some people's sad stories and forcefully express regret. In fact I believe I made more enemies than friends on facebook. I suffered this way for 2 years and then I deleted everyone except close friends and relatives. Now I have like 35 people on my friend list. And I never open it because I talk to people on telephone.

    P.S. Brain is 100% true that, "People who are happy are not on Facebook."
  • mike55 - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    I'm glad to hear that the One has such quick NAND. That's just one more thing that's got me very excited about this phone. What else affects the loading time of apps besides storage speed?

    Also, I'm curious if anyone has had any time with the anodized black One to give their impressions. Specifically on if they think the color will hold up over time.
  • flyingpants1 - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Can you please address smartphone battery life? Who cares about 8.6mm thickness when the phone only lasts a few hours during actual use? The DROID RAZR MAXX set the standard with a massive 3300mAh battery in a 9mm thick phone. IMO that should be the bare minimum. Then 5050mAh in 11mm, and 6600mAh in 13mm.

    There's no question a lot of people would be willing to sacrifice stuff like thinness and PPI for a larger battery. Here are some recent quotes from the comments sections of the recent HTC One article on Anandtech, and the GS4 and HTC One articles on Dailytech (all articles are dated Feb 19):

    "I really hope they work on battery life...maybe this rant should be at the battery makers...damn energizer bunny."

    "I think an S3 Maxx (thicker with larger battery) would be popular with a lot of people. It would have the potential to be their 2nd or 3rd most popular model. It makes sense to me. Everything else has gotten amazing and battery life has remained mostly the same."

    "What I would want most is better battery life, minor improvements in video resolution, and better sound quality through the speakers. "

    "I'm an extremely heavy user and my galaxy nexus can burn through its battery very quickly, its my main gripe with it. It is also one of the key features I will be looking for in my next phone. I don't need more processor speed, focus on giving me better battery life."

    "need to see battery Tests."

    "Well, I'm fine with 720p in a 4.7" screen but the battery is the key. If it's not at least a full day battery, then there's no point."

    "That User Experience is horrible! Give me the option to double the battery size (Motorola got the idea with the MAX), I'm willing to take the size/weight consequences."

    " Now, if they just improve the battery life we have a home run."

    " All those updates to the tiles keep burning battery. As for the battery, it needs to be larger. Phones do not need to be so thin you can shave with them. The DO need to last all day (with all day use). I don't think this is "the" phone for me but I hope HTC uses some of these features in future phones (a max battery version would be nice)."

    "All these sacrifices for silly 1080p marketing gimmick nobody will distinguish from normal distances. Maybe in one year or two, some OEM will say that PPI race is meaningless and they will give 2x battery life instead. Ironically, HTC did the same with this phone with their camera MP count."

    "I'd rather have a larger battery, sane front buttons (HTC logo in the middle, whut?), microSD card, and definitely require inductive charging. I also have no interest in a 1080p screen on a phone. It's a phone. You do not need or want a 1080p screen. You may think you want it, but in reality it just adds a bunch of cost and battery drain, for a very pointless difference over 720p."

    And my own comment:
    "Until smartphone battery life during ACTUAL usage at least DOUBLES (let's say 16 hours, to allow for human sleep/phone charging for the other 8 hours of the day), there will be LOTS room for improvement. I look forward to that day."

    Listen to your readership! Help put an end to battery anxiety.
  • superflex - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    If you dont like the One, go buy a plastic Maxx and quit your trolling.
  • darklay - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Superflex, if anybody is trolling, it is you. Flyingpants1 (great name btw) had some useful stuff to say and I largly agree with him. It is hard to imagine why vendors dont release a second phone with a larger battery. Especially the s3. Lost of room to stay easily usable and add loads of battery capacity. And it's not like Samsung is opposed to making lots of models of phones. Sadly, the RAZR Max is lacking is several ways and only on Verizon.

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