ah yes that I am very well aware of how it happens, I was actually thinking more of the Koreanized stuff. like, not the cheap 'watered down' versions but actually modern tasty stuff. :P
are you familiar with chef David Chang, for example? he made Korean food but more modern and more fitting to the american palate, and it's really really good and inspiring.
there are some places in Japan doing French-inspired food (technique wise and such) but using Japanese ingredients.
currently, I'm sort of under the impression there is not even 'modern' Korean food over in Korea! like what these hip cool chef guys are doing all over North America and Europe.
never heard of those phones, that's cool. not sure I like them though, I was just sort of being optimistic about maybe finding a neat phone as I am looking to get a new one soon.
but I really have a hard time liking the Android OS and most phones are just huge. only two companies seem to make Windows Phone 8 phones that don't suck as well...
so I will have to keep looking, was just doing a hopeful shot in the dark seeing if something might surprise me. got too many criteria for what I want it seems.
though if anyone else knows, no korean phones come with physical keyboards?
did not know that the Korean version had a different CPU either. is it faster or just more cores? still pretty impressive.
First off, there's a lot of good food here it's just too pricey for me to go eat hehe. But yeah I would say Korea is more of a traditional food type of place.
If you have a trouble with Android, your only option is iOS. Windows never made it here and Blackberry just died after Android became such a hit here. For many Koreans, it's all about the screen size if they're not Apple fans. They don't have a problem with huge because they usually don't put it in their pockets (unless back pocket) they just hold it in their hands or put it in their purse (yes even some Korean men carry purses). Take the subway and you will know what I mean lol. There are some older phones with a physical keyboard but these days nobody seems to like em here. I haven't seen one in over a year.
According to reviews and benchmarks, the S4 with the octacore (exynos 5 octa) does seem to outperform the quadcore (snapdragon 600) but by a subtle difference. They both have excellent performance. Exynos has more cores with a slightly lower clock speed while Snapdragon has a fewer cores with a slightly higher clock speed. I guess it really comes down to personal preference but the facts are performance benchmarks score the Exynos just a bit higher than the Snapdragon.
After almost a decade of living in Korea, it seems to me people would rather follow the 'fad' and whatever is 'popular' rather than compare specs and value etc. Well, I know that's generally the case anywhere you go but Koreans almost look down on uniqueness. Like it's embarrassing/negative thing to stand out and pretend you're special as it comes across as being arrogant and egotistic. I am Korean American and have been living here for quite some time but I still have trouble understanding a lot of the culture. If you have any more questions concerning food or culture or anything else about Korea, don't hesitate to ask :)
Edited by jonyoo - 10/1/13 at 11:34pm