scorpio, 29 Aug 2013What is your opinion of the HTC One compared to the S4. In my area (Australia) we have S4 1950... moreIt all depends. as a phone , i9505 is better than htc one in many aspects such as screen( better contrast, better blacks, better whites, more colour gamut, bigger screen, less power consumption) .
also i9505 has better processor and gpu( higher clock)
the camera quality is also better( just zoom in the photo of htc one and see how pixelated it becomes).
ergonomics( smaller phone than htc one while packing larger screen)
3 button layout(this becomes significant in the long run, just 2 buttons is like a pain in the ass). also the power button on htc one is awkwardly placed.
More features and sensors( can be put in a better use later via software updates.) is always good to have extra hardware.
On the flip side, htc one has a brilliant aluminium body, great speskers and a very simplistic ui.
There's no winner here. It's like what you want. If you are an advanced user and want a phone to perform you're tasks, s4 is for you. If you look for a great design, speakers and you are a basic user who likes minimalism and simplicity.
For a common man who isn't an advanced user, htc one is better but for an advanced user who wants more from a phone, s4 is better.
If it was i9500, I would clearly recommend it but for i9505, it's a tough call
by the way . Thanks for the compliment.
JHyde, 29 Aug 2013I have both iP5 & S4 & personally I like iP5 very much compared to S4--iP5 iOS6 & ... moreIt basically depends on which ecosystem you like, sevurity and ease of use on ios vs power and freedom of Android.
see, I can take photos very fast with my s4. tests show that s4 takes photos faster than iphone 5(i9500 takes photos significantly faster).
I am an advanced user and a computer science student.
I believe that people who don't know much about tech should not buy s4 and is much more complex than simple ios. but if you know how to use it, you will surely throw away your iphone.
I didn't want to offend you and I respect your viewpoint but what I said is true. Today if done elder member of my family asks a new good phone, I'll surely but him iPhone 5.
s4 is buttery smooth if you know how to operate it.
I bought galaxy s4 on 26th aug 13...just speech less...what a superb phone...I was using s2.s3.note 1 and now s4 its 5inch phone but the design has make it not too large. So sharp screen and colours..excellent feature..its more then s2 and s3 which was flagship of samsung..only one prob. Is when I m charging its creat too heat. Pls fix it. 5/5 excellent.
samplekid1, 28 Aug 2013which is better: the 19500 or the 19505.? help please. i9505 advantages: better battery life, LTE( if available)
i9500 advantages: better processor, better camera( Exmor RS vs exmor R in i9505), better sound quality.
there's not much difference in battery life but LTE is significant for some people. If you really need LTE, take i9505 but If not, i9500 is clearly better.
JHyde, 29 Aug 2013I have both iP5 & S4 & personally I like iP5 very much compared to S4--iP5 iOS6 & ... moreios7 is copied some android features, nothing more than that. You stay in jail , but we want complete freedom. Android is only way. I sold my iphone 5 for s4 now happy with my s4 and s3.
Deep B, 29 Aug 2013Dude just check out the comments below the article........btw this test was done by samsung em... morereliable test my A** i dropped my s4 from my back pocket to the ground.even the smart cover was at my device....but the whole ring around the phone which looks like steel but is very thin plastic...broke...haven't u checked many threads on internet which are growing by the time about broken s4 screens in pockets... i had galaxy s1, s2, s3, believe me i gave them much harsh treatments but they survived. But i am not agree with samsung nowadays to use plastic in those big phones,,they need to adopt aluminum or steel... i dnt mind if the phone is thin or not..it should be little rugged... i used iphone 5 as well and trust its screen is much more strong to bear these common impacts...
Rckz S4 User, 28 Aug 2013http://www.cultofandroid.com/29556/samsung-boast-how-much-stress-the-galaxy-s4-can-handle-vide... moreDude just check out the comments below the article........btw this test was done by samsung employees.........."The Galaxy S4 stress test was conducted and recorded by Samsung employees and uploaded to Samsung’s official SamsungTomorrow YouTube channel, so it’s pretty safe to assume that it’s an honest and reliable test."
shubham yadav, 28 Aug 2013totally agree with you dude. almost All the people who are complaining here are trolls and don... moreWhat is your opinion of the HTC One compared to the S4. In my area (Australia) we have S4 19505 and I am tossing up which one to buy.
Thanks for all your excellent reports to date. It's a revelation to find someone who actually knows what he talking about.
I have both iP5 & S4 & personally I like iP5 very much compared to S4--iP5 iOS6 & iOS7 is very smooth and never hang as compared to S4 JB 4.2.2 --If you like to take photos, the S4 quality maybe better but if you want to capture photo faster, iP5 is better--I plan to sell my S4 and buy iP5s or iP6 in the future--
samplekid1, 28 Aug 2013which is better: the 19500 or the 19505.? help please. I9500's advantage = Octa-core/ No LTE
I9505's advantage = LTE / Quad core.
I had to choose like you but in the end I took the I9500
mj, 28 Aug 2013SOMETIMES SIM IS NOT RECOGNISED Dear S4 users, why doesn't my S4 sometimes show any SIM and a... moreThe sim may not be properly cut for microSim size. mine had none problem as mine is cut perfectly. but my friend had this problem with his phone(not s4) and it got solved after changing simcard.
Trend setter, 28 Aug 2013Are you comparing s4 screen with s advance screen ? My s3 720p screen have jagged edges in tex... moretotally agree with you dude. almost All the people who are complaining here are trolls and don't have a GS4. You can say this by judging their comments. If they really owned it and are users and not those who haven't owned a smartphone yet, they would ask for help and not just write B.S. Over here polluting the forum. They are trolls or other company fanboys who just dislike Samsung or s4 for no reason and think that they can bring down the sales by writing bullshit.
s4 has no heating problem. I use it from 3.5 months and it doesn't even get warm without extensive use, let alone overheating. If you don't even know how to handle an android smartphone, why purchase it.
The screen is just brilliant. s advance is a shit compared to s4. The person saying this may have a cataract problem or he may be totally blind.
IT IS NOT OCTA CORE. See my detailed long comment. It may be here within 7th or 8th page. It clearly mentions How THIS processor works.
PLEASE READ IT. and it's blazing fast.
iphone is better than s4. Only for grannies or who don't know how to operate a phone or are technically backwards. iPhone 5 is easy to use and is simplistic but is comparable to s3 not s4. Please don't do this comparison. s4 can only be compared to HTC ONE, the only serious competitor of s4.
Thanks for reading. The facts I gave are 100% correct to the best of my knowledge and please correct me politely if I were wrong.
suresh, 28 Aug 2013This phone is octacore but little slow. Octacore should be lightning fast. And screen 441 ppi ... moreAre you comparing s4 screen with s advance screen ? My s3 720p screen have jagged edges in texts , but s4 is super sharp with 441ppi(pixels per inch), please read small texts with your s advance and s4 ,you will see the real difference of both screen. It is not only sharper, it has more detail than previous version of super amoled.
upgrade s4 on 25 aug .. took some snap 15
shots on auto and videos x4x 2minutes.. then put s4 in my trouser pocket - felt uncompfortable heat .. later put s4 in samsung case- still heat but not uncomfortable as case absorbs some heat .. today- asked the network shop tech guru for help.. she said she happily authorise refund / give anather smart phone but she said ALL 2013 HIGH TECH SMARTPHONES heat up to HANDHOT LEVELS ..MITIGATE HEATING by using a good case .. guys -- be factual BE PRACTICAL.. ..DONOT TROLL and MISLEAD ..
mj, 28 Aug 2013SOMETIMES SIM IS NOT RECOGNISED Dear S4 users, why doesn't my S4 sometimes show any SIM and a... moretry a new 3G sim - try not to expose ur phone to blazing hot sun -high temps .. or seek help from nearest service center -- if u r not trolling ..
Guys this is a waste phone. I have wasted rs 40000. Pls don't buy over heating and battery drain, its crap
SOMETIMES SIM IS NOT RECOGNISED
Dear S4 users, why doesn't my S4 sometimes show any SIM and a message appears on the screen "NO SIM, service won't be available until you restart your phone" and even after restarting sometimes it does not recognise SIM. I have to take out the SIM and inset again.what is the problem? What should I do? Please help
rohan , 28 Aug 2013the worst decision of my life is to put 40k and buy this fone ..... this fone is just a piece ... moreRohan..
Whr did u buy this in India?
Even I spend 40300 on this and its worth money.
Try connecting ur phone to samsung kies and then let us knw.. will give u steps to make sure urs is samsung original. . and try doing all updates.