hi people, I am planning to buy the S4 what should I do... is it a good phone... I am confused.. please help me...
nigel, 23 Jun 2013I read your angry response and personal attack to an Htc one user who seemed to be expressing ... morei didn't say that htc one is an inferior phone, just an inferior cameraphone. and yes i own a phone from 25 days and you can read my mini review on around page 25-26 of this thread.
i also say that s4 and htc one are equal phones and the choice is subjective. all good reviewers also said that.
it's just that camera on s4 is better and ultrapixel is not so good in daylight or in most scenarios compared to s4. you can say that speaker of htc one blows s4 outta water or about its aluminium build. so between these two great phones choice is subjective.
sorry if it hurted you or TERRY.
Terry, 23 Jun 2013I'm not a troll I didn't rubbish Samsung I'm going of actual live evidence taken with 3 camera... morei said you a troll as you don't have the phone and you were saying that we s4 users are fools.
if your comment was on htc one thread it would have been more appropriate. also i don't think htc one as an inferior phone, just an inferior cameraphone. you can zoom in the pictures you took and see the difference a 13mp makes. really in daylight htc one is behind gs4.
you must have took photos at evening or they may be indoor low light.
jzac, 23 Jun 2013 I read those reviews but don't make decisions merely on the internet reviews. Mostly I make m... moreand I don't believe what is said but here on gsmarena is not a biased site and in the comparison article they didn't say which phone is better and you can see the results(photographs) yourselves.
also gsmarena is the most trusted and famous site for unbiased genuine reviews.
also many other sites have the same results.
jzac, 23 Jun 2013I'm not having a every expensive devices in the world. Just a HTC One as a phone and a Nikon D... moreok so you have both s4 i9500 and htc one. so take a photo in broad daylight of an outside scene and prepare 100% crops of both devices and compare the results.
also I never told htc one is a worse phone than s4. I said it is subjective and both are equally good smartphones. you can read my comment again.
and none of the site said that the details of htc one is higher than s4.
don't be angry. peace.
Tcool, 23 Jun 2013Maybe you are rich, you can afford D600, S4, HTC One, Xperia Z and other gadgets to be able to... moreI'm not having a every expensive devices in the world. Just a HTC One as a phone and a Nikon D5200 as a camera. I'm a junior photographic student. But my brother bought a Galaxy S4, therefore I know each device advantages and disadvantages very well and about cameras well. If you want any further details please let me know.
jzac, 23 Jun 2013 I read those reviews but don't make decisions merely on the internet reviews. Mostly I make m... moreMaybe you are rich, you can afford D600, S4, HTC One, Xperia Z and other gadgets to be able to have a hands-on experience with them and compare.
Gosh, where can I find you? You're my idol! LOL!
I don't think any of your friend will have a time to lend you their stuffs just to compare, they will be busy with their gadgets rather than trolling.
If ever, they will not have all those gadgets. Or else you are all rich, I want to know where your hang-out is.
Hey Everyone... The new firmware update for the Galaxy S4 was recently released in India. Does anyone know when it will be released in the Middle East.. I am from Saudi Arabia. I checked OTA & on Kies. Still no update. Does anyone have any idea ?
shubham yadav, 23 Jun 2013having a narrow field of view has another advantage. you have more pixels for any object makin... more I read those reviews but don't make decisions merely on the internet reviews. Mostly I make my decision according to the my hand on experiences or my real life experiences. Who knows those reviewers get paid by the companies to do favor for their products. If an article was said that the S4 camera is better than the Nikon D600 camera, do you believe it as it is. The every word you were mentioned, extracted from those articles I can remember them, while you are saying S4 camera is better than HTC One camera based on a one article I can send you 10 articles that says HTC One camera is better. What are you going to do now. Did I mentioned here that S4 camera is bad???
All the hefty conclusions you brought up here like an expertise, do you actually testified them in your real life experience??????
jzac, 23 Jun 2013HTC One & Galaxy S4 cameras are equally better for me. HTC recently released a firmware up... morehaving a narrow field of view has another advantage. you have more pixels for any object making detail levels rise further.
i consider having a narrow field of view as an advantage and hence consider wide angle lens a disadvantage as the htc one already has less pixels plus the wide field lets each object even lesser detail. i hope u are understanding.
please see htc one vs galaxy s4 article of gsmarena for further knowledge. please see it and then comment.
don't mislead people here.
jzac, 23 Jun 2013HTC One & Galaxy S4 cameras are equally better for me. HTC recently released a firmware up... moreplease check gsmarena's photo compare tool and scale them to any resolution you want.(5 should favour htc one) and compare both. in adequate lightening, the htc one is really nowhere in terms of image quality in comparison to s4. and the pixels will look more in htc one on 100% zoom due to lower megapixel count.
even if the HTC ONE was a perfect 4mp camera, which means every pixel has perfect detail and there is no noise or suppression, it would be losing against s4 in terms of detail. almost perfect 5 mp shots are there on dslr's and the great nokia 808. and the HTC ONE is far from perfect. it displays purple fringing and oversharpening and has a bad habit of overexposing photographs.
yes the optical image stabilization is a good plus and it surely helpsin video recording but really, very less people focus on video quality(as long as its 1080p) and the difference between galaxy s4 and HTc one is not that big in video(htc being on a small lead). the difference almost diminishes when you turn on video stabilization on s4.
more people zoom in and see their photos(i've a very bad habit) and that's the major reason why i chose galaxy s4 over htc one.
GSMArena" its still camera was really nowhere near the level of the Samsung Galaxy S4 13MP shooter. Ultrapixels or not, 4MP can barely rival 2010 flagships on most occasions." this is really copied and pasted.
i know most people don't need more than 4mp and it is fine for facebook uploads but not comparable to the s4.
you can please go to htc one section. you will not see me there as true satisfied users don't troll on other mobile's section.
also i did a lot of research before buying s4 and i found out that both are equally great devices and it all boils down to personal preferences: a great aluminium unibody and speakers vs great stuff under the hood and great camera.
good day. sorry if i'm aggressive
shubham yadav, 22 Jun 2013in low light it can(not by far with s4 night mode) but in daylight and bright scenes the HTC O... moreHTC One & Galaxy S4 cameras are equally better for me. HTC recently released a firmware update for the camera improvement that promising HTC One camera quality even better. Those cameras equally perform better. However HTC One have some advantages that S4 haven't, such as Optical Image Stabilization, Better ISO capability for capture a photo in low light conditions and It has Wide Angle lens for better landscape photography.
The blur you talking about when a photo zoomed it called "pixels". It's normal, you can see the pixels of a photo when you zoomed or cropped. Even you took a photo from DSLR camera like Nikon D5200 it's blur when you zoomed. However I'm not much impress about phone cameras, I know what ever phone you bought they would not giving a 100% perfect photographic experience, each phone's camera have it's own problems. That's why I'm using DSLR cameras.
s4 is the smartest phone ever made till now,by comparing it's facilities with other phones.......
I would advise all people to wait and see what will Samsung make in august