Samsung as a source can no longer be trusted. They fabricate figures and benchmarks all the time.
It's the most complete phone I've ever had. One that gave me zero problems from day one until now. Great quality, great performance, great battery life and software that just works without issues, super smooth after almost half a year now. I also don't have to worry about updates, and actually Samsung adds more under the hood tweaks than Google does since 4.2, so I get better performance and battery life than with stock Android.
Also, there are numerous little things in the UI that all others are just missing, that make the TouchWiz experience the most complete to me after removing some unneeded apps. Instead of having it bloated with installed apps for features such as a freaking battery percentage, I can just toggle it on in settings, takes 5 seconds. I don't even need too root as everything I would need a root for is built in.
Sure I wish for an OIS camera and new design language for the S5, but it's my most satisfying smartphone experience with the S4. Coming from Sony by the way, that I just couldn't count on the same way.
how many updates does galaxy device get?
do we get updates until device hardware no longer support?
Well, there might still be reason for an early upgrade in the cycle...
Sales volume could not bring out a new model earlier, cause it would be no more finished than it would with good sales.
But if the new components are sitting pretty much ready, there is no reason to hold on it, cause then next generation will be hunting behind, and it could feel outdated compared to competition if it's not the latest and greatest at release.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2013Hahaha, such bullshit. No one here actually believes you. Try harder next time.Dont believe.. it does not matter to me. Sammy is a joke now. And you cant change it.
AnonD-115391, 23 Oct 2013Any ways. Now after feeling insecure.. sammy is making devices like round and feature like eye... moreRound?? And how does eye scan look stupid anyway, you have to look at the phone anyway.
Sizz, 23 Oct 2013Your ZL is a pile of rubbish compared to the GS4,your ZL doesn't even have 4.3 yet haha,how da... moreU ok? ZL is much better looking device than S4. Wat do u wanna do with 4.3? show it in.. hahahaha... I curse my note 2 every day and night. Just waiting for Sony to launch in US now. It so much classy than plastic.
AnonD-115391, 23 Oct 2013Because i bought S4 as well.. and it gave me nightmares. My s4'battery developed cracked on fi... moreHahaha, such bullshit. No one here actually believes you. Try harder next time.
Good on Samsung,the s4 is still the best all round smartphone,poor Samsung bashers are going to be mad about such great sales.
AnonD-115391, 23 Oct 2013Because i bought S4 as well.. and it gave me nightmares. My s4'battery developed cracked on fi... moreJustifiable but then again if it's gonna happen in Sony or Apple are you gonna not buy them altogether? There are cases of Sony batteries (although not mobile phone) that had issues in the past and Apple had phones exploding too.
Any ways. Now after feeling insecure.. sammy is making devices like round and feature like eye scan.. shew.. looks so uncool and stupid. I mean, wat is the point of these stupid features.
Now i feel, sammy is getting back to pre galaxy days when having a sammy phone was more of a joke. I dont want to be a part of joke company who gets laughed upon as soon he takes the piece of plastic out of pocket. Especially now when it would be round and now u need to stare at it to unlock it in future. lol
AnonD-42295, 23 Oct 2013Honestly I don't understand why people are going for this phone; vitually 3/5 people in my wor... moreYour ZL is a pile of rubbish compared to the GS4,your ZL doesn't even have 4.3 yet haha,how dare you try compare them,the s4 has better camera,battery capacity,better screen,better chipsets,better audio,better updates,better UI,better features,you just can't compare them.
AnonD-121109, 23 Oct 2013You had bad experience with Note 2 and S3. Fine. But why are you bashing S4 when you haven't e... moreBecause i bought S4 as well.. and it gave me nightmares. My s4'battery developed cracked on first device, on my replacement device it used to overheat after just checking few emails and web surfing for 30 mins. I never had that on my ipad or older sammy. so no more sammy for me. 40 million might like plastic company. but not me. sorry. I would now buy a sony or iphone, but never sammy.
AnonD-115391, 23 Oct 2013If this is true.. this is amazing. People are just throwing money on useless S4 when there are... moreYou had bad experience with Note 2 and S3. Fine. But why are you bashing S4 when you haven't even used it. S4 is so awesome. Only setback is design language but except that, its a big bang for the buck. And those 40 million people already proved themselves smart by going for S4 over iphones lol.
I have S4 from June, and it is a fantastic phone,, i often travel around the world and putting different chip, performance in great..
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2013i have note2 and i can say that it works great although i tend to abuse it on daily basis. :)... moreI am not questioning anything. I am just saying.. why sammy when there are better products. Cause i am tired with my note 2. I am waiting for Z1 launch in US now. I am giving up sammy now.
AnonD-115391, 23 Oct 2013If this is true.. this is amazing. People are just throwing money on useless S4 when there are... morei have note2 and i can say that it works great although i tend to abuse it on daily basis. :)
so yes, it gives me satisfaction and my next Android phone will be Samsung again.
and looking at the sales data, i'm not alone.
I wonder if they subtracted the number of devices that were returned due to overheating issues. I returned 2 of those.