GSMARENA please publish asap the synthetic benchmarks of i9500 so that I may have the guide for my decision to buy whether Exynos or Snapdragon 600 variants of S4.
AnonD-140401, 28 Apr 2013I looked at the RAM usage after closing all active applications it says 1.30 GB used out of 1.... moreyes, remaining memory is consumed by Pre-Installed Software from Samsung. It seems that Samsung’s software takes up about half of the 16GB models storage space, leaving users with only about 8.82GB of available storage. Of course, you could always expand the storage of your unit via the microSD slot, as the Galaxy S4 is expandable up to 64GB. The apps that take up 45% of usable storage on the device are Samsung apps such as ChatOn messaging, S Health, S Travel, Group Play, Dual Camera, Samsung Smart Pause and S Translator, among others.
Pat Sayz, 29 Apr 2013On checking the phone, was the "online" dictonary your only concern ? I mean, do rat... moreReading online or off is the most common activity I do on a smartphone so for me is a major concern.
I think for the manufacturers Storage is more expensive than processor as most stick to 4, 8, 16 GB only and never go for 64, 128 GB etc even though the size of the chip will still be very small or they are dumb.
AnonD-140604, 29 Apr 2013I was trying SGS4 in a shop and I realized that it is not possible to look up words off line. ... moreOn checking the phone, was the "online" dictonary your only concern ? I mean, do rate ur experience with the phone..
I was trying SGS4 in a shop and I realized that it is not possible to look up words off line. Unlike the iOS that pops up the definition of a word regardless if you are on line or offline as the dictionary is part of the OS. In jelly bean it seems that you must be on line and trying to look up for a word it connects you to a website that provides word definition. Aside from the constant need of Internet connection, it is a very distracting process as you need to open several pages until you get a result. For that reason alone I'd rather stay with iOS as I like reading lots of stuff on line or off line and it's an opportunity for me to learn new words on the process. The iOS dictionary is very comprehensive as it provides examples of the word used in phrases making it easy to fully understand the world.
Not 100% sure if Jelly Bean provides off line dictionary the way iOS does. Maybe there is one that you need to activate it in the settings but I am not too familiar with Android. The shop assistant told me it can if you download an app but he didn't know any. I had the feeling that he wasn't sure either or not too knowlegdable about jelly bean and he only tried to sell me the phone.
Does any android user know if I can look up a word in the way iOS does? I don't like dictionary apps that involves copying and paste the word into the app's search field ... It's too time consuming and distracting. I'd like to see a definition of the word right on the text I read by just tapping the word in question without the need to use other app or coping words etc. and being able to do so without Internet connection as in the place where I live Internet is too lousy outside big cities.
I looked at the RAM usage after closing all active applications it says 1.30 GB used out of 1.89 GB of RAM. Not sure why so much RAM is being used ? Is it using 32 bit address space or something which is why I find nearly 8 GB out of 16 GB is reserved for system.
The black version I have is completely different from the one that is shown here. It is more threaded interwoven marks but shining more like silver than actual black. It says Black mist.
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2013Im really so piss off to turn off/disable all the S App and S features of this phone :)Why???????
And if you are totally pissed off, it is your own fault 100%
YOU CHOOSE to be pissed off!
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2013Review of SGS4 from The Verge:
On the design:
"I don't like holding this phone, and... moreApparantly the review of the Verge is totally out of line with the most reviews i have seen.
What the hell are these guys thinking???????
Probably bought buy htc/apple
Im really so piss off to turn off/disable all the S App and S features of this phone :)
one can beats s4 in camera..
A lot of good details provided, yet nothing on the SECURITY features. What about SELinux? That is a really important feature that has the potential to be very protective for everyone... yet isn't touched on, identified, reviewed... nothing.
Review of SGS4 from The Verge:
On the design:
"I don't like holding this phone, and I can't overstate how much that informs the experience of using it. It makes an awful first impression, slippery and slimy and simply unpleasant in your hand...
...Everyone I showed the GS4 to frowned and wrinkled their nose as if it smelled bad, before rubbing their fingers on the back of the phone and then handing it back to me — that's the opposite of the standard reaction to HTC’s One, which everyone wants to ogle and hold."
"That's why, when my contract is up in June, I'll probably be casting my lot with HTC instead of Samsung."
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, xperia z might seem to look nice, HTC butterfly is actually better than the z, also the z is not so nice to handle, and if s4 is somewhat similar to S3, then it should be a winner for me. After reading the review, the only thing I have reserve about is the field of view of the video recorder, but it is something that can be resolved with a software update, so no biggie, so when it launches here in my country, its one for me and one for my lovely lady, we both need a new phone.
I don't understand synthetic benchs , xperia Z is much better than nexus 4 (both have a same cpu/gpu) ???
Will buy this phone, but...
Anyone notice audio is still reversed in video recording? The same as in s3. It just stupid HEARING the cars drive to the left, in the video posted in the review, when they actually drive to the right side. Check it out.
Left and right side is mixed up. It's been over a year since s3 came out and still no fix for this obvious faulty firmware.