Hey GSM Arena!
Glad to see Octa scores, but these should be a photo comparison too, something yet to be done by any site testing both devices. There are differences expected.
Hello just got s4 here are the review. Its camera is similar to samsung 8 mega pixels. Try to zoom it n see. Its video is worst than s3. Its battery life however is very disappointing far below expectation. However,it display is top.
well just got my S4, it rocks. yet to experience the overheat issue. strange one. really. out S4 demo's are on all day and there cool as a cucumber. so not sure what to make of it. maybe hype or rumours.
anyways I already got d sg4 i9500 model here in oman but when I came to see the demo units in the Samsung shops one in Sabco and in qurum city center that the model is i9505 which is the LTE version/snapdragon ... but why they sell the model exynos octa i9500 model instead...is samsung truthful about their products or would just want to earn money? just a thought
What phone can I purchase will work with LTE (or any other form of fast mobile internet) both in the uk and US? If not available now, are there any phones coming out soon with this capability? I plan on undertaking an exchange program in the US and I want to purchase the phone outright so I can then get a monthly contract.
got the 3g version of s4 fews days now and so far its doing good but the android os is still far from iOs in my opinion but the sensors of s4 rocks esp the air gestures .
overheating issuses , yes it has but I think its normal if heavy usage. but an update there and hope it wont continue.
about automatic shutdown , thought there wasnt but last night when browsing net then shifted to IG app for photo capture it suddebly restarted itself weird but hope again it wont continue.
after all I guess iOs still rules for its efficient system.
I'm not apple fan boy because i have samsung product and apple too, there is reason why apple this far gatget do not up multi core into quad or octa mybe the side effect of heat. That why apple think to srink the cpu size and find the right inggrediant max power, less heat, and long life battries. I think samsung must realize that way, not like a rambo, waste amunition design, by create many android type, and less support os. Just like. Dig own grave i think.
future belongs to flexible screen. Samsung and LG are leadersinthat. Apple will copy and sue them
Since when has looking stupid become the new cool. Why would I want to wave at my phone. At least the extra row of icons on Iphone is in some way functional. I will wait for the Samsung S5 with (not a extra row of icons) 40 extra sensors and proper air gestures like drawing in the air :) else wait for the next note with the S-Pen which is way more functional than waving at my phone and also does not look stupid. If that is not available when I am due for my upgrade I will move away from Samsung to yes IPhone or Nokia. Waving at my phone is a step into a direction that can be nice but hardly innovation. I will not stay with Samasung for the hardware benefits only.
The phone is good with feature but it has a serious problem
The Problem of overheating
Please mention the overheating problem (if it is present in your review model)of S4
I have been using Samsung phones for sometime and like them. However today I happened to see and have a chance to feel the S4 for the first time in a shop nearby. Geez it feels so cheap and plasticky......Especially the rear cover. Whatever the tech sites may tell you about the build quality and durability of the materials, the fact is the phone feels like a very cheap Chinese toy. Some of the Chinese and Indians phones selling at half the price feel sturdier in comparison.
S4Maniac, 06 May 2013No heating issues but my use is average. But I had this issue initially but once after a weeks... moreHeat gets mainly when you use heavy applications like games..Generaaly i think its switching between A15 to A7 cores its gets heat up.. May be because not properly swtiching between the cores..Snapdragon better compared Enxyos because no swtching problem..only advantage mentioned by samsung on Enxyos is battery saving but after performance review its shows Snapdragon version has better battery backup.. now only advantage is you can replace Iron box with S4
Please advise, if audio readings are for i9505 or for i9500 (octacore)?
Also, have you compared i9505 to i9300 or i9500 (with Wolfson)?
viswadeep, 06 May 2013Ya mine s also heating vry much..any solutions fr it??No heating issues but my use is average. But I had this issue initially but once after a weeks time or few days I do not feel anything annoying.
If you typically keep your mobiles in places where no signals you may have this issue.
Just checked I9500 Galaxy S4 in a shop, lags a lot because normally the 1.2 - A7 cores are on most of the time to save battery and they are really slow. And god save someone from a burnt S4 as overheats a lot. The only good things are screen and features.
viswadeep, 06 May 2013Ya mine s also heating vry much..any solutions fr it??Indain samsung Enxyos chip which even Samsung knows its Overheating issues thats why it has been released in less countries( in perticular only in asia where samsung dominating the market ) in Europe and USA they released S4 with snapdragon 600 which very good in performance.
You has to suffer with hi temp ..rooting the phone and removing touch wiz might reduce temp bit extent but overheating is unavoidable.. one more thing ask for replacement so much returns can make them stop Enxyos version.. and release Snapdragon versions