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.
AnonD-140401, 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)?
AnonD-142775, 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.
AnonD-142775, 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
The indian version of phone is becoming very hot..cant speak for maoee than half an hour.. its becoming damn hot even while using internet also..any solutions??
Stranger, 03 May 2013Guys if u don't mind, can anyone suggest me which phone to buy, either Iphone 5 or Samsung Gal... moreDefinitely the Galaxy s4, it beats the iPhone 5 at almost evrything. If you are patient, wait to see what the 5s/6 is like. It might be better than the Galaxy s4.
roadster92, 03 May 2013I owned the GS4. Here are my comments after 3 days of playing with it: Pros: 1. Qcomm S6... moreMy S4 battery improves dramatically after few days of use. Something happened with iPhone 5 where battery drain was heavy during initial days but later it has stabilized.
No questions S4 has superior functionalities while iPhone has superior build quality.
I can expand S4 memory without having to shell out Apple premium while Apple gives continuous minor software updates whereas Samsung has OS ahead of iOS 6 on many fronts and its hardware is also future ready.
Knox, NFC, S Band shall give more armor to your S4.
S4 will be my recommendation. FYI I have both.
audio quality test !! why is the same on both 9500 and 9505 ???? they don't have the same dac !! you just copy and paste the same results ??
great review especially the measurements on audio specs.
there seems to be an increase of folks hearing "crackling" noises through their head sets globally.
have you picked this up and any idea if this is a software or hardware issue?