AnonD-71586, 27 Sep 2013clearly not worth it, altough i am an android fan i will admit that it is a very fast and smoo... moreI've got a 16GB S4, it only has 8GB of usable memory and Samsung Switch couldn't sync my iPhone backup because it ran out of memory.
Had to waste my money on some cheap junk chinese memory card from ebay which made the S4 go so hot I had to take it out again.
Good memory cards cost a lot more but when it's an $800 phone it's probably advisable to pay a bit more.
Very nice review GSMArena. You may have helped me to make up my mind. Having ordered and Iphone 5s and still waiting with no obvious delivery date I think I'll just get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 instead. It's screen is mind boggling! That said Apple do have that habit of being able to get in your head! Apparently I really do need an Iphone!
VLC and other players are available for free in the App store.
Import whatever videos you want into iTunes on a PC.
Sync to phone.
I can't find VLC for my S4 and Samsung wants $10 a month so their music streaming thing works.
Any music you want can be imported into iTunes and synced.
It has always been this way.
I don't know why you try and persist with the myth that iPhones can only use content purchased from Apple.
Not very professional of your reviewer.
Gsmarena you still don't get it do you? Apple wants to take things slowly.
Wow, what a joke of a smartphone! Can't grasp the reasons why people would buy this.. Just lost for words!
Thats fantastic. Thou im not an apple fan, i must say that CPU & GPU performance are on par with the top droid. Dual core or quad core or octa core nevermin as far as the phone handles the os butter smooth.
The negative things are very restricted os. Highly dependent on itunes. no sd card. high cost.
Just a tuned engine in the vintage car. Engine is excellent. Not the whole car.
clearly not worth it, altough i am an android fan i will admit that it is a very fast and smooth phone, the internal memory is very low, no sd card, and one with bigger memory costs way to much, no mass storage, no usb on the go, and as good as it might be , the screen is way to small and the limitations that apple brings are extreme not to mention that in my country romania it's about 1050 euros, with that kind of money you get better phones with no limitations with more storage better cameras , great displays not only that but you even save a lot of money
Regarding audio quality and power on headphones output: 1st place: htc one,one mini,butterfly,8x,8s. 2nd place: all ipads and all iphones except iphone 5,5s,5c wich sound a little bit quiter than all iphones
apertotes, 27 Sep 2013Impressive review! Thanks a lot for all the hard work.... yes, thank you GSMArena for your great efforts and excellent reviews, your reviews are by far the best and most neutral (unbiased) reviews that I've seen on the web ...
this one is not for me, that's for sure.
but my dad might like this. he hate typing password for unlocking phones.
AnonD-191143, 27 Sep 2013... I was hoping for significant improvements in iPhone 5S and iOS 7 but I was disappointed ..... more... also forgot; the screen is too small and the battery life is not acceptable when compared to competitors (even worse than that in iPhone 5 as mentioned in some reviews) ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia z1, are much more better than iPhone 5s ...
I'll hold out for the iPhone 6 with larger screen, more DRAM and time for Apple to refine iOS 7 which currently has too many teething security and cosmetic issues.
... I was hoping for significant improvements in iPhone 5S and iOS 7 but I was disappointed ... the camera improvements are negligible and the phone still has a 3-year old camera [same as iPhone 4S], the 64 bit processor means nothing, and Touch-ID is nice, but the phone is missing NFC and lacks the excellent camera that we'd expect for an expensive top-notch phone ... iOS 7 is a disaster; the e-mail client is still the worst e-mail client in any mobile operating system by far, maps are still completely useless in Saudi Arabia, and the design is obnoxious ... Apple really needs to innovate quickly ... no iPhone for me this year; I'm going to get a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ...