shubham yadav, 26 Nov 2013I have tried xperia z1 and z ultra for a week and i was just telling about the experience you ... moreStop contradicting yourselve please. You earlier said the device was "awful". Now you are saying it has zero lag and it beats S4. I know the screen is not up to par but its not bad at all. I also know the camera has some problems but its also not bad and Sony has promised to release updates to fix the camera. So you call a device awful because of the screen and camera (which are not bad) ?? I have never used or seen the Z1 but I have read and watched tonnes of reviews on the phone and I have never heard or seen anyone call the device "awful".
You dont like large bulky premium looking phone doesnt mean everybody doesnt like it. It all boils down to preferences as you said. I will say this again the only device better than the Z1 at this moment is the Note 3.
I have used an S4 but now I am using HTC ONE and I have to say it beats the S4 hands down. The screen, the camera and the built of this phone is just lovely. The only con of this phone as you said is the lack of SD card slot and the non-removeable battery but I can leave with that. 32GB is more than enough for most people. Not everybody loves big screens if not IPHONES wont be selling at all and the 4 ultra pixel camera of the ONE is better that the 13mp of the S4 to me.
Well, its a free world and everyone has a right to an opinion. If you feel the S4 is better than the Z1, fine but please dont go calling devices awful. It makes you sound like a troll. Have a good day too.
after the recent update some days later my S4 started saying that google app is not responding and process system is not responding . and my cell is getting stuck alot. what should i do please help quick
bindle, 26 Nov 2013So many fights happening on this page about which is better between the s4, HTC one, Z1, LG G2... moreSystem is very well designed because IOS hardly has anything running. IOS doesn't need to worry about memory management because it doesn't have those services running. If a person switches from Android to IO, he will surely say IOS is smooth but he will be deprived of the customization and so many facilities provided in an android. As i said before HTC, Samsung and others are not pure android. So if you wanna compare an android device to IOS then Choose a nexus device. You won't say the same then. About having a huge RAM, android needs it. IOS doesn't even have the age old Swipe feature for starter's. Android provides lots more than this. IOS 7 is frankly not as smooth as Kitkat 4.4. Performance testing apps are useless they say nothing about how the device works in reality. IOS 7 has finally added a feature to block background data service when on 3g or 4g. This feature is in android from ICS 4.0. IOS doesn't have a lot of feature that's why 1gb and dual core is enough. How can you hold a 4 inch device in today's world. :(
One more reason i don't suggest s4 now is because it doesn't have LTE support in Indian version. where as all the Xperia z series and Nexus 5 have LTE support. Future proof. :(
bindle, 26 Nov 2013So many fights happening on this page about which is better between the s4, HTC one, Z1, LG G2... moreIts about speaker/microphone/camera/screen quality outdoors as well,, some smartphones from China are coming out with quadcores etc but does not mean they are any good...Its about what its like in real life.So your comment is true.
So many fights happening on this page about which is better between the s4, HTC one, Z1, LG G2, and it's all based on spec sheets. The Spec sheets don't tell you if the phone is good or not, they tell you what it has in the line of hardware, what makes a phone good is its over all performance. Great performance, and smooth feel doesn't come from a huge quad processor, or tons of RAM, or huge memory, it comes from how all of those components work together as the team that makes up your phone. Sure those components and their specs matter, but don't base your decision on that alone. There's plenty of phones out there with huge processors that lag more than an old Nokia, and others that don't have such big processors, but never lag. Its due to the way the system is set up, and the way the parts are integrated, if those components don't like each other or don't work well together, forget about a fast phone. Do spped tests with a proper performance app and you can see how fast your phone is, by the way, number 1, as far as I've seen, with a 1.3GH dual core processor and 1GB of DDR3 is the iPhone 5S. I've seen them crushing, S4's, HTC's, and other droids, it pretty much drew with the Note 3. Thats because it's system is very well designed, the same can't be said for HTC Im afriad.
Cruise, 26 Nov 2013Stop being a samsung paid troll please. Xperia Z1 is one of the best devices out there both de... moreAlso, the price of g2 32 GB is much higher than s4 16 gb as g2 doesn't have sd card slot. So this puts the g2 and z1 in same price bracket much above s4.
HTC ONE is NOT better than s4 for all people. Some people prefer sd card slot, bigger screen, decent camera instead of good design so it all depends on preferences.
In the end nexus 5 is the best value for money.
have a good day
Cruise, 26 Nov 2013Stop being a samsung paid troll please. Xperia Z1 is one of the best devices out there both de... moreI have tried xperia z1 and z ultra for a week and i was just telling about the experience you get from the phone. The specs on the z1 really crush s4 but what about real world performance. Ok let me do it for you. If you see the comparison between galaxy s4 and lg g2 on gsmarena(the site I trust for reviews), they are almost equal with s4 winning most of the tests, and z1 is much inferior to g2 as you can say for reviews.
The z1 on paper is great but the screen is not upto par with super lcd 3 of htc one or super amoled of s4. The camera fails expectations and it lost to note 3 in the shootout by gsmarena which has the same sensor to s4 leaving 4k video.
Regarding design i would say premium but a large, bulky and thick phone.
The phone beats s4 hands down in performance though as it is much faster with 0 lag.
You may be a sony fanboy and you may ignore my comment but I recommend a sony product in mid or higher mid- range to all my friends and have saved atleast 5 people from buying galaxy grand and made them buy xperia sp(great value for money) or nexus 4(those who can tolerate LG)..
have a good day :-)
shubham yadav, 26 Nov 2013Best value for money- Nexus 5.
If you don't want to buy a nexus or LG or want a phone with ... moreStop being a samsung paid troll please. Xperia Z1 is one of the best devices out there both design and spec wise. Comparing the Z1 to S4 is really pathetic from your part. The only superior device to Z1 is the Note 3. But the hardware is really dissapointing.
Salah its a great phone but there are better phones out there in this price range or even cheaper like the Nexus 5 . The HTC ONE is better than this phone. The LG G2 is similarly priced to this phone and its better. . I will recommend the HTC ONE or the G2.
But if you could spare a few more $ go for the Z1.
I stared firmware upgrade for my Samsung Galaxy s4 (GT-19505) from
Current version: PDA:MJ7/PHONE:MJ7/CSC:MJ8 (ETL) to
by connecting through KIES.
It is taking pretty long time ...only 20% progress in 4hrs 30 mts. Is there anything wrong? At this rate it may take 24 hours at least. What happens if I discontinue upgrade process in between?
H Ramesh Rao
which S4 is better I9500 or I9505 or I9506 ... also is the I9506 model available in India ...??
Class24, 26 Nov 2013Why ???nexus 5- superior in software as it is Buttery smooth Android and Hardware wise 800 snapdragon again it's superior to S4. and to add 4.4 kitkat. Build quality better than s4. Drawback is only camera and battery. But Battery is not going to be an issue after ART comes out of experimental version.
xperia z1- because it has the latest snapdragon 800 at a decent price. Sony is a preferable company after google,HTC and sammy. their interface is very responsive,no lags and close AOSP. And their extra goodies are also commendable. also service is really good. If you have any issues with the phone,they replace it.:)
Although they also lag behind in updates. I don't recommend LG because they don't fix any bugs, service not good, that's really bad. They just leave the device to die. LG G2 specs wise is very attractive but hands on experience is not so.
i will recommend S4 at this point only if it's priced a little lower. And One thing i would like to ask you guys, why did sammy change Note3's gpu to Mali and not powerVR SGX??? any1??
my s4 bottom screen cracked anyone know how much it will cost to repair
Salah, 25 Nov 2013Hi All,
I am planning to buy this phone, from you expert do you recommend it ?
ThanksBest value for money- Nexus 5.
If you don't want to buy a nexus or LG or want a phone with good camera- buy s4
If you have the budget- note 3
Don't buy xperia z1 . It's awful. Instead try lg g2 but note 3 crushes them all by a fair margin.
[deleted post]If your battery draining very fast. I think after updated 4.3 I suggest you can master reset then hope it will be solved the problem. Kindly note, you can backup all data before the master reset.
Samiyal, 26 Nov 2013Plz tell which is the best way to charge it? Is to charge it when it's on? Or should i turn it... moreSamial charge the ph in Flight mode it will charge fast and stay longer and about batery Go to About device in settings and tap on the build number about 4 times a developer application will appear there go and limit the background process to 4 and chosse the application close option wen u leave an application follow this steps your batrery will surely last longer..