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.
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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)..
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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 ...??
AnonD-159490, 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.
AnonD-169453, 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..
AnonD-78030, 26 Nov 2013change battery. Plz tell which is the best way to charge it? Is to charge it when it's on? Or should i turn it off then charge it?
Monodip, 25 Nov 2013Suresh where cab I find the developer option???Go in to the about device and 5 or 6 tape on the build number your dovelpar option will appear in the more list
Plz i have a probleme with my battery. It drains so fast. I see that is common to all the Samsung galaxy s4 users. Plz is there any solution to solve this probleme. Thx in advance