AnonD-89109, 15 Oct 2013I'm coming from a Note 2 as well and my thoughts are exactly the same as yours. That's why I k... moreI agree completely with you. Except that my S4 is the S600 quad Core 4G version. I had a hope the the Exynos version would fare batter and lag less, or even fare better with the heating-downclock issues, but as you say, it might do just the same.
Note 2 was the best Phone I ever had. I regret selling it for the S4. I hope that the Note 3 makes up for it, but it being descendant from the S4, I bet I will still have many issues with it.
It seems that samsung gets worse with the passing time.
Here in Brazil we don't have HTC, Sony has a beautifull interface and design but lacks usability a lot, LG lacks both besides they get their flagships here a year after it is launched... I won't even mention iCraps with their lack of features and fucntionality, with their skyhigh prices.
Even recognizing their phones are getting worse, Samsung is still the best option out there. So their phones will get even worse as we're keeping buying them.
Shambu Bhai, 14 Oct 2013 Wonderful ! with "ES File Explorer" One could easily moved downloaded musics, ... moreThere's Solid Explorer and there's FX File, both are better than ES imo, but the former is paid, but worth it.
Don , 14 Oct 2013Pls how do I install adobe flash player 11.1 in this phone?Download from their website man, just Google flash player for Android 4.2 and you'll get it.
AnonD-124110, 14 Oct 2013coming from the note2 to the S4 was a major let down.
The screen is gorgeous, the processor... moreI'm coming from a Note 2 as well and my thoughts are exactly the same as yours. That's why I keep saying if someone is okay with Note 2 size then he/she shouldn't buy S4. The TW was much much greatly optimized in Note 2 than in S4. It didn't lag, the stock browser was a pleasure to use and so on....
Anyway, it's size made all those positives as a negative to me. You should try Naked Browser Pro, it has a pretty bad UI but it's way better than Boat browser, much much faster and light. I think it's those little A7 cores which are the culprit behind the micro lags and stuttering in S4. These BIG.little core architecture is nothing but nuisance. Either get a true octa core or go back to true quad core, there's no other option to have a smooth and fluid optimization.
AnonD-124110, 14 Oct 2013coming from the note2 to the S4 was a major let down. The screen is gorgeous, the processor... moreOh kiddo its because you are downloading lots crap in it or you dont know how to use...
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2013What is the different between samsung I9500 galaxy s4 and samsung i9505 galaxy s4?i9505 4g quad core
i9500 3g octo core
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2013What is the different between samsung I9500 galaxy s4 and samsung i9505 galaxy s4?Cores I9500 = exynos octa core
I9505 = quad core snapdragon 600
What is the different between samsung I9500 galaxy s4 and samsung i9505 galaxy s4?
Bought my new Galaxy S4 at Sprint. After 10 weeks, the phone died and Sprint said their NEW PHONE POLICY was 14 day!! Do you believe that! I paid $300 for this state of the art phone, to be told I could get a refurbished one at SPRINT! So I sent it to SAMSUNG, who replaced the pda unit in MY phone and sent it back (Free). Sprint can kiss my ass, do not buy ANY new phone at SPRINT!
coming from the note2 to the S4 was a major let down.
The screen is gorgeous, the processor is faster and the camera better on the S4, even thoguh the user experience lags behind.
With the Snapdragon S600 I cn't even imagine why the S4 lags so much compared to the old Note2.
The lack of support for plugins (flash) on the browser and the innability to have a complete full screen like I had both back on the Note 2 was the major let down, as I'm compelled to use 3rd party browsers (like boat browaser) that does that, but they keep closing, lags and misundertand clicks in an overly irritating way.
When the phone is cold it is blazingly fast, but when it warms up (and it does that pretty fast, specially in heavy games) it starting lagin, as it is downclocking the CPU to not burn it. So when you start a graphic intensive game it performs superb, but after 2 to 5 minuts of palying it starts to leag behind the previous generation phones. You can even compare its FPS on a game like GTA against the S3, and the S3 will win after the S4 gots hot.
Also, I thought that the air gestures would be a good replacement for the note2' stylus, but it don't come even close!
I can't wait to receive my note3.
But then again, as the note3 is the S4 "brother" I beleive that my problem with the internet browser will remain.
with "ES File Explorer" One could easily moved downloaded musics, videos, Applications from phone memory to Ext SD card on any Samsung smartphone now.
Hi, My Galaxy S4's battery was put out after 2 months from using it ... what a fake battery ?
Ryo, 13 Oct 2013Hi i have just bought a Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, i am concern about the fact that it might be ... moreThere are fake Chinese phones out there. I once saw a Chinese Samsung S3 at a very low price..
I rooted my s4.but no triangle warning appeared n work flawlessly
hakeem, 11 Oct 2013I bought a Galaxy S4 about two months ago. It was working fine until last week, when it starte... moreHey...i had the same problem....then went to the service centre and got the battery replaced and problem solved for now....
Ryo, 13 Oct 2013Hi i have just bought a Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, i am concern about the fact that it might be ... moreIt more than likely is fake. Do not try to buy a phone from someone other than the actual Verizon, AT&T, Sprint. Or even Samsung store. Because sometimes nice phones like that are for Prepaid, but either way, do not buy an expensive phone, that is usually around $700 off the streets, friend or not, they're probably gonna jip you.