I bought thi phone recently after studying the user opinions in this site. Really all are fake comments i now find tat most of them are android fans so they all post gu comments. So i warn all guys and peopl who wanna buy mobiles don't take the opinions of this site because i decided to buy Nokia Lumia 920, but after reading this entire opinions in this site i took Samsung galaxy S4 . I have wasted my money . Always heating abnormally,battery drains only 5hrs of stand by. Restarting often with no reason. Only plus is apps bit wat can we do with apps Without a gud performance ? The camera is not lyk 13mpx,its lyk 3 mpx, with dots and grains in low light. But my friend owns Nokia Lumia 920 its awesome in low light camera is superb just 8mpx.
My gs4 was dropped from a height of 4 feet and surprisingly display was broken. What can i do now
shubham yadav, 29 Aug 2013It all depends. as a phone , i9505 is better than htc one in many aspects such as screen( bett... moreThanks for the detailed reply. You have really put the cat amomngst the pigeons. I know all sites have trollers but when i look at HTC one it is full of compliments and happy users. I then look at S4 and there appear to be many grumbles about lagging and hanging and switching off etc. So no wonder I'm confused. I currently have an S2 and on the whole it has been good although certainly not without it's problems and I have been grateful often for a removable battery when the phone has frozen at times. Had an HTC Desire before that and its' greatest problem was lack of storage.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2013front camera should be more megapixelsfront camera is good in s4 and I think 2mp is enough for full hd video recording. after all Front camera is for video calling. It's not a Chinese cheap phone which just want to show more specs. It's not really needed.
Kkiran, 29 Aug 2013Well firstly am a girl. I lost patience with the phone. The picture quality of the 12mp camera... moreplease read my comments for befire replying. Now i am going to tell the result of expert reviewers. so they are true and I can verify them by my phone.
first of all its 13mp and is much better than your xperia.
The battery life of s4 is beget than xperia z.
Samsung and Sony service centres are good in India.
It's a phone for advanced users. If you want simple expedience, but an iPhone. but I think all the basic things are very easy to access. the 2 finger swipe for quick settings, tabbed interface for settings. It's all very well managed for users of you give your time to get accustomed
the keyboard has swiftkey word prediction and is much better than any other keyboard on android. I loved xperia keyboard in my xperia u but this is awesome. number keys just above qwerty is a fantastic idea. It also has enough settings in settings menu.
With your comments I have a tingling diubt that u didn't own an s4. you didn't even give it time to get accustomed. anyways its your choice in the end and xperia z is a good phone.
shubham yadav, 29 Aug 2013I I agree that you have more sense than me on mobile technology. Did you even read my whole co... moreAfter samsung official firmware update my s4 is more stable but little slow and this is not heating up now. It only a debate nothing serious bro. Every human have different attitude. One man see black spot in moon and another moonlight. Be happy and enjoy s4
Can anyone explain me with strong reasons that what should i buy s4(i9500),s4(i9505),iphone(4s) or samsung galaxy tab 2 10.2 pls explain me???
I think I can get the Samsung Galaxy S4 but I wish I could afford that but someday
Well firstly am a girl. I lost patience with the phone. The picture quality of the 12mp camera was not as good as I expected it to be. It doesn't have predictive text in the keyboard that I really cant do without and I don't like downloading 3rd party apps for something as basic as keyboard. And I literally had almost all the apps n gimmicks turned off, it was annoying me.
Xperia doesn't have great battery life but its better. I am on the phone all day checking mssg n mails, browsing, watching movies at night.. I get a good standby as well.. Like all night just about 7-8% battery drain.
I was thinking of going to the samsung service centre but then I thought samsung service centres in India! Better change the phone.. N another thing about samsung is that everything is hidden under layers, if you want to change certain settings you need to search so much to get to it. Not happening, smart phones are supposed to make life easier..
How many of you guys know that S4 GT-I9500 supports 5G wifi standards and UHS-1 High speed microSD cards? Many other smartphones out there don't have this feature.
Kkiran, 29 Aug 2013I bought a samsung s4 first. Though technically its battery should last longer and it has a be... moreYou made a big mistake Bro. You must have dis a software update and let the phone heat, lag and drain battery like crazy for 1 week or so and after it becomes a very stable and great phone( it happened to most of the people) also i was worried but after that now it doesn't heat up and Any phone will finish battery after 7 or 8 hrs of heavy use. No phone gives 10 hr on screen time. Infact battery life of xperia z is much worse than s4.
standby time is excellent 1 precent battery in 3 hrs on idle. I don't know how you messed up with your phone and why you didn't take expert advice.
suresh, 29 Aug 2013I am using s4 and I paid 34k for it. I am not enjoying to criticise it. Its camera quality is ... moreI I agree that you have more sense than me on mobile technology. Did you even read my whole comment and saw my comment about processoron page 8 or 9 or 10( the long one). You will get the idea about how much I know about mobile technology.
ok you own an s4. I can say by your comment that you know nothing about mobiles. super almond( lollll).its super amoled. its not octa core( read my comment on page 8 or 9) and I didn't specifically pointed on you but it was the other guy.
don't get me wrong but your comment doesn't make any sense at all. It's display is the best and miles ahead of s advance.
app loading times are excellent and the ui us much faster than s advance.
Ok I tell you octa core advantage. decode a 1080p 60fps video on s advance. It won't be able to play it. Or even run temple run 2 on high graphics( I had xperia u before which had same st erricsson novathor u8500 processor with mali 400mp gpu. It can't handle heavy games or tasks).
The camera is seriously the best(slmost) and bounds and leaps better than s3. You might be doing something wrong. Please check it.
Sorry if my comment hurted you.
sam58, 29 Aug 2013Hi shubham yadav.. Am planning to buy s4 but I want to knw few things frm u. How is the call q... moreI rarely get less than full signal in my area because of excellent network of airtel. so my experience shouldn't count. but I read on a site that i9500 has signal exceeding even iphone 5 which itself has a very good signal reception. About the call wuality you shouldn't care much more the sound is loud and clear. You can also configure that!!!!!!!!! by using adapt sound during a call.
personally I didn't find any problems one this issue. But I can only tell about i9500. I have no idea on i9505.
By the way thanks for asking.
I bought a samsung s4 first. Though technically its battery should last longer and it has a better processor n stuff so it should be smoother. But my experience with samsung has been so bad that I had to exchange my phone for an xperia because my budget wouldn't let me get the HTC one, which I should've bought initially itself coz in the end I ended up spending the same amount on 2 phones.
The battery life of s4 was really bad. Like in 7-8 hrs of heavy use it would reduce by 80%.. On standby it would drop by 20% every 2hrs.. I couldn't even get through a day.. Whats the point of all those features if you have to switch each one of them off to get through one day of use.. N s4 heats up like so bad.. It becomes really hot, I was worried that my phone would blow up.. N it lags and hangs alot.. specially in the browser.. Was not at all satisfied with the product..
Though xperia z is not the best, mine got scratched by one fall, that too a very lil fall, and the display is not the best but it definitely doesn't have issues like the s4.. Thank God for that..
I would still prefer the HTC one.. Coming from HTC one x..
How much time does it take to get fully charged? I mean from 0% to 100%, i am planning to switch to S4 from lumia 920.