AnonD-79109, 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.
AnonD-128820, 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.
AnonD-180032, 29 Aug 2013This phone annoyed me a lot. Its waste waste waste utter waste. So pls don't buy this phone a... moreOh Boy!!
U saved my life giving all these comments and letting me know on S4 rightly.
Now go have some sleep troller...
Hi shubham yadav.. Am planning to buy s4 but I want to knw few things frm u. How is the call quality and signal reception in s4. Bcoz Samsung hasn't been gud in terms of signal reception quality as far as I know. Pls do honest reply. . Thanks. .
There are some news about its very poor battery life, and heating problem. Mobile is heated up and even battery is heated up with some use. It is SO? can any user explain....?
AnonD-180032, 29 Aug 2013This phone annoyed me a lot. Its waste waste waste utter waste. So pls don't buy this phone a... mores4's camera is not 8mpx. it's 13 mp. lol you were caught red handed. You didnt even saw an s4 even on Internet or otherwise you would know at least some specs. looooooooooooool trooooooooolllllll.
AnonD-180032, 29 Aug 2013This phone annoyed me a lot. Its waste waste waste utter waste. So pls don't buy this phone a... moreI have strong doubt abt u......i dont think u even use s4 or have a s4.....i m sure abt that...u just see s4 outside of the shop standing in front of a glass ....ur all information r wrong....i think u dont even a smartphone.....do u have any smartphone? tell us truly........
shubham yadav, 28 Aug 2013totally agree with you dude. almost All the people who are complaining here are trolls and don... moreI am using s4 and I paid 34k for it. I am not enjoying to criticise it. Its camera quality is worse than s3. And when I open the contact it take a lot of time. So dont say anybody blind if you have no sense about mobile technology.
This phone annoyed me a lot. Its waste waste waste utter waste. So pls don't buy this phone and waste your money guys. The battery is really a bullshit. Then the performance waste. Don't waste your money in such a crap guys. I bought this phone last month and was disgusted a lot, recently i have sold it and purchased Nokia Lumia 920.its awesome while compared to this shit. Nokia Lumia 920 camera is really a monster. It has pure view technology in which low light images are sharper. But in this s4 images r not at all clear. It wonders me whether its really 8mp. Because the camera in S4 is like VGA. So pls Don't go 4 it guys trust me. Pls don't waste ur money lyk me.purchase Nokia Lumia or Sony r even motorola
scorpio, 29 Aug 2013What is your opinion of the HTC One compared to the S4. In my area (Australia) we have S4 1950... moreIt all depends. as a phone , i9505 is better than htc one in many aspects such as screen( better contrast, better blacks, better whites, more colour gamut, bigger screen, less power consumption) .
also i9505 has better processor and gpu( higher clock)
the camera quality is also better( just zoom in the photo of htc one and see how pixelated it becomes).
ergonomics( smaller phone than htc one while packing larger screen)
3 button layout(this becomes significant in the long run, just 2 buttons is like a pain in the ass). also the power button on htc one is awkwardly placed.
More features and sensors( can be put in a better use later via software updates.) is always good to have extra hardware.
On the flip side, htc one has a brilliant aluminium body, great speskers and a very simplistic ui.
There's no winner here. It's like what you want. If you are an advanced user and want a phone to perform you're tasks, s4 is for you. If you look for a great design, speakers and you are a basic user who likes minimalism and simplicity.
For a common man who isn't an advanced user, htc one is better but for an advanced user who wants more from a phone, s4 is better.
If it was i9500, I would clearly recommend it but for i9505, it's a tough call
by the way . Thanks for the compliment.
AnonD-180146, 29 Aug 2013I have both iP5 & S4 & personally I like iP5 very much compared to S4--iP5 iOS6 & ... moreIt basically depends on which ecosystem you like, sevurity and ease of use on ios vs power and freedom of Android.
see, I can take photos very fast with my s4. tests show that s4 takes photos faster than iphone 5(i9500 takes photos significantly faster).
I am an advanced user and a computer science student.
I believe that people who don't know much about tech should not buy s4 and is much more complex than simple ios. but if you know how to use it, you will surely throw away your iphone.
I didn't want to offend you and I respect your viewpoint but what I said is true. Today if done elder member of my family asks a new good phone, I'll surely but him iPhone 5.
s4 is buttery smooth if you know how to operate it.
I bought galaxy s4 on 26th aug 13...just speech less...what a superb phone...I was using s2.s3.note 1 and now s4 its 5inch phone but the design has make it not too large. So sharp screen and colours..excellent feature..its more then s2 and s3 which was flagship of samsung..only one prob. Is when I m charging its creat too heat. Pls fix it. 5/5 excellent.
samplekid1, 28 Aug 2013which is better: the 19500 or the 19505.? help please. i9505 advantages: better battery life, LTE( if available)
i9500 advantages: better processor, better camera( Exmor RS vs exmor R in i9505), better sound quality.
there's not much difference in battery life but LTE is significant for some people. If you really need LTE, take i9505 but If not, i9500 is clearly better.
AnonD-180146, 29 Aug 2013I have both iP5 & S4 & personally I like iP5 very much compared to S4--iP5 iOS6 & ... moreios7 is copied some android features, nothing more than that. You stay in jail , but we want complete freedom. Android is only way. I sold my iphone 5 for s4 now happy with my s4 and s3.
AnonD-168822, 29 Aug 2013Dude just check out the comments below the article........btw this test was done by samsung em... morereliable test my A** i dropped my s4 from my back pocket to the ground.even the smart cover was at my device....but the whole ring around the phone which looks like steel but is very thin plastic...broke...haven't u checked many threads on internet which are growing by the time about broken s4 screens in pockets... i had galaxy s1, s2, s3, believe me i gave them much harsh treatments but they survived. But i am not agree with samsung nowadays to use plastic in those big phones,,they need to adopt aluminum or steel... i dnt mind if the phone is thin or not..it should be little rugged... i used iphone 5 as well and trust its screen is much more strong to bear these common impacts...