this review is very long so only people really interested in buying I9500 only read it. for any further queries please reply to my review politely.
Hi friends I bought s4 I9500 on 1st June after being in a tow between s4 and htc one. so far this has been my experience with this phone. Please note that I am not the fan of any company and often change the brand again and again for the brand that gives best value for my money. This review is unbiased.
this is absolutely amazing. You'll absolutely love it. It puts the retina display of iPhone 5 in trash as my friend owns it. plus it consumes very less power(only 15%) and looks great in sunlight due to less reflectivity. tip: for better use in sunlight,use auto mode as it takes brightness to 475 nits which is 37% higher than in manual mode. Seriously the screen is flawless and adobe rgb mode brings natural colors.
The performance is great. apps load almost instantly. hi end games play so smooth and without any lag whatsoever. yes the ui stutters in specific apps such as contacts but that is not a big issue and eventually an update will come and fix the lagging issue. and frame skipping is not lagging.
The design is not that bad. In fact it is good for me. Sure it doesn't carry the premium vibe of htc one but it has its own advantages. It is thinner, smaller and lighter than htc one despite packing a bigger screen. plus you get removable battery and sd card slot. plus you don't need to put that in a case as you can replace the back panel. for front i use the s-view cover. it is great.
Touchwiz is great for power users and it has toggles spread all over hence requiring less clicks to do anything. plus you can customize it more than any other ui. you can do more with anything. this combined with all the extra features make it a great ui. some features are useless such as smart scroll but smart pause and air view are real gems for a good user who wants to get out of his phone.
camera is simply great. the most attracting feature of this phone. the detail levels make the 4 mp ultrapixel camera of htc one look like crap. for proof go to gsmarena's photo compare tool. all the features are good but the panoramas and hdr mode look like they are taken from a dslr(just kidding) but they are great.
I am not a hater of the htc one as it also is a great phone and beats the s4 in overall smoothness, low light pics andalso has a great screen plus the easiness and sleekness of sense makes it a good phone for an average user. It also has a great aluminium uni-body and boom sound really sound good. but the sd card slot, non- removable battery, ergonomics , camera(i want details), ui(features), screen estate, gaming performance, battery and more potential of arm's big.little architecture seal the deal for me. also s4 cost me 38,500 inr vs 43000 inr of htc one.
for all the people worried about heating issues please note that it has reduced since the last update and the heat is on the upper part which is no problem with s-view cover and the device cools really quickly.
This ain't trolling! Coz surely_do the most in-depth work ever done on a smartphone on the planet and not be able to have FM Radio transmitter? Beats me! May someone sensible kindly please explain to me the reasoning that Sammy have behind this unbelievable exclusion! Btw, I know there r 100s of online radio services but I don't want xtra expenses n heck_SG3/SG2 +Notes came out with the transmitter yet online services were available still! Y this phone in particular?
this is right that camera is 13 mp , but still feel that the note ii camera is better .. any idea how to make camera working better?
hi, i would like to ask some questions. which is better? iphone 5 or samsung galaxy s4? i mean to say overall performance.
Hi,i bought GS4 last week and used it for a week right now, first of all sorry for my bad English i will try my best to write.
i am not spamming or trolling (i really the owner of it)
i have many choice for buying a flagship smartphone i selected HTC One,Xperia Z,and Note 2 in my list, but i prefer S4 on top of all of it. i know Samsung's GS4 Cons before buying it but something convinced buying it i know Heating issue is there and bad battery life and also the Big.LITTLE technology fail.
but i buy S4 because its Display is nothing like no other its the Best i love Active Matrix OLED technology display and superb color saturation!
its CPU and GPU processor a BEAST! i does benchmark on it its about close to 28k in Antutu.(and is very hot that time! of doing benchmark) and i bought this because this device is very versatile and very friendly because you can still swap your battery and use SD-Card so you never run of Power and Storage space like in HTC O,XZ,IPhone5... those device storage will be not sufficient one day!
you owning a FAME! after 10years Samsung Galaxy S4 could be regarded widely as a FAME one because its the first mobile phone to use the 8-Core CPU and the Big.LITTLE architecture. S4 will make name itself in History.
Samsung Cares their Galaxy, S4 shipped with 4.2.2 version of Android i believe we S4 user get android 4.3 earlier then any other...
the uncomfortable with it! as usual most of S4 user reported is same... Heating of the upper side of the device, and supreme Battery draining its like 1% of battery drains for every 3 minutes in Data connection.
there's should be a dedicated Camera button for that awesome Camera! i really love it cool feature and on-board editing! and my most favorite thing is the Optical Reader! you no more need dictionary and typing on device just tap it! and shows the word on front of the Camera it will detect those text and meaning it!.
i Want S NOTE!! on S4... stylus i already have...
very satisfied with my S4
sorry for very long review.
i hope Updates and updates should fix those minor bugs and cons.
all smart option is ther but no radio services
what to do...............
I thought of tkaing out my kitchen hob n thought of keeping my s4 instead this cell gets up heated up so muchh n my watch on is not working and also gets hanged up when I open rear camera
Best Best & BEST, thats all i can say. loving it since Friday, battery backup, camera, Audio, smart functions, everything is awesome, sammy has set the bar even higher for crapple and HTC and PONY to compete. way to GO SAMMY, phone of the year 2013
Why do the Korean version takes a very low price & what are the major differences in between?
All four devices are powerful like SG S4, iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920 and BB Z10. I must say SG S4 is the best full touch phone among all but better OS is windows 8.0 among all. Samsung Ativ must consider to launch Windows phone series.
I have samsung galaxy s4 ..but the smart push ..not working. .and it has fizzing problem...
can halp me?
really i'm apple user .....but this time i have no word to say !! i don't think still any phone can beat to this S4 this time!! very very great job SAMSUNG !!!
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2013Ur right the screen breaks very easilyAre you trolling? It is gorilla glass 3 for your information.