Bluismycat, 23 May 2013No I am not. I just follow tech very closely, My son and I, he has the HTC one cause he is rea... moresamsung galaxy s4 is such a problematic phone..stupid softwares makes this phone dumb and laggy! The transition when navigating, scrolling, swiping etc is not so smooth as it should be, it lags a little and it happens most of the time! Qualcomm snapdragon 600 in this phone is a joke! Plus this phone heats up like hell.. I guessed overheating is a common problem but this phone is so hot when you use it for a couple of hours.. I should have bought htc one, if this is all what i'm getting!
Laddie, 23 May 2013Yes I am working in kernel products which make many models like Samsung galaxy s4,HTC One,Sony... morebut the htc 1 lacks the external micro sd card slot and it has non removable battery which is no good... The design though is superb but having mentioned those two things where it lacks and falls behind, it's a no good deal.
Rishav, 23 May 2013friends i am confused between s4 and n2. any one suggest me please. I think you should consider waiting for the n3. s4, IMHO is better than the n2 but the n3 will beat the s4. Then again it depends what you are really looking for...
Laddie, 23 May 2013Yes I am working in kernel products which make many models like Samsung galaxy s4,HTC One,Sony... moreReally? My son works in Samsung mobile. Do you do the cleaning? I am sorry but I would have expected a bit more of an informed view from someone who works in rom design
Anonymous, 23 May 2013are you some kind of a technician here??No I am not. I just follow tech very closely, My son and I, he has the HTC one cause he is really into sound, we get on the phone for hours just talking tech (how sad, hey!) I am studying to be a network tech in IT though.
Anonymous, 23 May 2013are you some kind of a technician here??Yes I am working in kernel products which make many models like Samsung galaxy s4,HTC One,Sony Xperia,etc.Bug in all the models I like HTC One more better.It's touching experience is excellent.You may also go For HTC One
Laddie, 23 May 2013Samsung is the dum brand in the world.It has non designable phones.The Samsung Galaxy S4 has n... moreSo on that site Samsung rates 2nd...fair enough...does that make it dumb? (Yes you do spell the word with a 'b' at the end). You like HTC? Well good for you. But consider this...if the s4 was such a 'dum' (your spelling not mine) phone, would it rank anywhere? Let alone 2nd (BTW I can point you to plenty of sites that rate s4 no.1!) Put the s3 and s4 together, there is a stark difference, the hand gestures work really well for me when I am using my phone and eating, or at work with dirty hands etc etc etc. I get 50+ hours out of my battery and my cam is rated the best (which I totally agree with). Can the HTC do any of this? No!
DON'T RUN ONE PHONE DOWN JUST TO JUSTIFY YOUR PREFERENCE FOR ANOTHER! The HTC One is a very good phone but for the reasons above...is not for me.
Samsung is the dum brand in the world.It has non designable phones.The Samsung Galaxy S4 has no difference in design with Galaxy S3,Note2,S,Grand,etc.That's why hate very much Samsung Galaxy S4..Their is no need of gestures in S4 and sensors.With the prensence of gestures and sensor it does not make the phone better.It' dum non designable body made with plastic very very ugly.The need is the Ultrapixels,Boom Tech Sound,Zoe's,long battery life,LCD touchscreen,best camera in the world,Most designable body in the world made up of metallic and aluminium make phone better,Water proof cover,best camera functions,Best user interface makes sense which is on HTC One.Also HTC One is offered as the best phone of 2013.If do you have any problem in ranking about Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One please log onto www.techradar.com and go to phones and communication section and search 20 best mobiles in the world.The first place is HTC One and the second place is Samsung Galaxy S4m and third place is Sony Xperia Z.So,if you are going to buy a smartphone go for the HTC One,Known as the best phone in the world
vipin, 22 May 2013Hi friends I m using Galaxy s4 & its having some problem like Network failure and slow sp... moreHave you tried taking the battery out? Turn the phone off, wait for all the lights to go out then take off the back cover, take out the battery for 10 seconds, then replace and turn on. This is a factory reset which you cannot do with a phone with a non removable battery. Well actually you can but it is not as easy.There are other things you can do too but if the network problem still exists, are you sure it is not your provider? Contact them to rule that cause out.
k3vindiaz, 23 May 2013I was going to buy this but i opted for the note 2 cuz its cheaper now, and has a pen :P. i be... moreYou have completely missed the point on the octa-core issue. It is big.LITTLE tech (4xA15 cores @ 1.6GHz/4xA7 cores @ 1.2GHz). The idea is when you are connecting to a web page or doing anything that involves animation, which is cpu intensive, it uses the A15 core, which is the BIG core. All the other times, when load is not too high for them, it uses the A7 core (little). It is all about saving power. The A15 guzzles power where as the A7 takes tiny sips...starting to get the picture?
One other point on the Exynos 5 5410 octa-core processor is it is clocked at 1.6GHz NOT 2GHz. I think you are confusing it with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 S4 which is 1.9GHz and ok it sounds big but the Exynos 5 benchmarks around 29,000 + in anTuTu benchmark and the Snapdragon 600 benchmarks at 25,600 + (my processor with my benchmark). With the way tech is going, by Q4 13 there will be plenty of games etc that need this power. So with these details revealed NO! It is not overkill.
Samsung Galaxy S4.
Because the iphone just doesn't live up to anything that the S4 has:
S4 - 13MP
Iphone 5 - 8MP
S4 - 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.99 inches (~441 ppi pixel Density)
Iphone 5- 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
The phone 5 doesn't really have an "HD" display
S4 - 1.9 GHZ Quad Core
Iphone 5- 1.2 GHZ Dual Core (HAHA so behind times) (my droid RAZR has that and it came out over 2 years ago, nice job Apple)
S4 - YES - up to 64GB
IPhone 5 - NO- Pay 200 dollars more for the same phone and get 64GB of memory..
S4 - 2600 mAh LiIon, Removable (so if you want, you can buy a new battery, When a phone doesn't hold a charge, it can simply be the battery they lose the power to fully charge)
Iphone 5- Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery
S4- YES widgets and much more along with some really cool features
Iphone 5- No - Every iphone 5 will have 5 x 4 grid of apps. The new software might include widgets but they may get sued for it since Apple sued for the pinch to zoom feature.
Just go for the S4, its just a way more powerful phone.. and just wayyy cooler then the same crap from the Apple Iphone every year. Don't buy a phone that seems tougher, just get a case for the phone each phone could break from any type of fall.
Memogun, 22 May 2013I do not understand how they can continue to produce a team with delays in such basic processe... moreThese lag issues can be fixed by going into Developer Options in settings, scroll down to Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale and Animator Duration Scale. By default, all these are set to 1x. To start with, try setting them to 0.5x. This should help considerably with your lags. You can even turn them off...is up to you, your preference. I won't explain Animation Scales here, just know that it has to do with the smoothness of screen changes amongst other things.
Can't find the Developer Options menu? Samsung have hidden it. Open settings, go to About Device, scroll down to Build Number. Start tapping, quickly, in the Build Number box, some say 5 times but I think is a bit more than that (was for me). Eventually you will get a notification when you tap, something like 4 more taps to unhide Developer Options, just follow those instructions and...VIOLA!!! Is now unhidden and accessible
Fmj9, 22 May 2013It is mentioned that the memory is 16gb But when u turn on and see memory it only shows 9 GB a... moreThe 7GB of memory is used up by all the software features installed on the phone by Samsung. My advice would be to get yourself a, say, 32GB SD card then root your phone so the card can take apps etc. With an unrooted phone all you can use an SD card for is for saving pictures, videos, music...stuff like that
math553, 22 May 2013I had this phone for 2 days before the screen broke - I just wanted to bring it to the attenti... moreAre you for real??? How in the hell can you break a phone by putting it in your pocket??? What a joke. I only know of one person who broke their phone in their pocket...my son but he happened to be holding a bowling ball at the time and...of course he smashed it against his pocket but to break it by just putting it in???I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!
I have dropped my s4 on numerous occasions onto my tiled bathroom floor...no problem but then of course, I have a screen protector and a cover on it, like most normal people, who want to protect their investment, do!