olx, 10 May 2013i like to upgrage my htc sensation. to s4 , htc one, or xperia z.. plz give an answer.. with r... more@olx,
I've seen all 3 in person.
1) Galaxy S4 - better build quality than the S3, yet very similar. Big screen, ugly UI. The colorful icons and interface is a bit dated now, but it's OK. Does the job. Some people say they experienced lag and battery drain. I don't know about that. Just go and use it for a while. It has many features. I find the soup of features a bit confusing and to he honest, once the novelty factor wears off, I'm not going to use half the features in a GS4. Camera is very good except in low light.
2) Xperia Z - The UI has improved a lot from the laggy mess Sony used to have. Now it is simple and nice. The screen is a full 1080p but to be honest, it doesn't impress or pop as you would expect. The screen I found very disappointing. The Camera isn't very good. Actually I found it to be crap. While the S4 takes sharp pictures indoors, when I took it with the Z it turned out pixelated and blurry when I zoomed in. All the detail was lost. To be honest; the phone looked kind of ugly.
3) HTC ONE - Basically the HTC ONE is everything the iPhone 5 should have been. If you like simplicity and ease of use, the HTC ONE is better than iOS. With Sense UI they've taken Android and made it very simple and almost iOS like. An iOS that is more powerful. The screen is one of those things where it basically takes your breath away. Between the flat design of the UI and the 449ppi or some ridiculously high ppi like that, it just pops out of the screen. When you hole the phone it gives you that "OH"! WOW! Factor that Apple is so famous for.
Out of the 3, the HTC ONE is the one that you will hold as turn on and will want to buy right away. It is emotion design to perfection. It is basically the best phone that has ever been made.
The flaw of the HTC ONE is this camera. 4MP "ultra pixels". Please browse the Internet and look at all the HTC ONE camera reviews. The shutter is instant, and the pixels are huge. That means if you don't take the time to focus the camera correctly it will take horrible blurry pictures. But if you take the time to focus it right the same picture then comes out full of color and detail. It is a new technology that they may make more user friendly in the future. I think a software update can help things.
Between the flat design, build quality and easy of use (it even asks you if you want to restore a backup from an iPhone. I mean come on!), the HTC ONE wins over ANY phone out there. Period. That's the end of that sentence. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't really seen all of those phones.
If you want a phone that has every single option imaginable, wether you are really going to use them or not, then the Galaxy S4 is the phone with the most options. It is basically a slightly larger Galaxy S3 with more features. Your eyes won't really notice the difference between the GS3 and GS4 screen except that the GS4 is larger. The GS3 is still crystal clear.
If you want the ability to remove the battery and put an SD card, then you have no choice but the get the GS4. And you will have to get an SD card because half the storage is gone when you buy it.
The HTC One has no sd card slot. Can't remote the battery, but it comes with 25GB, or there about, of storage instead of 8.5GB of internal storage like the GS4.
Successfully updated by Odin after ota software update failed. The os is 2.45 gb in size.such a large os. Latest firmware is I9500xxuamdk. It almost took 5 hours to download the zip file from hotfile.com as my Internet connection is slow.
first time buyers for Galaxy s4 i have to be honest the only down side i see is memory loss because Touch-wiz OS takes up a lot of memory , other than that you will be getting a very very nice device of 2013 , wait until you eating wings or any thing ,while watching nba / sports with your friends and your Galaxy s4 rings and you answer your phone by waving your hands over your device , watch their face light up like Jamaica
Cable, 30 Apr 2013We all know s4 is a good phone but accept the screen smearing issues being discussed in Xda fo... moreThere are temporary fixes until Samsung releases an update.....http://www.samsungupdate.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iv/what-is-the-screen-smearing-issue-on-galaxy-s4-and-how-to-fix-it
i would buy this phone over and over again , love how super thin it is , feels great in the hands, the camera is great , with features that will get any one Attention from first glance like , Quick glance just put your hand over the screen when device is in sleep mode to see the time date battery life miss calls , messages with a beautiful animation screen , Air browse to wave your hand over your music player to go to the next track , Air-call -accept to wave your hands over your phone to answer incoming calls , Air jump to scroll web pages by waving your side to side to go the next web page and that's only a few mention
I got my S4 today..
the overheating problem was there.. but after the update its gone.. hurray!!!
And the phone itself is excellent.. i had an s3.. sold it got an xperia tx.. and i was so much disapointed.. never buying a sony phone again..
those who are thinking of buying this phone should go for it imo!
performance is awesome having 2gb ram and 13 mega pixel camera what else you want on the phone
There are somebody who doesn't like S4 and always say something bad about S4. If they don't like it why they always enter in this page. I don't write anything bad about Sony, HTC, Iphone or Lumia. Because nobody pays me for that.
Speaking reality Samsung s4 is good comparing with Apple i5, I used both for me S4 is the best
sammy, 10 May 2013hate! LOOL I don't hate this phone, I did even defend it today against someone post who said ... morefirst of all sammy am reading your post we can't hear you so why are you laughing with yourself ? second you can't tell Samsung what to do or how to make their smartphones , do you own a smartphone company , you acting like you giving or paying for our Galaxy s4 phone or our phone bills we spend our own money on our choice, we are not kids can i tell apple or any other smartphone company how to make their phones No , so try again fake fanboy
sammy, 10 May 2013all you need to do is to look at the user rating in GSM! GS4 is not even in the top 5!
never ... moreit seems that u r new in gsmarena,user rating means nothing here,galaxy s4 was rated before its release,can u imagine that?
haters commented on features and performance before they actually use the phone.
lumia phones are among top phones in user rating,while in reality lumia phones can't compete with android phones,market share is the best evidence.
i knew that, 10 May 2013for a smartphone, like the Galaxy s4 that you hate so much you are sure giving it a... morehate! LOOL
I don't hate this phone, I did even defend it today against someone post who said the processor is slow/lagy etc, which is a pure lie.
I am just so against Samsung taking the loyal fans (like me) for the ride, and empty their pocket without innovation, without moving forward, without CHANGE in look and plastic feel of this crapy cheap looking phone which you pay £600 for it.
Yes I am upset, because I waited for so long with my S3, hoping for this to be ground breaking phone, to be excellent looking phone! but it turn out to be another plastic version of GS3! ONLY called GS4!!
I am here to express my honest opinion, and I will do that.
kpk, 10 May 2013Good device , thin and beautiful .Full hd super amoled display is fantastic. Go for it, don't... morewell said bro my wife and i have the black Galaxy s4 no problems no heat from day one
for a smartphone, like the Galaxy s4 that you hate so much you are sure giving it alot of Attention , if the phone is so terrible why are you trying so hard to convince us we don't care what you think we love this phone , Come on let us help you what is it about this smartphone that has you so ticked off did Samsung steal you cat or dog ? plz get some help
i knew that, 10 May 2013that's your unit alone that heats up, speak for yourself mines never heat up or over heat ... moreyes true it need to stop.i dont know if theres alot of defect unit of samsung s4 or alot liars here.Im browsing for more than 2 hours,several times doing download while charging today.The battery temperature is 36c~39c.I use Droid System Suite app to know the temp.same as you.never having any heating issue since day one.no lag also.