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Anybody getting the Samsung Galaxy IV?!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by DCSholtis, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

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    The S4 is actually roughly the same size as an S3. Yet Samsung still managed to make the screen bigger.
     
  2. raott

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    This is something I'm wrestling with right now. I'm due an upgrade in the next month and have been looking at both the Galaxy and the new HTC One (which IMO looks to be a better phone).

    It would be a no brainer, as I think Android is well ahead of iOS right now, other than the fact my family is locked into the Apple ecosystem (three iPads, a macbook pro, iMac, ipod and 2 iphones). Changing one of the iphones would present challenges keeping everything integrated.

    Some considerations of the ecosystem are imessaging, facetime (would be OK on that one since I generally use my ipad), ease of getting music on all devices, ease of getting apps on all devices and maybe most important, photostream.
     
  3. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    1 MacBook Pro, 1 MacBook Air, 1 iPad and an iMac. 2 iPhones here. Thought passwords would be a problem for me but I use 1Password which now is available for Android so I'd be set somewhat.
     
  4. braven

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    Not a chance.
     
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Ordered mine today and was told they would be shipping tomorrow, if all goes well I'll have the S4 by Friday. :)
     
  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Yea, as soon as I sell my Unlocked Note 2 with 3 cases and 32gig SD card etc. ;) Or maybe sooner. I really love it but when I go out running every morning it constantly pulls down my shorts. I got a butt pack but it (the pack) isn't big enough.

    What's this big deal about "1 hand use" anyway? Some folks are just jealous because ours are bigger than yours. 99% of what I do with it is one-handed. The G-Note that is.
     
  7. trdrjeff

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    I don't know if they can fight the headwinds of the S3 success but it sure sounds like the HTC One is the top Android phone on the market now...
     
  8. kikkenit2

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    Based on this comment I found a good comparison review of these
    two phones at http://www.gsmarena.com. They both clearly smoke
    all the other Android phones right now. The Samsung barely won (there)
    and my daughter loves her S3. Going for the S4 Verizon next month
    when they release.
     
  9. NR4P

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    David Pogue in NY Times this week wasn't too thrilled with the S4.

    He basically said don't bother. As he summed it up, if you walk around the office with an S4, no one will notice its not an S3.
     
  10. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    So it is all about being noticed and admired, form over function satisfying the look at me ego.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Pogue's also a notorious Apple shill.
     
  12. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Just delivered. :)
     
  13. Steve

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    Nice. Use it in good health!

    I'm a satisfied iPhone user, but I envy you the power of "Google Now" for Android. It just came out for iOS today as an update to "Google Search", but it's still missing some of the cool features of the Droid version.
     
  14. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Ordered my T-Mo version today (all bands so it will work on any carrier inc. ATT LTE) and should have it tomorrow or Wed. No one can touch the T-Mo plans (especially the $30/prepaid plan). Now to sell my Note 2.
     
  15. dettxw

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    Mine was delivered today, guess it's sitting on the porch until I get home.
    Got the Sprint version, mainly to follow the progress of the LTE build-out in this area.
    T-mobile isn't an option due to their very limited coverage around here. There's a tower 3 miles away but still EDGE at my house, and I can through a rock into Oklahoma City. And OKC city limits extend another 11 miles to the East with only 2G! It's sad.

    Until LTE is more widespread my main phone will still be my Verizon HTC Rezound. Switched from Sprint a couple of years ago for better coverage/4G LTE data. Planning on switching back to save money, maybe by the end of the year.
     
  16. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Typing this now from my brand new Galaxy Note 2. Just amazing how much better this is than my Galaxy Nexus.
     
  17. trdrjeff

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    Not too unwieldy? I'm tempted to go that route as mine is hardly ever used as a phone anywho. How's the battery life? The Optimus G Pro looks like another nice Phablet option
     
  18. RasputinAXP

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    Battery life is amazing. I'm ~6 hours in on this full charge and I'm at 76%. It's actually not overlarge. It's LARGE, but it's easily one handed.
     
  19. TBlazer07

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    Sold my Note 2 so now I can do my jogging without my shorts being pulled down from it's weight. :) I REALLY loved that phone it's just that it was too heavy (not too big) for my use. Battery life was fantastic, actually noticeably better than my new S4 but the S4 is soooooooo much lighter to carry.
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    I just can't get past the "plasticky" feel of the Samsung phones, and the manner in which one has to answer the phone. I HATE that!

    I'll stick with my EVO LTE, which is rooted and rocks!
     

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