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Anybody getting the Samsung Galaxy IV?!


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#1 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Seems like my iPhone days maybe coming to an end...
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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

No.

Not a fan of Samsung phones.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I'm sticking with my Note2. The only thing attractive about the G4 is the IR blaster. That is one thing I have hoped phones would have long before now. The other thing I consider is that all of the new rom features will be available as an upgrade from Samsung, or a developer, to the Note2, the SG3 and a few other Samsung phones in the not so distant future. I already have S-Voice from the SG4 on my Note2.
But if anyone is going from a SG2 then the SG4 is a great leap, not so much from the SG3.


Yeah I'd be going from the iPhone 4S to the SG4. Seems to me the Droids have caught up to the IPhones.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

No.

Not a fan of Samsung phones.


Which do you have?!
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

But if anyone is going from a SG2 then the SG4 is a great leap, not so much from the SG3.


If your S2 is on Sprint you can get Jelly Bean through Kies as of today. Maybe not so much of a leap.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

I was a big Android fan for the last several years...until the iPhone 5 came out and I switched. Anyway, this isn't meant to be an IOS vs Android comment.

I had several Android phones, the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S1), a Samsung Galaxy S2, a Motorola Atrix, a Motorola Atrix 2...and I think I had something else mixed in there too.

Anyway, in my experience, there's two sides to samsung phones. Performance not including phone calls, and then actually making phone calls. For the regular performance, Samsung phones just can't be beat. They have great screens, great processors and RAM, and they make them easy to root which allows the dev community to go wild with them. They were very fun to load up with different ROMS and play. On the other hand, other than the Captivate, my other Samsungs had horrible call quality...especially in environments when the noise cancellation was needed. That was what pushed me away eventually. I talk a lot while in noisy environments. The Mototola Atrix 2 was actually great in this regard, but was locked down to the point that there wasn't much fiddling around to be done with it.

I think Samsung makes great hardware, they just need to beef up the headset speaker and work on the radio (software).

That's just my experience anyway.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

If your S2 is on Sprint you can get Jelly Bean through Kies as of today. Maybe not so much of a leap.


Check out what the SG4 will be running. Besides that the SG4 is hands over fist better in screen, processor, well everything. I have a SG2, it is a great phone, very fast and still a top contender. Its dual processors run that phone almost as fast as my quad core phone. But after having my Note 2 for a few weeks the SG2 just seems too small. The SG4 is about a half inch smaller than the Note2. These aging eyes like the increased screen size.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

No.

The Sprint version will only support the old 1900 PCS frequencies (maybe also 800MHz voice). I'll wait until the phones come out that do 800MHz & 2600MHz data (later 2013 or maybe early 2014). Don't want to be tied in for 2 years with a crippled handset.

Until then will continue to rock my HTC Rezound on Verizon LTE. Works great but would like to go back to Sprint for lower cost.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Sorry, my S3 is working out well. Why motivating factor makes me move to a S4?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

No - I love my S3, works great and excellent call quality. Don't think I want anything any larger then the S3.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Which do you have?!


I have the HTC DNA.

I do not like the Samsung build quality, the AMOLED screens, poor reception (at least on VZW), or their launcher. I realize the latter can be solved by rooting and installing a different ROM, but I shouldn't have to not to hate a phone.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

There are many launchers in the Play store that can be put on non-rooted phones. I've never used the stock UI launcher that comes with the phone. I prefer Apex.


True enough. Never used an aftermarket launcher, so didn't even think about going that route. The manufacturer overlays are very personal. I really like Sense, but can't stand MotoBlur or TouchWhiz.

Either way, my past Samsung experiences have not been pleasant, so I'd shy away from them in the future.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

I've never like the stock maufacturer launchers. I preferred the plain old pure Android of my Nexus1. Oh well.
I do like the build of the HTC phones, having had 2. The new HTC One is gorgeous but a non-removable battery and no SD Card is a deal killer for me.


I agree about the SD card, but the battery in my DNA has not been an issue. I have to really try to kill the battery before I go to bed at night.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

My HTC Thunderbolt, which I bought in July of 2011, had a fall the other day that killed the microphone. Unfortunately, I don't have insurance on it so will either take advantage of my son having an available update (I'm on his family plan) or I'll have to find a headset that I can use with my existing phone until July. I have a Samsung Bluetooth headset that works only so-so. Problem is, I wear hearing aids so need something that is basically over the ear.
If I go for the update, it in all probability be a Samsung Galaxy S3.

Edit: After reading a lot of reviews, I decided to get a Motorola Droid Razr HD. Very nice phone. I got it this afternoon along with a Motorola Bluetooth headset and an Otterbox case. Let the learning process begin!

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

No, I'll stick with my iPhone 5.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

I have hada lot of problems with my 4S and IO 6.X. Ad that to my frustration with not being able to swap the battery or use the device as I wish and you can see why I m considering an s IV when my contract runs out in May.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

I have hada lot of problems with my 4S and IO 6.X. Ad that to my frustration with not being able to swap the battery or use the device as I wish and you can see why I m considering an s IV when my contract runs out in May.


My thoughts exactly. I haven't had problems with my 4S or the IO 6.X but the battery swap (or lack thereof ticks me off). My contract is also up in May but I plan to pre order anyway on April 16.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

I'm torn between the SGS4, the Note II and the HTC One. That's a great phone with a fantastic camera on it.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

I have the GSIII but most likely moving to the Z10....... any Z10 or Q10 fans here?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

No. It's too dang big. Samsung makes great phones but if they keep getting bigger, they will never get me as a customer. I like that I can use my smart phone with one hand.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

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

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

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.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

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.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

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


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