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Anybody getting the Samsung Galaxy IV?!


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#26 OFFLINE   TBlazer07

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

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.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

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...


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

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...

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.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

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.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

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.


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

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

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.

Pogue's also a notorious Apple shill. 


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

Just delivered. :)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:19 AM

Just delivered. :)

 

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.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

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.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

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.

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.   


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

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

"Belligerent and numerous."

SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

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 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

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.


"Belligerent and numerous."

SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

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.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

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!


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

I couldn't use a phone that rocks.  I need one that is steady in my hand.

 

As far as "plasticy" goes 99% of the people put cases on their phones so what does it matter what is hidden under the case?   I love the iPhone people who say how great the phone looks and feels then they pack it in a case that looks like the outside of a tank.  You can't see or feel the phone anyway.  :P

 

 

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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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

The Sammys aren't steady in one hand at all. Hell, they're a b*tch to use with TWO hands, let alone one. Even with a case they still feel cheaply made. One can put any kind of case around something, but when the thing around which a case is wrapped is made of flimsy material itself, that's no different from putting lipstick on a pig.


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

The Sammys aren't steady in one hand at all. Hell, they're a b*tch to use with TWO hands, let alone one. Even with a case they still feel cheaply made. One can put any kind of case around something, but when the thing around which a case is wrapped is made of flimsy material itself, that's no different from putting lipstick on a pig.

 

You must be 4'1" with little stubby hands!  When I had my Note 2 I could do 99% of what I needed with one-hand (clean mind please, talking about phone functions!). With the S4 there is absolutely no problem whatsoever.  You know what they say about big hands (or is that big feet?). Big hands, big brain, or something like that. 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

Sizable, strong, and not stubby hands. 

 

There comes a point where these devices get too big to control with ease. The Sammy S4 has come to that line of demarcation.


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

Sizable, strong, and not stubby hands. 

 

There comes a point where these devices get too big to control with ease. The Sammy S4 has come to that line of demarcation.

 

The S4?  Yikes!  It feels smaller than the S3 (not by much, but it does). That one I can easily handle without even fully extending Mr. Thumbkin which is fortunate because I have pretty bad arthritis in both my thumbs.

 

The Note 2 was a different story, Mr. T. needed some stretching and barely made it to the upper right corner but there was nothing there I seemed to need. For me the S4 is "just right and nice 'n' light."  Besides, 1 hand use isn't a necessity for me anyway because I feel "insecure" using any device with one hand.  My wife's iPhone 4 feels like a bar of soap in my hand which will squirt out if I'm not real careful especially if I use it with 1 hand. ;) 






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