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Anybody getting the Samsung Galaxy IV?!


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#21 OFFLINE   redsoxfan26

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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

Not a chance.
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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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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."

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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.


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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!


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