Anybody getting the Samsung Galaxy IV?!

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

  1. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Seems like my iPhone days maybe coming to an end...
  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007

    Not a fan of Samsung phones.
  3. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Yeah I'd be going from the iPhone 4S to the SG4. Seems to me the Droids have caught up to the IPhones.
  4. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Which do you have?!
  5. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

    Dec 6, 2007
    If your S2 is on Sprint you can get Jelly Bean through Kies as of today. Maybe not so much of a leap.
  6. BLWedge09

    BLWedge09 Administrator Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 6, 2007
    Alabaster, AL
    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.
  7. BubblePuppy

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

    Nov 3, 2006
    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.
    I must add that all of my Android phones are rooted and are not running stock roms, my Nexus1, Inspire and the previously mentioned two phones.
  8. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK

    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.
  9. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sorry, my S3 is working out well. Why motivating factor makes me move to a S4?

    CATCRAW Legend

    Mar 27, 2008
    No - I love my S3, works great and excellent call quality. Don't think I want anything any larger then the S3.
  11. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    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.
  12. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    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.
  13. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    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.
  14. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule!

    Mar 22, 2004
    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!
  15. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    No, I'll stick with my iPhone 5.
  16. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    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.
  17. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    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.
  18. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    I'm torn between the SGS4, the Note II and the HTC One. That's a great phone with a fantastic camera on it.
  19. austen0316

    austen0316 AllStar

    Jun 21, 2006
    I have the GSIII but most likely moving to the Z10....... any Z10 or Q10 fans here?
  20. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    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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