s4 first impressions

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by droidworld, May 23, 2013.

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    What are your thoughts? Great phone,good, just ok.......

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    You left out fantastic!
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    I just got mine this morning on the Verizon network. So far (granted I haven't had much time to play with it) I'm loving the new phone. Screen is fantastic and the speed is amazing! Looking forward to really getting into it.

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    Still contemplating. I guess anything is better than what i have

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    HD movies are amazing; everyone I've shown a 1080p Big Bang episode that I have on the SD card has to be careful of any flies buzzing into their mouth. The air view gestures should be called air gimmicks (imho and flame shields activated). Hopefully firm/software upgrades will help. Eye tracking is hit or miss; see previous statement about upgrades. I bought it for the display and I'm very tickled with it. Battery seems better that my Bionic, but it WAS getting on the anemic side of things. Amazing how phones start going down hill after about 2 years. Sometimes I swear that ma bell sends out some kinda signal. :) Love the feel, size, wieght and thiness and the best part to me is the very small bezel around the screen; it's ALL screen.

    My wife called and said she took the case off her iPhone; she liked that I was keeping mine naked. LOL
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    Screen: great
    Speed: great
    Signal: good
    Battery Life: good

    All positives for me so far.
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    Well I'm not excited to hear that you are comparing the battery a tad bit better than the bionic because that's not a huge leap forward. Your right on about phones somehow losing its quality within the 2 years.

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    "seems better" not "tad bit"
    I haven't had it long enough yet, but I do know that I had stopped using and even removing a lot of stuff from my Bionic so it would make it till I got home after work. I've been using "playing with" my S4 a lot today and it's still half full. I think the key to any cell phone battery life is keeping the display as dim as you can and still see it OK.
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    I guess im saying i expected more in terms of the battery

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    I think you'll be happy. I'm just checked; 38% remaining after 13 hrs of use (pretty heavy use being a new toy).
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    Thanks. Just doing my homework weighing the pros and cons

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    So I read unlike the S3 you can not talk and surf the web on 3G with the S4. I drive for work and I used that alot.
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    You can if you are in LTE coverage.

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    That would be a letdown. I'm hoping that he's wrong

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    3G? What is that? So yesterday.... :p

    Noted 2x- beta testing
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    I picked mine up yesterday at 6 and have spent about 3 hours setting up & playing around. So far so good. This is my first Samsung, had Moto up to RAZR. Upgraded to DNA & exchanged it for the S4. I do like how much lighter it is than the DNA was. Moto, Sense, Touchwiz... I'm no power user or developer so though I see some differences between them but nothing to the degree of saying I hate any of them...
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    only been a few days but it hasn't started trying to burn a hole in my pocket like the Bionic liked to do every so often. I think it's a huge step forward from the Bionic, but it should be considering it's 2 years newer
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    That's so true my bionic is always running hot. From what I'm hearing the s4 sounds like a good upgrade considering what i have but doesn't have that wow factor like maybe the s3 had.

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    I can use my son's iphone to swipe screens on the S4, try that on the S3 ;)
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