★ The Official "I got my Galaxy S4" thread ★

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by wicked, May 17, 2013.

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    I got my S4 yesterday. I had Best Buy price match newegg who has the S4 for $159.99 ($90 less than Best Buy's price). Traded in my Galaxy Nexus for $157 gift card making the S4 final price of $2.99+tax. Can't beat that deal... how could I say no? There was a line earlier in the day of pre-order customers paying $250 for their new phone. I went back later and there was no longer a line so it was quick and simple. The Best Buy manager who did the override didn't believe the price I was getting matched and had to see it for himself LOL. Oh well.
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    Wow, awesome deal!! Congrats!!
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    I got mine for $2.99 less than you!

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    My nephew's featurephone died on him, so I bought him a S4 as an early birthday present. He's the last one in his family to get on the smartphone bandwagon. Also picked up the tempered glass screen protector and an Incipio two piece case for him. The AT&T store was price gouging for memory cards (they wanted $40 for a 16 gb), so I ordered him a 32 GB card through Amazon.
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    I got my S4 yesterday during a baseball tourney. I did not get a good price on it other then the $50 mail in rebate, but coming from my Droid Bionic and I am loving this phone so I am more then happy with the price! It is a huge upgrade over that I think. Trying to figure out the air gestures and how they work.
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    Very cool!! Congrats!!
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    Impressive

    I already got my Samsung Galaxy S4 a couple of days ago and I really love it. Also, most of my friends commented on its big screen. At first I thought I will be having battery issues because of its features and 5-inch screen, but I can get through the day with normal use and have 30 percent left.
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. As it turns out my wireless router was the cause of my issue. After I replaced my router the S4 worked like lightening. It was odd the S4 is what made me aware of the issue. I have multiple wireless devices, turns out each were indicating connection issues, but none were constant. With the S4 it simply would not pass through the wireless router. Is it possible the S4 has a minimum connectivity rate before it will connect? (Cost of S4 through Verizon + New Wireless isn't priceless. But the S4 is a heck of a nice phone).
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    got mine, verizon. Coming from a bionic. Boy, what a difference. Giving my bionic to the kids for angry birds etc.
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    My wife picked mine up a week ago while I was having back surgery (and saved my unlimited data by the way). Haven't been coherent enough to figure out all the tricks but as the fog lifts, I'll have plenty of time to do so. The one thing that was really frustrating was the dropped wi-fi connection issue which I resolved yesterday after doing a little research. Turns out my D-Link router and the GS4 don't play well together. Fortunately there's a pretty simple work around for now.
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    got my s4 bye bye bionic........
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    Checking in!

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    Congrats to all those who picked them up recently!! Enjoy them!!

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    I went and got one from Best Buy, on the 28th. Had a Bionic and used an alternate upgrade in January and got an HD Razr Maxx and the Bionic went to the wife. The Bionic was due for an update and I went for the S4. The four month old HD Razr Maxx.....is now the wife's and the Bionic was traded in at Best Buy, for store credit. Loving the S4! There were a couple of things I liked better, on the Motorola; Specifically their dock support. But I will get used to that. The S4 is a much more polished and smoother running product. I am far from a power user and have never rooted a phone. Maybe....some day?
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    Congrats on the upgrade! Whenever you're ready to root or mod your phone, be sure to check out the development section - Samsung Galaxy S4 Development
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    Thanks wicked! I will do that. And while looking at your comment, I saw my post above and my member info shows my phone as the Droid RAZR Maxx HD. I'll go to my profile now and change that.
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    i got my s4 yesterday after my thunderbolt died and i didnt have a phone for like 3 days but it was a royal pain in the ass , i went to best buy and tried to get it there but for some reason i was not able as they didnt see my upgrade eligibility so the sales dude and i were on the phone with verizon , the phone rep was totally useless telling me that we can send you the phone even though p repeatedly told her i need the phone right away/ I ended up Having to go to the verizon store and having to get it there instead something that should of took me like 20 min took like an hour and a half this is the first time ive every really been pissed with verizon as they usually treat me good seeing as ive been with them for 7yrs
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    Got mine last Sat. at Best Buy. Moved up from the Bionic also. First impressions: Light, thin...did I say light? The screen is awesome, the speed smokes the bionic (I loved the bionic) and it seems todo everything I need and then some.The phone works! Bionic was a good mini computer but a lousy phone IMO, seems the S4 call quality is very good. Camera, wow cool. I don't feel it's quite as good as the IP4S but it's worlds better than the Bionic and the little phone options actually work.

    About me: Driod (original) --> Bionic ---> S4
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    I got my sgs4 for work still getting used to it keyboard isnt very good. But overall its nice. Still like my jb ip5.


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    Went to the verizon store today and got mine in gray. Love it so far. Came from the bionic.

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