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Samsung Galaxy S4

Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by Wilky5, Apr 27, 2013.

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    [Apr 27, 2013]
    Hi, my contract is up next week and I'm unsure what phone to get. I thought the S3 looked a bit plasticky, especially at the side of my iPhone4. I considered an Xperia Z but a colleague is having issues with his. Has anyone got an S4 yet, what is it like? I'm not convinced having such a big phone
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    [Apr 27, 2013]
    I am due a new one in August, my S2 has been back twice for repair and is running like a bag of ****e since it upgraded to Jellybean. I have been looking at the HTC One which looks a quality bit of kit and I may go for one in August
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    [Apr 28, 2013]
    Avoid the experia z I have had mine since new and the battery dies very quickly
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    [Apr 28, 2013]
    really?
    apart fromt the shear size that deterred me from the experia z, that has just put me off it altogether!
    why are phones so big now?
    i need a phone to fit in my shirt pocket while at work!
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    [Apr 28, 2013]
    Look at the other phones in the Xperia range. The E, Miro, U, S, V. They are pretty much on-par with the Z but smaller. SG4 would be my choice but only from a technology point of view. Agreed they are far too big.

    HTC One SV is another that is a little smaller 4.3" screen but still might be too big. Bit of a different one is a Nokia Lumia 820. I dislike Windows but kinda like the 820. Bit of a plug for a friend of mine's site Mobile Phone Checker: Find and compare the best mobile phone deals
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    [Apr 28, 2013]
    Sorry Chez,just been out today and took a load of pics and had the backlight on and at 1pm the battery is 45%...friggin **** tbh
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    [Apr 28, 2013]
    Thank you all. Definitely discounted the Sony then. Don't know why, but I've never really liked HTC's for some reason.

    I think it's going to be down to the predictable two. S4 vs iPhone5
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    [May 4, 2013]
    I went to upgrade my phone today, decided that I wanted a black iPhone5. Managed to leave with white S4! The size isn't a problem like I thought it would be. Irritating that the calendar from my sky email won't seem to sync with S planner - otherwise quite happy with it.
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    [May 29, 2013]
    I had a play with the S4 on Saturday. Nice phone, very quick and a fantastic screen and camera on it.
    I still prefer my iphone 5 tho :)
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    [May 30, 2013]
    So do I wish I'd have brought one instead of this galaxy s4
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    [May 30, 2013]
    Well just remember u have 30 days to change ur mind, put it back then :)
    I had 2 htcs before the iPhone and now I'm converted il never go back to android again :)
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    [May 31, 2013]
    Hmmm think I'll give them a ring
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    [Jun 3, 2013]
    has anyone considered the Lumia 925? Or is everyone anti Microsoft Windows?
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    [Jun 3, 2013]
    I had the iphone 5, swapped for the xperia z and not looked back. Im running a custom kernal and overclocked the cpu to run on demand, battery lasts all day and night with heavy use. can also be underclocked, but i find on demand and max speed seems to work well. So much more customisable than the iphone.

    And its dirt/grease/waterproof! bonus.

    Im due an upgrade also, but ill be selling the new phone on ebay after delivery no doubt, a z or an s4.
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    [Jun 4, 2013]
    I have the SGS4 since the release date and love it. It is technologically way ahead than iphone. Size of it took some time to get used to. It is very fast, excellent camera etc. Only competitor for it is HTC one. Definitely not iphone 5.
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    [Jun 20, 2013]
    I just upgraded to the S4 from the iPhone 4, first impressions are its huge but very light. Screen resolution, video and photo quality is miles ahead of the iphone4. It'll take some getting used to but it looks like a good choice so far.

    My mrs also just upgraded to the HTC Windows phone (can't remember the exact model but its blue) so far she loves it. the same again with quality etc over the iPhone4 and she was 'getting bored' with the same old iPhone style etc so wanted something different.
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    HTC 8x?


    I upgraded to the Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 last week, great phone for me
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    Well I went for the S4, had it 6 weeks and absolutely hate it so I've bought an iPhone5 instead - much better
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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    Yeah i think its the 8x, it looks really cool and the windows interface seems to be well designed. I like the background changes when listening to music on it as well
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    [Jun 28, 2013]
    yeah I think Window Phone 8 is a good base, lots of people dis it just because its Microsoft and they are partisan iPhone or Android followers
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