Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs
tfix83
Newbie

So I am up for renewal and am wondering what people think about the Samsung Galaxy S4 that is going to be released in March. I've been contemplating whether or not to go with the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy S4.

The reviews of the S4 seem good so far? Anyone have any thought?

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Really those two aren't even in the same ballpark. Iphone5 can't even compare to a GSIII

tfix83
Newbie

I guess I haven't messed with the Galaxy S3 so I'm not even too sure what the differences are between the Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S4. I've just messed around with some friends iPhones and they seem pretty solid. Why do you say that the iPhone 5 can't even compare?

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tfix83 wrote:

I guess I haven't messed with the Galaxy S3 so I'm not even too sure what the differences are between the Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S4. I've just messed around with some friends iPhones and they seem pretty solid. Why do you say that the iPhone 5 can't even compare?

Well look at the specs. I mean first all 4 inch screen vs 4.8 not even close.

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tfix83
Newbie

I haven't seen too many Galaxy S4 specs. I was actually trying to see if anyone knew them. A lot of the terminology goes over my head. I do get that it's a bigger screen but is that worth it?

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tikibar1
Community Leader
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Rumored specs that I've seen:

  • 4.99″ Full-HD SoLux Display
  • Snapdragon 600 1.9 Ghz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16, 32 or 64 GB
  • 13 Megapixel
  • Removable battery

Samsung's launch event is March 14.

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rcschnoor
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Of course you can compare them. One is not necessarily better than the other. Having a 4.8" screen does not make a phone better than a phone with a 4" screen. You HAVE TO compare them. How else would you know which one you would prefer? There are pluses and minuses for each one.

I have a GSIII and a Razr Maxx HD that I keep switching on my line while my daughters each have iPhones. There are features on each of my phones(but not on both) which I prefer which is why I can't decide which to stick with. However, there ARE features on my daughter's iPhones which I wish were available on my 2 android phones. I personally wish I could take features from each of the 3 phones and put them all together.

I would recommend going into a store, though, and see which you would prefer. Just looking at the specs alone is not a good way to make the choice. The size difference is considerable. You may prefer the larger or smaller form factor.

Another MAJOR difference is the OS. There are distinct differences between android and iOS. It appears you have had some experience with iOS. Have you had any experience with android? After comparing the 2, you may find you prefer one over the other.

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tfix83
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I agree, there are some features that I like on the Android and also the screen size is so different. Excited to actually play with the Galaxy S4 when it's released!

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markv11
Enthusiast - Level 3

I5 vs GS3 are definitely in the same ballpark; it is really just a matter a personal preference.  However it's hard to imagine the GS4 not being better.  

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japetty
Specialist - Level 1

What I see it as do you have the patience to put up with VZW slow...SLOW...SLOW...slow android updates or go with the iphone and apple will take care of that when they think you need it.  I go for the SIII which I am very happy with and am very patient with updates from VZW.  I will be getting an SIV when they are in the market.  I won't have anything apple...just have no use for apple products.

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jgarcia0407
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Apple has lost many battles against Samsung. Samsung is the best by far. Look at some reviews on youtube. It proves it! Hope you stick with the S4. Im debating between the S4 or the Note 2 myself

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dimap52
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I wish samsungs were built better, they feel all plastic and so cheaply made. I love the Motorola Razr M, aircraft-grade aluminum, built like a tank, but still slim since it has non-removable battery.  If the samsungs were built better I would consider them, but they are getting too big now for my taste.

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tfix83
Newbie

I haven't seen anything about the durability yet. The iPhone 5 really seemed to make a change compared to the 4S, so maybe we can expect the same from the Galaxy S4?

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jbergmt
Newbie

Hey tfix83,

Here is a great article about the Samsung S4 release details along with a pretty cool video about 'un-packing' the new phone. 

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s4-release-date-...

Can't wait to get my hands on one.

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tfix83
Newbie

That unveiling was pretty entertaining! Anyone else watch it?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/what-just-happened/

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boed1
Contributor - Level 1

I guess it depends on if you plan on using your phone as a phone.  Lots of people just text with them but I use my phone as a phone.  Samsungs are notoriously bad on Verizon's network.  The Galaxy Nexus was really unusable as a phone.   The S3 is crap as well.   The HTC and Motorolas work great as phones as their reception is great.

I'm not sure why Verizon and Samsung can't play nice together but it isn't exactly a secret.  If you go to XDA developer, PDA, Android Police etc and just search samsung reception on the verizon forum and you'll find this is a well established issue which I doubt is resolved with the S4.   I'm sure the S4 is a really nice PDA but probably will suck as a phone.   At least Apple finally admitted the death grip with their phone, unfortunately Samsung seems to be ignoring their issues with Verizon's network.

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Heretic1989
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vukela
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>Duplicate post deleted<

Message was edited by: Verizon Moderator

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bkwade
Newbie

The Galaxy S3 supports SVDO over 3G.  The Galaxy Note 2 does not.  Does anyone know whether the Galaxy S4 supports SVDO over 3G?  Thanks.

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alygator12
Newbie

I am in your boat!!! I can't decide either. My husband just got the IPhone 5 and it's really nice but I don't like the fact that you have to go through itunes to download music. I like having an app on my phone that I can download music without having to pay for it. On the other hand, you can go just about anywhere and get accessories or what not for the iphone and I just worry about the Samsung becoming obsolete like my current phone (the Thunderbolt). I heard that the Samsungs are more customizable....I don't know what to do though!!!!

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Heretic1989
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You can get accessories for android phones at androidcentral.com

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