Who is waiting on the Samsung Galaxy S4?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by vikingjunior, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    As someone who thinks the Note 2 is a little to big I'm excited to see the S4. If the rumored specs are true the S4 is going to be a beast.
     
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    ceva321

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    the rumours are true!!! :)

    i love the GN2 but i can't wait to see the GS4 :) hopefully freaking Verizon will release it in time and not hold it back like they did with the GN2.....weeks after T-Mobile had it..... :mad:
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    : raises hand :

    The Nexus 4 will go on Craigslist.

    Unless Google were to finally fix 4.2...
     
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    contract ending soon, nicely coinciding with the release of the beastly S4
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    I wonder if samsung will have enough clout this time to leave carrier branding and bloatware off.
     
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    tbayrgs

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    Sadly, I'd say not a chance.
     
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    KentuckyHouse

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    Even though I already own the S3, I'm anxiously awaiting the S4. This thing should be a BEAST and I'll be picking one up as soon as it's readily available.
     
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    It's about the only thing keeping me from pre-ordering that Xperia Z :)
    Well, I may still order it just to give it a try.
     
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    Technarchy

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    Still a ways off for the USA.

    Figure April or May for international and June or July for the USA.
     
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    Im not waiting for it but i will definitely be wanting to see the specs to see if ill want one or not. Im sure i will want one but if it is Note size, i wont get it.
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    My fear about the XZ is that it'll be difficult to hold. I already find the Nexus 4 far less ergonomic than the S3 and Galaxy Nexus before it. Will have to try it in hand for myself first before passing judgment, but I do fear that size and that box-shape may lead to some uncomfortableness. Otherwise, very attractive and tempting phone, indeed.

    With options like the XZ and S4 and potentially a larger next-gen iPhone, the Nexus 4 wasn't destined to be owned for long.

    Stock Android is becoming less and less important to me... The tradeoffs are starting to not feel worth it.
     
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    In theory the SGS4 will come with 4.2, so it will have the same issues.

    I hope they release an update soon though. The reboots on my nexus 10 are making me angry.
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    Samsung, please please please get rid of the physical home button. That was a bizarre step backwards from capacitive buttons. Please.
     
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    Waiting on Galaxy S4

    Until Samsung can make a quality build similar to the S2 i9100 then I'm not even remotely interested in one.
     
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    The iPhone just needs to do something else besides make it bigger. It has had the same front face since 2007, same shape and it will have the same OS. Im telling ya, we have a iPad Mini and i dont use it much. Im really dependant on the back button and hate not having one when i do use the Mini. Use the Nexus 7 90% of the instead when i use a tablet.

    Early indictions are the GS4 will have Key Lime Pie and if not im sure it there will be an updated JB to 4.2 by June or July when the S4 comes to the USA.
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    100% agree.
     
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    ;)

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    As for ergonomics, I have to disagree with you. I don't find the Nexus 4 any less ergonomic than the GS3 or Galaxy Nexus. All of them feel comfortable in hand in my opinion.

    As for stock Android, the biggest thing about a Nexus phone to me is the fact that you get updated immediately, and you don't have to worry about bloat. Of course there is a tradeoff, because there are features present in some manufacturer overlays (such as S Beam) that are pretty nice, but you won't get. That said, I'd rather be up to date. Heck, I am already 3 updates ahead of the Note 2, which is currently on 4.1.2.
     
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    Actually, 4.2 has most of the commits posted up and only a few minor bugs remain. All the major crap Google threw up with this update have been fixed. Question remains if Samsung and the rest will bother implementing them in a patch and releasing it to the public, or are they already skinning KLP for release with the S4 and Note8?¿?

    And I will be pre ordering the S4.
     
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    That would be assuming 4.2 doesn't change...which it will.
     
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    I'm waiting , but got myself a Galaxy Note 2 to tide me over. I have my upgrade open for the upcoming Galaxy S4.

    I hope the S4 has stylus support because it works great.
     
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    I really hope it has on screen buttons.
     
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    The-Real-Deal82

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    Not waiting on it.
     
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    Can't wait for the announcement, will get it as soon as possible.
     
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    daveathall

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    I will be chancing my arm on this one. :)
     
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    Long as the GS4 has a removable battery and microSD slot I'm getting it.

    Very bad move OEMs are taking with making non removable batteries
     

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