I have made my mind up, I'm getting the S4!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by skratch77, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    I cant wait to get it and Im selling my iphone 5 about a week before the gs4 comes out.

    Main reasons to getting it are the bigger screen,faster cpus and last but not least the android openness it has.

    anyone one else divorcing there iphones?
  2. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    Haven't had an iphone since about 2 weeks after the 4S launch (weirder still is that I work for Apple :p), but I still plan on picking up an S4 (in black, I think).

    Mazeltov on your decision.
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    My iPhone is jailbroken, so I see zero reasons to switch to Android, besides a bigger screen. I hate Samsung but the S4 is a pretty tempting handset for some reason. Hope the switch goes well.
  4. noodile macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    Awesome. I had the S3, and now have the Note 2. The S4 can only get better
  5. skratch77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have been working with a few people that have gs3s and one person has the note 2 and after I finally opened up and started learning and using there phones at work got me to switch.

    We heard a good song on the radio and one guy tagged it and then downloaded it from a web page,not even an app or anything and then in like 2 seconds blasted the song to like 3 other galaxy phones and they saved the mp3 right on the device.

    I was just sitting there looking at my cell and shaking my head and I finally gave in and told them I will get the gs4 as soon as it comes out.

    they are all selling there phones also(except for the kid with the note 2)and said they will teach me how to root it and install roms on it.
  6. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
  7. skratch77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    mainly it not coming to Verizon and not being able to share with other galaxy phones and being able to use a sd card.

    I will look at both phones before I pick one up but so far I am set on the gs4
  8. stringbeanie macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Southern California
    Dumping the iphone 5 too. I've been with an iphone since 3g. Can't wait. I can't decide between black or white. Those have been my color options forever. Lol.
  9. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    I really, really wanted to like the HTC One - but there are a few things that put me off it:

    1. No Removable Battery/SD Card. I don't use the battery switching a whole lot on my GS3, but the SD Card is invaluable.

    2. While I like the general design - I can't stand the huge speaker grills on the top and bottom of the display.

    3. HTC is notorious for poor battery life.

    4. While I'm not a huge modder, I do like flashing the occasional ROM here and there - HTC phones are a pain in the ass to unlock and get ready for rooting.

    5. I've dropped my S3 a few times, and the back has gone flying off, which sounds horrifying, but it absorbs the shock and doesn't damage the chassis. I can't imagine an aluminium body would resist damage as much.

    6. This could change once proper testing happens - but im not 100% sold on the Ultrapixel camera.


    7. I love the new camera features in the S4.
  10. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    I'm almost sure my next phone will be the s4 also. Just waiting on reviews to be certain.

    As I get over how gorgeous the htc one is I'm becoming more and more convinced that it's a pass. I merely fell for its looks.
  11. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2012
    Calgary, Canada
    I'd love to get an S4, but I'm too cheap and wouldn't be able to afford it. I'd still have to have an iOS device for the games though.
  12. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    Samsung is adding so much new features with each new Touchwiz version that it worries me how long they will take for updates. I like those features, like multi window, but if they keep and keep adding more and more it seems they will take longer to update the phone to newer versions of android.
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Rumor has it the S4 and others will get Key Lime update.

  14. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Colour me massively surprised :)
  15. DoctorWho Suspended


    Jun 18, 2011
    Hobart, Tasmania
    After having an iPhone 3G, 4 and now 5, I feel ready for a change. I'm tossing up between the S4 and the Note 2. Android is very tempting.
  16. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Honestly though touch wiz is doing things even stock android doesn't have.
  17. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Looks at thread title and thinks of "pappa don't preach"......
  18. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    Mostly pointless and gimmicky things that I would almost consider bloatware.
  19. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I personally like the One a lot better, but if you're on Verizon you don't really have any other choice.
  20. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011

    The point being, though, that it's not a bad thing that samsung is adding additional features on top of android.
  21. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    That's fair but which of the additional features are selling you on the S4 over the One? Some of the features are cool but they're more novelty features to me and won't be used often. Are they really deciding factors to you more so than the built quality and design?
  22. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    I find the idea of buying any product sight unseen extremely odd. Couldn't you wait until they're actually released, so you can look at one and hold it in your hand before making up your mind about it?
  23. roxxette macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Better wait for the blend test before making your mind
  24. skratch77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have compared the 2 phones for hours on the web.

    the gs4 has hands down better hardware guts and it does not use on screen keys to take up real estate and also has a removable battery and an sd slot.

    lets not forget that its a 4mp vs 13 mp camera also.

    I am planning a trip to vegas soon and will bring an extra battery with me so I don't have to worry about the phone dying on me either,these are all my reasons for picking the gs4 over the htc one and I am sure others are in my same boat also.


    Well if its anything like the gs3 I am sold sight unseen as I have been suffering working with others at my work that use that phone and pretty much saw first hand what Iv been missing out on for the last 3-4 months.

    It looks like a slightly bigger version of the gs3 and I am sold on it!!!
  25. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Just keep in mind that MP alone is not a great barometer of quality when looking at cameras. There is a lot more going on then just image / file size (which is mostly what that translates to) along with the level of information in an image. Not saying its a bad camera but I wouldn't rule out other brands based on that alone. There's aperture, shutter speed, and even sensor quality that can make a huge difference.

    I'm not altogether sold on the Ultra pixel buzz word either but understand that smaller pixels capture less light which may impact images in different ways. I personally am very interested in a side by side comparison of the GS4 camera and the HTC One camera to see how they stack up. Already the HTC One has shown some varying quality issues but has also managed to take some better low light photos edging out the iPhone 5 and earlier Galaxy models.

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