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Elex

Sep 22, 2015, 7:56 AM

Samsung S-4

Getting ready to replace my old DroidX. Apparently many of the newer phones no longer have a compass sensor. Does the Samsung S-4 have one in it? I do not see one listed in the posted online features, but the local Verizon rep tells me it does.

I need the compass for an app (SigTrax) that locates items away from where I am by entering 2 compass bearings and triangulating them.

Your attention is appreciated.
sdgmcdon

May 2, 2013, 2:08 PM
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Three questions, anyone know?

First is, how to find and enable spell ceck on the default keyboard?

Second, everytime i get a new email or text the cameras led flash flashes, how can i turn that off?

Anyone know how to get rid of lookout without rooting?

Thanks!
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Tofuchong

Apr 24, 2013, 11:46 AM

Weak body

The phone's design and body are identical to my Samsung Galaxy Ace IIx, so please, do NOT drop this phone. Any drops from 3 - 4 feet up will not only dent the plastic band around the phone, but it WILL crack the screen too. I speak from experience.... Crying or Very sad
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tjobrien21

Jul 8, 2013, 1:07 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

This points to a need for HUGE changes in smartphone security

Somehow, Android or whatever succeeds it needs to be more agile in terms of running on a wide variety of hardware. That way, patches can be issued by Google in the morning and implemented on a user's phone that afternoon. Kinda like Windows Update if you will.

The fundamental problem is smartphone security isn't taken seriously enough. Not even close. Consider what people store on their phones: It's generally their most personal information - and often times, that of others as well. Photos, account numbers, addresses, SSNs, personal notes, email, chats, SMS... All this on a device that's always connected to the internet. Top off the insecurity with the fact that they carry it around with them, often without even a lockscreen, and it's a r...
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OmegaWolf747

Jul 4, 2013, 9:36 AM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Since February

Google and the manufacturers have been sitting on this since February and we're just now finding out about it? Eh? Mad
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Hays21

Jul 4, 2013, 2:19 PM
over in the "Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified" discussion:

Amount of people...

I feel like there are not many people that download apps from anywhere but the google play store. I doubt this will affect that many people.
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joenash

Jul 2, 2013, 11:43 PM

SWITCH ???

I am curious if anybody has switched from the Note 2 to the S4 , in the beginning I thought it was a good idea coming from an htc with a 3 inch screen to a 5.5 inch screen, obviously it is very easy to see cause of its extra large screen, But that also has its draw backs, one handed operation is not a reality.
And like most people now a days I do more texting than talking and it is just difficult to use, and barley fits in a pocket thank god it has voice recognition. I also use the wifi hot spot a lot for my laptop, witch works very good on the note 2.
Just curious If if any one has switched or thinking of switching?
I am hesitant cause except for the huge size the Note2 is actually the best phone I have had so far.
goin2drt

May 20, 2013, 5:25 PM

From iPhone to S4

So I have been a long time iPhone user. Ever since the 3g I have had iPhone. The last one was the 5.

I was very concerned on two front about the S4 conversion.

1. Getting my iTunes music easily to the
2. Getting all my contacts and calendar from my work Outlook to sync with my S4.

For me both of these are no issue and after some digging, downloading a fee apps I was golden. I am now in love with Android and my new phone. I am not here to debate which is better I am just giving first hand experience to those thinking of making the switch but concerned about the above.

Lastly I do have a question. How can I get or buy cool ring tones? With the iPhone I could just go in the iTunes store and find them. I have not found them y...
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Slammer

May 10, 2013, 7:22 PM
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over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T" discussion:

I Just Don't Get It

---"Though it clearly makes gains over the GS3 in terms of quality, it doesn't go far enough to compete with the superb build of devices such as the HTC One and Apple iPhone 5"---

I've used cellphones for over 27 years and have never once had a problem with MPM(Molded Polycarbonate Material). While I may understand the wish for better materials by some individuals, MPM doesn't seem to be effecting sales of the Galaxy. In fact, a recent poll of smartphone users on another site, gave 52% to those that prefer to have plastic if it means retaining removable batteries.

This tells me that less push should be on metal alloy phones until it can incorporate best of both worlds. Manufacturers should pay attention to this.

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Zpike

May 10, 2013, 11:49 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T" discussion:

Hardware???

Why is it that Phonescoop's notion of hardware always seems to be limited to the construction materials of the enclosure/case? And while this is one form of hardware, it is usually a menial aspect of hardware for the rest of the technological community. Usually when we talk about hardware we mean the processor, memory, screen, camera, memory card slot, and other elements that comprise the main physical architecture of the device. But the aesthetic elements, enclosure/case, buttons, paint job, etc., although technically hardware themselves, usually take a back seat to the functional ones.

For instance, if I said that Asus uses better hardware than Dell, I wouldn't mean that I think the case is really slick and that I like the keyboard and...
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ReschDMD

May 14, 2013, 11:33 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T" discussion:

Vibrate- other user feedback?

The Phone Scoop reviewer gave the vibrate a so-so review with the caveat that he missed a few texts. Does anyone who owns this have anything to add?
I am coming from a Galaxy Nexus, which had plenty of vibrate power for me. I actually bought a Nexus 4 last week but the vibrate is pathetic (otherwise a great phone though). I like to keep the phone on vibrate at work and when out and about, so having a decent vibrate is an important feature for me.
I'm thinking about returning the N4 and getting back on contract to get the S4 and get LTE speeds but was hoping some other people could comment.
I suppose I could go to the store and play with the phone, but I prefer real world feedback.
millennium

May 14, 2013, 2:54 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T" discussion:

Will the AT&T Phone work Internationally?

So confused here...I was given the S4 AT&T version as a gift. I need to use this phone in the UK and would also like to tether my laptop to the S4's data plan. Should I get the AT&T version with world roaming? Or should I just sign up with a UK carrier, but if so, does the AT&T version work with UK carriers?
Jayshmay

May 7, 2013, 9:23 AM
over in the "T-Mobile Galaxy S 4 Earns Isis and Voicemail Update" discussion:

Umm,...where is ISIS?...

I got the update, looked in my apps, don't see ISIS anywhere...
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pauldg

May 7, 2013, 6:29 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell 32GB Galaxy S 4 May 10 for $249" discussion:

Or...

you could just buy the HTC One with 32GB for $200. Plus you get front speakers, a better low-light camera, and a superior build quality. I'm also liking blinkfeed more than I thought I would. I know I'd rarely use samsung's gimmicky software features.
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Globhead

May 6, 2013, 5:18 PM
over in the "AT&T to Sell 32GB Galaxy S 4 May 10 for $249" discussion:

Price

Shouldn't the headline say "AT&T to sell Galaxy S4 for some amount higher than $249 but won't say exactly how much"?
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Eric M. Zeman

Apr 17, 2013, 9:55 AM
over in the "T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4 to Require $149 Downpayment" discussion:

16GB for $149, NO OTHER OPTIONS

T-Mobile is only going to offer the 16GB model, and will not sell the 32GB or 64GB models.
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sprint_2007

May 6, 2013, 12:53 PM
over in the "AT&T to Sell 32GB Galaxy S 4 May 10 for $249" discussion:

Will it have an SD card slot?

Just curious. Thanks!
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badsky2k

Mar 15, 2013, 12:54 PM

Yawn...

A few new features but this is really the Galaxy S III S
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nebur0126

Apr 22, 2013, 2:17 PM

NFC

Please forgive the ignorance but anyone out there know if and when i will be able to pay for things using the NFC technology built into the Samsung Galaxy S4 that i just ordered. I have done some research and have found Google wallet and something called ISIS.. But ti doesn't look like it works in Philadelphia..
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Blackmitch1

Mar 21, 2013, 4:29 AM

GSM\CDMA

I was kind of wondering. I hope sprint does not take the GSM chip out of the Samsung 4 like the S3. If they do it would not make it a world like Samsung meant it to to be, Big Red has a GSM chip in there Samsung 3. Take note Sprint.
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