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shveckle's review of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon / Sprint)

original version, submitted Jun 4, 2013, 7:10 AM:

going from s3 to s4

Should you make the switch?

Well I will give this review mostly to compare to the Verizon s3. First thing is that the GPS works a lot better then on the Verizon s3. I had problems with that one and did a suggestion of screwing all the screens on the back under the battery cover, which amazingly improved it a great deal, but still no where as good as the s4. The s4 catches a GPS signal inside my house. Also the wifi and internet seem a lot faster, they just do. I especially can tell when I download a TV show or movie from the google play, it seems way faster for that and also uploads too. The instant uploads of my photos to Google+ seem instantaneous. I also think the sound is better, the speaker is louder both on loud speaker and on the phone speaker. I also think battery life is a decent amount better. Now after having it for about a week I think it is? the batter last for a 16 hour day with I guess moderate use? I do use JuiceDefender but I also used it for the s3 so equal comparison.

Also I loved this time how switching to this phone that all settings and apps from s3 downloaded instantly. That is the first time that happened. The camera also seems better, sharper and the flash also seems better. I also like the shape of the phone better, you can get more square cases to fit it, looks nicer. Also the black looks better then the pebble blue.

PROS: tons of pros too many to mention

CONS: battery could be better? but I think it is on the good side of all smart phones out there so I will rate it 4, except the Motorola droid HD mxx or whatever it is called, the one with the one with the larger battery size.
I love the AMOLED screens a lot, they are awesome, the blacks are soo nice, the only downside is in the sun they are not as good I think as the superLCD or qLCD high quality screens.

edited Jun 4, 2013, 7:14 AM to the current version:

going from s3 to s4

Should you make the switch?

Well I will give this review mostly to compare to the Verizon s3. First thing is that the GPS works a lot better then on the Verizon s3. I had problems with that one and did a suggestion of screwing all the screens on the back under the battery cover, which amazingly improved it a great deal, but still no where as good as the s4. The s4 catches a GPS signal inside my house. Also the wifi and internet seem a lot faster, they just do. I especially can tell when I download a TV show or movie from the google play, it seems way faster for that and also uploads too. The instant uploads of my photos to Google+ seem instantaneous. I also think the sound is better, the speaker is louder both on loud speaker and on the phone speaker. I also think battery life is a decent amount better. Now after having it for about a week I think it is? the batter last for a 16 hour day with I guess moderate use? I do use JuiceDefender but I also used it for the s3 so equal comparison.

Also I loved this time how switching to this phone that all settings and apps from s3 downloaded instantly. That is the first time that happened. The camera also seems better, sharper and the flash also seems better. I also like the shape of the phone better, you can get more square cases to fit it, looks nicer. Also the black looks better then the pebble blue.

PROS: tons of pros too many to mention

CONS: battery could be better? but I think it is on the good side of all smart phones out there so I will rate it 4, except the Motorola droid HD mxx or whatever it is called, the one with the one with the larger battery size.
I love the AMOLED screens a lot, they are awesome, the blacks are soo nice, the only downside is in the sun they are not as good I think as the superLCD or qLCD high quality screens.

 

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