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What do you dislike about the Galaxy S4?

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2013, 09:37 posted on

Ah, the Galaxy S4! It's definitely one of the very best Android smartphones around, and yet, we're sure that there a a good number of people out there who hate it. By the way, there's a lot people who also hate us, but that's because of our money. Anyway, the Galaxy S4 sure has its enemies, but why? What could be wrong this seemingly perfect Android smartphone? Hm, when you think about it, there are some things that can irritate some users. How about the cheap-feeling plastic? You buy an expensive gadget and it suddenly feels like your 5 year-old son's toy-phone...

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:12 3

105. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There is few main things which I dislike like about Samsung Galaxy S 4:

1. OLED based display.
2. Cheap looking design.
3. Too much gimmick bloatware.

Everything else looks good.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:49 4

200. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


OLED > IPS.

They don't use GOOD OLED, if it was a good oled the phone screen would be dominating everything. But to do that it would cost $1000+ unlocked.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 16:39

217. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


They don't use good OLED because at the moment there is no enough good OLED. :)

LCD > OLED (at least for today)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 16:51 1

218. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Wait a few years OLED will surpass IPS, right now it has its advantages over IPS though. While IPS just looks more natural but doesn't have deep blacks.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 17:02 1

222. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Wait a few years OLED will surpass IPS..."

OLED is already here for many years so it already had to surpass LCD, sadly but didn't...

"right now it has its advantages over IPS though."

Yes, OLED has some advantages over LCD, but at the moment these advantages can't buy off all disadvantges that OLED has.

P.S.
In your comment's you use abbreviation "IPS", but we are talking not about matrices! ;)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:30 1

241. taikucing (unregistered)


OLED has better brightness. Under the sun light it still looks clear.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:00 1

235. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I prefer an IPS display for phones and tablets myself but software features can't be a con. Just turn it off. That is like saying the cable company gives you too many channels as a con, just block the channels you hate.

This OLED display is supposedly pretty nice though. We will see.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:31

242. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


good point. they must appeal to the most people. Ones gimmick might be another's favorite feature

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:05

136. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


htc one maybe but sony has washed screen

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:16

262. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Don't be sorry, we actually feel sorry for you trolling in here like your possessed ... Haters will hate!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:38 16

2. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


The Price :@ (the most).

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:44 7

11. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


The price is reasonable when this phone has a display that match your home's hdtv and this phone has more sensors than a weather station...
When no phone except nexi comes with android 4.2 and full fledged quadcore a15 processors this sports both of em.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:46 1

15. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


You moron you call £600 a "reasonable" soon it will hit £1000 then!!! (wasn't £500 more then enough)!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:51 4

21. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


If it's not reasonable then why do you care about hitting 1000£ you dumba$$?
You cant buy a ferrari at the price of hyundai accord...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:54 1

26. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


it is not reasonable At All. £600 is too much. In future they might hit £1000 you moron and you still going to say "reasonable" then !

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:35 7

66. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lol, hyundai accord. xD

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:41 7

73. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Honda Accord dude.. lol

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:57 2

92. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Lamborghini "Accord" !!! for the price of smartphone!

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 06:25

253. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Yeah, my bad!!

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:20 1

263. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


you want insane prices go buy an iPhone.. Samsung has always sold its devices cheaper than the iphone. even a Chinese phone costs around $450..

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:23

274. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


You moron you call £600 cheap? Convert that into dollars (your currency) your eyes will pop out!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:50 2

201. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The price is more justified than HTC One, the amoled screens they make cost around $200 by themselves. The LCD in the HTC One cost like 1/5th of the price of the amoled at best.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:40 2

3. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


i miss the teleporting capability :( :(..

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:40 6

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Welcome to heaven of fanboyism talks !

BTW, Funny article Ray !

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:41 12

6. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Its Plastic body... Yikes

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:43 5

75. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I couldn't care less oabout the plastic body, but I certainly don't like the "hyperglazed" look.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:53 1

131. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


I also have one and here it goes ........ nil

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:01 1

134. SleepingOz (unregistered)


pardon?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:42 11

7. slavytodorov (Posts: 47; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


It's plastic construction.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:51 1

202. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its actually polycarb which is much stronger than plastic on the s3 and the metal used on the HTC One.

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