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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, 09:42 9

8. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I hate the fact that it's not available yet....

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:43 7

9. mrraider602 (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


I hate the fact that its not in my possession!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:43 7

10. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Well, I'll start with the plastic body, also the design, definitely Touchwiz. And I know I'll get a lot of hate for this, but I don't like the operating system either.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:44 14

12. sveltekat (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It looks too much like the S3 to be honest.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:52

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


Its internals look nothing like the s3 atleast.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:45 4

13. Andrewtst (Posts: 642; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Too identical design as previous generation S III, and still cheap look not solid plastic body.

This 2 made me won't buy S4.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:52 5

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


I was lucky enough to use the S4, the plastic feels very well constructed and not cheap like the s3.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:31

229. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


what the hell you talking about, S4 and S3 using the same polycarbonate and with the same Hyperglazed finish, but you said is not cheap like S3 and much stronger the S3 and HTC One,
S4 have gorila glass 3 wich stronger than S3 and HTC one, so the only thing that would help S4 from a drop test is gorila glass 3 not that cheap plastic

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:51 5

243. taikucing (unregistered)


Ah, meet you again, dumba$$. Clearly you don't know about polycarbonate. It's a material that's been used for motorcycle helmet for years. Yes, it's plastic, but it's polycarbonate, very strong, flexible and has been proved in motorcycle racing. So what's wrong?
I want my helmet made of gorilla glass, but wait, it can't absorb the damage, but transmits the damage to your head or shatter if I fall from motorcycle at high speed.
Plastic absorbs & damps the damage, while the glass will break at high frequency impact (ie: when falling). I challenge you to drop the gorilla glass from 20 m of height, not 2 m of height. I want to see if it still can survive like the polycarbonate does.
On the other side, the metal will dent when it hits hard material and it's irreversible.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 23:45 1

247. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


damn why fanboy like you Soooo.. stupid, you don't have to explain about polycarbonate because i spent 4 years of my life to know almost anything about material from plastic to kevlar,
we not talking about helmet but we talking about samsung smartphone
how about we compare 3 ''plastic'' device
1. Lumia 920
2. Xperia Acro S
3. Galaxy S4
please tell me wich one have the worst build quality?????
Premium device must looks and feels premium not only have best feature and hardware just like ROLEX
''plastic is not premium''

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:45 8

14. Alexander_K (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Cheap plastic. Boring design. Its "unique" are actually stolen ideas from Nokia, Sony and LG. It fails every drop test. :)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:46 8

17. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


You must live in the Twilight Zone.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 16:54 2

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


The metal on the one is easier to damage than the plastic on the S3. The S4 is using polycarb which is like 15x more durable than plastic. You should be worried about the glass on sonys Z and Htcs aluminium body.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:46 3

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Hmmmmmmm. Probably the plastic body and ugly TouchWiz user interface. Hehhehehe.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:24 2

158. dragonite99 (unregistered)


nature ux is the best looking android skin with best features too

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:26

192. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"best looking" is subjective..
No doubt for "best features" though!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:46 2

18. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Though it is very capable and productive phone...design is ugly..plastics are ok..but not cheap plastics for premium phones

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:54 1

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


So a phone is supposed to be based off looks/materials not functionality/power?

You could use the uglyiest phone and the best looking phone, if the best looking phone has worse hardware im going with the ugly phone.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:34

230. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


amozhi talking about premium phone should use premium material and software,

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:47 2

19. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Btw, fantastic article. I kinda want a floppy drive now

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:51

22. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Every feature. Cause I can't have it!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:52 3

23. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


cheap body and its not bezel less screen i wish it was i hate thats its the same desgin as the s3 looks very cheap. i wish it had better camera at night

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:58 7

33. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


U may need to go to eye Dr. It doesn't look cheap at all and design is much better than s3 also. Buy HTC one and dont forget that Otterbox to cover it!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:55 1

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


Otterbox is going to make the phone look cheaper than the polycarb on the s4 xD but ya its true. Metal is really easy to dent/scratch look at the iphone 5.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 20:56 1

285. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


S4 and S3 have same design and using the same polycarbonate with the same hyperglazed finish so its looks and feels cheap, but the worst is bad build quality
my old stainless steel nokia E6-00 still looks and feels more premium than my galaxy S2 and i never use cases

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:54 2

25. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


The design

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:55 7

27. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Funny article Ray. I think people hate the phone because they're hating on Samsung's success. Really, the phone is just perfect.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:04 2

40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


perfect doesnt exist , there no such device that can be called perfect

your showing your fanboy side alot more

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:12 5

46. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Here you are again. Lemme enjoy my fanboy side a bit :( Its always fun seeing people hating on Samsung

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:59 2

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


Fight Fight fight ! ! ! morons its just a smartphone :-S

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