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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition vs Samsung Galaxy S4
It could be attributed to the stock experience, but battery life is noticeably better on the Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4. So much so that we’re able to get close to two days of normal usage out of its battery – whereas the TouchWiz model strains to get us by through a single day.


Conclusion:

Not everyone is going to run with open arms to pick up the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4, especially when they find out that it’s only available in outright form. At $650, it’s sure to concern those individuals who are used to carrier-subsidy pricing, which is what the TouchWiz model is sporting through the various domestic carriers. Despite that, we’re certain that this newer model will attract those hardcore Android users who don’t want to tinker with what Samsung believes to be the superior experience. Heck, if you’re the impatient type, you’ll surely appreciate how it’ll more than likely get major Android updates faster than most devices.

On the flip side, savings is something you’ll absolutely be exposed to if you side with the original TouchWiz model. Not only that, but TouchWiz has some cool (or gimmicky) features that truly sets it apart from everything else out there – with some being more useful than others, obviously.

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Needless to say, you can’t go wrong going with either device, seeing that they share the same design and hardware. Ultimately, it all simply boils down to what you can afford, and whether you’re adamant about getting those new Android software updates as soon as they’re announced.



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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 05:29

1. proto (Posts: 55; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


hmm. i noticed that google edition have lower framerate when recording in night and standard S4 doesn't!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 07:14 1

2. tech2 (Posts: 2194; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Also, TouchWiz is better optimized in battery department than stock Android believe it or not. Check out GSMarena.com for battery results !

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:05 1

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 886; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Beast smartphone till date. Lovin ma S4 :)

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 08:05 2

3. LPDDR3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Does both of them have the S-BOMB feature....???

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:24 1

4. raghu67 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


not sure of S-BOMB feature, but they sure don't have iTRANSFORMER feature.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:56

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


just have your cake and eat it too with MoDaCo Switch...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 17:24

7. stevemilliamps (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Wow, you're right.. I used the Google version vs. the Original S4 and it's a huge difference.. Over all it doubled my battery life for each version of the Galaxy S4... However I'm using an extended battery, but it's still the same..

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:28

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


GE is better but TW is also good.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:53

9. gynorm (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Hey John, what is the storage difference on the 2. I imagine the Goolge Play Edition will take up less storage but it would be good to know.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:03

10. NexusPhan (Posts: 498; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Try reading the article first before posting and making a fool of yourself.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 13:26

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posted on 11 Aug 2013, 08:00

12. JWallis (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


I need to get this phone...

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