Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition goes up for pre-order on eBay

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition goes up for pre-order on eBay
The Galaxy S4 Google Edition, a version of the Samsung 2013 flagship running on stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with no TouchWiz skinning, has now appeared up for pre-order on eBay ahead of the expected June 28th launch.

The Galaxy S4 Google Edition pre-order price is set at $849.99. That is a $200 premium over the price on Google Play, and paying that you get “guaranteed” shipping on June 28th. That should mean no delays at all, and we’ve seen Google’s Play store plagued by delays with the Nexus 4 launch before.

This is a 16GB version of the stock Android S4. It will ship globally via USPS International Express for $60 and come with quad-band 3G and penta-band 4G LTE support, compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States.

Thanks, Eduardo!

source: eBay

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I cant wait to flash my I9505 with the rom ported from this, i dont know about any other people with S4, but mine suffers from terrible lag, i truely regret buying it now after i saw the HTC One was lag free on phonedog

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

touchwiz is laggy to geeks, but it feels normal to most users, but if replaced with another launcher such as Nova Launcher, its pretty much lag free. I have the i9500 octacore version, it doesnt lag at all, but launching the camera app disappoints me, it still has a 1 second lag which i hope will be fixed in a software update.

8. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I switched to Apex pro version a week ago, and still didn't help that much, im afraid it's a software bug in samsung implementation, cause Touchwiz is not just a launcher, it's deep.

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Millions are fine with supposed "horrible lag". I guess you're just one of the vocal few who aren't. Can't please everybody.

18. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I would gladly purchase your phone for a reasonable price. I remember the gs3 with custom touch whiz rom, absolutely owned every phone I have owned in speed battery life and heat

3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Funny thing is, HTC One runs smoother than both S4s despite having slower (underclocked) processesor, because SS is just trying too hard with its touchwiz ui. Nexus 4 is still the fastest android phone though, because of its low res screen.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Perhaps you mean "lower res screen". 1280x720 on a 4.7" screen is definitely not low res.

15. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

I obviously meant low res screen compared to other flagships, because guess what, I was comparing it to other flagships. No need to state the obvious.

19. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Samsung is working on a fix to reduce lag... Should be out in a few weeks I remember owning various Htcs' and their fix came out months later or not at all or the problem was simply ignored. I'm referring to htc premium phones

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wouldn't say "obviously". 1080 screens come out & all of a sudden a lot people are acting like anything less is unacceptable. Glad you aren't one of those people.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nexus 4 screen res 1280x768 not 1280x720.

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thanks for the correction.

7. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I always thought the Nexus 4 was smoother because it had the same Adreno 320 GPU as the 1080p phones, but had less pixels to push, so it could handle the animations better. After seeing the HTC One though, I'm not so sure thats it... It's the GPU doing the rendering, so the CPU overclock wouldn't help much I don't think. Maybe the Adreno 320 needs a bit of an overclock. Some spring cleaning for Touchwiz would be nice too...

5. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yeah I was pretty bummed about my S4 too. It's not quite as smooth as one would expect, especially with a higher clock. Things like the Air View sensor seem pretty inconsistent, spazzing out. (you can tell at the unlock screen it doesn't always track properly) I tried using a launcher and that does help the UI lag a bit, but it tends to break all the features that use the new sensors as well as the unlocking effects. I also happened to see my cousin's HTC One, and indeed, his was truly buttery smooth. I'm just hoping whatever lag this is, it's something that can be fixed with a software update.

23. rakista301

Posts: 5; Member since: May 25, 2013

Did you try updating it? I have the same model running touchwiz and it doesn't lag at all. The only thing that lags is the Gallery which takes 1 to 2 seconds to open after I tap it(And After I install the latest firmware for it, the lag was pretty much reduced.) . Also, Try to install seeder and see if that fixes it.:)

6. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

Two things are wrong with this......first its the 26th (next Wednesday) if these people are shipping the 28th its two days after the launch and 2-day shipping is available from the play store...and this phone better come in BLACK!!!.....also its kinda funny how no info is available on the google play store website....hoping for a price drop seeing how the T-mobile S4 is now $70 cheaper at $580

9. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Yeah this auction is dumb.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Lol @ the S3 picture.

11. Sidroid23

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Lol the first pic is of de S3

12. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

That price is a rip off.

14. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Looking at google skin is giving me a headache. I hope users can change the skin to more plain looking one.

16. jduran541977

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

i had the s4 for 4 days and let me tell you something the phone lag too much and it was very slow then i returned the phone and got me the htc one this phone awsome is lag free and it is fast it handle anything i was dissapointed with the s4 me coming from s2 and s3 i give the htc one a+

20. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Is it me or does a lot of htc one owners on this and familiar site sound like they are foreigners with nothing better to do then gloat about how wonderful their phone is. In the wild no s4 owners do I know who complains about their phone. Many of them owned a s3 a note a s2. The one will be forgotten here when the butterfly or whatever htc with the s800 comes out wait and see.

17. jduran541977

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

battery life is very good

21. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Yeah and how's the weather where your at.?

24. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I've got a couple friends with GS4s and they say after an update that was pushed recently. The phone is amazing. How it should have been out of the box.

27. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Which carrier? The only one I heard that did something like that was AT&T. I'm on Verizon, so whatever update there is I'm not going to expect to see it for a good while *sigh* Or did they buy the phone full price?

25. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Who wants to bet some guy just rooted a T-Mobile S4 and flashed Cyanogen onto it looking for a quick buck?

26. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

850$... Wahoo....

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