Samsung Galaxy S4 User Reviews
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THE GREATEST I HAVE EVER USED
karoafriyie has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After using galaxy s4, i will upgrade still to galaxy s4. you can say i have been almost like brainwashed into loving this awesome phone. i came from a galaxy s3 and jumping to s4 i immediately noticed the difference. the screen is indisputably beautiful with full HD recording and playback capabilities. the battery life is above average under normal usage it gets me through the day without charging it and on 3g. my s4 is running kitkatt and i must say i sometimes push it to the limit to make it fail but it always come through. it handles games marvelously. the phone although made of plastic, it feels and looks very classy. this phone completely satisfy my needs and all i expect from a phone.
yoosufmuneer has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
One of the best Samsung phones! Removable battery, Micro SD expansion, Super AMOLED Display, Makes it one of the best Samsung Phones in the market. Lollipop update is coming soon so it should make it more stable. I would recommend this to anyone who doesnt care about the build quality.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
desgua has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Unfortunately the screen has crashed on the first month of use, but it is still working.
The camera takes good photos in strong light, provided you have the object on focus and steady hands.
I am very upset with the lag user interface and the poor life of the battery.
5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 User!
Tripax has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Overall, I can only say good of S4, as my analysis suggests, it works very well at all, does well what it promises, the only thing you should take into metal rim and not plastic, and the battery may be a bit of power, and must bring radio.
12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Report
sputtle has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I got my Galaxy S4 the day it came out for Verizon. I have fully enjoyed it ever since. I had it rooted for a while and this was the only time I ever had any trouble with it. Swype was laggy, apps would crash and all sorts of other issues. But once KitKat was pushed out to the devices, everything was gravy again. I would recommend this phone to everyone I know! I especially like the IR blaster. I use it all the time.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
warswics has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I switched in December to Galaxy from iPhone. Overall it's okay. If you own a mac then stick with iPhone. It's a bit of a pain trying to switch pictures over from the phone to the mac laptop. Also, if you hear a song on the radio or something it is far easier to quickly purchase it on iTunes. Finally I hate the fact that there are ads on the phone. Seriously that is annoying.
Personally I miss the iPhone and I'll switch back when the 6 comes out.
6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
S4 The Giant
greatoneiw has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great phone for a geek and a person who wants to play with his phone 24/7 but bad phone for average user cause UI is hard to learn and people who dont care about those air sensors are gonna hate it
this can be named a camera phone , the photos taken by this phone is better than my camera and detail and colors are amazing both for front facing and main camera
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
Samsung S4, I just love my phone
GeorgeAF has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Overall, it is a great phone. Stylish and also very much capable. for a phone that was released last year, it is still very relevant. The camera is just brilliant and the fact that the phone can do so much more is just enough to spin my world around.
Very much satisfied
kusalanupama has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
im switching from an iPhone to GS4. and so far the experience is joyful. one of the main things people complain about the GS4 is the build quality, for a person coming from an iPhone 5, till now i didnt feel much less premium. yes the iPhone is much premium than GS4 but no complain. i thought 5' be very big for a phone but i got use to it very quickly. the display is just stunning, its just a pleasure to look at it. there are so many features under the hood, but i dont use most of them but may come in handy sometimes. this is the 3rd month using this, and no lags at all. i got the snapdragon version i9505. the camera also got plenty of features but auto mode does cover all. pictures are in very good detailed condition. and the battery is also okay. in moderate usage can survive a day. almost everything about this phone is good. but there are two main things irritate me, they are TouchWiz and back facing speakers. touch wiz is just so ugly and is hate it. only HTC one got the speaker problem right.
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
poikilo has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I was in two minds between this and HTC One, but after seeing its camera, i passes. Good at first, 4.3 update kind of screwed the battery life, hope they fix it.
I honestly dont understand why 200 characters need to be posted, ridiculous PA .
14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Report
Not the best phone, but great!
MeGustaHC has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Not the best phone in the market, just awesome. Too fragile. Nice specs and display. The camera is very nice but not in low light scenarios, Snapdragon 600 and 2GB of RAM makes the performance be very smooth. Have some bugs.
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
best phone on the planet
koko1 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
a great phone, i jumped from the s2 to the s4, i found it very amazing, camera, software features like s-health, s- trslator and air view are the best, of course with the camera features
great job samsung
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
they got it right
davenycept has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've had every Galaxy S... this is the best.. I started with the vibrant which was a decent phone.. though gps was a major issue I stuck with it.. I just like the power matched with the fluidity... when I heard annoy this S4 I want sure if I should get it because I heard it's the same as the S3...when I was getting it immediately noticed the difference I'm screen quality and I wanted more...then I noticed the raw overall power and fluidity of this thing and I was hooked... now I just got the OTA from trouble the other day for 4.3 and it feels like a completely new phone...it's so smooth and fast...I persuaded my friends to dump his iPhone 5s to get this and he's loving it too..thanks
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
Solid improvement over my old s3
Honestcritic has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Beast phone. My favorite thing is that you can use it as a thermometer, metal detector(separate app), sound gauge.
Least favorite is the plastic built body.
Everything else is great, even the battery.
8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
A glimpse to the future
Scorpion has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
So after a month with it I'm ready to write about it. The basic functions work great and the extras are nice and even useful. The screen is amazing, the camera is great and the sound adapts to your ear. The battery and my 64GB SD card are swapable. On the downside, the camera sticks out, no stereo speakers, and some lag. Which is solved by removing Samsung's weather widget. Shouldn't happen on a flagship. White I9500 Exynos Octa 16GB, Android 4.2.2.
10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
Its Galaxy S3S, not S4 !!
Mr.Singh has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Perfect Smartphone for me :) . Im a big fan of Samsung from Galaxy nexus. I love touchwiz interface. It is fast, stable, & quick notification settings. I have no complaint about plastic build quality.
8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
Extremely powerful Android Smartpohne
htainlintha has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
One the most powerful Android phone packed with great screen, 13MP camera and completely new features. I got this beast from Optus, Australia and it has been with me for more than 5 months. It rocks as I can do many stuffs with it. Android 4.2 is great and the phone has great camera with great features, good battery life and no reception weakness. The display is big enough to produce quality images and very crispy and normal to human eyes. Touch screen is ultra-sensitive as it even response to the fingers with gloves. Very wide acceptance of audio and video files. Swift task performance and multitasking. Removable battery and expandable micro SD card. New features. Though it is my first Sammy phone it never fails me. Well done!
MrKoles has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Best smartphone I´ve ever used!!! Almost everything is perfect. The design is beautiful and looks really high-end thanks to the thin bezels. It has everything what you will need in your everydays, and much more!
10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
DO believe the hype...
johnriii has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've had the phone for two weeks. I've tried to wait before submitting a review, but I can't. the S4 is totally awesome. i'm coming from an HTC Rezound/Tbolt, and this is WORLDS above those. if you have an S3, stick with it, but if you're coming from another brand, jump right in, the water's fine! lag? what lag??? overheating??? what overheating??? bad battery life? really, I don't see it....
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
rodkurt has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Well the phone itself does not have that premium feel but packs a killer processor and stunning features that would sure be useful for everyday usage. I think that the battery is good enough to last for the whole day but with that powerful processor and screen it would be best if they fit in a bigger battery, but still a great phone!
If your looking for a long term phone consider buying one. :D
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
NEVER A LOSS IF U PREFER BUYN THIS PHONE!!!!
amalchummar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i have been searchn for a phone for the past one year.... i knw this souds stupid but i found the phone i really lyk... and i can proudly say its samsung galaxy s4.(Dnt worry this review is from my heart, which u can trust every word).... this is because it has a superb display , has lots of external memory( u can save most of ur applications on it), really thin, never been this easy to use a 5" display and much more.... but people who read the review lyk i did lots of time wanna knw the bad aspects more ( well thats what i looked for alwayz) and so here's the probs i face:
-The battery life sucks.... well i thnk there might be a problem for my batter but i get just 10 hrs of medium usage.... i thought i would get lyk 24 hrs or 1.5 days because where ever i read reviews they say it has a gud battery life.
- wifi connectivity.... u cant really move far away from ur modem i thnk because the signal strength decreases rapidly....even my mums lumia 620 has much more better wifi connectivity, so its not the modems problem.
-I am using the octa core version and so the phone does get a lil hot at times, not unbearable but has a higher temp than others... normally when chargin usin the charger given by samsung and gamn or net browsing.
-it gets stuck here and there, not too much though lyk 4 time a week... u dnt have to reset the phone but u knw ull have to either lock it and open it again or just wait....2 or 3 seconds, what my point is... is it has a slight problem which no one would...
5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
The Return of The King
Equilibrium has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Easily the best phone I have ever used.
It has all the expected features of a smartphone, (unless you need a radio), and then its has all the bells and whistles too.
It takes a little while to get used to for new users, but this phone has it all.
Some Smart features are perfect for me, while others aren't.
(Air gesture and Air view are like magic!!)
The great thing is that you have to choice to use them or not. Even without those features this phone is jam packed with a great UI, consistent theme and a very polished experience.
Some may Hate touchwiz, but its easily the best OEM skin in terms of rich features and polish.
People spend thousands of dollars on laptops made of plastic, but a phone made with polycarbonate is apparently an issue. I tend to use a case for the first year (contracts aren't big over here so full price all round), and the S4 probably has the most options, bar certain rivals.
Just the right size in terms of build and screen. Still getting used to the buttons on the bottom, I prefer hardware keys as opposed to on screen, gives you a bigger screen and a few extra options on how to interact. (for example a dedicated menu key and pressing and holding for more options.
Basically unless you need a phone without a removable battery, SD card and have a higher preference for water resistance or brand loyalty, this phone has it all.
The media, the speed, the features and the screen!!!
16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Report
phljcnth has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is the best Android phone I've used so far. The design is just laudable, it doesn't feel big for a 5-incher phone. It is light and thin. The Air gestures and Air view work pretty well and are useful for me. Its screen is one of the best displays out there with very good color rendering, deep blacks and with wide contrast ratio. The 13MP camera is noteworthy. However I can still see room for improvements for UI optimization. The software is just too big that it occupies almost half of the internal memory for the 16GB version. Overall, this is a very powerful phone and is worth the upgrade.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
best smartphone ever owned!
ifti313 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Amazing display,fantastic camera,innovative features makes s4...the best samrtphone uptill date...I own it and wont upgrade to any...untill s5...wont be surprise to hear s4 breaking sales record...it already is d fastest selling android smartphone...proud to own a device like s4...I hope samsung will yet again impress me with s5...
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
xtremesv has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have owned all Galaxy S phones so far and none of them has disappointed me. The S4 is a good upgrade from the S3 but this time the improvement feeling is more conservative. The good things the S4 has over the S3: a brighter crisper display with more natural colors (the +0.2 inch is not noticeable), better camera, better battery life and that would be it. The software features like Smart Pause or Smart Scroll are gimmicks and sometimes unbearable for practical use. I am satisfied with the S4 and I recommend it to anyone with a previous generation smartphone willing to upgrade, however if you have a S3 and you are not a geek, I would say you’d better wait for the next generation.
9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Report