1. poisonivy66's Avatar
    Hi all, i have iphone 5 at the moment and i'm seriosly thinking of moving to Android, after getting advice in this forum and handling several phones i'm really in love with the Galaxy S4, after getting a nice offer for my iphone 5 i think i'm all set to buy.......
    09-14-2013 09:05 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi all, i have iphone 5 at the moment and i'm seriosly thinking of moving to Android, after getting advice in this forum and handling several phones i'm really in love with the Galaxy S4, after getting a nice offer for my iphone 5 i think i'm all set to buy.......
    Welcome to the forums and hopefully soon, Android!
    What other devices have you played with? The HTC One has also been a favorite among many iPhone converts. I think the only things I would suggest is to play with devices as much as possible, and always keep in mind, you will be learning a new OS, and that can take time.
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    09-14-2013 09:20 AM
  3. poisonivy66's Avatar
    I checked out the HTC one and the Sony Xperia z but there was something about the S4 that drew me, i'm probably going to buy tomorrow, i had the Samsung Galaxy S two years so ago and i really liked it but i have a MacBook Pro and an ipad so it seemed to make sense at the the time to get iphone too, now i want to customise more and you can't really do much of that on iPhone, i hear too that Samsung's customer services are better than HTC and Sony's.......any input on that?
    09-14-2013 09:39 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I checked out the HTC one and the Sony Xperia z but there was something about the S4 that drew me, i'm probably going to buy tomorrow, i had the Samsung Galaxy S two years so ago and i really liked it but i have a MacBook Pro and an ipad so it seemed to make sense at the the time to get iphone too, now i want to customise more and you can't really do much of that on iPhone, i hear too that Samsung's customer services are better than HTC and Sony's.......any input on that?
    Haven't really had to call them, so that doesn't apply to me. I like Samsung devices, I just don't care for how big the OS is getting. So I would suggest the 32 GB.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 10:25 AM
  5. poisonivy66's Avatar
    i'm getting the 16gb and adding a memory card, i only ever had 16gb on my iPhones and it was always plenty for me even without being able to add a memory card.
    09-14-2013 11:15 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    i'm getting the 16gb and adding a memory card, i only ever had 16gb on my iPhones and it was always plenty for me even without being able to add a memory card.
    The Samsung OS and its features will take up roughly half of the internal 16GB.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 12:44 PM
  7. poisonivy66's Avatar
    Ah right, thank you, i didn't realise that, am right in thinking i can put a large memory card in ...say 32gb?
    09-14-2013 12:53 PM
  8. sadiqsamm's Avatar
    Half of the storage?! I very much doubt that....

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    09-14-2013 12:54 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Half of the storage?! I very much doubt that....

    Sent from my Optimus G using AC Forums mobile app
    The Samsung OS takes roughly 8.5 GB. Half of 16.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 01:17 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Ah right, thank you, i didn't realise that, am right in thinking i can put a large memory card in ...say 32gb?
    You can. But that will be best for things like music, pictures, videos, etc.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 01:18 PM
  11. poisonivy66's Avatar
    ok, i'm assuming wallpapers and themes and ringtones will go on a memory card? those will be my weakness on an Android phone.
    09-14-2013 01:27 PM
  12. poisonivy66's Avatar
    I was told today that i will be able to download free music on this phone, even the latest stuff that you would normally pay for in iTunes, is this the case?
    09-14-2013 01:40 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    ok, i'm assuming wallpapers and themes and ringtones will go on a memory card? those will be my weakness on an Android phone.
    I was told today that i will be able to download free music on this phone, even the latest stuff that you would normally pay for in iTunes, is this the case?
    1st post...yes, but once you need to remove the card for whatever reason, the path is broken and the phone will revert to stock sounds. You can leave tones and wallpapers on internal. They don't take that much space.
    2nd post. Google has free songs occasionally. You can check out deals and the Free Song of the Day. I think Amazon does the same thing.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 01:49 PM
  14. poisonivy66's Avatar
    ok, thank you for that, i never did like itunes much so i won't miss that.
    09-14-2013 01:58 PM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    ok, thank you for that, i never did like itunes much so i won't miss that.
    Play is really nice. Around Christmas time I got the Beach Boys 'Little Saint Nick' for free, cause it happened to be the free song of the day. Now, I made it kind of a habit to check. Sure most of the selections suck, but it only takes a minute, and there is always that possibility that you get a song you like. Since December, I think I have 6 or 7 songs for free. So not bad.
    Funny thing though: A few weeks ago I bought a song and a few days later it was the free song of the day.
    09-14-2013 02:11 PM
  16. poisonivy66's Avatar
    I will certainly do that, i remember buying a song then it became free a couple of days later in The Twelve day of Christmas (iTunes giveaway) really annoying isn't it.
    09-14-2013 02:19 PM
  17. poisonivy66's Avatar
    I have been reading some reviews on the stores pages and one thing that comes up over and over again is poor battery life......is it really that bad?
    09-14-2013 03:50 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have been reading some reviews on the stores pages and one thing that comes up over and over again is poor battery life......is it really that bad?
    Always hard to say. Every user is different. Signal, apps used, heavy or light user, etc.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-14-2013 04:05 PM
  19. poisonivy66's Avatar
    Yes i always think that, you never know for example how bright a user has their screen, i always keep mine fairly low when trying to conserve my battery, some users said the battery drained fairly fast with moderate use.....who knows..... i don't know why i read reviews really as they'r so conflicting, i usually end up confused and no wiser.
    09-14-2013 04:14 PM
  20. poisonivy66's Avatar
    I read that the bloatware can be disabled, does this actually free up space?
    09-15-2013 04:42 AM
  21. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I read that the bloatware can be disabled, does this actually free up space?
    A little. Stock Android allows disabling of apps, just not deleting them. This does however, free up RAM.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-15-2013 08:32 AM
  22. poisonivy66's Avatar
    Ah right, thank you.
    09-15-2013 08:36 AM

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