04-19-2013 08:42 AM
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  1. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    Hi all, new member here.

    Posting to say I've already got both colour variants of the handset, it's absolutely amazing!

    I'm not trying to brag but the point I was making was that I've been using the handset for over a week and can give 100% accurate answers about the phone, not guesses like many of the posters I've seen on here.
    Attached Thumbnails Already Own Both Colour Variants ;)-20130416_190002-1.jpg   Already Own Both Colour Variants ;)-20130416_190016-1.jpg  
    04-16-2013 01:11 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    1st: How you get it?!?!
    2nd: The settings, can it be changed from black to white?
    j510 likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:14 PM
  3. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    1. I work for Samsung so it's one of the perks of the job!
    2. The background on the settings menu is white as standard but this can be changed by inverting the colours.
    j510 and rion_j like this.
    04-16-2013 01:19 PM
  4. Suda's Avatar
    You work for Samsung so there'd be an obvious bias here, but be as honest as you can mate, how does it feel in the hand? I've heard from people that already have the device and they said at first they thought it was just the Galaxy S3s like everyone else that rags on it. But then when they got it they were surprised at how quality it felt, it felt better than the S3 according to them.
    04-16-2013 01:26 PM
  5. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    Haha I'll be as honest as possible!

    In comparison to the S3 then it feels like a much higher quality premium device. The screen is Gorilla Glass 3, stronger than ANY other phone screen on the market, the bezel is actually metal (still unsure what type of metal but it is but I'm sure it's alluminium) and the rear cover is polycarbonate.

    As the phone doesn't have a curved back and is thinner than the S3 you can really feel the difference, it really does feel like it's a flagship device and feels solid, no flexing of the device in the slightest. The fact that the bezel around the screen is so thin adds to this quality. The feedback I have received from the staff in phone shops is the same, they are really impressed by it and have all commented about the build quality.

    The only negative feedback I have received is from the standard 'iPhone is the best' morons that look to pick ANY fault before they see the device. However, after demonstrating the device to these guys they have all been mightily impressed by the features of the handset and commented that they didn't think it would be as good as it is.
    Rodawg71, j510, Suda and 1 others like this.
    04-16-2013 01:36 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Do you have any information on the release date on the unlocked version of the phone?
    satannik likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:40 PM
  7. satannik's Avatar
    Does it use a micro SIM?

    Sent from my HTC Vivid Borked using Android Central forums
    04-16-2013 01:43 PM
  8. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    ATM I have no idea about the cost or availability of the device sim free/unlocked sorry.
    04-16-2013 01:44 PM
  9. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    Yes, the device uses a standard micro sim.
    04-16-2013 01:45 PM
  10. satannik's Avatar
    What is the first thing you recommend to do once we get the device?

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    04-16-2013 01:47 PM
  11. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    1. How loud is the speaker for music?
    2. Which looks better to you? The black or the white?
    satannik likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:48 PM
  12. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    Ummm first thing to do is get customising, get the phone looking exactly how you want and like it then start exploring the features
    satannik likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:51 PM
  13. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Which color looks better in person?
    04-16-2013 01:52 PM
  14. Tronstar's Avatar
    They look great! I can't tell from the photo, but is the white back just gloss white or does it have the same textured/carbon look as the black?
    04-16-2013 01:53 PM
  15. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    1. Not sure as in decibels but it's loud enough and the quality is very good. If you connect the phone to another S4 and use Group Play, you can share the music and the sound quality is then unreal!
    2. I prefer the white device but that's my personal preference, I love the patterned effect of it. The black device is great too, nicer than I thought it would be and has received some really good feedback from stores.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:55 PM
  16. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Now I really cant wait to try group play!
    04-16-2013 01:57 PM
  17. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    The white device has the textured/carbon effect too, makes the white look really crisp & icy. The effect is on the front also.
    Tronstar and GB333 like this.
    04-16-2013 01:57 PM
  18. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    It works really well, you can connect up to 5 devices so in effect, can have full surround sound! You can also control the volume levels of all devices from the lead handset that set up the group.
    Group play is also great for multiplayer games, so easy to set up with no pincodes, adding devices via wifi direct etc....just join the group and play!
    04-16-2013 01:59 PM
  19. Suda's Avatar
    Haha I'll be as honest as possible!

    In comparison to the S3 then it feels like a much higher quality premium device. The screen is Gorilla Glass 3, stronger than ANY other phone screen on the market, the bezel is actually metal (still unsure what type of metal but it is but I'm sure it's alluminium) and the rear cover is polycarbonate.

    As the phone doesn't have a curved back and is thinner than the S3 you can really feel the difference, it really does feel like it's a flagship device and feels solid, no flexing of the device in the slightest. The fact that the bezel around the screen is so thin adds to this quality. The feedback I have received from the staff in phone shops is the same, they are really impressed by it and have all commented about the build quality.

    The only negative feedback I have received is from the standard 'iPhone is the best' morons that look to pick ANY fault before they see the device. However, after demonstrating the device to these guys they have all been mightily impressed by the features of the handset and commented that they didn't think it would be as good as it is.
    So it's made with aluminium after all? Well, that's definitely refreshing to hear.

    Thank you for your time.
    AlphaVictor87 likes this.
    04-16-2013 01:59 PM
  20. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    I love the white, my gf prefers the black.
    04-16-2013 01:59 PM
  21. Tronstar's Avatar
    The white device has the textured/carbon effect too, makes the white look really crisp & icy. The effect is on the front also.
    Nice, that's what I was hoping for. My wife will like that.
    04-16-2013 01:59 PM
  22. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    Yeah I'm happy about that too, helps me turn some negatives in store from iPhone fans!

    No problem, I'm happy to help anytime. Hope you love the device
    04-16-2013 02:02 PM
  23. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    It's hard to tell from the pictures but it really looks impressive once you see it in the flesh.
    04-16-2013 02:04 PM
  24. MangoPowah's Avatar
    How's the screen compared to the One X and S3?

    Sent from the cockpit of Gurren Lagann
    04-16-2013 02:18 PM
  25. GalaxyS4User's Avatar
    I absolutely loved my S3 and thought it would be hard to beat. When I placed the phones next to eachother with the same wallpaper & screen set to full brightness, I would say the S4 is probably twice as bright & clear.

    Side by side with the HTC One, the S4 wins easily.
    Side by side with the Sony Xperia Z....well that then depends which companys screen quality you prefer.
    MangoPowah, satannik and j510 like this.
    04-16-2013 02:21 PM
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