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  1. gruppe3942#AC's Avatar
    The s4 is not cheap looking or feeling at all. I went by the store and picked up the htc one and yes I thought I felt nice. Then I saw the s4 and picked it up....come on really guys? I think that the media has been trying to push the htc one too much. The s4 felt great in the hand and looks great. The picture I had in my mind after reading all the articles is exact opposite of what the s4 is. I understand everyone has their own opinion on what's premium and cheap feeling...but really?...come on!


    I'm addicted to the phone
    04-27-2013 06:29 PM
  2. patelkedar91's Avatar
    Thought the exact same thing when I read this:
    Samsung Galaxy S4 review | The Verge

    "It feels cheap and chintzy and just unimpressive" LOL like does aluminum vs. plastic really strike that hard?
    I mean, it's still got great ergonomics and actual device design is great. He's mostly complaining about what it's made out of...
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    04-27-2013 06:37 PM
  3. Eric Kane's Avatar
    The s4 is not cheap looking or feeling at all. I went by the store and picked up the htc one and yes I thought I felt nice. Then I saw the s4 and picked it up....come on really guys? I think that the media has been trying to push the htc one too much. The s4 felt great in the hand and looks great. The picture I had in my mind after reading all the articles is exact opposite of what the s4 is. I understand everyone has their own opinion on what's premium and cheap feeling...but really?...come on!


    I'm addicted to the phone
    This is -exactly- why I posted the Galaxy S4 Design thread and will review the phone in comparison with the One.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    deadlock4400 likes this.
    04-27-2013 06:41 PM
  4. Wilbur's Avatar
    Couldn't agree with the OP more. Popped in the local AT&T and played with the S4 for 15 minutes. Nothing cheap about the phone at all. I have to suspect some so-called journalists were on the take to talk smack about the S4. Shame on you. I am even more anxious for Verizon to get on the stick and sell me a black 32GB S4 !!! haha
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    04-27-2013 06:50 PM
  5. BarackOdrama's Avatar
    I played with it today at the AT&T store and I agree with the reviewers who are saying it feels kind of cheap. Maybe compared to other android devices it doesn't feel cheap but i've only used iPhones since their inception. I also don't really care for the black color looking more silver than black.

    I'll still be getting it because I liked everything else about it and I'm tired of iPhones, but I wouldn't say it feels as premium as the iPhone 5.
    TheLibertarian likes this.
    04-27-2013 06:58 PM
  6. rion_j's Avatar
    "professional" reviewers have access to every single phone that comes out, and they have to be critical. but at the end of the day, they are more than likely jaded from reviewing so many devices which vary in materials and usability.
    TheLibertarian likes this.
    04-27-2013 07:01 PM
  7. ibcop's Avatar
    Couldn't agree with the OP more. Popped in the local AT&T and played with the S4 for 15 minutes. Nothing cheap about the phone at all. I have to suspect some so-called journalists were on the take to talk smack about the S4. Shame on you. I am even more anxious for Verizon to get on the stick and sell me a black 32GB S4 !!! haha
    I'm with ya!!
    04-27-2013 07:02 PM
  8. americasteam's Avatar
    Same here. My premium One was returned for the S4 this morning. I couldn't be happier.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    04-27-2013 07:28 PM
  9. estebancam's Avatar
    I think that if you hold the HTC One in one hand, and the S4 in the other, and don't think that the S4 feels cheap, you are trying to convince yourself otherwise inside your mind.

    Go hold three pieces of plastic glued together in one hand, and go hold a single block of anodized aluminum in the other. Tell me which feels cheaper.

    Keep in mind that I own a Galaxy S3 currently, as well as an HTC Evo (I work for telecomm). I am not being a hater or troll, but honestly, it feels cheap and that is simply the truth.

    However, what I will say is that it is a very nice size and the shape of the phone makes it feel much more premium than the Galaxy S III ever did. But when you compare to HTC One.... there is no comparison. It makes the Galaxy S 4 look like it came (almost) from the dollar store. Even so, I think people will like the fact that it is so lightweight. Because of the weight and shape, people will like it. Is the HTC One for everyone? No. Is the S4 for everyone? No. But I honestly don't think there is anyone in this planet that can say that when you compare the two phones, that the S4 doesn't feel cheap. Because it does.
    04-27-2013 07:30 PM
  10. slackerjack's Avatar
    People's opinions and taste and brains all vary. Look at "organic" foods and the stigma/zealotry related to that fairy tale . Best advice is to go pick it up and play with it for yourself..see if it suits your taste

    Sent from my Galaxy S 4 on Sprint...and yes, I have LTE so I don't need to hear anyone's **** about how Sprint sucks and there's no LTE
    BigDinCA, TheOtherBill and jroc like this.
    04-27-2013 07:43 PM
  11. Podunks's Avatar
    The s4 is not cheap looking or feeling at all. I went by the store and picked up the htc one and yes I thought I felt nice. Then I saw the s4 and picked it up....come on really guys? I think that the media has been trying to push the htc one too much. The s4 felt great in the hand and looks great. The picture I had in my mind after reading all the articles is exact opposite of what the s4 is. I understand everyone has their own opinion on what's premium and cheap feeling...but really?...come on!


    I'm addicted to the phone
    I am with you 100%

    Spent at least an hour with them both... and I have to say, I would have buyers remorse had I purchased an HTC One.
    madlaw1071 and jrodriguezpr like this.
    04-27-2013 07:49 PM
  12. Eric Kane's Avatar
    I think that if you hold the HTC One in one hand, and the S4 in the other, and don't think that the S4 feels cheap, you are trying to convince yourself otherwise inside your mind.

    Go hold three pieces of plastic glued together in one hand, and go hold a single block of anodized aluminum in the other. Tell me which feels cheaper.

    Keep in mind that I own a Galaxy S3 currently, as well as an HTC Evo (I work for telecomm). I am not being a hater or troll, but honestly, it feels cheap and that is simply the truth.

    However, what I will say is that it is a very nice size and the shape of the phone makes it feel much more premium than the Galaxy S III ever did. But when you compare to HTC One.... there is no comparison. It makes the Galaxy S 4 look like it came (almost) from the dollar store. Even so, I think people will like the fact that it is so lightweight. Because of the weight and shape, people will like it. Is the HTC One for everyone? No. Is the S4 for everyone? No. But I honestly don't think there is anyone in this planet that can say that when you compare the two phones, that the S4 doesn't feel cheap. Because it does.
    I'm guessing people who pick them both up will notice that one is much more comfortable to hold and is thinner/lighter. Then they'll notice that there's no real design flaws on that phone, where the other could have gaps on the top or bottom or screens that pop out near the speaker grills. Then the fact that its thinner, lighter, and more comfortable becomes more prominent and "cheap" is the furthest thing from their mind.

    Taking shots at the S4 design is piggybacking on reviews that were written by people who love the One and want to feel good about choosing an HTC device for once. And that's fine, but they should leave the S4 out of it. No matter how hard they try, the S4 will undoubtedly be more successful, more prominent among their social circles, and frankly more popular in general.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    lilkim429 likes this.
    04-27-2013 07:59 PM
  13. Parafly's Avatar
    I did the same today. Popped in an att store and held the one in one hand and the galaxy in the other and they both felt great. I had expected the one to feel much better

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    Wilbur likes this.
    04-27-2013 08:03 PM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Geez another one of these threads? Aren't you guys tired of repeating yourself yet?
    04-27-2013 08:04 PM
  15. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Geez another one of these threads? Aren't you guys tired of repeating yourself yet?
    When the folks who love their Ones can do so while not caring about the S4 (and there are those that do), these things will stop.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    04-27-2013 08:08 PM
  16. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    My brother got one today, he is taking it back 2moro, said that fake looking plastic band was already coming loose, and the phone had a terrible lag to it!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    04-27-2013 08:13 PM
  17. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    When the folks who love their Ones can do so while not caring about the S4 (and there are those that do), these things will stop.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    Goes both ways...

    And I really want asking a serious question. A high amount of threads in this section end up being about plastic vs aluminum, or One vs S4. Same with the One section.

    Might need to do some cleaning up later...
    04-27-2013 08:38 PM
  18. Drov's Avatar
    Geez another one of these threads? Aren't you guys tired of repeating yourself yet?
    People are excited about their new devices. Couldn't the owners of Ones go enjoy theirs rather than trolling over here?
    04-27-2013 08:42 PM
  19. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Goes both ways...

    And I really want asking a serious question. A high amount of threads in this section end up being about plastic vs aluminum, or One vs S4. Same with the One section.

    Might need to do some cleaning up later...
    Maybe, but it usually starts with "The S4 is plastic and cheap" and goes from there.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    neiljay6 likes this.
    04-27-2013 08:50 PM
  20. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Geez another one of these threads? Aren't you guys tired of repeating yourself yet?
    No kidding. It's giving me a headache. Makes me want to go get an iPhone and be done with it all. .
    04-27-2013 08:54 PM
  21. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    I'm indifferent, owning the N4, but with that said, these forums are a chaotic, vicious nightmare when new flagship devices are released.

    Buy what you like, who cares what anyone has to say about.

    I enjoy perusing other forums because I enjoy the discussions even if I have no intention of buying said devices, but both sides here (One & S4) have been downright obnoxious (of course not all, the few have ruined this experience for the majority).

    However, to write something on topic, I feel as though the One does feel nicer, in my opinion (both materials and just as importantly, design); that said, the S4 also feels like a quality, well built device.

    Too many people are caught up and confusing the difference between build "quality" verse "material." They both feel like quality devices, IMHO.

    That is all, enjoy.
    04-27-2013 08:55 PM
  22. Wilbur's Avatar
    Goes both ways...

    And I really want asking a serious question. A high amount of threads in this section end up being about plastic vs aluminum, or One vs S4. Same with the One section.

    Might need to do some cleaning up later...
    Every review I read from so-called neutral professional journalists comparing the HTC One to the Samsung GS4 mentioned the metal vs plastic materials mantra. Now people, like myself, actually handled and played with both are coming away shaking their heads amazed about the quality feel and experience from handling the GS4. So why do you want to put a damper on it? I feel like most reviewers were not honest when they continually harped on the plastic GS4. And the video your company put together walking in some park in FULL sunlight asking people which one they preferred is ridiculous. What a joke.

    Most people that follow the business end of both companies know it might be do-or-die for HTC if the One isn't a smash hit with mega sales. I for one hope enough people like and buy the One to keep HTC from going belly-up and out of business.
    GrooveRite likes this.
    04-27-2013 09:13 PM
  23. KeboPR's Avatar
    The funniest thing is that those people that say it feels cheap probably use a cover case in all their phones and they don't feel anything.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
    04-27-2013 09:28 PM
  24. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more with the OP

    Sent from my s4 (Lol Htc One users)
    04-27-2013 09:34 PM
  25. Podunks's Avatar
    Geez another one of these threads? Aren't you guys tired of repeating yourself yet?
    With as many people as there are deciding they need to bother people in the S4 section by hopping over from the One section, I would think this would be a nice change of pace....


    How many One owners have come over trolling about their device and how superior it must be before the S4 was even in any ones hands? They had not felt it, had not seen it in person, and yet felt the need to fill this section with garbage.

    Now we are getting people who saw all of that, have now held both devices, and understand how wrong those trolls were and want to state so.

    All it can do is help give opposing insight into the current phone battle.
    jroc likes this.
    04-27-2013 09:38 PM
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