08-24-2013 09:00 AM
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  1. ztyankov's Avatar
    It's definitely an awesome upgrade from GS2 to GS4 )
    06-06-2013 06:49 PM
  2. jfarinella's Avatar
    this upgrade was soooo worth it. I went from a Thunderbolt to a Rezound to this phone. After rooting and freezing some of the boatware i can go all day and still have 30% battery left on medium to heavy use. Best money I have ever spent on a phone. Just make sure to get the Samsung 64G microSD card. I got the SanDisk 64G and it is so buggy I couldn't keep it mounted in the phone.
    06-06-2013 10:03 PM
  3. badelhas's Avatar
    Is it worth to upgrade from the S3 International version i9300 to the S4 snapdragon LTE I9505 version?
    08-13-2013 11:02 AM
  4. Raptor007's Avatar
    I like the S4, except for the locked bootloader (which will be cracked eventually) but still I wish the GN3 was out already and it will be months before it is. So I will just be happy with an S4 in the hand vs a GN3 in the bush.
    08-13-2013 12:11 PM
  5. Relletti's Avatar
    It was definitely worth it for me. Its a amazing phone, and its a big step up from my iPhone 4s

    Sent from my Galaxy S IV using Tapatalk IV
    08-13-2013 01:02 PM
  6. CrzyP's Avatar
    For those that came from iPhone, what is it about the S4 that makes it worth it? I switched from an iPhone to the S4 and I'm rather disapointed with the S4. What am I doing wrong?
    08-13-2013 02:56 PM
  7. Relletti's Avatar
    For those that came from iPhone, what is it about the S4 that makes it worth it? I switched from an iPhone to the S4 and I'm rather disapointed with the S4. What am I doing wrong?
    For me its the screen and OS it self. I love the 5inch screen on this phone and to me the android OS is a better fit for me. I like to customize my phone a lot and it just works better for me

    Sent from my Galaxy S IV using Tapatalk IV
    08-13-2013 03:10 PM
  8. veii's Avatar
    It was for me. I can't believe how bad the S3 screen looks now when I look at it, especially videos with the blocking in dark scenes! Also the 2GB of Ram makes a huge difference.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    08-13-2013 03:39 PM
  9. badelhas's Avatar
    It was for me. I can't believe how bad the S3 screen looks now when I look at it, especially videos with the blocking in dark scenes! Also the 2GB of Ram makes a huge difference.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    In what sense? The redraw when coming back to an app? Did you have the 1gb i9300 international version?
    08-13-2013 03:43 PM
  10. veii's Avatar
    Yes. Everything would get pushed out of RAM and have to 'cold start', whereas with my S4 everything opens instantly (with animations off) as my apps stay in memory. Especially for me as I don't use hardly any of the stock apps which means lots of running services for stuff like Tesla Unread, Big Caller ID and ExDialer Pro.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    08-13-2013 03:47 PM
  11. badelhas's Avatar
    Yes, I have a i9300 and the redraw (time and Internet traffic, because pages have to reload all the time) makes angry, especially now that I've tried the new Note 2 my wife just bought. I wonder if it's worth it to try some custom ROM...
    08-13-2013 03:56 PM
  12. veii's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my OG Note, there's lots of things that you can try before a stock ROM.
    I used to use a lighter Launcher like Nova, disable any of the built in apps that I didn't need, turn animations off and restart every couple of days and things were pretty smooth after that as long as I didn't add too many apps that run in the background.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    08-13-2013 04:03 PM
  13. badelhas's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my OG Note, there's lots of things that you can try before a stock ROM.
    I used to use a lighter Launcher like Nova, disable any of the built in apps that I didn't need, turn animations off and restart every couple of days and things were pretty smooth after that as long as I didn't add too many apps that run in the background.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    Thanks for the tips. I already have Nova. The home screen redraw is better but not the going back to the Facebook app or Internet browser. To remove bloatware I have to root it, right? The fact that this phone only has 1gb does this. For instance, I have as we speak only 130mbs of free ram. What background apps were you referring to?
    08-13-2013 04:27 PM
  14. Millzey13's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips. I already have Nova. The home screen redraw is better but not the going back to the Facebook app or Internet browser. To remove bloatware I have to root it, right? The fact that this phone only has 1gb does this. For instance, I have as we speak only 130mbs of free ram. What background apps were you referring to?
    Woa!! 130,mb ram? What are you running!! I constantly have over a GB and my phone is full to the brim with apps pics fims etc...

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    08-13-2013 04:53 PM
  15. veii's Avatar
    Apps that say in the Running Services tab in Settings>Applications like AVG/Elixir et cetera, and some widgets.
    You don't need to root to disable a lot of the bloatware, you just go to Settings >Applications >All and Disable them. (Sometimes you have to tap Uninstall Updates and then Disable.)

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    08-13-2013 04:59 PM
  16. veii's Avatar
    Woa!! 130,mb ram? What are you running!! I constantly have over a GB and my phone is full to the brim with apps pics fims etc...

    Posted via Android Central App
    He's talking about the S3.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    08-13-2013 05:00 PM
  17. neiljay6's Avatar
    Oh yes it was worth it for me. Had the s3 and the nexus 4 before and I prefer everything about the s4. I have it configured exactly to my liking with Nova as my launcher. I'm a happy camper
    08-13-2013 05:06 PM
  18. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yes! Definitely worth it! :thumbup:
    I love this phone, it takes multitasking with its Multi Window feature to levels that other phones can't even touch!

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    08-13-2013 05:36 PM
  19. badelhas's Avatar
    Apps that say in the Running Services tab in Settings>Applications like AVG/Elixir et cetera, and some widgets.
    You don't need to root to disable a lot of the bloatware, you just go to Settings >Applications >All and Disable them. (Sometimes you have to tap Uninstall Updates and then Disable.)

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
    Thanks :-)
    I disabled several apps (chaton, s suggest, vodafone crap, etc). I hope it helps, time will tell. Just checked ram usage and it's seems the same, though, 130 / 140 mbs free. Every review and Comparision to the S3 says who already has a S3 should wait for the S5. But maybe they were referring to the American version of the S3, which has 2gb of ram...
    08-13-2013 05:50 PM
  20. Prosty's Avatar
    I upgraded from and iPhones 4 and never looked back, I'm even selling my ipad to get the note 8.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4
    08-14-2013 12:22 AM
  21. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Left the Iphone 5 for the S4. So superior it is not even close.
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    08-14-2013 03:47 AM
  22. kingb71's Avatar
    It was for me, I upgraded from a Blackberry 9800!
    So THIS is what a smartphone is supposed to be like?
    08-23-2013 09:38 PM
  23. vasekvi's Avatar
    Yes very happy. Although I do miss my Pre3. But life goes on and all is well.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4
    08-23-2013 09:39 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yes. Yes, of course.

    Sent from my humble S4
    08-23-2013 09:41 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Left the Iphone 5 for the S4. So superior it is not even close.
    This.

    Sent from my humble S4
    08-23-2013 09:43 PM
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