07-08-2013 09:21 PM
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  1. jova33's Avatar
    I dunno, I got my heart set on the HTC One now.

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    06-28-2013 11:36 PM
  2. Donnie Brafford's Avatar
    If anybody is awake I just ordered my Galaxy S4 32gb on Veizon's website right now.
    06-29-2013 01:44 AM
  3. jova33's Avatar
    I'm still up.
    Trying to find a written comparison of the HTC One vs S4, but all I can find are GE comparisons and video reviews. I don't want to watch a video, I want to look at specs!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-29-2013 01:47 AM
  4. Donnie Brafford's Avatar
    From what I have read the HTC 1 is a better built phone, but when it comes to specs In my opinion the S4 is better. Honestly though I don't think you can go wrong with either phone.
    06-29-2013 01:58 AM
  5. benhath's Avatar
    06-29-2013 02:19 AM
  6. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    I had to get an S4 for work (to go along with my Z10, Q10, Lumia 928, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and T-Mobile S3, among others), corporate rep didn't see 32gig version on the horizon, so a 16gig was ordered... .
    I am VERY HAPPY TO BE WRONG!!!
    06-29-2013 11:56 AM
  7. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    Is July 3rd on that road map?

    Sorry, taking a jab.
    It was/should have been, since August was on it.

    Interesting they didn't have this. BUT I'm glad (for others) that the info I was shown was wrong this time!!
    06-29-2013 11:57 AM
  8. ibcop's Avatar
    I am VERY HAPPY TO BE WRONG!!!
    You going to opt for the 32GB now?
    06-29-2013 01:29 PM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    Now I have to hope Best Buy carriers it, so I can use the buy back program with them. It worked out great total cost going from the Razr to the S3. Else I will wait until end of year for the S4 with the Snap 800
    06-29-2013 03:28 PM
  10. techdad2's Avatar
    I'm in for the 32 gig, just ordered it and ships on July 3rd. A long wait it has been, thanks to the members who have kept us informed about Verizon finally getting the 32GB S4.
    ibcop likes this.
    06-29-2013 04:30 PM
  11. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Specs don't tell you a lot about real world use unless they are dramatically different.

    I'm still up.
    Trying to find a written comparison of the HTC One vs S4, but all I can find are GE comparisons and video reviews. I don't want to watch a video, I want to look at specs!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-29-2013 05:16 PM
  12. mdlissner's Avatar
    Just to let you know my email to Tami Erwin's office was well worth the time and effort. The corporate rep that called me back I left a message for on Saturday morning. She called me back before 9AM today, modified my account to allow me to order the S4 32GB a few months early, and gave me a better price on the device. Between my wireless and FIOS I am over $400 per month with Verizon - very happy right now. Can't wait until it ships.
    Already ordered a couple Spigen cases and a new SD card for it.
    Hope eveyone likes their new 32GB S4.
    07-01-2013 09:24 AM
  13. akronevan2's Avatar
    Now I wish that I would have waited. Oh well, I hope everyone enjoys their phones.
    07-01-2013 09:38 AM
  14. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    You going to opt for the 32GB now?
    I didn't say that

    I ended up getting a 16gig VZW S4 for work almost two weeks ago. Based on its reception... I'm likely skipping the S4 for personal use. There are too many places with "bars" but data on the S4 doesn't work. dropped calls, and other reception issues, all in places my Thunderbolt, Bionic, iPhone 5, and Lumia 928 have no issues.

    If I see a firmware update which improves reception, I'll revisit, but for now I think my sights are set on the VZW HTC One. (I also like the ONE has the volume rocker on the right side of the phone, which is a better placement for my hand when holding it while on phone calls.)
    07-01-2013 10:10 AM
  15. ibcop's Avatar
    I didn't say that

    I ended up getting a 16gig VZW S4 for work almost two weeks ago. Based on its reception... I'm likely skipping the S4 for personal use. There are too many places with "bars" but data on the S4 doesn't work. dropped calls, and other reception issues, all in places my Thunderbolt, Bionic, iPhone 5, and Lumia 928 have no issues.

    If I see a firmware update which improves reception, I'll revisit, but for now I think my sights are set on the VZW HTC One. (I also like the ONE has the volume rocker on the right side of the phone, which is a better placement for my hand when holding it while on phone calls.)
    I'm gonna be watching for the One as well. I'll probably pick that one up too, but will wait until some reviews come in.
    07-01-2013 12:37 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    I was in Pittsburgh yesterday and wandered into the AT&T store with a friend. That did NOT make me feel any better about Verizon's slowness here. I asked if they had the Galaxy S4 in 32GB and the guy said "Of course!" What about the HTC One, do you have that in 64GB? "Yes! and in BLACK."

    Dammit....the One in black looks really cool but not sure I can adjust to no 'menu' key.....just made me more frustrated playing with phones I WOULD buy when VZW when my carrier doesn't have any that I can accept. If I didn't have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G/LTE tablet that I love, I'd drop Verizon over this non-competitive nonsense.
    Did htc ever solve the problem of sporadic response. from capacitive keys?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    07-01-2013 01:06 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    I didn't say that

    I ended up getting a 16gig VZW S4 for work almost two weeks ago. Based on its reception... I'm likely skipping the S4 for personal use. There are too many places with "bars" but data on the S4 doesn't work. dropped calls, and other reception issues, all in places my Thunderbolt, Bionic, iPhone 5, and Lumia 928 have no issues.

    If I see a firmware update which improves reception, I'll revisit, but for now I think my sights are set on the VZW HTC One. (I also like the ONE has the volume rocker on the right side of the phone, which is a better placement for my hand when holding it while on phone calls.)
    I tend to read that complaint about sammy again and again then I ask sammy owners and they claim its fine. I wish we had scientific data on this.

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    07-01-2013 01:08 PM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    What breaks my heart is the full price of phones never goes on sale at vzw. I'd settle for a 16 gb gs4 if I could get a bargain. They wont drop the full price a penny so I might as well pay the extra for 32 gb. I'm also intrigued aby the gs4 active but sounds like thats never gonna happen at vzw.

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    07-01-2013 01:13 PM
  19. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    I tend to read that complaint about sammy again and again then I ask sammy owners and they claim its fine. I wish we had scientific data on this.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    considering all the phone's I've had going back to feature phones on my personal lines, and all the phones I've had for work... the only good Samsung I had was the old Samsung SCH-U620 back in 2007. The rest of them have had horrible reception.

    As for scientific data, I used to have a walk at work that did a good test of voice calls when walking from my desk to the parking garage. My Moto's didn't drop calls (true for every model I had at that time), my Blackberries (again, same for all the models I had) didn't drop either. Of my LG's, only my chocolate dropped, the enV and Voyager held but went silent for about 20 seconds, my Samsungs ALL Dropped. Too bad I'm not at that customer site now or I'd try the same walk. But I did post RSSP values of my Bionic compared to S4 sitting next to each other when at home. Since my S3 is T-Mobile, I can't compare its radio to the S4, and my Bionic is my newest personal Android phone. Of my work phones from Verizon, only my S4 is Android, so I can't get the signal values as easily or via the same app to make sure it is being reported consistently.

    If all I didn't have all these phones, from different makers, and all I had was Samsung, I probably wouldn't notice any difference and think the Sammy's were fine. My father in-law just switched from a Razr Maxx to a Note 2, and he noticed a difference in reception.
    07-01-2013 02:58 PM
  20. ibcop's Avatar
    What breaks my heart is the full price of phones never goes on sale at vzw. I'd settle for a 16 gb gs4 if I could get a bargain. They wont drop the full price a penny so I might as well pay the extra for 32 gb. I'm also intrigued aby the gs4 active but sounds like thats never gonna happen at vzw.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    There is only a fifty buck difference in full prices between the 16gb and the 32gb. A no brainer to me.
    07-01-2013 04:32 PM
  21. sheepseaexplorer's Avatar
    Hi everyone. I've been browsing the galaxy s4 threads for awhile and this is my first post, as you can see.

    So I've been all set to get the 16gb s4 but then the 32gb came out and I've been debating on getting it instead. I have the thunderbolt right now and and I haven't exceeded the internal storage limit with the apps I have, mostly social media things. I don't really play games. I also haven't put any apps on my micro sd card, just pictures and some ringtones. I still have 1.8 GB internal free.

    I've just been reading posts about how the 16gb doesn't have enough storage because when you get it you have around 9gb after all the bloatware. I also planned on using the nova launcher when I get the phone but I don't think that will use a lot of storage.

    My gut says the 16gig, even after all the bloatware, will still be enough for me. I guess I'm just looking for reassurance of do I really need 32gb. Haha.

    Thanks in advance.
    07-01-2013 10:42 PM
  22. jova33's Avatar
    Well, if you're a power user, like me, and you keep more stuff on internal memory, like nandroid backups, ROMs to flash, Google play movies, and all that jazz, I'd say 32GB.
    If you're just going to run stock, download a few widgets, run one or two games, don't use Google play music or video, and are just an average smartphone user, 16GB will do you fine.

    I just don't like SD cards. I've had pictures disappear, videos unable to play. This was a couple years ago, on a Casio Commando which was already outdated by the time it came out, so I'm sure the technology is better now.

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    07-01-2013 10:54 PM
  23. pwscott's Avatar
    16gb may be enough for you, but remember that unlike your thunderbolt, you can not presently move apps to SD card on these phones. For me, I don't want to worry about capacity for any app I want to have on my device.
    There are other things that can use internal storage like large games and apps that default to writing their data to the sdcard versus the extsdcard. For me a $50 downed seems like an easy choice.

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    07-01-2013 10:59 PM
  24. sheepseaexplorer's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not a power user. I just plan on doing some customization with a launcher and pretty much using the same apps I have now. No movies or music.
    I don't have any apps on my sd card currently so that's not a problem.
    But yeah, like you said it's only a $50 difference which I guess isn't a lot but I'm splitting the cost with my parents so I'll think about it.
    Thank you both for your input.
    07-01-2013 11:05 PM
  25. MOliva's Avatar
    Verizon Website now saying the 32GB will ship on 7/5 and the price is $249

    Down $50 from what it was yesterday and and shipping 2 days later
    07-01-2013 11:20 PM
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