Originally posted by Prometeus
Originally posted by souro
Bought S4 today
Gr8, hows it!!!
So far quite good. I used a Samsung Galaxy Nexus before this. Even that was fast, but S4 is noticeably faster and smoother than that.
Although this phone has full HD display, but coming from 4.65" 720p display of Galaxy Nexus to 5.0" 1080i display of Galaxy S4, the difference in sharpness is not that dramatic. You can make out the difference, but you won't go 'wow' over the difference. S4 is much brighter though.
One really good thing about this phone, it has packed in a bigger screen, bigger battery, and better almost everything in a body which is slightly slimmer and lighter than S3. It's lighter than my Galaxy Nexus as well, although very slightly bigger (but it is slimmer than Nexus).
There are many nice things, but as is human tendency, we take note of our troubles more than the good things.
So, here are a few things which I'm finding a bit problematic:
1. The extremely thin bezels, especially the side ones. Anyone will say that's a good thing, even I used to wait for a time when phones will come with wafer thin bezels so that a bigger screen fits on a smaller body. But now that I have such a phone, I realise that it makes typing quite difficult, especially on the default Samsung virtual keyboard, whose keys are quite small. Pressing the buttons at the very edge (A, Q, etc.) was almost impossible. However, now that I've installed my favourite SwiftKey keyboard, that problem is not so much prominent as the buttons are bigger, so the margin of error is also higher. But still the problem is there.
Also, what such extremely thin bezels do is, they make handling the phone difficult. When you're holding the phone, some part of your fingertips tend to touch the front of the phone(at the very edge). Which in this case, because of lack of bezels, the edge becomes the screen and that means your fingertips touch some place on the touchscreen and something gets clicked or pops up. It's a bit annoying.
2. The touchscreen is extremely sensitive. While many might like it, I felt a little less sensitivity would've been better. It's almost like it gets clicked without even touching it (not exaggerating, that's almost what happens). A little more feedback to the user when he clicks something, would've been nice.
3. This one is not directly related to the phone, it's because of the Samsung flip cover. But since, most people will be using the Samsung flip cover along with their phone, it's pertinent. Once the flip cover is installed accessing the volume rocker becomes difficult because of the bulge that forms from flipping the cover back.
Edited by souro - 28 April 2013 at 10:43am