"Very smart phone."4.5 starson by us78749
Pros: Latest state of the art.
Cons: It takes time getting used to where the on/off button is at after using an iPhone for several years.
Summary: After extensive research I decided on the Galaxy S4. I have just finished the 396 page manual I printed out from online. I have no complaints. On the average I think this is the best phone on the market for me. That will not apply to everyone. There are areas where the iPhone will be better and areas where the HTC One will be better. The 64 GB SD card I installed has a lot to do with it. Then the amazingly spacious screen is impressive. The Galaxy is as large as a phone can get and still practically fit in my belt pouch where it is safe and secure. A decent review here would be extensive. The information is out there if you care to do your homework.As much as I like the Samsung Galaxy S4, my problems have been excessive. I'll soon be getting my 4th replacement. I'm fairly certain a defective phone is replaced with one that has been repaired and may still have problems. If you have the monthly service plan you get the replacement before you send the defective phone in for repair. If you have a prepaid play you will have to be without a phone for about 2 weeks while the repair or replacement is accomplished. Contacting and dealing with tech support is time consuming. The last problem took 6 hours to resolve before I got permission to ship the phone in for repair. Then there is another hour for shipping.
Updated on Jan 2, 2014
I like the software on the Galaxy S4 but iPhone is definitely ahead of Samsung on software. My friends with iPhones are doing many things I cannot do yet.
Updated on Feb 24, 2014My Samsung Galaxy S4 has broken 4 times. Each time I'm without the phone for about 10 days. I am now waiting for my 5th phone. The phones will work for a while and then they heat up and drain the battery in about 90 minutes. Sometimes they just stop working. I had the monthly service plan for several months but the data connection did not work in my area except with WIFI. So the monthly service plans served no purpose. I dropped it for the prepay plan where I depend on WIFI for email and Internet access. It works better for me that way when the phone is working. The Samsung Galaxy has been a serious disaster for me so far. Maybe I'll eventually get lucky and get a good phone. If you get a good phone you will like it. If not, the service is not good. You will need a backup phone while the Samsung Galaxy is in for repair.