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#157186 22-Nov-2014 16:12
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So my s4 screen just went into fuzzy color lines and then blank. I restarted it and nothing. Hope I can get me data out with a cable. No cga or anything as it was bought in jbhifi Australia.

Had swore by the moon and the stars I'd stay away from samsung but I see that DSE and NL have the s5 for 599!
So - what else can I get that is as good, or that's cheaper by a lot.

I need these for my phone
- good browsing - hence also 4G
- not slippery as I use one handed without a case
- I have small hands so as small as possible with as big a screen as possible
- reliable - lives depend on it

Thinking of a nexus 5 from justwow but I don't know how long it will take to ship




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  #1181312 22-Nov-2014 16:27
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"Lives depend on it" would suggest buying from a reputable retailer may be a good idea. How old is the S4? Sounds like a hardware issue but may be worth checking out properly.

I'd stay with Samsung just because I like the front hardware button. 

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  #1181314 22-Nov-2014 16:32
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18 mths. Did u have the s4? I hate it bcos every app i use is very laggy to open (I am not a very patient man I must say, but, but ...) . But the internet says th s5 is far superior even though the screen size is the same.




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  #1181320 22-Nov-2014 16:46
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I have the S4, I find it fine and apps open fast enough, though I have a custom ROM based on Touchwiz. Touchwiz has a reputation for slowing it down. You could try Google edition or similar, if it's not borked. The new ART VM should speed opening times too, once it's available, which could be months.

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  #1181322 22-Nov-2014 16:47
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joker97: So my s4 screen just went into fuzzy color lines and then blank. I restarted it and nothing. Hope I can get me data out with a cable. No cga or anything as it was bought in jbhifi Australia.

Had swore by the moon and the stars I'd stay away from samsung but I see that DSE and NL have the s5 for 599!
So - what else can I get that is as good, or that's cheaper by a lot.

I need these for my phone
- good browsing - hence also 4G
- not slippery as I use one handed without a case
- I have small hands so as small as possible with as big a screen as possible
- reliable - lives depend on it

Thinking of a nexus 5 from justwow but I don't know how long it will take to ship


Actually S5 is $598 at DSE so my friend went to warehouse stationery and got them to beat the price by 5% and got it for $568.10 last night. 




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  #1181326 22-Nov-2014 16:55
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I have an S5 and it is awesome highly recommend it.

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  #1181336 22-Nov-2014 17:03
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sidders80:
joker97: So my s4 screen just went into fuzzy color lines and then blank. I restarted it and nothing. Hope I can get me data out with a cable. No cga or anything as it was bought in jbhifi Australia.

Had swore by the moon and the stars I'd stay away from samsung but I see that DSE and NL have the s5 for 599!
So - what else can I get that is as good, or that's cheaper by a lot.

I need these for my phone
- good browsing - hence also 4G
- not slippery as I use one handed without a case
- I have small hands so as small as possible with as big a screen as possible
- reliable - lives depend on it

Thinking of a nexus 5 from justwow but I don't know how long it will take to ship


Actually S5 is $598 at DSE so my friend went to warehouse stationery and got them to beat the price by 5% and got it for $568.10 last night. 


Hmm ... More and more tempting ... !




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  #1181338 22-Nov-2014 17:06
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timmmay: I have the S4, I find it fine and apps open fast enough, though I have a custom ROM based on Touchwiz. Touchwiz has a reputation for slowing it down. You could try Google edition or similar, if it's not borked. The new ART VM should speed opening times too, once it's available, which could be months.


Does s5 have art?




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  #1181339 22-Nov-2014 17:12
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I don't think so, but I'm 99% sure the Android 5 version of S5 Touchwiz will have ART.

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  #1181894 24-Nov-2014 09:02
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Sony Z3 compact? The screen size is a bit smaller than the S4, but this also means the whole package is also a bit smaller making 1 handed operation very nice.  The S4 is just manageable for me (95% of the time) as a 1 handed device.  The Z3c is essentially top of the line hw (apart from the screen) in a small form factor. 

Battery life on these things are pretty epic compared to a S4, the only thing really missing is Qi charging.

[edit]  Another one to consider would be a LG G2, 'same' internals as a Nexus 5, bigger screen, bigger battery in same size form factor [/edit]

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  #1182052 24-Nov-2014 11:49
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decided to defect to ios so I can call my mother. (who only appears to know how to use face time and nothing else. nothing.) *sobs *waaaaa




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  #1182057 24-Nov-2014 11:56
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joker97: decided to defect to ios so I can call my mother. (who only appears to know how to use face time and nothing else. nothing.) *sobs *waaaaa


On the plus side you get to act superior and condescending to anyone not using an iOS device, without having to justify any reason - so you can look forward to that.

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  #1182062 24-Nov-2014 12:08
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I am looking forward to no more wasting time customizing the phone into oblivion and spending time actually doing other stuff ... let's hope I don't go down the path of jailbreaking. tried it once on an iphone 4 and just about died from extreme hassle and nothing worked




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  #1182064 24-Nov-2014 12:10
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wasabi2k:
joker97: decided to defect to ios so I can call my mother. (who only appears to know how to use face time and nothing else. nothing.) *sobs *waaaaa


On the plus side you get to act superior and condescending to anyone not using an iOS device, without having to justify any reason - so you can look forward to that.


This made a fairly crappy day a little less crappy, thanks :) 


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wasabi2k:
joker97: decided to defect to ios so I can call my mother. (who only appears to know how to use face time and nothing else. nothing.) *sobs *waaaaa


On the plus side you get to act superior and condescending to anyone not using an iOS device, without having to justify any reason - so you can look forward to that.


Funny that's how Android users make me feel as an iOS user. 

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  #1182071 24-Nov-2014 12:19
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I have lined up a G3 to buy ... but family comes first. my wife can also facetime me, and spy on my schedule




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