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  Reply # 805375 25-Apr-2013 11:23
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I've also had a hands on with the S4.

It's lighter than the S3 and you can feel it.
The screen looks really good too.
It has a slightly more square feel to it as well, not as rounded as the S3 - really nice feel
The hover preview is a nice feature and works quite well
It also has a scroll feature using your head - tip head up/down - page scrolls

Overall, not a bad device from the (too short ) time I had with it.




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  Reply # 805478 25-Apr-2013 15:44
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qraider: I've also had a hands on with the S4.

It's lighter than the S3 and you can feel it.
The screen looks really good too.
It has a slightly more square feel to it as well, not as rounded as the S3 - really nice feel
The hover preview is a nice feature and works quite well
It also has a scroll feature using your head - tip head up/down - page scrolls

Overall, not a bad device from the (too short ) time I had with it.


Why isn't there an emoticon for drooling?

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  Reply # 805491 25-Apr-2013 16:05
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qraider: I've also had a hands on with the S4.

It's lighter than the S3 and you can feel it.
The screen looks really good too.
It has a slightly more square feel to it as well, not as rounded as the S3 - really nice feel
The hover preview is a nice feature and works quite well
It also has a scroll feature using your head - tip head up/down - page scrolls

Overall, not a bad device from the (too short ) time I had with it.


does the screen colour look tinted like the galaxy s2




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  Reply # 805504 25-Apr-2013 17:03
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  Reply # 805525 25-Apr-2013 17:35
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I have also had hands on time - a very nice device and in my opinion a big step up.  Still prefer the size of my Note II, but if I hadn't been spoiled by it I wouldn't hesitate in buying the S4.  Screen is very nice, it feels better than the s3 and it is so light!

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  Reply # 805526 25-Apr-2013 17:36
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joker97: does the screen colour look tinted like the galaxy s2


I *think* I know what you mean about the s2, and if it is the case then no.  Looks much more like the Note 2 in terms of colour, but maybe not quite as colourful. Definitely sharper though!

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  Reply # 805547 25-Apr-2013 18:42
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Dick smith has changed their plan.

As of today we have been telling customers that Dick Smith in general will not have the S4 on launch day, all stock has been sent to the Silvia park store, about 80 units of both black and white.

If you want to get a S4 outright that would be your best bet if you live in that area, if you don't you can go to your local dse and place a pre-order and get 10% of accessories.

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  Reply # 805558 25-Apr-2013 19:09
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kiwitrc: Confirming Wolfson DAC in the S4.  


Note this is only for the Octa version, not the one we're getting here in NZ.




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  Reply # 805785 26-Apr-2013 09:47
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joker97:
qraider: I've also had a hands on with the S4.

It's lighter than the S3 and you can feel it.
The screen looks really good too.
It has a slightly more square feel to it as well, not as rounded as the S3 - really nice feel
The hover preview is a nice feature and works quite well
It also has a scroll feature using your head - tip head up/down - page scrolls

Overall, not a bad device from the (too short ) time I had with it.


does the screen colour look tinted like the galaxy s2


The screen colour looks great! Really nice ... well to my tired old eyes anyway :)

It seems crisper than the Note 2 (probably due to the increase in dpi). I didn't get to try the different settings so I've no idea what they look like unfortunately.




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  Reply # 805847 26-Apr-2013 11:13
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NZtechfreak:
kiwitrc: Confirming Wolfson DAC in the S4.  


Note this is only for the Octa version, not the one we're getting here in NZ.


Yeah read that, but no mention that the other version is getting something different.

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  Reply # 805859 26-Apr-2013 11:42
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kiwitrc:
NZtechfreak:
kiwitrc: Confirming Wolfson DAC in the S4.  


Note this is only for the Octa version, not the one we're getting here in NZ.


Yeah read that, but no mention that the other version is getting something different.


It is. It will have the standard Qualcomm SoC-bundled DAC. Supercurio has already done a Voodoo Report analysis of the 600 version confirming this.




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  Reply # 805861 26-Apr-2013 11:45
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Thanks NZTF, in that case I think I will stick with my S3 for now.

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  Reply # 805862 26-Apr-2013 11:46
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awesome ... i will now officially stick with my S2 :D




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  Reply # 805864 26-Apr-2013 11:47
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joker97: awesome ... i will now officially stick with my S2 :D


The S2 doesnt have Wolfson either, but I guess you know that.

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  Reply # 805867 26-Apr-2013 11:54
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Anyone know if the likes of Clove will be getting the Octa at any stage, or any online retailer for that matter?
I really want to get the Octa, but also want to future-proof myself with getting an LTE device.

I think I read somewhere that the Exynos version is actually LTE capable, but it just hasn't been enabled? Is this correct? If that is the case, would it just be a simple baseband firmware update in the future?



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