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  # 813332 7-May-2013 22:19
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Well for those who doubt:

http://bgr.com/2013/05/06/galaxy-s4-release-date-att-32gb/

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  # 813398 7-May-2013 23:54
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You can open from there, tap on the message and an empty box shows up, swipe to unlock in that box and it will open in the message app.



Thanks. What a stupid feature. How can that be better than just swiping up from the message widget at the bottom of the screen.

I totally agree! But that's the way 4.2 works... It's the same on the nexus 7 and has taken some getting used to.
I actually just swipe down the notifications bar and get to it from there.


On stock 4.2 that empty box had the lock icon to swipe or pattern unlock so it made a whole lot more sense.

 
 
 
 


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  # 813835 8-May-2013 17:31
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Wanam has release his first S4 ROM for i9500

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  # 813854 8-May-2013 18:03
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be interesting to see what transpires in the way of support for both phones given all the discussion on XDA.

I still think this S4 release is a mess and there shouldn't be 2 offerings, plus all the follow ons.

Will be interesting to watch how the Octa Exynos is developed, or not as the case maybe. Still in 2 minds whether to get the Octa but in no hurry at this stage




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  # 814185 9-May-2013 08:46
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Ordered the Spigen Neo Hybrid for the S4.. It will probably arrive before my phone does! :(

Guys, i saw a video review which stated the S4 does not have an autocorrect function for messages, emails etc? Is this correct? Seems a little strange its not a default feature on such a phone.

I'll be moving from a One X so I dont know if this is standard for the Galaxy range?

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  # 814273 9-May-2013 09:55
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freitasm: I know the handset is out already but got this video from Samsung today so I will post it here anyway:



That autoscroll scares me. I can see myself standing there swearing at the phone trying to get the page to stay still :)

does the eye recognition for viewing work with glasses?

Also the back to back music touching thing - not fair - I dont have ll friends




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  # 814283 9-May-2013 10:00
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JohnnyDrama: Ordered the Spigen Neo Hybrid for the S4.. It will probably arrive before my phone does! :(

Guys, i saw a video review which stated the S4 does not have an autocorrect function for messages, emails etc? Is this correct? Seems a little strange its not a default feature on such a phone.

I'll be moving from a One X so I dont know if this is standard for the Galaxy range?


it certainly isn't standard, I see some are just getting another one off play store. I would assume this wasn't meant to be and will be rectified as it makes little sense




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  # 814533 9-May-2013 14:25
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I have to say I bought the HTC One yesterday, and I am DAMN Impressed. Their software and polish beyond reproach, if the HTC had expandable memory and a better power button, I think I'd be selling my Galaxy S4. I love it, but the HTC is something to behold.

Here are some things that I did to make my S4 much better after looking at the HTC.

1) Used the HTC Lock screen and Wallpaper
2) Turned off SVoice home button activation.
3) CHANGED MY FONT SIZE TO SMALL!!! Much nicer and sharper now.

Apparently there is an update for the SnapDragon S4 which improves performance. In 2 hours of using the HTC I haven't noticed a Single MS of lag moving around. The S4 does have some. It's very minor but annoying.

Being Lazy, do I require root to change my lock screen. I hate the Samsung one with the widgets.

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  # 814540 9-May-2013 14:40
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networkn: I have to say I bought the HTC One yesterday, and I am DAMN Impressed. Their software and polish beyond reproach, if the HTC had expandable memory and a better power button, I think I'd be selling my Galaxy S4. I love it, but the HTC is something to behold.

Here are some things that I did to make my S4 much better after looking at the HTC.

1) Used the HTC Lock screen and Wallpaper
2) Turned off SVoice home button activation.
3) CHANGED MY FONT SIZE TO SMALL!!! Much nicer and sharper now.

Apparently there is an update for the SnapDragon S4 which improves performance. In 2 hours of using the HTC I haven't noticed a Single MS of lag moving around. The S4 does have some. It's very minor but annoying.

Being Lazy, do I require root to change my lock screen. I hate the Samsung one with the widgets.


No you don't need root. Just install from Google Play.

After playing with an S4 for a bit I noticed the jerkiness when swiping between homecreens, it was terrible. That issue has been around since they introduced Touchwiz UX.

I personally think it's a great launcher, lag not withstanding and use it on my GNex.

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  # 814543 9-May-2013 14:44
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Networkn just a quick question, I haven't had a chance to have a look at the HTC one IRL but form the looks it has capacitive buttons meaning the actual view-able size of screen is much less that S4, is this right or are my eyes playing tricks.




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  # 814547 9-May-2013 14:51
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jeffnz: Networkn just a quick question, I haven't had a chance to have a look at the HTC one IRL but form the looks it has capacitive buttons meaning the actual view-able size of screen is much less that S4, is this right or are my eyes playing tricks.


If I am understanding you correctly then yes that is the case. If you are in Auckland, you are welcome to have a play with my one. It's worth getting a hands on with. It's probably one of the most impressive smart phones I've ever seen and I've owned 50+ phones. 


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jeffnz: Networkn just a quick question, I haven't had a chance to have a look at the HTC one IRL but form the looks it has capacitive buttons meaning the actual view-able size of screen is much less that S4, is this right or are my eyes playing tricks.


I think you mean onscreen buttons? It does not. Although in the case of apps that have no overflow button a menu softkey will appear at the bottom of the screen. I suspect this will be fixed in an upcoming software update.

The full screen area is otherwise used.



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jeffnz: Networkn just a quick question, I haven't had a chance to have a look at the HTC one IRL but form the looks it has capacitive buttons meaning the actual view-able size of screen is much less that S4, is this right or are my eyes playing tricks.


I think you mean onscreen buttons? It does not. Although in the case of apps that have no overflow button a menu softkey will appear at the bottom of the screen. I suspect this will be fixed in an upcoming software update.

The full screen area is otherwise used.


Sorry then I did misunderstand his question :) 



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  # 814550 9-May-2013 14:57
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bradstewart:
jeffnz: Networkn just a quick question, I haven't had a chance to have a look at the HTC one IRL but form the looks it has capacitive buttons meaning the actual view-able size of screen is much less that S4, is this right or are my eyes playing tricks.


I think you mean onscreen buttons? It does not. Although in the case of apps that have no overflow button a menu softkey will appear at the bottom of the screen. I suspect this will be fixed in an upcoming software update.

The full screen area is otherwise used.


One thing that really is driving me crazy, is having to touch the top of the phone to get the screen on and off again. It's terrible designed and not particularly reliable from my limited experience. 

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