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  #940035 24-Nov-2013 23:20
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Hauswife: I recently broke my s4 digitizer and i'll tell you what, I didn't realize how much I relied on it. Such an amazing piece of technology. 


That sucks man! So the touch is no longer responsive on the screen?

 

 

 

Are you going to get it fixed

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  #940660 25-Nov-2013 21:01
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Hi guys

need quick advise, pbtech this evening selling S4 for $700. is it good purchase ? any advise ? are they better options for that money ?

Thanks for the advise.

 
 
 
 


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  #940663 25-Nov-2013 21:03
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I paid $750 for my S4 i9505 from Telecom, but that was with $250 discount for a 2 year contract. That seems like a pretty good price if it's NZ new, but I haven't done much research recently.

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  #940683 25-Nov-2013 21:06
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timmmay: I paid $750 for my S4 i9505 from Telecom, but that was with $250 discount for a 2 year contract. That seems like a pretty good price if it's NZ new, but I haven't done much research recently.

looks like new one as per posting though.  BTW do you recommend the phone ? are you happy with it?

BTW am currently using S3.Thanks

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  #940684 25-Nov-2013 21:06
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Check pricespy. That is parallel imported one frompbtech. Cheapest price lately was 747 with some free accessories or 713 from warehouse stationary if you price matched the dse price of 749. You can get cheaper than 700 on pricespy maybe but wouldn't be much cheaper. It's an ok price.




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  #940690 25-Nov-2013 21:12
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timmmay: I paid $750 for my S4 i9505 from Telecom, but that was with $250 discount for a 2 year contract. That seems like a pretty good price if it's NZ new, but I haven't done much research recently.

looks like new one as per posting though.  BTW do you recommend the phone ? are you happy with it?

BTW am currently using S3.Thanks


That's a good price from a company with a great reputation. I wouldn't buy parallel imported, not worth the hassle if something goes wrong, especially when you can get a discount on contract.

If $250 is really important to you, then go for it.

I used an S3 for a month or so. The S4 is a bit faster, a bit nicer, but honestly I think you should probably wait for the S5 to arrive in 6 months. You don't gain that much going from S3 to S4, but S3 to S5 would probably be a nice jump.

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  #940697 25-Nov-2013 21:29
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Yes s4 is awesome. But if you have an s3 id wait for s5 or z1f mini.




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  #940699 25-Nov-2013 21:33
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thanks guys, will wait then :)

probably i should have known better , so far 80 pages only in this thread!! S3 hundreds of pages same time :)

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  #941419 27-Nov-2013 07:12
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Kitkat 4.4 Google Play Edition for the S4 is out. Anyone tried it?

 

Seems to me the google play edition ROM is probably the safest, most reliable way to avoid Knox and get to Android 4.4.

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  #941495 27-Nov-2013 09:31
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timmmay: Kitkat 4.4 Google Play Edition for the S4 is out. Anyone tried it? Seems to me the google play edition ROM is probably the safest, most reliable way to avoid Knox and get to Android 4.4.


Ive got 4.3 using Echoe rom, you just flash a zip in recovery. Its a samsung touchwiz based rom, and 4.3 feels alot faster

And yes it didnt touch knox

 

 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2372286

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  #941514 27-Nov-2013 09:46
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timmmay: Kitkat 4.4 Google Play Edition for the S4 is out. Anyone tried it? Seems to me the google play edition ROM is probably the safest, most reliable way to avoid Knox and get to Android 4.4.


Ive got 4.3 using Echoe rom, you just flash a zip in recovery. Its a samsung touchwiz based rom, and 4.3 feels alot faster

And yes it didnt touch knox   http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2372286


I might skip it for 4.4. I can't see any really big advantages, and while I've flashed ROMs on my tablet I'll keep that to a minimum with my phone - breaking it would be more of a problem for me.

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  #941678 27-Nov-2013 12:32
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timmmay:
Yabanize:
timmmay: Kitkat 4.4 Google Play Edition for the S4 is out. Anyone tried it? Seems to me the google play edition ROM is probably the safest, most reliable way to avoid Knox and get to Android 4.4.


Ive got 4.3 using Echoe rom, you just flash a zip in recovery. Its a samsung touchwiz based rom, and 4.3 feels alot faster

And yes it didnt touch knox   http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2372286


I might skip it for 4.4. I can't see any really big advantages, and while I've flashed ROMs on my tablet I'll keep that to a minimum with my phone - breaking it would be more of a problem for me.


Try Echoe, Its basicly normal samsung 4.3 without knox and some features added. Performance is alot better then 4.2.2

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  #941689 27-Nov-2013 12:52
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Echoe seems to have masses of mods and features, and some crud. Eg 15 different styles of battery meter, modifications to the SMS app, extra keyboard, etc, etc.

Given the risk flashing a custom rom I've never heard of before onto my only phone, and that it works perfectly right now, I suspect I won't bother with it unless there are some real benefits. Phone is a tool not a toy for me.

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  #941984 28-Nov-2013 08:46
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S4 not to big. It's a perfect fit for me.

Battery life is easily two days with normal use. Juice Defender Pro installed.

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  #943699 1-Dec-2013 14:40
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anyone tried the GE 4.4 yet, just about to flash now, already using CM 11 kitkat and its fast




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