Summary: I've tried to learn to love the TW interface, but for all it's bells and whistles, it does little more than slow the phone down and suck up storage and processing resources. This phone comes loaded with tons of bloatware, much of which can't be uninstalled. NFL app? Samsung Games? Picture Album app? Why can't I remove this useless stuff I don't want? My 32 GB device has about 8 GB of stuff I don't want and can't remove.
Pros: good hardware specs
Cons: Did not meet expectations, bloatware that cannot be removed
Summary: This phone was going to be the first good one ever made by mobile producers. Unfortunately, all seem to purposely invest cheaper in the accessories, and that is a shame for all the money they do and get from us. Samsung would have made the difference, but failed about the phone's accessories.
Excerpt: S4 done the job in decent way. But I am waiting to compare it with s5. I hope its not gona disappoint. . There is heat up problem in s4 . I dont know when its gona fix by samsung. More over samsung don't have that much updated application. S3 user can use the same applications like we are using.
Summary: I loved my Galaxy S4 until it was upgraded to Android 4.3. I use my phone a lot for texting and looking things up on the web. Android 4.3 really messed up the typing program. The program now puts in words that only it recognizes not what I type in unless I save it to my recognized words. Had I known how bad Android 4.3 would be I would have bought an iPhone.
Summary: This phone is know better then the S3. I am a new customer as of 8/9/13 and has had 3 S3 devices because they all were defected. Then I was sent the S4 and this phone is know better. After a while, the phone stop ringing, the battery don't last a half a day and when you plug it in, the power shuts off by itself. I have always wanted a S3 or S4 but with all the problems, they can have it. I WOULDNT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO KNOW ONE!!!!!!!
Summary: I spent the extra money for the Active S4 because it is "waterproof" (thought this would be nice if my 2 year spilled something on it) and it had the Gorilla glass 2. After just 2 months, this phone took a tumble of about 18 inches and the screen shattered. I had a protective case on the phone. The phone still works, so I haven't made an insurance claim, as that requires a $200 deductible for the tier the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on.
Summary: I have read so many good things about the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Active. My wife got the S4, and I got the Active. Our settings are basically identical with email and messaging, but hers works. Mine doesn't. The phone is slippery, and nothing about it seems to be "heavy duty" like you might expect. Also the volume buttons are directly in line with the lock/unlock button, and there's no way to keep from clicking the wrong one.
Pros: good camera , great display
Cons: some complicated settings , some things not working correctly
Summary: I have been an iPhone user for years and decided to jump over to Samsung. The poor battery life on the iPhone was after the upgrade of IOS7. BIG mistake! The Galaxy S4 is a beautiful phone, but it stops at the battery life and very poor video quality when watching movies/tv shows. I have tried everything to get a better video quality to no avail and my battery will charge up on a wall charger, but not while connected to the PC (using same cord).