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    September 3, 2013

    BWB TV: Samsung Galaxy S4 Review – Long-term (video)

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been among us for almost four months now, and all the reviews have been written and posted. But that‘s not where the buck stops. You generally use a smartphone for about two years, and we thought we would explore this long-term relationship you have with your beloved device.

    We have used the Galaxy S4 for several months now, so here are our thoughts on how it is to use for an extended period of time. You should check out or original full written review here, which we posted after release. Check out the video after the break:

    Let us know how you have experienced the device after a couple of months‘ use in the comments below.

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    • Dinny

      Here are a few of my comments regarding the phone-
      -Phone lags a lot on some apps.
      -The phone (part for making calls)itself is frustrating as its slow to respond, especially when you have to end a call quickly, takes a while for the phone to register the tapping of the end call button.
      -The phone tends to reboot sometimes when you try launch the camera, which is irritating when you have to take an immediate picture and it reboots.
      -DO NOT drop the phone under any circumstance, even though the polycarbonate shell is very slippery compounded worse if your hand has any moisture. Dropping the phone almost guarantees a cracked screen. Makes one wonder if that is the reason for the ADH warranty.
      -Dropped calls now and then.

      Other than that its not a bad phone, very gimmicky which I have disabled most of them.

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        I noticed the same issues. The gimmicks in the features are utterly useless, and that is what slows down the device so much.

      • sgs2

        Sadly have to agree with all these. I find that killing all running applications before starting the camera app prevents the reboots. Read a few places on xda that low ram forces a reboot. Been working but not cool.

        Running CM 10.2 on the trusty S2 just to see what it’s like, it’s so good that I I find myself wondering why I ‘upgraded’ in the first place :-/

    • Pietpins

      No more Samsung for me. Over last few months my own and my wife’s Samsungs (S1 and S2) stopped working. Vodacom and MTN found “liquid damage” and declined to honour warranty. Phones were used in circumstances similar to those under which we both used Nokia and Sony phones over last 15 years. Atmospheric humidity seems to have caused the problem. How can these phones operate in countries with higher humidity than SA?

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        That’s strange, I’ve never heard of that problem in SA. I guess it speaks volumes about the build quality of the Samsungs.