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Unread post by Nephron » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:04 am

Pre-ordered with Verizon today

Weeeeeeeeeeeee

My Droid 3 is so old and busted. All the new qwerty phones are terrible, so I am forced to give up my love of a physical keyboard. Looking forward to seeing how games and what not run on this new toy.
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Unread post by Lanarchy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:40 pm

Nice. 5 of us at my job have the S3. The S4 should be fantastic.

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Unread post by Zathu » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:36 pm

Nephron wrote:I am forced to give up my love of a physical keyboard.
You'll be over it in like a week

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Re: Galaxy S4

Unread post by tyrelie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:50 pm

I've got an S3, great phone. My worry is, as hard as it is on the stock battery (I have a much larger after market one) I kind of worry about quick that new beast of a CPU is going to suck juice.
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Unread post by Zathu » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:10 am

It has a 2600mah battery vs. the S3's 2100mah, probably to keep it about even.

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Unread post by Blacktwin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:59 am

There was a post about the S4's available memory stating that 45% of the on board 16gb comes already used by Samsung and it's apps. So you get about 9gb to work with out of the box. I guess that it really is a moot point if it accepts an external SD card.
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Re: Galaxy S4

Unread post by Nephron » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:07 pm

Right, it isn't a big deal at all because of the SD slot. Similar situation on my Droid 3 and Samsung tab.
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Unread post by Lanarchy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:46 pm

And the new versions of Android let you disable built-in apps. So, really, the internal memory doesn't matter.

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Unread post by Nephron » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:41 pm

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Really?

That would be amazing. I have not heard of such things. I figured I would have to root it or something.
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Unread post by Zathu » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:47 pm

You can root it and delete the apks from /system/app to both get them off and get the space back.

External SD cards are a bit less useful these days because you can't move apps to them anymore (think big games). Good for camera images and music though. There are some hacks to get around that limitation, but they're quirky.

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:08 pm

Yea, with the new versions of Android, you can natively disable any app, even built-in ones. Of course, I expect Verizon to not allow that and remove that functionality. But Android itself lets you disable the bloatware. Not totally uninstall it, but disable it, keep it from running, and updating.

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Re: Galaxy S4

Unread post by Maxim » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:38 am

Lanarchy wrote:But Android itself lets you disable the bloatware. Not totally uninstall it, but disable it, keep it from running, and updating.
This is awesome for those devices that haven't been rooted yet. Definitely a fine interim solution.

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