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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So far i have not come across any site which has specied about LED notificatiion on Galaxy S4.
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Could be wrong, but I think I saw one in one of the pre release leaked videos. It was smaller than the GS3 and GNex light, and in the upper left.
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If history serves me right I saw it on one of the reviews from inside Radio City ..
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Remember seeing it on one hands on video..
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Has there been any further information on this. Such as brightness, power, etc.?
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It has a notification LED.
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It has a notification LED.
Thanks... I'm happy it has an LED Notification.
What I'm looking for is if anyone has found any specs on the LED?
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Why does it matter? #justcurious
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I have heard it has a smaller and lower powered light which doesn't give as strong an LED as the S3.
Further I also heard of a possibility in it having multi colour by default without additional software support such as GoSMS.
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I have heard it has a smaller and lower powered light which doesn't give as strong an LED as the S3.
Further I also heard of a possibility in it having multi colour by default without additional software support such as GoSMS.
I would think so, since S3 can do multi colors without an app.

Can't speak to the strength of the led.
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I would think so, since S3 can do multi colors without an app.

Can't speak to the strength of the led.
I didn't think the S3's SMS App did multi colour notification, hence why some use GoSMS with it's individual colour LED's.
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I didn't think the S3's SMS App did multi colour notification, hence why some use GoSMS with it's individual colour LED's.
Ah, well if your asking if the S3 native apps use the function, no they don't.
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Ah, well if your asking if the S3 native apps use the function, no they don't.
Yes, which is one of the reasons I am looking into obtaining info on whether or not the S4's SMS App will have multi.
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It does. In the 'My Device' tab of Settings, there is LED Indicator menu option with red, green and blue dots for the icon.

Found the video again, check this video at 3:47
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Why does it matter? #justcurious

So that you know you missed a call, text, etc without turning the screen on. I had the GS2 with no LED notification light, and I hated that it didn't have it. The original Galaxy S's did! WTH!

Tried noled app, but it was more of a pain than a help.
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You can also see it real good in this video at 1:41

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxmsEfrB5pU
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There's a better one here ~ Galaxy S4 In-Depth First Impressions *Samsung Unpacked 2013* - YouTube
Look especially at 1:28 where the reviewer gives a meaningfull explanation of all the radios at the top of the handset and at 2:50 they then show and mention the RGB LED.

I still though have not found anything further on whether or not this LED can do separate colours for SMS like GoSMS does.
I know believe my source to be incorrect.
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There's a better one here ~ Galaxy S4 In-Depth First Impressions *Samsung Unpacked 2013* - YouTube
Look especially at 1:28 where the reviewer gives a meaningfull explanation of all the radios at the top of the handset and at 2:50 they then show and mention the RGB LED.

I still though have not found anything further on whether or not this LED can do separate colours for SMS like GoSMS does.
I know believe my source to be incorrect.
The GS3 LED light was able to change colors. I don't see any reason why this should be different.
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The GS3 LED light was able to change colors. I don't see any reason why this should be different.
Yes but not in the default SMS App. That is part what I am saying, nothing has moved on from the S3.
The only way to have multi coloured LED'S under SMS is by using 3rd party Apps such as Go SMS.
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I hate the stock messaging apps anyway! I can't stand the bubbles.
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Thanks... I'm happy it has an LED Notification.
What I'm looking for is if anyone has found any specs on the LED?

Are you talking about for text messages? Or just in general? I downloaded the Go SMS Pro App. You’re able to change the colors of the LED for general text msgs, and you could also set individual LED colors for any of your contacts. You can also adjust the speed of the blinking. J
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download NOLED.way better. at a quick glance at your screen you can see a pic of every notice you have, from any app you have.
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I like LightFlow Lite (free version).
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download NOLED.way better. at a quick glance at your screen you can see a pic of every notice you have, from any app you have.
Hated it. It would "catch" my texts as soon as the phone received one. It would immediately stop the notification sound, turn the screen back off, and start flashing the missed text icon. I'm like..bitch! I didn't miss a text! You stole it!!
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Hated it. It would "catch" my texts as soon as the phone received one. It would immediately stop the notification sound, turn the screen back off, and start flashing the missed text icon. I'm like..bitch! I didn't miss a text! You stole it!!
that never happens to me. but i customed each app to show what i wanted. Not sure if thats the difference. But that never happens to me. And i love being able to see at a quick glance where the notification is from, from txts to words with friends to facebook.
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I did all that, too. Tinkered with it for a few weeks and gave up. Maybe it works better now? This was probably 1.5 yr ago on my GS2.
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well, yes, I only downloaded it a few weeks ago.
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I just looked at NOLED. I'm curious why you'd want to see it on the screen, rather than use the actual notification LED? If you didn't like that one, just check out Lite Flow Lite. I think I first heard about it on Droid Life.. or maybe it was on here. But I get the impression that it is the main/ top app that people use for this.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rageconsulting.android.lightflowlit e&hl=en
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NoLED is a good option for phones that dont have LEDs, but it is a battery drain, and I dont see a reason to use it on a phone with an LED
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I tried LightFlow, but it was too intrusive on the process - seemed like it was always 'in the way'. I'm using Light Manager now and really like it. You set it to control the led the way you want, and then you never have to see it again.
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simple. I work in an office. My phone is across the room a lot of the time. you cant always see the light. And what if I have 4-5 different apps giving me notifications? Do i have to wait for the colors to rotate? Once quick glance, and i can see them all. I like it way more that lite flow, or any other light led manager.

Do i have 3 txts waiting? 4? 10? 1? with LED all you know is you have one. NOLED tells me how many.
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simple. I work in an office. My phone is across the room a lot of the time. you cant always see the light. And what if I have 4-5 different apps giving me notifications? Do i have to wait for the colors to rotate? Once quick glance, and i can see them all. I like it way more that lite flow, or any other light led manager.

Do i have 3 txts waiting? 4? 10? 1? with LED all you know is you have one. NOLED tells me how many.
You like/want/need more info about your notifications than I do.

I'm a fairly 'basic' kind of guy.
I have notifications, or I don't.
If have notifications, I'm either going to check them now, or I'm not.
'How many' just doesn't even come in to play for me.

I think that's one of those 'to each his own' things.
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simple. I work in an office. My phone is across the room a lot of the time. you cant always see the light. And what if I have 4-5 different apps giving me notifications? Do i have to wait for the colors to rotate? Once quick glance, and i can see them all. I like it way more that lite flow, or any other light led manager.

Do i have 3 txts waiting? 4? 10? 1? with LED all you know is you have one. NOLED tells me how many.
That makes sense. It's not what I need right now, but if I ever found myself in a similar situation, I might give it a try. So if you have a notification, does the screen stay on until your clear it? Granted, most of it is just black. But how does that do on your battery life?
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i have it set to stay on, but its got settings to where you can have it shut off at any time frame you want. I dont notice it being a hog for battery, but I also rarely am away from a charger to have to worry about it, I have a wireless charging pad at my desk, and at home, and a plug in the car. So my phone is rarely away from a charger long enough for me to notice.
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