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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Working in a cellphone dealership sure has it's perks! Today we got our S4 demo's, and I've taken som pictures to share with y'all.










The screen is gorgeous!


I'm taking this phone home today, and I'll be writing a quick review once I get home. Let me know in this thread if there are any specific features you'd like me to test out!
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Woooooooooooooooooooooooo

Does this mean i will defo get my S4 from my local carphone branch this Friday then - made even better knowing i get a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 thrown in as well lol
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello AF!

Working in a cellphone dealership sure has it's perks! Today we got our S4 demo's, and I've taken som pictures to share with y'all.










The screen is gorgeous!


I'm taking this phone home today, and I'll be writing a quick review once I get home. Let me know in this thread if there are any specific features you'd like me to test out!
does it still feel as plasticy?
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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does it still feel as plasticy?
I'll be going over this is my review, but it does feel a lot better than the S3! The backplate sits better, the phone doesn't make squeaky sounds when you twist on it. The power and volume buttons are in aluminum, which does give the entire phone a better quality-feel to it.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 07:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be going over this is my review, but it does feel a lot better than the S3! The backplate sits better, the phone doesn't make squeaky sounds when you twist on it. The power and volume buttons are in aluminum, which does give the entire phone a better quality-feel to it.
Sounds and looks good - lets hope it lives up to the hype
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The power and volume buttons are in aluminum
Alumin-i-um sorry couldn't resist !


You are one lucky son of a b**** !!
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I actually dreamed about the S4 and of getting mine last night not sure if this is good or bad.
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Alumin-i-um sorry couldn't resist !


You are one lucky son of a b**** !!
Actually I didn't know you write it like that in english. It's "aluminium" in Norwegian too, but I've always written the english one like you pronounce it :P
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How is the screen of the s4 compared to note 2? I don't like pentile..
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How is the screen of the s4 compared to note 2? I don't like pentile..
I am very curious of this as well. I thought the Note 2 with its RGB matrix and ability to choose one of the four screen pre-sets made the screen much more enjoyable (for me) compared to my S3.

Also, if you don't mind mentioning in your review, I would like to know if they improved on the dimness of the S3. Professional reviews have mentioned they have....but to what extent I am not certain.

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Tell me you work for sprint and customers can pick up their phones early?
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You lucky... Keep us updated!
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Telenor, Norway... sorry
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Actually it is aluminium everywhere - US scientists agreed to give up aluminum and everyone else sacrificed sulphur (or so my university chemistry teacher had us believe, never did check the veracity of their info!).
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Actually I didn't know you write it like that in english. It's "aluminium" in Norwegian too, but I've always written the english one like you pronounce it :P
But as Barry lives in Scotland, chances are he pronounces it "aluminium"

("aluminum" is the American pronounciation).
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 12:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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But as Barry lives in Scotland, chances are he pronounces it "aluminium"

("aluminum" is the American pronounciation).
Not only how we pronounce it, it's also how we've spelled it for decades.

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Can we all get back to the SGS4 now?

Please.

PS - correct answer is yes, I'm going to delete further aluminium/aluminum debates as pointless and off-topic.

The Queen's English, American English and chemists are ALL correct.
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Hmm I watched an unboxing video that showed a yellow 100% from recycled materials. This box you got looks bigger and white. I wonder what box the s4 will come with here in the us.
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OP, I'd really like to see some photos taken with the phone.
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The review is now posted! http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/713407-kexmonsters-s4-review.html#post5765397
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Nice. My GT-I9500 preorder is showing to ship in 1-2 days right now. I bought my GT-I9100 about 2 years ago in Norway, was going to buy it from Telenor, but they were out of stock so I got it at Netcom.

I read online that Nordic market was getting the GT-I9505, is that what you have here?
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Nice. My GT-I9500 preorder is showing to ship in 1-2 days right now. I bought my GT-I9100 about 2 years ago in Norway, was going to buy it from Telenor, but they were out of stock so I got it at Netcom.

I read online that Nordic market was getting the GT-I9505, is that what you have here?
That's correct, GT-I9505. Might have been worth mentioning
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How much bigger is it than the S3? I have small hands and wonder if it would be to big for me.
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How much bigger is it than the S3? I have small hands and wonder if it would be to big for me.

It is actually a tad smaller and per all reviews so far, easier to hold.
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Storage discussion not related to this unboxing moved to Can someone tell me why we can't get a 32 or 64 gig phone?

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What accessories do you plan on using with your device? Have you thought about a screen protector or a case to go with it. Update us with the results we would like to hear back. I just ordered my S4 yesterday. I'm excited to receive IT!
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What accessories do you plan on using with your device? Have you thought about a screen protector or a case to go with it. Update us with the results we would like to hear back. I just ordered my S4 yesterday. I'm excited to receive IT!
This is not my phone, so I won't be using it. Answering your question, I don't use cases or screenprotectors. I'm sorta against spending 700$ on a new shiny phone, and then wrapping it in and hiding it away in an ugly case. I want other people to see my phone!
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But it's COLD in Norway. I thought EVERYTHING gets bundled up!
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Got mine today too! although its confusing
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