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I Know I sound really naive,but what features from the GS4 sets it apart from other droids with JB?

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  1. Anroid-Newbie

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    I know the GS3 and the GS4 are arguably the best phones in the world right now. But I want to know why they are better than the Nexus 4, the HTC 1 and other android devices running JellyBean.
    What are their special features that sets them apart?
     

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    I wouldnt say they are any better. The main thing the samsung has over them is an SD slot. It also has a lot of gimmicks but the other two have their upsides. The N4 gets fast pure android updates and its price has just dropped dramatically . The HTC has beautiful build quality and sound :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for taking the time out to answer my question.
    I was just using those two phones as examples because I know their OS is JellyBean, but I was talking about What makes them different from ANY device running JellyBean
     
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    I moved the discussion (thread) to the area (sub-forum) that is dedicated to device comparisons.

    ... Thom
     
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    Basically the OS skin adds several features not found on other branded phones. For example, on a Samsung phone, you have access to 20 quick toggles right from the notification bar. Other branded phones don't have that out of the box because it's a Samsung thing. Or Smart Stay and Smart Rotate. They aren't found in non Samsung phones.
     
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    Samsung's galaxy line is the most popular selling, but I PERSONALLY dont think its the best option out there. (But the great thing about android is you have options:D, what's best for me may not be best for you)

    Keep in mind Samsung isn't the only company with exclusive features, they all have them. I find myself uninstalling every piece of Samsung software I can... so just because they have features other phones dont does not automatically make it better/more useful. All of those "smart" features eat resources.


    As for my actual advice...(took me long enough yah?:eek: )
    I would go into your local carrier store and play with an HTC ONE, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, LG G2 and maybe a Galaxy note if you like larger phones.

    Hands on experience is going to be the most important thing you can do to decide what's best for your needs. :thumbup:

    You're much more likely to be happy with the phone you walk out with when you played with them all and made an informed decision based on what your needs are :)
     
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    Even though im completely against it, the "I cAN READ YOUR FACE" and "wave your hand for stuff to happen" features are pretty stand-out
     
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    Yeah, you only get a dozen on the HTC One or One X (with the JB 4.2.2 update). ;)

    Though there are power control apps in the market that can give you this even without root now. So 1 minute's work gives you that on any phone.

    Seriously? There aren't many other flagship devices which offer both removable battery and microSD card (non-flagship there are still plenty). And Samsung put a lot of extra features in which are either cool and amazing or pointless gimmicky bloat, depending on your tastes. They probably have implemented high-MPix cameras better than LG or Sony, from the samples I've seen (but pixel count is only a small part of the story with imaging, so beware of people equating that number with quality). If you like AMOLED screens then there's that, though Motorola also use them (the Moto X's non-pentile 720p should be better than the SGS3's screen, though as the X hasn't crossed the Atlantic I can't verify that myself).

    But to be honest, I don't think it does stand apart from other JB handsets. In my judgement it's a well put-together package, designed somewhat with an eye to the spec sheet (the "big numbers" school of marketing). It certainly deserves to be up there with the other flagships, but I wouldn't say it's overall better (obviously, because I bought something else!). The S4 Active was more appealing to me, but that will have a smaller developer base (which is a factor for me).

    But I would also say that that doesn't matter at all. The important point isn't what's "best", and certainly not what other people think is best, but what you are happiest with. So I'd echo Rx's advice - go and play with a few handsets and see what appeals to you.
     
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    If you live can without an sdcard slot and removable battery get the Nexus 4 32GB or wait fo the Nexus 5.

    It's still a great performer for the price and will give you allot less headaches due to it being a Nexus device.

    I love the Galaxy S4 but the general performance issues with touchwiz have left me a little frustrated with Samsung.

    I don't mean touchwiz in general, only on the Galaxy S4, it was fine on the Galaxy S3.
     
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    One unique feature Samsung implemented is multi/split screen view. Maybe not for everyone, but I find it very useful. Especially on the Note 10.1 where I can open up to 5 windows simultaneously. I don't think there's any other maker that has this. Definitely a nice tool to have.
     

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