Learn How To Theme Lollipop

This amazing guide written by XDA Recognized Themerlacoursiere18explains how to theme Lollipop. With this guide … more

Material Light + Blue Theme for CM12

Looking for a light, colorful and pretty theme for your CM12-based ROM? XDA Senior MemberKhizarhas you … more

MOAR ROM for S5 Brings You Lollipop Multitasking

MOAR stands for Mother of All ROMs and with its nice features it might make you believe it … more

Aqua Dark Material Theme for CM12

XDA Senior MemberSimix93prepared a nice looking theme changing the original colors into shades of green. … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Thread Closed

Would you by an S4 again?

OP len_smith

9th February 2014, 05:46 PM   |  #1  
len_smith's Avatar
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 18
 
68 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2011
I am on an original Galaxy Note and will be ready for an upgrade in a few months. I am looking at the S4, among others. I am leary of getting another Samsung device only to have Sammy abandon it for its successor, leaving owners in the lunch. I was an early adopter of the Note and now, 19 months on we have the Note 3 out and Sammy stopped supporting upgrades on the original Note not long after the device was just a year old.

My question is....knowing what you know today, would you buy another S4? If so, why? If you wouldn't, what bothers you most?

What would you buy in place of the S4?

Thanks to you all.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using xda app-developers app
9th February 2014, 05:47 PM   |  #2  
len_smith's Avatar
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 18
 
68 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2011
Lurch. Not lunch.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using xda app-developers app
9th February 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 31
 
222 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2012
At this point, I would not, you'd have a locked bootloader and an older phone. I'd probably get a nexus 5.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using xda app-developers app
9th February 2014, 07:18 PM   |  #4  
damnmachine's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag Washington, D.C.
Thanks Meter: 1
 
11 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2011
More
You may as well wait and see what the S5 offers. The launch might coincide with your upgrade timeline anyways. Aside from that, I also came from an O.G. Note to the S4. While I do love it, I kinda wish I had gone with a Note 3. I was spoiled by the larger screen. :-$ And yes, locked bootloader does suck. Really limits development. And we are coming up on a year that this phone has been on the market.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
9th February 2014, 08:21 PM   |  #5  
Member
Thanks Meter: 13
 
73 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2011
I just upgraded from the skyrocket to the S4 a week ago and I'm not disappointed at all. I was lucky that it came with the MDL build do it was easy to root and get TWRP flashed as recovery. I installed the Xposed framework and a module to enable "hold back to kill" feature as well as a couple others that I like. I actually think I'm done modding the phone now, it does everything I want it to do.
Do would I do it again...absolutely!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
9th February 2014, 08:38 PM   |  #6  
Naddict's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag 28.2S, 92.1W
Thanks Meter: 13,820
 
8,510 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
More
There is an off topic thread for this type of stuff...http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2433789
Thread Closed Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes