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phositadc

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NEVER have I seen a phone with so much bloatware. And this is just the stuff I disabled!

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bigworm50

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Yeah, between att and Samsung there is a bit more than average.

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phositadc

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Yeah I've got to say with the locked bootloader and all this bloat, my initial impression is not that great, unfortunately. Day to day use, the phone is not as fast as my GS3 running slim bean.

Screen and hardware are fabulous, but they really effed up the software this time around. Just went wayyyyyyy overboard. And locked bootloader? Come on now :(

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aleph_0

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It's more of a matter of form on AT&T's and Samsung's part.

I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something, but if you are going to disable all that Samsung software whats the point in getting an S4? It seems their software was the big upgrade this time around and the hardware less so.

I don't think Com2UsPoker, Adapt Sound, At&T Family Maps, ChoKUKor, YPmobile,TripAdvisor, BlurbCheckout, Match3VS, or most any software displayed in the screenshots are particularly unique to the GS4. I'm sure most of us will not lament the absence of the majority of the displayed list of applications. All in all, it's a rather rude of Samsung and AT&T to put all of that clearly invaluable software on a $700 phone, then make it uninstallable.

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phositadc

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I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something, but if you are going to disable all that Samsung software whats the point in getting an S4? It seems their software was the big upgrade this time around and the hardware less so.

The point? Having a beautiful screen and the best hardware on the market.

I think I speak for many people on this forum when I say that if I could get a GS4 with vanilla Android, I would do so in an instant and never look back.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337
 

snakecharmer23

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I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something, but if you are going to disable all that Samsung software whats the point in getting an S4? It seems their software was the big upgrade this time around and the hardware less so.

That bloatware is what is causing the lag online reviewers have been mentioning. If you disable/remove it, the phone will have no lag at all.

I'm hopeful to see some AOSP-based ROMS so I can remove the bloat known as TouchWIZ.
 

familyguy26

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I don't think Com2UsPoker, Adapt Sound, At&T Family Maps, ChoKUKor, YPmobile,TripAdvisor, BlurbCheckout, Match3VS, or most any software displayed in the screenshots are particularly unique to the GS4. I'm sure most of us will not lament the absence of the majority of the displayed list of applications. All in all, it's a rather rude of Samsung and AT&T to put all of that clearly invaluable software on a $700 phone, then make it uninstallable.

Typed on savaged goods.

In my previous post I was referring to Samsung software.

---------- Post added at 01:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:43 PM ----------

The point? Having a beautiful screen and the best hardware on the market.

I think I speak for many people on this forum when I say that if I could get a GS4 with vanilla Android, I would do so in an instant and never look back.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

Being the best is debatable. Nevertheless if you want a pure stock experience, then you might as well get a Nexus 5 when it comes out. It will be unlocked, cheaper, and probably have better specs.
 
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    NEVER have I seen a phone with so much bloatware. And this is just the stuff I disabled!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337
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    Funny how things are so subjective. I just spent the last 2 hours with an S4 and One side by side.

    I think everything is better on the S4 except the screen brightness.

    I must just not be as picky. Even side by side with the One, I didn't think the S4 seemed laggy at all.

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    Just got mine today. I don't really notice any lag between opening apps and going to home (except maybe that quarter second lag to get to home even though i disabled svoice). Honestly I don't see why people are being so overly dramatic and saying they're going to sell the phone instead of enjoying the fantastic hardware they have in their hands... I'm sure when more people get their hands on the S4 root will quickly become available.
    I'm coming from an S2 which is why I might love this phone so much but honestly... give it time.
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    NEVER have I seen a phone with so much bloatware. And this is just the stuff I disabled!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

    I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something, but if you are going to disable all that Samsung software whats the point in getting an S4? It seems their software was the big upgrade this time around and the hardware less so.
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    I don't think Com2UsPoker, Adapt Sound, At&T Family Maps, ChoKUKor, YPmobile,TripAdvisor, BlurbCheckout, Match3VS, or most any software displayed in the screenshots are particularly unique to the GS4. I'm sure most of us will not lament the absence of the majority of the displayed list of applications. All in all, it's a rather rude of Samsung and AT&T to put all of that clearly invaluable software on a $700 phone, then make it uninstallable.

    Typed on savaged goods.

    In my previous post I was referring to Samsung software.

    ---------- Post added at 01:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:43 PM ----------

    The point? Having a beautiful screen and the best hardware on the market.

    I think I speak for many people on this forum when I say that if I could get a GS4 with vanilla Android, I would do so in an instant and never look back.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

    Being the best is debatable. Nevertheless if you want a pure stock experience, then you might as well get a Nexus 5 when it comes out. It will be unlocked, cheaper, and probably have better specs.