AT&T has already started shipping the Galaxy S4 to the people who pre-ordered it. We were able to catch some first impressions from users that got their hands on the device, with an overall impression that the Galaxy S4 is indeed a great device. However there were also some reported issues, but these things happen with every new device, so I don't think there are any reasons to worry about.
AT&T Galaxy S4 First Impressions:
The screen looks amazing, very bright, and Gorilla Glas 3 is incredibly resistant and very good against fingerprints. The 5 inches feel very good in the hand, even though it may seem to much. Very good overall mark.
The device feels really nice, not at all cheap, even though Samsung still kept their plastic like case. It's really light and very thin, looking more like an improved S3 and a thinner Note 2. The back of the device also looks very nice, giving it a nice touch.
In regards to performance the opinions are split. While some are really pleased with the speed and overall performance of the Galax y S4, some users are feeling that maybe the S3 runs a little better. That's a little weird as the S4 is so much better and improved. Apparently due to the bloatware
, which by the way, is all over the place, the device feel sometimes laggy and slow. The Galaxy S4 comes pre-loaded with software like no other device and you may have to disable some features if you want your device to work at its fullest.
With 13 mp, you can't expect the S4 to be bad at making photos, and it isn't. The quality is amazing and the pictures look really great. Also the Dual Camera features works perfectly, being really fun to use. You will need a lot of time to play with all the camera features of the S4.
Besides this, the S4 seems to have a very good battery life, even though this is also influenced by bloatware which may need to be disabled such as all the sensors and features that really eat up the battery. Android 4.2.2 looks ok and if you have the time you can really have fun with all the cool features that Samsung added this year.
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