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I am very excited to have purchased the new Galaxy S4.. My last phone was a Nexus 4.
This isnt suppose to be an indepth review.. but just for someone looking for a new phone or interested and didnt want to have to weed out all the junk..
Screen - 10/10
Clearest screen I have ever seen for the size.. The iPhone 5 has a great looking screen.. but the size is what turned me off.. This screen is huge and very easy to read.. Night and Day when compared to the S3 due to the resolution.
Speed - 6/10 (stock) - 9/10
Stock.. The phone is laggy and highly bloated. Coming from the Nexus 4 made me forget how fast the Android OS can be degraded from OEMs. After removing all the bloat and replacing TouchWiz with Nova.. There was a HUGE difference in speed and boot times.. The lag went away. I give the Stock Speed 6/10 and after you remove bloat and do some tweaks, 9/10 when compared to a Nexus 4.
This phone has a ton of new features, but I dont really use any of the new ones. I just use the "screen lock" which is an eye sensor that keeps the screen turned on as long as you are looking at it.. This feature was also on the S3. Not going to grade the features because I dont really use and of the "extras".
Data Speed - 10/10
52Mbs down on LTE AT&T.. Sums it up.. especially coming from a Nexus 4.. Really missed my LTE speeds.
Camera - 10/10
I dont want to come off as a "fan boy" here rating everything 10/10.. but this camera is amazing.. I really missed having a good camera on my Nexus 4.. This Camera takes better pics than most point and shoots..
Our very own Tim Schiesser will be putting up his (always) extensive review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 soon, but for now you can check out his unboxing video if you want.