Received my New S4 today,
opened the package to find a box (the phone) a new micro Sim and a pay as you go Sim and the S-view cover
the one thing I did not like is the fact I ordered a black phone and got the accessories for the white version
why would anyone with a black phone want white headphones
the first look at the phone (still in the box)
Right get started and stop looking at it
remove all the protective covering, remove the back , insert the sim and battery but not the back cover
time to open the s-view cover and put it on in place of the original cover.
the setup ( make sure you have any account details from your old phone before you start) Switching it on starts the setup wizard which walks you through the setup
after agreeing to the terms and conditions , it sets up a Google account and a Samsung account which is linked to the dropbox account , you can set up your own email account, configure phone features,
first app to install is Samsung smart Switch (to transfer all the data from old phone ) this works a treat and does what it says Transfer everything.
Using your Google account it Automatically starts to install all the apps you had on your old phone with everything done.
The first app I wanted to install was xbmchub to do this I had to enable unknown source I then had to goto http://xbmc.org/download/ and click android this installs the xbmc after that follow the tutorial to install the media source (fusion) after this restart and you have a media player that does more than any other player it has lots of Channels for tv , movies, sport and many more although the text is very small once configured it uses icons to navigate the features and is less of a strain on the eyes once you get used to it
My impression of the phone is it is just as small as my S2 with a rubber protective case it is thinner . Holding it is easier even with the cover open, The screen is brighter than the s2 and the volume it unbelievably better cant even compare it
Well noticed 1 thing with all the active features on the phone the battery needs charged more than once a day
Will need to experiment with all the features to see which has an impact on the battery , I know gps drains it and I suppose the NEW Air gesture and smart scroll will have some sort of impact but will find out.
will have to buy a phone holder for my car as I used to sit it on the ashtray in the car when charging and using it for sat nav but S4 does not fit as good as the s2 and has slid off a few time. case cover looks good but not great protection if it falls