04 August 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4

For a few months, I've needed to upgrade my Huawei Prism cell phone to something newer... I've been on a prepaid plan from T-Mobile. Recently, T-Mobile changed from contracted services to something more reasonable for people like me who don't want contracts. 

Unfortunately, where I live service options can be sporadic and limited, even though the Phoenix metro area has excellent service in most areas, where I live under South Mountain can be challenging on any service.


Yesterday, I returned a rented laptop, I was planning to carry on vacation with me. I didn't see the need to drag one along when I'll be staying with family and will have access to one or more of their computers. I figured upgrading the cell phone device would be the most prudent way to go.

Here's what I came away with after chatting with a customer service rep in store. I'd done my homework which made her job a whole lot easier.


                                        Samsung Galaxy S4

It's huge, light weight, a big 5" screen, 13 mega pixel camera (front and back) with flash (not that I need another camera, I already have two, lol). I really like the screen resolution; it's bright and cheerful. It's easy to work. I'd looked at the iPhone 5 and didn't care for it. The iPhone 4s would have been my other choice. 





This Galaxy S4 will replace the laptop and then some once I get used to using it and figure out what all the different apps are for.  So far so good, not had a bit of issue figuring out how to make it work. There are apps built into it I won't ever use, and I'll need to see how much those unused apps might affect the battery life.. I think I can get rid of those extra unused apps if the battery life is too severely compromised.

I'm waiting for the old phone number to port over to the new phone. For now both phones are still working, hopefully that will change in the next day or so. I'm told it could take up to 72 hours.

If you're thinking about this phone.. there's a 'support site' available with lots and lots of information, check it out here .