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Five reasons to avoid the Samsung Galaxy S4

Ross Catanzariti | May 23, 2013
Here are five reasons you might want to overlook Samsung's latest flagship Android phone

Overkill, anyone?

Samsung has even included an easy mode targetted at first time smartphone users that enlarges icons, provides some simple shortcuts and hides most other options. It works well but the fact that the company felt it necessary to add this mode in the first place is almost an admittance that the S4's interface will initially be confusing to many users.

5. It's not as zippy as it should be
The Galaxy S4 is generally a fast and responsive smartphone overall. It runs even the most graphically intense games without so much as a stutter and most apps open almost instantly. However, some commonly used apps do exhibit some annoying lag and on a phone with class-leading specifications, this is a real shame.

The gallery can be quite sluggish at times, Samsung's on-screen keyboard takes a second or two to appear in the messaging app and the phone app sometimes experiences some slight lag when switching between tabs. There's also some home button lag but this can thankfully be resolved by deactivating the S Voice shortcut. While these minor delays aren't huge issues, they are disappointing given the Galaxy S4's impressive specifications.


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