I don’t see why people are jumping down their throat for offering a service. Does Dropbox not count against your data? Sky Drive? Do you see Verizon in the news for their systems and privacy stuff getting hacked? Not really. Would I use this service? Heck no, I don’t trust cloud storage period, but if a carrier is going to throw that in for their customers, even if it’s a paltry 500MB, I don’t see the big deal. In fact I bet people use it for the text message backup alone.
P.S. And before you jump down MY throat with the whole bloatware argument, their phones do allow you (on ICS and above) to disable their add-on software and as far as pre-installed software goes I know on my phone all their apps combined total less than 15MB so, bfd.
Talk about a Primma Donna. Having just got back from seeing and holding a totally unbridled S4, I can safely say the reviewer here is being a drama queen to the extreme. First phone I went to was the One and I was awe-struck at its design, but in the hand it didn’t necessarily feel premium, it just LOOKED premium. Then I took a gander at the S4 and was equally impressed, not at the design, but at the fact it felt no different in my hands than the One.
They’re both light, they both feel the same, but the S4 is a bit easier to hold because of it’s contoured body and gave me the impression I wouldn’t freak out if I dropped it. It’s a gloss magnet, for sure, but he design of he S4 is minimalist and refined for the materials it’s using. But a cheap phone it is not. Anyone who says that clearly hasn’t held true, cheap plastic phones, they’re just hearing the word plastic and assuming cheap.
As far as the screen goes, it was brilliant on the S4 and One. You could say the One has more “natural” colors, because it does, but the S4’s screen literally “pops” and manages to look as crisp and detailed as the One, so when reviews say it’s a wash between the too, it really is. I didn’t get a chance to switch the mode of the S4 to the different color options, but word is there is a way to reduce the overly saturated look. But man, oh, man, does the screen shine with darker colors. Overall, I’m gonna go with the S4, but that’s mainly because it has expandable storage (and I’ve got a 32GB card just sitting here waiting to be used) and because of its removable battery, which say what you will about that, will definitely be a welcome change next to my DNA that drives me insane when it dies out on me and I have to wait to charge up enough to use. So yeah…