Simple things, they say, matters a lot. But before I proceed, I must remind my readers at the Mobility blog that the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is undoubtedly the most popular Android device for now, has a superb specs sheet. It packs almost everything. Specs-wise, even newer phones like the MOTO X find it hard to beat, but…
Where Is My FM Radio?
I got a Samsung Galaxy S4 last week and I was so overjoyed that the most celebrated phone lay in my palms. My very own baby! But soon after, I was astounded to discover that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has no FM Radio app installed in it! At first I searched my Play Store app thinking that all the hardware for a FM reception is intact in the GS4. This ended up a fruitless search.
To worsen the situation, I Googled and found out that Samsung thinks that FM Radio app is now outdated and that all mobile users should learn to switch over to Internet Radio live streaming apps! I was like “What on earth do they mean?!” Do they know anything about unsteady 3G networks and cost of subscription? Must we listen to only International radio stations and the very few local stations that can Live-stream? Oh! What about my Wazobia FM, Magic FM (Aba) and Rhythm 93.7 FM?
I have since reconciled with the reality and now end up using my brand new Tecno phantom A+ (A plus) anytime I want to play music and listen to Live FM beats from the radio.
So my question is: Is N108,000 worth spending on an Android phone with no FM Radio?