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Check out the Galaxy S4's beautiful and completely recyclable retail box

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2013, 07:19 posted on

With its newest devices like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung is also introducing a new product packaging design. The new Samsung boxes look pretty awesome, but what's even cooler about them is that they are made of 100% post-user recycled paper, and are printed using soy-ink. In short, they are completely recyclable and environment-friendly...

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 07:56 16

7. mishpillado (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Not be a troll or anything, but HTC has been doing this for years, even with its cornstarch bags, and all, but it’s great to see that more companies are doing it, and they look great!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:32 4

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


My next-door neighbors, a quiet couple, have been recycling for years. The neighbors on the other side of me, a large family, have not been recycling. The amount of waste they've created far, far outweighed the waste generated by the much small neighbor couple. Now, if that large family started recycling...
Well, perhaps you see where I'm going with this...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 07:58 20

9. iluvsmartphonexpdx (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


SAVE THE EARTH!!! :P

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 05:39 3

44. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Samsung's new slogan for GSV

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:08 3

10. Stayfly2407 (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Come on T-Mobile, I need that HD VOICE!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:12 4

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


How is that beautiful? I think that package is quite ugly.....

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:45 10

19. neurobiologist (banned) (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


You usually buying the package or the device in it? Apple did fcked your brains too? The things should be shiny and expensive and limited, huh? Instead of useful, cheap/available and functionally rich?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:58

23. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


No, the package is not important for me. And I'm actually a huge Apple hater. I'm more of a Nokia and Sony lover. I just said that because the title says "beautiful and completely recyclable retail box". It's a good thing to make recyclable stuff, but I think that title is stupid.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 23:23 1

54. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You surely don't know the nature of beauty..

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 15:55

59. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Even if it is ugly, your not gonna use the box, ur gonna use the phone. And thats a great initiative from Samsung, unlike that bitten fruit.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:22 3

12. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


This package for S4 looks very similar to type of package Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi and Meizu are churning out for their products..............

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 17:43

52. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Yes but this is the S4 and this is samsung arena....even the box need to be hyped.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:24 4

13. Kurai (unregistered)


"beautiful and completely recyclable retail box" . . .they should have made the galaxy s4 made of cardboard. then, it would also be beautiful :) . . just kidding . . lol

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:25 5

14. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I wouldn't say beautiful, because it kind of looks like a shoebox...

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:31 2

15. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


cheap choes lol

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:47 2

20. dAnT3 (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


recycled paper and soy ink nice :)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:57 3

22. jacobxtyler (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


i just want to know when i can buy the damn thing on verizon!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:26 6

24. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Everything Cheap and Nasty. However not the price!!!... and why!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:32 3

28. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Really Samsung?? Really Phonearena?? Samsung copied HTC ONE X from last year! HTC ONE X last year also had a recycled papper box and soy ink but you didn't reported it for being "beautiful" and "super cool"...c'mon man up phonearena. And Samsung stop copying!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:11 2

36. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


go to sue!!!

LOL

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 23:28

55. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


May be roscuthiii's comment above can answer you.." My next-door neighbors, a quiet couple, have been recycling for years. The neighbors on the other side of me, a large family, have not been recycling. The amount of waste they've created far, far outweighed the waste generated by the much small neighbor couple. Now, if that large family started recycling...
Well, perhaps you see where I'm going with this..."--roscuthiii. Don't forget Sammy is much powerful so it matters a lot for that device which is expected to sell 100m compared to one x..

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:48 4

29. Piyath.droid (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Samung always does coooool stuff.. WELL DONE SAMSUNG!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:56 1

30. qlifee (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Could you please add hi res picture of the back of the s4 package to your gallery. I would like to read through the specs... thanks

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 11:16 4

32. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Copying ek ek?? Is that material patented?? Holy madness//
Whats wrong if htc dd it frst;;

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:09 6

33. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Who cares if HTC did it first? Nice to see another company taking a little more responsibility and using recycled materials for their packaging. Sammy sells a lot of devices and doing this with all their packaging will reduce just that much more impact on planet earth. Whether the box is "beautiful" or not (seriously, who keeps their phone box on display in their room?) recycling is never a bad thing.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 06:57 3

45. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


The thing is that last year HTC ONE X retail box was made fun and criticized by the tech media, but this year hmm who knows because is Samsung, impartial media like phonearena are praising it. It's ridiculous. But yes for the sake of the environment I'm glad that Samsung copyed, yet another time.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 23:33

56. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


How can you compare htc with samsung? Grow up man and I don't remember anyone making fun of htc one X's packaging fun.. Just don't be butthurt for nothing..

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 19:46

38. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I'd rather have the cool looking LG Optimus G type boxes for resale purposes.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 02:45 2

42. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


it is really interesting how big companies get praised for what others have done in the past! last year's htc phones all had the same kind of materials for their boxes (i mean recycled), and no one even noticed it!

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 23:34

57. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


" My next-door neighbors, a quiet couple, have been recycling for years. The neighbors on the other side of me, a large family, have not been recycling. The amount of waste they've created far, far outweighed the waste generated by the much small neighbor couple. Now, if that large family started recycling...
Well, perhaps you see where I'm going with this..." - roscuthiii(my best comment so far)

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