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Consumer Reports votes Samsung Galaxy S4 as best phone of the season

0. phoneArena 21 May 2013, 02:51 posted on

The shop measures by several criteria, including camera performance, and it was overall satisfied mostly with the wide-gamut Full HD Super AMOLED display, the gesture and eye-tracking navigation, as well as the sharing and multitasking capabilities of the phone: "The S4 delivered top-notch performance in the most critical areas of our tests, including the camera," they concluded....

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posted on 21 May 2013, 02:53 32

1. ebubekir26 (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Hell yeah

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:02 32

9. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


hahaha where are the samsung haters again ? first the sales, now this ? they are living the worst times of their lives ! hahahaha

HATERS U MAD ? Where are you now ? LOL

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:18 20

14. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


I think the story isnt complete because galaxy note8.0 also replaced ipadmini in their category..

Samsung FTW

posted on 21 May 2013, 06:13 11

40. SleepingOz (unregistered)


But it's still made of "cheap" plastic, you know..

Lol seems like most people don't care about "premium feel" in hands as long as it's comfortable to hold.

posted on 21 May 2013, 17:37 3

84. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Nice hahahahha! Haters are crying like little bitches and I absolutely love it! Bwahahahahhahah!!!

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:19 3

44. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Consumers must be unaware of HTC One.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:53 1

50. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Thebittertruth

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:21 5

56. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


you do know that at every store they sell a SGS4 their is a HTC ONE next to it for comparison.

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:24 2

59. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Not at Verizon, which leaves a lot of customers left to not have it as an option.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:27 6

63. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Well right now the S4 isnt available at verizon either so your point is mute.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:49 1

70. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Sorry, but my point is not mute. The S4 has been available for preorder for weeks now, while the One isn't available at all. Someone could easily walk into, say, Best Buy, Radioshack, etc., play with one on another provider's network since the phone will be the same, and see if they like it.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:46 1

66. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


More sales doesn't always means that it is the best.
"Toyota sale more cars than Mercedes" so does it means that Toyota is better than Mercedes? Answer is No.
Its quality vs quantity!

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:56 1

73. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


but,
SAMSUNG = FAKED

posted on 21 May 2013, 14:56

79. donfem (Posts: 515; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Let the hating begin

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:54 12

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well it as always gonna be a close one between this and the one but at the end the galaxy is the most well known brand so consumers gonna like it!

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:55 9

20. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Even after a series of pathetically lame attempts by htc fanboys they could not change their destiny.. So the fact remains its samsung then there is everything...

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:09 9

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahaha well said bro and with the note 3 I can only see that lead increasing

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:26 1

60. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Spoken like a Samsung fanboy osmaankhaan. You talk like there is something wrong with people preferring any other android device other than a Samsung one. Seriously you guys are getting worse than Apple fans.....

Choice is GOOD, b/c we don't all want/like the same things.

posted on 21 May 2013, 08:52 5

53. Apartments (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Plastic as you see doesn't matter ha ha like I said people are gonna use a case anyway..great job Samsung. .this is what happens when you innovate. .try different things like screen sizes..smart stay . dual screens . sd card slot.pop and play. .apple and htc aren't trying to do nothing. .love Samsung!!

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:55 19

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not surprising...
I might not like it, but that doesn't make it a bad phone. Congrats!

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:59 5

5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well said.. . People may not like the plastic but otherwise it's a very good phone.

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:37 7

16. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


plastic never be a problem since almost all manufacturers use it.

build quality is the only problem with samsung devices

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:42 1

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well said I have to agree it just needs to stop using that flimsy back plastic which can easily be broken and maybe use matte plastic. Except for that it would be amazing!

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:38 3

28. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It can also easily be replaced with any number of after market battery covers. Bit, no, it cannot be easily broken.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:32

64. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What are you doing, taking off the back piece and bending it purposely?

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:45 12

18. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


I checked my note2, sister's galaxy mini2 and s3 and my cousin's note..
They don't have any problem with the build quality. Stop trolling

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:58 9

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Oooo god no! This is from better than the HTC one (shake my head) people are so afraid to go against the "in crowd" its funny!

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:00 7

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


How exactly is it better... Many people perception of better is subjective it turns out what the the people like most is the gs4 and I see no real difference between it the One

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:05 6

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Like Android 4.1 is better than 4.2, Windows 95 is better than Windows 7 etc?

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:00 13

6. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 205; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Guess looks wasn't part of the criteria. Anyway S4 doesnt look bad at all, just not the best in design. Well samsung deserve this.

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:00 1

7. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


The S4 wins because it is popular to the consumers and is consumer-centric. Deal with it. [+]

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:42 9

29. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If you read the source article, it won because its the most powerful and versatile device in the market right now.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:18

43. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


After One.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:24 4

46. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


stop being a stupid troll and dont just say its better state why its better otherwise your comment is completely invalid.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:47 1

67. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


More sales doesn't always means that it is the best.
"Toyota sale more cars than Mercedes" so does it means that Toyota is better than Mercedes? Answer is No.
Its quality vs quantity!

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:49 4

71. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It didn't win for sales, it won for power, versatility, features and performance.

posted on 22 May 2013, 02:24

87. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


"It didn't win for sales, it won for power, versatility, features and performance" - A fact about HTC.

posted on 21 May 2013, 15:01

80. donfem (Posts: 515; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Agreed but what's the point in comparing Toyota to Mercedes when you can compare BMW or Lexus or Jaguar with Mercedes?

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:25 2

48. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Thebittertruth..

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:48 1

68. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Yeah a bittertruth to all those blind biased fanboys..

posted on 21 May 2013, 20:07

86. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


We are not blind okay.. tell that to yourself

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:06 6

11. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Nyahaha
Somebody cant accept it. Oh XK! Have Fun

Nice One samsung

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:08 3

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


if it was the rugged one I would agree with them, but the regular one? No

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:17 8

13. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Why?? Just leave bias aside and you'll realize..

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:33 11

15. FlushGordon (unregistered)


HTC fanboy : "But it's plastic plus the features installed are waay too gimmicky!"

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:49

69. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


+1 for you for posting "thebittertruth"

posted on 21 May 2013, 03:54 4

19. aads786 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


This is good for innovation! It will get Apples creative juices going. The consumer is always looking for something new or different. Samsung is offering alot of that at the moment. Apple is doing what microsoft done in the 80's & 90's trying to dominate without innovating.Buying out patents & Ideas will make you rich but not popular! Look at Microsoft it got the financial strength but its popularity is dwindling. The only thing keeping them going in the mobile market is Nokia. Well this season its Samsung one!

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:12 6

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


of course it did. the consumer market is brainwashed by Samsung's marketing and the fad it's created.

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:21 8

25. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


or maybe its a good device...

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:20 6

45. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Haters gonna hate, you know..

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:16

58. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


exactly!

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:46

65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


of course it's good but is it as good as the substantial amount of sales over devices like the One suggests? i don't think so. just look at what IGN said about it.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/17/samsung-galaxy-s4-review?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

the new "Galaxy Phone" is a mainstream fad.

posted on 21 May 2013, 15:02 1

81. donfem (Posts: 515; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


just like the 'fruit"

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:15 8

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreeable decision

posted on 21 May 2013, 04:20 1

24. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


exactly i think it was a tough one between this and the One but in the end the way i see it is that the One has the the flair and design but the S4 has the publicity and software...its which ever way you want to go really.

posted on 21 May 2013, 05:11 8

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I also think the lack of sd support, a removable battery, and launching with older software also hurt the One.

posted on 21 May 2013, 05:31

37. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I could maybe overlook the removable battery if it had a large enough one, but the lack of expandable storage makes it as no go for me. Which is a shame, because the front facing speakers would be a big still for me as I use my for a lot of media consumption.

But, Verizon took the choice out of my hands anyway.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:25

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They're known for doing that. Verizon is the apple of cellular companies. They're even more restrictive than AT&T...that's who I'm chained to.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:56

74. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't get me wrong. I get awesome coverage, and thanks to a great promo I get as great price (comparatively). Three smartphones (4G), unlimited data, 1200 shared minutes with 10 friends and family and all other Verizon cells unlimited (so I actually only use less than 200 minutes),unlimited text - with tax and insurance on all three is $178/month.

Of course, from now on I have to pay full retail to keep that monthly price...

posted on 21 May 2013, 12:31 2

61. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Sup dark. What is funny though is watching several posters talk like Samsung is the end all be all of Android phones, even smartphones as a whole. Depending on what people are looking for, there are great options.

It's not like the S4 crushes everything. On almost all reviews, the HTC One is right up there with it, a legit competitor. I love my One, but it provides what I want. Seriously some of these people that love Sammy are getting as bad or worse than the blind Apple lovers.....

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