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Here are the first ads for the Samsung Galaxy S4

0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2013, 09:02 posted on

The Galaxy S4 continues surprising us as even after we got our review unit based on the Snapdragon 600 chip, Samsung outdoes itself in the Exynos 5 Octa version of the handset delivering even better results...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:10 31

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This is why Samsung sells a lot of phones,it's because they are great with advertising and marketing. Last year, they invested more money on advertising than r&d

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:24 7

20. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Marketing brings in the market share.
Research & Development (that's R&D for noobs) brings in the innovation.
Now, I know why all the bloatware. lol

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:02 5

36. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


Very true!!! And I agree til it comes to the gimmicks. Even though the only feature I'm looking forward to is the group play. Every other option is bloat/ gimmick like you said. but the gimmicks and shiny stuff are what attracts the general consumer.

This is much more effective then what HTC is doing.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:02 2

55. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Your money goes to samsunng making more advertisement.
Honestly the S4 is not impressive at all. I see zero reserach nor development .

http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/50b9282869bedd8822000058-940-705/chart-of-the-day-

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:17 3

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


Idiot, you do know that Samsung spends the most on R&D besides Nokia right? Go do some research before you say anything more retarded.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:53 7

67. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Yup the first phone to use ddr3 and a big.little chip is not impressive at all. HTC fanboys need to just leave, they can come back after they realize how bad the One is. This is going to be your #1 problem with your soon to be hated One, the battery is TERRIBLE!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 17:22

81. phonewarz (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


It's a new way to sell extra phones. Design extra features that you can only use with people that have the exact same phone (or brand). Apple does it with facetime and Samsung does it with these kind of things.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:59 1

92. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


@ taters dude your rude as hell. theres no need to call anyone an Idiot nor retarded...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 19:49

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


He is though....lol

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 11:05

109. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


You can call me whatever you want. If that makes you happy, then I don't mind.
You do know that they don't spend money on R&D, But, they steal other company's technology is fact right?
Can you please just do some google? al the informations are out there.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 11:11

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


lol A quick Google search shows you that they spend more money on R&D in one year than HTC does in multiple years. How clueless can you be?haha

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 12:05

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


If you search anything in Google then you get something.. I know they have one of biggest R&D..

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:08 2

74. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Still better than the One you praise.. =]

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:41 4

26. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Actually they also spent more on R&D than any other mobile company as well. Samsung just spends more to sell more period.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:10

33. ReaperChief (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It's just the normal way of doing business in a capitalist system.. Lots of money in R&D and Marketing results in lots of money from profits..

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:17 3

43. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


The advertising sucks

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:16

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


Or they could be selling a lot of phones because they have been around forever and their products are, GASP, great!

I still haven't heard a sembelance of decent proof that supports that marketing is the driving force of Samsung's success yet. All I see is non Samsung fans rationalizing a reason why Samsung phones constantly beat the pants off of their crappy choices in sales.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:59

69. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Are you guys forgetting that Samsung doesn't only make phones? They make virtually everything thats tech based you can think of like Tvs, Fridges, Washers, Speakers, camera laptops etc.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:44 1

76. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


And all their product really suck is the true fact. because they never make anything from scratch. all they do is copy other company's technology.
steal the concept iphone from apple.
OLED technology from LG and much more..

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 19:50

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


haha Yeah okay there.... Where does all that R&D money go then? They cook the accounting books so they can pay more taxes to the government? LOL

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:11 12

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Too gimmicky

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:22 5

19. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


More bloatware many S4 users won't even use or be aware of.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:01 2

48. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


the only bloatware i never use in my SGS3 is All Share, because i don't have samsung tv and the pc version is no good

for Nikolas, i know its gimmicky, but can you have all the gimmick in one phone?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:09 2

37. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


HTC fanboy spotted x:

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:11 8

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Here we go again.......
Samsung Galaxy S3 - Designed for Humans
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Life Companion
Samsung Galaxy S5 - Uhhhh????

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:14 11

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


hey do you own xperia z ? wanna ask a question, how does the speaker on the z work? since it is a waterproof device, the speaker gives the water some space to get into the device, it is impossible to cover a speaker with some sort of flap coz it will make the speaker useless

just wondering :) never got my hands on the z yet

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:28 5

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The speaker is not bad at all, it produces loud and clear sound (in my opinion).

And I didn't put my Xperia Z into the water yet, cuz I'm scared! lol

But since it is a water-resistant device, I think the phone will be ok when you put into the water. When you take it out from the water, just let it dry and the speaker is ready to go! :)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:32 5

10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


haha just curious how did sony manage to keep the water from getting into the device when it has a speaker and microphone hole which can make the water getting in

why don't you try it ? it is designed to be waterproof so no worries here

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:45 1

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hahaha.......now you're making me want to put the Xperia Z into the water.

I will try that later. I hope it still works afterwards since it is a waterproof device! xD

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:55 1

14. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


it certainly will, have you seen the video on youtube where a person wash his z as if it were a plate ?

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