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Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 18:32 posted on

Taking 2012 by storm, Samsung catapulted all the way to the top last year, as the Korean based company delivered timeless devices over and over again with little pause for its rivals to combat its insatiable appetite. Claiming victory while looking down from the pinnacle of the mountain, Samsung as a whole transformed from being a competitor trying to emerge from a heap of hard rollers, to the one taking ownership of the crown in the smartphone kingdom. Today marks yet another triumphant push forward in retaining that prestigious crown, seeing that the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV just became official-official...

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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:06

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

still theyr having problems on making the One camera

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:34

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

What did the Note 2 have over the international s3? Really all that it had was s-pen and a bigger screen + better battery.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:13

175. doejon (Posts: 401; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

better screen..

but what are u excepting??

its an phone man?? what are u waiting 4??
do u wanna drive with a phone or what?

no body explain about the size of a tv with the
exact same hardware and funktions..

nobody whats u to buy something!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 18:54

177. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

I think everyone except Samsung fans are disappointed. Why are we pretending that we were going to buy the phone? Lets b honest here, everyone who is glorifying HTC One is either a Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola, etc fan who hates Samsung. And now android fans are beginning to attack Samsung due to its success just like they did with Apple. No matter how much yall hate on Samsung, it still makes the best android devices. We can blame it all on advertising and start calling galaxy lover brain washed, cos thats all we kno, when a brand is successful. Were we axpecting a fone that can make u lunch? Come one people, like really? Lets just b honest for once without bn subjective bcos we are loyal to our favourite brands. No matter how much you post a negative comment here, it will not cHange the fact that people are still going to upgrade to S4 and it will sell millions. Cos people end up buying it.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 19:00

178. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Do we all still remember how disappointed we were whn s3 was announced? And how successful it is now, even some people think its cooler than the iPhone ( i luv my iphone but unlike some fans here, im very honest, cos apple doesnt pay me to defend them) i kno we all want our favourite brands to be on top but why hate on Samsung? Just curious

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 05:44 1

179. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

i think sooo..i waiting for one..
s4 is big deal but i expect more than saftware of suepr phone..i feel a defect about s4 ..not good body quality..not good design..
in ui s4 keep the way same old Version i dont like repeatation..
sense 5 come to ring by great Revolution in that case of design and functinally..
about screen im not sure which one is better btw one and S4..
about sound and speaker i ithink any phone cant beat one.
about harware both of great..dont different in use.
about camera i think one is better Such we can see in same different site..but still im not sure for this so.
about design its clear which ones flag up.
about battary one`s test is tooo great when phonearena test it..s4 seems to be better but one is perfect and maybe it enough for many users.
(this idea is Personal)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:56 2

180. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


The GSIV did not GET a removable battery or SD Slot.
The iPhone 5 DID get a bigger battery
and you wrote IR blaster twice
and writing higher ppi and HD to FHD separately is pretty pointless AND the Iphone did get an increased screen resolution.

So the only points you made that hold up are the inclusion of an IR Blaster and Higher ppi....i'm not impressed.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 16:48

182. mrfamous1 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


posted on 17 Mar 2013, 17:08 1

183. BadAssAbe (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Here you go, All hardWare updates

HD to FHD, (306ppi to 441ppi)
Bigger Battery (2100 mAh to 2600 mAH) iP4s 1432mAh To iP5 1440mAH
IR Blaster
Touch and Use with Gloves
Floating Touch Technology (No Touch TouchScreen)
Better Camera (8MP to 13MP)
Gorilla Glass 3
New Processors (Samsung Exynos 4 to Exynos 5 Octa)
New, More Ram (1GB DDR2 to 2GB DDR3)

Hook'em Horns ;)

More Info


posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:23

184. sgodsell (Posts: 4416; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

If Nokia only puts a lumia 920 with a pure view camera then they have still lost, because the world in general hates windows phone 8. Its a limited, closed, walled garden, non multitasking OS. And the majority of people don't trust Microsoft. If Nokia starts making phones with Linux or android, I would be there, but since they don't, bye bye Nokia.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:06 2

186. Airforce (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)

wow..i can't imagine Xperia Z FLAWED samsung gs4

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:33 9

2. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Anyone else feel the same

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:34 12

4. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

In the design and materials aspect, absolutely.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:08 11

28. Lousclues (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

If design and build quality were the selling points of a handset then the HTC One X would have outsold the Galaxy S3 and the HTC Sensation would have outsold the Galaxy S2. Sometimes it's a combination of everything that makes a great phone. If there was such a thing as a "perfect" phone for everyone then all the other companies would be out of business.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:25 1

40. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Samsung's success is all about marketing, people care about the way their phone looks

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:46 3

64. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

A sensible comment...Ergonomics do matter..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:47 2

65. Lousclues (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I see what you're saying but apparently not that many people because they still sell 40+ million phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:03 3

76. zrated (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

yeah, i really don't care much about the looks of it. what really matters to me is the functionality/performance specs. i understand people being more interested in design, but i don't care much about it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:24

103. Andrewtst (Posts: 666; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

It was for S III, but S4 is minor change & no refresh from Samsung.

Sorry, I doubt it will be that success now.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 03:56 2

123. Dynamac (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

What you say about marketing is very yes. In terms of people caring about the build quality and looks, well if that was 100% true then everyone would have walked into the store, picked up the S3, then the HOX and bought the HOX....it didn't happen that way.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:35

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

I would of got a one x if it didnt have sense, and if it had sd slot + removeable battery.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 03:33

160. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

The SG2's spec dominance an dMarketing played a HUGE part in the SG3's success. Sales would have been a lot closer with the One X if it weren't for that.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:33 8

3. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Same "meh" design, beautiful screen, and great technology. It's a great phone no doubt. Hope the next few won't feel the same as my old Samsung Mythic.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:35 19

5. rejaz (unregistered)

Ugly look. Sorry not to buy.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:05 7

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

Yup, I'm in a bad mood now, the design disappointed us very very badly, but the features are great. But seriously, the design, is still disappointing.... :(

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:36

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

Don't fix what isn't broken. The design is fine.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:37 23

6. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Guess i'll be buying a HTC ONE instead

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:37 1

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

Your lose.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:32 2

133. elmersunyc (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

It's not about winning or loosing! It's about personal preferences and experience.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:38 2

7. .AppleJack (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

Hahahaha Is not comments because everybody are watching the event xD

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