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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159. pritam.paul.360 (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
in one word: DISAPPOINTED..... :( :(
163. jpkelly05 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I would say that most people with a GS2 are going to get the GS4, as the GS3 was not enough of a upgrade to move to the GS3. I want a phone that is similarly sized to the GS2. I have to say I am not impressed with not being able to change my battery when it dies. I am also not impressed with not being able to add more memory via SD Card. BUT lets see what Google comes out with in May.
166. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)
Oh cheap Sammy fans ! You all felt disappointed caused the phone still look and built cheap not much improve from last year. The cheap network T mobile will sell very well on them. All cheap Sammy fans will agreed and dislike me.
168. sgodsell (Posts: 2655; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I would get this phone because no other phone has air gesture, or the spen feature without using a pen. Some of the camera features were only offered in purchased apps, but now its built in to go with that 13mp camera. Also you get a universal remote built into the phone. The big thing for me is the exynos A15 CPU. I have yet to see any other phone released to date with a A15 arm CPU. I only ever saw that in a tablet or notebook, and even then it was a dual A15. This will be a quad A15. If anyone has been following the arm A15 vs arm A9, then you would know that an A15 is roughly 40% faster then a comparable A9 at the same clock speed, and # of cores. Not to mention that if this mobile A15 is not hindered in anyway, then it should support xen/KVM hardware virtualization. So you should be able to run two os simultaneously. Now how cool is that? Count me in.
169. ebubekir26 (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
i can't believe people are saying their not gonna buy this phone because of the design O.o
Wow i don't know what to say.. i think Samsung haters managed to make the S4 look bad, happy ?
i will get the S4 soon,
people listen,: don't let hates control you..
buy what you like, if you like the Xperia Z or the HTC One then go ahead and buy it, they are very good high-end devices,, but some people just exaggerate the Plastic
it actually looks and feels good from what i know... it is a very powerful device
Each device has its own niche and advantages
170. Trex95 (Posts: 849; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
The chines dude who owns the S4 said that the Super Amoled on S4 is less 33% pixels than LCD and it's not RGB panel like note 2?! is it true
176. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
Oh No if my new phone looks the same how will anyone know i upgraded? :( Its funy how they bacame exactly what they have made fun of for so long....
181. tempdogg74 (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)
Im just gonna wait for the next big thing to WoW me. Tha SG4 didnt do that. Tha HTC ONE looks promising. But I am gonna wait to see what the Note3 gonna bring to the table.
192. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
2012 S III Launched
Haters: S III< Cheap plastic, crap design, copycat, laggy, poor camera, no innovation.
Samsung: Thanks :)
Samsung:- 50 millions S III has been sold. :) Thanks :)
S IV Launched
Haters: S IV< Cheap plastic, crap design, copycat, laggy, poor camera, no innovation.
Samsung: Thanks :)
Samsung:- 60 millions S IV has been sold. Thanks :)
193. drone1212 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)
That shiny finish, when the phone gets oily, feels yucky to the touch. At first when they mentioned there would be textured finish, I thought there was hope. But from the pics, it seems like the texture is merely visual and the phone is as smooth as the S3. Yucks! What a bad finish to a good set of features and camera output.
197. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 588; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
The white model model doesn't look so bad, but the black version is one ugly a55 phone.
198. hammy3121 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)
Just received my HTC One black yesterday and cannot put it down. Everything about it is unbelievable, the screen, the camera, the speakers and the feel in the hand. It is definately worth the wait America. I love it and can't believe i ever thought about buying the S4. I really hope this device gets HTC out of the s**t because it deserves to. The battery life really isn't that bad, no worse than the iphone i upgraded from.
200. Allin (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
PERFECT!The Samsung Galaxy SIV is the phone which I waitted all the time.It's amazing! right?