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Samsung Galaxy S 4 review posted early, new sub-pixel arrangement confirmed

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 13:31 posted on

We're pretty sure that whoever posted this detailed Samsung Galaxy S 4 review shouldn't have done so, yet they did, presumably in order to rake up some page visits ahead of the smartphone's official announcement. Unfortunately, all of it is in Chinese - a language we're not fluent in, yet good thing that we have Google Translate to rescue us. First of all, the review confirms a number of Samsung Galaxy S 4 specs, including the use of a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC running at 1.8GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. The main camera is also said to be of 13 megapixels, just as we expected...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:32 1

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


that escalated quickly ...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:48 11

11. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


does anyone else see (especially in 4th and 5th pic) the GS4 seems a bit dimmer as compared to S3 and we all know S3 is already pretty dim when compared to LCDs

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:33 4

20. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


dont worry.. i'm 100% sure that they put the brightness setting randomly.. not the exact same with those phones..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:19 1

63. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I would love to see a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S IV display and HTC One display rather than Sony Xperia Z display.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:51 1

68. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/03/14/xperia-z-display-goes-up-against-the-galaxy-s-iv/

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:37 11

2. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Really disappointed by the lack of wireless charging on these new devices. Nokia must have been ahead of its time in this department or Manufacturers aren't taking it seriously (HTC only on Verizon devices?). It really is a good innovation. The galaxy S 4 is nice, but still not perfect. I would like new materials and design, until then I'll favor the HTC One.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:23

18. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


they''ll proabably have a back cover that has wireless charging calm down

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:54 6

30. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Irrelevant. Im buying a $200 device so that I don't have to spend more to put my phone up to par. The sIV should have wireless charging, no excuses.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:16

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


$200* on contact. Without a contract this will be atleast $600.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:56

59. papss (unregistered)


More like WELL over 600.00 dude

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:29

19. grassed (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


WELL - what about the Palm Pre - that had wireless charging, and I am pretty sure that was before Nokia. I really just miss that OS I guess.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:45

25. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012)


For under $30 you can pick up a wireless receiver and a Palm charging pad and if you look harder you can find kits for less.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Palm-Touch-Stone-Wireless-Charger-Dock-Set-work-with-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Note-2-PT-/400424478483?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item5d3b28a713

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:55

31. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


You're right, wireless QI charging is a feature that's worth it's salt, and I have no clue why Samsung decided to omit something useful that is relatively easy to impliment. Power charging sleeves do offer that capability, but it's a pain if that feature is not built into your device...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:58 2

33. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Thing is we really don't know, this is not an actual s4 finished unveiled handset,the model unveiled tonight may well have wires less charging

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:40 2

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


amazing how you predict every iphone and not an Android... which by the way u have been wrong on that as well

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:34

47. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Nokia was ahead of the curve? LMAO
Wipe all that Nokia off your chin, off the top of my head Palm beat Nokia to that

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:00 2

51. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


GET READY "4" THE NEXT PLASTIC THING
I'm getting the HTC one

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:20

67. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


are you people crazy what purpose does wireless charging have cause as soonas the average human being picksuptheir phone to text it's not charging anymore

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:38 8

3. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Xperia Z !!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:41 11

5. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


I usually don't care about viewing angles, but the xperia Z screen really disappoints in that aspect.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:16 7

16. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Sony disappoints me in every aspect.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:16 1

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


If the Xperia Z would have come out in 2012 and uses a better screen it would have been the best phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:22 3

41. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


you're not as clever as your profile picture pretends.
you'd better stick to your LG.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:03

52. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Thanks, I will !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:08 1

53. SleepingOz (unregistered)


As usual..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:55

65. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


well.. unless you are one of the dorks who spends more time using smartphone underwater than on dry land..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:40 16

4. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


Man that gs4 screen looks like it's going to be amazing! Can't wait to see how the phone performs.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:41 2

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


Pentile again...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:44 1

24. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


yes it's pentile but can you see the pixel arrangement?? it's so close just like full rgb..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:09 1

62. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


still it's close-up fades away when compared to Xperia Z's RGB matrix. However, I do appreciate the darker blacks on S4

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