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Samsung Galaxy S 4 video review demos pop, detail the Floating Touch and SmartPause features

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 video review demos pop, detail the Floating Touch and SmartPause features
Samsung must be pretty peeved by now, but the Chinese source that leaked the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S 4 for China Unicom, is the gift that keeps on leaking, hours before the official launch.

We saw the pictures, and the specs got confirmed, but now we have a video walkthrough of sorts, that guides us around the interface and features. 

The Floating Touch and the SmartPause features get introduced, and there is a nifty browsing demonstration as well, looking good on the Full HD AMOLED display, so check them out in the slideshow below.

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:13 24

1. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Good features and everything but DESIGN!!! :@

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:28 14

14. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


now that's reall innovation ^_^
i agree, they should've changed the design because it looks like the GS3, but design for me is the least thing i would care for !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:29 11

16. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Seriously
you let us down

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:30 18

17. ebubekir26 (Posts: 329; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


i agree the design shocked all of us, even me a Samsung fanboy
but come on it's not REALLY that bad like the others exaggerate
the features are absolutely very handy especially smart pause and hover
it will still feel good in the hands, plastic? yes plastic but sells more than other great Android Smartphones

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:42 35

22. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Innovation, yes, but from Sony (sola), which has FloatTouch more than a year now...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:04 14

34. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


I am the only one here who thinks the Galaxy series don't look that bad at all? They aren't looking iconic or award-winning, but somehow the rounded shapes grow on you, whilst together with light and durable polycarbonate and slickness they make auch an enormous phone better suited for practical use than petite metal/glass-beauties like the Nexus or iPhone.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:06 11

35. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


you either get plastic (polycarbonate) and removable battery, or you get an aluminum back and non removable battery, i prefer the 1st choice, dunno about you guys :P

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:07 6

36. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i agree with you

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:13 7

40. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Seriously, I'm starting to hate these attention-seeking spoilers.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:21 22

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


now that's real sony innovation ^_^

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:38 8

53. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I'd rather have good signals reception and NFC than a supposedly "premium" feel( dented, scratched, bent aluminium and cracked, shattered glass).

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:42 7

57. bparkerson (unregistered)


Samsung is great and all but anyone can download the features that are to be promoted. I don't see how this is a substantial selling point for the GS4. Who cares if it's "built in". If it's not, it can be added like LG is expected to do. I'm starting to see myself as a person who once was a fan of Samsung not a future fan. If I sound disappointed it's because I am...I really hope Samsung turns my attitude around after the GSIV unveiling tonight!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43 10

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


oops whats inovation!!
boaring design and boaring ui..
if u put it beside ONE u can say esily i pick up one..
why not!!??
sense 5 is far better than this ui that i see..every thing is like 2 years ago..only item can open in new form..woowww!!inovation!!
but blink feed-htc zoe-ultrapixel camera-sense 5-bombastic sound and solid design and best build quality- excellent screen with ips3 - great battary..

i dont now how is happen in future for both of them but i hope people take a better choice not only victims for advertice.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:45 7

62. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Haters like to exaggerate on tiny things like this 'coz that's the only point they've got actually. Hardware and software wise, Samsung is nearly flawless and they know that.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:45 5

63. wp8forever (unregistered)


You guys been waiting for the next big thing lol you guys got the same old crap lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:50 10

66. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Blink feed = live tiles rip-off
Ultrapixel = fail
Boomsound = Galaxy Note 10 rip-off
Best build quality = loose buttons, aluminium prone to dents, scratches and bending

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:58 15

68. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Sony came up with the idea first stop saying stuff like that

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:00 5

69. DerryAhmad (Posts: 281; Member since: 05 May 2012)


The only word I can think of seeing the video is: Xperia Sola

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:08 4

70. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Same old crap? You talking about Nokia, right? Same brick since the N9.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:12 3

74. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I gotta say samsung are really good when it comes to software features
But the design is almost the same and I dont see any noticeable difference in speed

I even think that whatever new software features that are coming with the s4 are gonna be also available in s3 once it gets a new update

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:14 6

77. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


They won't need to turn you around, there are plenty of people who buy the brand, Apple and Samsung are the highest quality products in everyone's eyes where I live, whether that's true or not doesn't matter

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:24 4

83. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


And fanboys like to so the exact opposite by saying as you do. You all should just chill and choose the phone you personally like to compliment your lifestyle.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:26

86. niks0017 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


see 2nd video @ 1:04 .. its dual sim phone../// s4 won't be dual sim.!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:30 2

89. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


Of course they are. They are the most selling products primarily because there's a coolness factor with apple and a tendency to equate the apple experience for lesser with samsung. Others may have a better product, not necessarily in terms of specs, but it won't actually sell more than these two, at least this year.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:30 3

90. anjel1708 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Best selling and highest quality are two different things. You can't add boom sound to the s4 or the ultra pixel. Just like bparkerson said you can add these features to another phone. Which will happen. Why choose S4??? Because everyone else will??? I will pass. I choose quality design.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:44 1

96. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Then can you please tell me what is false in my comment?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:10

109. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


These features are useless and the UI looks like Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
What is innovative in this phone?S Voice ))) ?This ugly plastic?5 inch?
@I have S3 which is amazing,but in the next few months I am gonna buy the HTC One.No plastic anymore.
And removable battery for what?I pay more than 600 Euros on a phone to replace its battery?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:24 2

113. voxmarc (Posts: 333; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


read this comment on YT copy paste?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:24 2

114. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


not every manufacturer uses cheap aluminium like apple.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:31 2

115. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It is not "nearly flawless". It is simply the (one of) the best on the market.

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