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

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 06:10 posted on

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 keep on giving, hours before the official launch...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:08 1

38. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I have to agree with you on that.

Airview is pretty amazing and innovative, I'm highly impressed. Everything else is....kinda lame. The floating navigation didn't seem to work that well and you're right, how many different ways do we need to pause a video? lol. First palm to pause and now this? The Galaxy S V will then have blink pause. Reminds me of all the Samsung "features" I turn OFF.

I'm still waiting for the whole best thing since color tv features to come up. I hope these aren't anywhere close to the highlights.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:31

91. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't know, float can become the best type of hover, when browsing the web and stuff.... If used everywhere could be something you can live with

Of topic... Where have you been man? I barely get to see you around

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:23 4

7. mehtabsingh114 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


there is ANDROID MARKET not GOOGLE PLAY

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:23 6

8. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Boring!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:26 5

12. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


so are you

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:24 6

9. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


that smart pause is really cool

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:26 3

11. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


this is the phone!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:33

50. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Duh. What did you think it was? A pebble?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:27 2

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Floating touch is actually really handy!
Great stuff.. now I wish Samsung patents the hell out of that, just because of apple

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:42 7

23. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Floating touch was introduced by sony last year on xperia sola so patent wht copying?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:45 6

26. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Sony already patented that, they called it "Floating Touch"

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:02 2

32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I meant the implementation of it..

Sony's take was half baked and unsure what it's supposed to be.
It was just highlighting the text, useless basically.

This is the proper way of doing it, just like the Note 2, but with the finger instead of the pen.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:16 4

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


haha first you say samsung must patented that because apple and now mean implementation of it, no matter what samsung do they still copying sony inovations

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:22

112. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


and guess what its not included on XZ,,,,hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:52

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


so is samsung fan boy sony not like samsung who like copying and give the same feature each year
sony give us new innovations each year
for example sony always comes up with new desaign
low end xperia tipo, miro, and xperia j
mid end xperia p and xperia sola
high end xperia s, acro s, t, tx, v
while samsung for from galaxy pocket, y, s3 mini, s2, s3, and now s4
sony give us more choice and even xperia v beat s3 on benchmark, feature and quality
yeah i know crapsung beat sony on market share but thats only because samsung so aggresive when it comes to ad and their sales will do anything to make you buy crapsung device,
i just doesn't agree when samsung chief say innovations is what makes consumers buy a new devices instead a lots of ads and good sales thats makes people buy samsung devices
in indonesia s3 mini and xperia p is about the same price but sony device have much better build quality and more innovations, premium device must have look and feel premium and with sony device you don't have buy flagship to have premium device

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:17 1

45. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Highlighting the text? It works in gallery, use as a cursor in web browser and other things more than that. So what's the use of the GS4 one?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:20

111. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


more than that...much more.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:45

97. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


sorry man if you also noticed i tried explaining to SONY fans,but they dumb insist its the same....sola have Float touch...BUT like you said the implementation or use is different SAM's feature is like AirView..it float contents not just highlights...sola ONLY highlights...but they insist...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:13

76. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


no... floating highlighter maybe...it just highlight it doesnt float contents....big big difference...and sola cant float contents because that feature is own by sammy...loser

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:23

82. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Sure, whatever makes you happy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzz9h3jdB-U#!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:50

98. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


video again....can you now see the difference.,,,try looking for Airview on note 2,coz its the same principle as the AirTouch on S4...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:56

102. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Did I said that this is the same as AirView? No

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:29 2

15. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I have no problem with plastic

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:52

99. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


same here man...im more on what it can do.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:33 1

18. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm very impressed with those new features!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:33 11

19. rumman1995 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I am going for the HTC ONE... best design.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:07 1

37. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


goodluck...your HTC is called "beautyphone" while SIV is "Smartphone"
history repeat itself...like what happened to 1x against the mighty S3....goodluck man....

ooppppsss
sorry for the words space i'm using Floating Touch.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:32 6

49. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


I know right, I'm using Floating Touch too, on my Xperia Sola, works great. Did you know Sony introduced it last year?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:36 1

52. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


yeah and it sucks.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43 4

59. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Just like the GS IV one, the similarty is uncanny

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:54

100. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


ayayayayayayayyy....look for airview imagine the stylus as a finger...now see the difference?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:45

64. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


i have one unit on my store wanna buy it?nobody wants it...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:09

71. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Why would I want another one if I have one already?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:14 2

78. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


you seem inlove with your floating highlighter

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:59

104. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Nah, i don't use Sola that much, but i play with it sometimes. My 820 is my daily drive for now.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:07

107. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


nice choice...good for you.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:50

131. rumman1995 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


i am using the s3 now. should i buy the same phone again because it has better processors. just take a look at HTC's design with aluminum body ....

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:28

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


what SIV is not ''smartphone'' it's a plastic toy and S3 just another plastic toy
XPERIA V beat S3 in benchmark and build quality

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:39 1

21. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


If u want great design go for htc one or xperia z but if u want a overall performance than galaxy s4 is for u

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:42 4

24. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I agree with you that's why I went with the HTC One x instead of the sgs3

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:42 9

25. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


And everyone forgets about Xperia Sola... even the term Floating Touch is trademarked by Sony

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:09

39. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


yeah....but not as good as this...that one is crap.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:15 3

42. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


How, what's crap about it? That one even work with boxing glove on

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43

58. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


really hahahahhahaaaa....i have one on my store you wanna buy it?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43 1

61. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AgnO6Vvcos

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:53

67. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


obviously you dont own a sola i have one on my store....this video only shows how dumb you are....we are talking about floating touch...you know FLOATING.not Touching....talk to nokia about that feature...they have it on 920...have you ever tried one?cause i know how suck it is....ever wonder why they dont include in the new XZ?...try one first and talk to me...cause i dont read any news from other OEM only sammy...i will troll you as long as i can...because i dont go reading any articles and go bashed their product...obviously you are...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:12

73. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


This is using the Floating Touch technology, obviously you didnt read the article on their developers blog. I know that they're touching but still show what Floating Touch is capable off. 920's screen is the reason that it can do that, not software, this is software. What can the GSIV's floating touch do? Reason for not putting in XZ? It eats the battery?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:17

79. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


no...its FLOATING Highlighter,,,,eats the battery?hahahhaaaaaaa....that only shows your tech designer are dumb.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:25

84. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Dude, you live in a store. Nothing is worst than that

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:27

87. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


dude i own it i have employees...ever heard of the term hiring people?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:38

93. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Sure... what's it called then? Give me a link to your website store since we're on it

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:58

103. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


sorry man im not that big of a company...look for price.com.hk...look for i mobile.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:12

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


OMG this guy stupid XZ doesn't need a floating touch it's last year technology.
XZ have OptiContrast Panel and Sensor-on-lens touch technology sony give you innovations each yea.
samsung mobile chief j.k shin and his tech designer are idiot
he talk about innovations but they just copying, change the name and just add little feature,
the only smart guy in their company is their sales thats why so many people buy those plastic toy
and thanks to my plastic toy GALAXY Y and GALAXY S2 i can compare plastic toy with premium smartphone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:25

85. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


it can float contents in e-mails,messages,gallery,videos...like airview..if your familiar with that term...sola highlights things,not float contents...ok.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:29

88. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


What does "float contents" have affect for you? Other than being a wanker on PA?
Oh I can float contents, or i can just click that email/messages a read it full. Floating images? In a gallery? I though you're in the gallery because you want to look at picture and not float them. I guess i'm wrong

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:02

105. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


hahahaha....preview maybe....wanker...nahhh....what does your claim have affect on you when someone told you that something is better?...fill that VOiD man it helps.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:23

136. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Its not better in anyway, it's still the same. fill that vox with something, you're selling, i hope your site goes well, oh wait, its just a chinese knockoffs site

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:52 5

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


The features are great, but the design is completely WRONG.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:57 2

29. snoopy5 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


the feel of putting your finger on the air without touching the screen is weird,just weird...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:13 6

41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


You people are idiots to fall in love with features over design, like i said before, the people with their galaxy s3 might as well keep what they have and wait for an update to have the damn s**t this piece of junk galaxy s4 has! Smh @ samsung fans

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