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Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III: first look

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 18:33 posted on

Highly regarded as force in the industry to this day, even despite the fact that it’s nearing the mark of being around for a year, the Samsung Galaxy S III continues to be a fledging device in this day and age. In the face of some newer devices, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s still being thrown into the midst of conversations. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is officially announced, many of you are wondering how the master compares to the newcomer in the space. It’s old versus new, father versus son, and predecessor versus successor. So how do they compare head on? Let’s take a quick peak shall we...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:45 11

13. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I dig the squarer look similar to my Note II :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:49 7

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Com on. Seriously? Iphone small screen same processor, same design? Clearly galaxy s iv is overall the winner

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:53 11

17. Rydsmith (Posts: 541; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Your stupidity hurts me.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:54 6

18. munxsrt (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Boring & too similar. Pass. Article should note which phone is which in the top photo.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:10 2

27. s.mrabet (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


gotta be blind not to see..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:41 6

33. Lauticol (Posts: 347; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


The horrible one is the.. Hmm wait, both are awful looking!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:56

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The GS3 looks smaller because of the crazy curves. Just like the GS3 looked smaller than the Optimus G despite the Optimus G having tiny dimensions.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:59 2

20. uchihakurtz (Posts: 377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I love the design, just as beautiful my white Ace 2, definitely befitting for my upgrade, IF I HAD THE MONEY, lol

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:40 4

55. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


My black xperia sola looks more "HANDSOME" and has the same so called "air view" (originally floating touch) found on the s4. The s4 looks s**t next to the gorgeous HTC ONE and to the stunning and premium XPERIA Z

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 18:07

61. mdroid (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


i totally agree with you mr. x-prince.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:49

65. uchihakurtz (Posts: 377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I almost bought Sola, nearly the same spec and looks nicer, but since I've been hearing it ain't getting Jelly Bean, I just had to look for alternative. Also, I find the lack of quick toggles in Sony rather troubling.

True dat, but S4 is "Samsung-like", they keep using the same design on every phone they make. But still, nice to hold.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 06:28

66. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


i think zl is better due to the 75% screen (smallest bezel ever)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:03 1

21. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


im disappointed about the hardware the only thing that is really inviting to s4 are the software tricks though i commend that it almost the size as its predecessor despite of having 5inch screen

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 5

22. abchco123 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


It's beautiful!!! When will it come to at&t?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 3

23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


After being spoiled by the Note 2, I will have to pass this by and get the Note 3.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:59

54. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't have much hope for Note 3 either...better hardware and software tweaks maybe, but i'll be pessimistic of the design (not that Note 2 is bad looking or anything.)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 5

24. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well I guess I'll be waiting to see the motorola X phone and decide between that and the HTC ONE

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:06 4

25. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I will add this to my Galaxy Family

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:09 4

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


"Floating Touch" is trademarked by Sony, it's not a generic term.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 18:08

62. mdroid (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


oh you know it too. you are right !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:11 3

29. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


im sold....glad they almost keep the original design...i dig that one.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:24

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


JOHN V. the article under DISPLAY, I think you mean "...it’s a no-brainer that we’re digging the newer display of the Galaxy S IV" not "...the Galaxy S III".

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:25

31. deathgod (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


This would've been a great update from my GNexus but dammit I just can't give up onscreen buttons. If they got rid of the physical home button and replaced it with capacitive ones I'd be all over this bitch:-)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:27 1

32. dynamo.one (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


hate that stupid phonearena hologram in all pictures..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:41 4

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


*watermark.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:42 3

34. tiara6918 (Posts: 2076; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Atleast the s4 looks better than the s3, I hate how they designed the home button and the sides before

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:42 3

35. Diego! (Posts: 645; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Since I went from Samsung Galaxy S *the original* to a Nokia Lumia 900, I'll be switching back to Android with either Samsung Galaxy S IV or HTC One. Tough HTC One has a stunning design, the Full HD Super AMOLED display gets some extra points for me. For me I said! :P

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:43 4

36. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


why did they do a review of the same phone?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:30 1

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


Like I said earlier, the SIV's design is 98% similar to the SIII.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:44 5

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 22153; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Twins

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