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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42. darkkjedii (Posts: 19736; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Man U guys wait till mxy and galitto wake up. They're gonna give y'all the blues on this one.
44. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
My next phone can't wait, bigger battery bigger screen in a smaller and thinner device... And by looking at the huge camera on the s4 and the leaked samples look the camera will be awesome plus extra features like floating touch this phones is great for me...yes it looks similar to the s3 but not the same and IMO it looks even better not that I had an issue with the look of the s3.
46. huhuhehe (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
i dont know why s4 still use the plastic, they didnt see their competitor i think. maybe they overconfident with their product. why the didnt realize tht htc one now change to aluminium and xperia z now use a glass material. why not s4 use a carbon + glass it will change the world i think.
49. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Do a S4 vs Note 2 please. Though I know already im waiting for the Note 3, i'm just curious. Wondering if the S4 camera is gonna be better then Note 2's which suffers from high ISO/noise issues with low lighting and poor software implementation of the flash and color balance. My Note 1 took better pictures all around then my Note 2, which greatly dissapointed me.
50. AlecSmith (unregistered)
The designers of the HTC One and the iPhone 5 did a far better job with those phones.
51. Dynamac (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)
I don't see why the design has to be completely different from year to year. Personally I thought the S3 had a refreshed design that was modern and samsung is clearly onto a design language that makes them identifiable. Look at Porsche, their design hasn't changed forever, and that works well for them.
S4 is a much bigger upgrade from the S3 than iPhone 5 was from 4S, so I don't think it can be discounted just on "looking the same". FHD screen, 2x quad core processors...the same, really? Also I think alot your minds will change when you compare the FHD screen vs S3, it will be a massive leap.
I'm not a hardcore samsung fan, but I love the colour and contrast of AMOLED (which I know isn't for everyone) so as long as they are really the only ones using AMOLED my money will still have to go to Samsung. For me, once you go AMOLED, you can't go back.
52. masterchina (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
For the last year the s3 had a 4.9" screen. now that the s4 is here it's all of the sudden 4.8". What gives?
53. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Superb inards indeed, but the design is annoyingly screeming SGSIIIs.
56. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I'll stay with my SGS3, thank you very much. I actually prefer a 4.8" vs a full blown 5" screen.
I'm also not worried bout being future proof - 1.4Ghz (OCable to 1.6) Quad core Exynos A9 Quad processor, 1GB of Ram and OCed Mali 400MP will last for quite a long time - probably until Android 6.0 :)
57. stephenxp04 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
I know this is gonna get alot of dislikes. But even the weather icons are copying HTC's new minimalistic style!!!
As if copying technologies from other OEMs is not enough.
58. papss (unregistered)
Jeez.. Side by side these phones look pretty close.. SS is doing an apple, I don't want to ever see a SS fan make any comments about apple being lazy in this regard
59. Andrewtst (Posts: 608; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Samsung is following Apple! Bye bye Samsung! S4 definitely won't be mine.
Is time not supporting Samsung!
63. mdroid (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
so far now does anybody have an idea about its price!!
69. taikucing (unregistered)
Not far from Samsung GSIII when launched. A source says it's $579.
68. ChafedBanana (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Nice. Can't wait to unlock and root so I can enjoy pure Android on the most kickass of hardware.
70. bokajay (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Funny thing is most people stick a huge case of their phones anyway so who cares about plastic vs aluminum. What should matter is overall build quality as far as reliability and performance, screen quality, general function. For normal users: Software interface, features, ease of use. For power users: Ability to customize, ability to root/install custom software, battery size/life, SD card slot. I really think Samsung has been doing a great job appealing to both the normal everyday user who amount to the largest segment of sales, and the louder yet smaller segment of power users. I hate touch-wiz (graphically boring, text is so large even on the smallest font setting, takes away stock Android features I love like swiping on dialer screen). However, while Sense has always looked more appealing visually then Touchwiz and in the past even stock Android (pre Android 4.0+) its too overwhelming. So as a poweruser I would flash a custom ROM and I have flashed custom roms on many phones, Samsung, HTC, Moto, LG and I have had the best experiences with Samsung so that factors into my decision as well.
HTC doesn't make bad products overall, their design is usually very nice. I have owned 4 HTC phones over the years. But honestly I'd have to go back to the Nexus One or Droid Incredible to find a HTC phone I really liked. I have spent time with the HTC One X and I prefer the S3 over it. I just think Samsung really has found a great balance to appeal to the most people and that is why they are dominating. That also puts a huge target on their back. That's my opinion and if you look at sales that is the general consensus.