Samsung Galaxy S IV gets the teardown treatment, see what's inside
0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 17:18 posted on
Unsurprisingly, another set of Samsung Galaxy S 4 photos have surfaced on the web, courtesy of the very same Chinese source that has been releasing leak after leak. This time we're treated to a look at the smartphone's insides - battery, motherboard, chips, and everything in between. Something worth knowing is that the Samsung Galaxy S 4, or at least the Chinese version of it, will pack a 2,600mAh battery...
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1. imkyle (Posts: 1065; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
And the surprise is gone. Why even have a show to announce it, when half the crap is leaked.
5. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
"Crap" is right. Well done Samsung, you pulled an Apple by releasing the EXACT SAME LOOKING device. Design was poor before and is unexcuseable now.
8. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
It's quite nothing like apple, fact this actually does differentiate from the s3. And the specs are much better than the s3 unlike anything we seen from the iphone 4 and 4s.
11. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
I said it looked the same as the SIII. To defend that would be ignorant. Samsung continues to make fun of Apple's practices of releasing products that look the same and then they decide to do the exact thing. I'm disappointed. Specs may be better, but general use will not be that much different.
21. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I find you really ignorant and have a personality like a total brat. So much hate on Samsung, I hate to imagine your personality in real life.
If you don't like Samsung then just piss off. Ignorant fool.
27. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Finally, someone who see's all the fools around here now. They're not even giving it the slightest chance and assuming the worst before any REAL specs is announced. It's terribly stupid of some people.
43. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
How dare you MrPhilo. How dare you. This is a tech website, we do not attack people's personalities. I think the SIV is a great device. I'm disappointed by it's design. That's all I'm saying. You are a terrible human for taking this further than what it is.
So what if I do not like a device? You're going to attack me as a person for my opinion on a cell phone? You are the child and I'm surprised and disappointed by your remark.
54. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
That was an terrible attempt in a comeback. Yes this is a tech sight, I don't see no rules of not bringing in personality.
Says the one with the name "RiseAgainst94" which i'm guessing is an 18/19 years old teen trying to act 'clever' being his keyboard.
The way you 'dislike' Samsung design is fine, but you keep hating it in a 'harsh' way which is pathetic, you keep bringing it down like its the worse design ever! Do you know what 'opinion' is? No! Not everyone agrees to your opinion, your comment is like saying everyone hates the design of the phone but no!
So what i'm saying is that your opinion isn't a fact (like what you think) that its a 'bad design'.
60. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Good. Then give your opinion by saying that you do not think the design is bad (which is a good argument, I was "harsh." and then stop writing. You do not know me as a person and there is no need to attack me. I may be harsh to a cell phone, but you are being harsh to a human.
There are no rules about not bringing in personality, but common respect exists and it's a shame that you do not practice it.
I never said my opinion is the "only" opinion. It's a forum, so I stated my opinion: I do not like the design. Sure, I would buy the device, it's great. The design is not my favorite, but like I said: I was being harsh, but there is never a need to say "I hate to imagine your personality in real life."
That my friend, is being an ignorant fool.
63. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I want to write got a problem. I know I don't, but your comment can give me an impression of your 'personality'. No s**t your a human, did I say you was an alien?
Ironic, 'common respect'. I don't think you can talk about that at all. The way you speak and commented on the first person.
That isn't being ignorant, its being honest. You show a side of your personality on the internet which could translate in real life as well.
64. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
My first comment was not disrespectful to a human, it MAY have been disrespectful to an opinion: that's fine.
Yes. My personality is that I do not like the design of the Galaxy SIV and your personality is that you respect cell phones more than humans. Nuff said. I'm done arguing with someone who does not respect people, it's useless.
Oh, and get educated before you attack somebody. "Did I say you was an alien?" You're obviously trash.
72. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I never said you was.
Oh I guess you never heard of sarcasm? My bad 'trash', terrible comeback. Just go home and cry. Such a pathetic user.
22. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
HTC one will be the smartphone to purchase, for Android users that value style and design ;o)
31. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
It would be, if it had a better ui. I hate sense, they really need to improve the simplicity and overall look of it. Not to mention it eats so much ram.
38. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Personally I'd be disappointed if the design is the exact same, I don't think it will be. The beauty of android though if the likes of samsung tried to pull an apple an re release the same phone twice or three times in a row you can choose from high end top handsets from other manufacturers. Android users have the freedom of choice
62. darkkjedii (Posts: 18391; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Who you trying to convince, us or yourself?
53. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
GOOD POINT. I think that really does happen when you get to taste success. You become lax and unmotivated to lean away from what is tried and tested.
30. doejon (Posts: 393; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
ahm dude i must admit that i like the design of the htc one more than the s4 design. but the s4 is better looking than the s3.
and as we know they had a huge success. i thnik that is the main reason why samsung dont changed the design radicaly.
i personaly like the design more than the s3 or other phones
1. htc one
3. sony (cuz its nothing special if u make a smartphone just
4. lg nexus
sorry 4 my bad english xD
45. robcar (Posts: 97; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)
iPhone 4 and 4S is "EXACT SAME LOOKING" device
This Samsung is a different looking device from S3 but similar design language.
Kids these days...
48. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
That's a good argument, but the fact that Samsung attacks Apple for making identical devices would suggest that they would want to step forward with their designs, rather than sideways.
67. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
ignorant fool, thats why they called it 4 and 4S, unlike samsung with their SIII and SIV, with slight changes, iP4 and iP5 are different looking devices. but still , thak you sammy, now i'm 100% sure to buy a HTC One. Sammy can only copy apple (they even copy how apple release a new device--with almost 0 changes), and apple with no fresh air in their iOS, both can learn from HTC.
6. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 May 2012)
do you honestly think this is the gs4? think again.
chinese clone is more like it
17. 3SM.. (unregistered)
In 30 minutes you will be proven wrong.
23. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
You should think again.
Samsung didn't have it under wraps like they did for the S3.
69. 3SM.. (unregistered)
And you were indeed proven wrong.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
When I was looking at the leaked Samsung Galaxy S IV videos, I have noticed that front part of phone body is a bit transparent and looks like a glass fiber material or something like that. Or it is just me, anyone???
25. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Just a skin to hide its design for test units.
They do this for cars also.
36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"They do this for cars also."
I thought the same when I have noticed something like a glass fiber material. :)
44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Hmm, but then it also may mean that leaked images and videos still may be just of an prototype... :)
15. wp8forever (unregistered)
Samcrap fanboys are quiet lol , cheap ,ugly looking phone , nothing special lol htc one kill this crap lol
32. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Tell that to the 2% of people who use windows phones.
50. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
If only 2 percent use WP8, then the rest of the population must be sheeple...
35. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Yep, HTC killed it this with the One.
20. Laura90 (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)
Samdung copy cats Apple in design repetition now.
24. dmakun (Posts: 295; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
dear JohnNOKIA, was there any doubt about your 'hate' for Samsung? could your feelings be less obvious? I doubt it some how,
3. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
still somehow hoping its not the final design
4. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Design could be better, still plan to get it.
7. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 May 2012)
do you honestly think this is the gs4? think again.
chinese clone is more like it
10. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I'm hoping not, I'd like to see at least some more difference with the design.
18. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Wouldn't it be awesome if this was a huge elaborate hoax by Samsung to throw everyone off of the actual handset? Guess we'll all find out in a couple of hours.
I do find it interesting they went with a different sub-pixel arrangement rather than using a higher density version of the Note 2's. Hopefully it looks as good in person.
I actually don't mind this design, I think it's clean. Either way, this would be a huge upgrade for my every trusty S2.
9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Plastic garbage......i say look out for the motorola x phone and more sony phones later on this year!
12. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I think samsung would of taken some notes, I think they're not going to use the same flimsy plastic as the s3. I would assume they're gonna use a much harder, durable plastic.
19. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Why should i? Samsung fans are the most atrocious trolls next to apple fans
26. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Your biasness is obvious, shows it in your name. Calling Samsung fans and Apple fans trolls is also pathetic.
I like Samsung, Apple, HTC and Sony. If you don't like the company for whatever reason just get lost. Jesus christ, it's f*cking annoying when I see you freaks here.
34. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Hypocrite how? Cuz I like Sony, respect HTC and moto but "dislike" Samsung plastic builds?? Sounds like someone is a bit sensitive
46. MrPhilo (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Hypocrite as in calling Samsung and Apple fans are the 'only' trolls. Your comment for example is pretty much a 'troll' comment.
I'm not being sensitive, its just pathetic how everyone goes around being disappointed in a product. Just grow up and shut up. All the company brings out great products regardless.
No products will be perfect, there is always a flaw. For example, HTC One and Xperia Z, you see people complain about "oh no removable battery no thanks". Then Samsung has changeable battery and sd card slot and your all saying its cheap quality plastic. Jesus christ, it's poly carbonate (most likely like S3) which is same as Nokia device. I don't see that being poor.
But the moral of this comment is that, there will always be a pathetic user complaining and trolling.
49. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Somebody is reeely sensitve and also cant read properly.
I didnt say they were the "only" trolls but in fact, the most atrocious.
Get some glasses or reading classes pronto
59. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
It aint gotta be flashy long as its the truth, also im not here to "make a come back" or go back and forth with you dude, i do that enough with my girl lol
57. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Flimsy, low-grade, painted polycarbonate like the S3 used is nothing like the solid, high-grade, milled and dyed polycarbonate on the Lumia. That's like saying the steel on a Kia Rio is the same as the steel on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
42. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Agreed, a year ago everybody was sucking up to Samsung for the s3 and the note 2. They clearly weren't committed fans, and fall for good looks with not so good hardware/software.
Though I'd have to disagree with liking apple, I have a deep, dark hatred for apple.
47. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I never did really did prefer Samsung not even a year ago, and you would know that if you been around long enough to see most of my post....
why dont i like em? because all they do is steal others ideas and make it seem like they are the first ones to do it!
cheaters never win, they only win because people "allow" them to win.
33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
this is true, and they are accepted because they support android and samsung only. anyone how says anything posiive about wp8, BB or even android device companies like sony or HTC get 12 samsung fanboys on them
they think because they have numbers there right just like apple fanboys before them
2013 im hoping to be the year samsung falls and HTC,LG, Motorola (stretchin abit) and sony come big for android and nokia gain even more traction and wp8 growth continues
also for apple to stop the arrogant crap and focus on there devices
39. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
U and I both bro
37. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I don't even like Android, but I have noticed Samsung fans are the most annoy fanboys of the bunch ;o)
41. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
I agree wih your point, but be a realist out here, mate. Samsung produces cheap quality phones, I agree, but the SoCs used in Sony flagships are previous year flagship SoCs....
I think Sony and Nokia and HTC should imprvise alot if they want to compete with Samsung and Apple. Samsung and Apple should start making new designs instead of repeating the old ones every year, and Samsung should also keep a check on its materials, whilst Apple should keep a check on the customizablity of iOS...
51. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I think sony htc and nokia will be fine as soon as the copy caters are out of the way......