x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






Samsung Galaxy S4: 10 exclusive or little-known features review

0. phoneArena 05 Apr 2013, 07:17 posted on

As with every phone that's been in the office for a while, we are constantly discovering hidden nuggets or extra small features that make life with the handset easier, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 has plenty of those...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:45 3

30. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What so smart abt copying other manufacturers features? Sony invented floating touch then Samsung stole it

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:08 7

36. procol (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Adopting useful technology is copying/stealing? You don't need to invent the wheel twice. It becomes 'stealing' if all 3 conditions below are met.

1. Sony has invented the tech.
2. Sony has patented it.
3. Samsung's floating touch tech is the exact same one based on the Sony's method and Samsung didn't get proper license from Sony to implement the tech into their phone.

My guess is that none of 3 conditions above is true and Sony just adopted the tech also. I think Samsung has developed their own tech or got license from others.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:49 1

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


floating touch is developed by Cypress Technologies and Sony mobile in case you don't belive me
developer.sonymobile.com/knowledge-base/technologi​es/floating-touch/
now prove to me that airview is developed by samsung

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:14 3

37. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


OMG, lots of Sony army men here..

Sony didnt invent the touchless display neither they have patented touchless display first.. neither samsung..

and what connection do COPYING has with the sense of being a smarter SMARTphone? yaiks, desperate..

copying? ignorant people.. dont u know that patents can be legally used by another?,, as long as their is legal licensng agreements, the word copying is out!, thus please give me ur evidence that samsung copied it and that samsung is being sued for it,,..

another fact, dont u dare insult the company that has the largest number of mobile patents., u never know, ur Sony is also legally using these patents..

thats how d mobile world flows, SHARING not ALL COPYING,,

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:04 1

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


its not about touchless display
he talking about sony innvented floating touch technology
which allows phone to react when the
user's hand is near the screen (Up to 20mm). In
Android 2.3 floating touch could only be used with
browser, but an upgrade to Android 4.0.4 has brought
the ability to use this feature for entire interface (so called "glove mode" ).
And just like you said maybe samsung have legal licensing agreements with sony

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:19 1

53. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


not yet close enough, comment #46 said that synaptics invented it..maybe thats d real deal..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:37

57. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


sorry comment #46 is for gloves feature.. sorry hehe :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:32

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


comment #50 is talking about floating touch and i have proved that floating touch technology is developed by sony mobile, now can you prove to me that samsung airview is developed by samsung!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:52 4

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


ever wonder why Sony is not suing Samsung on those floating touch features?because its a different method....

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:10 1

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


noooo seee this video
m.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&hl=en-GB&gl=I​D&v=jHUYVS8kqUQ
and tell what method that samsung use
maybe samsung have legal lincensing agreements with sony
thats why sony is not suing samsung

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:52 3

33. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


actually sony was first into the game of sensitive phones ~ xperia sola

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:19 5

38. taikucing (unregistered)


Your hatred towards samsung makes you blind of the truth.
Please prove that all those features (10 of them) are used by nokia first! Although I'm not a Samsung fanboy, but I can say those features are awesome.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 18:15 1

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


the truth is not all the feature on S4 is samsung ideas or samsung innovation they just using/adopt/copying
1. Glove mode lumia 920
2. Floating touch / airview Xperia Sola
3. Dual recording mode LG optimus G pro
4. Smart pause / smart video LG optimus pro
there is the different between hatred and the truth

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:19 2

83. taikucing (unregistered)


Did you read my f****g comment? You said nokia used first, that means ALL those features was used by nokia. Prove ALL those features (10 OF THEM) are used by nokia! You got it smart @ss?
*sigh* I hope I can bold some words

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:55

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


hahaha reeelllaaxx.. Man i never said ALL those feature features are used by nokia

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:22 1

84. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


abt that LG optimus G pro, before the g pro launched, samsung already filed trademarks for this smart pause and scroll so that basically would mean that dey ddnt copy those features after g pro

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 21:02

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


oh really but what i know is LG have patent of eye tracking technology since 2005 and 2009
but please prove it because i want to know the truth

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 01:54 1

104. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-trademarks-eye-scroll-and-eye-pause-are-they-smart-stay-2-0/

we still dont know what method sammy used to different8 it from the patent of LG.. we still dont know everything so stop using ur magical word "copying" like u know everything..

d fact that smart stay last year is also an eyetracking tech can invalidatte ur statement of copying..

i know that patents of LG,, 2005? 2009? and why ddnt LG use such patent that patent in their mobile device? to protect d concept?..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:52 7

46. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Dude stop trolling every single comment! Nokia introduced the first phone with gloves operated display, they didn't invent the technology, Synaptics did. And so what, are you saying that the Nokia 920 is better than the S4!? Please elaborate or get out of here.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:56 3

48. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


thank u for the info that Synaptics invented it,, slap on nemesis :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:01

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


did i said nokia invent the tchnology,
if you can't read my comment please don't answer it
and S4 screen not only have glove mode but have floating touch feature so i'll ask your help what technology that samsung use
floating touch technology is developed by sony mobile and Cypress Technologies

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:35 16

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


Even though the S4 is not my cup of tea, but I must say BEASTY PHONE!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:39 17

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


just keeps getting better and better.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:42 15

19. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I was trying to choose Samsung Galaxy S 4 or HTC One, but after reading this, despite it doesn't have a 'premium' design as the HTC One, I will get Samsung Galaxy S 4 with no doubts. :D

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:55 1

20. johnriii (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


SAMSUNG!!!! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION??? (lets see how many get it).

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:49 1

44. phobia09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Perhaps just me, sad day. Oh well, "HOOAH, HOOAH, HOOAH!!!!!"

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:20 1

116. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Developing plastics?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:43

125. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah
idiot

but to correct u its aint plastic its
polycarbonate

i think u should get some chemistry lessons from ur prof..
bhenchod

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:30 11

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


I just realized that the s4 is a good phone.Gorilla glass 3 and the weather sensors are pretty important to me.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:10 7

52. rock_rock (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Wow, it's REALLY REALLY a SMARTphone ^^

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories