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Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes the first smartphone passing TCO certification

Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes the first smartphone passing TCO certification

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has become the first phone to get the TCO eco certificate for being environmentally-friendly. TCO, a Swedish company, is known to issue certificate for office equipment, but most often monitors and not smartphones.

The Galaxy S4 is the first handset to get such a certificate. This means the device has passed the sustainability, social, environmental and economic requirements of the organization.

To pass through certification the Galaxy S4 had to show compliancy with the International Labour Organization and the United Nation convention standard for lack of hazardous components. Samsung also claims the device features a reliable and power efficient design.

source: SammyHub

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posted on 16 May 2013, 08:54 32

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


Congratulations Samsung, you deserve it!

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:26 12

15. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Congratulations xperiaDROID! First positive comment about Samsung.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:30 8

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


Huh? What are you talking about?

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:17 6

24. ebubekir26 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


first ? I've seen him congratulating Samsung in many posts

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:59

41. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


The way I look at samsung, I don't think Sfall deserve it. wonder how much does it take to get that certificate.

posted on 16 May 2013, 17:57 5

44. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Basically means the display is amazing while using low power and having minimal impact on environment.

posted on 16 May 2013, 18:38 3

48. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Your mother didn't give enough chocolates for you

posted on 16 May 2013, 19:56

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


Come on, the Galaxy S4 got the TCO eco certificate for being environmentally-friendly.

posted on 16 May 2013, 21:59

54. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And by the way it's not the true energy saving screen they mentioned at ces 2013 wait till they bring that out

posted on 16 May 2013, 08:56 15

2. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Amazing Achievement.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:00 8

5. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Cheap and Ugly plastic is environmentally friendly??

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:14 20

10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Have you realized that actually cheap things are environmentally friendly? recycling saves money, so it is cheaper to buy something which was recycled or partly recycled. Plus that "plastic" is not really cheap. Ugly? well they say beauty is the eye of the beholder. Just because you were told you are ugly, doesn't mean everything in the world is. Then why are millions and millions of people across the world keep buying this ugly device? huh? Cos the sales says it all, your HTC one is not even closer

Just saying. Haters bonn hate.
Still love my iPhone 5 though, but the truth be told. S$ is the best smartphone ever. FACT.

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:36 7

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes Aluminum production is a great polluting affair right from mining bauxite to smelting, carb plants for cathode/anode production etc. We just go gaga over aluminum for no good reason. What's CARBON footprint of Aluminum production and plastics?

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:56

39. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Awwwww. I recommended Tucks Medicated.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:02 9

6. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


You know, even dogs poo is environmentally friendly!

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:09 16

9. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Ur such an idiot. It's ppl like you we don't need on this beautiful planet of ours. Maybe you should volunteer for the mars expedition thing. And never come back

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:15 11

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


Go poop yourself, and let's see how environmentally friendly your poo is.

posted on 16 May 2013, 09:55 5

23. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Yes, my poop looks like a galaxy S4 only without the lag, so it is environmentally friendly .

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:08 12

27. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


a jealous troll :P

posted on 16 May 2013, 11:18 8

29. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Hahaha, You left yourself "WIDE" "OPEN", with that sorry come back... Maybe your poop don't lag, because of your slippery bong hole. Hehehehe, Hahahahaha...

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:56 1

38. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


What are you implying, you want to go out with me?
I'm free on Friday, bring the Note 2 stylus, we can make fun with it, if you know what I mean ;)

posted on 16 May 2013, 12:02 2

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22049; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO Xperia he got you with that one man. Comeback time

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:57 4

40. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Your lag is all located on the other end of your body.

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:02

42. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Yes, you're right, this is what happens when using Galaxy s3 for a full year.

posted on 16 May 2013, 22:01 1

55. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Now now frames use it to fertilize their farm

posted on 16 May 2013, 22:10

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


And now cows can drink pee right? I thought pee is healthy and "tasty" YUCK!

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:42

37. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Hahaha funny

posted on 16 May 2013, 08:59 15

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


Planet first!

http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/environment/environment.html

Good job, Samsung!

posted on 16 May 2013, 18:07 3

45. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


How much radiation does the S4 output compared to other handsets like the HTC One?

I found it the HTC One produces at most 1.260 (sar) the S4 produces only .45 (sar) at most. Samsung is without a doubt more eco friendly.

posted on 17 May 2013, 03:03 1

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


That was my point in the post bellow.
Galaxy phones were always far bellow the numbers of the competition.
Both the iPhone and the One emit several times more radiation.
I think the use of PLASTIC has a lot to do with that..but nor entirely. I had an all plastic Xperia Arc and it had SAR value of 0.66, compared with 0.24 of the Galaxy S1, at the time.

PA, please do an article about SAR levels!

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