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Samsung releases design video for the Galaxy S4: 'not a radical difference, more of an evolution'

0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2013, 04:49 posted on

Design videos are now standard for each flagship phone Android makers, and not only, come up with. After Sony and HTC, Samsung didn't stray from the pack, and made a video explaining the design decisions behind its bread-and-butter handset in depth...

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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 04:51 15

1. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Having S4, like the feeling very much but the points in this video I think ridiculous.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 05:00 3

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Maybe less changes in the design make loyal SS users feel right at home. But this isn't the risk free approach as it may seem. Apple knows it now, SS has started feeling the heat a little.

I think if they release S5 with same design again then they'll be in nasty trouble. Changing design language may fend off some of the customers, but may attract many more new.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 08:00

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


The design of s5 will be one of kind..bendable display

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:39 7

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i thought they put S3 design video.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 10:52 1

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


Lol!! It was the same video used for S3 maybe, and now using it again for Sfall.. maybe next year you will the same video for S5 too!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 11:15 1

52. Dastrix (unregistered)


After their so-called soy-based 100% recyclable boxes, one may wonder what else they are going to recycle.. Videos!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 17:20 1

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


@Destrix
Oh man, I love your comment.

posted on 01 May 2013, 14:00

58. Dastrix (unregistered)


Haha, thanks! I just looked back at what Samsung did with its boxes!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 15:37 1

56. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


lol this, dont wory Samsung, you have sites like this one to praise every thing you do.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 04:54 24

2. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


After watching the whole thing, I thought this is straight copied from Apple. I went to the AT&T store and checked out the phone myself on the Saturday morning. Talking about evolution?

4 letters: S T F U

Thanks

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 07:27 4

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22110; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It didn't impress u waka?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 08:11 5

19. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Waka waka... the screen obviously is impressive. I wish I have the time to listen to the audio quality. I didn't care much about loudspeaker. Many online had already show the quality of the camera. Phone is so fast, there's no need to test it. All those "so-called" new features are pretty much all gimmick-y to me. If I have the S4, I will turn them all off to save my battery.

At last, about the build quality, it completely embarrasses the company as a whole. The GS3/Note 2 have a good feeling on hand at least. GS4? I can't even recall when was the last time I felt such... cheap plastic...

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 09:06

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22110; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow bro I wasn't blown away either

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 09:09 2

25. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


So what I understood is you want an iPhone.... rock body no features... What I'm trying to figure out is what makes it so bad to have a plastic phone?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:27 3

28. teerex42 (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


There's nothing wrong with it and for the last f'ing time it isn't plastic...it's poly-carbonate BIG difference.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 15:50 3

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


I honestly don't know where the idea of Samsung is cheap plastic. Like 20% of the phones body is polycarbonate so the back can be removed, under that is a piece of plastic covering the motherboard, designed to make opening the phone very easy by removing some screws. A majority of it is glass on the front and the ALUMNIUM between the screen/backplate.

Remember: HTCs phones last year used Polycarbonate, the "king" of phone build quality Nokia uses polycarbonate too.

The main difference between the S4 and S3 is that the S4 fells like a much higher quality device when holding it.

Before anyone comes in here with their HTC One BS, the total amount of plastic used inside the HTC One (hidden by a thin layer of alumnium) is more than the amount of plastic used in the S4/S3.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 11:43

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


You have to understand the design philosophy behind every highend smart phone.
Why does it feel cheap.. it's not what the designer trying to show.
but it's the result of how consumer felt.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:37 1

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22110; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What I'm saying is I saw no reason to sell my note 2 for this.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:44

43. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


All I want is a rock body construction with the GS4. You get the point?

Rather than choose one or another, can I have both?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 22:35

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


The S4 does feel rock solid, it is a much better built device than the S3.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 00:24

47. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


What I meant is the premium feel. I want to feel the aluminum, not freaking POLY-CARBONATE.

It was so disappointing to hold the phone on hand. It's like buying a car. Everyone has their own personal taste when it comes to purchase a car. Looking at GS4 as a Toyota (solid, but not much luxury you can mention) vs Lexus (Luxury and solid). If the HTC One do not suffer in the battery management issue, I will definitely get that one

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 15:36

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


They make metal backs for the S4/S3 etc, guess you are a unaware.

posted on 02 May 2013, 00:10

59. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


If an OEM expects us to buy a back ourselves, then they might as well save the money and have us consumers buy it on our own . . .

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 04:54 9

3. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


when it comes to iPhone: Revolutionary all new design
Samsung:The evolutionary design

Sammy is following the footsteps of apple

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 16:03 1

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


Actually HTC copied Apple more than Samsung. Who is the only other company using an aluminum device with dual speakers? The truth hurts.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 19:01 2

44. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Yep, apple is aluminum with Dual Speakers.. Because the grill at the bottom is stereo.. Damn you're so fuucking smart.. My mind is shattered like the HD television..

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 04:59 15

4. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


they are saying life partner as if the SGS4 is gonna be my wife

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:41 7

9. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Short term marriage...After two years.
Listen phone, ehmm i found someone new.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 10:03 4

27. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


its a life companion, not a 'life partner'... i'm quite sure GS4 is more loyal than your wife...

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 05:01 8

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Honestly Samsung,I started stopping being a Samsung fanboy when you did that designed for humans,inspired by nature thing. I don't like that approach and also with that "life companion". Can't you think of something different?

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