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Samsung to launch a special gold Galaxy S4 edition

0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2013, 07:31 posted on

Less than two hours ago, Samsung pretty much confirmed that a special gold edition of its Galaxy S4 bestseller is on its way to consumers...

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:53 3

56. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Im sorry darkkjedii but msa, you have no clue do you...when have samsung ever copied apple entertain me please...wait i will cover the first bases for you:
First galaxy S-Nope no copying there, first of all there is hardly any other design for a smartphone other than a rectangle with rounded edges and second the first iteration of touchwiz looked nothing like iOS except for the app drawer and lets be honest there is no other design for a app drawer
Gold S4-I fail to see how the hell this is copying, gold phones have been around for decades hell you could even get nokia flip phones in gold!

Face it your beaten in every aspect!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:59 7

63. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Gold phones have been out before but when were they relevant? I'll answer that for you - Never. Apple, the most admired company in the WORLD, comes out with a gold phone and sells out months of inventory in days. What's the result of this? Samsung comes out with THE EXACT SAME PRODUCT. Samsung announced the GS5 will have 64BIT processing. Do you need a refresher on who came up with that first?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:47 3

74. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Im not sure the maker of the chip can be classified as a copycat......and who the hell said apple was the most admired company in the world because im sure 99% of the people on this site would disagree! And what the hell are you talking about gold phones not being popular

Both the nokia 3210 ( one of the most popular phones in the world ever) came in gold

Another is the Nokia C3-10 came in gold which was also extremely popular

face it the popularity of the gold phone color isnt up to apple alone! Samsung are continuing a trend set in motion ages ago!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 11:05 6

77. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


@Whoyton 99% of the readers of this site are a minority in the real world man so we DON'T matter in GLOBAL polls.

And I'm also neutral on these things.

I agree with msa though on Android users being arrogant and close-minded. But according to my experience these Android users are the ones who think they are above the rest just because they read tech blogs and can flash a custom rom. True-blue android coders recognize the fact that iOS is one hell off an optimized structure (hence the less need for speed), have a nice ergonomic design, and IS user friendly.

Here are the facts:
1. Gold phone didn't start with the iP5s, but it was popularized when Apple outed the iP5. The song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" used in the movie "The Lion King" was popularized by the film and we all love it, but it was written almost 100 years ago by an African tribesman. Do we flame Disney? Give credit where it's due. Samsung is riding the wave of the sudden increase in popularity of gold phones

2.It's already a fact that there were copying done from both sides. Get over it. What matters is what each side brings to the table NOW.

3.When all is said and done, everything boils down to preference. You can tell me orange juice is good for my body but I'd still take beer over it anyday. Same goes for people who like iOS over Andoid and vice versa.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:11 1

118. darkkjedii (Posts: 22123; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very well said +1

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 12:16 4

87. darkkjedii (Posts: 22123; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok msa, you've won a unanimous decision. There's is no need to hit a man when he's down...ok keep hitting lol.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:48 1

105. willard12 (Posts: 1723; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I believe this is the gold trim Samsung is "coming out with" as well as the gold trim it came out with 3 years ago. Now, just because darkjeddi gets on his knees for you doesn't mean either of you can produce anything showing Samsung wasn't 1st. Enjoy the Msa show!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-prepping-a-brown-version-of-the-Galaxy-Note-8.0_id43401

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Giorgio-Armani-B7620_id3782

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:09 5

64. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Lol, I actually still have the first Galaxy S in my desktop drawer. That phone was horrible. GPS didn't work, unbelievable short battery life, the touchwiz on it actually did tried to copy the ios every way. Just the icons alone, they put stupid rounded corner box around all the icons so it looks like ios,instead of veritcal scrolling app drawers, they made the app draw scroll horizontally so it looks like ios.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:59 1

76. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Omg, horizontal app drawer is hardly a copy in any way!!!! My galaxy apollo had in vertical on its Orange Mobile skin! So your now saying Orange copied apple!!!! And rounded icons!! Really last time i checked rounded icons were not exclusive to apple!!!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 11:28 3

80. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Yeah, just keep yourself in denial. Just because it's not exclusive, it does not mean samsung did not copy. When there are one or two things that just looks similiar, it may be coincident. When there are over 100 items similar, that is no coincidence. They'd even make the box and charge looks similiar to Apple's. FYI, I have 4 samsung smartphones before I switched to Apple. They are still all in my drawer.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:02

106. willard12 (Posts: 1723; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Are you in denial about toggles, pull down notifications, answer a call with a message, multitasking windows, fingerprint scanner, animated wallpapers, etc, etc....

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 12:13 1

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 22123; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


WH you don't think that's a little apple inspired?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:58

96. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahaha maybe yeh darkkjedii im just sick of diehard fanboys saying every move samsung make is a copy of another OEM

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 12:49 3

90. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:59 3

97. Sauce (unregistered)


Dude, I can't find Samsung. Am I supposed to keep scrolling down farther?

Same boat as Dark, sitting here watching you slam these tools back into their box. Most entertaining thread comments I've read all week.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:31 1

109. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Seems like my job is done here. Thanks for the support guys and see ya soon!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:01

113. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:06

114. Sauce (unregistered)


Nice! There's another nice one to look up.

Look up top innovative on that site also. Should be a related link.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:08

115. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Have at it.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:55

112. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Huh, not all of us Android users are overjoyed about Samsung's dominance. Me personally, I prefer a lot more balance among the OEMs than just one dominating them all.

Please don't judge the many according to the loud mouth few.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:16 2

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 22123; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's definitely apple inspired, hope it looks good. Gold colored plastic doesn't sound great but we'll have to wait and see.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 11:52

83. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You sound very stupid and uneducated. Stop making baseless assumptions.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:13 1

119. darkkjedii (Posts: 22123; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No I don't, I sound very smart, and right on the money. Your just mad. Get over it dude.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:26 1

50. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Someone is looking to someone else for ideas.

Deja, Deja Deja....oh wait.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:59

62. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


First of all:
Samsung did "gold" phones before Apple . So shut up.
Second:
The color of iPhone, was not "gold", but champagne.
Third:
Menial iMedia changed the name "champagne" to "gold" and made so insane, organized, free advertizing for the "gold" color, to make it populare, - so WHY SHOULDN'T Samsung take use of it ??????(it was same with 64bit, made from Samsung for Apple, but actually Samsung needed it most for its Tizen, ant leave the ad job to Apple- nothing is better than Apples marketing machine, and Samsung use it cleverly. Imagine if Samsung announced 64bit first - lol iMedia would kill them)

And last THE MOST IMPORTANT :
Except of few hairdressers , few ladys , and few metro men , no one else will buy "gold" colored phones.
So, take it easy iboys and iMedia . ROTFL.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:11 2

65. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


They won't sell? Verizon's next available delivery for the gold iPhone is mid-NOVEMBER!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:26

92. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I think he really meant none else will buy the "gold" colored plastic phones.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:11

111. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Your argument is that is is champagne and not gold. Wow....good luck.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:35 14

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


So this is one of the outcome from spying outside the Apple store on iPhone 5S/5C release day?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 08:09 7

19. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Not funny...samsung made gold phone when apple launched its first iPhone...2007...the year ocean's thirteen was released...remember a scene when abigail gift custom made gold phone to bank??? You don't watch movies? do you?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496806/trivia?item=tr0968495

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