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Samsung's event question: are we seeing live demos?

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 18:46 posted on

If you've been watching the livestream of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 announcement, you'll no doubt have noticed that the entire conceit of the event is that it is a product announcement mixed with skits to "demonstrate" the features. The skits amount to about the same as a live theater advertisement for the various features on the device. But, that leads to an important question: are we seeing live demos?...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:47 6

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


its very cheesy , and feels a bit like the ipad 3 event and the siri demo ....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:56 11

3. wp8forever (unregistered)


Htc one or iphone 5 is the way to go ppl this is the biggest dissapointment , same crap as the s3 no way samcrap

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:57 9

5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lol sorry Sammy...Nokia beat you too it with that sensitive screen..and LG has dual camera

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:00 4

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


designed for retards

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:59 5

6. blingblingthing (Posts: 379; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Not fake, they are now allowing people to use the Galaxy S4 now

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:01 2

8. chemhaz (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I like it and will be looking forward to getting one.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:01 4

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


SO cringe worthy, but kinda entertaining and fun.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:03 11

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I see that majority of features are just a software gimmicks (bloatware). :(

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:05 4

15. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah, it probably has like 30 apps of bloat to start off with, more than what most people use in total.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:26

31. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


You can just root it and install a custom ROM anyway.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:54

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I know, I just say that majority of a new features are just a software gimmicks.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 3

11. TheMan (Posts: 346; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It definitely was not a live demo of the language translator

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 2

12. henrickrw (Posts: 402; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Love this phone.. HTC One is dead

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:07 1

16. amats69 (Posts: 827; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


mind conditioning....you can cry now! LMAO...EPIC FAIL !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 1

13. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


when can we get one? is there a day and time it will be able to be purchased?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:12 1

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Never! :D

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:04 5

14. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I loved loved loved loved loved loved loved loved the announcement. Wasn't blown away by the phone but I was blown away by the announcement. The features seemed cool the specs are top notch but I just don't love the way it looks.
I don't really care if the demos are live are not.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:11

17. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It was also in my hometown!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:29

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I have to say the S4 is a Great upgrade, announce was weird but overall nice, I can see lots of people using some of those features... Except the translation and SOME camera features... They should be burnt with fire! With fire I tell you

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:40

32. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


If the translation works well its great. If it doesn't then I agree. I really like the dual camera thats kinda neat.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:59

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


For video chat is nice, for pictures and videos.. I doubt it for some reason and translation was in 9 languages, compared with Google translate it makes me wonder why would they spend money on something android already has a good service for

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:13 1

19. DerryAhmad (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 May 2012)


I just noticed this. The announcement was fun. But it'd have been nice to see a live demo.

Kinda disappointed with the lack of hardware innovation. But the software/apps are pretty useful. Some of them are Blackberry'esque (Knox/Blackberry Balance, Screen Sharing), Sony-esque (air View/Floating touch), Nokia (Smart Shoot/Erase).
But I also enjoyed some of the new apps like Story Album that can be made into (paid) hardcopies. S-Translator, Picture and Sound, and that Air Gestures looks like magic!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:19 1

21. MartianMe (unregistered)


the women were the only thing i liked .

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:22 5

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


we, loyal samsung lovers, have been betrayed by samsung!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:32 2

24. moe53 (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


if an app surfaces that gives the s3 the same software, you'll have almost identical phones!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:55 2

26. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


DISAPPOINTING! Samsung, why? why?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:08 1

27. blingblingthing (Posts: 379; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I'm not even a Samsung fan and I'm impressed. What were you expecting?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:12

28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The design, which is everyone disappointed about, the features were great though.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:16

30. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Yes i secomd that,features are great, but the design is the bummer. i can in no way condone a company follow apples lead and not change a handset design year after after. Its gonna be iphone 5s this year anyhow so more of the same. 2013 is looking slightly less exciting tech wise now

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:46

34. blingblingthing (Posts: 379; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


OK. Fair enough.
I personally have no issues with their design cues.
But to each his own.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:32

36. abbas1997 (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i was hoping more from samsung...u dissapointed all of us..... im going for the htc one......
and its not like the siv.....it looks like the s3s is here

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