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UL gives Samsung Galaxy S4 Platinum certification

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UL gives Samsung Galaxy S4 Platinum certification
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has received a Platinum certification from Underwriters Laboratory. The certification is for environmental impact and is separate from the UL consumer safety labels that has been seen on many products. The Platinum certification is the highest level for the environmental testing known as ULE110.

According to the testing by UL, the charger for the Samsung Galaxy S4 eats a very small amount of energy while on standby. Additionally, the box will be made of 100% recycled materials while the ink used on the manuals and guides is soy ink. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II both were previously awarded certification from UL's environmental arm.

2.1 These requirements establish multiple attribute sustainability criteria for mobile phones, including the packaging and all components shipped in the box with the mobile phone. Separate requirements for the mobile phone, external power supply, cables and other accessories shipped in the box are included.

2.2 These requirements apply to products that are or will be available for purchase at the time of certification.

2.3 The criteria in these requirements were developed based on the life cycle stages of mobile phones and similar electronics. Sustainability factors considered in these requirements are: materials, packaging, manufacturing and operations, energy efficiency of the external power supply, health and environment, and end of life management. Credit for innovations in these, or other factors not listed, is also addressed in these requirements.

source: UL via SammyHub

The Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Platinum as the box (R) is made from recycled paper
The Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Platinum as the box (R) is made from recycled paper

The Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Platinum as the box (R) is made from recycled paper


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posted on 21 Apr 2013, 12:39 18

1. 23nikki1 (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


mmm...Good...Things Looking good for Sammy...!!!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 15:21 3

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it just a box, box is environmental not phone tough.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:36

25. donfem (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Haters will always....hate

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 12:41 6

2. Cwilliams (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


some of these news is just basic news, really unwarrantly stupid for PA to post these types of ridiculous market orienting news, as Apple fell, Samsung is falling with these ridiclous posts, eventhrough this type of news is accomodating, still the phone isn't green free, and why would it be awarded such certification if the main concepts of its phone isnt green at all.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:08 14

5. AlanB412 (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Sorry, we'll wait for you to go make a perfectly green phone built entirely out of naturally fallen flower petals and snake skin sheddings(for the quality case of course) that is powered entirely by photosynthesis. I'm sure you'll get a Triple-Platinum Certification when you do that and then you can rub it in Samsung's face and tell them that their petty little environmental efforts aren't worth the compost you grew your newly made phone with.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 13:04

27. Cwilliams (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Alan your a fool!

manufacturers have moved green phones before, which environmentally doesnt have to be made out of those types of materials, an green phone is defined by very low SAR's and quality used in them like mineral glasss.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 12:43 14

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well done Samsung! You deserve it!

Ignore those peoples who said the box is cheap! Going green is better! I love you Samsung! :)

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:04 6

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


good !!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:13 7

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


hmm... PA please stop post about samsung marketing news why you traying so hard making samsung looks good if i'm not wrong even HTC ONE the S4 rival also have UL platinum certification but why you make S4 so special????
Are samsung paid you???

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:24 8

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Read the article properly! It said "The certification is for environmental impact"!

Why so mad? Are you jealous? :P

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:54 6

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


thats what i do you, maybe you the one who doesn't read my comment properly.
i'm not gonna talking if i doesn't know what the UL platinum certification are, it just everyday there always samsung marketing news,
HTC ONE have the same UL platinum certification (the highest level of environmental performance) just like S4.
But why we don't see the same news about HTC ONE
and why i have to mad or jealous i never use HTC phone in my life

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:10 9

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ok, sorry. I admit that I didn't read your comment properly!

But you did a wrong thing too, just look at what you said, "why you make S4 so special????" and "Are samsung paid you???"

If Samsung paid PA, there will be no Nokia articles, HTC articles, Google articles, Apple and Sony articles etc.

Just think about it!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:53 4

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


there is nothing wrong with what i've said.
Every day PA is being swarming with one sided samsung article.
For example why only S4 when HTC ONE also have the same certification.
Another example is about about ''S4 thermal imaging'' any plastic phone with Qualcomm Chipset will have great thermal efficiency.
thats why i'm asking
''why PA make Samsung so special?? and asking are samsung paid you???''
Its phonearena.com not sammobile.com
so please be neutral!!!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:59 3

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


and the there is still many other one sided samsung article on phonearena

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 23:02 3

17. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


According to the thumbs down, I guess that you're not the neutral one.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 00:12 1

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


haha every body gets thumbs down on phonearena even when you speak the truth or have positive comment,
they just can't accept the truth so they give me thumbs down.

For me everything about samsung its like PA traying make it so special for example like this UL platinum certification article, other phone also have those certification and have been anounced before S4 but why we not see the news of other phone.
''About S4 thermal imaging''
the article make samsung looks so good and better then the other phone ''everybody know plastic have bad Thermal Conductivity'' so there is no special things about that.
but if the article compare S4 Exynos version with other ''plastic'' devices with Qualcomm, Tegra or Intel chipset and S4 still have the best thermal efficiency it will be a wonderfull news for everyone.

In my opinion PA just traying make samsung so special thats why im complaining.
but if you think i have said something wrong just tell me wich one please!!!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 06:13

20. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Never mind, just stop the arguing! Why waste our time for just arguing? Come on, let's be fair, you're not wrong, I'm not wrong, ok? :)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:12 1

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


Relax... i'm not trying to argue with you ^_^
Because i'm just complaining to PA

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:23

22. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Lol always complaining.. haha bye

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:50

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


next time try say something smart..
okay see u soon!!!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:38

26. donfem (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


To think phonearena users actually read the articles they comment on...Ignore him or her

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:01 1

13. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


And as long as know
-May be its bcos the SAMSUNG is So trending
-there are 100 of phones released every week by all kind of manufactures very less pepole will care to read them all.
-This news is collected from sammyhub website
-

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:49 2

14. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I guess they didn't mention HTC because HTC is Eco friendly and have those certifications for years now, therfore is not news. But now I'm just being cynical.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 19:34 1

28. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Yep, just another Platinum certification for HTC. and this is big, because this is the first time Samsung gets the Platinum.

But good for Samsung. Other manufacturers should strive to get this level of certification, too.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:10

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why the hell is PhoneArena deleting posts? Befor it use to get shown if it didn't meet the discussion rules™

Now it's hard to tell who has recieved a warning and who hasn't®

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 21:45

16. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


@lebronjames6king .. the hater and jelouse user just User review the device and gives only 3/10...... this is WTF.... this guy need a life....

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 23:54

18. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


well done sammy! I like the way you paly the game..

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:24 1

23. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Haha too many butthurts lol

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