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Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

0. phoneArena 23 Mar 2013, 11:12 posted on

Another year, another Galaxy S phone! Since the very first Galaxy S, which came out in 2010, Samsung has been regularly refining and improving its formula for success in the mobile industry. It is mainly thanks to this series of handsets that the manufacturer is now enjoying lush revenue streams and having a profound influence over the whole Android ecosystem...

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posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:40 12

91. SleepingOz (unregistered)


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=big.LITTLE+MP

Here you go, kid.. =]

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:37 10

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


don't waste your energy explaining it to him/her... he/she clearly have no idea about tech. or only got 1% knowledge about high-end smartphones. probably just an ex-iConUser who finally want a taste of android.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:38 7

88. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


If HTC uses cheap metal then what does Samsung uses? Plastic from Toys'R'Us? Use your head before bashing something that is better than what you are defending.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:39 1

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


Yes I do agree OZ, but when you feel and touch Stainless Steel or Caron Fibre or a phone made all with DragonTrail glass is pure class touch to it! It's called "Prestige"

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:40 12

92. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Aluminum is dirt cheap. Recycling plastic probably costs more. Although the CNC machining might cost a lot since time is money.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:41 16

94. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Poor HTC fanboy. Not taking the 9.3 score over the overrated HTC One very well are you?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:42 19

95. Feanor (Posts: 816; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Depends one's point of view; The S4 is the one with the most software enhancements but to me most of them are gimmicky and I could imagine myself disabling in real life most of them. And if on top of that I get annoyed everytime I switch on the screen to see what 'life is...' according to Samsung in horrible faux hand written font, I'd go for the modern UI of the One or the neutral aesthetics of the Z.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:42 4

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


Looks like an iPhone user or has no knowledge about Tech or about how CPU threshold and down Threshold supplement each other on work loads?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:43 5

98. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I was disappointed by the nature design until I saw it in person.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:43 7

99. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I know the "prestige" feeling you're talking about. I had the OG Xperia and the N8, but I still prefer the polycarbonate of my GNOTE II. It's stil intact after several falls.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:44 4

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


Stainless Steel is much better!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:47

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


True! They should've made phones with all in one materials....?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 14:52

182. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


What are 5? Most people with a life is not made about a poor. The funny thing is the S 4 does not very well in the most important part of a phone that is call quality. Which is why most peole get a phone is to make call.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:50 3

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


Lmao ToysRus that was funny!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:50 2

103. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Right, i have no interest on the One neither the SIV as i will stick to my One X, and i'm a fanboy for pointing out a fact? It doesn't have poor battery like your fanboy friend claimed. Also BillyG i know it is polycarbonate, but on a comparison my One X feels way better than the S3 and they are both polycarbonate, mostly due to the unibody design.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:57 23

112. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


don´t expect to see any pixel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 ;)

so, yeah it is pentile, but it doesn´t matter

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:55 7

107. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


if you favor the XZ, apparently you care about one of the worst displays ever, an overhyped but crappy camera and of course the wrongly designed loudspeaker, that you block with your own hand

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:56 16

108. Jack58221 (Posts: 155; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


just like the gs3, most of those features are pointless. I know I would end up turning most of them of right out of the box, and never be using others. Bah my phone against a friend phone when I will not see them for a few hours, our just text/email them? Eye tracking meet ADHD... Yeah, it all goes off right away.

So for me, outside viewing and aluminum body, or inside only with plastic body.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:56 1

109. DanishDynamite (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Oh you are so right! I know nothing about phones. But just one last question, where the f**k does it say anything about the S 4 using big.LITLLE MP? oh... nowhere, so before thinking you are better, get it right. I'm having a good time being smarter then two older gentlemens, that thinks they know more than me, FUNNY! Don't embaress yourselfs :D

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:56 7

110. GTR722 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Samsung arena, remember, Z and One > S4

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 12:57 3

111. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Poor child. Because 9.3 is so much more than 9.1!! I must suicide myself because i stated a fact about a phone!! OMGG!!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:13

121. DanishDynamite (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Just sayin, not everybody knows how to root their phone... :D

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:11 18

120. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The GSIV won't be using the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing because it will drain the battery drastically but that doesn't mean it can't!
It's called the magic of XDA.
Anyway, the GSIV has a real octo-core processor. So, again, your argument about the Exynos 5 Octa being a quadcore gimmick is invalid. =]

Btw you're the one embarassing yourself here, for talking about things you know nothing about.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:14 9

122. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It's not much but is still more..
Anyway, both are great balanced devices unlike the XZ.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:19 12

126. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


LOL my sides ahahhaha

since when was cheap recycled soda can aluminum premium? LOLLLLL

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:24 2

132. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


LOL you are so mad right now grrrrrrrrr

take your torn up angus back to that chithole gsmarena rofl

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:28 7

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


So OZ has a valid point! It's like when you buy a sports car you can modify the exhaust turbine pistons raise the Engine Management and obtain a further BHP and Tourque which makes the whole car as it should be, not restricted as if as standard!

Yes Rooting is kinda simple if you follow instructions!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:28 3

136. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


You forgot :
1 Xperia Z
2 Galaxy S4
3 HTC One

Or

1 HTC One
2 Xperia Z
3 Galaxy S4

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:30 5

138. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


On balance, I tend to agree that the One is superior to the GS IV. Only problem is with HTC biffing the launch of the One in the U.S., this may be HTC's last smartphone effort if they can't get the sales volumes they need to make.

I really wish that HTC had not managed to screw up their launch of the One in the U.S. :-(

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:32 5

139. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


HTC one does have poor battery life, my butthurt indian friend. Unlike those turds on gsmarena who make up numbers just to generate hits on their sites, here's a part of an actual review from the verge:

"For all the things the phone does well, it doesn’t do much of anything for very long. The combination of a fast processor, high-res screen, and always-updating software is an ugly one for battery life, and indeed I struggled to make the One last a full day. There’s a Power Saver mode that helps a lot, but it also cripples the phone — it turns off most of your wireless connections when you turn off the phone’s screen, for instance, which seems like a steep price a couple extra hours of power. "

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL inc angus devastation!

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