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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 24 Mar 2013, 01:43 1

283. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

@downphoenix that my friend is innovation not all this usesless tweaks samsung put up...what is airbeam? what is smart scroll? i be tilting my phone for what reason? every other thing is just a gimmick no actual use..

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 08:12

388. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

ooo the big guy from samsung and the big guy from ARM said that BIG-LITTLE is there, and you think you know everything ho ho ho, when you don't know something it doesn't mean it's not true, just don't say anything you don't know for sure and learn ENGLISH "embaress"

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 02:26 1

286. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

The exynos 5 octa core is a big.little cpu..arm used this CPU at MWC to show off the big.little features...

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 03:33 2

292. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

If you don't trust or don't wanna trust any reviews on tech sites including here PA, then my question is:

Why the f**k do you even dare to come here and even post?
So f**king paradox, isnt it?

You just pretend you are somebody but the truth is you are just tiny part of here or there.

So there are basically two choices for you.
Live in your own cave or be part of society.
Still you can have your own opinion on matters but if you don't trust entire society or communiity, well boy the life will be so difficult for you

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 04:28 1

297. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Sorry. Either you buy HTC One or Xperia Z you stay stupid.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 05:41 2

304. esperanza (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)

Boom sound is just stereo speakers. Nothing special. The stereo speakers on two sides are a nice touch, stereo is kind of useless (like on my iPad Mini) if both speakers are shooting in the same direction, the sound mushes together anyways, loud but hella noisy as well.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 08:08 7

308. dragonite99 (unregistered)

pentile with extra subpixel.. its as good as RGB

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 08:36

311. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Because PA was good

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 11:14

321. CaptainXperia (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

sony already fixed the issue just the next day it was reported...not like samsung whose lock screens are being bypassed every other day........and yet they just keep wondering about muti window............

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 12:20 2

326. mobilefuture (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Oh yeah of course because if he goes against the general opinion of a tech site community it's blasphemy and he'll be sentenced to a cave for stating his opinion. The hell is your problem? Even if he doesn't like phones or tech and he comments for no reason who the hell do you think you are to tell people if they can or cannot post on a site. I've been noticing your posts on quite a few articles and you're pretty Damn narrow minded.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 13:52 1

334. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Personally, I despise the UI design in TouchWiz. I mean sky backgrounds were the thing on Windows 95 start up and shut down screens. Those wildly inconsistent color schemes with seemingly random colors is just plain ugly to me.

Other than that, the phones are virtually equal in terms of performance. However I think the camera on the S4 is better than the HTC One.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 17:32 1

342. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Are you serious?
First i did not say that he should not post here.
I just asked him if someone doesnt trust entire community then why he comes here and reads reviews and post comments saying that these are all craps and paid s**t??
Isnt that kinda rude?? Get some respect for people who provide you with this place where you can get some info and debate for free!!

Secondly you, who the f**k do you think you are to tell if someone is damm narrow minded based on your narrow minded??
You exactly did the same thing that you said people should not do :-(

And you think i have narrow minded cause i have some opinions which are not in favor of your way...

Go get some broad minded and grow up

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 18:31 2

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

SamsungArena was so desperate to do the review that it looked more like a Overview....and the wonderful "its extremely fluid UI"...next second...lag.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 00:49

354. mobilefuture (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

*go broaden your mind. He never said it's Crap and neither did I. Yes MANY people say it's undoubted the best (you) while some think it's a crappy piece of plastic (others). And swearing for no Damn reason shows your narrow mindedness. I don't want to offend you but in my book people who plainly say that a company or its product is the best is a fanboy in my book and in my book die hard fanboy are narrow minded. You might think I'm an HTC fanboy defending it and all, and yes I am using an HTC product but I'm really a Nokia fan. I used to be like that too. I'd tell people Symbian belle is better than gingerbread when I knew about the lack of apps and other things. But we should be fair. Unless a phone is utter Crap then I believe it's Ok to bash on the company/phone. I even got my uncle to buy an S3 Mini instead of a Lumia, although One s now seems like it would have been a better choice...

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:22

355. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

"yes I am using an HTC product but I'm really a Nokia fan"

Thanks for the giving me the clear reason why you think i am narrow-minded.
Please next time you should mention those things first so that I cannot waste my time

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:24

357. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

so you would rather get an ugly one with a bad camera, (go check the reviews!!), and keep tapping the middle button (logo) and wondering why it does not get you 'home' ???

or one with washed-out tones and greyish blacks...

or your eyes are too sensitve for the S4's bright colors??

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:04

361. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Nearly identical hardware with a better build quality. It is that simple.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:06 1

362. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

HTC ONE better than the SGS4: design, matterials, premium feel, display, low light and macro camera performance, video recording, sound, call quality, stereo speakers, Sense5 is NOT a bloated skin like TW etc

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:36

364. dragonite99 (unregistered)


posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:13

365. mobilefuture (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

lol showing your narrow mindedness again

"I even got my uncle to buy an S3 Mini instead of a Lumia, although One s now seems like it would have been a better choice..."

I believe your mind blocked that out for you so you could believe i'm a fanboy/ narrow-minded person etc.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 10:34 1

391. gtrxman (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

And I suppose you prefer vinyl seats to leather in your car...

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 00:40

396. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

the final hardware unit has better call quality.. gsmarena has the final hardware unit :)
so it isnt one of the cons now..

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:42

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posted on 30 Mar 2013, 12:13 1

400. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

HTC is the fastest company to updating their phones? please explain how you came to that!!! Us thunderbolt owners were promised ICS back in March of 2012, and we finally got it in December, 2012. yeah, they're really fast!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:21

404. greyleopard (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

There's no reason why, the only real reason is that people love to hate on Samsung. I don't know why anyone should let that bother them though, let people have their own opinions even though you (and I) think that they're stupid reasons

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:23

405. greyleopard (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

*every single website S4 > Z and One. Remember, Galaxy S is the most popular Android phone in history.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 07:13 1

407. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

Design is an important thing and materials of the design are important too. I don't think you would drive an ugly car with cloth seats even if it happened to be really fast when there is one just about as fast that is way cooler with leather seats and the whole nine yards.

Speed is important but people like design too!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 16:45

408. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

How does "Mediocre call quality" earn any score above a 7 on Phone Arena?

They should change the name of the site to "little packet sized tablet Arena," if they're going to ignore the entire "PHONE" concept.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 15:48

411. donfem (Posts: 688; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Your choice. I guess you would still write crap irrespective of the review.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:40

419. alikhan1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)

who says dat d htc one n xperia z are better dan d GS4 da GS4 has an awesome benchmark...........powerfull processor...........a little old but nice design..........less weight..............best graphics n disply wt else u want.........?? !~!

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