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Samsung has attempted to improve the camera of its flagship series, but has it succeeded in that? Well, the GS4 does have many new features, like Drama shot, Sound and shot, Dual shot and What-not shot, but really, we're sure that most folks out there will just stick to using the Auto mode.

Samsung Galaxy S4 camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S4 camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S4 camera interface


Samsung Galaxy S III camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S III camera interface


There's an old saying that megapixels aren't everything, but they certainly help. That's indeed the case here with the Galaxy S4's 13MP camera, which manages to pack so much more detail into its shots, compred to its predecessor's 8MP camera. Not only does the GS4 take sharp photos, but it also manages to remain relatively noise-free. Other than that, the images will look somewhat identical most of the time, but we notice that the Galaxy S4 does tend to capture a bit more lively and well-exposed photos in certain situations.

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Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S4 - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S4 - Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S IIIOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S III
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Strong - Samsung Galaxy S4 - Samsung Galaxy S IIIIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S IIIIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
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Strangely, we find the Galaxy S III's 1080p video footage to be a bit better than that of the Galaxy S4, as it is somewhat sharper-looking. The other things like colors and exposure seem to be identical, but the video from the Galaxy S III feature a bit more detail. Of course, there's still time for Samsung to issue a software update and try to fix that, but for the time being, the GS III seems to have a slight edge here, though the difference isn't really big. On the other hand, the microphone of the GS4 does a better job recording the sound, so you can be sure that your videos will sound better if they are recorded with the Galaxy S4.

Camera speed

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Samsung Galaxy S4 3.4
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Samsung Galaxy S III 2.5
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posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:31 26

1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Two awesome devices. Built to last. :) [+]

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:07 15

9. samballik (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Sony and HTC and Samsung are the phones with most features, apps and games.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 20:53 7

41. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Except any HTC root user will tell you that we really HATE sense.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 23:29 2

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


True story.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:29 3

47. deacz (Posts: 162; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


sense is great!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:12 4

18. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I've made my mind up I'm waiting for the Verizon htc incredible one or whatever they want to call it but incredible one sounds tight.. At this point I'm so fed up with Sammy they can put a I7 processor in there phone and I still won't buy another 1 my s3 has been nothing but a paper weight!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 22:09 6

42. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Which one is the S4?

Both are hideous...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:14

50. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Galaxy S3 and a Galaxy S3s ! LMAO!!!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:34 40

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


which one is S3 and which is S4?!
LOL

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:39 27

4. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


sony troll spotted :)

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:46 23

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


doesnt matter if its sony fan, anyone would crack this joke xD

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:08 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Most phones have a big screen and rounded corners, so it makes the S4 look like a lot of others too following that logic. But it's texture, screen dominance and more rectangular build makes it noticeably more elegant than it predecessor.

http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/130431-image/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-06.jpg

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:26 14

12. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


One is the note 2 mini and one is the s3

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 22:11

43. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


On a real note, Samsung needs to start trying with their designs. The plastic is ok but we all know Samsung can do better.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:47 4

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


No this isn't the iphone 4, 4s which you can never tell the diffrence unless looking at the top where it doesn't have a line on the left side®

Why the Troll,,,,?
It's still using Android, like Htc Sony Lg Samsung and all other oems. Why the hate?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:15 8

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)


'Coz Samsung haters(mostly Sony, HTC, Nokia fanboys) think that it's Samsung's fault why their fav oems are struggling to compete in the market.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 16:22

63. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Typical fanboy speak! Did it occur to you that it is less about hate or market position but something as simple as customer satisfaction or different needs/desires about what people want to get out of their experiences with their handsets! I have no problem with the product but a mountain load with the manufacturer and its attitude to customers. That arrogance of Apple fanboys is seriously affecting Samsung fanboys. Our experiences inform our choices and I loathed my experience with Samsung and even if I bought its product, I will do so with eyes wide open and pray I do not have any problems as I would not want to deal with them! I do know this, HTC will listen, send out UPS to collect the product, examine the complaint/investigate and send you your phone back throuh UPS, no questions as will Sony. Samsung? Please take the product to an Independent Service Centre, authorised but not affiliated to Samsung. You get that way when your S3 cracks unexpectedly by the charger port and you end up paying £134 to fix it.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 16:25

64. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


p.s. a work colleague has a similar crack in the same position on her White S3 but thought it was part of the design........disavowed her of the notion and she is now one unhappy customer!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:36 1

25. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


"Why the Troll,,,,?"
Exactly, Why the TROLL?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 16:08

33. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Why the Troll? Why the Hate? oh i think that question is applicable to you after trolling to HTC Sony Nokia etc.LOL

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:12 5

23. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Oh, you're finally back?!
I thought you went back to your cave after losing too many arguments about your beloved XZ. lol

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 00:08 2

45. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


im always here bro
maybe you need to check your eyes.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 02:04

51. urth_key (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Hahahaha LOL.

which one is 4 and which is 4S?!
LOL

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:38 16

3. iluvsmartphonexpdx (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Galaxy S4 FTW!!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:41 15

5. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


damn thats very identical...

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:31 14

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


"The S4 excels in exterior design" LMAO

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:39 9

14. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


The pictures on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 look amazing! Amazing level of detail. Good job Sammy!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:49 3

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


S3 looks ugly, S3 and S2 looks much better™
S3 with those ugly curves™
Rectangular Candbar sharp edges look way much better, look stylish and contemporary©

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:01 4

17. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


GS3 users will realize how laggy the GS3 is when they try out the GS4. Android OS really do need the 4 cores running at full bore +2.00Ghz to feel right and run normal.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:17 1

19. wrm2013 (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


And as soon as they push a os update to the s4 it too will be laggy

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