Now that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is official, which high-end smartphone would you buy?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is official, which high-end smartphone would you buy?
She's beautiful isn't she? Dressed in her polycarbonate outfit, she glows with charm and appeal, begging us to get our itchy hands on it. Of course, we're talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which just got announced officially. Although we're yet to give it a proper review, we're pretty content with what we've seen so far. Some of you are probably impressed as well, which comes as no surprise since the smartphone is powered by capable hardware and chock full of exciting features. 

But the competition isn't fooling around. There's a number of high-end alternatives that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will go against head to head, including the HTC One, which stands out with its outstanding build quality, and the dust- and water-resistant Sony Xperia Z. Of course, the Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 shouldn't be forgotten either since they are worthy competitors to any high-end Android handset. So out of the smartphones that we just mentioned,which one you're most tempted to get, assuming you don't own one of them already? That's the question we're asking you in today's poll. Feel free to cast your vote below and join in the discussion down in the comments!

Which smartphone are you tempted to buy the most?

Samsung Galaxy S 4
23.73%
Sony Xperia Z
11.05%
HTC One
20.87%
iPhone 5
2.93%
Nokia Lumia 920
27.17%
I'll wait for something better to launch.
9.7%
I'm perfectly happy with my current phone.
4.54%

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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204 Comments

1. 3SM.. unregistered

I'm a loyal Samsung customer and will stay their customer, though I'm not fully satisfied w/ the design of the S4.

4. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I'm a samsung fan too but not to the point where i'll just buy anything they'll offer great specs but disappointing design compared to others , there for i might go with the Sony xperia ZL .

44. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Xperia Z for me :)

55. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

xperia is a good looking phone but s4 is better in hardware and software and the s4 dont look ugly at all

94. yudi.nemesis unregistered

s4 is not ugly but you will be stupid buyer if waste your money on s4, buy galaxy note 2 if you love samsung so much, xperia z is the first sony device with last year quad core soc but it's good enough to compete with s4 or htc one until this day only sony is able to put beauty and durability on their device btw i have nokia E6-00, galaxy Y and galaxy s 2 but i will sell crapsung device and wait sony or nokia flagship

99. Secondhead

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

i'm a samsung user too, now i've using S3, hopefully that S4 will bring something new like S3 first launch, but you now what, in fact samsung make us dissapointed, BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGG DESIGN!!!!!!! U made us mad samsung.

127. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Design is more than just what the case looks like...Real design excellence is better everything and bigger screen, but in a smaller and lighter body; a faster system that's more efficient; one that doesn't sacrifice practically for looks. The technology is beautiful as well. I don't think you understand design. What I said doesn't just apply to this phone, I'm not saying this phone is super beautiful, but design is so much more than looks.

138. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I am not too bothered by the design but instead the fact that it has a sub par gpu. I know it's fast enough for most of the users but it doesn't support OpenGL ES 3.0 which does not make it future proof. And since i plan on gaming on my phone allot, it is kinda of a bummer for me.

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Loyal for what? Samsung is multi-billion dollar empire, you don't owe them your loyalty.

29. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

LOL such a hipster thing to say.

45. apple.bb.htc.sony.nokia.rip

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

to those who choose xperia z, one, lumia920, and any other beside samsung, please dont beg for mercy, because you are going to regret it

50. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

its just a mobile who the hell would beg mercy for it? lol the overzealous behavior of the comment section on most of phone arena's articles seems to amaze me time and time again.

78. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

HAHAHA. Me too. But I'm guilty of it.

79. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

Regret it? umm, why?

83. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because he's a troll.

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Me too brother but S4 for me ----> Not at all but HTC One FTW and for sure :)

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

then how can u CALL URSELF ROYAL? don't even try too troll now.

46. snoopy5

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

i m not a loyal customer to any of the brand,i buy great product,if any manufacturers come up with great phone i will pay attention to it,these manufacturers din even pay you to be loyal dude,instead you are paying for their products...

68. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yeah, Gotta give them a chance!

73. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

but doesnt it look better than the sg3? it was too round...

88. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The design of the phone sucks, but hey, we have to sacrifice something with every phone! And looking at the other features they have to offer, I'll be buying one. I'd choose the removable battery, micro sd card, a more powerful phone and the cool software features any day over the design!

203. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Exactly, not to mention 95% of the general public puts a thick ugly plastic cover on their *beautiful* iPhones, HTC Ones and Xperia Zs....so does it really matter? If you think about, they all end up looking and feeling like plastic, so Samsung is just making things simpler for everyone.

97. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

What happens to the Galaxy Note 2? It has to be included

166. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Agreed!!!! Especially since, the Galaxy Note 2 was released after the iDud 5 and, somehow, that limited phone made the Poll list??!! If I were in the market for a new phone right now I would buy the Galaxy Note 2 [again] since it's the BESTEST phone I've ever had.

120. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

you missed up the difference between loyal customer and a sh**p customer....

123. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

hahahah i look at the result of the poll and laugh hard, after all most people do love brands and they dont buy what they personal like. Look at the poll, Nokia Lumia is #1, winning by a huge margin too. But real world data showed that Samsung and Apple lead. Also, the thing is, recently i see a lot of praises for XZ, but still everywhere i go i see either iphone or samsung, i never see some sort of Xperia

2. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

If the S4 looked like the artist renders ,..there was one in particular that had front speakers ....than i would definitely get it....maybe next time for the S5

85. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

truly i am waiting for nokia's next flagship................................!!!!!!!!!!

168. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Me too.......it will hero device from Nokia.......!!! and specially Attractive.......!!!

3. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

why i dont see Z10 here?

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