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

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:43

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 would you buy one?...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:34

39. dwgit (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

i though samsung was going to have flexible display bulls**t probably iphone 6 will there more avant-garde, breaking new ground, contemporary, cutting-edge, deviceful, ingenious, innovational, innovatory, inventive, just out, leading-edge, new, newfangled, original, originative, state-of-the-art

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:03 1

57. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

u will have to wait for october 2014 because this year ,,, it's the introduction of iphone 5s

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:34

40. maherk (Posts: 4850; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

FYI, am not your typical fanboy, I am not biased to Samsung, but I might be biased to Android. For the past 3 years, I moved from Galaxy S1, to LG Optimus 2x, then Galaxy S2, Sony Ericsson Arc s, HTC Sensation, Note 1, Xperia S, back to Note 1, one x, Galaxy S3, Iphone 5, and now a happy Note 2 owner waiting for the Lg Optimus G Pro to arrive to my country.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:49 4

49. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

HTC One! Otherwise, my contract die in november 2014, so... i will wait for GS5, GN4 or HTC One succesor

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:53 8

51. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Is it just me but did Samsung just pull an apple move. Same design just bigger and more specs and a few more features. I'm going Htc one.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:56

53. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

maybe they thought that the stock will sky rocket like it happened to apple

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:54

86. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

It changed a little though. I'm not saying it's a huge change but I prefer it to the s3, seems a little more industrial. Design isn't a huge deal to me personally, when the phone will be in a case and i'll be looking at the screen 95% of the time. Give me a good screen, battery life, camera & software & hardware features IMO!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:02 2

56. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I love the HTC One speaker design but I love the ability of swapping batteries every morning. I could live with the base 32gig but I bought a 64gig card for my Note 2 over the holidays.
Samsung appears to be the only major player faithful to removable batteries and sd cards. Guess I'm waiting for the Note 3. A 1080p display in a bigger phone actually makes more sense.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:06 3

58. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Still going with the s4. Htc one has no 5 inch display and xperia z falls behind in screen and camera quality.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:13 1

60. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)

Samsung went the iway, not many takers for S4, Surprisingly everyone wants to buy the lumia 920, am I dreaming? is this poll rigged? I have the 820 and I am happy.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:17 6

61. moslondon (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

wtf???? there is something wrong in just 1 sec everyone wants the lumia and the sony?? 5000+ and 7000+ votes???? one minute ago I saw the htc one in first place

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:24 2

64. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)

yes it must be something wrong with this.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 00:39 1

93. Lauticol (Posts: 375; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

I have an HD7 and everytime any WP gets in a poll, several blogs posts the link to the poll to make the WP win.. Makes it untruth..
Anyways, I voted for the HTC One: nice design, nice screen, enough camera to fit my needs :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 03:57 1

130. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

If thats the case why cant several android blogs do the same? they have the biggest marketshare anyway!

So stop whining and grow up geez!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:20 1

62. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

And the ones with the most votes are not the H1 or S4, but the XZ and L920!
Man, that was the last thing one could expect-packing the most inferior chipset, they were the last phones one could have wanted
Lumia is understandable considering WP's limitations-thats the best offering; but Xperia is plain old tech(though not very old, but still not spanking new), Optimus G announced way back in august had most of the specs same, save for the display res.
Blind fans everywhere!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:22 3

63. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Pretty funny that over 7000 people voted for the Nokia 920 but Windows Phone is still declining in market share.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:37 3

145. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

In 1 second... thats a record

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:28 6

65. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Nearly 13,000 people voted for the Xperia Z and Lumia 920 within a couple minutes. I call hacks. These Sony/Nokia fan boys are getting out of control.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:15

161. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I think you're right....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:32

66. yyuu1000 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

the next nexus

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:34 1

67. anthonyspapa (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

The S4 is meh nothing special. The Xperia Z is nice but dont like their UI. The HTC One is very tempting, but will wait and see how the Motorola X comes out like, also the Galaxy Note 3

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:45 1

69. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

I remember when the galaxy s3 first came out, everyone was complaining about how ugly it looked, but its still one of the most successful phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:53

70. Noble_One (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

I'm good with my optimus g. I feel like it honestly stacks up pretty well, particularly against the xperia. We just got 4.1.2 too and it's hard to imagine anything being a lot faster than the g.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:56 1

71. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I hate to say this cause I'm down for the Android camp but the GS4 went all GS3s a la Apple. Same design just an internal specs bump & software. (Some of which I think is already available in the Play Store.)

So far (for me): Xperia Z>Moto X (holding out hope)>One=GS4>Lumia 920>Optima G/L>iPhone 5

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:41 1

82. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

Google translate>S translate

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:01 3

74. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Sony Xperia Z... FTW

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:03

75. superiorbeefjerky (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)

I really wanted to like S4 but this was lame. This S4 introduction makes iPhone 5 introduction seem like an epic ground breaking. Nothing to see here, move on. Going back to sleep.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:21

76. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

None. Why? Note 3.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:42

164. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

it's a note not smartphone........!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:23 5

77. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

If I were to go unlocked + SIM, I would get the Sony Xperia Z. If I were to go with a carrier, I'd either get the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T or the HTC One on Sprint.

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