Samsung Galaxy S 4 demo: first phone with Gorilla Glass 3
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 15, 2013, 6:39 AM
We asked one of the Samsung reps at the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S 4 last night to sit down with us and make an overview of the phone from a sales person perspective, and one interesting fact slipped in the meantime.
The show floor representative confirms in the video below that the Galaxy S 4 will be the first phone to ship with Gorilla Glass 3 - Corning's latest toughened glass generation that got introduced earlier this year.
Galaxy S III vs Galaxy S 4 you see above.Gorilla Glass 3 is stronger and three times more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 2. Corning also says that 40% fewer of the scratches that do occur will be visible to the naked eye, which seems to be confirmed with the scratch test of the
- 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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haaa when will you switch to aluminum samsung? really fed up with the plastic, the software and the specs are great though. note : I'm not an apple fanboy, just saying the truth
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:43 AM 16
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Maybe Samsung Galaxy S5 will have aluminium.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:46 AM 7
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aluminum bends and scratch...im saying that because i have a MacBook Pro...easily scratchs and one time, it felt from by bed and the frame around the monitor bent a little...i regreted a lot for not puting a case, that i think is made of Polycarbonate. See the irony?
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 9:40 PM 1
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Yeah, I have seen a few horror examples on youtube of iPhone 5 owners who's been sitting down with their near $1000 phones, just to realise they have bent them. Don't trust the salesman of a company when they try to sell you a reason to buy their stuff. Aluminium does not equal quality and durability.
posted on Mar 20, 2013, 3:51 PM 0
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I don't think so they will ever! They seem to love Polycarbonate! I would prefer Stainless-Steel over aluminium and sapphire glass instead of GC3!
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:50 AM 8
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quite frankly, after touching the iPhone 5, the S3 build quality feels cheap the iPhone 5 build quality is like a swiss-made watch, the software is a different story though that said, if someone were to give me the S4, i would receive it with pleasure, don't wanna be a hypocrite no, they already did with the ativ s, the ativ s should have been the gs3 p.s : not an apple fanboy, don't have any apple products
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:53 AM 5
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I find my iPhone 5 more prone to scratches and dents because of the brushed aluminum. I hardly ever enjoy the premium finish since i have a case on all the time. I am not feeling this S4 but i still think the plastic argument is bit over exagerated.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:56 AM 22
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I don't care for specs but I just can't tolerate plastic anymore. Going for XpZ.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 7:13 AM 1
You should go for the HTC One then not the XZ. As XZ also uses a plastic film on the glass surface to make it waterproof. There're many cases reported on XDA where the phone got ruined because the plastic film was damaged of removed. http://i.imgur.com/E8hClio.jpg
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 9:24 AM 3
Kinda surprised there's no after market backs for Samsung phones. It's really the back that gets complained about, not the material in the front.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 7:40 AM 0
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and what's the truth? if you want aluminium just buy 1 kilo of it or HTC One for those who prefer lightweight phone and scratch and drop downs resistance the polycaronate is the best. The aluminium is NOT good choice
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 8:22 AM 2
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Aluminum is not good for signal. It means that the radios of the phone have to be boosted to get signal and also equals more heat build up. This why IPhone sucks with battery life and phone is warmer. I have the GS3, if you notice you put your fingers on top of the phone, your coverage reduces by half. Now imagine that with aluminum case. I rather have a plastic case rthan heat and less battery life. The plastic case is flexible and just as durable.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 1:02 PM 0
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What about lumia 920, it is also made out of polycarbonate, I don´t see anybody bashing about it. It is that SGS4 is not unibody, a unibody will feel better in your hands. Aluminium is not great either, it easily scratches easily and it is not very strong. The best solution according to me is either polycarbonate or carbon fiber or in a near future graphene, but it has to be unibody.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 1:40 PM 0
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I'm waiting for the drop test
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 6:44 AM 7
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why are you getting thumbs downs?
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