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Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:32

Taking 2012 by storm, Samsung catapulted all the way to the top last year, as the Korean based company delivered timeless devices over and over again with little pause for its rivals to combat its insatiable appetite. Claiming victory while looking down from the pinnacle of the mountain, Samsung as a whole transformed from being a competitor trying to emerge from a heap of hard rollers, to the one taking ownership of the crown in the smartphone kingdom. Today marks yet another triumphant push forward in retaining that prestigious crown, seeing that the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV just became official-official...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:38 1

59. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Can anyone explain what features the HTC one has that makes it so much better than than the s4? I guess having to repair HTC's all day makes me a little weary of them. Also the fact that they never fixed any of the issues in the Evo 4g LTE. Or the aluminum uni bodies get dinged up and look ugly as hell. Or the fact that the batteries go bad like clockwork and are irreplaceable. We will see who the real victor is in the next few months.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:42 3

62. TechnoMichael (unregistered)

i love reading all the hate comments of the s4. people said how the s3 was lame, gimmicky,and sucked but as soon as the reviews were flying out everybody instantly fell in love with it. i have an s3 and if i could i would get an s4 but the bottom line is, your opinion will prob change after the s4 is released and you seen it for yourself not threw a camera.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:01

74. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:28 2

117. elmersunyc (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Like everyone is saying that the iphone 4s is exactly the same as the 4 with siri and few hardware improvements and then it turned out to be a huge hit in sales! The market is irrational and unpredictable sometimes! But I think Samsung should stop the hostile ads and unnecessary comparisons, because they might be the one ending up in the position being attacked! Be better and be humble and let us see what you have to offer! Have some respect for others. No need to let the competition get ugly. Buy what you like and only form an opinion base on your own view, NO criticism and NO haters!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:43 4

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

Lame... Samsung is clearly thinking they have the market locked up. S3 owners should be happy their devices are not made into a relic with the new

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:48 3

66. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

"Now that the cat is out of the bag, it makes for some interesting choices for many people who are fighting an internal struggle on which device to pick up next"

LMAO, you must not read the comment section here.

Everyone on this site had their minds made up before this phone was leaked.
As for me, I like the Galaxy S4 but I'll continue my wait for the Note 3

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:55 3

69. elmersunyc (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Nothing wrong with a little competition in the market!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:33 1

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

Are you friend with _Bone_?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:54 4

68. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Well I'm most likely gonna choose the HTC One now once I decide to use my upgrade. I still wanna wait til after I see some in depth reviews to make a solid decision. The looks of the One just make this phone look not so special, and the software enhancements in TouchWiz aren't important enough to sway me. And those speakers on the HTC One seem amazing. We'll see who comes on top.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:57 1

71. elmersunyc (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

I like your unbiased opinion! Hopefully neither of them will disappoint! We want all customers to be happy with either devices! World Peace!!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:55

70. ten2seeme (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Loved the enhanced design & the subtle features Sammy has brought forth. You followers erk my nerves, if you want premium so darn bad go full throttle and jump ship to ios, don't let HTC be a stepping ground, we all know once you get the one, you'll utilize verizons return and come back home, over the years, you all have done it. Explain to me why you buy protective cases they made out the same material?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:00

73. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Most of you sound retarded. I mean, all those features that all of you wanted for months and that every tech site on the interwebs couldn't shut up about, are now gimmicks, they are old, there is nothing new, it is ugly, blah blah blah. You're all a bunch of whiney short sighted babies! s3 is a nice looking phone, the One is a nice looking phone, the s4 appears to be quite sexy.

None of you will be happy unless a phone whipes your ass and drives you to work. If any of you actually have jobs.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:02 4

113. arenaville (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

"the s4 appears to be quite sexy" ....BWAHAHAHA

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:50

174. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

I'm an HTC guy im not gonna bash the s4 its not a bad looking phone but saying its sexy is a lil much.as far as your ending statement we are in agreement.also I was curious what you have to fix the most when you receive HTC phones for repair

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:31 2

81. tolu01 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

We samsung fans are disappointed and we admit it unlike some I fans who still insist their i crap is d best

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:34 1

84. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

I think the Note III will look like a bigger s4 which looks like an s3.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:46 4

85. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

I dont like the design at all. Welcome Lumia 940 and HTC One.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:53 2

88. tolu01 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Honestly am trying my best to find the good side of this phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:18 1

90. 90ninjas (unregistered)

Again, as with the SGS3... people way over-hyping it for themselves and then get sorely disappointed that THEIR perfect phone wasn't the one that materialized... Lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:19 2

91. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

I don't understand...Apple, Samsung, whoever....what ELSE were you expecting? What did you want? If the phone LOOKED different would you change your comments? What else can you put in a phone? That's it...we've reached a peak...there's nothing else but higher specs, and software enhancements....hardware can only go SO far. Until its transparent, flexible, stretchable, foldable, you are pretty much going to see the same things. Stop being a f*****g nerd...the phone is dope and its better than what you're rocking now.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:22 2

92. snoopy5 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

there was nothing new about s4 except the smart scroll and smart pause,the tracking of your gesture was introduced long time ago by pantech mobile(i have 1 of it),the s health seems like nike+ipod to me,the dual camera sound familiar to me in htc one,and s4 design just like s3 with bigger screen and the speaker and flash light were being moved to other place.overall,nothing new,nothing special,yet,there are still lot of people cant wait to buy it...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:24 6

93. R-vjn (Posts: 271; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

gosh, the design is BOOOORRRRRIIIINNNNNGGGGG....!!!!!
Why cant samsung make something different about the design..crapp..!

Samsung please understand that there are a lot of people who are not willing to take up a phone with an old design and stupid materials of use but with a lot of software circus...I got a feeling that they are concentrating on the software front and features. Also please samsung, looks do matter..but not at the cost of performance though...
From my point of view, HTC One is better than this 'DISSAPOINTMENT''..!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:00 1

97. 90ninjas (unregistered)

Actually, many people will buy a phone even if it looks similar to a predecessor. Most consumers don't buy and sell-back a phone, as I've observed many people here do, so they don't have the cash to buy a new phone the very next year. Also, many consumers will buy a case for their phone, and then it's all up to the software and how the person utilizes the phone.

Example: iPhone 4S.

PS. I have nothing against Apple. Just pointing out a trend.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:24

94. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

PWtf did y'all think they where going to do? They got the 1080 an featured no other phone has especially the camera dual shoot best camera feature period. An all the FREE health apps which cost 50-100 in other products that just do health. They targeted the market not us. Great upgrade for those expiring galaxy s2 contracts. Note 3 will be the tech savy target. S5 which will be the design overhaul an possible flexible screen. Just be happy the didn'tjust make it bigger like some companies we know

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:55 2

131. R-vjn (Posts: 271; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

optimus g already have the dual cam feature..! lols

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:56 1

96. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

I will catch it next Christmas for 50$ and to look in and stylish, will get what the s4 should have been, the bad Azz htc one!!! Hell yeah!!!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 12:28 1

139. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

What does the One have that the s4 doesn't? Just wondering if you can answer

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:39 1

145. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Gorgeous design and build quality!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 03:55

162. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Beats audio, two huge stereo speakers, S-LCD 3 display w/ Higher pixel density and tighter pixel matrix.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:07 1

98. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

They should have called this the galaxy S3.5 hahaha

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