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Samsung Galaxy S 4 is officially unveiled

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:35

Ladies and gents, the waiting is over - Samsung has just officially unveiled the Galaxy S 4. The S 4 brings a sharper 5-inch 1080p display, a snappier processor and an updated, 13-megapixel camera…

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:24

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

Never thought of it that way. The only reason that i think its required is when the internal memory is little

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:44

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

1.Card slots are used as a way of data transfer too-as bluetooth is too slow and wifi direct a battery hog
2.Amount of romm for things is increasing, images going from 5 to 8 to 13MP, videos from SD to HD to FHD and bitrate of music increasing too
and how much of it will you like to be compressed?
IMO 32GB + microSD should suffice

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:00

76. hypermagz (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)

An educated consumer will not buy a phone after a few months just because of looks... An educated consumer will buy if it meet his/her needs.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:36

90. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Yes, software can be extracted, but sensors cannot. Smart Scroll might be able to be extracted, unless it's handled by one of the sensors that isn't on the S3. The Kinnect like features, IR blaster, & pedometer are out though. Camera could be hit or miss as well.

As far as expandable memory goes, if you don't want it, fine. But I'm getting a little sick of people telling me what I do and do not need. Myself, I don't want to use up my data transferring files on and off my device, or spend my time sending those files back and forth between my computer so I don't run out of storage space. It's the reason I never went to an ipod touch & stuck with the classic. I've got 110GB of music on there & until recently there wasn't an option to hold that much content. Now I could keep jockeying the files back and forth, but what's wrong with having all of them available? Is that really a bad thing?

If you're fine with no expandable media great, good for you. But please don't tell me how I should do things. I don't force you to do things how I do them, I don't think it's unfair to expect the same in return.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 22:46

119. Rydsmith (unregistered)

I'm just going to leave this here.


(Though I find that ironic coming from a Verizon user....)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:15

121. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

"In this day in age, expandable memory and replaceable batteries are not required".

I have a colleague that was in the middle of nowhere between business meetings. His iphone suffered total death due to failed, shorted battery. He had to wait a day and a half before getting to a city to replace his phone. He estimates he lost 15-20 important business calls within this time. Ask him what he feels about not having a removable battery. I won't even get into the four handsets I have in a drawer that have broken usb charging ports. Removable batteries allowed me to remove the batteries and charge by placing them in a desktop charger.

All these broken ports are HTC phones. I'm not downing HTC. I have owned HTC phones for 9 years. But, until it can make the battery last much longer without having to do frequent charges where it wears down the charging port, I highly suggest you re-evaluate your thinking.

I am not going to be stuck with an inoperable phone out of warranty because worn or dead battery.

A high end phone should not be rendered useless just because of a damn battery.

John B.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:40 3

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Holy shyt @ 1.9ghz

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:43

8. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

with the IR kept active all the time to handle the gesture scrolling (or at least when the screen is turned on), i'm wondering how long the battery will last. hopefully it won't be that bad.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:44 5

9. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Dats a sexy phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:09 3

36. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Uhhhh..... are you sure?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:44 1

10. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

XPhone should be the top 2013 phone this year...all u phone companies had to do is improve battery life n durability... HTC felled....n Samsung felled...what a joke...doom to repeat history...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:50 6

17. Rydsmith (unregistered)


posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:07 6

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1642; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Ded u nawt untersand hym? He sed HTC felled n Samsung felled.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:22 2

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

Ermahgerd HTC falled n Samsung felled

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:46 2

68. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

are u drunk?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:26 2

58. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

2600mAh battery is a fail? Lol pls.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:43

93. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

well, it's not a fail. It's needed for all those battery hogging features Samsung introduces.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 23:13

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

PapaSmurf better than the htc one and sony lol pls

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:46 15

11. ar2730 (Posts: 42; Member since: 24 May 2012)

Sammy bad move! It just feels a bit stale!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:46 7

12. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I know I'll get thumbed down, but I always liked the look of the S3. I am disappointed that this looks very similar though. I was hoping Samsung were just trolling with the leaked images and that was the rumoured improved S3.

However, it's what's on the inside that's important.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:47 7

13. cR203 (Posts: 204; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)

Phone of the year till the note 3

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:59

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

which is a phablet btw

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:48 13

14. bonsly16 (Posts: 76; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Do you ever feel...like a plastic phone...drifting through the wind...wanting to start again...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:02

23. Lauticol (Posts: 376; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

You made my day :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:40 5

65. cR203 (Posts: 204; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)

Do you ever feel like a s4 hater who needs to get a life?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:48 14

15. dicemoney (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Samsung fail HTC one here I come

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:51 5

18. moe53 (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

beast with no doubt but missing the beauty

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:00 6

20. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

this sucks!
i was expecting something better. everything from the hosts to the device is way better! if apple brings in little bit of innovation,they'll f**k samsung. s4 is more like lg optimus g pro with 5 inch display! this is simply a huge disappointment! i was expecting something better! so for now i think the crown must go to HTC one!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:09 5

35. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Go away troll.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:55 1

72. THE-ONE (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Yea go away you. You Troll.

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