Samsung Galaxy S 4 video review demos pop, detail the Floating Touch and SmartPause features

Samsung Galaxy S 4 video review demos pop, detail the Floating Touch and SmartPause features
Samsung must be pretty peeved by now, but the Chinese source that leaked the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S 4 for China Unicom, is the gift that keeps on leaking, hours before the official launch.

We saw the pictures, and the specs got confirmed, but now we have a video walkthrough of sorts, that guides us around the interface and features. 

The Floating Touch and the SmartPause features get introduced, and there is a nifty browsing demonstration as well, looking good on the Full HD AMOLED display, so check them out in the slideshow below.

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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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142 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Good features and everything but DESIGN!!! :@

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

now that's reall innovation ^_^ i agree, they should've changed the design because it looks like the GS3, but design for me is the least thing i would care for !

22. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Innovation, yes, but from Sony (sola), which has FloatTouch more than a year now...

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

now that's real sony innovation ^_^

68. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony came up with the idea first stop saying stuff like that

120. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

To be honest, the design was what I wanted to S3 to be in the first place, not too rounded like the S3 is now, but still looking sleek with it's curves

16. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Seriously you let us down

17. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

i agree the design shocked all of us, even me a Samsung fanboy but come on it's not REALLY that bad like the others exaggerate the features are absolutely very handy especially smart pause and hover it will still feel good in the hands, plastic? yes plastic but sells more than other great Android Smartphones

35. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

you either get plastic (polycarbonate) and removable battery, or you get an aluminum back and non removable battery, i prefer the 1st choice, dunno about you guys :P

53. SleepingOz unregistered

I'd rather have good signals reception and NFC than a supposedly "premium" feel( dented, scratched, bent aluminium and cracked, shattered glass).

137. yudi.nemesis unregistered

XPERIA V have removeable battery, micro sd, IP rating, 4G and good battery life if you want to know what sony can do with DUAL CORE ON XPERIA V just see benchmark result and compare with QUAD CORE GALAXY S3 with XPERIA V you can calling, chating, browsing, and playing games in heavy rain, swimming pool, or beach XPERIA give you beauty, durability, and real innovations and until this day only SONY is able to do that

57. bparkerson unregistered

Samsung is great and all but anyone can download the features that are to be promoted. I don't see how this is a substantial selling point for the GS4. Who cares if it's "built in". If it's not, it can be added like LG is expected to do. I'm starting to see myself as a person who once was a fan of Samsung not a future fan. If I sound disappointed it's because I am...I really hope Samsung turns my attitude around after the GSIV unveiling tonight!

77. Retro-touch unregistered

They won't need to turn you around, there are plenty of people who buy the brand, Apple and Samsung are the highest quality products in everyone's eyes where I live, whether that's true or not doesn't matter

89. No_Nonsense unregistered

Of course they are. They are the most selling products primarily because there's a coolness factor with apple and a tendency to equate the apple experience for lesser with samsung. Others may have a better product, not necessarily in terms of specs, but it won't actually sell more than these two, at least this year.

90. anjel1708

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Best selling and highest quality are two different things. You can't add boom sound to the s4 or the ultra pixel. Just like bparkerson said you can add these features to another phone. Which will happen. Why choose S4??? Because everyone else will??? I will pass. I choose quality design.

129. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Absolutely true !! Samsung has a Brand Name as it is in Numerous Products !! And that's why it sell more than other companies as people see Samsung Around them !! It is also a Big Company and can have plenty of Money for the Marketing all over the World !!

34. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I am the only one here who thinks the Galaxy series don't look that bad at all? They aren't looking iconic or award-winning, but somehow the rounded shapes grow on you, whilst together with light and durable polycarbonate and slickness they make auch an enormous phone better suited for practical use than petite metal/glass-beauties like the Nexus or iPhone.

36. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i agree with you

62. SleepingOz unregistered

Haters like to exaggerate on tiny things like this 'coz that's the only point they've got actually. Hardware and software wise, Samsung is nearly flawless and they know that.

83. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

And fanboys like to so the exact opposite by saying as you do. You all should just chill and choose the phone you personally like to compliment your lifestyle.

96. SleepingOz unregistered

Then can you please tell me what is false in my comment?

115. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

It is not "nearly flawless". It is simply the (one of) the best on the market.

124. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

What makes it the best? because it sells the most?

128. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I said "one of the best". We don't even know yet, what this generation of Galaxy S is going to bring.

138. yudi.nemesis unregistered

hahaha galaxy not bad at all the plastic maybe light but not durable go to androidauthority and see iphone5 vs galaxy s3 drop test and you'll see how bad the plastic on galaxy if look sony for example the xperia have diffrent desaign every year their flagship xperia arc, xperia s, xperia t, xperia z and xperia zl thas what i call innovations in desaign if you complain about removeable battrey you can buy xperia v with only dual core xperia v beat quad core galaxy s3 on benchmark xperia z is the champion benchmark with last year quad core SOC Even good enough to compete with 2013 SOC device if you want real innovations just wait for next sony flagship this is what samsung mobile chief j.k shin say ''Innovation is what will get consumers to buy new devices''

40. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Seriously, I'm starting to hate these attention-seeking spoilers.

60. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

oops whats inovation!! boaring design and boaring ui.. if u put it beside ONE u can say esily i pick up one.. why not!!?? sense 5 is far better than this ui that i see..every thing is like 2 years ago..only item can open in new form..woowww!!inovation!! but blink feed-htc zoe-ultrapixel camera-sense 5-bombastic sound and solid design and best build quality- excellent screen with ips3 - great battary.. i dont now how is happen in future for both of them but i hope people take a better choice not only victims for advertice.

66. SleepingOz unregistered

Blink feed = live tiles rip-off Ultrapixel = fail Boomsound = Galaxy Note 10 rip-off Best build quality = loose buttons, aluminium prone to dents, scratches and bending

114. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

not every manufacturer uses cheap aluminium like apple.

119. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

even the 3 year old nokia N8 is sturdier than the apple iphone5

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