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

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:10

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 keep on giving, hours before the official launch...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:13 24

1. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

Good features and everything but DESIGN!!! :@

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:28 14

14. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 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 !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:42 35

22. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:21 22

46. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

now that's real sony innovation ^_^

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:58 15

68. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:08 1

120. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:29 11

16. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

you let us down

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:30 18

17. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:06 11

35. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:38 8

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).

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 03:35 1

137. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

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
XPERIA give you beauty, durability, and real
innovations and until this day only SONY is able to do

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:42 7

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!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:14 6

77. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:30 2

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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:30 3

90. anjel1708 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Mar 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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:11

129. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 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 !!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:04 14

34. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:07 6

36. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

i agree with you

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:45 7

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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:24 4

83. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:44 1

96. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:31 2

115. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:18 2

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

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:55 1

128. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:49 1

138. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

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''

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:13 7

40. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43 10

60. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:50 10

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

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:24 2

114. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

not every manufacturer uses cheap aluminium like apple.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:52 1

119. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

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

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