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Samsung Galaxy S 4: what we think we know

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:21

The closer we get to the official Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling, the more hype gets accumulated around the Korean company's new flagship. And as it usually happens prior to any major announcement, the rumor mill is spinning at full speed, bringing all sorts of clues as to what the handset will have in its arsenal of features. To tell you the truth, many of the speculations we've heard so far seem quite plausible, especially since a number of them are backed up by solid evidence. Others, however, we aren't willing to trust, yet we've included them in today's Samsung Galaxy S 4 rumor round-up anyway, just to let you know what you shouldn't expect out of the upcoming handset...

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:26 38

1. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

It will easily be the #1 selling phone of 2013, that's guaranteed.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:27 33

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

if it was a fair game without the brainwashing advertising in the billions , Samsung will surely feel the heat from Apple , Nokia,HTC,Sony and even LG

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:37 27

10. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

It will be successful no doubt about it , but I expected atleast a better design.
and I may be in the minority who doesn't care about the removeable battery and microsd card slot but needs better looking phone.
even worse Samsung will throw many cheap copycats of this flagship model to further downgrade its value.
this year is gonna be tough as competition like HTC, SONY , Nokia and even LG are making good phones.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:10 21

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

yeah the nokial lumia 920 looks way better

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:52 12

44. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

You must be smoking crack

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:13 9

46. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

apparently u r the one who's smoking crack, because looks don't mean necessarily better. true fact is lumia 920 does look way better than s3(and s4 if the leaks r right and if it turns out that the s4 is nothing but a bigger s3). and not just lumia 920. iphone 5,xperia z,htc one and even asus padfone infinity all look alot better than s3 and note 2(and the leaked s4)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:42 8

51. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Anyway people always keep compaining.

With the unibody design: OMG no battery renovable, no micro SD card

With the removable back cover: OMG plastic, cheap build quality. How the hell can we have a removable aluminum back cover?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:48 5

52. MrPhilo (Posts: 52; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Yes I was gonna post this too. Plastic has a longer durability and we can remove battery, aluminium is great but it has limitations.

Also everyone has there own preference of what device looks good and what doesn't. I think the design is pretty decent on S4 if it is, even if it looked similar to an S3, it still looks good.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:30

64. therealestmc (Posts: 475; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Well then don't make removable. I have a note 2 and I have never open the back. You see if samsung put a good battery in its devices there wont be no need to open it. The SD card can be placed on the side or something.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:11 1

37. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Amen brother Amen!
I am so psyched the S4 is here! What makes me even more psyched is I can only expect even more improved upon features in its bigger brother!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:25

60. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Sadly true.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 02:32

69. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Ewwwwwh. Samsung is so last year. And so plastic. *pukes* :DD

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:29 25

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

I have nothing to say. But, these are just rumors, let's just wait for 2 days more before we get shocked or disappointed. :)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:35 20

8. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)

I think we'll get dissapointed instead of shocked....
I feel that samsung made a something wrong with this device..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:44 9

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I'd rather have initial disappointment to find out just how great things an ugly device holds over stunning looks saddened by poor viewing angles, bad battery life or laggy UI.

If the worst thing you can hold against the Galaxy S4 is looking like a bezel-less Galaxy S3, Samsung did something right.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:24

62. pyradark (Posts: 884; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

but stunning toughness and durable in any wheather condition

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:44

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

Stop the viewing angle s**t, and it's battery has been tested, it last long enough and what laggy UI? You mean touchWiz?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:36 11

9. jonartpop (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

Yup. Samsung please surprises us :)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 07:02 1

70. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

well, i wish it has a flexible screen...:D

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:31 3

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Just to get facts straight: it won't be made of plastic - it will be made of gorilla glass (front), metal (side) and plastic (back), with the latter being easily replaceable if you want something else though a "plastic phone" is the most durable on the market (Lumia 920).

Why ppl. are overlooking the different materials is beyond me.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:31

66. therealestmc (Posts: 475; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I guess it is because Samsung plastic feels cheap. They should start using the same polycarbonate that HTC is using.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:31 19

5. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

If you think different and make believe it would be quietly brilliant to produce something incredibly creative that would be designed for humans which when starts connecting people we can all say life's good.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:57 4

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

Hahaha! Good one!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:34 10

6. jonartpop (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

The design ugh. HTC One/Xperia Z looks better imo. I love Samsung I just hope the design rumour isn't true.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:12 4

23. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

They do look better, but am I the only one who doesn't think the S4 looks bad at all?

Made a size-accurate comparison based on leaked specs and with the thinner black bar around the screen, thinner bezel and thinner protective side cover (which will be metal), the design actually is a step-up looks-wise. Rounded yet less toyish,


posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:48 1

43. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You're not the only one, I couldn't agree more with what you're saying.

And, awesome job with that comparison!
PA should hire you!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:44

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

Hire to troll? Sure they will

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 00:44

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

you are not the only one... i love the GS3 design...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:34 5

7. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

+1 This s**t will sell like a hot cake #FACT

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:10 4

22. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

that's true and fact,,,while in the land of nokia nevermind stillllll.....

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