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Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes the first smartphone passing TCO certification

Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes the first smartphone passing TCO certification

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has become the first phone to get the TCO eco certificate for being environmentally-friendly. TCO, a Swedish company, is known to issue certificate for office equipment, but most often monitors and not smartphones.

The Galaxy S4 is the first handset to get such a certificate. This means the device has passed the sustainability, social, environmental and economic requirements of the organization.

To pass through certification the Galaxy S4 had to show compliancy with the International Labour Organization and the United Nation convention standard for lack of hazardous components. Samsung also claims the device features a reliable and power efficient design.

source: SammyHub

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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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61 Comments

xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Congratulations Samsung, you deserve it!

MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Congratulations xperiaDROID! First positive comment about Samsung.

xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huh? What are you talking about?

ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

first ? I've seen him congratulating Samsung in many posts

chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

The way I look at samsung, I don't think Sfall deserve it. wonder how much does it take to get that certificate.

HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Basically means the display is amazing while using low power and having minimal impact on environment.

SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Your mother didn't give enough chocolates for you

xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Come on, the Galaxy S4 got the TCO eco certificate for being environmentally-friendly.

Daftama

Posts: 635; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And by the way it's not the true energy saving screen they mentioned at ces 2013 wait till they bring that out

GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Amazing Achievement.

polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Cheap and Ugly plastic is environmentally friendly??

SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Have you realized that actually cheap things are environmentally friendly? recycling saves money, so it is cheaper to buy something which was recycled or partly recycled. Plus that "plastic" is not really cheap. Ugly? well they say beauty is the eye of the beholder. Just because you were told you are ugly, doesn't mean everything in the world is. Then why are millions and millions of people across the world keep buying this ugly device? huh? Cos the sales says it all, your HTC one is not even closer Just saying. Haters bonn hate. Still love my iPhone 5 though, but the truth be told. S$ is the best smartphone ever. FACT.

rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes Aluminum production is a great polluting affair right from mining bauxite to smelting, carb plants for cathode/anode production etc. We just go gaga over aluminum for no good reason. What's CARBON footprint of Aluminum production and plastics?

tedkord

Posts: 16888; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awwwww. I recommended Tucks Medicated.

polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

You know, even dogs poo is environmentally friendly!

SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Ur such an idiot. It's ppl like you we don't need on this beautiful planet of ours. Maybe you should volunteer for the mars expedition thing. And never come back

xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Go poop yourself, and let's see how environmentally friendly your poo is.

polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Yes, my poop looks like a galaxy S4 only without the lag, so it is environmentally friendly .

Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

a jealous troll :P

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hahaha, You left yourself "WIDE" "OPEN", with that sorry come back... Maybe your poop don't lag, because of your slippery bong hole. Hehehehe, Hahahahaha...

polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

What are you implying, you want to go out with me? I'm free on Friday, bring the Note 2 stylus, we can make fun with it, if you know what I mean ;)

darkkjedii

Posts: 30341; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO Xperia he got you with that one man. Comeback time

tedkord

Posts: 16888; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Your lag is all located on the other end of your body.

polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Yes, you're right, this is what happens when using Galaxy s3 for a full year.

Daftama

Posts: 635; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now now frames use it to fertilize their farm

xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And now cows can drink pee right? I thought pee is healthy and "tasty" YUCK!

atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Hahaha funny

darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

How much radiation does the S4 output compared to other handsets like the HTC One? I found it the HTC One produces at most 1.260 (sar) the S4 produces only .45 (sar) at most. Samsung is without a doubt more eco friendly.

darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

That was my point in the post bellow. Galaxy phones were always far bellow the numbers of the competition. Both the iPhone and the One emit several times more radiation. I think the use of PLASTIC has a lot to do with that..but nor entirely. I had an all plastic Xperia Arc and it had SAR value of 0.66, compared with 0.24 of the Galaxy S1, at the time. PA, please do an article about SAR levels!

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