U.K. retailer sees 40% more pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 than the Galaxy S III

U.K. retailer sees 40% more pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 than the Galaxy S III
U.K. retailer Phones 4U's unscientific survey shows, well, it shows a lot of interest in the Samsung Galaxy S 4. According to Phones 4U, the number of pre-registrations for the just announced new Android flagship tallied a 40% increase over the number received for the Samsung Galaxy S III after 48 hours. Chief Commercial Officer Scott Hooten said that the anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been "astounding," with the phone garnering the most pre-notification requests of any handset launched in 2013.

Phones 4U is predicting that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 could be the top selling smartphone for the year which would be quite a feather in the cap for the Korean manufacturer. Could you have imagined something replacing the Apple iPhone in that capacity just a few years ago? Meanwhile, U.K. retailer EE has also been impressed at the amount of interest for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices at EE, said that demand for information about the phone from businesses and consumers has almost reached "fever-pitch levels".

source: TechRadar

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  • 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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37 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

(Slaps face) Oh, ok :\

17. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

well its a beast of a phone with the octa-core chip in international versions and an awesome 1080p FHD Super AMOLED display not to mention the most feature rich smartphone on the planet at this point....so of course this was expected!

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I know its a beast, but until now the design still disappoints me :(

34. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i actualy kinda like the design... looks damn hot in black when the screen is off

24. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

its quad core chip ! wth 4 battery saving cores !

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No doubt this Beast will sell like hotcakes. Come on guys let's give a big round of applause to Samsung and its all engineers who put all their efforts to make it possible. Well done guys you guys have done it again :)

32. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

29. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

oh my god !!! whatever the post is, i always see someone complaining about the design... WHY ??? JUST WHY ??? the design is cool, if they changed it apple will start suing, and if you want aluminum then you will lose removable battery... get over it, don't like the design ? dont bitch about it !

31. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

i know, right? i think it looks better than the S3. now, that was too round... and the home button was totally awkward

35. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

between the 3 of the flasgships this year, overall is the best IMHO....loses on the design department for the 2, for sure, but I think, overall specs, display and features, makes up for the design..the design is not spectacular, but a 5inch display on a frame of that size? still "small"and its thinner thans the S3, there's also the new fish finish, dots, i dont know what pattern it is, kind of cool, not premium....so, design acceptable and i would put a case on it anyway. Again, my humble opinion.

2. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

3. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

this was before it came out but now no one wants it LOL

4. SleepingOz unregistered

It is bascially the most powerful and the most feature-rich smartphone atm, until the next GNOTE. Why would no one want it?

9. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

If you go and see it physically and play with it, you'll know its a completely different beast from Note 2 and Galaxy S3, that's what people said about Galaxy S3 when it came out...oh its ugly bla bla bla...but once they saw it physically they just couldn't resist the beauty, hence the incredible sales, now S4 will follow suit

33. anthonyspapa

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Your so right when the S3 was announced alot of people complained about the design. I was one of them and like alot of people I changed my mind after seeing it in person :P

5. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

because its just an upgrade just few new software and little hardward improvment no worth upgradeing or buying it when s5 will come out in the next coming months look at it no wow everyone will think you sill have the s3 LOL and the desgin is the same old boring and cheap looking plus the Note 3 is coming very soon so why buy it if there is a new phone in few months that has more features LOL

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Little hardware improvement? You clearly don't know what hardware is

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..actually it has more improved hardware than S3 had, at the time. S3 has the same A9 based processor and same camera as the S2

10. SleepingOz unregistered

He said "hardward", dude.. Not hardware! xD

12. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

guys why you making fun of the way he speaks english maybe english not his first language everyone deserve a chance to speak there mind.

16. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes and it could be a typo too ... fat fingering... D and E are pretty close on English KB.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

We can make fun of his lack of intelligence if we wanted to so making fun of his English is actually being respectful.

14. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh I thnik you're mistaken. You're confusing the awesome Galaxy S4 for the drab upgrade of a phone which is the eye-phone!

7. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

why is everyone pointing gs4 a slight upgrade from the s3??? oh CMON GUYS, ur just looking at d design and many of u drop conclusions by that factor only!! anyway, the design is not ugly, im starting to like it when i saw pics and hand on videos of it on android authority, it does look premium and not cheap by this time..

11. SleepingOz unregistered

True, people are misled by its design. The GSIV is a whole new devices with the best hardwares available. Exynos 5 Octa(A7 + A15), new improved 1080p SuperAMOLED panel, DDR3 RAM, new 13MP camera which much better than the ip5 one.

15. SleepingOz unregistered

*device

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The looks remained the same as the predecessor, the insides are pumped (on either version) I see lots of camera improvements and a bunch of crappy gimmicks along with potential useful stuff, down honest if you plan on keeping the stock experience this is a better choice in terms of software if you are looking for a premium feel then this is not the phone for you, everything else is nice... Now waiting to see if it fairs better than the S3 in terms of a drop test, yeah I'm going to put a case on that bad boy but I care for that stuff.. Also since may is a month latter after the release you might as well wait that and see if the Google I/O has a nice phone to offer Anyone else arrived to the same conclusion as I did?

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sure. But I'll stick with my S3 until a truly advanced phablet comes out.. be it the Note 3 or something else.

20. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

It's a minimal upgrade at best! Samsung dropped the ball big time.

21. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

i think he meant that the leaks before hand of the official release took away the wow factor its now just like any other phone nothing special when you look at the phone samsung next time should do something about the leaks.

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