We are living in a land of Galaxies

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We are living in a land of Galaxies
Yesterday’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom marked at least the fifth iteration of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones, and about 10 other “Galaxy” branded smartphones and tablets.

No doubt, Samsung wants to be your go-to electronics maker with something for everyone for every occasion. There is no sign of any slow down as we begin to see a familiar design language wash across several form factors of devices this summer.

Like the Galaxy S4 but wish it were smaller? No problem, try the Galaxy S4 mini. Need something a little tougher, there’s a Galaxy for that, the S4 Active. Want an ultra-capable camera but prefer Android over the Symbian packing PureView 808? The Galaxy S4 Zoom will bring your vision to life. Love the S4, but love pure Android more? No problem, the S4 with a “Nexus experience” is just around the corner.

The preceding alone is enough to make a competent manufacturer with good marketing a player in just about any market. However, Samsung does not (and likely will not) stop there. Maybe you need or want something bigger, well the Galaxy Mega 5.8 will work and if not, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 just might.

Those of you that wish you could make and receive regular calls on your tablet are in luck, the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch will fit that bill. However, you might want to consider wearing a headset since holding a dinner-tray sized slab to your head might not be so appealing, but if that is your thing, the Tab 3 7-inch will accommodate you.

We have not even touched on the two other sizes of Galaxy Tab 3s announced this year, the 8-inch and 10.1-inch. There are the still semi-fresh devices which had made debuts last year, the Galaxy Note series of phablets and tablets.

The point being, Samsung has turned the Galaxy line-up into something more than just a batch of cell phones, it is also something more than just a brand unto itself as well, yet it is not quite ubiquitous either. Still, Samsung’s line-up dwarfs every other manufacturer out there.

Which Galaxy do you want to live in?



1. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

other than s4 and s4 active all other are dumb as rocks

10. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Woho, what about the Nexus experience S4?

25. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Note 2 buddy

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung is taking over the world, one phone at a time.

3. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Galaxy Ace 3 Duos. Thats the perfect size for me. Though I'm not happy with its less than 2Gb storage, but I can live with it.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Diluting the Galaxy S brand, one device at a time.

5. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

samsung will rule the earth!

6. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I like Samsung but they really need to stop with many variants of the S4...

7. coinmanmat

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Lol so true, Samsung rules the world and it wants to make sure of that by offering a Galaxy S4 for everyone's needs

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I actually dont have any problem with this domination.. The problem is the use of design language. My propositions: Each galaxy line must have their own design language. Design 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 etc For the Galaxy S NOte, Mini, Ace, Grand, Mega, Zoom, Active I dont want my flagship phone to look like some mid or lowend galaxies And dont use s4 in Zoom and Active lines

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

year of the G- plastics!.

20. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

that's what I'm talking about!

11. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

The one not populated by Samsung. This many devices that all look the same, it's just obnoxious. My HTC one is excellent and none of these devices compels me. Id rather they just focused on one flagship which is what made the s3 the success it was

12. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Godzilla phone with Lizard brain ( 4, 8, 16 gig). Waiting for sgs5 DSLR phone.

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy line of devices rock every other phone series!!

14. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Sooner Samsung will have more galaxy than the universe.

15. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I hate the design of S4 Zoom so much. looks bulky

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Soon, people will start calling phones- 'galaxy'. Hey dude, can i use your galaxy? My galaxy has run out of stars!

21. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

in india its total opposite with indegionious companies like micromax karbonn , and celkon all r good

22. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

with respect to money is said

26. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol, speak for yourself and your friend circle! that does not comprise India...when it comes to "smartphones" ..Galaxy and iPhones are ruling just like any other country

23. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

S4 , Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch, Active and Zoom ;-)

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My Series 7 laptop is the only Samsung for me.

27. SamreenM

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, after reading this, it really seems that we are living in a land of Galaxies. The various versions of S4 have made the users excited but confused at the same time because of too many choices. Wouldn't it be better if one S4 has all the features? Samreen M Bolee.com

28. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, you are correct. +1 to you.

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