Will Samsung steal the show with the Galaxy S IV?

Will Samsung steal the show with the Galaxy S IV?
It's now just days before we finally get to see the Samsung Galaxy S IV in all its glory, and as you can imagine, we're super excited about that! Meanwhile, though, there's a number of smartphone manufacturers out there who're also eagerly awaiting the introduction of the GS IV, but with somewhat different feelings than ours. Of course, we're talking about HTC, LG, Apple, etc. - the companies who have some pretty ambitious high-end smartphones on the market right now, smartphones that will surely try to make the GS IV's life hell when it launches in a month or so.

But maybe Samsung doesn't have too much to worry about? After all, the South Koreans have grabbed more than half of the Android market and having in mind how popular the Galaxy S smartphone are, that situation probably won't change soon. As good as the alternative products are, dethroning Samsung will surely be an uphill battle. Right now, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z are the brightest starts in the sky, but what will happen when Samsung launches the Galaxy S IV? Will everyone just forget about HTC, Sony and LG and go for Samsung's next big thing?

What do you guys think will happen? Let us know by voting in the poll below!

Will Samsung steal the show with the Galaxy S IV?

Absolutely, there's nothing better than the Galaxy S series.
50.76%
Not sure. Some of the other players have very competitive smartphones this time around.
40.21%
No chance! The Galaxy S phones aren't what they used to be.
4.71%
Last night's episode of Baywatch was truly epic! Wait, it's not the 90s anymore?
4.33%

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115 Comments

2. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Galaxy S4 is the phone of the year (2013) hi haters lol

13. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

so many haters...

19. oister85 unregistered

Yeahhh gooooooooooooo. Sammmy. Yourrrrrr the BEST

3. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Baywatch boi..haha

5. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

yeah I also laugh at it (baywatch haha)

4. metal

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

With the success of the s3 I'm sure that it will

45. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

but won't a lot of those people that bought the s3 still have it? I don't see the s4 doing so good with all the great competition out there

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm not a huge fan of the Galaxy S series, but I recognize what Samsung has done with their brand and how this flagship device remains a top tier device for months longer than the competition. As interesting as things like the One, Xperia Z and Optimus G are, they aren't in the same league when it comes to notoriety and anticipation that the Galaxy S4 will produce. There is a reason that the Android realm is utterly dominated by Samsung. So while it may not be my cup of tea, it's going to be the cup of tea for a whole lotta people.

10. droidluvngurl

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

I agree with you to a point. I don't believe Samsung is going to bring any "earth shattering" features this time around bcuz in all truth, the majority of the features of the S3 are still very relevant. So I know they'll really have to "sell" me to get my money, bcuz I'm sold on the One.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I chose: "Not sure. Some of the other players have very competitive smartphones this time around."

108. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

In my opinion Samsung has nothing to beat HTC One... but we will see though what they will release on 14th.

112. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

They have thousands of iGalaxy fans.

11. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

last nights episode of baywatch was truly epic but it is no match for the galaxy s4

12. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

samsung needs to create a phone that will last like s3, even after faster phones show up, s3 still stands as the best selling android phone to date

14. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I would say that it would steal the show but can't say it's the best since most smartphones today will or have similar specifications. 5" screen, 1080p, 441ppi, 13MP camera, quadcore A15/s600. It would steal the show for the fact that it's a well established series of phone

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Absolutely! 2013 is going to be Samsungs year just like 2011 for the SII and 2012 for the SIII. :) The current crop of Android high ends don't bring enough to pose much of a threat, the HTC One has potential, but that's it. The only phone Samsung has to worry about this year is the iPhone5S.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Of course they will. look what they did against the iPhone. GSIV WILL BE EPIC and will be watching

36. Hemlocke unregistered

What did they do, besides sell substantially less? The 4s sold more, worldwide, last year than the S3, and even outsold it in the final quarter of 2012 AFTER the iPhone 5 came out. On the used market, an S3 sells for roughly what a 4S does, which is sad, considering the 4S is 18 months old.

22. Hemlocke unregistered

Too much hype, so I think it will be a disappointment. It will feature the same garbage build, an overpowered CPU and "meh" GPU that will eat battery, and another awful, burn-in prone AMOLED screen. Samsung is at the point where they think anything they toss out is "good enough," and it is about to bite them.

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And all screens are prone to light leaks. So whats the point? Have the issue, replace the device. Which reminds me....after my last 2 phones had amoled screens...and I didnt have burn in issues...I might go the Plasma route for my next TV. Light leaks, burn in happens to a minority of folks. If it was wide spread....I cant see companies keep using Amoled screens, let alone Plasmas. I think that last line in your post was meant for Apple....too. We will get to a point where everything will have already been done on phones, tablets. At some point it has to hit a peak, lull. Apple's peak, lull has happened in 2011 for phones and tablets? If that...it might have happened in 2010.

70. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

LOL Okay there...

116. Minhosa27

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

GS4 build will be of better quality than your post...guaranteed.

23. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Without a water and dust proof ... I´ll wait for the next one. Camera ??? I use my Sony Tx66 in my pocket EVERYDAY !

30. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

This have bullet proof plastic. Just keep on waiting.;/s

33. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Do you live in a place where there are tsunamis and sand storms all year round?

44. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

No ! but in my country I can go to the beach with my mobile. Would be a pleasure a mobile with that feature.

24. mooreokteacher

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 02, 2013

Sales and best phone are two different things. They will have a great phone. They will sell a crazy amount. I hate that many consumers are homers when it comes to phones. This is very similar to kids and their beats. Good headphone but not the best. They all follow. The praise should be to their marketing. That is genius.

98. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

marketing is all good and that but you still need to have a great product to back it up...the s3 and s2 before that won phone of the year by professionals too does that mean they fell for the marketing too. people keep saying samsung only sells because of marketing but microsoft and nokia spent alot of marketing for wp and that didnt exactly do it...the reason why i think the s phones have done well is because imo they tick majority of the boxes for what people want and is a all around good performer...other phones are great at some things but poor at others but imo the s phones have usually been good at everything.

25. BabylonShine

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 08, 2013

apple and Nokia showld stop making phones !!! the compitition are now between Samsung , sony , HTC and LG

26. sunny131089

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Is it me or others also think dat phonearena us posting d s4 news just for d heck of it i mean soooo many with nothing substantial grow up man....internet traffic is sooo 2011!!

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