Samsung Galaxy S4 officially announced

Samsung tonight unveiled the successor to its wildly popular Galaxy S III flagship smartphone. The event occurred at 7pm local time at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The device itself, which in appearance is almost identical to its predecessor, is housed in a durable polycarbonate shell that comes in "Black Mist" and "White Frost".

On the face of the handset a 5" Full HD 'Super AMOLED' screen glares back at you, incorporating 441 pixels per inch (PPI); a full 115ppi more than Apple's iPhone 5.

The unwavering quest for ultimate smartphone processing power Samsung pursues doesn't stop with the Galaxy S IV. The final device, depending on your region, will ship with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 or Samsung Exynos 5 processor. Coupled with 2GB of RAM, a roomy 2,600mAh battery and either 16, 32 or 64GB storage (with further compatibility for a microSD card), the S IV is built to be the most powerful Android device on the planet.

'Dualshot' allows users to take a picture with the front and rear cameras simultaneously - so you can finally get the ugly front-facing snap of you taking a picture you've always strived for. With this, you can insert both photos into a myriad of flashy templates Samsung provides. 'Drama Shot' takes multiple photos - 25 per second - and layers them into a continuous image. Samsung's demo showed the annoying young boy from the 'Jeremy' S IV adverts perform a tap dancing routine, after which the device layered shots into an exciting collage.

Samsung's new handset has a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2MP shooter up at the front, as well as both 3G and 4G mobile connectivity.

The S IV runs Android 4.2.2, the current version of Google's mobile OS, but is barely visible over Samsung's aesthetic alterations.

At an initial glance, the Galaxy S IV won't jump out as a revolutionary device, but its killer specs and smooth new software features are only likely to further the Korean company's lead over other mobile manufacturers.

Source: Mashable | Image: CNET UK

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No matter what anyone opinion of the GS4 is on a personal level, what will matter is the sales numbers. Many iFans said the GS3 was junk and wouldnt sell and look a single model outsold the iPhone 5 as a single model and the 4S as a single model. It took the 4S and 5 combined to beat the GS3.

If the GS4 has similar or better sales numbers, Apple is going to look really lame no matter how much you love them.

Apple has no platform competition...meaing...no one else has a phone runnung iOS because if there were the iPhone would be a relic like the Mac already. Because not many would buy a featureless phone running iOS if they could get a device like the GS4 running iOS with all these cool features.

I am willing to be, that in its forst month after release if Samsung can make enough, they will sell 0ver 10M in 30 days and in 6 months or less Samsung will have 50% of the Android market.

And for thos ebashing Samsung because Samsung doesn't promote Google related features? Why should they? Its not a Google phone, its a Samsung phone. I dont see Nokia talking about Windows features, they talk about what enhancements they added to Windows from Nokia. Get a grip guys...you all hate Samsung that much that you piece-mill BS to complain about? I mean are you that serious?

So I was looking ta other threads of the GS4 and I saw the one for the video of the release which I didnt see live. Most posts I saw was how Samsung used live actors and such and how it was over sensationlized. First off, every product release dont have to be boring like how APplke and Microosft does it. It was nice to see live demos of using the featuresof the device. The fact is, fanbois didnt even understand the presentation because they wre to busy concentrating on the sensationalism of the release. The reality is the demos are actual live senarios of how people use a phone.

I thought the concept of 5 people having a device sharing a single song and having each phone act as an indepandant speaker was certainly far fetched as the chances of u an 5 other people having the device at the ame time is probably not going ot happen, and yes the feature is very gimmicky, but being a gimmick doesn;t make it any less cool. its an idea no one thought of....it is a form of innovation.

It looks like Samsung basically took features of the GS3 and the GN2 and made them better. While iFan were blasting it saying its not a major upgrade over the GS3, they show how blind and stupid they are. Lets compare. What did the iPhone 5 get over the iPhone 4S. Let's see it grew .5" in size, got just a little thinner and resolution went up a bit.

The GS4 vs the GS3? The phone grew a little less than a 1/2 inch. since it went from 4.8 to 5". The rest went from 1280x800 to 1920x1080, much bigger jump vs what the iPhone got and the on iPhone moved a full .5". The GS4 is still lighter, stronger and bigger than its sibling. Sure the styling is the same. But look at this, the style Samsung is using is only 6 months old as only the GS3 and GN2 and a few cheaper models like the Duos use it. Thsi vs Apple who has kept the same design for 3 years in a row, where in 6 years the change is purely very low.

IR Blaster? Lame but useful in my opinion. Should be awesome if you have Samsung SmartTV which I plan ot get one this year at some point. Knox seems like a nice fetaure for business users. This list simply goes on.

Gimmicks are good if they can actually be useful, I only saw one I felt wasnt useful. The rest was nice improvements.

The the GS4 looks physically like only a slight improvement, it gained enhancements where it matters most, in the operating system which for APple has remain boring for 6 years running. If you compare the origi nal GS, with the GS2, GS3 and GS4; you will see Samsung made major improvements where you will use the phone most...the UI and features...they even gave a new design basically for each model...vs APple whohas done nothing to the UI...nothing to the design.

Being a fan of a single phone or platform makes you nto see what really matters bec you always seen to compare what is new to what you like. That is why I love being platform agnostic bec I look for the benefits on all of them and just pick what is best for me. I dont attack others opinion of what they like.

For anyone who has a GS2 this is a worth upgrade. If you have a GS3 its only 1/2 as worthy and if you have a Note 2, then its not worthy at all. It would be like going backwards to some degree. But if you have an iPhone of any model even the 5, or a device from Moto,LG or any other Android OEM, the GS4 is surely a nice contender.

Will Samsung sell more of them vs the GS3? I personally dont think so. But the GS3 was its largest product lauch ever in more countires than any phone maker other than Nokia. And now they've increased it to more areas, supports more bands from one device, Samsung could sell over 50M in a year for a single model which ever Apple hasnt done...in 6 years.

If I didn't have a Note 2 then I'd be getting this, but it's not enough of an upgrade (feature-wise) to justify.

I think it's because people were expecting a new design rather than a slight variation of the S3 (with obviously better internal hardware).

Not strange after Samsung's "How will people know they upgraded" smear campaign, only to do the same thing themselves.

Edited by .Neo, Mar 15 2013, 12:16pm :

hate the design since S3, still hating this one, other than that i think that people should just wait for the note 3

68k said,
This makes the iPhone 5 look like a toy - and I think Apple know that.

This post is pointless - and I think you know that.

To expand on my point:
- the proprietary iPhone connector has to go (replace with Micro USB)
- storage memory on the iPhone should be able to be accessed directly
- the iPhone should have a microSD card slot for memory expandability
- iOS needs a big upgrade. It looks so dated when compared to Android (running on other devices in its class). It is also cumbersome in some areas (ie. no widgets on home screen).
- the iPhone 6 needs to look different, rather than being based (once again) on the dated iPhone 4 design. The SII and SIII look sleeker.

Point is: Samsung have done their research, and (at present) are ahead of Apple.

68k said,
- the proprietary iPhone connector has to go (replace with Micro USB)
- storage memory on the iPhone should be able to be accessed directly
- the iPhone should have a microSD card slot for memory expandability
- the iPhone 6 needs to look different, rather than being based (once again) on the dated iPhone 4 design. The SII and SIII look sleeker.

One question: why?
Because that's what the competition is doing?
- iOS needs a big upgrade. It looks so dated when compared to Android (running on other devices in its class). It is also cumbersome in some areas (ie. no widgets on home screen).

I agree that iOS needs a real upgrade, but not widgets.
iOS needs a UI that really makes use of the Retina resolution and the graphic power of the iPhone hardware.
It needs a better app switcher and a better notification system. It needs a better way to turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth that doesn't require to hunt for it in menus. It needs a real multitasking system, one that doesn't drain your battery or fill your RAM.

a0me said,

One question: why?
Because that's what the competition is doing?

I agree that iOS needs a real upgrade, but not widgets.
iOS needs a UI that really makes use of the Retina resolution and the graphic power of the iPhone hardware.
It needs a better app switcher and a better notification system. It needs a better way to turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth that doesn't require to hunt for it in menus. It needs a real multitasking system, one that doesn't drain your battery or fill your RAM.

- Micro USB is the standard. I don't want to have to carry around (or buy) a proprietary cable for each i-device I own. Also, the recent change in connector design means that a lot of people will need to have two or three cables on their desks, instead of just one (Micro USB cable).
- In regards to storage memory, why not? My Android phone has become my flash drive (32GB BTW). I don't have to waste time transferring files via email, or going through iTunes. Plus, I want to be able to plug my phone into my TV and other devices to access videos and pictures on it (without having to buy an AppleTV device).
- Throughout the late 90s/early 2000s, Apple constantly came out with new hardware designs. Since 2010, there has only been minor changes from generation to generation - in most cases, none at all. I am not much of a fan of slabs of aluminum, or simplicity to the extreme.

The issue with a notification system and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth switches would be solved by integrating widgets. Android proves this. Apple have no choice but follow on.

68k said,
- Micro USB is the standard. I don't want to have to carry around (or buy) a proprietary cable for each i-device I own.

If you've read articles about it you already know that Lightning has the ability to do a lot more than just charge and sync (such as A/V output), something that Micro-USB can't.
Also, Micro-USB is low-power and isn't powerful enough to produce the power current that iPad requires.
Also, the recent change in connector design means that a lot of people will need to have two or three cables on their desks, instead of just one (Micro USB cable).

This is assuming that most people already have Micro USB cables. Based on my own experience, this is far from being the case. Maybe some people have lots of them, but you can't assume that most people do.
Also, you can get a Lightning to Micro USB adapter if you really want to.
- In regards to storage memory, why not? My Android phone has become my flash drive (32GB BTW). I don't have to waste time transferring files via email, or going through iTunes. Plus, I want to be able to plug my phone into my TV and other devices to access videos and pictures on it (without having to buy an AppleTV device).

All this depends on your usage patterns and your lifestyle I guess, but I personally hate having to deal with slots, USB flash drives, SD cards and so on (remember floppies?); now we don't have to anymore and do everything wirelessly.
I am not much of a fan of slabs of aluminum, or simplicity to the extreme.

To each his own, I guess.
It's human nature to desire simplicity.
Making something “simple” requires a lot of work and that's what Apple has been doing since its foundation.
The issue with a notification system and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth switches would be solved by integrating widgets.

Widgets are *a* solution, but I'm sure there's a better way to handle this and I hope that Apple is working on it.

a0me said,

If you've read articles about it you already know that Lightning has the ability to do a lot more than just charge and sync (such as A/V output), something that Micro-USB can't.
Also, Micro-USB is low-power and isn't powerful enough to produce the power current that iPad requires.

Let me see. The Lightning cable use more power because Apple have places alot of useless stuffs in it that makes it bad. Just take a look here mister: http://blog.gsmarena.com/heres...-av-adapters-are-expensive/

So yeah, you pay Apple lots of money just because they gets you to think that you payfor quality, while in reality, they have just used those useless things to have a reason to rip their customers money off.

Micro-USB works fantastic for sending 1080p videos from your phone / tablet to your TV.And it works fantastic to transfer files from your computer to your phone / tablet. Or the other way.

What's the problem with micro-USB?

Exynos said,

Let me see. The Lightning cable use more power because Apple have places alot of useless stuffs in it that makes it bad. Just take a look here mister: http://blog.gsmarena.com/heres...-av-adapters-are-expensive/


I don't think you understood what I meant: iPad needs 2A of power to charge; Micro USB only provides 700mA at 5V.
What's the problem with micro-USB?

If we ignore the problems I mentioned above, none.
But the Lightning connector is reversible and can be inserted in any way; why can't new USB connectors do that?
I don't have any gadgets that use micro USB, and Lightning is more versatile than other format so really why should I care that iOS devices don't use it?

a0me said,

If we ignore the problems I mentioned above, none.
But the Lightning connector is reversible and can be inserted in any way; why can't new USB connectors do that?
I don't have any gadgets that use micro USB, and Lightning is more versatile than other format so really why should I care that iOS devices don't use it?

But then i would rather have a cable that i can only put into my phone in one way rather than paying 10 times more for the Lightning adapter / cable just so you can put it in whatever way you like.

Again, i don't think ANYONE would like to use the Lightning port for viewing videos from your phone or tablet to your TV rather than doing that with the micro-USB port. The reason for that was posted in my link in an earlier post by me.

Exynos said,

But then i would rather have a cable that i can only put into my phone in one way rather than paying 10 times more for the Lightning adapter / cable just so you can put it in whatever way you like.


Well that's your choice, but others value convenience and simplicity more. Also, Lightning cables are about $10-20 and it's not like you need to buy them by the dozen.
Again, i don't think ANYONE would like to use the Lightning port for viewing videos from your phone or tablet to your TV rather than doing that with the micro-USB port. The reason for that was posted in my link in an earlier post by me.

Lightning is a serial bus. It shifts the complexity of the “adapter” bit into the adapter itself, instead of the device.
This system allows iOS devices to output to any device on the planet, regardless of the endpoint bus (HDMI, DisplayPort, and any future inventions) by simply producing the relevant adapter that plugs into the Lightning port. Since the iOS device doesn't care about the hardware hanging off the other end, you don't need a new iPad or iPhone when a new A/V connector hits the market.
About the HDMI output quality, the good news is that the firmware is stored in RAM which means that it can be updated easily and that users can expect the quality to get better without having to buy a new piece of hardware.

Myself, I don't see the appeal of connecting a mobile device to a TV or a stereo using a cable in the first place. Mobile is all about going wireless; why people want to plug *more* cables into those is beyond understanding.

PCAVV is acting like a tool. Seriously calm the hell down. If you don't like android than why bother liking anyone galaxy phone go to windows phone or I phone. The new features are a joke. The only thing is impressive is the specs. Any intelligent person can tell you this. I would flash a rom on it if I was ever to own that device.

Funny how lots are commenting on the looks of the phones while ignoring the new features. Samsung found a base design that works. It is also a little different from the SGS3. And Samsung has added a ton of new features. Granted the TW interface is crap and thankfully I only had to use it for a month on my SGS1. Anyway, Samsungs downfall will be not bringing these new features to the SGS3 and possible the SGS2 depending on requirements. So hopefully they will.

iPhone and Windows Phone customers have decided to pay as a visit buy the looks of the comments in this section.. I mean with spec's like this I would be upset also that I bought a apple or windows phone..

Its NEVER to late to switch over to the winning team!

But for normal users, it doesn't look much diff than S3. My friend was waiting for S4 to upgrade from S3. Now he said he wouldn't after he saw the release of S4. Samsung needs to work more on their TouchWiz, because it is still laggy.

Atari.2600 said,
iPhone and Windows Phone customers have decided to pay as a visit buy the looks of the comments in this section.. I mean with spec's like this I would be upset also that I bought a apple or windows phone..

Its NEVER to late to switch over to the winning team!

YES they are the WINNING TEAM at the moment, to bad their users are on LOOSING TEAM, with their information being sold everywhere....

I still think it is a nice phone, too bad it "phones home" too much for my taste!

PCAVV said,
YES they are the WINNING TEAM at the moment, to bad their users are on LOOSING TEAM, with their information being sold everywhere....

I still think it is a nice phone, too bad it "phones home" too much for my taste!

Information being sold everywhere? What are you smoking?

PCAVV said,
YES they are the WINNING TEAM at the moment, to bad their users are on LOOSING TEAM, with their information being sold everywhere....

I still think it is a nice phone, too bad it "phones home" too much for my taste!


Source please.

WOWOWOW! seriously, samsung is following apple style by using 99% of the same design as the predecessor. HAha...now people will complain about it. It's the same phone from last year that everyone was talking about. i5s vs SG3S.

Master of Earth said,
WOWOWOW! seriously, samsung is following apple style by using 99% of the same design as the predecessor. HAha...now people will complain about it. It's the same phone from last year that everyone was talking about. i5s vs SG3S.
Accept the GS3 isnt ayear old...while the iPhone 5 is a year older vs the 4S. Gets your facts straight.

Am I the only 1 who will switch from S3 to S4! There is many upgrades in the hardware and software! Still not sure why people call it S3S?!

This phone has some cool features and nice hardware...
Too bad they choose Android as a platform for this... and as so I will never buy it.... now if they removed the "phone home" (Google) features and make Google play an option and not mandatory, I would consider it...

This really makes me understand why Google is becoming so worried about Samsung... its
completely out of their hands...
Somehow I think one of the "Devils" (Samsung or Google) is going to end up screwing the other in this "partnership"., or it can became the partnership of the HELL!

Microsoft and Nokia need to go back to the office, ASAP, today if possible, and I don't know how Firefox and BB are going to step up.

<s>
Apple shouldn't be worried anyway, their followers don't care about this stuff since this is not an iGalaxy S4....
</s>

The hole presentation was kinda cool at first, but after so many "jokes of the same" I don't know if it was funny anymore or if they were forcing the jokes on me...

By the adding audio to a picture?!?! doesn't this is called video, I think I someone whisper to me this innovation like when I was not born yet, I guess Samsung got a little confused with the terminology between picture and video! or could it be a picture video that you can ear! idk choose one just don't mix a nice feature (that will freak people out when seeing pictures alone in dark through the night, and randomly someone starts speaking in the room, this assuming that this format is a standard that will work anywhere) and innovation!

Wow dude, angry much? Whats with all the exclamations? Just seems like half rant half complaining about the features.

Anyway, a video would have moving images. So no, that wouldnt be called a video. Its just a media file/gimmick that Samsung hopes will catch on. If not, I doubt it will be in the SG5 along with a few other features.

Angry dude! Why?
I think they did a relatively good job, just hope they were using other platform other than Android.

regarding the video part for me video its a sequence of images, they can be all the same and it will look like static (a Picture), that's what I assume they did, a video that repeats the same image for the length of the audio.

What feature do I complain about?! just what I think this represent for the other companies in the market and also for Google itself.

Do I think Google is a company that that doesn't care for anything else other than $$$?YES I do! Do I think the same about Samsung? the answer is YES too.

Are all these big corporation the same? Of course they are! except some still respect the customer to a certain degree... these two, mainly Google could care less about you, or the way that they make money with you.

I'm not attached to any of these big corps I will buy whatever products I like the best at the time and that suits my need better, except Google until they start respecting people privacy... in the last few years I stopped using all their services and products, including my MOTO DROID, yes I was one of the first to jump on the android, and now I don't even want to configure the email accounts on them when people ask me....
Not for nothing and not to say that MS is better that anyone, but I liked when Gates dreamed about the 1 PC per household, and this dream wasn't about money, was about passion per technology, the dream that PC would eventually help everyone, make our lives easier, of course they needed to make money to succeed. what's Google dream? What was android develop for? They needed to know everything about you so that they can sell you ads that you will see and "click"! think about it it's very different.

PCAVV said,
This phone has some cool features and nice hardware...
Too bad they choose Android as a platform for this... and as so I will never buy it.... now if they removed the "phone home" (Google) features and make Google play an option and not mandatory, I would consider it...

This really makes me understand why Google is becoming so worried about Samsung... its
completely out of their hands...
Somehow I think one of the "Devils" (Samsung or Google) is going to end up screwing the other in this "partnership"., or it can became the partnership of the HELL!

Microsoft and Nokia need to go back to the office, ASAP, today if possible, and I don't know how Firefox and BB are going to step up.

<s>
Apple shouldn't be worried anyway, their followers don't care about this stuff since this is not an iGalaxy S4....
</s>

The hole presentation was kinda cool at first, but after so many "jokes of the same" I don't know if it was funny anymore or if they were forcing the jokes on me...

By the adding audio to a picture?!?! doesn't this is called video, I think I someone whisper to me this innovation like when I was not born yet, I guess Samsung got a little confused with the terminology between picture and video! or could it be a picture video that you can ear! idk choose one just don't mix a nice feature (that will freak people out when seeing pictures alone in dark through the night, and randomly someone starts speaking in the room, this assuming that this format is a standard that will work anywhere) and innovation!


Install Ubuntu on it, comply the Linux kernel for it, whatever. You don't have to run Android.

Samsung is being very experimental with the features they're implementing. I kind of dig that. It's a shame the attitude over at XDA is viciously anti-TouchWiz.

Nice phone, cool features that may be appealing to a lot of people. Samsung stands to make a ton if it does well. Not sure why Phil Schiller wined about the year old OS. Looks like Samsung relies very little on the vanilla Android features/security.

Still waiting to see what Google has up their sleeves tho. Would rather have a phone with a stock OS and Google has better support.

Yeah, it's a nice phone if you don't already have the GS3 or Nexus 4. Otherwise, meh.

I personally couldn't finish watching the announcement due to the level of cringe. I love awkward videos, but the cheesy jokes being made without anyone laughing had me dying inside. D:

Well, nothing exciting on the outside, looks like a tad bigger S3... Same design, same everything.

Why 2 CPU? North America still stuck with lower spec?? Then again, do we need 8 core to run Android?

TruckWEB said,
Then again, do we need 8 core to run Android?

The number of cores is misleading. Some will say it will result in worse battery life, it can actually boost battery life by having multiple switched off when performing non-intensive tasks, like the Nexus 7's GPU has 16 cores yet has excellent battery life.

Getting back to the question, no Android does not need multiple cores to work. My phone runs Jelly Bean with a single-core 1GHz CPU.

Obviously S3 is already a stellar phone and its not enough of a leap forward to upgrade, but for everyone that doesn't have an S3, its a no-brainer. This is the best new smartphone period.

Windrones can cry that their Winphones deserve a seat at the table too but sorry - oversized font UI from a failed mp3 player as if designed for the visually impaired isnt turning anyone on.

S4 is the new smartphone high water mark now, good luck Apple. WP and BB and everyone else will be picking up scraps.

Darrah Ford said,
Obviously S3 is already a stellar phone and its not enough of a leap forward to upgrade, but for everyone that doesn't have an S3, its a no-brainer. This is the best new smartphone period.

Windrones can cry that their Winphones deserve a seat at the table too but sorry - oversized font UI from a failed mp3 player as if designed for the visually impaired isnt turning anyone on.

S4 is the new smartphone high water mark now, good luck Apple. WP and BB and everyone else will be picking up scraps.

Haha, the alarm clock doesnt even work on WP...unless u leave it open before bed. I actually see MS having major trouble in the future.

Darrah Ford said,
Obviously S3 is already a stellar phone and its not enough of a leap forward to upgrade, but for everyone that doesn't have an S3, its a no-brainer. This is the best new smartphone period.

Windrones can cry that their Winphones deserve a seat at the table too but sorry - oversized font UI from a failed mp3 player as if designed for the visually impaired isnt turning anyone on.

S4 is the new smartphone high water mark now, good luck Apple. WP and BB and everyone else will be picking up scraps.

Yeah you're one of those gronks that thinks buying a phone is all about the specs. Have fun with a phone which you admit it little more then "better" components that will work horribly with Android. "This is the best smartphone period" The fact you say that before it's even out makes you Samsungs number one fanboy, congratulations.

Beyond Godlike said,

Haha, the alarm clock doesnt even work on WP...unless u leave it open before bed. I actually see MS having major trouble in the future.

stop spreading FUD

Beyond Godlike said,
Haha, the alarm clock doesnt even work on WP...unless u leave it open before bed. I actually see MS having major trouble in the future.
Weird because I used the alarm clock on my LG Optimus 7 for almost 2 years and now use the one on my Nokia 920 and have NEVER had a problem with it. It just works (unlike certain fruity phones that get confused every time the clocks change).
Where did this claim come from?? I follow the WinPhone developments closely and have never heard this one.

Beyond Godlike said,

Haha, the alarm clock doesnt even work on WP...unless u leave it open before bed. I actually see MS having major trouble in the future.

Hmmm, that's funny. I have used the alarm clock on my L920 since the day I got it. It has never given me any issues, and I don't have to leave it open to the alarm clock for it to work. Heck, it's been more reliable than any iPhone I have had when I used them as my alarm clock.

I agree with mog0 - Never seen this issue stated anywhere else. If it is happening to people, it is a very minor few.

ingramator said,

Yeah you're one of those gronks that thinks buying a phone is all about the specs. Have fun with a phone which you admit it little more then "better" components that will work horribly with Android. "This is the best smartphone period" The fact you say that before it's even out makes you Samsungs number one fanboy, congratulations.

He has a right to an opinion. And yes, where all phones are basically nearly identical, the only spearation is specs and design. But specs means more than numbers, its the application of how those specs are use.

How many phones have fancy cameras? Quite a few now. But how many offer picture in picture video recording or shots? NONE! How many phones can be operated nearly totally without touching or speaking? Almost none. How many phones have a 8 core processor where you have lesser cores for low end tasks and high cpres for high end tasks? None.

This is the best phone at the moment whether you like it or not. The fact that you treid to rattle his comment simply because yopu dont agree is lame. Shows you are obvious biased to another phone or brand. Which is perfectly ok. But being unwilling to accept someone els opinion is so lame and so fanboyish...while you call him a fanboi.

TechieXP said,
He has a right to an opinion. And yes, where all phones are basically nearly identical, the only spearation is specs and design. But specs means more than numbers, its the application of how those specs are use.

How many phones have fancy cameras? Quite a few now. But how many offer picture in picture video recording or shots? NONE! How many phones can be operated nearly totally without touching or speaking? Almost none. How many phones have a 8 core processor where you have lesser cores for low end tasks and high cpres for high end tasks? None.

This is the best phone at the moment whether you like it or not. The fact that you treid to rattle his comment simply because yopu dont agree is lame. Shows you are obvious biased to another phone or brand. Which is perfectly ok. But being unwilling to accept someone els opinion is so lame and so fanboyish...while you call him a fanboi.

Go try Gizmodo's phone preview and comeback here to comment. I for one will not consider a phone the best with just specs and gimmicks. They still have not updated the design, HTC One on the other hand....

Indeed. Samsung said last year in an anti-Apple advertisement regarding the iPhone, “How will people know that I upgraded?” Well, this time, I am certain that we can ask Samsung the same thing about the S4.

And what are the big differences from the S4 and the Note? Half an inch and a stylus?

And it is plastic! Nothing wrong, you will say about it being plastic, but have you seen the price of the device? It is as expensive as a phone made out of metal, and no one is crying overcharge?

einsteinbqat said,
Indeed. Samsung said last year in an anti-Apple advertisement regarding the iPhone, “How will people know that I upgraded?” Well, this time, I am certain that we can ask Samsung the same thing about the S4.

And what are the big differences from the S4 and the Note? Half an inch and a stylus?

And it is plastic! Nothing wrong, you will say about it being plastic, but have you seen the price of the device? It is as expensive as a phone made out of metal, and no one is crying overcharge?

Is metal really that expensive?
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.Neo said,
Samsung should have named it the Galaxy S3S.

Absolutely!

The iToots pounced on the S variants of the fruitcake phone with maniacal frenzy. No reason why Samsung shouldn't try the same strategy.

javagreen said,
The iToots pounced on the S variants of the fruitcake phone with maniacal frenzy. No reason why Samsung shouldn't try the same strategy.

I'm positive the fandroids will wet themselves with oil spills and nearly self-destruct of excitement.