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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The GS4 is more powerful and has other features the GS3 won't get for months... Don't get left behind!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
    03-13-2013 02:52 PM
  2. smooth3006's Avatar
    The GS4 is more powerful and has other features the GS3 won't get for months... Don't get left behind!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
    Unless your a time traveler you have no idea what the s4 will bring yet. It's a given it will be more powerful but design or software wise we have no clue until tomorrow night.
    03-13-2013 02:58 PM
  3. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Unless your a time traveler you have no idea what the s4 will bring yet. It's a given it will be more powerful but design or software wise we have no clue until tomorrow night.
    We'll all be time travelers soon -- that's a feature of the S4!
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    03-13-2013 03:53 PM
  4. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    What about the GS2? Was ICS that much of a difference?
    ICS was a pretty big difference from GB for us, I'm still on my S2 right now, but it's running JB leak. So we got 2 major upgrades! Boy are we lucky, and JB is an even bigger difference from ICS!

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    03-13-2013 05:32 PM
  5. brpost's Avatar
    Droid Charge and Incredible 2 users will be ready to upgrade very soon. I've been planning on an S3, but now I'll probably just grab the S4 instead, assuming it's not ridiculously more expensive than the S3.
    03-13-2013 10:42 PM
  6. androidluvr2's Avatar
    Droid Charge and Incredible 2 users will be ready to upgrade very soon. I've been planning on an S3, but now I'll probably just grab the S4 instead, assuming it's not ridiculously more expensive than the S3.
    S3 is now $100 on best buy with 2 year contract and the S4 will be $300. I am sure S3 will drop to $50 soon.
    03-13-2013 10:47 PM
  7. brpost's Avatar
    S3 is now $100 on best buy with 2 year contract and the S4 will be $300. I am sure S3 will drop to $50 soon.
    Thank you for the info. $300 is what I paid for the Charge- I'm sure I'd be happier with the S4 at that price.
    03-13-2013 11:48 PM
  8. gnr_2's Avatar
    S3 is now $100 on best buy with 2 year contract and the S4 will be $300. I am sure S3 will drop to $50 soon.
    I got my GNex in the fall for $50 because the GS3 was the new it phone selling for $299 with 2-year upgrade. Guess the GNex will be a free phone now, but it is a year old. I didn't want to spend $300 for a phone which is how I made my decision on which phone to get, but if the N4 is that much better, I might have to consider getting one since I'll only be out $49. And I upgraded from a flip phone, not a smart phone. And in Washington, DC everyone has an iPhone or Blackberry. Androids just are not used corporately and until that changes, iPhone will continue to have a large part of the market that they stole from RIM and Nextel.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    03-14-2013 01:16 AM
  9. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I got my GNex in the fall for $50 because the GS3 was the new it phone selling for $299 with 2-year upgrade. Guess the GNex will be a free phone now, but it is a year old. I didn't want to spend $300 for a phone which is how I made my decision on which phone to get, but if the N4 is that much better, I might have to consider getting one since I'll only be out $49. And I upgraded from a flip phone, not a smart phone. And in Washington, DC everyone has an iPhone or Blackberry. Androids just are not used corporately and until that changes, iPhone will continue to have a large part of the market that they stole from RIM and Nextel.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    Got my Gnex for free in Nov also upgraded from a s2.

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    03-14-2013 02:30 AM
  10. androidluvr2's Avatar
    but if the N4 is that much better, I might have to consider getting one since I'll only be out $49.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    There is no CDMA Nexus 4 and won't ever be one so as long as you are on Sprint, it's not an option.
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    03-14-2013 07:32 AM
  11. fatboy97's Avatar
    Back to the OP's post: @JonCBK... There are still a LOT of what if's... since everything is still a rumor mill and even if you believe the latest rumors with an 8 core processor actually coming to the S4. I have to say I'll sell my Razr Maxx that is a little over a year old and buy this new S4. Going from a dual core phone to this... sure I'll do it. I will be paying full price for it since I want to keep my unlimited data plan.

    I don't think this is dead on arrival. I think it's a very smart move. They need to get a new phone out on the market to compete with the iPhone5, the HTC One, the Motorola X phone, and whatever LG and any of the other minor players out there are coming up with. There is nothing wrong with the S3, nor most of the other phones out there. My Maxx just got the JB update and is working just fine, but I like having the latest toys and can afford to buy it now... so why not (not really a question, but more a statement).

    If Samsung delivers with a phone that it sounds like they will deliver I'll be very happy, but to me that means they absolutely need an SD card, great screen resolution (1080p display), a fairly large removable battery (2,600mAh), and a 1.8GHz Exynos 5410 octa-core processor (which it sounds like they have ready for this).... I think I'll buy this one... and it should be good me for at least a year or longer.

    I will be listening to the official announcement tonight.
    03-14-2013 08:03 AM
  12. JonCBK's Avatar
    Coincidentally I was having drinks last night with my friend who has a GS3 and a woman from his yoga class (who he was trying to put the moves on) and as it turns out she had the GS2. So I'm probably way off and there are enough older android users to make the switch to the GS4. I may swing by radio city music hall as it is near work and see if there is anything being set up. Unfortunately the launch isn't until 7 and I've got theater tickets, so I will be off line when the big unveil happens. I still think there is a good chance this is going to be a disappointment at least how it is presented in the media. But I'm convinced by this thread that calling it DOA is wrong.
    03-14-2013 08:03 AM
  13. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I got my GNex in the fall for $50 because the GS3 was the new it phone selling for $299 with 2-year upgrade. Guess the GNex will be a free phone now, but it is a year old. I didn't want to spend $300 for a phone which is how I made my decision on which phone to get, but if the N4 is that much better, I might have to consider getting one since I'll only be out $49. And I upgraded from a flip phone, not a smart phone. And in Washington, DC everyone has an iPhone or Blackberry. Androids just are not used corporately and until that changes, iPhone will continue to have a large part of the market that they stole from RIM and Nextel.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    Not everyone!!!

    BlackBerrys are actually still pretty prevalent around here because the DoD and other Government agencies require the kind of security that only BES can offer (I have to carry a "work" BB myself), but when it comes to *personal* devices, I highly doubt that the ratio of iPhone to Android is that different than anywhere else in this country.
    03-14-2013 09:06 AM
  14. wallstreet123456's Avatar
    I for one am hoping this is a fantastic phone since my contract is up for renewal but it seems that if everything I have read about the rumors is true this will be considered a let down by many people. You would think by renting out Radio City Music Hall that there would be something unbelieveable in store. Fingers crossed.
    03-14-2013 09:30 AM
  15. gnr_2's Avatar
    Not everyone!!!

    BlackBerrys are actually still pretty prevalent around here because the DoD and other Government agencies require the kind of security that only BES can offer (I have to carry a "work" BB myself), but when it comes to *personal* devices, I highly doubt that the ratio of iPhone to Android is that different than anywhere else in this country.
    Funny you say that because I just had brunch with a friend of mine that works on the Hill and she has a Blackberry for work but her phone is an Android. But that's government where I'd hope most people would be smart enough to have two phones, but I don't think most do and definitely not in the private sector.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    03-14-2013 09:30 AM
  16. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Funny you say that because I just had brunch with a friend of mine that works on the Hill and she has a Blackberry for work but her phone is an Android. But that's government where I'd hope most people would be smart enough to have two phones, but I don't think most do and definitely not in the private sector.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    It's not always about being "smart enough"...it's often about not having a choice. My BB I carry for work (yes, it's Gov't) is locked down to the point where it does 2 things: makes and receives phone calls, and email. And by email I mean ONLY my work account, that I'm only allowed to use for official business, no outside accounts, no apps, (no fun). In other words, I *HAVE* to carry a separate personal phone if I want to do, you know, anything personal, with it. I've known a few folks that exist with just their work BB, but they sacrifice being able to use just about anything other than the phone. While both iPhone and Android have become more popular for business and BYOD use thanks to better security policies, they simply cannot be as fully controlled at the device AND service level that BlackBerry can with BES, which is why I don't see a lot of Government agencies switching anytime real soon, although I'm sure at some point more and more will.

    For me though, it doesn't matter -- I don't want my company/employer having control of my device, nor do I want my personal information and data on a company device...so I'll always carry 2 as long as I have a need to.
    03-14-2013 09:50 AM
  17. Irvgotti's Avatar
    what if the LG op G pro was in the states? would you still consider the S4? i mean from the "rumors" of the s4 with the eye tracking, smart pause, and stuff like that, LG is updating the op g pro with the same stuff.
    03-14-2013 11:05 AM
  18. chris2k5's Avatar
    what if the LG op G pro was in the states? would you still consider the S4? i mean from the "rumors" of the s4 with the eye tracking, smart pause, and stuff like that, LG is updating the op g pro with the same stuff.
    Doesn't matter because those features are gimmicks. They have no real world application. Floating touch for example - your finger is already SO close to the screen...What's the point? You mind as well move your fingers 1-2mm forward and touch the screen. Smart Pause is going to stop my video JUST because I looked away?! Why?
    03-14-2013 12:39 PM
  19. JonCBK's Avatar
    Well we have to see this stuff in practice. Floating touch allowing basically something like the right click on a mouse might turn out to be great. The eye control features had better work really well or else I suspect they will be annoying and turned off. But we won't know until the announcement and the reviews start coming out.
    Renting out Radio City Music Hall for a phone announcement is a pretty ballsy move. So Samsung must believe it has something huge to announce. And this phone is supposed to be a game changer or at very least the biggest selling phone in the market.
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    03-14-2013 12:52 PM
  20. JonCBK's Avatar
    I'm still thinking the GS4 isn't going to work out for Samsung. Not the way they want and expect it to. It is supposed to be an iPhone competitor. To do that it needs to sell north of 40 million. Mediocre reviews, a high price and only incremental build quality improvements leads me to think that they won't reach that number. It is a great phone from what I've seen. But the HTC One seems just as good. And for the GS4 to reach its numbers it needs to sell in huge quantities months after its release. I don't think it is going to do that.
    Note that the huge sales numbers reported is for a global launch, unlike anything any other company has ever been able to pull off. It is an impressive display of logistics and manufacturing ability. But it also makes the numbers like 6 million sold in first month not exactly a fair comparison with iPhone launches which have been in far less numbers of countries initially. And I heard very little word of shortages, suggesting there isn't a ton more demand out there.
    Again, I'm feeling like the GS4 has to sell 40 million this year to be a success. And it has to sell those numbers at at least a $600 price point. Anything less is not going to be a real success.
    But DOA is way to strong a term, I was wrong there.
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    05-26-2013 01:12 PM
  21. brooklynboy86's Avatar
    Of course not if they won't or don't carry the 32 gb version

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    05-26-2013 01:26 PM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Why not ask for the 3 gig ram version? There simply is no 32 gb version right?

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    05-26-2013 03:09 PM
  23. jokout1's Avatar
    OK, let's get the numbers right first off...The GS4 has officially sold 10 MILLION units in 25 DAYS! Exactly half the time it took the S3 to reach this platue! This was accomplished before Verizon, the largest carrier in the US even started selling them!!! Factor in Verizon being a bit limited on high end choices that will work in Samsung's favor also!
    While it is too early to know if the S4 will be the runaway train that the S3 was and is, this may be more a product of expectation then real numbers! I find it hard to imagine that anyone will be able to call it a failure, and DOA is just silly!

    Cheers
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    05-26-2013 03:27 PM
  24. Aquila's Avatar
    OK, let's get the numbers right first off...The GS4 has officially sold 10 MILLION units in 25 DAYS! Exactly half the time it took the S3 to reach this platue! This was accomplished before Verizon, the largest carrier in the US even started selling them!!! Factor in Verizon being a bit limited on high end choices that will work in Samsung's favor also!
    While it is too early to know if the S4 will be the runaway train that the S3 was and is, this may be more a product of expectation then real numbers! I find it hard to imagine that anyone will be able to call it a failure, and DOA is just silly!

    Cheers
    This was a question asked in early March... You're right, after the fact it's easy to figure out.

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    05-26-2013 03:34 PM
  25. Suda's Avatar
    This was a question asked in early March... You're right, after the fact it's easy to figure out.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    This was a post made today,

    I'm still thinking the GS4 isn't going to work out for Samsung. Not the way they want and expect it to. It is supposed to be an iPhone competitor. To do that it needs to sell north of 40 million. Mediocre reviews, a high price and only incremental build quality improvements leads me to think that they won't reach that number. It is a great phone from what I've seen. But the HTC One seems just as good. And for the GS4 to reach its numbers it needs to sell in huge quantities months after its release. I don't think it is going to do that.
    Note that the huge sales numbers reported is for a global launch, unlike anything any other company has ever been able to pull off. It is an impressive display of logistics and manufacturing ability. But it also makes the numbers like 6 million sold in first month not exactly a fair comparison with iPhone launches which have been in far less numbers of countries initially. And I heard very little word of shortages, suggesting there isn't a ton more demand out there.
    Again, I'm feeling like the GS4 has to sell 40 million this year to be a success. And it has to sell those numbers at at least a $600 price point. Anything less is not going to be a real success.
    But DOA is way to strong a term, I was wrong there.
    Apparently it's not as easy after all after the fact.
    05-26-2013 04:44 PM
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