03-16-2013 05:57 PM
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  1. MallyMall88's Avatar

    My thoughts on the Galaxy S4. will you be picking this up? or will your GS3 or Note II hold you down another year?

    Processor: 1.6GHz Octa-core Exynos processor / 1.9GHz Quad-core Qualcomm processor (different by market)
    Memory: 2GB
    Display: 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED
    Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
    Glass: Gorilla Glass 3
    Pixel Density: 441 ppi
    Storage: 16 / 32 / 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
    Battery: 2,600mAh
    Primary Camera: 13mp
    Secondary Camera: 2mp
    Cellular: GSM/EDGE/UMTS/DC-HSPA+/LTE Cat 3 (different by market)
    WiFi: WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, HT80
    Bluetooth: 4.0 LE
    Connectivity: NFC / MHL 2.0 / IR LED

    03-15-2013 12:56 AM
  2. Lymie's Avatar
    Honestly I think that this year's android lineup isn't going to have a clear "winner".
    Between the Xperia Z, HTC One and the S4, their specs are not too far from each other and it's just a question of brand loyalty in the end.
    Do I think the S4 will do well this year? Definitely.
    Is it an exciting new phone? Not really- the galaxy phones have always been really good and sturdy phones- design-wise, however- they all "look the same".
    Would I buy one?
    No, I already ordered the Xperia Z.
    03-15-2013 04:52 AM
  3. atomic_squid's Avatar
    Pass. No quality build, no buy. I personally couldn't care less about removable battery or SD card, I've never needed them. I also hate TouchWiz. Really, I see HTC being more daring with the One, which is totally different from its predecessors, and Samsung's offering which looks like a bigger S3. Good luck to those many who pull the trigger, but it's not for me.

    Sent from my One X using Android Central Forums
    Greg C likes this.
    03-15-2013 05:25 AM
  4. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I think they have done all they can to be fair. Better camera, faster processor and more ram. A few new features from Samsung. Compared to apple you get everything on android so it's hard to give you more. Its up to Google now to give us a better android update from jellybean. I think if you want to keep replaceable batteries and micro sd cards then the phone will be plastic so you can get the back off.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 05:35 AM
  5. marie727's Avatar

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 05:38 AM
  6. RazrMaxx1345's Avatar
    I can't get over the fact that it looks like a big s3.....
    And the s3 looked like a big s2......

    It just, to me gets boring. I'd rather save my money and get a now cheaper s3 and because I don't feel the s4 is head and shoulders above it, or the rest of the pack (one, z, DNA) etc.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    GadgetgirL76 and cinnamin like this.
    03-15-2013 05:43 AM
  7. swartzz's Avatar
    The S3 and 4 reminds me of the iphone 4 to the 4S. Minor changes. Not much changed.. I wasn't impressed, I was hoping for a different design, maybe something sturdier... Either way, I'll pass.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 05:48 AM
  8. bakeri666's Avatar

    I don't mind the build quality 'issues' - I was quite happy with the s3 and that was more plastic than the s4 will be... But other than the air view nothing mentioned has me interested, and even that doesn't get me excited. The octa core processor is out spec'd by the competing flagships, since it's actually two quad cores that are chosen at run time based on load, for battery life not performance.

    The software improvements are getting pushed out to the s3 where tech allows so the "that's quite cool I guess" dual camera facilities will be available on the s3.

    The design is like the s3, I'd have preferred something you could look at and instantly say "it's an s4".

    All in all it feels like a galaxy s3.5 - so not this year.
    MallyMall88 likes this.
    03-15-2013 06:07 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    BUY. The only thing that would change that would be if in the store, it doesn't make the grade after actually driving it for a while. I am not dismissing it sight unseen.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    trandz likes this.
    03-15-2013 06:20 AM
  10. atrix2noob's Avatar
    The reason it seems like a s3.5 is because with the note 2's size they honestly didn't have much to work with and needed to keep the 2 separated size wise, the hot size for flagships is 4.8-5' right now

    Sent from my MB865 using Tapatalk 2
    hodan likes this.
    03-15-2013 06:23 AM
  11. rankar7's Avatar
    Pass. The galaxy S3s, oh pardon me, the S4 could've used a face lift and a better build. I'll stick with my note 2.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    03-15-2013 06:38 AM
  12. JasW's Avatar
    Buy it. It's upgrade time and I need a new phone after almost two years. It's either the S4, the One, or the Xperia. They all have their pluses and minuses. While I might be able to live without a removable battery, I need an SD card/expandable storage that supports 64GB. That rules out all but the S4. If it weren't for that, there's a possibility I'd go for the One, which looks gorgeous. But utility always wins in the end for me as far as technology goes. I already married gorgeous.
    MallyMall88 likes this.
    03-15-2013 07:02 AM
  13. TRSpeed3's Avatar
    PASS, first thing I thought when I read the specs was Galaxy SIII s. (Like so many others) Honestly not a fan of touchwiz, and I'm sure the purchase price will be close to 600 without a contract. No thanks, I like having no contract and vanilla android to much. I'll stick to my N4!

    If I was in the position to upgrade and was fine with a contract, I would probably go with the GS4.
    03-15-2013 07:55 AM
  14. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Buy. Looks great, good improvements over the S3.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 08:14 AM
  15. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I'm gonna have to pass. I will keep the S3 for now and get a nexus device this year I think. I hate the hone button. Sadly it's a deal breaker for me.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy SIII
    03-15-2013 08:30 AM
  16. codeda's Avatar
    I had been waiting for this phone since I sold my s3 but I think I will pass. I know it has new features but it feels too much like buying the same phone again. I'll wait for something else to tickle my fancy

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 09:18 AM
  17. Greg C's Avatar
    Looks like a larger S3 or a smaller Note 2. Great specs, but that's to be expected with every NEW high end device and several will be released this each year. I think HTC did better with the One. It looks sharp and is quite a change from their past devices. However, I think hype and media will keep the S4 at the top.
    03-15-2013 09:31 AM
  18. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    I bought the DNA to use until the S4 came out, but I'm going to save my money and stick with my DNA until something that Wow's me comes along.

    Sent from my DNA
    03-15-2013 09:37 AM
  19. toujours_frais's Avatar
    Their number 1 strategy is in marketing dollars lol.... Such a disappointment
    03-15-2013 09:51 AM
  20. Andyvalver's Avatar
    The S3 and 4 reminds me of the iphone 4 to the 4S. Minor changes. Not much changed.. I wasn't impressed, I was hoping for a different design, maybe something sturdier... Either way, I'll pass.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    I wouldnt liken it to the iphone 4 and 4s. At least samsung increased the size and screen quality.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
    Christopher Salse likes this.
    03-15-2013 10:21 AM
  21. Elyjr's Avatar
    Octa-core is insanely awesome. I missed the reveal last night and will have to wait till after work today to check it out.
    03-15-2013 10:23 AM
  22. goelz83's Avatar
    I don't understand how people say that it looks like a bigger S3. Yeah, the screen is bigger, but the phone is smaller and it is more lightweight than the S3.
    Christopher Salse likes this.
    03-15-2013 10:29 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is it bad that the main feature I would like is to use my phone as my TV remote? :P

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    03-15-2013 10:49 AM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    It takes everything that was good about the s3 and makes it better( screen, battery, processor, camera) while keeping the same size of the s3 and even making this thinner.
    Christopher Salse likes this.
    03-15-2013 10:52 AM
  25. robbies7897's Avatar
    I'll probably more than likely be getting it, unless something incredible is announced before my upgrade in May. I was considering a Note 2 because of the awesome battery life I read about, but I'm not sure I want a phone that's quite that big lol.

    The 1080P screen is a big allure to me as well, I'm sure I won't be bothered with the Pentile, it doesn't bother me on my Galaxy Nexus.

    I think it'll be a worthwhile upgrade for me, considering the original phone on my line was a Droid Bionic, and then I bought a Galaxy Nexus on Swappa. This phone has more than enough hardware and software improvements to keep me happy for some time.
    03-15-2013 11:03 AM
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