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Bad: Plastic, gimmicky features, design, interface
Comment: Big slab of plastic, that offers very little. Haven't obviously had the experiance of going on one, but I only assume it's a "tweaked S3."
Comment: What design and specs?
A rectangular slab, not necessarily paper-thin [fingers seem to be getting fatter with age], toughened or sapphire glass front and rear [or a monkey-glass for that matter as long as it does not feel plasticky to the touch], waterproof, shockproof, Zeiss optics, aaand, Win8.
That's what I want. Sony! Are you hearing?
Good: Has every good thing I think
Bad: The back cover have to be easy to grip.
Comment: The galaxy has landed. It is great indeed. More than excpectations. I already have S2, S3 & Lumia 920, but will get the S4 and sell the disappointed lumia 920. Samsung is easy and simple to use. LOL.
Good: screen upgrade, processor, camera, new features
Bad: Build quality
Comment: the gs4 looks like its going to be a good phone
for those being put off by the 'massive' 5inch screen and considering the htc one
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 5.38 x 2.71 x 0.31 inch; 4.6 ounces
HTC One - 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inch; 5.04 ounces
the overall size of the htc one is just a tad smaller in width than the gs4 even though the htc one has a 4.7inch screen and considering the fact that the gs4 is thinner and lighter than the htc one
the processor of the gs4 is not really an 8-core processor but in reality is a two quad-core processor
one 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 cluster for high performance use
one 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 cluster which for low performance use(longer battery life)
the only let down of this phone so far is its build quality(plastic) compared with the htc one and even the iphone 5 which both have aluminium build but i think the reason that samsung went for the plastic back is for the exchangeable battery and expandable memory
Comment: Looks like a good bit of kit, it's either this or the Note II for me
Good: Tech Spec excellent
Bad: Super Sized
Comment: Why are Samsung making such a fantastic product but making it too large to be convenient!? It is impossible to use the SIII with one hand and now they make an improved model but make it even bigger! Why?
One of the major things that Apple has got absolutely right is the size of their flagship mobiles - the i4 and i5.
I would always buy Samsung over Apple but at the rate Samsung are going they will not be able to legitimately call their phones 'mobiles' any longer; soon you will need a crane to carry them!
Bad: Too big, plastic & gimmicky
Comment: I'm not excited by this new phone... it doesn't seem that different to previous model. Lots of hype surrounding most phones these days but no serious breakthroughs to change the the way we communicate and organise our lives. Some disruptive innovation is needed to shake things up. I'm sure the creative thinkers at Apple, Samsung, Nokia etc have more to show the world.
Comment: I don't see the point. These things just get bigger and bigger, giving rise to obvious comments such as "Ideal for watching movies". Unless you're out in the middle of nowhere for some time why would you want to use your phone to watch a movie? You're going to be near a power socket to recharge it before too long which probably means you're not going to be too far from a TV anyway.
At this price point the plastic cover is shameful, and is a major let down. The Air Call feature which allows you to operate the phone as a handsfree is probably the most useful feature though I'm not convinced that waving your hand around whilst driving is an ideal scenario. It will be a desirable piece of kit no doubt but for less money you can buy a android smartphone AND a smart TV. Go figure!
Good: Hopefully good pictures with 13mp, IR...
Bad: Design, lot of usless gimmick features, 8 core processor (it is not called overkill?!! Seriously? :D)
Comment: I am not fan of Samsung however each time I anticipate before new Samsung flagship release (I use to have same with iPhone but than just gave up expecting for something usefully revolutionary). I was disappointed last year and this year as well. Let’s go 1 year back in time: S3...Video in small screen on top of browser or whatever. How many people did actually use it more than 3 times a year? Yet it was selling point and accented in many commercials. This year. The picture of person taking pictures (double camera) in little frame or bubble. This would be silly even for kids app. Oh man, what’s next? Eye tracking I must say could be possibly useful when baking something or taking a shower, etc. We'll see however is it in fact useful. Oh yes, and the IR to control TV, must be ok feature, and if it would not have appeared before on HTC ONE you would have one good and practical innovation to call yours.
Overall I must say that even if the 8 core (is there even 1 app in the world or a game that will utilize this potential?) processor will not just kill relatively small battery for this monster (ecstatically wise) than it will be just a SUPER SUPER fast phone in ugly body and with lots of useless features. It’s like taking nerdy, ugly yet smart friend to party. Would you like that? Super phones same like supercars might not be the BEST in everything but they are always verrrrry good and always in sleek, beautiful design with some very cool and sexy (not nerdy) features.
Good for Samsung they will sell S4 in tons anyway. Shame for users, nobody will know if you have the new or old galaxy.
Good: Screen and memory size and open platform
Comment: This is the year I jump from Apple to Android! Apple products are too expensive and too closed. Purchased as galaxy tab a few months ago and I love how you can click and drag pretty much anything onto it and it works.
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