anonymous, 23 Feb 2013S4 and Z are both beast phones, but sorry, the S4 will be slightly better... and will sell waa... morewell, i really don't care how much Samsung or Sony sells, all i care about is the flagship i want is in my hands! and i believe you agree with me cuz we won't have shares from their selling returns ;)
nokia3110, 23 Feb 2013i think the octa-core chip is not ready yet. It will be ready by the end of the year for galax... moreI think so also. Octa core is not ready for S4 but will be for note 3. The note series is to big for me. The S series is the perfect size for me. I would have to wait for S5. S3 is good enough for me for another year!!!!
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2013Exactly what i said... but wait and see how the new screen performs... google "Solux"... moreMeaby it's only for the North American version. Just like S2 and S3 had different spec than the international version. But no superamoled no way!!!!!
When you taste amoled screen you can't go back to LCD Samsung!!!!
I hope it's only a rumor for the screen.
i think the octa-core chip is not ready yet. It will be ready by the end of the year for galaxy note 3.
if the rumor is true. The s4 will use snapdragon 600 then it still has the most powerful chip at the moment, because it run at 1.9 ghz. It will be faster and more powerful than HTC One that run 1.7 ghz.
Denzo, 23 Feb 2013You know a lot of people say that Samsung make the stuff apple use. But now with reports that ... moreocta core is not designed by samsung, but by ARM Holdings and licenses it to semiconductor manufacturers like samsung quallcom,intel, etc...
killer droid, 23 Feb 2013Qualcomm cpu 600 ok i can live with that because am usimg the North America S3 version that ha... moreExactly what i said... but wait and see how the new screen performs... google "Solux"... it might even be better than AMOLED
Qualcomm cpu 600 ok i can live with that because am usimg the North America S3 version that have a dual core krait at 1.5ghz. The 600 on htc one is really good and the performance of the dual core krait was already good. But no superamoled is a deal breaker for me. I will stay with my S3 for another year and wait for S5. The new phone (htc one and xperia z) are not good enough for me to switch. If I switch I will lose to much. Ex USB on the go, smart stay, allshare play with my tv and computer, etc....
For sammy,there is just one way to beat both xperia Z and htc one. `octa cpu`
N7, 23 Feb 2013If i was u i'll go for htc one (the monster phone)I would still go for sxz, ip57 has its benifits. I easily can go commando without worrying about my phone. Besides, I can do naughty stuffs with it. Lol!
You know a lot of people say that Samsung make the stuff apple use. But now with reports that Samsung designed octa core is over heating during testing, and that they can't make the super amoled screen n the small size currently without issues etc.. It shows designing is a lot harder than making.
I always said, thinking up the wheel is a lot harder than making one.
iXperia 4eva, 23 Feb 2013in a term of design, HTC wins! (HTC one X) is way hotter than SGS III, and sure it'll be so wi... moreS4 and Z are both beast phones, but sorry, the S4 will be slightly better... and will sell waaay better, in reality...
I know I will like both though...
That's what I'm talking about Samsung good move no more crappy Amoled pen tiles with fake colors and fake pixels density.
The joke of the year :-)
Samsung SIV with an LCD screen with wached colours and ridiculous viewing angles instead of the vivid colours od super amoled?
and qualcomm CPU instead of exynos octa?
Are you serious?
I know that it's a rumor...but it's not wise to write everything that you find on internet.
in a term of design, HTC wins! (HTC one X) is way hotter than SGS III, and sure it'll be so with SGS IV, HTC are pretty good in design but they still lack of a good specs that does has a memory expansion limits as the HTC Butterfly... Nokia Lumia 910 is pretty flagship in a term of design and so the specs, but UNLIKE the Platform that this flagship runs.... Sony does the best design, innovation along with a great features.. Thou, the 2012 Sony flagships wasn't the best in a term of specs, yet It still competes the HTC and Samsung, but in 2013 Sony just caught up with a great specs and brought up this AWESOME and BEST FLAGSHIP EVER (design, innovation, features...etc) Sony Xperia Z, in which Samsung GS IV wont beat it up.....
Sony also still working on a higher flagship, either for the mid-year or next year, along with Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, so this is not the potential of the company!
and at the end, we choose where our eyes and minds goes for.. whether to Samsung, Sony, HTC, or LG...etc
so, this will remain a personal choice, even if im not a fan of Samsung.
At first I was disappointed at no AMOLED, that's one of the reasons I love the Galaxy series, but apparently, SoLux is pretty sweet, at least in terms of SoLux light bulbs... True colors, like close to real daylight... If this screen has high visibility outdoors, which is one of the main reasons I stick with Samsung, I will buy this phone.
Also, I never had an issue with plastic, I like the weight and I just use a case, but the addition of aluminum in intriguing... As for processors, I couldn't care less about who has slightly higher benchmarks, they are all plenty fast nowadays...
Sad news for samsung fans.. Now they lose 2 of their bragging rights... The octa core and the screen they love so much.
But I have to say its a good move .. Not another year of pentile screen.
Maybe they should really just stop waiting and get htc one or Sony z.. Even china's ZTE and huawei is preferable.
[deleted post]Sure sammy will sell millions buy they didn't prove anything yet about there so called "durable" plastic phones. Note2 is a step forward with a titanium bracket. Hope they won't stepback with the s4. S3 is a fragile phone, regretting buying it, should've waited for the note2