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Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look - read the full textThe successor of the most popular smartphone from the most widely adopted platform - it doesn't get much bigger than this in the mobile industry. After months of rumor frenzy and high-pitched hype, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at the Unpacked...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-25 22:08 from 3drB - click to readlmao nice try

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  • 2013-04-01 13:49
  • 4QSR

Samsung rapidly realise the phone with the knowledge of hitting the market time and again. Plastic casing for such an expensive phone is not cool. Alu casing for durability because the phone is way too expensive

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  • 2013-03-26 10:09
  • 3sEj

Why is there so much LAG?????? Samsung Blew it this time!!! I feel sorry for S4 users!!! :(

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  • 2013-03-25 22:08
  • 3drB

> In reply to bhp @ 2013-03-18 10:43 from q8Fn - click to readsame as how poeple like Quality leather seats on their luxury cars.

since S4 is the top of the line for samsung at least make it worth the price you pay and not on a cheap plastic case.

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  • 2013-03-21 09:44
  • DQn2

> In reply to Sir alfred @ 2013-03-19 10:33 from iDYD - click to readIf you have a look properlly, you'll notice that they dont work alongside eachother, the Exynos 5 Octa chipset features two processors (which can't operate simultaneously) - a quad-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU used for heavier loads and a quad-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU for lighter tasks. The Exynos 5 Octa also features a tri-core PowerVR SGX544MP3 graphics.

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  • 2013-03-20 17:58
  • MVg6

Very Nice fone

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  • 2013-03-20 16:33
  • rKAU

Ive been an android user since its inception. In my opinion, the reason why the android OS lags and WILL lag on every device whether its HTC Sony Samsung etc. is because they are putting shit loads of bloatware in their UI's. And every manufacturer has different UIs there's Sense, Touchwiz etc. Again imo if they are using the ORIGINAL android UI without the bloatware then tweaked it to their device specs i think i would rape the IOS all day.

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  • 2013-03-20 11:24
  • t7XH

samsung is nice compny

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  • 2013-03-19 19:14
  • t1$F

I noticed lag in the gallery....LOL. I don't hate just saying what I saw!! BTW. I love my Gnote2!!!

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  • 2013-03-19 16:00
  • RdXL

What? Is android so bloated that you need 8 cores to run it? 1080p video playback, multitasking and casual gaming (touchscreen = casual) are heaviest tasks i can think of, and can be perfectly handled by dualcore on a mobile phone.

This overkilling is just marketing for geeks. I'm an enthusiast too when it comes to desktop computers, but this is just plain useless.

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  • 2013-03-19 10:33
  • iDYD

> In reply to steve @ 2013-03-18 15:54 from j$1y - click to readsII rival? honestly, tell me why i need 8 cores? heck, tell me why i would even need 4 cores? dualcore Krait is more than enough for any use. iPhone 5 (or even 4S) is far from obsolete too.

Android software is still mainly being developed for SINGLECORE Gingerbread devices. why? because it's STILL the most common Android combination out there. iOS users adopt new OS versions faster, because the support is quaranteed obviously in their own hardware.

so yeah. why the heck would i even need 4 cores when HTC One S and iPhone 5 are totally rocking with only 2 cores? also, i don't want a bigger screen (=bigger phone).

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  • 2013-03-19 09:51
  • iDYD

Am I the only one whose noticing lag.

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  • 2013-03-18 20:34
  • nGfR

> In reply to [deleted post]iphone 5 is more like a sII rival. It doesn't even come close to an sIII(And yes I own many apple products and don't hate them.)

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  • 2013-03-18 15:54
  • j$1y

> In reply to [deleted post]No-where!

the iPhone 5 doesn't even come close to this handset, that's why it's not compared. We wouldn't want you Apple fanboys crying too much that your overpriced paper weight got owned.... again.

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  • 2013-03-18 15:40
  • MVg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-17 00:55 from 2CQv - click to readFYI htc one is not yet on sale.....

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  • 2013-03-18 14:12
  • bJhb

Definity the best of the Samsung breed by a mile :)
And remembering Samsung's first ( foray ) into the touch screen smartphone business started with the old Samsung Tocco edge

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  • 2013-03-18 12:58
  • SgvH

> In reply to bhp @ 2013-03-18 10:43 from q8Fn - click to readthat's a good point

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  • 2013-03-18 12:19
  • YhdC

I love the design and love the fact the phone is made mainly with plastic... It keeps the weight down and the heat of the battery not so noticeable when in use... Don't know why people want an aluminum backing on their phones..

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  • 2013-03-18 10:43
  • q8Fn

For me i kinda like the design of the s4 than the s3. Even its almost similar, theres slight change of shape and the bezels are really thin. I'll definetely goin to buy the black one. I'll just add a really cool looking protective casing for the s4.

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  • 2013-03-18 10:29
  • uSS1

Having read all sorts of reviews regarding build, performance etc, and passing judgment on a device that has not yet hit the market is lame. Wait, try and then judge. Regarding build why such hype and criticism over plastic?do all those I phones which have a frosted alu finish, do we see the back, are they not shielded by plastic covers(majority of them at least). If a device performs it will do well, and there is no doubt that this device has been made to perform. Good luck Samsung,

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  • 2013-03-18 10:28
  • tesv

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