its amazing that s 4 has only one flaw.... plastic body :-) and how many flaws samsung fans can point out in other brands..... I bet more then 10 :-p just name ur brand after a hate comment and see for yourself :-D
I think samsung has been lazy (?) and has been sleeping on its large profits' bed...
This phone is a major let down.
Everyone expected more and better.
Are they trying to get away from Android?
Is this the phone that will sweep sammy away from google?
I really can't say, but I am sure this will not be as successful as the s3.
Unimaginative format and colours(Black & white!?!), mediocre design and specifications fot a wannabe-flagship.
There is something very rotten in the kingdom of samsung...
It's like apple and samsung have run out of new ideas...
Loads of money for very mediocre phones...
Why are these new phones so expensive, then?
S4 hype and all this NY launch etc was after over nothing, all when you look at is this cheap looking phone, which looks the same as S3 and plastic runs all over the place! why they are not focusing on the look of this ugly phone? after all you first LOOK at the phone every day, you hold and feel it every day, before start using it.
I am so disappointed with Samsung, being a big fan, it hurt so much to say SAMSUNG you failed and I promise you will not shift this phone as you hoped, because you simply did NOT listen to your critics and people like HTC done so, they went away and come back delivering better phone which now to everyone proven to be the winner so far, and that is HTC ONE,
S4 has nothing amazing to offer to stand out, I honestly still prefer the S2.
SAMSUNG it is time to start your design from outside (as someone mentioned here) and then go to improve the inside.
I am fed up with this boring phone, and that is why I go to HTC ONE now
good bye and good luck S4, believe me, you would need it in the current market
you basically failed sammy!!! Simple but true
today I am a very sad sammy fan! :-(
learn from HTC ONE
RickyAhn, 15 Mar 2013galaxy s series doesn't need innovation in design anymore.
To reach the highest point, samsun... moreSoftware??? lolol!! if that so, just update or root your phone. there will be lots and lots of new features rather than spending 600EUR to buy a new phone.
hardware matters, build quality matters, design matters. thats what we called an innovation.
good things i like about sami
- can play FLV
- can do 2-3programs multitasking
- its the pioneer in Android programs and that means it is meant to be working for samsung not for others hahaha
- whats with the snapdragon if you have 8cores
- 13MP cam
- durable and fast
DukeDevil, 15 Mar 2013Dude, apart from screen cudnt find anything extra, no use of a octa core processor in a mobile... moreDude, have you used S3? there are so much more features on S3 that didn't appear on anyone reviews. S4 even more better, it's seem Samsung doesn't like to brag all the small features that make their phone great! unlike other brands, pin point out every little bits!
Saw the hands-on video. Not only that it is a complete smartphone, but it looks very good comparing to S2 and S3 because of metal body
4 years of being an Apple fan having purchased them all. Will be selling my rubbish iphone 5 and moving to samsung
Finally people will realize how stupid apple is and see what a real software and a well build phone looks like.
Im sure apple waiting to steal all their technology to try to make their new icrap phone better, which will never happend!
with a battery u can always change and a card slot i would always go 4 a Samsung any day......
pixelat0r, 15 Mar 2013I'm generally very pro-Samsung and rate the S3 as the best phone of its time but I genuinely f... moreI am 35 yrs old and I want to buy my first and last smartphone but i dont have money so im saving 1$ each day until Dec 2015. Probably smartphones that time will be smarter but i will still be buying S4 if it still available or S5, with S6 already released.
i am an ip5 and sgs2 user..
honestly i feel that this sgs4 is a beast for smartphone leagus as for now..
wish can get one of this too..
I'm generally very pro-Samsung and rate the S3 as the best phone of its time but I genuinely feel Samsung have dropped the ball on this one. The S4 is impressive enough but it simply doesn't set the bar high enough. Apaprt from a few software tricks (many of which will grace the S3) there's simply nothing on offer that's either new, exciting or revolutionary. I understand Samsung's reluctance to change a winning formula but there's simply not enough here to make the mouth water. No attempt at bucking the trend for more and more megapixels in the camera module, no attempt to move to a more premium look or feel, no attempt to raise the bar on the audio front, no attempt to make the handset more robust or impervious to dust or water. It's happened so many times before (cough..Nokia..cough) that a company hits the magic formula then sits on its laurels while those around them destroy them with innovation and ambition. I've no doubt the S4 will sell by the barrow load but it worries me that I'd be just as happy buying an HTC One or an Xperia Z and they were announced earlier. Sorry Samsung, my humble opinion is this latest effort was barely enough, let's hope I'm wrong.
galaxy s series doesn't need innovation in design anymore.
To reach the highest point, samsung needs to improve more in software.