Jackson Joshua, 28 Mar 2013You are so right! The S3 needed an over clocked 1.4GHZ quad core processor with a 2GB ram to c... morebut the s4 is actually smaller then the s3 and it is better in every way, camera, screen, processor, weight, battery, performance, features (some gimmicky yes) while the benchmarks blow everything out for the water, but in actual fact these scores do not take into account real life situations, and as for comparing apple and android in terms of power is irreverent really, apple products are efficient for apple only tasks, they work seamlessly with the hardware and software builds, but they are nowhere near perfect, very restrictive, not very user friendly when it comes to compatibility, poor sync options, very dated UI, android is not without its faults either, you buy the phone that suits your needs, if you NEED to be seen with the latest pretty device, buy an iPhone, but if ur not to bothered that it is not an iphone and want sheer power, buy any other android device, apple are to gripped with lawsuits rather then innovating at the minute and are just trying to stranglehold the market which will have a knock on effect for designers, personally we should get back to the old days, when phone design was really interesting
Aspros, 28 Mar 2013Not really, S4 has now an unsignificant advantage over the other flagship. So this minor advan... moreHow is the advantage insignificant? The higher Antutu benchmarks show the S4 Octa is the strongest device when speaking of RAM/CPU/GPU etc collectively. Should we consumers wish that the device we like/buy have lower benchmarks? Not at all. Geek or not, you ask anyone they would prefer the faster phone even if it is marginal. I can guarantee you that if the One was quicker even marginally you would be boasting but as it's sammy the haters flood in and claim it's insignificance.
Looks are temporary, class is permanent. Doesn't take a fool to understand that concept. And the concept of design is also temporary. What might look good now may look severely outdated in a year or two. Fashion/trends/looks/design concepts change rapidly and what's trendy in the modern day makes past designs look bad. People buy a "good looking" phone enjoy it's aestheticall appeal for a month or maybe a few months and then BAM they're used to the phones design and now it's normal to them. At that point it's whats in the inside that will be the ultimate value for the user. At that moment he wont be pondering over if he still likes the design that thought will be banished.
Technology is a fast changing segment BUT innovation is slowing down, we don't see revolutions as much..now it's all about evolution. The S2 and S3 were both revolutions the S4 is an evolution of it's predecessors. The perfect smartphone. In a year or two time when new flagships are storming around with beefier specs and the "latest" design people won't look at design of the one/s4 as much as that factor is a short term success, in the long run it's the capabilities and value you get in the phone that will be the deal breaker. We all know the S4 anihilates any other flaghship of 2013 especially the One.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2013Watch this piece of shit still lag. IDK y ppl always have a problem with iPhones. We're sittin... morewhich decade are you living in ???? sammy phones have been beating the late coming iphones for the past two years now.........and since when was apple on top in mobile world......it was nokia at the top till now and now its sammy's turn to shine......and if you haven't tried the s4 then dont give bullshit about it..... even the s3 never lagged...
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2013Watch this piece of shit still lag. IDK y ppl always have a problem with iPhones. We're sittin... moreYou are so right! The S3 needed an over clocked 1.4GHZ quad core processor with a 2GB ram to compete a feeble dual core A6 1.3Ghz processor and 1GB ram.. Yet a fail..Apple succeeded in most of the benchmarks. Now they have come with this and it won't be a surprise if Apple still out performs the samsungs quad core with their dual core processor line ups if they have any..
Its easy to make a product that's bigger, that's not the challenge and everybody does that..
The real challenge is to make things smaller and better!
Looks like I'll be skipping the S4, not happy, want 4G and a decent chip.
spike, 28 Mar 2013You really think performance is more important in the long run? Once your phones done like a y... moreI agree that performance is more important than looks in the long run.
I don't know about you, but I buy a phone to use it, not to boast by showing how good it looks to everyone I meet (not counting the fact that most people would know it already anyway, and the fact that aluminium will probably be more scratched than plastic in the long run).
I myself like the look of the s4 as well. Sure the One looks great, but globally I prefer the s4.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2013higher than the snapdragon 600 but not much! i wonder if the battery consumtion better than th... moreBTW in real life Exynos beats S600 like ten times.
I remember SII USA version used to have Qualcomm and International had Exynos, although both gave near equal results like each other in benchmarks but in real life you notice Exynos is much smoother while Qualcomm lagged in pinch zoom and in scrolling browser.
higher than the snapdragon 600 but not much! i wonder if the battery consumtion better than the 600. hope it will.
I like. the 600 processor and Octa processors are so fast no normal user would notice the difference. Still nice to know that if and when you buy the Octa version, that you've got one serious piece of advanced, and top performing kit.
I want an Octa S4....
AnonD-126511, 28 Mar 2013Bro, buy a iPhone if you can afford,
I mean at least a 4s and compare with your beast the ugl... morewhy are u here? u dropped urself here bcoz ur intrsted with s4 if u dont like it like how u call it ugly and cant run apps smoothly, then dont click this article if u wanna just fyt and defend that crap iphone, i myself is an apple lover way back then, but then again wer npw modernzed and android is the most modernzed OS now, this time i cant see myself paying large amt of money for an iphone esp when the FullHD panels are the greatest around now to make life happy having a smartphone..
anyway s4 isnt ugly, it is visually appealing as many people said, but as many as those people saying it as ugly and cheap looking from apple, htc, sony and lg fans who cant find any excuses to bash s4. anyway aluminum is cheaper than polycarbonate.. get ur facts dude, polycarbonate is todays stqndard on quality control for many things in ds world because it is really strong
Watch this piece of shit still lag. IDK y ppl always have a problem with iPhones. We're sitting with a 1.3 daul core processor with 1gb ram and still flawless. Never a day has the iPhone lag. The #'s don't lie ppl's. Apple always #1. It's a reaaon why. Just like last year, Samsung will defeat Apple only for what 5 months! Look how long Apple has been on top since. Most of you talking will go back to iPhone when the next generation comes out. By that time that plastic shit will be outdated. Hell, it'll be outdated 1 month in. Stay pressed.
OWNED! what happened qualcomm? you guys said samsung'x exynos octa was just a marketing hype and samsung just absolutely wrecked you haha
AnonD-78115, 28 Mar 2013In long run the only thing that matters is performance, looks r only appealing for the first c... moreYou really think performance is more important in the long run? Once your phones done like a year or so and a new model comes out, would you wanna tell people your Specs? or would like to show em how awesome your phone still looks.!
AnonD-78115, 28 Mar 2013In long run the only thing that matters is performance, looks r only appealing for the first c... moreNot really, S4 has now an unsignificant advantage over the other flagship. So this minor advantage will not last much in time. The S2 for ex was much more advanced at its time, that phone was so advanced that it can handle today's, where none other of its competitors cant.
2 Years from now, the Z and the One will carry the same specs and will be outdated as much as the S4, by the next gen flagships.
This is a first, the difference was never as minor ever before and now one has the commodity to make another option without any real compromises.
The CPU+GPU combo of the Z and One will be able to handle the same apps/games and OS without any real difference, so one can now choose between plastic, metal and glass, without losing much.
The S4 feels the least premioum on hand and before the eyes of the clueless, in 2 years from now when it wont be cutting edge, looks will matter even more, the Z and Nexus 4/optimus G then will still look as premioum as they feel now, when the S4 will be spent...
It is the only moment in the galaxy S history, that Samsung ought to deliver a full premioum package, now they shall only attrack the geeks who care about that extra 5% and are completely ignoring the rest...
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2013Still can't out perform Ipad 3 and ipad 4. Yes it does.
Exynos is better than A6
Look here Dual Exynos in Nexus 10 scored "2480"
iPad 4 Dual A6 scored "1776"
iPad 4 is better than SIII in GPU because Mali400 is 2011 technology i don't know why Samsung put it in SIII it was already in SII, but not CPU for sure and BTW Mali604T in Nexus 10 performed better than iPad 4 GPU.
I think Apple make good products and better than Nokia.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2013Still can't out perform Ipad 3 and ipad 4. this is PHONES battle not TABLETS. u gtfo please