The whole Underestimated Demand thing is a HUGE Pile of Lie & Propaganda being created by SamS ad their media friends. Way before the official launch drama SS had been talking about selling 1 Billions S4's and now they wanna say that either the demand was wrongly estimated OR that the demand is way more than that number. ..... hahaha SS
One thing - The S4 I9500 variation in India doesnt has the 4G/LTE Chip.
FinallY " PLASTIC - No. 4 " is here.
The CHEAP Plastic Body would'nt cost more than Rs 10 (0.18 $) MAX if Manufactured in INDIA. So much So for a Premium Expensive Phone. :)
S4 has the most amazing SoC powering it at the moment. Its the internals guys not the outsides. HTC One may be the best overall phone out there but S4 beats it through and through. In fact it is currently the most powerful phone on planet.
Like all other things, this too is an indulgence. There is no limit to the fastest, smartest or latest. Only a purist would spend 40+ on a device. The average guy doesn't needs to use all that processing power. Most apps just don't need that extra number crunching.
But sadly manufacturers keep pushing the limits and entice developers to make even more demanding apps. This creates an atmosphere of "the-bigger-the-better" or "the-faster-the-better" and it is not good for us. It forces one to keep updating his hardware to run even the mainstream apps.
The life cycle of a product nowadays is less than 3 months but our salaries aren't so.
As a rule of thumb, always get the top-of-the-line specs a cycle or two old. At this point its advisable to get the best that was available in Q2. Assuming one sets out to buy one.
Stick to the SGS3 if you own one, as this phone isn't worth upgrading to, especially as the features will be soon be available via XDA.
Me? I'd go wait for the Nexus, or until next year.
This last year has been most uninspiring in the smartphone industry.
it is the best deal
and this makes samsung ahead in market all the time
bcoz all what matter is "best selling" not "best making"
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2013For all the premium vs. "plasticky" discussions...
S4 has some "nice-to-hav... morefeature can be ported or enabled by installing apps. All the show-off features in Galaxy S4 have no usability in real life. That's are also like another junk which consume more ram and more battery...
if you really want show-off then go for style and looks where Galaxy S4 has a big zero with its old looked plastic shit. First impression is the last impression and its always looks...
Bad news for Apple whose phones are highly overpriced. According to IHS/Suppli iphone 5 total cost including Bill of payment + assembled is $207 for 16gb,$217 for 32gb and $238 for 64gb. Apple is just looting people and no innovations have come.It uses still use cheap ips lcd screen same like cheap Lenovo $230 phones and around 300 ppi that it claims retina display.S4 consist of 441 ppi and SUPER AMOLED amoled display and every thing far better .So now everybody knows Apples faded proudy price of cheap materials.Time has changed but apple is still there where it started the way while others are already far ahead in innovations ,technology and price.
S4 ever, 26 Apr 2013FYI
There is NO such word as "PLASTICY"
you want something new try a DICTIONARY
... morePlastic or not, you have to admit S3 & S4 are very familiar looks wise, we'de expect some innovation when spending 40k !
Take eg of HTC One X & HTC One
And no, i'm not Samsung Hate boy or HTC lover, but facts are facts
I want that full hd amoled screen and octacore.But I have to wait for price change.
I am a note 2 user, previously used S2. I think I will skip this and wud rather look for the camera apk and S health and other stuff from XDA. I am sure people over there will make it possible very soon!
Ya that's right come on samsung change something in outer looks
looks is not good and back is too old looks, all samsung mobiles has same looks.
All companies are uses plastic so its not a problem but no differnce as compare to other galaxy series.
CONS- 1. Looks not so impressive.
2. Back looking very cheap ( Galaxy Ace and other have same looking back covers)
3. Camera design is poor and Led also it was far better in Galaxy S2 i9100
4. Many Samsung devices have poor battery backup
5. No 4 G not good at all
overpriced a little bit, kinda costlier than I thought. As a matter of fact any phone beyond 40k Rs is overpriced for that matter (my classmates have laptops at that price range).All the companies must take a cue from nexus 4 regarding the pricing. Nonetheless, the phone seems to be good.