AnonD-147377, 20 May 2013I don't know why Samsung make those great phones and then ruin them by adding Qualcomm chip! ... moreBecause qualcomm makes the most energy efficient chips to data, especially the LTE variants, please explain what is wrong with the qualcomm chips, the Snapdragon 600 with the 320 adreno GPU is one beast of a chip and runs on many devices with no issues, and later this year the snapdragon 800 will only be better. So again please explain why the Qualcomm chips are so bad, apparently pretty much all phone manufacturers think otherwise.
AnonD-147377, 20 May 2013I don't know why Samsung make those great phones and then ruin them by adding Qualcomm chip!
... moreFor longevity (and by that I mean FASTER Android ver upds via ROMs w/ no user breaking bugs) and in turn better value for money, you'll realize that the problem w/ Exynos inside devices isn't so much about the SoCs itself (yes they're all powerful and all that) but the fact that Samsung only provides partial open sources/docs publicly. So however anyone wants to slice or dice it, any hw that gets the most dev support wins in the long run.
And the not so subtle fact that Samsung won't ever ramp up LTE enabled Exynos outside of their local=South Korean market. Deal with it.
This should have been the S4 but with the better camera, also why not just make water proofing as standard these days?
The Active will be a tougher dust and water resistant, so that mean no case is needed for this phone. BTW, red color phone look very nice and refreshing.
about s4.....how many people know that the s4 browser doesnt have full screen mode. only the status bar can be hiden butnot the adress bar. wich means you will never have 5 inch screen on browsing. s2 and s3 have the full screen mode...for me this is a reason not to buy the s4 .
I don't know why Samsung make those great phones and then ruin them by adding Qualcomm chip!
Where is Exynos 5250?
MdN, 20 May 2013Ordinary S4 has one of the best cameras on the market, but the phone doesn't look too good. No... morefrom what i've read the 13MP camera is crap, it has a long shutter delay.
Megapixels are meaningless. It's about quality, and performance, especially shutter speed, and especially in low light. Same optics but more megapixels means SLOWER performance. That's not a tradeoff I like. I'd rather have sharper 8mp photos from a fast snapping fast shutter.
So this is actually good news!
If the screen has 480 PPI then the screen size will be 4.59". It's just a tiny hair smaller than HTC One.
Anonymous, 20 May 2013hmmmm hmmmmmm str8 copyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyySTR8 copy of what,a crappy Sony?? I was using a waterproof Motorola DEFY back in 2010..http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_defy-3514.php Hate if you want yeah its ugly so what,no one can touch or even come close to Samsung right now so get over it jealous trolls..
This one look way better than Sammy traditional design,finally they got better improvement on hardware design and quality.Their hardware design stuck still since SGS1 till current SGS4.That is a Huge down side for the Korean over other manufacturer.