Samsung will be selling both Snapdragon and Exynos 5 variants for some countries like the Philippines according to SamMobile. Oh goodie. You get to choose. Now let's see the battery usage testing.
AnonD-16443, 20 Mar 2013Knowing that the benchmark test doesn't show a big difference between SGS4 and HTC One, it mak... moreglBenchmark is the real test, off-screen, unleash the full power of the SGS4.
31 FPS vs. 40FPS...
AnonD-77889, 20 Mar 2013Well, there's nothing major to complain about with the sgs4. The note 3 will be overkill most ... moreI expect the Note III to be slightly have better specifications and the useful S Pen to have more extra features. Samsung is setting the bar quite higher, and I do think features over just looks are important. The Xperia Z for example has a nice finish with waterproofing but has a screen angle discoloration, a spasmodic battery, weak wifi connection, non-replaceable battery, and no software features worth mentioning. Premium feel indeed.
Knowing that the benchmark test doesn't show a big difference between SGS4 and HTC One, it makes me for sure will go for HTC One, gorgeous looking with yet still powerful inside.
Well, there's nothing major to complain about with the sgs4. The note 3 will be overkill most definitely.
Aluminum or glass body would be nice, but not if it results in a more costly, prohibitive phone. That S3 became the best-selling smartphone despite the plastic body shows a good balance of price, aesthetics, and features. S4 will still outsell all the other phones in the market, including those using premium materials.
That said, there are still many design options that can be done with plastic, and Samsung should vary its design in the next S iteration. Or, use aluminum or glass, but not raise the price. After all, the buyer's wallet is still the most important marketing consideration.
Looking is important for some , features are important for others , it just about personal preferences .
For me I think S3 is very very good , and more than enough , but S4 is the BEST phone I red about so far . It's simply incredible .
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2013I dont own any Apple produts and has no desire to own any, byut seriously, Apple will be in tr... moreSebastian, you did buy and still use your Note II until now, and yet you complain how low quality Samsung is compared to your Xperia Z all the time. Stop your hypocritical comments.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2013I dont own any Apple produts and has no desire to own any, byut seriously, Apple will be in tr... moreIt is a new trend...
"I'm a not a fan boy of iPhone but...
I don't have an iPhone but...
I don't like iPhone but...
I hate iPhone but..."
I can still screw arround about other phones especially samsung.
If you are not then why are you defending?
I know, I know you are not an iphone boy but
What are you then?
I think it's just the matter of taste and nothing else but nowadays the one whose features are more i think is the winner. I have s 3 and i like it and i dont care the body is made of plastic. It gives me the-good quality image, 1080 video quality, supporting all vidoe format, big screen, free apps. What else do u need?
m-i20, 20 Mar 2013Thanks for a really good review with all the relative key areas covered.
The facts speak for... moreI dont own any Apple produts and has no desire to own any, byut seriously, Apple will be in trouble because of this phone? What a fanboy dream you are living in.
A friend who is a big samsung fan since the first Galaxy S has now stopped using his Galaxy S3, the metal-look platic around the edge is so worn out and cracked, the build quality is no less than sad. If this was a guy who was hard with his things then i would understand it, but he is quite the opposite, treats all his gadgets with almost too much aution, when the S3 is so broken even for this guy then i am very worried about the quality, but i am not worried for Apple, absolutely not.
caseychanfc, 20 Mar 2013Oh come on...when you're in cold countries you'll probably prefer plastic over the (freezing, ... moreDude ur explanation made no sense. I kno ur trying to sound smart n all that but it makes no sense.
None of these companies makes their phones for their home country only. If what u sed made sense then y does the international n regional versions of s3 n s4 made from same material. If what u sed made sense, then this will also mean that Nokia does not make phones to be sold in colder regions or in korea as u mentioned. It will also mean that HTC only makes phones for warm regions.
When trying to defend something, try to sound sensible doing so
I have a Nokia 808 for 8 months and am very happy with my hobby are the photos and easily meets widely, the response speed is excellent and only has a core of 1.3 ghz. Use android on my tablet, this very well ... but I think it is very resource and that makes this fashion begin more and more cores and ram, I would say that is optimized android to lighten or else continue with 2 and 4 cores but making them more effective, since no if android is (at least 4.X) uses so many resources ... Sorry fans of Samsung Galaxy, I think it's very good device (several friends have it) but in my case if I had the S3 or android would happen to need more reasons than just more screen and speed, because if I want more screen Note II shot at ...
hmmm did you looked at the specifikation...?? HTC One Snapdragon 600 + 2GB Ram - Samsung S4 Snapdragon 600 + 2GB Ram? so where ist the Ford here? when you mean for cheapness yes I Understand You! cheap plastic like the Ford (:
do you have any idea how much ram is used but by default and now much is available at clean boot?
There is no point in having 2 GB RAM if .5 of it is already used up by the system. Which I fear might happen considering how feature bloatware this phone might have !!
How sunlight legibility are top notch while the brightness is the same on the Note 2, and is lower than LCD.
What is the interest to be the king in benchmarks tests, is what we notice a difference in the every day use. Nothing is less certain. Just drain the battery faster(higher default clock speed)!
Plastic body for a flagship, just to have more margin and produce more easily... No consideration of the final user !
Fortunately, Samsung does build premium car (Samsung motors is not the same company (Renault Nissan Group)) Otherwise I think that makes good laugh German brand !
Plastic this, plastic that.
End of day its still plastic and looks damn awful.
Look at the back haha whats that plastic.