1. S4 design does not satisfy me, doesn't feel like it is in the premium market
2. Camera performance is not way better than s3, although it's 13mp
3. Video performance is worse than s3 and also it doesn't record the audio as good as htc one
4. No fm radio on board
Still it is an impressive phone the fastest ... also has a great screen and battery life but really they are not enough for making up my mind for s4.
The design, great stereo speakers and the camera in htc one takes my vote from the two.
Pre-ordered mine on Friday with Carphone Warehouse and was sent a message on saturday saying im getting a galaxy tab 2 free for being one of the first 2000 to order it.
I just can't wait for it to arrive as im using a sony experia play and what a pile of S**t sony phones are, it's the 3rd sony phone i've had and i can say i will never be buying sony again they freeze all the time.
1 - Exynos 5 supports global LTE.
2 - Galaxy S4 also has IR emitter.
Great detailed review,
All these new features are awesome.
This will be the phone of the year 2013, bar none.
Way to go samsung
I'm a big htc fan, but i have to say that the specs and features of the galaxy s4 is the best ever seen in a smartphone so far, they just had to improve the design to make me not go for the htc one, but for me, design and camera are the most important features in a phone since the processor, screen and ram and everything else is much like the same
Wow! I just checked out the 360 degree view of S4 and it's very nice. Feature wise it's just perfect. I bought the S3 last year and I'm sure now that I will also buy this baby.
You are not working at Samsung, are you? Coz it seems that you really devote to Samsung and againts HTC he he he...
M8, 30 Mar 2013I agree with PARAG B, go preach htc at htc. all these htc people are just trying to justify t... moreIf you say so, then all Sammy boy in HTC review must shut up too... But it is not right way, isn't it? This review is for everyone
Phonemaniac, 30 Mar 2013If someone has a different opinion with you doesn't means he is a troll. Why it bothered you s... moreI agree with PARAG B, go preach htc at htc.
all these htc people are just trying to justify their own poor choice. Oh well, thats what you get for rushing and preordering the htc one :)
PARAG B, 30 Mar 2013Dont agree to a TROLL..If someone has a different opinion with you doesn't means he is a troll. Why it bothered you so much if someone think HTC One gives a better offer than SGS4, it won't ruin your life with your favourite SGS4...
Babara, 30 Mar 2013Pros: Too much to mention really. Cons: Only the camera(However this only prob is a big one... moreFtv is not a problem with hardware it is software and asap samsung notices it they will send the update to fix it so just chill and dont trool here..
I current have an S3 and really like the S4 but at the current sim free launch prices of circa £600 this phone is too expensive.
I have bought both the S2 ans S3 as soon as available, but not this time for S4. Great phone and features, some of which I will and won't use, but I don't think it is value for money compared to the market and upgrade from S3, which will get the some software features at some point.
Sorry Samsung - great phone, but review retailers pricing
Luke82, 30 Mar 2013Well, here is something I lifted straight from wikipedia to describe a supernova: A stellar... moreYes I know that thanks Luke (skywalker?), if u continue ur search u will read also that supernova or supernovae occur due to an end of a star and left debris afterward. It is nice to be a little more scientificly correct rather than just trying to look like one, that's what I wanted to convey to the writer/reviewer.
Babara, 30 Mar 2013Pros: Too much to mention really.
Cons: Only the camera(However this only prob is a big one... moreAfter looking at GSMArena's video comparison between
S3 and S4, I agree with you Babara, why don't Samsung use pixel binding tech on video recording to improve both the FOV and the quality of the video
Miiike Hunt, 29 Mar 2013Who uses FM anymore? That's for poor people who can't afford a data plan.i know u r the person who criticise lumia for lack of radio. now u say who use fm. 99% people use fm and like fm. i know it also sell very well bt y no fm pls explain
Pros: Too much to mention really.
Cons: Only the camera(However this only prob is a big one)
First, FOV is way too narrow. It is about 2-3x zoom of S3 by default viewing(similar to S2 FullHD vid). It not only means u could fit lesser things in the camera, but more importantly, it means the camera will be easily shake due to the default 2x zoom(S2 user will understand what I mean. And that is the reason why I nv shot vid in 1080p using S2[unless using a stand]) and it means a more shaky unstable dizzy video(even it has a vid stabilizer).
Second, S4 FullHD vid is significantly inferior than that of a S3. If S3 vid quality is a 10/10 for me, S4 is at most 8/10. The sharpness is way too obvious. In fact, interestingly and weirdly enough, if u searched the vid samples of S2 1080p. They, indeed also looked much better than that of a S4. (Touch-focus fps aside, just the graphic detail and sharpness)
Anybody knows if the Galaxy SIV is microsd UHS-1 standard compatible? I mean, 70mb readin/20mb writing capability
Kenobi, 30 Mar 2013Supernova is the exploding of dead star. I can't relate any of the highlight mentioned with th... moreWell, here is something I lifted straight from wikipedia to describe a supernova:
A stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova. Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy.
So going off that, I would be inclined to think the reviews author was more likely saying that with its compliment of incredible hardware and software the phone is figuratively exploding onto the scene and will 'outshine' all of its predecessors/competition.
Just my two cents ;-)