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 ;-)
love the way gsmarena try to be neutral even though we all know the galaxy S4 is in a league of its own. design?.. I would even say the s4 wind that too.. biggest screen with smallest bezel, lightest, battery replaceable... that "uniboidy" on the HTC one is almost as big a joke as its amazing low light camera which the S4 wipes the floor with too... yes if seen the speaker grill area of that HTC one "unibody" snap right off OK n a simple drop test!! I feel sorry for those who CLAIM that it is anywhere even NEAR as good as S4... ERM..NOITISNT!
Definitely the best phone in terms of hardware and software .... am buying it :) .
AnonD-129371, 29 Mar 2013Who uses FM anymore? That's for poor people who can't afford a data plan.You fucken kidding? I live in korea and have unlimited lte. I still prefer a solid fm radio to silly digital one.
AnonD-121109, 29 Mar 2013Bravo to GSMArena for such marvelous review. Thank you for all the hard work you put to bring ... morei own htc one for 10 days now i just want say the sound is amazing and take any photo by the phone than zoom it and compare it with any other phone after u compare it u will find it best than u ever think
AnonD-78671, 29 Mar 2013It still doesn't change the fact that Samsung phones are by far the UGLIEST phones! It's a rea... moreI agree with you, for common people, HTC One design is 9 and SGS4 design will be rated 7, it might be not ugly but definitely not beauty. But for some people who don't really have the sense of art and merely look on practicality or effectiveness, SGS4 design maybe still fulfill their need :) For me? One is the best combination so far, great look with good performance!
Design is better because samsung have maintain big screen with smaller dimensions and low weight. Features are great for be a no.1 smartphone.
Supernova is the exploding of dead star. I can't relate any of the highlight mentioned with the dead of galaxy series and I think it will still sell well despite the look.
the only disadvantages for me are:
no fm radio(wikipedia included fm radio in the specification of the s4, we will wait and see)
video recording is worse than the s3(i wish it can be fixed by software update)
htc one is my second choice.
AnonD-78671, 29 Mar 2013It still doesn't change the fact that Samsung phones are by far the UGLIEST phones! It's a rea... moreIn witch way are they the ugliest phones?
In my eyes, Samsung Galaxy S IV looks very good. It have a very clean and simple look. And this is what peoples really want.
And the fact that the Galaxy S IV looks awesome because of how much of the front that are used to the screen it self is also something everybody likes.
To take an iPhone 5 as an example, it looks stupid because of the really bad usage of the screen on the front. So here it doesn't help that the backside of the iPhone 5 looks good.
Beautiful Beautiful phones. I love Samsung design. I think it's one of the best.
Tom-Helge, 29 Mar 2013LG is very know for having horrible support for their smartphones. So no thanks. I'll rathe... moreIt still doesn't change the fact that Samsung phones are by far the UGLIEST phones! It's a real shame really... LOL!
LG best Ever, 29 Mar 2013Optimus G2 is coming...............LG is very know for having horrible support for their smartphones.
So no thanks. I'll rather stay on Samsung who are the best one to release software updates to their smartphones.