A year ago, there was no question: Samsung made the best Android phones on the market.
From the screen to the camera to battery life, the Galaxy S3 bested its competitors before even getting to the litany of software features and customisations.
Samsung's impossibly powerful marketing arm then took those advantages and trumpeted them on every surface and airwave possible, and the phone took over the industry.
With the Galaxy S4, however, Samsung appears to be learning that you can't always buy a hit.
The phone came out to mild reviews, and next to the gorgeous HTC One and the omnipresent iPhone 5 it simply hasn't stood out in a crowded market.
As 1080p screens and 13-megapixel cameras have become commonplace, buyers have put a premium on design; Samsung's laundry list of features can't stand up to the fact that the phones next to it on the shelf just feel better in your hand.
end of the road for galaxy series, unless they do something amaizing with GS5 if ever happen!
Galaxy S4 momentum is slowing much faster than the previous version," JPMorgan told its clients.
Yes you heard that right, it is official!,
my thoughts that GS4 will never kicks off the same rate as S3 or even S2 successed is becoming a reality, and I was one of the first people who came here (as a Samsung fan) few months ago and repeatedly said that GS4 wouldn’t be a success as previous generation, and I was spot on. I remember at that time everyone attacked me.
Don’t get me wrong, I am the owner of S3 and love the phone for what it was 18 months ago, and before that I had S2 (amazing phone), but couldn’t believe my eyes when I see the next generation of galaxy (S4) which was again with another boarding plastic look, and not huge progress, or innovation compare to S2 or even S3.
Samsung failed to do its market research properly which cost them the huge losses in GS4 sale. Initially the sale was good, but now against the fantastic competitions like Sony, LG, NOKIA, and last but not least, amazing HTC, the new galaxy S4 looks and feels such a poor candidate.
Sony came up with amazing water proof idea, HTC amazing look and excellent processor, nice speaker, and it feels premier in hand, and even the poor old LG can show they can progress, and what Samsung does instead, come up with the same phone as S3, dressed as S4 and try to make a fool of their fans, GS4 was a insult to S3 owners!!! If I have S3 , there is no way in the world, you would change to GS4! Why would you?
No innovation, cheap look, and improved processor which absolutely makes no difference to the average user!
Sadly Samsung GS4 would kill the galaxy series in water, unless they make it water resistance next time!
this is my idea, and like to hear yours? and those agree and disagree!
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2013thaks for replying it doesnt show any country name it just shows made by samsungif its not on battery then its korea
shubham yadav, 21 Jun 2013open your mobile's back cover and see it on battery. hope this helpsthaks for replying it doesnt show any country name it just shows made by samsung
azzy, 21 Jun 2013my phone is made by samsung so which country it belongs toopen your mobile's back cover and see it on battery.
hope this helps
Shivz_11, 20 Jun 2013Hi guys...i m using this galaxy S4 octo oore variant since a couple of days...today i updated ... moreSet up Adapt Sound, it works wonders, in your calls and in your music experience
pdaddy, 20 Jun 2013my phone is not displaying s4 samsung galaxy gt19500 why because this is phone model no... just ilke samsung s3 model no. is i9300. ok
Got the latest mea update but now my battery seems to have a prob. I am a moderate to heavy internet user and on the previous version used to get around 5 to 6 hr of internet usage before the battery flatlined but now I am barely touching 4.5 hours.anyone eith the same problem or am the only one getting the special treatment with the update.
advice, 20 Jun 2013Iphone 5 & HTC One can play almost every game.It doesn't matter I think high end phones are overated in what they can actually do in the real world. People are buying $650 phones thinking their going to play really great gsmes. No game on android compares to ps3 xbox360 or pc. If android games were released on consoles nobody would buy them coz the quality is bad. Take dead trigger for example that game is awful and tacky its only coz its free why its popular. Android and ios gsmes are not full games and often crash and are buggy. Games cant even be controlled properly with touchscreens.
Haidar, 19 Jun 2013hey bro, it is very simple.. Galaxy S4 > iPhone 5come to think of it iphone has been using the same interface since wen apple iphone came out.. and used apple iphone for 4 yrs....I suggest s4
booting, 19 Jun 2013Really Galaxy S4 is a fone i have seenso u hv seen it and used it? what is ur opinion about it?
frupak, 19 Jun 2013My s4 heats upto 56 degree Celsius while play games and using camera. Really disappointed. Ple... moreEven wen you use an iphone it to play games it heats up even a computer system it heats up so devices are liable to become hot wen you use them.
Can anyone please help if my phone made by samsung which country the phone make and its good
[deleted post]yeah samsung has created a mess. let me clear that to you.
i9500: the international version(on whose page you are)
it carries octa core processor with 4 cortex a7 clocked at 1.2 ghz and quad a15 at 1.6ghz.(3G version)
i9505: the most popular(most countries get this) snapdragon 4G version carrying 1.9ghz quadcore snapdragon 600
shv e300s: korean version carrying best of both worlds.
an octa core cpu with a7 at 1.2 ghz and a15 at 1.8ghz(faster). it also is 4G. it also comes with extra battery kit.(only for south korea)
hence for 3G my preference order is shv e300s>i9500>i9505
so get korean version if u get.
also i9500 is much better than i9505 due to faster cpu, much better gpu(yes the sgx544mp3 is much powerful and smoother), better camera(exmor RS vs exmor R) and better sound quality(slightly).
and about the made in korea, vietnam or china don't worry. they all are more or less the same although some people may disagree. u will only gety one in your country. all are made under strict quality control whether in china, vietnam or korea.
BTW i own an i9500 made in vietnam.