It's funny when someone releases the best phone which is going to sell better than anything else all the hating people come here to bash it, lol. Like, why are you even here if you're not interested in getting one because you have something else? Enjoy your Xperia or whatnot, it's a good phone too. Just not as great overall, sorry.
the lack of LTE and of the fm radio are the only flaws. i still hope that after the final release we will have both of them...
AnonD-252, 28 Mar 2013I actually like the S4 design, and I think Xperia Z looks just like a boring flat rectangle wi... moreYou are wrong son.
The glass (front and rear) is scratch resistant, and its covered by anti-shatter film, so you can relax.
Real life environment you cannot damage this phone with just falling it to the floor, the XZ skeleton frame is totally bad ass. So you can drop it all day long (tested) without care about it, try to do this with an S3 or S4 :)) NOT
AnonD-98697, 28 Mar 2013Nowadays almost all the high end smartphones released (2013) are too powerful in terms of proc... moreI actually like the S4 design, and I think Xperia Z looks just like a boring flat rectangle with an odd powerbutton that kills the "design"! And the placement of the volume rocker is simply bad design! Z is made of glass, so just as iPhone 4S needs a tpu-case Xperia Z will also need a tpu-case for drop-protection!
Tcool, 28 Mar 2013Why do you insists an FM radio for a smartphone? For what? Listening to music? There are lots... moreIn Sweden we have adfree public service radio, and commercial ad-radio! I get bored listening to the same old mp3 stored on my phone, so even with all the ads it is better to listen to the FM-radio that does not cost me anything! Streaming music from the Internet drains the battery! Samsung should not copy Apple on everything, and it is very easy for Samsung to add FM-radio to their phones, and HTC One and Xpria Z and... all have FM-radio, and soon even Lumia 920 will have FM-radio!
Nowadays almost all the high end smartphones released (2013) are too powerful in terms of processing power, equipped with quad cores like Krait and so on.
So we don't need to care too much about the specs performance anymore because its already overkill for the software demands. Its all about design and feel, and in this side the S4 is under expectations again.
Like I said before, you have other better options out there, like Sony.
Fm radio in S2 and not in S4 ?
How is it possible ?
It's an important feature.
does the UK model have the FM radio chipset onboard and can it be activated ?? and how.
only have gesture control special from other thing is same like S3...........main think in no luxury look......bcos we expect more for s4.........
Plastic or metal does not really matter. What matters the most is the specifications, features and software optimization. We already know that s3 and note 2 are still beast nowadays and that proves samsung is moving forward. The screen is gorgeous, and i admit i do have an iphone 4s, my lil brother has xperia S and i do also have Galaxy s3... and what now?... the S3 owns, when it comes to screen.
AnonD-252, 28 Mar 2013FM-radio is perfect in a smartphone, but I guess Samsung... work together with networks that w... moreWhy do you insists an FM radio for a smartphone?
For what? Listening to music? There are lots of MP3 songs of your choices that you can put to your phone, why bother to listen to radio stations with lots of ads and talking than music.
BTW it is not only Samsung that did not put radio for their flagship phone, how about the fruit brand phones?
TheDude, 28 Mar 2013I work for a Telecommunications company in New Zealand and have played with the S4. It is very... moreThat is no fair comparison, use stock laggy Sence rom on your One X, or install Nova launcher on S4!
Tcool, 28 Mar 2013Don't browse the internet, don't read messages and emails when outside, because it will distra... moreFM-radio is perfect in a smartphone, but I guess Samsung... work together with networks that wants users to pay for expensive download data when streaming the same channels over Internet draining their battery!
According to the review, I am impressed with it's audio quality. Previously recognized boss in audio quality- latest Apple flagship should feel shame by seeing it's audio performance.
But the camera quality could have been better. although better than htc one and xperia z, but overall performance is not exceptonal. And in terms of video recording quality, i think galaxy S3 is better than latest S4.