I'm generally very pro-Samsung and rate the S3 as the best phone of its time but I genuinely feel Samsung have dropped the ball on this one. The S4 is impressive enough but it simply doesn't set the bar high enough. Apaprt from a few software tricks (many of which will grace the S3) there's simply nothing on offer that's either new, exciting or revolutionary. I understand Samsung's reluctance to change a winning formula but there's simply not enough here to make the mouth water. No attempt at bucking the trend for more and more megapixels in the camera module, no attempt to move to a more premium look or feel, no attempt to raise the bar on the audio front, no attempt to make the handset more robust or impervious to dust or water. It's happened so many times before (cough..Nokia..cough) that a company hits the magic formula then sits on its laurels while those around them destroy them with innovation and ambition. I've no doubt the S4 will sell by the barrow load but it worries me that I'd be just as happy buying an HTC One or an Xperia Z and they were announced earlier. Sorry Samsung, my humble opinion is this latest effort was barely enough, let's hope I'm wrong.
galaxy s series doesn't need innovation in design anymore.
To reach the highest point, samsung needs to improve more in software.
Hahahahaha, 15 Mar 2013When will you crybaby haters realize that plastic is obviously waaaaay more durable and lightw... moreUr comment really do show how much u know about communication marketing...phones aren't meant to be cool? If u ask 100 iphone users of why they like the phone 40% of them would probably say "because it looks nice and classy" so selling a phone is to make them look nice and attract customers and speaking from history...Samsung sold many handsets lastyear because of thier marketing with commercials and adverts that made the SGS3 look "cool"
radek, 15 Mar 2013bye bye my iphone :)Apple is starting to lose their loyal consumers such like u hahahaha
I have white S2 and had white S3 but the black seems better on S4.
prime2013, 15 Mar 2013I am not a smartphone user but I believe S4 is the most practical one in terms of the basics... moreI was talking about function/feature practicality, not design...so what else do u like about the SGS4?! Im very curious...and FYI...if u go on differnt "opinions" in GSMarena for different phones, u would see all the Samsung fanboi's ripping every opinions apart!
droid.user88, 15 Mar 2013The sort of innovations u recall on the SGS4 are quite impractical and also defeats the purpos... moreI am not a smartphone user but I believe S4 is the most practical one in terms of the basics like expandable memory and replaceable battery. And its more compact than the rest of 5 inchers, excuse me htc one.
When will you crybaby haters realize that plastic is obviously waaaaay more durable and lightweight than glass. I've dropped my s2 plenty of times with no issues. iPhones break so easily and you end up putting a plastic cover over them anyway. Also, the phone isn't meant to look cool on the outside, it's the screen that you want to look amazing and these specs show that it will look ridiculously good. The ambled display with lower resolute already kills any other display and now with such high resolution it will be gorgeous. So please go cry somewhere else, your pettiness is quite annoying. Also, only a shallow d - bag cares about showing off their phones anyway. You're not rich if you own an iPhone. I have an s3 and an ipad 2/ iMac. Apple is nice but their phones os is so boring.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2013Haha! Pity on unaware people like you. "lastbigflop" was the most selling mobile ph... moreThe sort of innovations u recall on the SGS4 are quite impractical and also defeats the purpose of a "touch screen" phone! It's more of a evolution rather than innovation...honestly the only good thing about SGS4 is the power under the hood! Please go do ur homework and research of this phone comparing with other top end smartphones and see what the experts say...bear in mind, u will be dissapointed in what they say. On the hands on quick review during the launch, experts said the SGS4 functions where not very practical in everyday use! Do ur homework pal
droid.user88, 15 Mar 2013Plastic plastic plastic, Samsung users gunna have to buy a case to cover their Fugly phones! L... moreThen buy the phone you want, but for me the flexibilty to put a external storage,replace the battery is necessary . Let's respect the choice of each one. Anyway in the public, people simply dont care which brand you are using.
Why does everyone hate on each other about the best phone people are different in the end the consumer wins by the excellent choice of hardware available to them I enjoy looking at all phone because they agree what people perceptive of a great phone is you should just enjoy that