As far as I can see this ticks all the boxes except you don't say if the battery is user replaceable?
Frankly hate Samsung / HTC's pre-installed junkware (plus usually more from the network)would far prefer them being separate apps which you could pick and choose as a registered user.
Pleased to see decent memory specs and (Externally accessible?) SDcard ??
What about wireless charging ? this along with changeable batteries is the real showstopper for phones and tablets which otherwise become tied to a power cable within the year...
lol no i saw one post "NO INNOVATION ITS STILL PLASTIC" do you even know what innovation means? XD i love the s4's features :3 touchwiz has out grown other launchers/frameworks
still made of cheap plastic toy case...lol.htc one tops followed by xperia z
Working Element, 15 Mar 2013ha ha ha.totally dumb comment beta..samsung has not copied ..wtf ..thats why samsung still pay... moreCopying from blackberry, from Apple, from Sony, and more??? The HTC one has been out less than a month, and tough Sammy copied the object remover named as eraser, loll what kinda innovative company, eye tracking will work for the first month of use then everyone will turn it off, can't find the real use of it, and in my opinion seriously I dnt like this hovering thing, are we working with a hammer to unlock the phone? A click won't cost that much, I don't like, and too much hype.
Ari, 15 Mar 2013Mr. J K Sahab, Nokia lumia 610 NFC model has copied from htc wildfire, samsung has not copied ... moreSamsung copy from lumia920 cinemagraph smart shot and Lowlight image and any Samsung nfc is not working check.
Actually, I think its a winner. Samsung came back to their sense and Mayweather vs Guerreroa phone in the color Black! There just might be hope for this device!
Samsung should hire the guys from Sony or HTC to design their phones...
I admit I was disappointed with the reveal of S4, but I believe mobile phone technology is already near its peak-
- 441 PPI is the maximum what the human eye can pick up. Already beautiful displays available
- 5 to 5.5" screen size before the phone becomes too big to handle
- Octo processor, my S3 quad processor is perfectly capable.
- Camera 13Mega pixel but I honestly think 8 Meg is good enough to capture detailed pictures.
The only thing the S4 distinguishes itself from HTC One and Xperia Z is the battery which is hot swappable. This is why I stick the Galaxy series
cheap, 15 Mar 2013Better Camera ? - Excellent Low light Photography is possible with Htc One !! Better Screen ?... moreyes ur very correct s4 can't even compete with htc one.htc is the best company in the world.
Xperia z and optimus g/g pro has far better build quality than this phone. Similar specs, better price. People pls dont be deceived by samsung marketing.
cheap, 15 Mar 2013Better Camera ? - Excellent Low light Photography is possible with Htc One !!
Better Screen ?... moreYour logic baffles me.
How can you compare camera shots when we have yet to see an official comparison between both.
And FYI even if the ONE has better low light performance it doesn't make it a better camera.
People tend to take photos in more light-heavy environments so whilst low light performance is important,other degrees of light are just AS important.
LOL better Screen? LMAO. PPi does not indicate how GOOD a screen is. The fact that you made ths statement shows how uneducated you are on phones. Colour rendering, sharpness, brightness, blacks, whites, contrast ratio, sun leglibility, viewing angles are just a few other factors that you look at. Also from what has been seen of the S4 so far the display seems really good, amoled seems much better and advanced then it was in the S3 so don't be thinking the HTC has won in this department until we get proper comparisons.
Plastisc are used in Lamborghini's, does that mean Lambo's are cheap/fake? If you take a closer look you'll notice that the S4 isn't dot to dot the same as the S3. The plastics have a different design on the front, the sides are metallic. Yes it's still plastic and yes other phones are more premium design wise but which idiot is going to chose a phone that costs around £5/600 just based on it's premium construction.
The S4 is alot more compact has less bezzle. Looks way better then the S3 and more solid.
One? Looks good/decent but it's a subjective matter.
What you may like someone else may not, and vice-versa. Think before you speak.
Sense5 has completely new software? Haha I sense bias here. Tell me what is so new about Sense5? Suprise me.
Touchwiz has improved far more then you have said with the addition of smart scroll, smart pause,s-health, Air gestures, S-translator and more.
Without a detailed review it is extremely naive of you to judge Touchwiz. And if you hate it that much then get a custom launcher which most people do anyways!
Speakers of the HTC one are good from what I've heard about it. Again we haven't heard/seen a review on the S4's performance. Samsung always produce good audio based phones, so even if they fall out in this category it's only one small factor.
13 less grams and a thinner phone is better then a phone with 14 more grams. It doesn't matter whether you can feel it or not, it's 13 grams less. Deal with it.
I'm a Samsung fan. A techonology fan.
I'm not biased or I try not to be.
I want Sammy to be the best.
BUT if another phone does something better I'll admit it. Why? Because truth and facts remain most important, if the S4 isn't good I wont kid myself.
Thankfully the phone looks great from what we've seen. OFC haters are always going to hate out of fear but no one cares about them.
HKFoo, 15 Mar 2013agree bro.. blackberry got blackberry balance, samsung followed it apple's passbook, samsu... moreYes well this phone put this all in one, however I agree, it is rather disappointing, but still the most powerful phone out there; however there are many with equal specs, not at the same price this phone will be.