I quite fancy a doughnut shaped phone but only Nokia would bring out such a daring device.
Just been over to Sony XZ forum and one chap dropped his XZ from a 2 story balcony and it hasn't got a scratch on it...I think NASA should get this device for study into how this happened with not a mark on it,,if its that good NASA could use same design and material for space re-entry for their rockets..
irear camera records 1080p @60fps(check the camera sample in honds-on post)
the old plastic body.....:@ come on Samsung!!!!!!
it's not look so good as Sony xperia Z & HTC one. it's specs are good but it's design & plastic body suckssss!!!!!
specially I think Sony xperia z is a premium product & I will go for xperia z.
kkkkk, 14 Mar 2013Who give darm about the design Btw even iphone 4 and iphone 5 looks the same And so the s3 ... moreI'm impressed with technical specifications.from my comparisons there's no smartphone that beats it's internal specs...as it was with S3 beating every smartphone on its way to top all smartphones.this must be a headache to IPhone,BlackBerry,Sony and HTC coz this beast phone is here to best them out.
Spencer, 15 Mar 2013The design/hardware greatly affects the functionality of a phone. Not just in device speed/mem... moreNobody in their right mind will make a donut phone........ The design affects the usability of the phone, an is pretty much the same as the S3.... It is a highly usable phone.... Combine with the better hardware and better battery life, you have a awesome phone....
All this octa core shit should not affect ANYONE as long as the price of the S4 is less than or about the same as the Z or Droid DNA.....
styxgeist, 15 Mar 2013Specs are good, not enough to make me want to upgrade from my existing quad core phone, and 13... moreHTC bring out a flagship nearly every month so expect them to up processor speed even more..Its just like the megapixel race all over again just power...I want proper shutter button,xenon flash ,lens cover and more quality its no good if HTC or anyone else bring out quadcore @2GHz next with 4GB RAM its overkill..
If they put all the SGS2 or SGS3 internals in Nokia E90 device thats me sorted.Period, as the say over the pond.
Adheesha, 15 Mar 2013Why don't Samsung not concerned about the looks of their devices. Although I'm a Sony fan I be... moreIt did...... it has a better camera, better screen, better processing power, battery life is same for both the devices (approximately same) and the same old sammy design........ Xperia Z loses down significantly......
Also, even a S3 has better stills then the Z.... (The quality is better for S3, but Z benefits with higher resolution)
I think the majority of us agree that Apple has been left in the dust by the top tier Android phones. The only people in denial about this are Apple fan kids(Apple fan kids = North Korea delusions of grandeur).The question is whether the S4 is really that much better than the Quad cored of last year. I don't think there is enough offered in the S4 that should make users of last years top tier phones need to upgrade.
so screenshot suggest a massive miss in galaxy siv that's capacitive menu and back keys, is this really true or am i missing something? you can also see in the pics
Adheesha, 15 Mar 2013Why don't Samsung not concerned about the looks of their devices. Although I'm a Sony fan I be... moreS4 will b the best selling phone this year! I bought a sony neo L and what i hate most of sony mobile phones is the display ! Very poor display , i have to keep the brightness level full but even after that the display looks poor comparing to samsung phones !
the s iv will be the best smartphone on the market,not the one with the most premium feel and finish but its still the best overall
though the chaotic post before the CPU is 1.8 to 1.2 then 1.6 to 1.2 second post you sort ever true
apple iPhone's are totally sh*t and this is just an example of how much better Samsung technology truly is.
[deleted post]The octa core processor is actually two quad core ones..... The smaller processor is manufactured for extreme battery saving..... Hence, a litttle compromised on power..... This power comes from the main quad core processor.... Also, if that was true, then a SE Play (1 Ghz single core) should be able to run the OS smoothly... By personal experience, the UI is at whole laggy and slow.... Also, Project Butter does smoothens things, but requires the phone to have a sufficiently fast gpu to do parallel processing with the cpu........
z2, 15 Mar 2013s4 strong enough.but can you put smart phone to water...?We r not here to take our phones under swiming pool !!