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  • The Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacked in New York


    Samsung's next flagship smartphone has arrived and some are wondering if Apple should be nervous.

    The eagerly-awaited successor to the S3 was unveiled at a glitzy New York event tonight. Launching on 327 carriers in 55 countries beginning late April, the S4 delivers a number of impressive attributes, including:


    • 5-inch 1080p 441ppi Super AMOLED display
    • 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
    • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
    • 4G LTE
    • 13 MP camera
    • 2MP front-facing camera
    • Expandable storage via microSD
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16GB, 33GB, and 64GB memory options


    The Galaxy S4 is 136.5 m long by 70.6 mm wide. It weighs 130 grams. Factor in hover-style gesture features, and a boatload of wicked cool native apps and services from Samsung, and the Galaxy S4 is a mighty fine smartphone, fans of the device are saying upon first impression.

    "We have taken technology and innovation forward to get closer to what matters in life," said the head of mobile for Samsung, JK Shin. "We are committed to innovation. We are always listening to people around the world to hear what they really want."

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Unboxed in New York started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Phone & features look serious!!!!! Your move apple!
    1. b1997469's Avatar
      b1997469 -
      Isn't that exactly like the S3?
      Still its awesome and I want one.
    1. Steve Jobs Twin's Avatar
      Steve Jobs Twin -
      5 inches! thats going to be a tassel to hold for many.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by HarlemState View Post
      i dont care how advance any phone is, if you not packin the "appstore" kick rocks
      What apps are you currently using that you won't find on the Google PlayStore.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      What apps are you currently using that you won't find on the Google PlayStore.
      Some of Googles own apps like Gmail and Google+ are newer and better on iOS. It's not necessarily that you can't get a android version of an app, it's that the iOS version looks and functions better.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Some of Googles own apps like Gmail and Google+ are newer and better on iOS. It's not necessarily that you can't get a android version of an app, it's that the iOS version looks and functions better.
      Plus paying for them again! LOL and i know that a couple of apps i have are IOS only and aren't supported on android yet
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by CoronaDelux View Post
      Samsung pulled an Apple.

      Lackluster is the word I'm looking for...
      Lol, +1
      Looks just like the S3.
      I'm gonna stick with my Nexus 4 and iPhone 5.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Plus paying for them again! LOL and i know that a couple of apps i have are IOS only and aren't supported on android yet
      Gmail and Google+ are free. What apps do you have that aren't supported on Android yet?

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Lol, +1
      Looks just like the S3.
      I'm gonna stick with my Nexus 4 and iPhone 5.
      Yeah it hardly looks any different. Exactly like what Apple did lol. Im also sticking with my Droid DNA and iPhone 5. Plus as soon as there's a rom on xda we can start porting some of the features lol
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      Gmail and Google+ are free. What apps do you have that aren't supported on Android yet?



      Yeah it hardly looks any different. Exactly like what Apple did lol. Im also sticking with my Droid DNA and iPhone 5. Plus as soon as there's a rom on xda we can start porting some of the features lol
      You are missing the point. He wasn't talking about buying Gmail and Google+. He was just saying that, like myself, he has invested money into the AppStore and apps that cost money you would have to buy again from GooglePlay. Apps that aren't available you have to find an alternative to.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      What apps are you currently using that you won't find on the Google PlayStore.
      I used to think that way too. Turns out I just had a "restricted" play store because of my location. Since 4.2.1 on my nexus 4 though the whole google play store opened up to me and I can say pretty much all of Main apps are on both android and iOS. With the one exception of the MMi app lol. No plans for an android MMi app unfortunately but we have asked the owners to look into opening up MMi access in the tapatalk app just for android (since the MMi app is made by same people). So maybe soon that will be a possibility.

      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      You are missing the point. He wasn't talking about buying Gmail and Google+. He was just saying that, like myself, he has invested money into the AppStore and apps that cost money you would have to buy again from GooglePlay. Apps that aren't available you have to find an alternative to.
      Ya, that's true. Buying the same app twice for the different OS's is a bit of a pain and can potentially get expensive. That's what makes it so hard switching sometimes. Being so invested in one OS can be difficult to let go of and make the switch. Luckily most apps on both aren't very expensive.
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      So is this the Samsung galaxy S 3(s) because this looks like the same phone just with better specs. It's Funny because if apple has the same looking phone with better specs is a disappointment and oh I'm so let down etc etc etc lol..... I'm not impressed at all I was looking for a re-design among other things.... #NEXT
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      Isn't that exactly like the S3?
      Still its awesome and I want one.
      Isn't the iPhone 5 just a taller iPhone 4 and 4s? If apple doesn't change anything this year they will have the same design for 4 years. I'm hoping for a big change from apple. If not my next phone will be a Galaxy S4 or Nexus 5.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      . "We are committed to innovation. We are always listening to people around the world to hear what they really want."
      "listening to people" something apple doesn't care to do. "We are committed to innovation" something apple used to do.

      Been saying it for months, apples time is over. Just wait & see what happens when the iPhone 5S comes out.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      An unsurprising but duly respectable spec bump, a couple of "hey that might be neat/I can see myself using that" software features (translation, rapid-fire camera), and a couple more "huh... seems kinda unnecessary/silly" features (dual camera usage, facial recognition for videos/scrolling).

      It's very much a "GS3S." Iteration, not evolution.

      Out of respect for the AEA, I will not comment on that abhorrent pageant of a reveal, though.
    1. ThuD Muffin's Avatar
      ThuD Muffin -
      Meh...I'm not blown away.

      Where's that feature that wants me to have this?
    1. julian2786's Avatar
      julian2786 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jobs Twin View Post
      5 inches! thats going to be a tassel to hold for many.
      That's what she said ;-p
    1. Junnito's Avatar
      Junnito -
      Nice one, but lets see what apple bring with the iPhone 6... ????
    1. cgfusion's Avatar
      cgfusion -
      Crap in plastic. I'm supporting an American Company
    1. GibMcfragger's Avatar
      GibMcfragger -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Meh...I'm not blown away.

      Where's that feature that wants me to have this?
      Again...that's what she said... Lol
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by cgfusion View Post
      Crap in plastic. I'm supporting an American Company
      An American company doesn't mean much when the product you buy Is made in a different country