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Ranjith
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Posted: 2013-03-15 13:06
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To some one unbiased as me towards SXZ and GS4 the S4 doesnt stand out so special against Z.a better built would have sealed it but the Xperias are slightly more tough,which i need.but nice little features by Samsung with the software's.
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Posted: 2013-03-15 13:07
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It fun to watch how the blind Sony fans are making desperate attempts to bash the new S4 in favor of their ugly, buggy and expensive Z... I'm actually sorry for them and their pitiful attempts to distort the truth. They still call Samsung a copy-cat company, which clearly shows they're few years behind, just like their beloved Sony... The design of the S4 may not be the best ( 2011 Xperias are doubtlessly the best for that matter ), but it's still much better and more comfortable when hold in hand than Sony's black blank bricks. When Sony comes with something with Arc's style and class, then you'll have the right to bash other flagships. Furthermore you're still waiting for the 4.1 update, don't forget that!
The best mobile phone brand died with Sony Ericsson's death. Shame on you Sony for killing it! And, of course, for ruining the Xperia brand...
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Posted: 2013-03-15 13:28
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On 2013-03-15 13:07:32, mediar wrote:
It fun to watch how the blind Sony fans are making desperate attempts to bash the new S4 in favor of their ugly, buggy and expensive Z... I'm actually sorry for them and their pitiful attempts to distort the truth. They still call Samsung a copy-cat company, which clearly shows they're few years behind, just like their beloved Sony... The design of the S4 may not be the best ( 2011 Xperias are doubtlessly the best for that matter ), but it's still much better and more comfortable when hold in hand than Sony's black blank bricks. When Sony comes with something with Arc's style and class, then you'll have the right to bash other flagships. Furthermore you're still waiting for the 4.1 update, don't forget that!



You pathetic troll.

Look at SGS1 /GS2 and Galaxy tab and Iphone/Ipad series and you will notice they copied designs from Apple.
Speaking about technology, those are many things that Samsung steal other technology.


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Posted: 2013-03-15 13:53
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Okay let us Sony fanboys not utter a word. Let's see what all the major tech sites have to say about S4, shall we?

Fortune Magazine -

"Samsung's lack of power designing the core software that runs on its flagship mobile device makes it tough to celebrate the launch of the S4 -- even if it can do a few new things. Copying hardware is not the game anymore; rather, it is more about who can build a long-standing, sticky relationship with customers after that initial sale is made. Apple and Google are basically the only two players in this new war -- one in which Samsung, for the time being, can't even participate."

ZDNet -

"While Galaxy fans will likely be happy that the S4 has taken design cues from the S3, it could begin to wear thin if Samsung doesn't break the mould eventually. While this could seem of little concern at the launch of another flagship handset and new addition to Samsung's stables, the overall design choices taken for the S4 could illustrate a growing trend, and growing problem, for smartphone makers."

All Things D -

"Some of [the] upgrades in the Galaxy S4 feel incremental, or are simply borrowed from other Samsung smartphones. But the Korean electronics giant’s baby steps and increasingly desirable flagship phones are beginning to set it apart in the high-end smartphone market."

The Verge -

"mostly small improvements, though, and in some ways the Galaxy S4 feels like an upgrade designed less for people who own the previous generation and more for those looking for a first smartphone, or upgrading from a two-year-old device. (Call it the Galaxy S IIIS.)"

Gizmodo -

"There has been a ton of hype and build-up to this device, and ultimately, it left us feeling cold. The S IV feels uninspired. There are small spec bumps from the previous generation and there’s a ton of software which will largely sit unused. There’s just no wow-factor here."

Comparing it with the HTC One they took with them to the event, they said: "When you pick up the One, you feel like you’re holding something amazing, both in the build and the screen. When you pick up the S IV, you feel like you’re holding an S III with a few extra bells and whistles."

Engadget -

"You say you want a revolution? Too bad, because this Galaxy smartphone update is just that... an update. Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy S 4 is an incremental step up, an evolution less "inspired by nature" and more by last year's GS III."
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Posted: 2013-03-15 14:27
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I enjoied reading that, what it says is that the GS4's ONLY flaw is the way it looks and not that it looks bad BUT that it looks like the S3, that is its only downer.

I can see what Samsung are trying to do here, they are indeed wanting to create a loyal following and brand familiarity by not going to far from the S3 design, they also know that many S3 users signed 2year deals, so the S4 is certainly about capturing new comers who missed the S3.

On top of all that, the GS3 AND NOTE2 will receive all the Hardware independent features such as Smart pause and scrolling in future updates, therefore keeping us current users happy, as they did with GS2 and Note users, they are taking a tip from Apple's book and trying to strike a balance between keeping current users happy and getting new ones.

Samsung have an excellent strategy in hand here, those who want a pretty phone can always get a Z or a One, but they are not going to be guaranteed regular updates nor a robust UI that will be updated over 24months.

I think its safe to say us GS3 and Note2 users are guaranteed Android5.0, and next year when the GS5 lands, the GS4 and Note3 users will get those next 2 major OS updates to.
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Posted: 2013-03-15 14:56
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Before I start, I want to say I have nothing against Samsung. I have loved the fact they pulled lot of people and showed what Android is capable of.

I wasn't really expecting much from S4 and looking at all other Samsung smartphones, they all now look the same. So it's a no surprise that S4 also looks like a standard Samsung phone but that's Samsung, you liking it or not it's a personal choice. Just like iOS UI has been the same from last so many years.

But XZ is the best out of all top end smartphones. It's got looks, S4 Pro chip does it job very well and so does quad-core, water/dust resistant, good camera, clean & neat UI (according to me it's the best UI but it's again very personal).

S4 is a very good device and it's very well placed to be compared with XZ. It's not like oh this is a shitty device, for sure it's not but there's nothing revolutionary. It's just another top end android smartphone.

I see it this way, there's LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 & Sony Xperia Z
Buy whichever you like, these are top end Android smartphones and they're very much the same and does the same job
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Posted: 2013-03-15 15:07
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It's time to start denigrating south korean soap,just like sammy boys did on SXZ thread.
A very nice phone,with very good specs,more bells and whistles that fails to impress.
Side by side with Xperia ZL or Z,GS4 looks like the "phone of yesteryear".
Boring,ugly and... boring. (just to repeat,as Samsung did)
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Posted: 2013-03-15 15:12
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On 2013-03-15 02:07:41, Tsepz_GP wrote:
Sean, I was a bit thrown off when the GS3, N

Now Samsung is just showing off! Some OEMs haven't even got half that many countries at release, Samsung have their distribution game on lock!
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To be honest ... it's a "Roll-Out" so I would not agree about distribution game being on lock. End of April was stated officially not "in April" and no specific date for ANY carrier - same that was done by BlackBerry. When you launch with a specific date THAT my friend is distribution on LOCK. Canadian providers get theres in Q2 which is May; USA also.

I'm just not at all impressed. So many software features that really seem like gimicks; sure some will use the features, others will be like ho-hum. It almost seems Samsung is reaching to encompass all these software features from competitors because the hardware is just a slight bump. Should they promote this as a PC replacement with BT keyboard+mouse with WiDirect to TV then I'd be very impressed. Moreover I'll be VERY skeptical of the Sales numbers - I suspect many Note II users will sell theirs and jump tot he SGS4.
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Posted: 2013-03-15 15:24
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Continuing the tradition of ripping off other companies ideas shamelessly. The feature to take photos from front and rear cam is taken from LG, most of the other features are copied from Htc One.

IR blaster copied from Xperia ZL.

What else remains ? Small time Google play store developers that were ripped off ?

What a shame really.

Also Samsung just gave Xperia Z a free run until April end- May in most markets. GS4 will rule for 1-2 months and then get butchered into a million pieces by One Sony
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Posted: 2013-03-15 16:26
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On 2013-03-15 15:24:19, randomuser wrote:
Continuing the tradition of ripping off other companies ideas shamelessly. The feature to take photos from front and rear cam is taken from LG, most of the other features are copied from Htc One.

IR blaster copied from Xperia ZL.

What else remains ? Small time Google play store developers that were ripped off ?

What a shame really.

Also Samsung just gave Xperia Z a free run until April end- May in most markets. GS4 will rule for 1-2 months and then get butchered into a million pieces by One Sony
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That's what I'm waiting for. One Sony. World needs to get ready for that lethal phone cause it's going to KILL all the smartphones BWAHAHA
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Posted: 2013-03-15 16:32
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You will switch to One Sony ?

Two flagship phones in 1 year
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Posted: 2013-03-15 17:07
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Guys This thread is about GS4, please don't go too far with the topic subject
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Posted: 2013-03-15 17:14
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Camera is really good http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_4-review-907p3.php#

Sony sensor? If yes, Sony go kill yourself!
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This is a great job from Sammy fitting more features and better specs into a more compact device The design may not be for everyone, so what, neither was the design of the S III still it became a huge success. You can't win 'em all and some of the new sw features may be gimmicks but they will lead to something new like innovations always do
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Posted: 2013-03-15 17:57
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On 2013-03-15 17:34:40, rikken wrote:
This is a great job from Sammy fitting more features and better specs into a more compact device The design may not be for everyone, so what, neither was the design of the S III still it became a huge success. You can't win 'em all and some of the new sw features may be gimmicks but they will lead to something new like innovations always do



@Randomuser Now I'll buy straight in December. Till then I'm going to enjoy XZ.

@Rikken S4 is great device. Doesn't matter if it does not have a compelling design. But now S4 is just any other smartphone. We expected some great innovation and that's what the buzz was all about. A smartphone above par but that's not the case. May be next time.
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