By Michael Fisher | April 24, 2013 8:11 AM
The Galaxy S 4 might be the talk of the town today, but it didn’t get to its lofty position just by borrowing from older Samsung smartphones. The world’s largest handset vendor borrowed heavily from its pioneering phablet line as well when crafting the Galaxy S 4, stealing gesture-based interactions from the Galaxy Note II, and even tweaking a few S Pen-powered features to serve the new pen-less king of the Samsung smartphone pile.
How did all this feature-porting work out? Should someone in the market for a Note II pause for a second to consider going Galaxy S 4 instead? How much difference does a 1080p display really make? Are your pockets really as big (or as small) as you think? What makes a phablet a phablet, anyway?
The answers to these questions and more await you in the video below. Slide your chair in and inhale some Samsung-flavored information, then dive into the comments to weigh in on what you think is the best device for you, and why.