It seems like ages ago that we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S III, first in its international garb, then in its various U.S. carrier variants. Back then, we said we’d “confidently recommend the Galaxy S III to someone looking for the best smartphone experience possible,” and our sentiments were, for the most part, echoed across the internet’s various tech news outlets.
The public, it seemed, took the recommendation to heart: Samsung sold untold millions of Galaxy S III devices, furthering the legacy of what was already a legendary line of Android smartphones.
Today’s nostalgia for 2012 is triggered not just by our damn fool sentimental hearts, but by the arrival of a strikingly similar device on the world stage: the Samsung Galaxy S 4, coming soon to a carrier store near you. The newest Galaxy looks a lot like its progenitor, but how does it stack up inside that curved casing? Does it have a reason to exist, or is this just another case of iPhone 4S disease? You’ll have to watch our comparison video below to find out – and don’t forget to take in our full Galaxy S 4 review afterward.