By Jaime Rivera | September 16, 2013 9:00 AM
Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
Love it or hate it, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is still the king of smartphone land. You’ve heard many of us tech-heads complain about it for its construction materials, or because it brings a lot of non-usable gimmicks to the software front, and still, the world is full of people using them.
We know a lot of you are still wondering why this phone is so hot, and after more than three months in the market, it still is one of the devices to consider for your holiday smartphone refresh. With new devices like the iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020, it’s clear that the competition is out to win, so make sure you watch our 24th episode of After The Buzz, as we re-visit Samsung’s existing “New Galaxy”.