Posts tagged with: Galaxy S IV
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    The world, Android world, that is, is a better, happier place, now that we have all the major players out there with their flagship phones, including Sony, HTC, and Samsung. Of course we're waiting on the next Nexus and the Motorola's X-Phone -- even some others -- but the flagships are, as of last night, all out there. We've already reviewed the Sony Xperia Z (and the ZL is currently being dissected in our labs) but we're yet to give our final nod to the HTC One -- sometime mid-next week, after three different people dissect it (Anton, Brandon, and Michael) -- while we're eagerly waiting ...

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    Having sold over 50 million Galaxy S IIIs worldwide, the Galaxy S brand has quickly become a common household name. And we all were expecting big things from Samsung for the follow-up device. Weeks of rumors and leaks alleged the successor would be more of an incremental upgrade, sharing a nearly identical design and offering specification upgrade to catch it up to the host of 5-inch 1080p flagships unveiled earlier this year. Yesterday evening, all speculation was put to rest as the Galaxy S 4 was made official and detailed in grandiose style. A tap dancer, cheesy scenario role-plays and ...

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    The Galaxy S 4 has spilled its secrets, and now our attention shifts from simply wondering what the GS4 will be, to how it will be received. Initial reactions seem mixed, ranging from enthusiasm towards the new hardware and software options, to disappointment that the phone simply doesn't innovate enough. In the end, sales figures will speak for themselves, but until those are available, pre-sales interest in the Galaxy S 4 indicates that it could be Samsung's best-selling model to date. Retailer Phones4U isn't accepting pre-orders just yet, but it does have a registration page up for ...

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    Man, the Galaxy S 4 launch is not bringing out a lot of goodwill from the other big smartphone companies. We've already seen LG's aggressive Times Squares ad, heard Apple complain about the phone's "year old" software, and now HTC's got a few things to say about the GS4 and its launch; as shouldn't be surprising, they're nothing positive. HTC President Jason MacKenzie (above) was simply not digging Samsung's theatrical launch event, saying that he "went from laughing to actually feeling embarrassed at some of the acting." We've all heard the figures outlining the sky-high sums Samsung ...

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    The wait is over! After months and months of rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is finally official, ushered into the world in high style at Samsung's elaborate Radio City Musical Hall launch event. We weren't just there for the festivities, though; we came prepared to spend some one-on-one time with the Samsung flagship Android itself. Does the GS4 live up to the hype? Check out our hands-on video below to get our first impressions of Samsung's most powerful smartphone yet:

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    Samsung's new Galaxy S IV may face some stiff competition from the other Android big boys in the ring, but that's not even considering the battle it will wage against Apple. While we look to new iPhones over the horizon, the iPhone 5 is still the handset the GS4 is going to have to answer to for the time being, so let's see how these two measure up. The Galaxy S IV may be the fiercest fight the iPhone 5 has ever faced; will the latter's age start to show against the GS4's cutting-edge hardware? Can all of Samsung's attractive software features draw users away from the reliable allure of ...

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    While Sony and LG have some nice new additions to their Android lineups, in a lot of people's minds the question is simply "HTC or Samsung?" The HTC One manages to squeeze its 1080p screen into a smaller 4.7-inch form factor, and delivers features like a metal construction and big, stereo speakers. Samsung stuck with plastic for the Galaxy S IV, but its Super AMOLED screen is sure to turn some heads, and between Air View, Air Gesture, Smart Scroll, and Smart Pause, it's got some pretty darn compelling features of its own. Which is the right Android for you? Check out our comparison of ...

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    Black Mist and White Frost: no, those aren't a pair of unimaginative off-brand superheros from the '70s, but how Samsung has chosen to present the color options for its new Galaxy S IV.  There's no Marble White and Pebble Blue this time around (and hopefully without the manufacturing snags the latter saw), but just a simple choice between neutrals. Samsung says that more color choices are coming later this year, which pretty much matches the slowly growing selection we've seen for models like the GS3 and Note II, but for now, these are your selections. Which looks the best? You'll want to ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III rode the wave of success of the Galaxy S II to become the company's most popular Android to date. It's had a whirlwind of a year, and tonight it finally gets to meet its successor. For all its improvements, the GS4 sure resembles the GS3 in many ways. Will the beefed-up hardware and all the new software features be enough to drag users away from their GS3s and entice them to upgrade? We put both Samsung flagships head-to-head at the company's NYC launch event tonight in order to show you how they really stack up. Check it out:

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    A little over ten months ago, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S III to the world, and in the months that followed we saw the smartphone spread to carriers across the globe and become a sales juggernaut. Samsung's hoping to catch that lightning again, and today it ushered in the era of its next Android flagship, announcing the Galaxy S IV at its Unpacked event at New York's Radio City Music Hall, with one of the biggest presentations we've ever seen. Samsung's JK Shin started things off by describing some of the GS4's key features: Dual Camera, Sound & Shot, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air ...

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    Today is the big day. Samsung will have the attention of the entire tech world and hundreds of thousands – possibly millions – of consumers around the world. The successor to the one of the most successful smartphones ever will be unveiled shortly after 7:00 PM EDT today. And there is a ton of pre-announcement buzz leading up to the event. A mad rush of leaks and rumors broke out this week, some as recent as this morning. But the reception of these rumors and leaks has been surprisingly mixed. Judging from the increasing number of pictures that show off the purported Galaxy S IV in ...

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    By now, you've no doubt seen all the very compelling Galaxy S IV leaks out of China, and while they give us a great look at a handset, it's still not entirely clear if this is precisely how the GS4 will arrive later today, or if we might be looking at a prototype design; after all, we had heard that Samsung was considering a number of different Galaxy S IV options, with their own hardware make-ups, and what we see here might differ from what's finally announced. Still, keeping that in mind, we can get a look at what might be possible, at least, and an in-depth review of that Chinese Galaxy ...

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    Samsung doesn't need to do anything amazing with the Galaxy S IV to have another amazing product that people will flock to buy. I'm completely confident that Samsung could even take the Galaxy S III, upgrade the processor and battery just a smidgen and call it good. And it would sell. Like hotcakes. And I wouldn't mind one bit. Why? The Galaxy S III is already an amazing phone, and it's not really starting to show its age. Not yet anyway. I'm not normally one to put the brakes on the constant march of technology, but there comes a point where processor speed, quantity of RAM and storage ...

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    Is Apple worried about the Galaxy S IV? We've already seen LG take aim at the Samsung handset, trying to draw potential customers over to its currently available Optimus G, but now we hear about Apple trying to downplay the relevance of the GS4's launch, with company exec Phil Schiller decrying Samsung for releasing the phone with out-of-date software. Schiller brings up "...the news we are hearing this week that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is being rumored to ship with an OS that is nearly a year old," noting, "customers will have to wait to get an update." That just sounds all kinds of wrong. ...

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    With just hours to go until Samsung's Unpacked event tonight, it seems like the cat's already out of the bag when it comes to the Galaxy S IV, and videos of its Chinese variant, model GT-I9502, have given up many of the handset's secrets. Still, we don't know simply everything at this point, and one of the last minute rumors to spring up has suggested that Samsung could end up branding the Galaxy S IV's screen as its Hyper Bright Display; we're not so sure. These claims have stemmed from the discovery of a US trademark application Samsung filed for Hyper Bright Display. Now, if this ...

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