Pocketnow U-Review Episode 001: Samsung Galaxy S 4

For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you … read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there’s precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There’s not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail.

For a while, we’ve been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader – to allow you to (virtually) get your hands on a demo device and see for yourself how some feature, or measurement, or tiny detail feels. And -until the advent of holodecks- we think we’ve found the best way to do that.

Introducing the Pocketnow U-Review, a monthly, hour-long Hangout similar to the Pocketnow Live, but focused entirely on letting you get your fill of new mobile devices on your own terms. We keep the demo smartphone or tablet in our own hands, but for your five-minute block of Hangout time, you can ask us to show you anything and everything on that device (within reason). So get ready to ask away, because the U-Review is here to get you as close to hot new mobile devices as any fuzzy webcam can.



We’ve pretty much talked it to death, but the most anticipated Android device of 2013 (so far) still needs a very important group to weigh in on its worth, after an extended session of poking and prodding. That group is you, Pocketnow readers. And the device is the Samsung Galaxy S 4.


So tune in on Thursday, May 2, at 5:00 PM EDT for the inaugural episode of the Pocketnow U-Review! You’ll be able to ask your own questions, share your own opinions, and ultimately give this new Android superphone your personal thumbs-up or thumbs-down!

Note: Link for the hangout will be made public on all our social channels five minutes before start time at the following links: TwitterFacebook, and Google+.



  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 (U.S. variant, Sprint SPH-L720)
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 (global/”international” unlocked unit, GT-I9500)

Live Broadcast

Live broadcast will appear below. After airtime, this will be replaced with the recorded show.


Join us at the following link:

Pocketnow U-Review Episode 001 Live Hangout


Can’t join us but still want to say hey? Awesome. Send comments, questions, suggestions and fan mail to UReview [at] Pocketnow [dot] com.


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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!