Submitted by -Mezzo- 936d ago | opinion piece

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed?

Engadget - We live in an age of comparison, as we ruthlessly stack up one device against its brethren to determine which one will find its way into our affections. As is our way, we have searched deep within Samsung's Galaxy S IV to find out in which ways it exceeds 2012's flagship, and we post the results after the break for your enjoyment and amusement. Have at it, spec fans, have at it. (Phones, Samsung Galaxy S III, samsung galaxy s4)

-Mezzo-  +   937d ago
This turned out to be a much better upgrade that i originally thought.
solid_warlord  +   935d ago
Hahaha this is not a big upgrade...just an iphone like upgrade. Nothing revolutionary, allot of the new feature are gimmicky. Atleast change the design. The old leaked supposedly S4 prototype which looked allot like the new HTC, was way better looking. S4 should be smaller in the width and the battery should have been on par with Note 2. Im very dissapointed.
Raf1k1  +   935d ago
I don't think it should be smaller width-wise. If it's a 1080p screen it needs to be the proper aspect ratio so movies don't have black bars.

I'm disappointed they didn't have a new design. Even though the processor is a jump up the fact that it looks like the S3 makes people think it's a small improvement.

However, I think if you've got a phone that's nearing 2 years old or older then this is going to be a worthy upgrade.
solid_warlord  +   935d ago
@Raf1k1 samsung havent announced which processor they gonna have. Its rumared to have the 8 core for european version & quad core snap dragon for american version. Apple gets allot of crap for not doing too much other othan adding gimmicky features but when others do it, no one talks about it. Truth is, samsung have done same thing as apple. Samsug really love Apple, they wanna be apple in there own way.
Erudito87  +   934d ago
What really? the screen is oled(uses alot less power and looks great) and 1080p there is a quad core variant(with 4 cores devoted to low power stuff)and a camera with 13 megapixels(the ultrapixels tanked and photos on the htc one look overprocessed) its going to be a great phone
solid_warlord  +   934d ago
@erudito87 we will see if it does make any difference. Take the iphone for example. It has inferier spec than top end android and i have owned apple, samsung and htc phones and i can tell u...iphones are better in the battery and faster at using apps and browosing web...its OS are well optimised. I aint an apple fanboy infact i dont really like apple but when u use iphone u appreciate its battery life over others.
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Shani  +   936d ago
Good evolution of S3 for sure.
eferreira  +   936d ago
Should call it the s3s
LOL_WUT  +   936d ago
Yea, after all the teasers and whatnot, it turned out to be very uninspiring not much changed.
despair  +   936d ago
quite a bit changed, its just that people expect too much so it seems like less than it is.
Speed-Racer  +   936d ago
@LOL_WUT - you Apple people know alot about that, right?
adorie  +   936d ago
Iphone 4 and Iphone 4s are both waving at you right now.

Soon the Iphone 5 and 5s will be waving at you too.
Baka-akaB  +   935d ago
lots of hypocrites on both sides imo without pointing fingers .

When it's just a power and hd resolution upgrade for an iphone many rages , yet the same folks are in awe of samsung just upping the power and resolution of its material .

Imo in any and both case going full hd finally seems like a step big enough for me at least
R6ex  +   936d ago
I'll wait for the Note 3.
chukamachine  +   936d ago
It's a very nice upgrade of a design that obviously people like.

When you have winning products in s2,s3, why change to much for s4.

Features are a nice touch as well as the hardware upgrades.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   935d ago
With that philosophy in mind, how come everyone frowns upon Apple for doing the same thing? Sounds like fanboyism to me! Iphone 3,3g,4,4s,and 5 were all successful so why completely change what's good?
gunnerforlife  +   935d ago
i hate apple, i repeat i hate apple.
But( theres always a but)
from iphone 4 to 5 theyve had the best design in the industry and for apple fans i think they shouls keep the design cuz it is a beauty,however under the hoodtheyre a generation behind.
Erudito87  +   934d ago
except the hardware for the apple products have incremental updates aswell as the design and ios hasnt changed at all. (to turn off bluetooth you go through settings etc a long process on android everything is much easier)
Harkins1721  +   935d ago
Go Sony Xperia Z!
badz149  +   935d ago
I think the Xperia Z is better too
dust and water proof is a big plus and let's not forget Sony has plans for the Xperia Z and Tablet Z onward with the release of PS4 later this year! 1 thing the Z is way better than S4 is it's NOT PLASTIC!
Harkins1721  +   935d ago
Huh I was expecting to getting trashed by Samsung fans. I still have one of there old phones and for my next upgrade im really looking forward to the Xperia Z. Water/Dust proof sounds like a instant buy for me. And yes def! Im looking into getting a Ps4/Vita as well. The entire set up between each other (hopefully) will be amazing.
Rattlehead20  +   935d ago
After having the S2 and S3 I thought I was definitely going yo get the S4, but I was left underwhelmed by it. It looks pretty much like an S3 with a few more features I won't use. Not to mention TouchWiz being ugly as sin.

If I pay over £500 for a phone, I expect it to look and feel that expensive. That is where Apple has always exceeded despite me not being a fan of them. That is also exactly why I am opting for the HTC One. Quite possibly the best looking phone ever IMO.

It has a better UI than the S4, better build, better sound, better screen, and arguably a better camera.
Harkins1721  +   935d ago
Should get a Xperia Z when it comes out. Looks so much sexier.

badz149  +   935d ago
yeah dude
Apple? please...Xperia Z trumps whatever Apple is offering right now!
CerebralAssassin  +   935d ago
I've had an iPhone for a long time. I still think its top of the line in phones. But I'll be testing the waters on this phone. I don't have a problem with apple. Just tired of the same iOS. Ready for a change and android seems to be stable enough to where it won't piss me off. So here's trying something new. And there's no way in hell I'll ever have a note as a phone. I already had a tablet. Don't need to hold 1 up to my face too.
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erikthegman  +   935d ago
will the galaxy s4 still only be for humans? Samsung is missing out on big intergalactic alien market share
cheetorb  +   935d ago
I got the S2 when if first came out and loved it. Although I only use it for pictures, music, videos and as a phone (whaaa? It's a phone too?!?!?) I loved the screen and how thin and light it was.
Two years later (roughly) and a couple updates later, it annoys the crap out of me. Now it randomly restarts, wifi and 4G periodically turn on whenever thus draining my battery (which easily lasted all day when i first got it) and it gets stuck more often now. I've since removed many apps that I don't use but nothing changed.
I don't know if this is a Samsung, Sprint or Androind deal but when you release updates it's supposed to enhance the product, not piss off the customer.
For this reason, IF (more like when) Apple comes out with a larger screen and thin profile, I will definitely be considering it.
Yes I know I can install a custom rom (did it with my Droid X) but I really don't care that much or want to spend the time, I just want it to work as it should and if they can't do that then I will look for someone who can.

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