Submitted by -Mezzo- 934d ago | opinion piece

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Completely Amazing and Utterly Boring

Wired - Did you see Samsung’s theater of the absurd yesterday? No? Good for you. It unleashed a pale imitation of a Broadway show to roll out its amazing new flagship, the Galaxy S4. There’s a reason Samsung felt the need to put on one hell of a show for one hell of a phone — because, much like the Apple iPhone5, the S4 is in just about every way delightful but ultimately not that intriguing. (Phones, samsung galaxy s4)

-Mezzo-  +   935d ago
After anticipating phone over the months, sadly i agree with this.
Anon1974  +   934d ago
I'm a bit confused. What were people expecting? It is, after all, just a smartphone, right? At this stage, what more can they do with them? Make the screen a bit sharper and provide better battery life. Expecting huge changes now is like saying "How can we make the wheel more round?" Smartphones today do what they're supposed to do incredibly well. Honestly, what more can we expect of them until we're able to make them run on electricity our own bodies throw off and are completely flexible, beaming calls directly to our minds?

Like the articles states, any flagship phone is going to be amazing, but we've become spoiled by what we're able to do with our phones these days. Amazing just doesn't cut it these days.

Does anyone even remember what cell phones looked like 10 years ago? Holy crap, not only did they have actual digital camera's, built in, but some could store as many as 20 images!

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R6ex  +   934d ago
Well, will be focussing on Note 3 instead.
KonohagakureFC  +   934d ago
Why would you want people to stop you on the street and ask about your phone?
360ICE  +   934d ago
Street creds.
vulcanproject  +   934d ago
Happy with my S3. Like to skip a generation so that when I get a new phone it is more of a leap and a WOW factor.

I had a Galaxy S on launch and then when I went to the S3 I was like....wow. Ridiculously faster.
Raf1k1  +   934d ago
Same here. Looking to upgrade my S2 this year.
Speed-Racer  +   934d ago
I'm not really sure what they wanted? A phone that could teleport us to space?
adorie  +   934d ago
Why not? we have to get those rare metals in a more efficient manner to break free from the Chinese stronghold some how... ^_^
coolbeans  +   933d ago
Oh, don't be absurd.......just Earth's stratosphere. :P
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Brawler  +   933d ago
Im more dissapointed they took the apple route and didnt change the design.
KingPin  +   934d ago
the thing is why would anyone with an S3 wanna upgrade?

they have no reason to. thats the problem. people with an S2 would want an S3 coz it has almost double the hardware. but people who have the s3 to s4 the jump isnt that big.

this seems unnecessary to say the least. but i guess with flagship phones, there isn't a need to upgrade every year. most flagship models are useful for a good 3-4 years. im thinking of the nokia N70, SE P900, HTC Desire, SGS2 etc.

but im still rocking an HTC Desire Z. im due for an upgrade, im thinking of the Sony Xperia Z though the built in battery is a put off. with it being Lithium one, after a couple years, it will be a paper weight.
chukamachine  +   934d ago
Kingpin, Xperia Z is nice, but the sound through the speaker is crap and the viewing angle drop off is bad. But hey i'm sure you would have checked that out.

I have a Galaxy s2, S4 is sweet imo.
KingPin  +   933d ago
yeah i read about that too. but i look at my phone straight so i dont mind the viewing angle issue.

but like i was saying, for you, the S4 is an upgrade. almost double of what you currently have. people with the S3 might as well wait till the S5 comes out.

another thing is here is South Africa, samsung is like the most dominant android brand. the leading brand is blackberry <believe it or not>. HTC is almost a no show along with sony and Nokia. so i guess the exclusivity of owning a quality samsung handset is gone. thats why i want something different. but yeah, tough decisions.

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