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Old February 28th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you think the S4 will get overlooked compared to the S3?

I posted this here because I am wondering how S3 owners feels about it. I keep seeing in the news about March 14th and unveiling the S4...and I just keeping thinking about how I could care less about the S4. They hyped up the S3 so much and it turned out to be a cool phone and all but it's still just a phone just like almost any other phone with a few cool features. To me, all this hype is getting old fast and I really don't see how much better the S4 is going to be than the S3. I'll be interested to see it, but that's it. Plus being on contract I wouldn't even be tempted to buy a new phone until next year if I even need one by then. The S3 is good enough for me, I don't know what more you could expect from an S4. Seems like a waste to me. Any thoughts? People excited? Not excited? Anybody plan to get it? I couldn't see shelling out $600 for a phone after I got to keep my unlimited data on VZW with getting the S3

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Same boat as you. Still unlimited. This phone does what it needs for me. It's fast, efficient. Not happy with JB at all. Took away features and added some I don't use. Really stupid in my opinion. I may be forced to root someday but until then I'm good and see myself having this phone for some time. I still really enjoy it and think I'll continue to.
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I actually couldn't care less. I care so little about the S4, its literally impossible to care any less. Probably because I have the S3 for 2 years. Maybe the S5 or Note 4 will interest me.
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I actually couldn't care less. I care so little about the S4, its literally impossible to care any less. Probably because I have the S3 for 2 years. Maybe the S5 or Note 4 will interest me.
Exactly. Hard to believe I've already had my S3 for almost a year now. I can't see it becoming slow or outdated within the next 12 months. I see it being good enough for much longer than that, and considering the poor reputation that Samsung previously had for updating their phone software, I've been repeatedly surprised and pleased with the numerous updates and upgrades that Samsung has delivered since the phone's release. The phone just keeps receiving more features and getting better!

I definitely won't be jealous of the S4, although I'll be pleased to observe whatever technological progress the latest phones make until I am ready for an upgrade.
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I'll wait to see the specs before I make my final decision but I could be tempted. Not because I need to, more because I can. The joy of being pay as you go. If it doesn't tickle my fancy I'll be more than happy to keep my s3.
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The S3 is arguably the first phone that surpassed the iphone5. when the iphone 5 somewhat flopped everyone fled the the s3. It was a large jump above previous android phones, well marketed, and a great phone. I had been planning on getting the s4, and I still may when everything is made official, but i think they are reaching the point where one year does not make a huge difference, as it has with the s1-s2 and s2-s3
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As a geek, ill be interested to see it obviously but with all the new generation of superphones being launched left right and centre, i dont think itl cause as much of a storm as the Htc One X and S3 did at the time.
Ill be interested to see what chipset and screen they use.
I couldnt care less (yes Americans, COULDN'T care less lol) about any gimmicky features.. just the hardware
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I couldnt care less (yes Americans, COULDN'T care less lol) about any gimmicky features.. just the hardware
We don't all talk that way.

Yeah, the One is double a One X in every regard, yet the overall interest seems lower. Same could happen with the SGS4.
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Lol sorry for the generalisation mate
Ive heard the phrase said wrong SO many times on tv though lol
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Lol sorry for the generalisation mate
Ive heard the phrase said wrong SO many times on tv though lol
It is a generalisation to be fair, but I do correct at least 1 American a Month on this forum

But EM is right, although it is commonly used with the "could", not everyone does. However it is only Americans whom do it.
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Yeah. I know. TV is almost the same everywhere.

I'm still trying to get past the SGS4 rumor mill and into some real info.

So far the only things I trust are that it'll be called a Galaxy S4 and Samsung is going to make it.
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The battery cover (if it has one) will probably creak too.
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Will it be available in US first as its being launched there?
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Yeah but wasnt the s3 launched in europe?
Think EVERY s4 will use the same cpu?
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We'll see. Depends what the full spec of th Exynos 5 Octa is and how it interacts with LTE
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You know that's right. I've read so many conflicting stories about the Galaxy S4 that I hardly know what is true these days.

All I do know is that, like EarlyMon said... it's made by Samsung, it's going to be called the Galaxy S4, and that I want it!
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Wonder if it will continue the "feminine" design of the s3 (,note 2 and s3 *cringe* mini) ... im guessing it will
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http://phandroid.com/2013/02/28/galaxy-s4-rumors-2/

Rumors they will have different chipsets in different regions again.
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I am loving my S3 right now post root and flashing a couple of cool roms. With that said, I love new stuff and have upgrades available.......will be tempted. Maybe something between S3 and Note 2??? Quad core with bigger screen but not a beast like Note 2?? Tried that and although big is nice...Note 2 was too big for my liking.
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Rumors they will have different chipsets in different regions again.
Oh... what that ****. WHY!!!!!!!
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What is it about the United States and that we get treated like the red-headed step child?!?!
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Numbers. We buy carrier locked and subsidized phones, with lots of radio combinations.

The rest of the world buys a standard model.

Everyone, Samsung included, will go for the Easy button first. It's common sense and business sense.
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Pity its bad for the developer community and the consumer
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The SGS3 came with LTE here, and the S4 processor is far more power efficient for that as it required no separate modem chips. Same thing happened with the One X.

So, bad for the consumer is true or false depending on your point of view.

I recall that the SGS2 managed to use every popular processor of its day, with variations outside of the US. So they did improve with the 3.

The One will use the same processor everywhere from what we've been told. I wouldn't be surprised if the SGS4 won't also.
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Yeah, i understand why the s3 had to use snapdragon in the US at the time but theres no excuse now really
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Provided that supply can keep up with demand, I agree.

I'm still not buying that we know which of the two it will be.

It's absolutely ludicrous that people are being told that the new Exynos is an octacore. It's a dual quadcore, and only one quad can run at a time, so at runtime it's simply a quadcore, worlds apart from an octacore.

I bet 10 quatloos that if people get the Snapdragon 600, they'll cry about not getting an octacore, despite the fact that no one will get that.

PS - for background on that, see the Tegra 3. It was a big/little design with a quadcore and a power-savings core. At no time did we ever call that a pentacore. I also note that a lot of the news bloggers who didn't like the T3 are falling over themselves with octacore fantasies. Because big/little is just so new.
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Ive actualy heard (read) likes of the One X being called "pentacore" lol because of its little slave chip
I havent read anything about the new exynos so just assumed it was gona be actual 8core.
so whats the point in two completely independant quad-cores?... maybe one will be clocked in mid range and the other to be an over-volted, high rev' turbo monster core that just kicks in instantly when the other core gets pushed hard?
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I havent read anything about the new exynos so just assumed it was gona be actual 8core.
so whats the point in two completely independant quad-cores?... maybe one will be clocked in mid range and the other to be an over-volted, high rev' turbo monster core that just kicks in instantly when the other core gets pushed hard?
Other way around. Sorta.

The main quad will be use ARM Cortex A-15 cores, comparable or perhaps better than the Krait cores that appeared in last year's S4 processor. The cores in the international SGS3 are ARM Cortex A-9 types, so that quad package, like the Snapdragon 600, will be a nice step up over what we have now. That's the big part.

The little part is a quad of ARM Cortex A-7 processors. Slow and low power, but 4 of them instead of 1 like the Tegra 3.

Other than the marketing baloney, I have nothing bad to say about it in theory. We'll know on week one if they've pulled it off.

The Snapdragon 600 is an incremental step up from the processor being used in the Nexus 4.

I'd have to expect either the Samsung or Snapdragon performing splendidly and well above what most people could use.

The blogosphere, however, needs to sell marketing impressions and advertising, so they'll be trusted to sensationalize every meaningless aspect of this as possible. Per usual.
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Lol yeah. Has anyone found an app or function thats pushed the s3 anywhere near its limits yet? Its smooth and fast as can be detected by the eye so until app devs catch up, theres really no need for more power so youre right. Any more "horsepower" will probs be redundant for a few years and will just be there to attract buyers.
If the "octocore" gives better battery life with the same performance as the s3 then thatl be a good step imo
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Android is processor intensive by design.

I think that this new class of quads will please people and give yet another year of future proofing.

Plus I don't think any of us would complain about running faster, just in general.

100% agree that it's time to step up the game on power efficiency.

A lot of folks seem to look at benchmarks when they're shopping, and customizing, but the day to day ownership question remains constant: how long will this baby last on a charge?
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Yeah. I must admit, i run my s3 at 1.6ghz when im usin it a lot and near a charger like now but i drop it to 5-600mhz when im out and about. Would be nice if the average user could get the performance of the former with the battery life of the latter
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To answer the question posed by the thread title, with the marketing power shown by Samsung recently, I highly doubt the S4 will be overlooked. The hype machine will be in overdrive. I must say, Samsung security is pretty tight. If the formal announcement is March 14 as expected, two weeks out without a substantial leak is impressive.
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The S3 was the same. No one knew what it looked like until the unveiling.
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I got my S3 LTE on a T-Mob 3g contract just over a month ago. I know I wont miss out on anything esp when 4g is rolled out across all networks. Thats the main reason why I got an LTE version I am covered for all the eventualities!

S4 might turn to be a great phone but the way I see it technologies move at such a fast pace that whatever you buy today is obsolute within few months! So why bother getting stressed? I am going to enjoy what I have now and when my contract expires I'll be eyeing up the S6!!

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I'll probably get one, as usual waiting for the reviews and benchmarks before I do though.

I'm hoping they've moved back to PowerVR or something at least comparable in performance to the iPhone 5 or iPad.

Also I don't do contracts so I can upgrade whenever I feel like it.
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In my case, my contract is up on June 24th of this year. Four more months of my contract in Verizon Wireless hell. When my contract is up I'll be jumping to AT&T Wireless. By the time I do that, the Galaxy S4 will in all likelihood be in the United States. That means I'd have a choice between a drastically marked down S3 or get a new S4.

If you had a choice between buying the S3 and buying the S4 and they were both sitting side-by-side, both of them asking you to buy them as they call your name on the desk/counter in front of you, which would you choose? The obvious choice is the S4. Sorry S3.
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If you had a choice between buying the S3 and buying the S4 and they were both sitting side-by-side, both of them asking you to buy them as they call your name on the desk/counter in front of you, which would you choose? The obvious choice is the S4. Sorry S3.
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Well I think most of us are phone geeks so new phone announcements always peek our interests. Especially this new crop of phones that will have new features, better screens, processors, etc..

Just like most of you I'm locked into a 2 year contract so it's a non issue for me until February of 2014 when I'm eligible to upgrade. But I'll be consuming as much media as I can when the phone is released and reviews start pouring in.

I think there will be a bump up in speed and some new bells and whistles, and probably a new form factor. But honestly I don't think the S4 will be a mind bending device that will prompt me to go out a buy one.

The SIII is a more than capable phone and as long as Samsung keeps supporting the S3, at least well into this year I'll be happy.
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I'll wait to see the specs before I make my final decision but I could be tempted. Not because I need to, more because I can. The joy of being pay as you go. If it doesn't tickle my fancy I'll be more than happy to keep my s3.
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I care, the SGS3 was a big improvement over the SGS2, it makes me excited to see what Samsung is going to put out. Will I switch? Probably not yet, but I will in the future. Technology rocks and I am excited about what's next. Not jealous but I have envy.
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Or a "free" upgrade
If both were a free upgrade, they'd both be the same price, which was my point.

If you already had an s3 and were due an upgrade, that's a different scenario
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S4 is in the Antutu chart i just noticed.. 24XXX score, 4+4core, 5 (4.99) inch screen...
How easy is it to fake results/specs on that?
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S4 is in the Antutu chart i just noticed.. 24XXX score, 4+4core, 5 (4.99) inch screen...
How easy is it to fake results/specs on that?
Dunno. Can fake quadrant quite easily.

Since s4 has not even been unveiled, not sure who is testing it
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