General Thoughts on Samsung S IV presentation?

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  1. MISS DIVA

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    I am... and its a terrible, cheesy presentation. Why can't they just get on with it, all this Hollywood flim flam is beyond the joke:mad:
     

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  2. Rxpert83

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    This is so hard to watch. Terrible, cheesy acting


    Edit- turning it off. Ill get online in half an hour and read a spec sheet.
     
  3. MISS DIVA

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    I've given up...best quote so far " I feel like I'm at the bad Oscars" :D
     
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    I'm giving up. If they saved something interesting for the end I'll read it in the morning.
     
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  5. thermal

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    Just watched the Samsung S IV presentation online, and am wondering what people thought of it.

    Some initial thoughts:

    - The humour felt forced and often fell flat.
    - Dead crowd. Almost no cheering, clapping, or crowd sounds/interaction.
    - The little kid was great.
    - A bit short on hardware 'wow' factors, or perhaps the hardware side felt underrepresented - wish they had spent more time on this. Lots of software info that I'll probably never use.
    - Like the S translate: can see myself using that.
    - 'Chinese' is not a language. It's mostly Mandarin or Cantonese.
    - The whole presentation felt very Hollywood. Not sure if it's my thing.

    - Like that the S IV is actually smaller than the S3 :)
    - Like that it has an IR sensor, so can use phone as remote. Wish more phones offered this built in.
    - Like that it has additional sensors (thermometer...).
     
  6. ScandaLeX

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    I liked it more for the presentation than the actual device.
    Thought it was different and entertaining- not mind blowing entertainment- just fun.
    Jeremy was cute. I smiled when he walked out on stage.
    Wish they had spent more time on hardware & specks- they overdid it on the software side.
     
  7. Rush

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    Haven't seen it yet, but knowing how much people love the s3, I can only imagine how the s4 will fly off the shelves. ;)

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  8. steveu694

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    I just watched the Galaxy S 4 unveil in New York City Times Square. I must say it is a total let down. Although there are many new improvements to TouchWiz, none are significant and none will be used in daily life to be realistic. It's safe to say that I will be using my galaxy s3 for a long time to come. At what I was so excited to see, turned out to be a total let down.
     
  9. Shocky

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    A little worse than last years, bit over the top due to it being in New York.

    Not much talk if any about the new Exynos SoC which you would have thought they would want to show off. :thinking:
     
  10. Rxpert83

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    I had to turn it off once the kid started tap dancing .


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  11. trparky

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    The United States is probably going to get the plain quad-core CPU version. Crap. :(
     
  12. Shocky

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    It wasn't bad, bit more entertaining than others I've seen.

    Not much confirmed about the hardware though, but that's normal I guess.

    S translate looks very cool.
     
  13. chris2k5

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    Numerically:

    Presentation: 1/10 rating
    Software: 4/10 rating
    Hardware: 3/10 rating
     
  14. Poweranimals

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    How can we see the presentation?
     
  15. Thats

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    I really am glad that I have my Nexus 4 now.

    The event was pretty...funny? I feel like the Apple board were probably laughing a little.
     
  16. EarlyMon

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    As opposed to the dual quadcore version?
     
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  17. trparky

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    Yeah...
     
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    The quad is no slouch. Either one will be gravy :)
     
  19. Johnny Crapple

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    The presentation gave me a headache. End of story
     
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  21. trparky

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    I understand, the quad-core edition of the phone will be no slouch. But it seems that when Samsung makes a new phone, there's two editions; the uber-powerful phone and then the bastard child of a phone. And of course, the US gets the bastard child of a phone.

    Why can't the US get the high-end phone? What are we? Chopped liver?
     
  22. The Absolute

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    I liked the phone presentation. I am looking forward to owning the device as it is an upgrade over my Razr Maxx. I see a lot of people complaining about it though so I am having a few second thoughts. I like the screen size and the camera as well as the S translate. The phone is going to be nice in my opinion. I did not like the Hollywood presentation.
     
  23. EarlyMon

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    Yeah. Gotta respectfully disagree here.

    For the SGS3, they got a quad of A-9 architecture, the US got a dual of Kraits, basically A-15 class.

    That was done because of parts availability to satisfy LTE needs. The S4 in the SGS3 had a world modem that included everything needed for all US frequencies, all carriers - that meant lower parts count, lower cost, higher reliability, and some benchmarks being ok on one, not on the other. DESPITE what some claim, performance wasn't hugely different.

    Now, the Snapdragon 600 Krait processors are 15% more clock-cycle efficient (read: faster) than in the S4 cores used last year.

    Either processor - the Exynos dual-quadcore, or the Snapdragon 600, will max out at 4 A-15 cores running at once, tops.

    You're free to believe that last year you got chopped liver and it's a repeat this year - but it's not what's in the silicon. ;)

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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  24. trparky

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    But I thought moar cores mean better.

    In some ways, I think that Samsung hyped the phone too much. So much so that when it finally was unveiled, it didn't live fully up to the hype.

    Does that mean that I won't buy it when it comes out? No, I will definitely buy it. There's no denying that I will buy it when it comes out.

    It just seems that in some ways, we've been handed the Galaxy S3s to borrow from the Apple scene.
     
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  25. FinancialWar

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    I have not watched the presentation, but I think it will be an awesome experience. Can't to go home and watch it.
     

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