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General Thoughts on Samsung S IV presentation?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MISS DIVA, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Sometimes it does.

    If the power savings promise comes true for the Exynos dual-quadcore thanks to its A-7 quad compared to the Snapdragon 600, then moar cores will be the winner.

    I think that we need us users to report on that after we get them to know the truth.

    Otherwise, it's just my opinion that no one buying an SGS4 of any kind is getting the choppy liver. :)


  2. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Is that why they do this in NYC with the boardway acting? It is really weird.
  3. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast

    Didn't you mention in some other threads how Samsung was going to swing this one right out of the park?
  4. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast

    1. It was horrible. Let's be serious, you haven't seen other presentations. Google and Apple blew Samsung out of the water.

    2. What isn't confirmed about hardware? They just announced everything. Stop making excuses for a horrid phone.

    3. Gimmick.
  5. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast

    But we could have those Quadrant scores if we had the [​IMG]Octa-Core. *drool*

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  6. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast

    HTC One got 12600 on Quadrant so it still beat the Octa-core S4.
    Chinese leaks with the Snapdragon show the S4 with 7-8k on Quadrant which is worse than last year phones!
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I'm going to say the same thing that I said when the Exynos beat the S4 processor last year on benchmarks -

    They just don't matter.

    Seriously - they rarely indicate a thing in the real world due to how we use our phones - and due to how apps and games are written.

    So - which one are you getting do you think?

    The SGS4 or the One?

    So far, I think they're both great.

    If anyone is here to get the One, no need to argue - come chat the positive in the One forum.

    If anyone is undecided, both places are great to post in. :)
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  8. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    Or there is another option, like ones like myself. Get whatever one comes to their respective carrier first, then probably get the other one later. ;)

    My wife hates me for my phones, lol.
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  9. EarlyMon

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    I came this > < close to getting the SGS3 last year on the same plan! :D

    More power to you compadre, there are far worse vices than phones. ;) :)
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  10. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

    And since I have to pay full retail to keep my unlimited data ( Verizon customer ) selling "this plan" to the wife is alot easier :D

    But...but, honey Verizon made me do it :p
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  11. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast

    Back to the presentation...

    My 10 o clock news station reported on the S4 announcement and the tech reporter really shared similar thoughts on the poor presentation. He thought it was "way too contrived".
  12. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I wish my only vice was phones...My tech rage is pretty wide spread towards tablets, laptops, large LED TV's, etc, etc....Why stop at phones...lmaoooo!

    I even like the tech world of kitchen appliances...hahahaha...Not kidding either
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  13. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

    Don't tell me you switch refrigerators like you do smartphones :p
  14. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Not that far...lol! I love my subzero and wouldn't trade it for anything else on the market right now!

    However I'm good for a Microwave every year or so...Yup we make a lot of popcorn in my house...hahahaha

    And if your the coffee drinking type... Just got rid of my keurig machine and picked up the Starbucks machine for the house...Caffeine Babyyyyyyy!
  15. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast

    I have a Keurig machine, I love that machine. When I have a day off I must go through about five to six cups of coffee, the largest cup that the Platinum machine makes. And I ain't using weak coffee either.
  16. ben7337

    ben7337 Well-Known Member

    The quad core a7's offer significant power savings for the dual-quad core model.

    Also it is yet to be determined how the GPU's in the two compare, which as far as I'm concerned, is one of the most important comparisons.
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  17. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    For me:

    Presentation - 5/10
    Software - 8.5/10
    Hardware - 6.5/10
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Agree 100% on the potential value of the A7 power savings, maybe I said that in a different thread.

    Glad you mentioned GPU, those are tricky.

    The Snapdragon doesn't use it for screen management or ui management like in the old days, so that leaves gaming as a good true measure. One of the HTC One reviews yesterday came out highly in favor of it for gaming, could not induce any lag there at all. I was surprised, usually they get marks like "almost." Hopefully, this is good news for users of either processor, I can't imagine Samsung getting the GPU wrong.

    Some of that gaming lag for any phone has to include io lag, and if A15 class quads won't fix that, I don't know what will.

    I know that you didn't mention gaming, I'm just framing a response in those terms as a possible point of interest.
  19. aarif87226

    aarif87226 Member

    well. Haven's watched the presentation. anyway, I'm still impressed by all the features..~
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  20. watching the presentation, wow, it's better than any movies I have ever watched.

    S4 will be the phone of 2013.
  21. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I've been sucked into the world of Starbucks...lol

    When I'm home I have everything I need, snow storms don't scare me in NYC

    My Retina Macbook pro, my nexus 7, my nexus 4, and Starbucks :D
  22. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    Only watched a bit on youtube and funny how the audience was as excited as I was *yawn*
  23. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Do I get a medal or something for having put up with the presentation TWICE??? :eek:

    I think Antimony nailed it: this show was intended for the mass audience of users. Problem is, most users don't watch product launches: we geeks do! :p :D

    Show us the phone, give us the specs, tell us what it does and then you're done, Samsung. You could have saved a fortune. No tap dancing or Broadway-style hip-bumping required. Granted, the kid was good: but PUH-LEASE.

    EDIT: The advances in this phone just get me stoked to see what's in store later this year. WOW!
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  24. Hadron

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    My impressions were that most of the actual audience were tech journos and bloggers (so yeah, geeks), and they didn't come across as too impressed.

    As they're the people you want to generate buzz and coverage, tailoring the presentation to engage them would seem the smart move.

    I'm sure it will sell well despite this presentation, but I can't see how that presentation would actually help.
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