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Thoughts on Samsung S IV presentation?

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

  1. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    Reminded me of an episode of Celebrity Apprentice.
     

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  2. duska3419

    duska3419 Lurker

    It's worth mentioning, also that while the crowd in Radio City was invited - ie tech bloggers etc, the crowd in Times Square was mostly Gadget Geeks who wanted to see tech specs - not tap dancing. Aside from a few tourists, a few curious passerby - that was it. It was tooooooooooooo freaking cold for anyone who was mildly curious to stick around for the whole thing. It was awful.
    I am planning on replacing my beloved Nexus S, and I was looking at the S3 when I heard the S4 was being 'unpacked' - I just wish they would have announced an actual price point.
     
  3. ben7337

    ben7337 Well-Known Member

    Gaming isn't too relevant I don't think, most games have to run on a good number of phones out there.

    I view video playback as the most important. Most apps support GPU accelerated playback now, and though there is variation in efficiency, I have found the US GS3 can't do 1080p videos, it can do 720p great, but 1080p it lags. I imagine the Adreno 320 can do 1080, but maybe just barely. I'd rather have the 330, and I suspect the Octa-Core GS4 will have a slightly better GPU than the Adreno 320 in the US version.
     
  4. EarlyMon

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    Video playback isn't done with the GPU in either the Snapdragon or OMAP designs (just rounding out a detail there).

    PS - might want to ask in the Nexus 4 forum how it handles 1080p video.
     
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  5. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    And the quad core Snapdragon 600 with 320 GPU will not be fast enough for you in a smartphone, REALLY, are you planning to run CAD or your phone. At least we know that the Qualcomm chips work very well with the US LTE Networks, and that is what really matters.
     
  6. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    Reason is the GS3 is a 720p phone, maybe that is why it has a hard time with 1080p videos:rolleyes:
     
  7. The_Chief

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    I think it's hilarious that Apple put up a "Why iPhone" website on the heels of the Galaxy S4 reveal and emailed the link to iPhone owners. Talk about DAMAGE CONTROL :D

    Say what we will about the presentation, but the phone's innovations are indisputable. I love the dual camera feature myself, as well as the eraser function...


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using SwiftKey Flow
     
  8. EarlyMon

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    I asked in the S3 Lounge, others reported not having 1080p playback problems.

    Too many variables involved to say, but maybe try Dice Player on the SGS3.

    I've limited trials on my S4/720p phone with 1080p video, but had no issues using Dice for that.
     
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