There was a lot of hype and build up surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch. There has been a very mixed reaction from many fans and tech journalist about the phone and the event. Many have said that Samsung has dropped the ball and the Galaxy S4 is just a Galaxy S3s and nothing big. Well I have to fully disagree as I think Samsung made the right moves and is going to win big with the Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 is Not a Galaxy S3S
The Galaxy S3s the term that many are using about the Galaxy S4, relating it to more a small spec bumps that apple does with their iPhone’s with most recently the iPhone 4 and 4S. There is much more to the GS4 then just minor spec increases. If you look at the chart below you’ll see compared to the Galaxy S3 I wouldn’t call a quad-core/octa-core processor phone with a 5 inch full 1080p display and 13 Megapixel camera a small spec bump. Samsung has made big enough changes to make the S4 stand out as you can see in our hands-on and software tour.
Samsung Galaxy S4
|Screen Size||5" Full 1080p Super AMOLED|
|Processor||US: 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core
International: 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa-Core
Micro SD Card Slot: Up to 64 GB.
|Camera||Main: 13 Megapixel
Front: 2 Megapixel
|OS||Android 4.2.2 With Touch Wiz|
|Battery||2,600 mAH Removable|
|Connections||4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, NFC|
Also there has been a lot of complaining about the “Broadway Play” that Samsung put on the introduce the phone. Yes it was corny, cheese, a lot of jokes fell flat but it was suppose to be that way. If they actually tried to put on a real play I would have been more worried. But the play was a great way to not only tell you the features of the Galaxy S4 but show you how they work and a life senerio which they can come into play. The point here is to not only tell what your phone does but show it as well. Goes a long way for consumers when it comes time to make their next smartphone purchase.
Overall I feel Samsung did the best job they could in promoting the Galaxy S4 which isn’t a revolutionary change but is different enough to warrant the attention it is receiving. Share your thoughts on this. Do you think Samsung hit the target with the Galaxy S4 or did they miss the mark?
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