Live From Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Radio City Event, It’s Finally Here And Coming To T-Mobile

2013-03-14 19.19.23

It’s live, it’s really live — that’s right the Galaxy S 4 and I’m right in the middle of all the action in Radio City as Samsung continues to announce their newest flagship. The Galaxy S 4 is definitely running at the top of Samsung’s game with a 5″ 1080p 441ppi display. There’s a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor under the hood along with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. That’s a 13 megapixel camera on the back with a 2 megapixel camera on the front. Throw in 2GB of RAM, support for all global frequencies in 16/32/64GB sizing and least but not least, a 2600mAh battery and you’ve got the Galaxy S 4.

There’s PLENTY more to come along with a whole gallery of the keynote, along with specs, features and more! Start with the press release below and we’ll have many more details as well as galleries of Samsung’s keynote later!

T-Mobile carrier availability is a go:

Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available from Q2 globally including US, partnering with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as US Cellular and Cricket. In Europe, Samsung GALAXY S 4 is partnering with global mobile operators such as Deutsche Telecom, EE, H3G, Orange, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Telefonica, and Vodafone.

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Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S 4 –
A Life Companion for a richer, simpler and fuller life

GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together

New York, USA, March 14, 2013 — Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together.

Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY S 4 was developed to redefine the way we live and to maximize our fulfillment of life. This sleek and innovative smartphone makes every moment of life very meaningful; it understands the value of relationships, enabling true connections with friends and family. It believes in the importance of an effortless user experience, making your life easy and hassle-free; and, it empowers your life, helping take care of your well-being.

The beauty of the phone is the highly crafted design encompassing a larger screen size and battery, minimized bezel; all housed in a light (130g) and slim (7.9mm) shape. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is slimmer yet stronger, with less to hold yet more to see. It has come up with simply unreal beauty. At launch, two color options will be available – Black Mist and White Frost, with a variety of additional color options to follow later this year.
“With the GALAXY S 4, Samsung is again going to enhance the way we live,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “All the innovative features of GALAXY S 4 were developed based on the insights and needs we found from our consumers all around the world. Following the successful GALAXY S series, this phone is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. At Samsung we’ll never stop pursuing innovation conceived by people, so we can inspire them in return.”

Meaningful Moments – Gives Greater Enjoyment

A rich life is one that’s filled with meaningful moments and the GALAXY S 4 captures and shares those special moments. The GALAXY S 4 has the world’s first Full HD Super AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its 5-inch large screen has 441 ppi for stunning viewing quality. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 also utilizes Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3*, making it a durable travel companion for all of life’s adventures.

Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S 4 also boasts a ‘Dual Camera’ function that allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras. When capturing moments, users can choose from a variety of frame effects which blend the two pictures naturally and also adjust the size of the small picture inside the big one. Users can select 8 different ways to combine the two photos taken by the front camera and the rear camera. At the same time, the ‘Dual Video Call’ function enables you to make and receive a video call with friends and family while showing what you are looking at during the call.

The camera functionality extends beyond Dual Camera, as the device is also equipped with 12 outstanding shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot,’ which allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot,’ which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken so those special moments are captured in the truest form imaginable, exactly as they happened.

These meaningful moments can also now automatically be stored in a photo album, with the new ‘Story Album’ function. Photos taken by the GALAXY S 4 are automatically gathered and sorted out according to your timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to create a photo album. These unique story albums can be ordered and delivered as an offline photo album through a new partnership with Blurb*, so you can keep those precious moments safe to look at and share time and time again.

True Connections – Brings People Together

Samsung GALAXY S 4 enables true connections with the people in our lives. It is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it makes the most of our relationships allowing us to easily share and experience many of life’s pleasures together with family and friends, wherever you are.

With its ‘Group Play’ function, users can enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without even requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. This innovative feature enables users to connect directly with others to share, play and co-create content and entertainment instantly. Its ‘Share Music’ option allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere.

The GALAXY S 4 brings all people closer together by breaking down language barriers. It makes international travel a joy, with ‘S Translator’ which provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, text message and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech to text and text to speech and ensures that you can rely on the correct information whilst abroad.

The GALAXY S 4 supports HSPA+42 Mbps and 4G LTE which means wherever you are in the world, you can rely on perfect connectivity. Especially, the LTE version supports up to 6 different band sets which allows it to function in most LTE coverage areas as well as enabling global LTE roaming. Furthermore, TDD/FDD LTE Dual Mode version will be introduced later this year.

Effortless Experience – Makes Things More Convenient

In today’s world, we are all looking for smart ways to make life easier and less stressful. The GALAXY S 4 ensures that tasks are effortless with innovative features that detect your face, voice and motions to enable screen control with no need for finger touch activation.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables you to control the screen by where you look. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away then it starts right up again when you are back. ‘Samsung Smart Scroll’ allows you to scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen. It recognizes your face looking at the screen and movement of your wrist and then scrolls the pages up or down accordingly.

‘Air View’ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With ‘Air Gesture,’ you can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand.

With ‘S VoiceTM Drive’ you can activate commands via voice control for optimization when driving. Once connected with a car Bluetooth, the phone automatically turns into driving mode converting text to speech so you can easily and safely check messages with no need to look at the screen.

‘Samsung Optical Reader’ makes life yet more effortless, by automatically recognizing text, a business card or QR code information, and providing useful functions such as translation, call, text message and search.

At home, using ‘Samsung WatchON,’ the GALAXY S 4 will transform into an IR remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box, DVD player and even air conditioner. In addition, you can enjoy various content including live TV, cable TV and VOD based on the rich information provided by EPG (Electronic Program Guide).

Empowered Living – Takes Care Of Your Health and Quality of Life

The GALAXY S 4 empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information using the new ‘S Health’ software. The combination of sensors built within the device systematically and automatically monitors your health, surroundings and so much more to help improve your quality of life. Also, users can easily check their health conditions using food diary, exercise diary and sleep monitor to stay fit and healthy. (Certain functions are enabled by specific accessories.)

To further protect your wellbeing, ‘Samsung Adapt Display’ provides an optimal viewing experience, customized for each type of application, and ‘Samsung Adapt Sound’ offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user, to make the most out of life.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available from Q2 globally including US, partnering with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as US Cellular and Cricket. In Europe, Samsung GALAXY S 4 is partnering with global mobile operators such as Deutsche Telecom, EE, H3G, Orange, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Telefonica, and Vodafone.

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  • James

    Same design…..but with better internal, just like apple’s strategy.

    • Dom

      very true. but at least i can say the s4s internal is a bigger leap than ive seen on an iphone. I already have the s3 but im going back to htc once the one launches

  • lovingmyGN2

    Has anyone shut the mouth yet? Lol.

  • Dakota

    With all the fancy duds and new features (most Id never use) and the guy from Smash (who no one watches), will this phone get updated to 5.0 when that comes out…Its interesting watching some of the Samsung Screen shots and having a Galaxy Nexus, I can easily see now what features were Samsung overlay vs pure Android. Im seeing things on the screen that were on my own phone and I forgot

    • taron19119

      Samsung is pretty good at updating there phones u well get at lease 1 os update just like they update the s3 from ics to jb

      • Dakota

        I thought they just updsted s to jelly bean? So far with google, ive updates in a few days max.. maybe I’m wrong.. Not someone who needs a new phone every six months

  • Tulio M. Mesa

    im disappointed and wont be getting the four, why? its stupid same design factor and just features added so apple strategy, samsung you failed to woo me today

  • Worst unveiling ever! Or whatever it was…

  • Impatient Waiter

    y u no show release date? looks amazing though! I just hope TMO won’t go to that stupid UNcarrier thing until after this phone comes out so I can use my upgrade on it

    • taron19119

      When T-Mobile UNcarrier comes out T-Mobile well still support classic plans that people already have

      • CRT24

        Why would anyone want to stay on a higher priced classic plan AND pay full cost for the phone? There are no more phone subsidies after 3/23….obviously people can keep their classic plan if they choose but not sure what you mean when you say t-mobile will still “support” classic plans?

        • taron19119

          What I mean is if u get or stay on classic plan after the un carrier move u well still get a subsidies but it well be higher price

        • stayscrappy

          No u won’t..bridge to value for all classic plan customers who are 18+ … No more subsides are happening at all

        • CRT24

          Actually you wont have to be 18+ to do BTV after the 24th. You can do it no matter when you last got a discount but you will pay and upgrade access fee based on your tenure and the amount will vary based on your tenure as well….this is replacing the migration fee but sunce there are no more subsidies you will pay the down payment plus your access fee which will be zero if you are 18 months since last upgrade

        • just me

          Phone subsidies are going away 3/24 except in the few states where tmo can’t offer eip because of credit technicalities.

    • CRT24

      Unless this phone launches is the next 10 days you will noy be able to buy it at a discount. No matter because you will be able to switch to the lower value plan and buy thephone with a lower out of pocket cost and pay the rest out in installments. My advice would be just switch to value now and start saving money then purchase the phone when it comes out.

  • Seanmmvi

    I will not be getting a S4, HTC for the first time will be getting my money.

    • fixxmyhead

      you’re gonna regret it big time.maybe not right now but u will

    • lovingmyGN2

      Good luck!

    • Cas

      I have an HTC phone and hate it. It’s very buggy, as the screen has never liked coming on from day one. It gets frustrating also when it won’t unlock.
      I’m going with the SIV after nearly 3 years of HTC hell. Motorola is the worst I’ve ever used, and now HTC is the second. Hoping for better luck with Samsung.

  • malethief

    With all of the Samsung implemented features, they really turned the phone into a multimedia device. Though I wonder if it’ll get Android 5.0 if at all.

  • disqus_H7CsyNOuwH

    So no Exynos for US versions?

    • carloslacend

      No. Snapdragon 600. International version will hace exynos 5 1.6ghz 8cores.

  • harleyman4027

    Not showing much over my note II. Good thing I’m waiting on the note III

    • auser72

      I agree!!!!!! With a smaller screen and minus smart stylus, I would consider S4 a step down from Note 2.

    • What are you expecting a mid change in marketing strategy? The note three will be this device, with a larger screen, “improved” s pen and features, same features with the addition of perhaps one or two…”super amoled hd” same processor just clocked higher…..I’m waiting for the gsv or gniv

  • Aurizen

    everything that’s new is internal. a over all hardware improvement, everything else could be done via software update.

  • Trevnerdio

    Wow…that is a truly beautiful phone, inside and out. Not much physical change, but they refined the look. I like it. I like it a lot.

    • ok

      I don’t see why people are complaining so much. It has a microSD slot, removable battery, 1080p, 2600 mAh (as opposed to the battery hungry HTC One) 13MP camera, and TouchWizz instead of terrible Sense. Is it because people think MOAR CORES is actually better? I enjoy my ROM support and battery life thank you (CDMA is holding us back). Is it because it’s not made out of aluminum? I’d rather not have a piece of metal burning my hand. It’s not difficult to find a third-party company that makes a back cover with a different feel anyway. I’m sold, Samsung. Thank you again for make a great phone.

      • How the hell do you know that the HTC One is battery hungry?

        • lovingmyGN2


      • lovingmyGN2

        Finally somebody who gets the big picture. People are just never satisfied no matter what you give them. No phone announced so far had this and much less crapple. Thanks Samsung you’ve made me a happy and loyal customer. Don’t Stop!

  • mreveryphone

    What about multi view?

  • Fredy Perez

    i ll wait for Nokia Lumia 928 coming on april

  • dats

    Great upgrade…all you people that don’t like it expect a whole new change and a sword.. Great job

  • Dion Mac

    There were a couple features that I liked but now that its over, I cant remember what they were. Must not have been that impressive.

    SN: I’ve been waiting for dual sim for about 5 years now. Google voice is ok, but its confuses me. Not sure if somebody is calling my number or the gv number. Shrugs

    • lovingmyGN2

      Get a Chinese clone when they come out. They all have dual Sims lol.

  • I have always been a huge Samsung fan. They are the only manufacturers that really listen to it’s customers. I hope the SGS4 comes to T-Mobile with the choices of internal memory like they did with the SGS3. I would like to see the 64gb version to be available at T-Mobile. I have the SGS3 in the 32gb version and I just love it, can not say enough great things about it, Please T-Mobile take care of us with choices, we want more internal storage rather than less. Thank You Samsung and T-Mobile.

    • lovingmyGN2

      Of course my brotha, don’t even worry about that. Those days are over and never coming back.

  • THomas

    what a waste of time. Worst unpacking event ever. I am not an apple fan, but their event are so fun to watch, very professional and keeps you occupied all the time.

    Was that a unpacking of a Galaxy 4, a ‘hi-tech’ mobile phone or a screening of a worse comedy show ?

    • nick

      you are piece of sh** . that event was awesome .

      • Guest911

        Nope lil nicky, you are da poopyhead.

    • yeah when the drunk hookers took the stage I wandered off and started playing Temple Run 2 until they was done. That was the absolute worst keynote I’ve ever seen! The extra theatrics was doing too much, and the presenter boys were ultra corny. And I thought the Google Nexus keynote was terrible. But this one ups it!

      Samsung gets an F for this event!

      • moises1204

        agree, it was horrible.

    • Kit Pogi

      S3? I’m all “One” over this. with all the hype this is all they got to show for… Next big flop it was

  • Fredy Perez

    i’ll wait for the lumia 928 coming on april,wireless charging city lens pureview ,heremaps,Nokia Music,joblens,waterproof graphene coating,much better than galaxy 4

    • 21stNow

      Except for the Lumia will have Windows Phone 8.x instead of Android.

  • Nick

    So i,m confused. Will it have T-mobile lte? I know they said it would have band 3 but I thought T-mobiles’s is 4.

    • Of course it will have T-Mobile LTE. No high end devices are releasing on T-Mobile this year without LTE. AT&T and T-Mobile both use band 4

  • monchis

    I wonder how much money they invested to keep this design “under wraps”. I am not even interested to walk to my t-mobile store and test drive this baby when it comes out. Sorry Samsung, good luck next time.

  • carloslacend

    Snapdragon?? So no exinos

    • :P

      Whats wrong with the snapdragon?

  • Nexus

    Note 3 or Nexus 5 it is

    • NYCTheBronx

      I would go with a Nexus 5 if it had 4G LTE, a non removable battery and 32-64GB of internal storage with a 12-16 megapixel camera. If the Nexus 5 soothes me, I might not even get the S IV.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Meant to say removable battery.

  • so i’m guessing a May release?

  • lovingmyGN2

    Ok I’m guessing nobody saw the whole presentation because of saturated streaming issues or what not huh? Nobody saw FINGER airview? The new camera features? The security features?So on so on ect ect, lol. Scrolling pages with your hand, huh no one? Same direction as Apple? I highly doubt that. To each there own with the windows 8 phone. .. oops I mean htc one. Or crapple with ever ya choose. I’m not even getting the phone for myself cause I got the N2, but it sure is tempting.

  • Nick

    Does it have tmobile lte

    • Of course. From this point on all high end devices releasing on T-Mobile will have LTE

      • Nick

        I thought so but its kinda confusing because they said “with band 3” and tmobiles is 4

      • Dakota

        Except theres no LTE network

  • bob90210

    This phone will be awesome! Once I get one, it will redefine my whole life! I will finally be able to maximize my life to total fulfillment. Every moment will now be meaningful now that I can have real connections with my friends and family. I can finally live my life hassle-free with full empowerment of my well-being.

  • TBN27

    Stepping on the toes of the Note in size. s-pen area them a part. If I were to jump back into android, to be honest I would go for the galaxy SIII instead of this because I find 5 inches too big. But still the Galaxy SIV is lovely.

    • g2a5b0e

      What you’re saying makes no sense whatsoever. The screen may be bigger, but the phone itself is smaller overall. So, you essentially contradicted yourself. “I don’t like big phones, but I would go for S3 instead even though it’s the larger device.”

      • TBN27

        But I never said that I don’t like big phones. Basically I am stating at how big of a screen would be my limit. So how am I contradicting myself? As you are saying that the phone will be smaller it sounds like you are saying that bezel is thinner. How do you know if i like thinner bezels or not? Lastly, if I were gonna go for the Galaxy SIV, I would just go straight for the Galaxy note II. So please explain my lack of sense.

        • g2a5b0e

          I apologize if I misunderstood what you were saying, but I just find it rather comical when people say that a 5″ screen is too big for them even though they are carrying phones around with them with 4.7″-4.8″ screens (not saying you are). If I were to hand 99% of the population a phone with either a 4.8″ screen or a 5″ screen, give them no frame of reference, & ask them which of the two sizes it is, I assure you it would be a guessing game.

  • galaxydude

    Well me being a proud owner of two excellent LG devices the nexus4 and Optimus G i think that Samsung has a lot of catching up to do in 2013

  • galaxydude

    It just looks like a bad rip off
    Of OptimusG pro witch is the best device of 2013

    • g2a5b0e

      Slap yourself for saying something that stupid.

  • lovingmyGN2

    lol LG? Yeah right!

  • carloslacend

    The international version have a octacore 1.6ghz each core. US the fucking snapdragon.

  • lovingmyGN2

    Back that up with facts. Link something.

  • sushimane88

    I wonder if the s4 is gonna have the hspa+42 too?

    • Get_at_Me

      i think it will have to…We’ll be lucky if LTE is live in a few markets by the time the GS4 launches….HSPA+ is still the backbone of TMO’s data service…they cant neglect it

      • sushimane88

        I agree I have the note 2 and it runs on hspa+42 im getting 20mpbs that’s more then enough. And once the note2 get the update to use the lte. But s4 wasn’t that great for me

  • John A

    The S series is now facing the same issues Apple has. When you get to the top its harder to lead. the S4 looks a LOT like the S3. Aside from the bigger screen, i’d say its exactly the same. the tech is updated, new processor, camera, etc. But isn’t that the same thing Apple did and got blasted for? Faster processor, better camera, bigger screen. I am beginning to think phone tech is reaching the maturation point. The flagship phones, for the most part are much more similar than different. Got the same main apps, same main features, and all take pretty good point and shoot pics. Only real differences are build quality, size, and OS.

    • :P

      Samsung is known for making their phones plasticky. its a choice of preference.. The selling points of the galaxy s4 is the software features, not the hardware. For example touchwiz and sense are completely different, again its just preference…

  • Ever

    Wow what a disappointment. With all this hype, I really thought Samsung would bring something great… The least they could do would be to change the design. This is no better than the Note 2. Maybe next time Samsung.

  • Pikachu

    If there are any Trek fans out there, this is what my gf said when I mentioned how pissed I was that the euro’s are getting the 8-core version:

    “they are like the vulcans, with the humans in Star Trek: Enterprise. Always trying to hold us back from warp drive speeds” LMAO!!! OOH MY GOD TRUE!!

  • Karen

    S4 looks a LOT like the S3… same issue everyone had when the iPhone 5 come out!

  • Josue

    they should have called it the Samsung Galaxy S3S

  • drewsg

    Anything about 1700 band?

    • MatthewMurawski

      The T-Mobile branded version will support HSPA+ 42 (1700/2100 AWS bands) as well as the new 4G LTE.

  • NYCTheBronx

    Samsung, well done. A 4.9″ screen, big 2600mAh battery, 64GB max internal storage, quad core and a 13 megapixel camera! Going to pick up this phone for sure. Come on T-Mobile! Hurry up with your 4G LTE network so I can put my unlimited data to use! 30GB of data use and no throttling. Oh how I love T-Mobile. :)

  • TechHog

    From the looks of things, my next phone will be the Note 4.

    Not a typo.

  • This was a prank people….. the real unpacking comes when you purchase the device shown, only to reveal an s3, your loyalty and credulous thinking only alienates success of innovation, we at Samsung mobile thank for your lack of

  • sincarafan247

    I like the SG4 but honestly I dont see myself using half of the new features. I dont want a 5 inch screen either. If t-mobile still releases the SG3 lte version I’ll get that.

    • NYCTheBronx

      T-Mobile is still going to sell the Revamped Samsung Galaxy S III. Between the dates of March 27-April 3 I believe.

  • NYC Tech3008

    I like this new Galaxy phone. I am not a fan of the HTC blinkfeed or whatever. It looks horrible and half baked. Our phone (Wife and I) have had 3 HTC phones, MT4G and friends on Verizon had a few replacement HTC phones, all horrible. For us, we put a case on our phone so the plastic is okay. Most of the people I see everyday, iphones or Samsung or whatever on the train, have cases. So does it matter if its metal? I don’t get it, trying to understand this whole argument about how its plastic vs metal or whatever.

    I love the way Samsung tries to expand and give users options. The features are very nice and good to know they are there. For me, S4 it is. HTC One is good, not up to par with this. I think the S3 is better than the HTC One.

    • NYCTheBronx

      On your last sentence I agree and disagree. I feel the S3 is better than the HTC One when it comes to build quality since plastic absorbs shcosk when you drop your phone. But in specs, HTC One is better than S3. Yeah, not a big fan of blink feed and you can’t even turn it off.

  • Mytwocents

    All of you complaining about apple and samsung coming out with the better internals and the same externals are dumb. If you took the time to think about it, when samsung or apple makes a new phone every year it is for profit. If they are making a completely new design with better internals then where would that leave the people with the previous generation such as the s3. If they did make something totally new the same ones complaining now about nothing new will be complaining about having something that is too new because you don’t want to be coughing out money for a new phone 10 months after you just bought the s3 or 5. That’s not to say I like the design but as far as internals go it is sufficient for those who are looking to upgrade from a two or three year old phone. This also explains two year contracts on most providers people would have to pay extra to get something completely new like those of you whining like b***hes, but having an upgrade without having enough to make a previous generation holder want to drop another couple hundred bucks on it is better. I am speaking for myself when I say it isn’t too bad of a phone. When samsung and apple come ouwith similiar to previous generation models they are mostly targeting to new consumers such as those with the iphone 4 or 3 or the s2. I for one have an older phone the g2x and after using a custom rom for awhile it sll has problems so I feel it is definitely time for an upgrade. Whether I want the nexus 5 or s4 won’t be determined until I see some reviews.

  • khara

    I am a loyal android use and use the Galaxy S3 currently…….But I am not impressed at all at the moment its unfortunate to say but it looks like I am going to be waiting the new Iphone and if that doesnt do any justice then I dont know….Maybe HTC?

  • jms122589

    Its funny because half the comments here are “I’m just gonna wait for the note III, SV,nexusV. What are you guys honestly expecting? A 20mp camera 4ghz 10 core processor 8gb ram and radical new design? Samsung stepped up the hardware and software,(for those who like touch wiz), gave a bigger screen size and pixel density. I’m personally very happy with my nexus 4 but its like every one will find something to nit pick and complain about and say “o Samsung really blew the coop and they won’t be getting my business, im going to HTC for once” as if Samsung really cares they lost another customer with a neck beard. Im sure HTC would be elated to finally have a customer tho.

    • thepanttherlady

      Well, I’m offended. I don’t have a neck beard.

      I shave. =P

    • NYC Tech3008

      That was too funny!! I agree with everything you said. It does seem like everyone was expecting some radical new design. Why? Samsung’s CEO even said for this year they are sticking to plastic design. Maybe next year as he mentions but for this year its plastic. I remember when some of friends and family got the first gen iPhone, that phone got so hot after a while. Aluminum is nice but if it gets hot, whats the point. Also if you put a case on it, whats the point of aluminum as well? They stretched the screen to 5 inches, updated the camera which we can debate which one is better, whether HTC One, Sony ZL, LG, Samsung or iPhone. But its still good to have a slightly better camera for quick on the go pics. Samsung kept up with market trend with 1080p screen res, 5 inch screen and quad-core (for US version) processor. I honestly was surprised at so many people were expecting something radical. I was thrown back from this negative feed back. I honestly don’t get. I honestly don’t know what most expected.

  • The SGS4 just hit 26,000 on the benchmark score with unfinished software. This phone has increased every option in a smaller footprint. The software innovations are sick, sick ,sick. The SGS4 is coming with the latest 4.2.2 OS. How can you complain about the best phone in the world. According to Android Central, Phandroid and even IMore, yes Imore said yesterdays event was spectacular. How the fuck can you bitch about the best phone in the world. I am thrilled that Android customers have such great choices. The SGS4 is my new phone. HTC is a great phone but the camera can not hold a candle to the SGS4, To say it again all these features including a 5 inch screen in a smaller footprint than last years SGS3. To me that is great engineering.
    Thank You Samsung
    Thank You T-Mobile