03-17-2013 05:25 AM
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  1. Podunks's Avatar
    Dual Camera photos and recording

    Smart Scroll/Smart Pause

    Air gestures/Smart Call Accept

    Air View

    S Translator

    S Health

    WatchOn video

    Cinema photo
    If you've ever watched one of the Harry Potter movies, you'll notice that all the still photos in Harry's World move in a little loop. Online, you can accomplish this kind of looping still image with animated GIFs with the Galaxy S4's new Cinema Photo feature. Just shoot a picture and highlight the areas of the image you want to move in the final product. So your friend's face can be still in the foreground while trees sway in the wind in the background of your picture.

    Group Play/gaming

    Eraser shot

    Story album

    Group Play:

    Connect up to eight Galaxy S4s via NFC and share music (imagine a half-dozen phones all playing the same song at the same time) and photos and what not.

    Samsung Optical Reader:
    Scan business cards and the like. Not a new technology, but it's built in.

    Samsung Adapt Display and Adapt Sound:
    Optimizing sound and screen on an app-by-app basis.

    Samsung WatchOn:

    MicroSD slot:

    1080p Resolution: Lumia 920 is only768 x 1280

    Removable battery, as well as being a very larger battery:

    Sound and shot:

    55g lighter than Lumia 920:

    .11" thinner than 920:

    Screen is .5" taller than 920, while it is only .25" taller:

    Corning Gorilla Glass 3: 920 has Gorilla Glass 2.

    109 PPI higher than 920:For those who think this is just a Galaxy 3s... You are wrong.
    03-16-2013 12:47 AM
  2. chetan_merchant's Avatar
    Even I was never a fan of Android especially the Galaxy series..but was keen to know what Samsung is upto...cos it directly affects Windows Phone sales and thus the competition...

    But the release was dissappointing...the software tweaks to me are just gimmicks..
    Hardware is impressive but do you really need all these ammo...quadcore with 2 gigs of RAM is good for any high end phone IMHO...

    I still feel that Lumia 920 is the most innovative phone in market...not because I own it but because its practical and provided features I will use...e.g. Pureview, OIS, NFC, supersensitive screen and all these in a well built hardware...the only drawback being OS which is still immature...
    03-16-2013 03:37 AM
  3. lemonsteveo's Avatar
    I'll stick with my L920. It does everything I need with amazing call quality which is what I require the most. The G in GS4 should really stand for "gimmick." I am much more excited with what's coming after the 920 (not the variants though).
    03-16-2013 04:50 AM
  4. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    The S4 seems like a decent enough phone, but it still looks as ugly as the S3.
    Virtually every "flagship" Samsung's released in the last couple of years - S3, Note, Note II, and now the S4 look identical save the screen size.

    Samsung should really take a few design cues from the HTC One or XPERIA Z or Lumia 920.
    03-16-2013 05:05 AM
  5. poiman's Avatar
    Dual Camera photos and recording

    Smart Scroll/Smart Pause

    Air gestures/Smart Call Accept

    Air View

    S Translator

    S Health

    WatchOn video

    Cinema photo
    If you've ever watched one of the Harry Potter movies, you'll notice that all the still photos in Harry's World move in a little loop. Online, you can accomplish this kind of looping still image with animated GIFs with the Galaxy S4's new Cinema Photo feature. Just shoot a picture and highlight the areas of the image you want to move in the final product. So your friend's face can be still in the foreground while trees sway in the wind in the background of your picture.

    Group Play/gaming

    Eraser shot

    Story album

    Group Play:

    Connect up to eight Galaxy S4s via NFC and share music (imagine a half-dozen phones all playing the same song at the same time) and photos and what not.

    Samsung Optical Reader:
    Scan business cards and the like. Not a new technology, but it's built in.

    Samsung Adapt Display and Adapt Sound:
    Optimizing sound and screen on an app-by-app basis.

    Samsung WatchOn:

    MicroSD slot:

    1080p Resolution: Lumia 920 is only768 x 1280

    Removable battery, as well as being a very larger battery:

    Sound and shot:

    55g lighter than Lumia 920:

    .11" thinner than 920:

    Screen is .5" taller than 920, while it is only .25" taller:

    Corning Gorilla Glass 3: 920 has Gorilla Glass 2.

    109 PPI higher than 920:For those who think this is just a Galaxy 3s... You are wrong.
    From all that I just want dual camara and air view for some websites.

    Cinema photo and eraser have already been in the 920 since its launch.
    03-16-2013 05:40 AM
  6. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    To me the S4 is a natural step up from the S3 and is just a normal evolutionary step with a bigger screen and higher specs. So obviously, millions upon millions of Galaxy users will want to upgrade to the S4. As far as the competition is concerned they are languishing and trying desperately to catch up with Samsung's success.
    I will say though, I have an S3 and find it to be an exceptionally boring phone so I spend very little time with it preferring to use my Lumia 920 instead for most things. What I'm looking forward to is the 920's true successor later on this year (hopefully).
    03-16-2013 08:49 AM
  7. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Please keep the thread civil.
    03-16-2013 10:14 AM
  8. conanheath's Avatar
    Of all the things Samsung pitched with S4, I'm getting it for SD card and removable battery. Something the line has always had. The gimmicky software I don't care about. It is nice to see a company looking forward and working on future technology. MS will be bogged down for a year or better just getting WP working. I do hope Nokia will start working on Android devices. I think their innovative side will be held back by MS and WP. It would be nice to see Nokia releasing some of the gimmick software along with Samsung.
    03-16-2013 11:01 AM
  9. Bicpug's Avatar
    Most of my issues with the lumia920 appear to be MS fault, not Nokias; so hopefully an OS update can correct it.
    03-16-2013 11:10 AM
  10. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Of all the things Samsung pitched with S4, I'm getting it for SD card and removable battery. Something the line has always had. The gimmicky software I don't care about. It is nice to see a company looking forward and working on future technology. MS will be bogged down for a year or better just getting WP working. I do hope Nokia will start working on Android devices. I think their innovative side will be held back by MS and WP. It would be nice to see Nokia releasing some of the gimmick software along with Samsung.
    Microsoft will end support for WP8 in July 2014 so we'll be forced into buying a newer platform, either WP 8.5 or WP 9. That's just an 18 month support lifecycle for Windows Phone. Nokia used to give around two years worth of support for the Symbian platform. With this in mind Nokia should consider adopting another OS which gives them more freedom to create a more unique, and at the same time, mainstream device that people would definitely want to buy. This would suggest that Nokia really ought to consider creating an Android powered handset.

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    03-16-2013 11:44 AM
  11. Podunks's Avatar
    Do not get me wrong, some of the software is "gimmicky" but I feel like this is merely a cop out for most people, to just say, oh well, I have WP, all that stuff is gimmicky, turn up nose.

    A lot of it is pretty neat, group sharing, S translator, etc.

    Not to mention the great hardware and massive battery.


    I would love to stay with WP, I absolutely love my Focus S, but my only upgrade choice is the Lumia 920, which is a brick in the hand, and a ton in the pocket. It is far too heavy, does not have a removable battery, or microSD slot, has issues with dust getting on the lenses has all kinds of glitches, and factory defects in the build quality.

    The rest of my gripes lie with Microsoft and WP. No file management like I enjoyed with my LG Expo Projector Phone, terrible update support, I have had to force the last 2 or 3, lack of real customization.

    All WP8 brought to the table in terms of "innovation" was kids corner, and customizable tiles.... And some new colors.... Nothing to write home about. Until Microsoft frees up the device for developers to really use, gets off of its Internet Explorer high horse, and stops limiting hardware such as the screen.... I will have to pass it up for the GS4.
    03-16-2013 01:32 PM
  12. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    The issue is, it's made by Microsoft. And when people see "Windows" they think yuck. And the tiles are cool and all, but the features of an Android phone vastly outdo the cool tiles. And to the performance point, it is true that Android needs high end hardware to perform well, but Android also has real multitasking, and running Java with that doesn't help.
    Nokia did real multitasking with sub <800mhz processors
    03-16-2013 01:59 PM
  13. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Until Microsoft frees up the device for developers to really use, gets off of its Internet Explorer high horse, and stops limiting hardware such as the screen.... I will have to pass it up for the GS4.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "limiting the hardware such as the screen". The screen on my 920 is far superior to the one on my S3 in many different ways. I agree with your comment on IE10 though, but thank the heavens for UC Browser!
    03-16-2013 02:04 PM
  14. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Do not get me wrong, some of the software is "gimmicky" but I feel like this is merely a cop out for most people, to just say, oh well, I have WP, all that stuff is gimmicky, turn up nose.

    A lot of it is pretty neat, group sharing, S translator, etc.

    Not to mention the great hardware and massive battery.


    I would love to stay with WP, I absolutely love my Focus S, but my only upgrade choice is the Lumia 920, which is a brick in the hand, and a ton in the pocket. It is far too heavy, does not have a removable battery, or microSD slot, has issues with dust getting on the lenses has all kinds of glitches, and factory defects in the build quality.

    The rest of my gripes lie with Microsoft and WP. No file management like I enjoyed with my LG Expo Projector Phone, terrible update support, I have had to force the last 2 or 3, lack of real customization.

    All WP8 brought to the table in terms of "innovation" was kids corner, and customizable tiles.... And some new colors.... Nothing to write home about. Until Microsoft frees up the device for developers to really use, gets off of its Internet Explorer high horse, and stops limiting hardware such as the screen.... I will have to pass it up for the GS4.
    And as soon as Microsoft do what you said, wp8 will run like **** just like Android. Microsoft said they don't adopt standards as fast as Google because they want to be able to make it run fluently without any hiccups. You see they enabled flash support again, after websites optimized their websites. Same thing for cell hardware and the like. You can't say the same for Android. They push, any and everything they can into Android, just to say we can, but it only caused horrible user experiences, crashes, and viruses. its a reason why android is like the only os that needs virus protection. Lol good times.
    03-16-2013 02:04 PM
  15. Podunks's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by "limiting the hardware such as the screen". The screen on my 920 is far superior to the one on my S3 in many different ways. I agree with your comment on IE10 though, but thank the heavens for UC Browser!
    Microsoft has limited the display of WPs to 1280 x 768.

    And as soon as Microsoft do what you said, wp8 will run like **** just like Android. Microsoft said they don't adopt standards as fast as Google because they want to be able to make it run fluently without any hiccups. You see they enabled flash support again, after websites optimized their websites. Same thing for cell hardware and the like. You can't say the same for Android. They push, any and everything they can into Android, just to say we can, but it only caused horrible user experiences, crashes, and viruses. its a reason why android is like the only os that needs virus protection. Lol good times.
    I do not see where you are getting this from. How would it run like ____? My LG Expo, which was a Windows phone pre WP7, ran smooth as silk! I could manage anything and everything through file browsers, I had all kinds of different web browsers, I was barely limited at all!! And no hiccups for years.... So your post does not really hold water in my opinion, and sounds more like you are just not willing to acknowledge the shortcomings of Microsoft and WP7/8.
    Last edited by Podunks; 03-16-2013 at 03:26 PM.
    03-16-2013 02:11 PM
  16. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Apple may be greedy control freaks but the iphone4 did work better than my lumia920; MS appear to have 1 media system that various apps use...meaning if i listen to radio i lose the pointer to the audio track i was listening to on mp3s, same with videos etc.
    I wont comment on how poor 3g radio is as i can't be sure if its the phone or my carrier, seems unable to hold a signal for more than 10 minutes.
    What's your maximum connection speed set to in settings? 4G or 3G?

    Lumia 920 is a 4G phone and comes set as default 4G. You have to swap it to 3G if you choose to use it with 3G network.
    03-16-2013 04:49 PM
  17. eric12341's Avatar
    My 8X is all the phone I'll need for the next 18 months at least, then I'll upgrade accordingly to the next HTC or Nokia. Who knows what MS has planned for the next updates behind closed doors but I'll say that good things are on the way.
    03-16-2013 06:40 PM
  18. solution2u's Avatar
    Smart Scroll = Eyesight (2009) ?


    Also this picture made my day too.
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    eric12341, Jaripi, buxz777 and 1 others like this.
    03-16-2013 07:44 PM
  19. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    What's your maximum connection speed set to in settings? 4G or 3G?

    Lumia 920 is a 4G phone and comes set as default 4G. You have to swap it to 3G if you choose to use it with 3G network.
    Not necessarily. It depends on where the phone is sold and to what network it is sold on. My carrier free CV-GB unbranded 920 still doesn't have 4G enabled yet and the same is true for other 920's sold in various other countries too.
    03-17-2013 05:25 AM
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