Google is continuing to remove old Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store. Last month, it took down devices like Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One (M7) from the Play Store. Today, Google has announced that it has dropped Samsung Galaxy S4 from the list as well.
Samsung has launched Galaxy S4 Value Edition variant in the Europe. The device that bears a model number i9515 is priced at €398 which is higher than the original Galaxy S4.
Samsung has announced that its recently launched Galaxy S5 has selling better that its predecessor Galaxy S4. The latest flagship smartphone has set a new record for the company with opening day sales being 30% higher to that of the S4, according to reports from ZDnet Korea. The Galaxy S5 has reportedly sold twice as well in some European market.
The biggest expectation of the MWC 2014 had to be Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event where they were expected to announce the successor of Samsung Galaxy S4 and they did announce it – Samsung Galaxy S5. While a lot of people weren’t convinced about the lack of design change from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy S4, even more people joined the skeptical lot as Samsung pulled a Samsung out of the hat and introduced the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a design and specs not so different from the predecessor – Galaxy S4.
FoneArena is live from Barcelona and we were there at Samsung’s really packed Unpacked event. After the unveiling, we were able to get a quick hands on with the device and in the short time, we compared it with the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can check out the quick hands on comparison video right below.
Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced last year and it is all set to be replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S5 which is rumored to arrive on February 23rd. Samsung unveiled various editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 – Gold Edition, Crystal Edition and now, we have the black edition. What the black edition does is that it comes with a faux leather back that featured in Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
When Apple announced their iPhone 5s in a Gold color, other companies followed(others read Samsung and HTC) and announced their flagship devices in Gold variants. Samsung announced just a gold colored variant while HTC went the extra mile to make their flagship entirely out of 18karat gold. Now Samsung is following its own trend by announcing a Crystal edition of Samsung Galaxy S4. I say Samsung’s own trend because in the past, Samsung had unveiled Crystal editions of Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is one hot phone. No! Seriously! Literally! Earlier this year, there were reports from Hong Kong that a Samsung Galaxy S4 had exploded and as a result a house caught fire. Now we have this – Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire while charging. A YouTube user, Ghostlyrich, has uploaded a video of his Samsung Galaxy S4 that catches fire while charging via a Samsung provided charger. The video would have been silent had it not been for Samsung.
I was in New York city recently for an event and managed to get hold of the recently launched Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition for unboxing as I’m a huge fan of devices running stock Android and the Galaxy S4 has some great internals and a full HD Super AMOLED display. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top on Android does offer some useful features but it does come at a cost in terms of free space on the device and
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At the Nokia Lumia 1020 launch event a few days back we got to compare the phone with some of the other flagship devices like the HTC One and iPhone 5. The first Windows Phone handset with a 41MP camera brings a top end smartphone experience but how does it compare with the Samsung Galaxy S4 ? Check out the video to find out. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Hands on”
On Thursday in London & New York, Samsung made available its well-leaked and previewed variant of the Galaxy S4, the S4 Active. Having had a few minutes to play around with the device we came away with a few impressions, though a more detailed review will likely be a few weeks away. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Active AT&T Hands on”
Samsung is in talks with several carriers to introduce its LTE-Advanced version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. LTE Advanced 4G is an upgrade from the conventional LTE networks deployed currently and offers a data transmission speed at up to double the speeds of standard 4G networks.
Samsung has carved out a huge market for its Galaxy range of Android phones. One of the most popular phones in the series was the Galaxy S3, clocking over 40 million units in sales as of January this year. Samsung launched the much hyped and much anticipated upgrade to the S3 in the form of the Galaxy S4 at an event in New York and the India launch took place last week in Delhi as it is one of the key markets for the Korean smartphone maker. There is little doubt that the phone is fully loaded in terms of specs and features, but can Samsung replicate the success of the S3 with the new Galaxy S4? And should you buy one? Dive in to the FoneArena review to find out. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Review”
A lot of you readers have been asking us which phone has the best camera for video capture. I was recently in London for the Nokia Lumia 925 launch event and carried along some flagships like the Galaxy S4 , HTC One , Nokia Lumia 920 and the Apple iPhone 5. So here is is , a quick real life comparison of how these phones capture video. This comparison only includes the day light performance. Will try to include a low-light performance later on. So here we have 2 supreme Android phones , the best Windows phone and latest iPhone fighting against each other in this camera comparison! Dive in and take a look. Continue reading “Camera Video Quality Comparison – Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 5”
We’ve previously reported about the Samsung Galaxy S4. The handset was spotted at an event in Croatia and now we’ve got video proof of its existance.
As seen earlier the handset is clad in a dual tone metal shell that has a very industrial look to it. The exposed bolts on the back lend further credence to the fact that the handset is both dust proof and water resistant. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Active shows up on video”
It has been known for a while that Samsung plans to introduce a new rugged version of the Galaxy S4. Dubbed the Galaxy S4 Active, we finally get to take a look at the device. The specifications of the phone are to be the same as the standard Galaxy S4 with the focus being on making it a water resistant, dust proof device.