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Galaxy S IV confirms Exynos 5 Octa CPU
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Default Galaxy S IV confirms Exynos 5 Octa CPU - 01-19-2013, 09:03 | posts: 19,596 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Well, not exactly a secret but*Samsung Galaxy S IV makes an appearance in Antutu Benchmarks, both the Korean variant (SHV-E300S) and the International variant (GT-I9500). According to the benchmarks ...

Galaxy S IV confirms Exynos 5 Octa CPU
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 10:21 | posts: 1,220 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

I'm afraid that by having S4 presentations and allowing the leaks (may it be real or fake leaks as with S3), they effectively decreased Note2 sales. I was about to get it and now it doesn't look that appealing. 2 of my friends have exactly the same experience.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 10:28 | posts: 16,713 | Location: Northern Norway

I'm mostly curious about how the exterior design of the phone will be. The S3 really didn't do it for me with its rounded edges and whatnot.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 10:34 | posts: 1,220 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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I'm mostly curious about how the exterior design of the phone will be. The S3 really didn't do it for me with its rounded edges and whatnot.
I'd expect something in S3 style, perhaps with some motives from Nexus 10. The most of the people I was talking to liked S3 design more than S2. Personally, I do hope they'll focus on basic handling a little more, as I feel that S2 was easier to handle than S3.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 11:44 | posts: 5,771 | Location: Sunny Scotland

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I'm mostly curious about how the exterior design of the phone will be. The S3 really didn't do it for me with its rounded edges and whatnot.
I got my s2 a couple of months after the s3 release on an a reasonable contract with the intention of getting a good deal on an upgrade in the future, like the s4.
Yeah i didn't like the girly curves of the s3 neither.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 11:53 | posts: 5,869 | Location: Dubai

5" display?! :-O I hope they don't use the designed for humans line again.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 12:09 | posts: 1,220 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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5" display?! :-O I hope they don't use the designed for humans line again.
SGS3 has 4.8" screen and I can easily use it with one hand - the size is ok. If the bottom off-screen part of Note/Note2 was a little smaller, then it wouldn't be an issue either; these also have some features that you can adjust to make them usable with 1 hand, eg during-call-keyboard that can be moved to bottom-right so you can use it with 1 hand only.

I wouldn't be worried too much. Unless you have tiny palms, SGS3 screen works just fine, and I think that that extra 0.2" won't make it worse. For people with bigger palms, Note screen is usable with 1 hand except for one of the top corners, once you get used to it.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 13:05 | posts: 5,658 | Location: Urban`Jungle

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I'm mostly curious about how the exterior design of the phone will be. The S3 really didn't do it for me with its rounded edges and whatnot.


I think its this and it looks very good if true

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Default 01-19-2013, 13:18 | posts: 795 | Location: ND - US

Does anybody know if they're sticking with one or two designs this time? By that I mean with the S2 AT&T, T Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon all had their own versions with minute changes to the case, not to mention an "international version" and Skyrocket version. Or is that just something I should get used to?

Was it like that with the S3? I own a S2 but my carrier never got an S3 because they're living in a cave banging rocks together.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 17:09 | posts: 3,874 | Location: MI, USA

I'm just praying they stop around 5" screens. My N4 (4.8" screen) fits in my pocket just fine, but if it were any longer, it would probably start to be an issue comfort wise. They have the Note line for those people that want crazy big phones. When I say "they" though, I'm kinda hoping all manufacturers get the hint.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 17:53 | posts: 3,701 | Location: Sweden

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I think its this and it looks very good if true
that side profile is very apple-isque
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 17:55 | posts: 24,413 | Location: Hampshire UK

I can't see the s4 looking like that at all if I'm honest.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 19:50 | posts: 9,782 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

Wonder if it will have on screen buttons, I seriously hate them, absolutely awful idea.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 23:50 | posts: 6,631 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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Wonder if it will have on screen buttons, I seriously hate them, absolutely awful idea.
It probably won't, but why do you hate them? I'd rather have the screen take up the entire phone if possible then have a lip with buttons.
   
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Default 01-19-2013, 23:55 | posts: 9,782 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

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It probably won't, but why do you hate them? I'd rather have the screen take up the entire phone if possible then have a lip with buttons.
Because they are a ball ache when typing, they are hidden when you need them, especially the back button. I have android devices with and without, with is a hell of a lot better.
   
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Default 01-20-2013, 01:00 | posts: 3,874 | Location: MI, USA

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Because they are a ball ache when typing, they are hidden when you need them, especially the back button. I have android devices with and without, with is a hell of a lot better.
Definitely agree. I got a Nexus 4, my first phone with on screen buttons. Its a pain sometimes. Since there is no such thing as an all screen phone (no bezel) they should put capacitive buttons at the bottom. The only device on screen buttons make sense on is a tablet. If there ever is an all screen phone, I may let it slide.
   
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Default 01-20-2013, 02:03 | posts: 16,713 | Location: Northern Norway

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I think its this and it looks very good if true
Oh, yes, that's more down my alley. Simple and clean. I don't care if it looks like an iPhone. I don't like the iPhone itself, but the exterior design of it is great. Of the current generation I prefer HTC. They're perhaps not very exciting, but oh so clean. I also prefer IPS over OLED and its terrible white level accuracy.
   
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Default 01-20-2013, 09:05 | posts: 1,220 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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Oh, yes, that's more down my alley. Simple and clean. I don't care if it looks like an iPhone. I don't like the iPhone itself, but the exterior design of it is great. Of the current generation I prefer HTC. They're perhaps not very exciting, but oh so clean. I also prefer IPS over OLED and its terrible white level accuracy.
They'll go with something more rounded, as such shape leads to better tensile forces distributions = more durable. Regarding white level - it's not a problem with OLED, really, but the way it's used. Samsung decided to go over the top with contrast and saturation. There's no certain answer if it's good or bad, as on one hand they lost the color accuracy (photos) and on the other they improved readability and contrast of UI elements and web sites. If you want better color accuracy, set S2 screen mode to Movie, and in S3, do that + disable automatic screen adjustment (a technique they added so it boosts dark detail in conditions they might be less visible due to external light - again accuracy vs usefulness).

I changed my S2 to Movie mode some time ago just for test and I couldn't get used to it for some time. The decreased level of detail was noticeable and made general clicking more troublesome, especially in really bright exteriors. Photos looked better though, but rather in interiors (phone, not taking photos), where there was lower external light impact on what you can see on screen. Yet, I'm not sure which mode I like more. I'll probably test it for like 2 weeks more and go back to Samsung defaults.

It's a trade-off and before they come up with a screen that doesn't reflect light at all, they have to balance the screen contrast properties between color accuracy in dark and screen usability in bright area. Therefor in my opinion you cannot measure phone screen accuracy, as the measurements are usually performed in perfect-dark, which has very little to do with how you use the phone. It'll be subjective - just like or not like instead of raw numbers. And if you're hardcore, you can prepare your own mDNIe profile for the colors exactly as you want.
   
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Default 01-20-2013, 18:29 | posts: 495

Cannot wait, I'll be buying if it has a Micro SD slot and Removable battery too, those are the most important thing to me though.

The bigger the screen the better tbh.
   
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Default 01-20-2013, 23:56 | posts: 1,736 | Location: London Baby

If that's correct, looks very nice.

But I just don't see the point of having all that cpu/gpu juice, with no proper controls for gaming.

Touch screen just does not touch handheld devices like the PSVITA that do Touchscreen with proper controls.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 00:05 | posts: 24,413 | Location: Hampshire UK

maybe we'll see some clip on cases with thumbsticks/buttons in the near future.
   
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maybe we'll see some clip on cases with thumbsticks/buttons in the near future.
Ze future is already here:
http://buy.thegameklip.com/

Bulky, yes, but oh so nice. Good luck fitting that in your pocket though.
   
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It will take me or anyone here forever to get a phone if we keep saying "oh nooos, there comes a better model than the current one!" Even if you do get SIV some other company will more than likely release a monster phone to dethrone it. Then what? lol
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 11:42 | posts: 24,413 | Location: Hampshire UK

that's true, but I always get the top dog on release when my contract is due renewal. that's why I'm getting the s4.
   
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that's true, but I always get the top dog on release when my contract is due renewal. that's why I'm getting the s4.
EVERY SINGLE person in my area has either iphone 5 or S3 and I hate that. I will probably go with Xperia Z or Blackberry Z10 (if any good) for variety's sake. I refuse to be a part of those common herds lol
   
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