10M Galaxy S4 pre-orders in 2 weeks, smaller and cheaper version due soon

By , Mar 28, 2013

Galaxy S4 (Martin Hajek 004)

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 at the weird March 14 presser and although it won’t land on store shelves before May, early pre-orders are encouraging. According to one estimate, the volume of pre-orders for the S4 has reportedly surpassed ten million units in the two weeks since its unveiling.

By comparison, its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, saw nine million pre-orders prior to its launch while Apple confirmed its iPhone 5 had been pre-ordered five million times over the launch weekend alone. These are no doubt strong numbers.

Analysts are forecasting cumulative sales volume of the Galaxy S4 of a hundred million units. And in recognition that not everyone prefers a phablet in their pocket, a high-profile publication has confirmed that a smaller and cheaper version of the S4 will follow soon…

The ten million pre-orders milestone was first reported by the Seoul-based Korea Economic Daily newspaper.

We’ll see how the S4 performs in the marketplace once it arrives. For now, it would seem the phone is attracting lots of free press and Samsung’s marketing machine hasn’t even started rolling ads.

If Twitter is anything to go by, the iPhone still holds more mass appeal with consumers as the iPhone 5 out-tweeted the S4 by five to one, per Investing Analytics analysis of tweets on the device’s respective launch day.

Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 tweets (Investing Analytics)
iPhone 5 related tweets on launch day: 2.4 million (S4: 440,000).

Analyst Gene Muster (via Fortune) observed that 81 percent of the tweets about the Galaxy had a “positive bias” versus 73 percent for the iPhone:

We believe the iPhone 5 was well telegraphed, thus some consumers may have been let down that there were no surprises.

Carrier AT&T will start accepting pre-orders on April 16, with a $249.99 subsidized price tag which entails a new two-year service agreement.

Rival T-Mobile last week said it will be the first major telco to sell the S4 in the United States (registere your interest here). The Deutsche Telekom-owned carrier confirmed the S4 will hit its stores May 1 for $99 down and $20 a month for 24 months.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 (white, three up, front, profile, back)

Meanwhile, Geek.com claims the South Korean conglomerate is gearing up to launch Samsung Stores within-a-store at select Best Buy locations to promote not just the S4, but also other Samsung products – although the emphasis will be presumably on the handset ahead of the launch.

The S4 comes with a five-inch full HD 1080p display and runs a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor for all U.S. variants. All told, Samsung’s new baby should launch on a whopping 327 carriers worldwide and in 155 countries. The iPhone 5 is only available in hundred markets across 240 carriers.

If you’re wondering how the heck Samsung managed to screw pretty much everyone in the mobile space to become the world’s leading maker of both smartphones and all cell phones (hint: by being the anti-Apple), Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed feature story on that.

Surprisingly, the article appears to have leaked the previously unknown factoid, that Samsung also has a Galaxy S4 version with a smaller screen:

The Galaxy S 4 doesn’t come out until late April. It’s fast, has a big, bright screen, and will probably be another huge hit for Samsung, as will the S 4 mini that will go on sale soon after.

This shouldn’t be terribly surprising: after all, Samsung similarly released the Galaxy S III Mini last year, a more compact and cheaper version of the S III.

Renderings of the Galaxy S4 via Martin Hajek.

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  • http://twitter.com/jpcacho Josh Cacho

    First…..and Ill stick with the IPhone….

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      great choice

  • Stanley Traub

    Seems like people dont give a shit about plastic…. i wonder why… OH WAIT! They want a phone thats not an exact replica of the last one and they want NEW features!

    • Tr1pTr0p

      Well… Sorry, but ten million people disagree with you. I assume they prefer having an advanced device, as opposed to one that only feels good in the hand.

      • Stanley Traub

        Im making fun of the apple people bro. Sorry for not being clear in my comment :P. I myself am a proud owner of a note 2 :-)

      • Tr1pTr0p

        I’ve seen your previous comments, so I assumed you were sarcastic, but still, just to be sure. ;)

      • Raj

        What you doing in apple blogs???

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Nothing much. Reading news, hoping to see more jailbreak tweaks for my iPhone, arguing with brick walls…

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        lol at least you are smart enough to own an iphone..lol

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        he owns a smartphone, his smartphone owns a dumbuser.

        Salut to his iphone…a true hero.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        hahahahhah well said

      • Raj

        I did read all your comments. No lies please!!

      • Tr1pTr0p

        I’ve posted pictures of my 4S numerous times, and I’m definitely not uploading them again.

      • Stanley Traub

        +1000000000000

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        He’s the kind of guy who always hit on Apple and says why Android is better…and other fandroid stuff.. but to be credit, he says that he owns a iPhone too (I know it’s true because he took a potato rainbow photo of his old iPod touch, saying that its a iPhone 4S., but nevermind) … but here he is… always.

        Reminds me those kids who hate Justin Bieber so much that can’t avoid his concerts and probably would give him a BJ just to prove that they really hate the Bieber kid… now excuse me sir, im going to a Android blog device, just to say to everyone how much I love my iPhone and not, off course, to exchange some useful information with other people /sarcasm off

      • Raj

        Well said!!!

      • Tr1pTr0p

        I cannot fucking believe how big of a dishonest, lying asshole you are.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        ok, it wasn’t a ipod touch… it was a Android crappy phone with iPhone launcher. Got to love those dark pictures you got, with rainbow effect. Potatogram.

      • Mustang5Oh

        Then why are you on an Apple related website? Troll much?

      • Stanley Traub

        Know your enemy’s weaknesses ;-)

      • Mustang5Oh

        Ahh that makes sense.

        /end sarcasm

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.h.7 Tony Humphrey

        The mindless minions…… They can’t help it!!!!!

      • Kurt

        He’s a liberal idiot…fanatic actually. Calls himself a proud progressive.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        10 million folks will have sucky phones

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        and 1 year later, 10 million folks will chose the iPhone again saying that some kid lied to them, saying that the Samsung was a better choice.. bla bla bla.. and now they are really pissed of because Android is confusing, the Apps are badly designed and they are always giving to the system a “babysitter” treatment, killing some apps to keep android run…… a lil bit better. Wow… about security and private issues.. unfortunately people are now aware about that stuff, because if they were… I can’t imagine how pissed they will be…

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        exactly..

      • Mustang5Oh

        I came back to iPhone in February after being on android for 2 years and you are right. Battery life is a joke hence the need for huge batteries and the apps are a joke. They are typically poorly designed or a cheap port job from their iOS counterparts.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Reading all your comments, I must say that we had almost the same experience. :)

    • Lordthree

      You sound like samsung pays you (like all the 13 year olds in their factories) to come to these blogs and shill for them. Go pound sand.

      • Stanley Traub

        Im sorry… is someone perhaps jealous?

      • Lordthree

        So you admit you’re being payed by samsung to shill for them? Nah, I’m not jealous- I wouldn’t take their filthy money

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        true

      • Mustang5Oh

        Jealous of what? The fact Samsung got proven by their own emails that their plan was to replicate Apple? Move along troll and go have fun with your tablet that they call a phone now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        lolololooo

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      S4 look 99.9% like the S3.. and they both suck

    • Mustang5Oh

      Said owners of the S3 when they saw the S3S erm I mean S4.

  • Tr1pTr0p

    No matter how good or popular a device is, you will always find a way to discredit it, which I think is quite pathetic. I actually give credit to Samsung for actually innovating by implementing new features into their devices, which could not be said for their biggest competitor. People want something new and better, and these numbers prove it.

    • King

      And I don’t see Apple adding much apart from a faster processor and 13MP camera to the iPhone 5S

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        expecting more is dumb the S is never a full update

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Nice double standards you have there.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        i have common sense.. apple never does a full redesign on and “S” model ever so why expect it now… oh and im skipping the 5S..lol

      • maurid

        Who would have thought YOU had common sense?

      • Stanley Traub

        +100000000 this is the mindless idiot on the blog. With zero common sense

      • Dan

        I agree.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        lol you would

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        you must work for google or samsung..lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        another person with common sense and no crappie android devices…lol

      • TriguyRN

        I’m sick of retards like you. I’m leaving. Although none of you sheep care.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        this is your best post ever… bye.. ii wish you could take android and samsung with you…lolo

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zeljko-Nikolic/1646404156 Zeljko Nikolic

        yes.siri was beta and is still beta….how ling???i dont mind because i have an iphone 4 and now after 3 years i am waiting for a new phone.hard times.always wanted to use siri but now i really dont know what to buy.I hate waiting.it is a really good question:Wait for a new iphone with nothing special or a phone with the same specs and new technology???i think i will work on my house and use my iphone 4!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        siri is over rated… i dnt use it… got get an iphone 5 now jailbreak it and sit tight till iPhone 56 is out and jailbroken

      • Kurt

        +1 If you don’t need to upgrade and don’t mind waiting, do it. I don’t need to upgrade my 4S. But I’m excited to upgrade to the Note 3. Innovation, features I’m waiting for you…

    • Raj

      Innovation from Samsung??!?? LOL!

      • Stanley Traub

        You are REALLY oblivious when it comes to technology. ;-)

      • maurid

        In an opposite world, this sarcastic comment would be correct.

    • Mustang5Oh

      Yeah no other company has EVER placed a letter in front of a feature or device.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

      i wish everyone had an open mind like you and appreciated what the S4 brings to the table. I have an iphone 5 , and it’s a device which i don’t mind considering. Although i dislike android, but nevertheless, it’s a good device with great innovative features.
      If a company doesn’t innovate and bring forth new features, then who will ?

  • techNo

    Having an iPhone since the 2G (2G-4S), this is the year that I’ll be switching to Samsung. Since I have an iPad mini already, and basically I get the same experience (iOS 6) from both of my iDevices, so I think I won’t be missing my iPhone 4S. And I just can’t deny to myself that this is better than the iPhone 5 or the upcoming 5s.

    • Stanley Traub

      At least you are honest about it. Most people on this blog are incredibly biased for Apple

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        I am very honest when i say that samsung sucks..

      • Fraz

        I agree with you but considering this an iOS blog your statement is invalid :P

    • Jimothy

      I’ve only had an iPhone since the 3GS. I have the 3GS, the 4 and the 5. I’m very curious about android, so no hate from me. Honestly, I hate how people diss on each other for which phone they have, but I guess it’s not really a big deal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        WHAT ELSE ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT???LOLO

      • Jimothy

        I am curious about other things, that’s true. You can help with one of them. Why do you hate Samsung?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        hate anything that SUUUcks and samsuing suucks a lot… but its not their fault fact is they should have made their own OS a long time a go now they are stuck with crappy android…lool

      • Ben

        What do you do for a living?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        work on apple products only no PCs and no androids and no samsungs

      • Ben

        You must have a serious amount of free time.

      • TriguyRN

        Do you own a samsung device? Or do you just listen to the garbage apple fanboys say.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        i would never spend money on and android or samsung device… i have ipod iPhone and iPad and mac book pro

      • Jimothy

        Yeah, explain in depth what makes it so terrible. Help us understand.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        cheap crappy phones lame jittery OS

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zeljko-Nikolic/1646404156 Zeljko Nikolic

        Why is it crappy?You can do all the things like in ios and more and you dont need to jailbreak…I dont understand you.If you speak with a cow,a cow will answer “muh” whatever your talking to her.Or him hehe.i dont say you are a cow but your comment is like “muh”.haha.-i am just a funny guy

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zeljko-Nikolic/1646404156 Zeljko Nikolic

        and samsung doesnt suck.They do great things lately.i like their TVs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        their phones suck

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        iphone is number 1… FACT you dont have to understand android is just not as good.. but you are free to use it just like you are free to drive a toyota instead of a BMW..lol

      • Dan

        Don’t expect an intelligent reply. This idiot constantly bashes Android then bellows FACT. In his brain (and I use this term lightly) only his opinion counts.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        its a fact that you ac like an android owner.. nuff said.

      • Dan

        Yeah open mindedness is not the idiots trait

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        you suck as bad as android and samsung hahha

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      SAMSUNG SUUUUCKS…

      • Fraz

        Subtle…

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        nah they suck haaard

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.h.7 Tony Humphrey

      My wife and I have had iPhones since the 3GS too! She got the note2 a few months back and loves it! I am switching to the s4. I really want to see what google does with Motorola, but that’s at least six months away.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      lol lame post

    • Kurt

      Same here. I’ll buy the iPad 5, since there are more tablet specific apps available. But iOS is just an app launcher. Nothing more. So I’m really excited to get the Note 3. So many awesome features. Can’t wait. I’ve had jailbroken devices since 1.1.1 back in 07. Need change.

  • TesticularFortitude

    According to one estimate? Lol.

  • s0me

    now let the samsung hate comments begin :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      SAMSUNG SUCKS AND CAN GO TO HELL

      • Dan

        So can you

      • Stanley Traub

        Hey when did u convert? I remember u always bashed me and others for pro android comments. Doesnt matter. Welcome to the club!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        yeah he is flip flopping… sad times

      • Dan

        I bashed? Sorry if I did. I try to always have an own mind. Been in the Android camp for a few months. Not saying apple is bad, still got the ipad, but when it comes to the phone I believe Android has it beat :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        no my iphone will take me to heaven…lol

    • Raj

      I hate Samsung.

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Amazing phone! Just waiting for that moment to occur where I’m stuck using an iOS device without a jailbreak…soon as that happens, grabbing 1 of these for sure.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      i will never let that happen to me.. MUST JAILBREAK

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Why? I thought iOS is perfect just the way it is?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        its perfectly better than android but thats too easy..lol i jialbreak for freedom to do everything i want on the smoothers most stable mobilOS there is IOS from apple…

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Freedom to do anything? Apple does not give you freedom to do whatever you want? But I thought Apple gives you everything you need.

        Is iOS smoother than Windows Phone?

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Android Freedom: Remove Crapware? Manage privacy settings from all apps in the system? Updating Android without need to wait for the brand, carrier, and after not losing warranty? Changing the Wifi client name? Using different sounds for Notification and SMS and different volume controls for each one? Easy and fast way to manage background applications without the need of a 3rd party app?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        android um sucks

      • http://www.facebook.com/leonodobasic Feđa Jebivetar

        Apparently you’re not familiar with the concept of Nexus devices. No crapware, instant over the air updates, no waiting, no loss of warranty, affordable price… And this is how to change ringtones. bit ly/10nyKLP

        You just proved you haven’t clicked that link above. Current mobile operating systems are very capable of managing background processes and RAM usage, and they do not require 3rd party applications.

        It’s pretty sad how misinformed you are.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        95% of Android devices are not Nexus… so your argument is invalid. When we talk about Android, it’s the general Android, not only a few “luck guys”.

        Like I said before, for marketsharing, fandroids count with all androids, but when we talk some facts about Android.. “Oh.. you should use Nexus only… bla bla bla..” ..

        I already said that here in this article.

      • http://www.facebook.com/leonodobasic Feđa Jebivetar

        95% of Android devices not being Nexus-branded does not invalidate my argument, but it shows how people have different priorities. That’s the thing about, you know, CHOICE. Being able to choose what you want. Do you want regular updates, absolute freedom and affordable price, go Nexus. If you prefer a larger display, if you take notes or sketch on your device, go with the Note. So, where exactly did I say “Oh.. you should use Nexus only…” dishonest prick?

        When I’m talking about Android, I’m talking about Android made by Google. That does NOT include TouchWiz, Sense or other skins OEM manufacturers install on their devices. Get your terminology together.

        And you just conveniently skipped my point about RAM usage on mobile devices.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Android has indeed, a big problem with RAM usage and CPU usage, most because it uses heavy technology like JAVA and Vectorial UIKit.

        You can have a iPhone, a Windows Phone and a Android, all running the same tasks and same apps, and Android not only will use more CPU and RAM, but also will run less smooth than the other ones. It’s common knowledge, specially for developers.

        That’s why most Android devices have a HUGE need of Dual-Core and Quad-core. And the worst part of it, is that most of apps are not optimized to run multiple cores. So to conclude, Android experience is a really mess. No one can guarantee what apps will run great or not, in some devices. The future about Android is empty and a huge mess specially for developers, which off course that mess will hurt the users.

        Apps on Android suck, not because of developers lazyness (well..some of them are, indeed, but GREAT apps on Android are a big mess because Android is and will be very fragmented.

        You can only say one good thing about Android. Customization. Nothing else. Apps suck, Fragmentation suck, Updates suck, Java Suck, API/Frameworks suck, UI tool kit suck, lack of smooth text (cleartype) suck, lack of consistency suck… and the list goes on.

        Now on iOS, you can only point one think. Lack of some features, but most of those features can be done with apps and with JB, it’s like heaven. A system that just works, fast and smooth, with great design, it’s not a mess, has great updates, great support and all dev tools are amazing. Android is all these important points are very far away from iOS and even agains’t windows Phone (a system that I personaly dislike, but must credit Microsoft for doing a great job, on performance, tools, simplicity).

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        ios is the smoothest most stable OS..

      • Kurt

        after Windows Phone actually

      • http://www.facebook.com/leonodobasic Feđa Jebivetar

        This proves Android is more stable. www idownloadblog com/2012/02/05/ios-apps-crashing-more-than-android-apps/ And Windows Phone is just as smooth, or even smoother… So basically, iOS isn’t the most stable or the smoothest mobile OS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ishaanmalhotra92 Ishaan Malhotra

    I hope the 5s/6 is not a rip off and has something new or else the i5 will be my last apple product

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      “S” models are always boring ad under whelming and identical to the regular model it happens every time..

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Even more double standards. Please, keep commenting! Endless source of amusement.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        I stated a fact.. “”S” models are always boring ad under whelming and identical to the regular model it happens every time..” what standards are you talking about???

      • maurid

        When you start using more mature words, and not just “boring” and “sucks”, I can assure you that you will be taken MUCH more seriously. Do your parents even let you talk to strangers on the internet?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        all you need to take seriously is that android and samsung suuuck FACT

      • Kurt

        +1 but…
        I actually use boring and sucks for iOS :-s. But I’m just being an honest iPhone/iPad/(former iPod touch) user. Samsung is far from boring and sucking as they innovate and give you the option to not use the features if you want. Nothing forced. Very good company. They pay attention to detail. when you pull out the s-pen, s-pen specific apps pop up since obviously you will use one of the apps. Look at iPhone 5. Apple doesn’t pay attention to detail. Look at the Keyboard in landscape. is it larger? No, they just added gray to the sides of the keyboard making you have to reach further to press a button.

      • TriguyRN

        That sir, (I would not be surprised if you are a boy) is opinion not fact

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        dude its a FACT…. thats why folks complain about S models..lol

      • Kurt

        Cool, cause the Note is not an S model haha

      • http://www.facebook.com/ishaanmalhotra92 Ishaan Malhotra

        The same is happening with apple these days. But i wont be going to samsung either.

  • Albort

    geez, are we gonna see the iPhone 5s for $250 next?

  • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

    iPhone 5 raw power vs. S4 raw power… nuff said. I personally am not a samsung fan, (more moto ‘cuz family works there) but Apple’s dual-core cant touch this quad-core to octa-core phone.. Samsung’s Touch-wiz better not be sluggish though, because it’s ridiculously slow on the S3 for as much power as the phone has.. hense the need for custom ROMs i guess.

    • Fraz

      On paper my Core 2 Duo Laptop beats any iPhone but my iPhone still opens up everything faster. By everything i mean EVERYTHING. It’s not about the specs on paper. It’s about the actual user experience.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        paper specs look nice before a device comes out but once a device comes out all i care about is real world performance and iphone and iPad win in that area…

        Ipad 4 is soo strong no one even bothers to talk about its specs at all…lololol

      • Fraz

        Exactly what I mean. I mean I’ve used the T Mobile (2GB ram ) S3 and without a custom rom it was just sloppy and laggy. Out of lets say 10 android users I can bet no more than 1-2 people would know how to root and install custom roms. What about the rest of the 8 people? They’re stuck with LAG everywhere.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        solo true and sooooo sad

      • Tr1pTr0p

        How many working brain cells does one need to have in order to understand how more RAM does not influence the imaginary issue of LAG everyone seems to be mentioning?

      • Fraz

        I’m sorry if it isn’t the ram then there’s nothing left to criticize but the fact that the whole OS was shit to begin with?

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Here, have some shut-the-fuck-up juice.
        youtube com/watch?v=Lnudy8OsN-M

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        android owners are so accustomed to lag that they lag too..

      • Dan

        I’ll agree for Gs3. Try a note 2 though, 0 lag

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        not nearly as sooth as iphone or ipad..sorry

      • Tr1pTr0p

        So your iPhone opens mobile applications faster than your laptop opens desktop applications? You do realize you cannot compare the two?

      • Fraz

        Considering how the specs are around 1/5th, I can. The fact of the matter is that the GS3 with around the same specs couldn’t open MOBILE applications faster than my lappy which was opening DESKTOP applications.
        /checkmate

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Are you 10? What fucking checkmate? No, you CANNOT, because you CANNOT compare a desktop application to a mobile application, no matter the damn hardware specifications! What part of this don’t you understand?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        loll you are getting MAD..hahhah

      • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

        the speed that your laptop runs at is limited by your hard drive. Get an SSD and that problem will subside for the most part. and a dual-core from five years ago will run slower than a dual-core from this year

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      lol bosting about power on a device that performs poorly is typical android stuff… always jittery UI… sad

      • Stanley Traub

        Grow a pair and actually try a galaxy device before making a complete fool of yourself ;-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        i try every new POS android device and they always suuuuuck

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Go suuuck a cock you obnoxious fuck.

      • Mustang5Oh

        Typical Android fan boy has to spew junior high insults around. Classy.

        P.s. the reason you’re a moron is because you hate Apple yet have more posts in this thread than you probably have on Android sites.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        These insults only show my extreme disdain towards certain people on this site, and are a sign of frustration of having to explain that I’m an iPhone user at least 20 times per day.

      • Mustang5Oh

        I owned an S3. Ugly UI and it would lag from time to time. My iPhone 5 doesn’t lag at all. :) now what?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        now we have more proof that android and samsung still suck..

      • Stanley Traub

        I’m sorry…. what were u saying? http://www.youtube/watch?v=Lnudy8OsN-M&sns=em

      • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

        right but after two days of use on my iPhone 5 i have to kill all the apps just to get my UI to run smooth. With android’s use of memory why don’t I ever have that problem?

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      Tractor vs Ferrari…

      Tractor has more horsepower, more engine displacement, cilinders.. etc… and guess which one is faster?

      Is not about specs, it’s about the whole experience. Android is based on Java, Vectorial stuff (Flash look a like), and apps that are not optimized and have poor development tools. Even Google developers use iOS more often than Android. No wonder why Google apps run better on iOs than on Android.

      Now, don’t get me wrong… specs are important… but more than that, is having a software that takes full advantage of each spec.

      • David Villamizar

        Best comment ever!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        best comment on the best comment

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        10000% true… end of thread

      • Raj

        I always like your comment!

      • Tr1pTr0p

        How much weight can a Ferrari pull compared to a tractor? Your analogy is wrong, just like everything else you said.

      • Raj

        What the max speed you travel in tractor comparing Ferrari???

      • Tr1pTr0p

        What is 2 times 3? He is cherry-picking a desirable characteristic and wrongly comparing it. Tractors are not made for racing, but for pulling heavy loads, hence comparing the two is RIDICULOUS!

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Samsungs are made for pulling heavy loads too… like Android, his apps, and all the crapware/spyware inside.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Mobile Safari just crashed as I was typing my response to your unfounded, ignorant bullshit. Gotta love irony. That is what I get for using brilliant Apple software. But hey, at least I can open more than 8 tabs.

        Go fucking use an Android and then talk smack about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        android sucks

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        So why you still use it? … well.. nevermind. the same loop over and over and over. “I hate iOS… Apple software sucks…I love Android… Android is better…” but… but.. I own a iPhone…

        You can’t even make sense. Keep this pace and you’ll be awarded as the retarded of the year.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        The prize for the retarded of the year is reserved for your ass. This is almost the tenth time I’m explaining it to you. The only reason I’m still using an iPhone is the fucking carrier contract! How many times to I have to repeat myself for information to penetrate your thick fucking skull?

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Lame excuse. And no, you didn’t explained before (at least to me).
        Unlock the phone (there’s a lot of people who does that for just a few euros) sell it, get a Android device. Just because you have a contract you are not obligated to keep the phone. You only need to keep the contract until it ends. Moron…Im starting to feel sorry for you.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        I’m a moron because law prohibits me from selling the device when on a contract? I’m one step ahead of you because I already feel sorry for your dishonest, lying ass.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Uploaded thousands of (potato) photos and none of them shows the iPhone and I’m the lier… ahahhh…

      • Mustang5Oh

        I used Android for 2 years and was an admin for a big Android forum. I can assure you Android is a big pain in the ass. There is a reason phones have become so big. Without a giant battery Android phones would die in half a day. Java sucks hence Androids issues. iOS is native hence not needing the bigger battery and the fact we don’t need 8 cores to experience no lag. I had an S3 and it has a hideous UI and at times it still lagged. Yet it has higher specs than iPhones. Weird. Go troll elsewhere.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        The S3 has a 2100 mAh battery, compared to 1500 mAh on the iPhone 4S and 5, which is 40% larger capacity. In day to day usage, my iPhone gets around 4 hours of moderate usage and 16 hours of standby before shutting down. (img571 imageshack us/img571/2901/imagenubq.jpg) In comparison, the Samsung S3 allows for 4 hours of usage, 18 hours of standby, and still have 40% remaining.

        Here, have some laggy shut up juice. (youtube com/watch?v=Lnudy8OsN-M)

        As long as I have an iPhone, in other words, at least 10 more months, I’ll stick around.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        If you don’t know the difference between speed and strength, than you will never understand my analogy. Try harder Tr1pTr0p… just try harder. Not faster… harder, ok?

      • Tr1pTr0p

        If Ferrari is faster, why don’t people use them for farming? Could it be because those two are made for different things?

        Intelligence? Do you fucking have it? Go compare a Lamborghini to a Ferrari if you want a correct analogy.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        you still don’t get it.. don’t you? do you need a draw?

        Specs… horsepower…. everything it’s just a number who doesn’t translate which one is faster… don’t you get it already…? Jesus, you’re slow…

      • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

        i haven’t looked at it like that before, good point. I see developers half-fast software all the time though, on both sides, maybe from lack of experience or trying to get a quick buck, but look how far android has come since v1 and look at how far iOS has come. there is a big difference. If you buy a Nexus, it doesn’t have quirks and hiccups like most other android phones, they are built they way Google has intended and run best with most apps. Its the other manufactures who try and be the next Apple that’s part of the problem, with their custom versions of android that lack basic compatibility sometimes, for something just as simple as an LED Flash app. As well as the need for software optimization (On the developer’s part).

    • Mustang5Oh

      Please explain to me what you do on a PHONE that requires anything above a dual core.

      • http://www.facebook.com/PwnHkr Dylan Lane C. Knox

        run Linux, use a full blown OS, play games at the best frame-rates possible, be able to handle updates in 2 years.

  • Yashirah

    i doubt the gs4 sells enough.. samsung are running out of ideas and this new gs just doesnt do it for me bahhhh!!!

  • akicyron

    Well I am apple user and as far as i believe ..apple never existed on the specification front ..it existed only due to its product engineering and revolutionary quality. On the other hand Samsung has its forte in the technical specification. Both phones are revolutionary in their own fields.

    • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

      Having better specs doesn’t translate to innovation but natural progression. Don’t get confused.

      • Tr1pTr0p

        Oh! So that is why the 3GS is the fastest smartphone available on the market! It’s all clear to me now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      blah blah blah but android is laggy glitchy and sucky

      • Mustang5Oh

        True.

      • Stanley Traub

        If only you had evidence to prove that ;-)

  • Yashirah

    i love phones i got the lumia and owned the gs3.. wont go back to a gs prod ever again!! too laggy!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      there you have it folks… samsung and android are laggy POS

  • Mustang5Oh

    I seem to think this is a huge lie. Preorders just started in the UK and the USA in a few weeks. I doubt they have already pre-sold 10 million of this device.

  • Mustang5Oh

    It’s funny no other big site has reported this due to the fact it’s probably vastly incorrect.

  • @dongiuj

    I read that the S4 was on sale on April 16th. That’s mid April in my book, not late April.

  • batongxue

    Still waiting for the ONE!

  • jay

    I had the S3 and I loved the phone! Everything worked for me but they are thing why I switched to apple. First Samsung kies! Which person invented this software? It doesn’t work close what iTunes does. Second thing is the size! It feels always so flimsy that’s easy to drop it! Third thing is the apps. I don’t play so much or watch movies but the apps on the iPhone are very good!

    And the best thing is I can resell the phone after one year for good money!

  • iancarld

    OS?
    Android, windows, ios, bb, etc. Same all just launching my apps that I use every day. I need better features, camera, extra memory, longer battery life. I like the fact I can pull/change battery of my phone just like my dslr.

  • ash1

    u r mistaken Dude its pre-registers not preorders:-P