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    We all know that Samsung's Galaxy S4 is all set to hit the market this month. While AT&T is launching the phone on April 30th 2013, Sprint plans to launch it on April 27th 2013 and T-Mobile plans to launch it on April 24th 2013. So, while we are all waiting for this phone to hit stores, let’s take a closer look at what’s new in the Galaxy S4 by comparing it with its predecessor the Galaxy S3.

    Here are the specification differences between the Samsung Galaxy S III and the new S4.

    Phone Galaxy S4 Galaxy S III
    Galaxy SIII vs S4-gs4blackfront01-1-1363293733.jpg Galaxy SIII vs S4-i535_400x400_large1_cf.jpg
    OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    Processor 1.6GHz Octa-core ARM Cortex-A15 or 1.2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core Exynos 4 or Dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
    Memory 2GB 1GB or 2GB
    Display 5" HD Super AMOLED 4.8" Super AMOLED
    Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 1,280 x 720
    Pixel Density 441 ppi 306 ppi
    Glass Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 2
    Storage 16 / 32 / 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB) 16GB / 32GB
    Camera 13mp 8mp
    Front Camera 2mp 1.9mp
    Cellular GSM/EDGE/UMTS/DC-HSPA+/LTE Cat 3 (bands vary by market) GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE (bands vary by market)
    WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, HT80 802.11 a/b/g/n, HT40
    Bluetooth 4.0 LE 4.0 LE
    Connectivity NFC / MHL 2.0 / IR LED NFC / MHL
    SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
    Battery 2,600mAh 2,100mAh
    Weight 130g 133g
    Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
    Colors Black Mist / White Frost Pebble Blue / Marble White


    1. Size and weight - One point worth mentioning here is that Samsung has finally managed to reduce the size and weight of its flagship phone and in the process, make it easier to hold. The Galaxy S4 has a width of 2.75 inches which is 0.03 inches lesser than the SIII. It's also thinner than the SIII at 0.31 inches. No change in the length of the phone though. Another interesting fact is that the S4 is 0.10 oz lighter than its predecessor.
    2. Display - This is probably one of the greatest differences between both the phones. While both phones have a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16M colors, the S4 has a pixel density of 441 ppi as compared to the 306 ppi of the SIII. The S4 also has a 5 inch touch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. So you see the display on the phone has gotten significantly better.
    3. Memory & Storage - In terms of memory and storage there isn't any difference between both the phones. They both run on 2 GB of RAM (1GB of RAM in the international SIII) and are available in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions (64GB version will probably not be seen in the US). Nothing much to say here.
    4. Camera - The Galaxy S4 is really leaps and bounds ahead as far as the camera is concerned. It comes with an astonishing 13 MP camera that can take shots with an amazing 4128 x 3096 pixel resolution. It also has a nice little addition called dual shot. The phone also comes with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and dual video calls which, anyone would agree, are nice features to have on your Smartphone.
    5. OS & Performance - Well, both phones run on the Android operating system (no surprises there). But, the Galaxy S4 is being released simultaneously with the latest version of Android Jelly Bean (v4.2.2). The Galaxy SIII is only upgradeable up to Jelly Bean (v4.1.2). And as time goes by, the chances of an upgrade coming out for the SIII keep reducing. Basically, what Samsung is trying to say is that your best bet at trying out the latest Jelly Bean OS is to buy the Galaxy S4. In terms of performance, the Galaxy S4 is supposed to be a lot better than the SIII mainly because it has an 8 or 4 core processor instead of the 4 or 2 core one on the SIII. That's right, the Galaxy S4 comes with a 1.6 GHz Oct-core Cortex-A15 CPU as well as a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU. This means you can look forward to running a lot of your favorite apps simultaneously with little or no trouble. It's really something worth looking forward to.
    6. Battery - This is the final piece of the puzzle. Samsung phones have always been known for their long battery life. And they are doing nothing to hurt their chances with the 2600 mAh Li-ion battery on the Galaxy S4. We all know that Samsung does really well in this category but we will only be able to confirm the S4's battery performance once the phone is released and we get a chance to use it.



    Conclusion

    Well, the Galaxy S4 does seem like a huge improvement over the Galaxy SIII but considering the fact that it is one of the most awaited Smartphone’s of 2013 it seems Samsung could have done a little more with the phone. Maybe they should have waited a few months more and worked on the phone a little bit more. But don't let our opinion mislead you, on release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will definitely be one of the best Smartphone’s in the market and added 4G (LTE) support only further strengthens the phone’s popularity.


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    Last edited by tavenger5; 04-19-2013 at 11:49 AM.
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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    Hi, Guys Samsung is rolling out few features of Galaxy S4 on Galaxy SIII. Check out the CIOL report on this:


    Galaxy S4 features to come on Galaxy S3 soon - CIOL



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    GS4 is a huge upgrade from GS3, and it's also very expensive. I wonder though if these new features will really be utilized because they're all so overwhelming. I'm curious what other improvements Samsung have in mind on the next models. Smartphones are taking over computers now.



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    The Galaxy S4 looks extremely similar to the Galaxy SIII in design. Put simply, it's just a bigger version. It keeps the rounded corners but has a slightly squarer look to it like the Galaxy S2. The rear removable cover also remains, as does the physical home button which is a slightly different shape.



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    Yeah, I think I like the squarish shape now. They also balanced the space on the home button. My friends didn't like that there is so much space above the home button, and it's not "centered." The S4 kind of looks like the Note II now from the photos. I heard the US version will only have 4 cores though and the international version has 8 cores? Is that true?



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    It has an Octa-core processor, Wow! I thought dual core processors in phones were impressive.



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    The new one looks good!!
    MexiRicanNative...Princesa!! I'm a spicy mix! lol

    "Si vas a hacer algo,hazlo con estilo"



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    Quote Originally Posted by Princesa View Post
    The new one looks good!!
    Do you think you're going to upgrade and get it?

    I see you have the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Do you think it's worth getting the newer one or are you happy with what you have?



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    I think the S4 is a good upgrade from the SIII and im strongley considering purchasing it



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    Re: Galaxy SIII vs S4

    Quote Originally Posted by seanwilson0221 View Post
    I think the S4 is a good upgrade from the SIII and im strongley considering purchasing it
    If you decide to purchase it, have you decided which carrier you will be using?



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