News of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone should be arriving along with Spring robins. Anonymous sources tell The Verge that the Galaxy S IV will "definitely" be announced on March 14, and will "take design cues from the Galaxy Note 8.0." According to another post over at Sam Mobile, the newest Samsung flagship will run Android 4.2.2 and feature a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) processor, 4.99-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. "The leap in cool new features from [Galaxy S III] to the next flagship will be bigger" sources promise The Verge.
It would be good to have variety but I rather have high-impact resistant plastic than uni-body metal any day. Better for heat, drops, weather, weight , replacement easier, etc.
I'd debate the weather, weight, and replacement easier points. Drops maybe depending if you're looking at survivability or minimizing superficial damage like nicks, scrapes, and scratches. But in what way would plastic ever be better than metal for heat? I see a lot more metal heat sinks then I do plastic ones.
Would be nice to see a Note 3 with a 7 inch screen and the future 5S with a 6 inch screen.
Honestly seems rather boring nothing really new or exciting
Actually you could fit a 6.1 inch screen on the current body of a Note II if you used edge to edge screen. I'm not sure what else they should put in a smartphone that would be "new and exciting" to you?
They did. The Galaxy tab 2 10.1. Using skype, your good to go and if you get a new 802.11ac device, you can make calls within a few hundred fee of your house. However, moving downthe street might result in dropped calls. (I know, been there.. )
The 1 GB of RAM in the Galaxy Nexus is really starting to make it show its age.
2013-Feb-19 6:39 pm: ·
pnjunction Teksavvy Extreme Premium join:2008-01-24 Toronto, ON kudos:1
I'm still rocking my original Galaxy S.
Having the latest Android versions ported and tricked out by the CyanogenMod and the rest of the community has helped sooth the upgrade itch until now but I am definitely jumping on the S 4 unless it spontaneously combusts in reviews.
All my phones are in OtterBox Defender cases, so I don't have to worry. I dropped my Captivate from 4 feet standing straight up (on purpose to prove a point) onto a solid granite slab and it did nothing to it. It bounced and landed without a scratch or any damage to the case or the phone.
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still the screen on the sG3 is not as thought as they make it out to be. Also theres tons of test video proving that, not just this video. Nothing bias when the same bottles hit the iphone and nothing happen is not like the emptied it out so it won't damage the iphone 5. heres another one and it comes from Android authority and even then proved the sg3 does crap easily:
By who? an Android loving site that proved that the SG3 glass sucks. Look thats Samsung fault for not using real Gorilla glass and not the cheap version.
they did use gorilla glass, just didn't implement it correctly(should have been slightly thicker, and a rubber gasket added to the outside edge to absorb impact). the iphone5's glass is .90mm thick, can't find numbers on the SG3 glass but it definitely feels thinner(more flex under pressure).
i was talking about the beer bottle drop video, there's 3 tests where the phones are under different stresses, first is the drop where the Iphone was a straight vertical drop onto it's bottom, and the SG3 was dropped at an angle. second was the soup cans neither were dropped in the same way and didn't really impact either phone solidly, and the beer bottle test, SG3 bottle was dropped corner down on the screen, they might not have intended bias in that one, but it sure as hell looked like it.
Still even if we eliminate that bottle drop there still other test that show how badly Samsung use the glass on the phone. Even to the point that once theres a hairline crack across the device it stop receiving input. Had they done the SG3 with the same standards than HTC or even LG their phones would look and work better.
2013-Feb-20 12:07 am: ·
ropeguru Premium join:2001-01-25 Mechanicsville, VA
Hopefully on Verizon...
As it will be the perfect timing for my end of contract with Sprint in May. This gives some time to see what all the bugs and issues will be before I have to decide on a new phone.
I was hoping the Note 3 would come out at the same time but probably not. I have an S3 and a Note 2 and I prefer the notes, and will just wait for the new note.
I'm stuck because I'm looking at getting a new phone next month and stuck between the SIII and note 2..
knowing this phone is going to be $$$ maybe the note 2 might have a price drop as well before I get into another 2 year contract.
Note 2 probably won't see a major price drop until the Note 3, which if it comes out in March, that would happen, but seeing how the Note 2 just came out, I do not see it happening, but don't quote me on any of this, as that stuff is all subject to change.
Android has come a long way since FroYo and Gingerbread. Plus, launchers that some manufacturers throw on top of Android can cause serious annoyances that have nothing to do with Android itself. Like the old Motorola UI....dear lord was that bad.