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Smartphone Wars: Enter the Samsung Galaxy S4
Maclean’s Magazine· Thu, Mar 14 2013 19:00:18
Try to keep up with all the smartphones currently on the market (or coming soon). There’s the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One, and you can add a new one to the list: the Samsung Galaxy S4. Unveiled at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the Galaxy S4 will have a host of new features.
You can control the Galaxy S4 by waving your hand in front of the camera sensor http://cnet.co/14orNMO #GalaxyS4 http://pic.twitter.com/zV59hPmBWaCNET
On the Samsung Galaxy S4 you can add SOUND to your pictures! That’s pretty cool.amplwp
The Samsung Galaxy S IV will have "pictures with sound." So, basically, video. #Samsungunpacked #unpackedJohn Cross
The rumors were true: The Galaxy S4 has eye-tracking software http://cnet.co/14orNMO #GalaxyS4 http://pic.twitter.com/nl7VbZxhzjCNET
Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging pad. http://pic.twitter.com/mB3yck31d0M()D3
The Galaxy S4 will also include a feature called Eraser, that lets you remove
who jump into the background of your pictures.
The #Samsung #Galaxy #S4’s eraser mode composites photos to delete people in the background http://tdy.sg/Z2mFYa http://pic.twitter.com/YchQ47d1ScTODAY
So now the Galaxy S4 will ruin every awesome photobomb ever. I hate you. #GalaxyS4James DiGioia
Galaxy S4 photobomb remover feature.. hahahaha!madi-madz
It will also be able to double up as a TV remote.
While the trend of tablets is to get smaller (like the iPad mini), Galaxy smartphones are just getting bigger and bigger.
How people even hold this big a** phone in their hands? It keep s getting bigger and bigger. #samsung #S3 #S4 http://pic.twitter.com/Qf4oWA1EuJiMohsin
Samsung Galaxy S4 “Does it fit your lifestyle?” “Yes”. “Does it fit your pocket?” “No.”Muzo
My @BlackBerry still had the best feature: it can actually fit in my pocket! (poking fun at the new Galaxy S4)Malik Chabou
So underneath that hideous design there appears to be a solid device packed to the brim with features. #S4Ashik Sorake
No plastic "indestructible" screen on the #galaxys4 #s4. Otherwise it seems solid. Nothing game changing. Not sure about upgrading though.brenden bowers
So with all the new additions, how were people reacting? Some felt the Galaxy S4 might be the one that takes the smartphone crown from Apple’s iPhone.
Samsung galaxy s4. Nuff said. Goodbye apple. Years of loyalty and zero innovation has lowered your stock into my technological colon. #peaceSpaceman Spiff
Just saw the Samsung Galaxy #S4 presentation. Liked the #Knox feature. Samsung made #Apple look… well like a #Nokia or #BlackberryRobert
I’m a diehard apple user but this is kinda tempting…Samsung Galaxy S4 emerges to do battle on Apple’s home turf http://reut.rs/Zs4gGDThuy Ong
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Galaxy S III poops on the iPhone. Switching.Christianna
Others were less interested in another phone in a saturated market.
Wohoo! #Samsung #Galaxy #S4! A rectangular phone with rounded corners and a flat glass screen. Available in white and black. #AMAZINGDaniel MacDonald
Great! More plasticky junk from #Samsung #S4shahroz
#S4 is available in "black mist and white frost" – that sound like the names of some hookersVishal
CNET review of the new Samsung S4 calls it "the Gap clothing of smartphones" and doesn’t seem overly impressed #s4 #stillplasticRyan Carlson
Blackberry Z10 Galaxy S 4 iPhone 5s BLAHHH WHY CAN’T WE HAVE AN APPLE BLACKBERRY S WHYYYYEdgar Gabriyelyan
The Galaxy S4 will be available at the end of April.