+Mads Thomsen mir gefällt Plastik sogar besser als Metall aber die glossy Rückseite ist einfach nur rutschig und nicht schön. Am besten so wie bei dem S2 oder bei meinem Galaxie nexus. Mit rauher Rückseite. Mehr will ich nicht. Kein Metall oder so etwas
+Nico Brüske It's a matter of taste. I think the new HTC One i awesome looking. And it's aluminum. But there are plastic phones out there that look great also. Sony's "Z" model is plastic, I belive. They all get scratches eventually. But look at the back of at black iPhone 5. They really look worn after only a few months.
Well this is the first time samsung is reveiling a successor for its flagship so soon, i think it might not be the s4 yet something in the middle between the s3 and the s4 ... the s3 sales are still very high - why plunk it ? What do you think
+Ernest Maleev iPhone? Every Android handset maker already has devices that surpass the iPhone and Android has overtaken iOS two years ago. People are moving away from Apple but there is still enough people who will buy their stuff even today. Apple could sell a piece of wood with an Apple logo for 100 USD. People are that stupid.
Also one way to surprise with S4 would be to make a phone with a battery that lasts more than a day or two.
It makes me think of the amazing basic phones we had about 10 years ago in the market. We had non-smart phones which had a battery lasting for over a week without recharge. Back when Nokia still knew what they were doing.
Also don't make the physical size of the phone and screen too large, all the latest phones are really looking clunky and unusable when are getting to the +5 inches territory. 4,7" is looking like the maximum size.
I used to have a 3.7" phones - HTC Desire Z (Vision) and then the T-Mo MyTouch4GSlide (Doubleshot). My wife's HTC Sensation seemed pretty big at 4.3. My colleagues Galaxy Nexus and SGS-3 phones seemed huge. I now have a Note2 because of the pen, otherwise I'd have an S3, and even after months of use the Note2 still seems to be on the limit of usability due to size (but I love being able to sketch/draw/annotate).
4.5" for me is a natural size for a phone if there's not much bezel. OTOH, a lack of space round the screen means the screen is more vulnerable to cracking if there's a side impact.
+Juha Meriruoho People should stop mixing up smartphones and feature phones. Of course old Nokia phones lasted for weeks. They couldn't really do much more than make calls, send text messages and play snake though. Stop comparing these devices to todays Smartphones! If you want battery life like that get 50 USD feature phone and stop complaining!
+Amir Rehman, thing is, all current smart phones have atrociously bad batteries. That is one of the key points all manufacturers need to work on. Not adding features all the time, but making the existing functions work better and longer.
Of course great battery levels of old times are impossible to reach because of the huge variety of functions that smart phones can be used to. As you said, old phones were only used for texting and calling. (or throwing like here in Finland) :-)
+Juha Meriruoho Well, I personally don't think that "all current smart phones have atrociously bad batteries". Of course some of them are pretty bad, not even lasting a full day. Many smartphones out there are doing pretty good though, considering what they (can) do. My old Galaxy Note lasted 24 to 65 days on one charge, my Nexus 4 does 24 to 48 hours, depending on usage. For me that's absolutely alright. As long as my smartphone lasts a full day, I am alright with it. I had the Palm Pre back in 2009 and that device sucked. When I got it, it lasted for about 8 hours. Soon after it went down to just 4 hours! When I went back to the shop, they said, that this was normal and I should get used to it. After sending it in 3 times for various reasons, I got my money back and purchased the SGS instead. Well. A bit off topic maybe. Anyway. Battery life has improved in my opinion. There is a lot of room for improvement though.
Heck yeah +zachary Kew-Denniss I personally don't mind having headphones or a BT headset on but sometimes I just want to take them off and watch a video or listen to music without cranking up the volume to the max because all the sound comes out of the back of the device, or the bottom of it. Sound is supposed to be directed at the ears, not at the empty space behind the device.
not marking any dates down until you guys fully open source both kernel and fw/ROMs up, especially the Exynos ones. Seriously ffing fix this fw I9100GXXLSR it's plagued w/ SODs 1st OR better yet drop that ball and give us 4.2 instead. If you can't do it, start paying some of your loyal xda dev guys to get that done. kthxbai P.S:- no offense intended but S IV's 4.9" scr just won't do it for me as I'm aiming for Note III so...g'luck to y'all S IV hopefuls /i9100g/Android 4.2.2/CM10.1 nightly builds user