When Can You Buy The Samsung Galaxy S 4 On ….?
There has been much hype about the Samsung Galaxy since the beginning of 2013. Since the official announcement last month, consumers have been waiting on details about pricing and availability. This morning Samsung announced that their flagship device is coming to the United States through 7 carriers. Meaning somehow, someway you will have access to one. You will have to think about your what carrier and what plan. We will update you with details as they come.
Sprint has officially announced that you can get a Galaxy S4 beginning Saturday April 27th. If you don’t want to risk getting them going out of stock, or them being on back order, you can pre-order your S4 starting tomorrow April 18th HERE.
Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint Network
The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a starting price of $249.99 (this doesn’t include taxes and fees). You have two color options “White Frost” or “Black Mist“. Earlier this week we announced the exclusive Purple Samsung Galaxy S III on Sprint. We mentioned Sprint’s Port In Offer, where if you transfer your number from another carrier, Sprint will credit you $100. If you do this when purchasing the Galaxy S4, it can bring it down to $149.99.
To see the “Unlimited Data” plans Sprint offers, check HERE.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 67 markets.
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout and detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage.
From the Sprint Website:
Galaxy S 4 customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges).
Will you be getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 under Sprint? Are you waiting for the release date or pre-ordering? Let us know your thoughts on the S4 and Sprint service below!
We were all waiting for it. What can this phone do? What kind of upgrades does it have? Was the Samsung Galaxy S4 worth all the hype and mayhem? What was all the fuss about? Here’s what you need to know. You can make up your mind
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Look and Feel
As we inched closer to the date of Samsung Unpacked more images and footage was leaked. This made us further speculate about the device. Most of the leaked images showed a bigger looking Galaxy S III. At the event you would see that they were mostly right.
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is a taller and thinner Galaxy S III. At least that’s what it looks like. The phone is a lot lighter than its predecessor. Samsung used the same plastic that so many loathe. The back has a different finish that makes it a lot less slippery than the S III. If you’re used to holding the Galaxy S III, the S4 will feel no different. It has a more squared look as Samsung has squared the edges of the S4 more than the S III. The display has been upgraded from 4.8 inch screen to a 5 inch screen with 1080p display. Colors are vibrant and jump out at you. It begs for you to watch movies and videos.
The phone is so thin, that I’d put a case on it just for gripping purposes. I’ve never felt comfortable with thin phones, so it would help me.
Under the Hood
While the GS4 looks a lot like the S III, there are changes under the hood. Depending where you are, you will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (United States) or the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor. It comes with 2 GB of RAM which should make for smooth use and interaction.
There are three storage options with the S4. You can get 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. There is also a MicroSD expansion slot that allows you to add up to 64GB more of storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will ship with Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. That is latest version of Jelly Bean available. Jelly Bean 4.2 has features such as Daydream, Photo Sphere, a keyboard with Gesture Typing and more. You can learn more about those features HERE
Samsung focused on their Android skin TouchWiz. It seems that they want you to rely more on their features as opposed to vanilla Android. At Samsung Unpacked many new features were announced. Here are some of the most notable ones:
Samsung Smart Pause – Sensing where you’re looking, with Smart Pause, the S4 will control video playback. When watching a video, if you look away, the phone will pause the video and will continue playing it once you look at it again.
Samsung Smart Scroll – With face recognition and wrist movement, users can scroll through emails or the web by just looking up and down. Depending on where you’re looking the screen will scroll with along with you.
Samsung Translator – This feature instantly translates texts, emails, and ChatON conversations. You can type the text, or say the text. This is great for all you jetsetters. When testing it, it conjugated Spanish a lot better than Google Translate has.
Group Play – If your friends have S4s you can easily share documents, photos, and music without any signal (Wi-Fi or cellular). At the presentation, they said you could connect up to 8 S4s at once. You can have the same song playing on all devices with the Share Music option. You can even assign speaker titles to each phone (left Surround, right surround)
S Health – With the increase of health trackers and wristbands, Samsung took it upon themselves to make it easier to track exercise. The Galaxy S4 has built in humidity sensors, temperature sensors and a pedometer which help monitor your environment. With the addition of a food and sleep diary, and an additional wristband (S band), you can monitor your quality of life easily. It will also sync with third party apps.
Air View – By just hovering your finger over your S Planner, email, or photo gallery; you can see the body of the email message, photos or planner content. Air Gesture allows you to answer calls or change music tracks by waving your hand. I find little tricks like this complete awesomeness.
IR Remote Blaster – Taking a note from their tablets, Samsung put an IR blaster on the S4 to help act as a TV control. Along with Samsung WatchON, you can control your entertainment system. It will learn your likes and suggest shows for you to watch.
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Camera
The camera was the biggest upgrade from the Galaxy S III to the Galaxy S4. The S4 sports a 13 megapixel camera (the S III has an 8 megapixel). It doesn’t have any chips or special sensors. It did come with many new features to enhance picture taking from a smartphones.
Dual Video Call – allows you to show the other party what you’re looking at during a video call (they see both you and the other cameras view)
Sound & Shot – If takes an audio clip and a picture to save the special moments.
Drama Shot – Think of it as an upgraded version of “Burst Shot”. It can take up to 100 pictures in four seconds. You can capture all the stages of action. For example, someone getting ready to dunk a basketball. You can see everything from the jump to the dunk.
Eraser Shot – This feature allows you to remove moving images from your picture. Leaving your pic nice and clean.
I enjoyed playing with the camera. Being heavy into social media, it’s one of the things I use most in on my smartphones. These features were a major plus for me. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is for the person who snaps away at life with their smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Hands On and Conclusions
It’s too short of a time to make concrete conclusions on the S4. When having a quick hands on the phone ran smoothly. I’m sure the processor had something do with it. It didn’t have any programs running or tons of apps downloaded (as my smartphone would) also. The interface was smooth. The display is gorgeous. It’s something that you have to see for yourself.
This phone joins the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II in the Samsung KNOX program. It can be used for both work and personal purposes. With the Knox program, you can your business can manage the work and personal side of your phone efficiently.
If you were looking for a change in body, you were probably disappointed. Many are tired of the plastic look. They grew less enthused when HTC introduced their new flagship Android device the HTC One last month. The aluminum unibody design is the new and innovative refreshing look and feel that many Android users are looking for.
The leaks were pretty much on point when it came to the look and design. So there weren’t too many surprises.We don’t have an official release date yet for the Samsung Galaxy S4. We do know that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will be carrying the device. It should be released sometime in April.
Are you impressed with Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone? Are you over the Galaxy series? Is there a better phone out there. Let us know what you think!
As we have may already notice, Samsung doesn’t use Mobile World Congress (MWC) as a platform for releasing their Flagship phones. We’ve been hearing about the Samsung Galaxy S4 for some time now. In 2012, they announced the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Samsung Galaxy Note II at their own launching events.
Samsung Mobile sure knows how to hype up their products. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II had amazing sales. They are waiting on the hype of Mobile World Congress to die down. Competitor HTC decided to announce their new flagship phone; the HTC One, before MWC.
Many are satisfied with the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III. What can the Samsung Galaxy S4 offer? Here’s what we know so far:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs
Display: 4.9″ Super AMOLED display
Camera: 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera / 2 Megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) / 2 GB RAM
Software: Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
For those who are interested you can follow the livestream of the Samsung Galaxy S4 event at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile. We’re curious to know what Episode 1 means. What else does Samsung have up their sleeve ?
Are you satisfied with your current phone specs? What other features would you like the Samsung Galaxy S4 to have?
Another year, another new line of flagship devices from Samsung. Coming off of a very successful run with the super-popular Galaxy S III that contested well against the iPhone 4S & 5. Samsung is ramping up for its follow flagship Android device, the GS IV.
According to sources close to SamMobile, the newest Galaxy is slated to be equipped with:
- a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p HD display w/ 440 ppi
- powered by a 1.8GHz Exynos 5 (octa) 8-core processor + 8-core GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
- 2MP front-facing camera recording 720p HD video
- 13MP rear-facing camera recording 1080p HD video at 30fps
- wireless charging support via Qi
- no more Home button
With BlackBerry 10 coming around the corner, Apple wrapping up the finishing touches on the next iPhone, and HTC cooking up its successor to the One X. Samsung will likely unveil the new flagship sometime in April /May or during the upcoming Mobile World Congress. 2013 will be an exciting year for smartphones.
Samsung is having plans to hold an Mobile Unpacked event in the U.S. According to a Korean newspaper this is about the Galaxy S IV. The Mobile unpacked date would be March 22. But, we’ll have all the latest news you’ll need about the new Samsung device sooner than you think!
This is undoubtedly the year of the smartphone consumer! Are you looking to upgrade your smartphone device in the next few months? Which devices are you keeping your eyes on?
Just in time for the “new year, new me” routine coming up in January Samsung has released the Galaxy Muse. Complimentary to the Samsung Galaxy phones (Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II); the Galaxy Muse is a great new way to enjoy music.
The Galaxy Muse is lightweight portable MP3 player that syncs with the Muse Sync App on Android Google Play. Providing up to 6 hours of playback and 4 GB of music storage; users can enjoy great sounding library.
Users can get their music on the Galaxy Muse by simply downloading the Muse Sync app from the Google Play™ marketplace or Samsung Apps. After connecting Galaxy Muse to the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II via the included connector cable (USB to 3.5mm headset jack), users can sync the songs they want and leave their phone behind. Due to its wearable design and small form factor, users can take Muse along in place of their smartphone as a portable music player at the gym or on the go. Galaxy Muse also comes equipped with a durable, built-in clip for attaching the device to a shirt or pocket, so it’s wearable and offers the convenience of hands-free listening. Within this compact and clean design, Muse offers enough capacitive controls to become a user’s primary music player. Skip, shuffle, pause, or go back and listen to your favorite song again and again.
Sharing music from your smartphone to the Galaxy smartphones is a great way to do some light music listening on the go. The Galaxy Muse follows the color scheme for Samsung phones. It’s avalable in Pebble Blue or Marble White.I’d use this as a MP3 player for the gym or when jogging. The Galaxy Muse is available for $49.99 at Samsung.com
Here on the Full on Galaxy Muse Technical Specifications:
· Audio Codec: MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG
· Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.5 inches
· Weight: 13.8g
· Play time: Up to 6 hours3
· Storage: 4 GB
· OS Requirements: Android™ 3.0 or higher
· Muse Sync App downloadable via Google Play and Samsung Apps
· Three switches: Mode (shuffle or continuous play), On/Off/SoundAlive, and Hold
· Front volume controls
· LED status indicator
“Samsung GALAXY S III just gets us. Little things, like staying awake when you look at it and keeping track of loved ones. Designed for humans, it goes beyond smart and fulfills your needs by thinking as you think, acting as you act.” – That’s a bold statement, but the new Samsung GALAXY S III dubs itself as just that. (Intelligent, Share-worthy, greatness.)
The same kind of focus that Samsung put into interaction for their Smart TVs is found in different forms on the Galaxy S III. Why not get a response from your phone? Tell it to wake up! Even better, you can tell GALAXY S III to turn off the alarm for a few minutes and let yourself sleep a bit more. Answer your phone (or reject a call), turn your music up (or down), and even tell the camera when to shoot all with the power of your voice.
The (live tiles) Windows inspired “Social Tag” that the new GALAXY S III has is very reminiscent of Facebook tagging & live tiles – all within the convenience of your in-device photo album. According to Samsung, Now it’s even easier to keep track of friends and loved ones. Social tag lets you link the faces in your photo album with their social media streams. Once it’s set, all you have to do is look at their pictures and you’ll see their current status appear. Tagging is also an important feature of the S III. Facial recognition can scan your photos for faces, then connect the faces it finds to corresponding friends in your social networking profiles. Smart stay is a facial recognition feature that prevents the screen from dimming or turning off if the S III’s camera detects your face – ideal if you’re reading or watching a movie and don’t want to touch your screen every few seconds. Direct call will automatically call a number that you are texting, should you change your mind mid-text. While texting a message to another person, raising the phone up to your ear will automatically call that person’s number, instead.
It’s Picture-in-Picture for your smartphone! PopUp Play = Any videos played on the S III can be popped out and viewed in thumbnail mode while you engage with other apps on the phone. Talk about multitasking on a smartphone device!
AllShare Cast is a pretty solid feature, allowing you to connect the S III to any device in the home using Wi-Fi. The second device’s screen will display whatever is on the S III’s screen, in real-time. Group Cast works in a similar way, and allows you to share your screen with multiple friends’ devices nearby. The S III can also be used as a video game controller, though that’s something that certainly calls for more explanation down the road, as to how that will work and for what devices or consoles.
The Samsung GALAXY S III stats:
The Galaxy S III has a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display in 1280 x 720 resolution, and is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung’s own quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Cortex A9 processor. It has 1080p recording and playback capabilities. Recording is handled by the 8 MP camera on the back, which is complemented by a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. There will be 4G compatibility – whether or not you’ll get an LTE-ready phone (as opposed to HSPA+) will depend on where you live. The S III weighs in at 133 grams, and is housed in a 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm frame. It also packs an impressively powerful 2100 mAh battery.
When will it be available? Well our European friends can get their hands on it by the end of this month, there has been no official date announced for a US release or price, but it will be here sooner than you think…
Are you a Samsung fan? Would you buy the new Samsung GALAXY S III?
The tablet market continues to grow by leaps and bounds this year, and many new versions were introduced last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some innovations to the tablet are major. Fujitsu’s tablet can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without any damage, while Lenovo’s tablet can easily be converted into a laptop with double the battery life. Looking for the Tablet best suited for you and your life? Check out a few that caught our eye and discover which tablet is best for you!
5. Fujitsu Arrows
Fujitsu Arrows 10.1-inch tablet, running on Android, can survive a dip in water—and full submersion for up to 30 minutes. The built-in camera can recognize hand gestures for operation even without directly touching the screen. As a result, smooth operation of the tablet PC is possible when preparing food and the user’s hands are not clean, or even when in the bathtub and user’s hands are wet.It has not yet been released in America, but it is being sold in Japan. For more on the Fujitsu Arrows, click HERE.
4. Lenovo Yoga
Yoga was that it was a fairly standard Lenovo ultrabook, that was until I saw its party trick, which saw the Yoga’s screen folding all the way back on itself to convert into Windows 8 tablet. Folding a notebook PC screen all the way back felt plain wrong and I was waiting to hear the sound of snapping plastic but as a tablet the Yoga felt great in hand and was very light to carry. For more on the Lenovo Yoga, click HERE.
3. Sony Tablet S
With two big bonuses outweighing the other tablets on this list….1. Flash enabled and 2. The 9.4″ touch screen, Wi-Fi®, universal IR remote, latest Android™ platform, Sony Entertainment Network with Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and games for PS Certified devices. For more on the Sony Tablet S, click HERE.
2. Toshiba Excite X10
The Excite, a 10-inch Android tablet, is .3 inches thick and weighs 1.2 lbs. The screen supports a 1280 x 800 resolution and is coated with an anti-smudge surface. Inside, the tablet is running a 1.2 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments CPU and 1GB of RAM. It’s yet to be determined if the Android OS will be Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich. For more on the Excite X10, click HERE.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note
It’s pretty much a tablet in terms of size, and it runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a version of Android built for smartphones. But in my mind its more of a smaller tablet than a larger smartphone. For more on the Galaxy Note, click HERE.
These tablets definitely caught my attention during my time at CES – I’m looking forward to bringing you a detailed user experience with the Sony Tablet S fairly soon. The good people over at Sony provided me with a Sony Tablet S to play with and I’ll be bringing you a play-by-play experience on the device soon…stay tuned…
Have you considered other tablets on the market? Which tablet would you prefer?
Samsung – The number one mobile phone provider in the U.S., announced the Galaxy S™ II will be available with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile starting this fall.
Yesterday, Samsung Mobile hosted a variety of bloggers, writers, tech reporters and more for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy SII at Samsung Experience in NYC. In a strategic move, Samsung has released the rumored “iPhone 5 killer” into the US market (The iPhone 5 is rumored to be released later next month.) The new phone will also get the 4G treatment, offering data speeds up to four times faster than what is expected in Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5. All three Galaxy S II smartphones have some specs in common: a 4.3-inch, Super AMOLED 800×480 screen, a dual core 1.2-GHz processor, making it more powerful than the iPhone 4. ”The unveiling of the Galaxy S II is a landmark achievement for Samsung, our carrier customers and consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile said.
(oddly enough – Verizon wasn’t invited to this party, could you believe that Sprint is the big winner in all of this? Surprised me to, yet this is another debate for another time…)
As one of the best selling Android phones on the market, the new Samsung Galaxy SII is definitely going to give Apple a run for the money…
Did You Know: Every 1.5 Seconds
an angel gets his wings a Samsung smartphone is sold…worldwide.
Samsung Galaxy S II is designed to give customers a powerful, premium Android smartphone experience in a pocket-friendly design that is the thinnest of all Galaxy S II smartphones and the thinnest 4G smartphone on the market. A powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz processor offers customers smooth gaming and accelerates multitasking between browsing, sending email or watching video.
With an incredibly colorful 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display, the Samsung Galaxy S II delivers 50 percent more sub-pixels than the previous generation display for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight. This newest smartphone also captures sharp photos with the 8MP camera with flash and records videos in stunning high profile 1080p HD quality. An additional 2MP front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat with preloaded Qik™ Lite over Wi-Fi
The Samsung Galaxy S II enables customers to output 1080p video to a HDTV using the an HDTV smart adapter (sold separately). The device also features next generation Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth technology, Voice Talk from Vlingo™ that enables voice-powered social updates, messaging, email, search and voice dialing, Motion UX sensors to mute incoming calls by simply turning the device over and business-friendly features such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) support, Quickoffice® and Exchange ActiveSync®.
Samsung Galaxy S II Specifications
- 4G – HSPA+
- Android (2.3 Gingerbread)
- GSM Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
- UMTS Tri-band( 850/1900/2100MHz)
- Screen: 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus
- Processor: 1.2Ghz x 2 (dual core)
- Camera: 8MP AF with LED flash + 2MP front
- Video Record: 1080p Full HD
- HDMI Out: HDMI via HDTV Smart Adapter with HDCP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
- Battery: 1650mAh
- Sensor: Motion UX, 6-axis gyroscope, proximity, light, noise (Audience A2220)