With its 1080p screen, 13-megapixel camera, and quad-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is packed with impressive hardware. On this episode of Cracking Open, I explore the phone's redesigned interior and show you why it is easier to disassemble and repair than its predecessors.… Read more
Currently, customers can purchase the 16GB version of Samsung's flagship handset for $199.99.
In addition to this bump in capacity, users will still get the same excellent features seen in the 16GB model.
This includes a vibrant 5-inch HD Super AMOLED 1080p touch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
"Did you hear that? I'm cool."
These are the words by which all parents will be greeted, the minute they exchange their iPhones for a Samsung Galaxy S4.
This is the conceit, at least, of one of the latest ads for Samsung's new Phone, which will launch from Monday.
Parents live for grains of approval from their upstart, self-righteously technological children.
Last Thursday, Samsung offered some chilling brutality in a graduation pool party ad that suggested all iPhone-owning parents were gormless social Neanderthals.
With these new ads, it wants them to know all hope of cool … Read more
You thought it might be all over?
You thought that Samsung had tired of suggesting Apple was a fading brand for geriatrics?
You may also have thought that the world runs on Cabernet and common sense.
Yes, the Galaxy S4 was launched on a rocket of the beige and the tasteless. But those were just the corporate folks doing their thing.
Now, the American arm of Samsung has returned to its own style. This involves squishing Apple till it's cider.
Here we are at a high school graduation pool party presented by the latest Samsung ad.
The cooler people … Read more
Samsung is now clear to start pitching its new flagship phone to the government.
The handset maker announced Friday that its Knox-enabled mobile devices have been approved by the Pentagon for government use. Samsung's Knox software offers high-level encryption, a VPN feature, and a way to separate personal data from work data. The software also enables IT administrators to manage a mobile device through specific policies.
For now, the Galaxy S4 is the only Samsung device equipped with Knox. But the company promises that other smartphones as well as tablets will receive the security software.
The thumb's up … Read more
Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the Note. With the release of its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, it has updated the simulator's interface to make the tutorials easier to navigate and much easier to read. The simulator is great if you want to get an idea of what the phone is like or if you want to learn more about it, either for yourself, or for someone that you're helping.
You can get to the Galaxy S4 simulator by pointing your Web browser to http://www.samsungmobileusa.com/simulators/GalaxyS4.… Read more
There is no question that Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones are giving Apple's iPhone a run for its money. In fact, some loyal iPhone fans, disappointed with the incremental updates in the iPhone 5, already are looking for something new.
Smartphone aficionados agree that when it comes to innovation, Samsung has surpassed Apple. The Samsung Galaxy S4 in particular is a real standout in the smartphone market. Its bigger screen, higher resolution camera, and lots of bells and whistles are likely to attract a lot of consumers who are fed up waiting for Apple to reset the standard … Read more
Occasionally we sprinkle advice around here. It's intended to be both gracious and helpful.
Today's homily is for those who are paid by cell phone manufacturers to use their phones.
The advice is this: Please, please remember to use their phones.
I mention this only because of the latest telephonic faux pas committed by the very fetching Spanish tennis player David Ferrer.
It's the Madrid Open this week, so he thought he'd inform his almost 370,000 Twitter followers that he was so very, very happy with his new Samsung Galaxy S4.
Perhaps his competitive adrenaline … Read more
How's this for an instant discount? Beginning Wednesday, when you trade in (almost) any old smartphone, AT&T is knocking $100 off the price of any new smartphone -- including the HTC One, iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, and Samsung Galaxy S4.
Of course there are a few caveats. Smartphones can't be older than three years, and need to be in good working order. As a bonus, though, AT&T rates some trade-in phones at more than $100, which means you could get even more off that asking price.
The offer extends to AT&T retail … Read more