Samsung has finally unveiled its next generation smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S4. Even though the Galaxy S4 does qualify as one of the most powerful next generation smartphone, there is a lot more that consumers did see but Samsung couldn’t.
Samsung has definitely put in a lot of power and a lot of unique features in its new smartphone, but we still feel that the company missed out on a lot of other important things. The Samsung Galaxy is not really a ground breaking device so to speak. Almost every powerful smartphone available in the mobile market today has a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and a powerful GPU like the PowerVR or the Adreno 320. Other important features like a 5-inch Full HD display and 64 gigabytes of storage space are nothing new at all. So when we say ‘next-generation’ we expect something really new and unique that makes us accept the fact that the new smartphone in way better than its previous version.
We really could not see this difference in the Apple iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 as both the devices had a lot of similarities and the iPhone 5 just looked like an upgraded version of the iPhone 4S. The same seems to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4. Rather than being a next-generation smartphone, the Galaxy S4 better qualifies to be called as the improved and updated version of the Samsung Galaxy S3. To put my conclusion using Apple terms, the Samsung Galaxy S4 could also be called as the Samsung Galaxy S3S.
I do not want to be negative about the Galaxy S4, but the fact is that Samsung did lack innovation with respect to a lot of things. The Galaxy S4 should have had a much better design and finish. Of course the device is slimmer and lighter than the Galaxy S3, but what is the use if we can’t even differentiate between the Samsung Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 from a considerable distance. At least Apple was careful enough to make sure that its new iPhone is able to stand out from the others.