Galaxy S4 reviews go live, an obvious win for Samsung

Summary:The embargo on Galaxy S4 reviews lifted, and reviewers who spent the last week with the device are enthusiastic about all the features and functions. Samsung will sell millions, and it should hit stores soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV starts shipping this week, and it appears the review embargo was lifted late last night. Reviewers apparently had a week with the S4, and, as expected, everyone believes it will sell millions and is one of the top Android smartphones of the year. I would love to test out some of the features and may have to swing by T-Mobile next week to see if my new HTC One stays or gets replaced by the GS4.

Galaxy S4 reviews go live, an obvious win for Samsung
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I own a Galaxy Note II and awarded it my top pick a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, I have yet to see a Galaxy S4 in person, so I cannot offer any of my own experiences on the device. If you are interested in this device, then check out some of these reviews:

The Galaxy S4 and HTC One match up closely in specs with the hardware design, expansion capabilities, and camera technology being the major differences. If you read the reviews listed above, most state that the HTC One is a better and more unique piece of hardware, but Samsung has a wide range of software features and is an excellent device as well. Samsung has a huge marketing edge over HTC, and we all know it will be Samsung's biggest hit of the year.

Topics: Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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