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.
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:
CNET gave it 4.5/5 stars
The Verge gave it an 8/10 rating
PocketNow gave it an 8.8/10 rating
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.