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Galaxy S4 Unboxing and Comparison to the Galaxy S3

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 24, 2013
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We received the Galaxy s4 a few days ago and unpacked the device, and now we'd like to show all of you how it looks compared to the Galaxy S3.

The differences between the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 aren't massive; only when you look closely can you see the slightly-larger screen and modified arrangement of camera, flash and speakers on the back. The box in which the Galaxy S4 arrived was beautiful, though.

Check out our gallery of photos to see for yourself.

Here are a few comments we heard from other country managers at AndroidPIT headquarters:

The aluminum frame is very pretty, but in white - I'm not sure.

Johannes Wallat, German team

What the hell?

Quentin Ducreux, French team

Are you sure it's the S4 and not the S3?

Farida Gaynullina, Russian team

The design is boring; the new HTC One looks better.

Toni Jularic, German team

I did not expect anything, so I'm surprised

Alessandro Raffaelli, Italian team

The box looks better than what's inside.

Camila Rinaldi, Brazillian team.

What do you think about the design of the Galaxy S4? Is it really that bad? 

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • @SAK what is so disappointing about the box? the color? the fact that it is recycable???

  • Just got the S4. Fantastic phone. Bit dissapointed with the box. Also the new gestures dont always work and dont always work properly. But overall w good phone

  • @Gyle you are right, maybe not everyone uses everything at all times ppl need it and therefore they wouldnt need another devices for that.

  • all these rage comments about the physical design is non-sense. what matters is the software changes and how useful and advanced they are against other android derivatives.

  • I think it's better than S3/N2 also coz you can put a screen protector better on it.
    also the grid pattern looks not bad, for me it's about half an inch too small but maybe for others it would be nice when smaller high-end phones would come to for example it would be nice if the S4 Mini can live up to its name, regarding the mini just in sze not in performance...

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