Reuters reviews the Samsung Galaxy S4 with quotes from around the tech media world.
David Pogue, NYT:
The Galaxy is still a beautiful, high-horsepower Android phone, but basically, it’s an updated Galaxy S3. If this were Apple, who adds the letter S to denote a slightly upgraded model (“iPhone 4S,” for example), Samsung might have called this phone the Galaxy S3S
Walt Mossberg, AllThingsD:
It’s an evolution of the prior model and despite some improvements, it still is especially weak in the software Samsung adds to basic Android. I found Samsung’s software often gimmicky, duplicative of standard Android apps, or, in some cases, only intermittently functional.
Adrian Covert, CNN:
This isn’t a phone that’s going to convert an iPhone user, and current Galaxy S III owners aren’t going to miss out on a whole lot as far as features go.
Christina Warren, Mashable:
After spending about a week with the Galaxy S4, I feel it is not only the best Galaxy product to date – it’s one of my favorite Android smartphones ever.
Yours truly on the Galaxy 3S launch:
What we’re actually seeing with Apple, Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry, HTC, et al, is iterative feature creep, not a quantum leap in the interface, usability, or capabilities of the modern smartphone.