Both myself and Ed prefer the performance and functionality of Samsung phones, as opposed to the overpriced Apple products, and the ridiculously unreliable Blackberry.

It’s not surprising that Samsung’s “Galaxy” range has become extremely popular worldwide. Especially among people who use their phones for more than just calling, and watching porn while taking a dump. The devices in the “Galaxy” range have always put innovation and design first, and it shows.


The not-so-long-awaited “Galaxy S4” was revealed at their “UNPACKED” event held last Thursday, in New York. While I didn’t watch the entire event, I’ve been foaming at the mouth for any information about Samsung’s new flagship device.

I couldn’t help but feel disappointed after seeing the first images of the device. The obvious likeness to the “S3” was somewhat unexpected. Especially after seeing the first two teaser videos for the phone.

“My favorite color”, “beautiful” and “unreal” were used to describe the device, but it’s clear now that the kid in the video wasn’t talking about the exterior design of the phone. From what I’ve seen, the device will be available first, in either “Black Mist” or “White Frost”… (that’s black and white to anyone who doesn’t make Colgate toothpaste adds.)

But, my disappointment quickly faded as the full specs of the phone were revealed, and all the new features got an unveil.

The specs:

– 5 inch screen (Fuck you Apple; size always matters!)

– Full HD Super Amoled 1080p display (probably better than your TV)

– Weight: 130 grams

– Camera (rear): 13 MP with dual shot and simultaneous HD video and image recording

– 2 GB RAM

– Internal Storage: 16/32/64 GB

– CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 (that’s eight cores, people! And yes, you should care)

Well, these are the specs that I care about most, but for those looking to know it all, check here.


Price and Release date:

The device will be making its way into your hands April 26th. But, going on past experience; the phone will probably only be widely available in SA one or six months later.

Samsung hasn’t released an official price just yet, but it’ll probably follow the lead of its predecessors – coming in at around £480 $725 (that’s in the neighborhood of between six or seven thousand rand. I did the math, so you don’t have to.)

Why Ed verdict:

Best smartphone ever! Or at least until the “S5” comes out.