Galaxy S 4 Out First Ahead Of iPhone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by maxosx, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    Did you think that it was going to ship after the iPhone even though it was announced like two weeks ago?
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Was anyone under the impression the next iPhone would ship before the S4?
  4. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    Samsung has always been releasing their Galaxy phones before the iPhone.
  5. skratch77, Mar 28, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013

    skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    Yeah I think everyone is expecting the gs4 way before the next iphone,It makes no sense for either to battle directly with each other timing wise.

    They are both 6 months apart from each other,now HTC has some ballz to launch its flag ship with the gs4,just look what happened to BBRY with the z10,it actually just hit stores but no one even cares about it or knows about it from the buzz and hype of the gs4 and htc one
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I wouldn't pay $249.99 w/ contract unless it's the 64gb version.

    I plan on buying off contract anyway though.
  7. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    $249.99 does seem like a big risk by AT&T. Anyways, I plan on buying the exynos version anyways. Benchmarks so far have the Octa beating the Snapdragon and having better battery life due to big.LITTLE.
  8. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    I want the octo version also and would pay the premium over it but how do we know if it will work in the states? or do you live in an area that will get both phones?

    I wish someone had a nexus 4 near me that I could try to put my Verizon sim into to see if it works
  9. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    The Octa supports all 20 bands of LTE. The reason (rumored) they split the S4 with the Snapdragon 600 is because they couldn't crank out enough Octas without delaying the release of the S4.
  10. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
  11. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    Samsungs octa chips can support lte but the international gs4 with octa will not have lte. The only sgs4 with lte and octa will be the korean model at first.
  12. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    I think The Verge failed to report that the iPhone was released before the Galaxy, though.
  13. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    I would be interested in buying an unlocked world version of the GS4 for the Octa if I knew 100% for sure that LTE would work guaranteed. Otherwise I've gone down that road with a beast of a phone w/no LTE in the Nexus 4, and I can't live without it. My area is blanketed heavily in LTE so it's a must!
  14. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    not surprising that they would make it exclusive to the Korean market. Fortunately it will eventually show up on the internet for purchase.

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