The Samsung Unpacked, S4 reveal...What the hell was that?

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  1. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I just sat through the Unpacked, S4 reveal, and that was easily the most horrible, painful experience I've seen in recent memory. That was utterly horrible.

    I'm going to have to spend another hour scouring blogs to find out what the hell the S4 is really about.

    It looks pretty slick, but what the hell Samsung. That reveal was an abomination.

    In case anyone missed it, the USA release is April/May.
     
  2. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    ****ing. Terrible
     
  3. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was a great presentation. Much better then watching one person on stage talking about a phones features.

    I thought they done the broadway theme proud.

    In my opinion great presentation, great phone, great features.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    Awful. It was an absolute mess. So much better last year.

    What were they thinking?!

    I'm sorry but when they kept getting overly theatrical I was like "just shut the hell up and show me the damn phone."
     
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    General consensus on social networks seems to agree. Awful presentation.
     
  7. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

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    I thought some of the skits were horrendously corny and cringeworthy, but hey, it gave me a laugh. And it was something different. Samsung took a risk, and it was funny.

    Dancing aside though, I love the new features, the camera ones especially.

    The ONE thing that me buying one of these hinges on is whether the display is PenTile or not.
     
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  9. O0O macrumors newbie

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    They didn't mention price or the release date. What kind of keynote was that?
     
  10. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    End of April was announced as the release date.
     
  11. matttye macrumors 601

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    End of April they said.
     
  12. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    Agree, no price, no exact date and you had to peel through the terrible layers of the show to try to dissect any real information that actually mattered
     
  13. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was an ok presentation - probably quite impressive if you actually were in the theater, not so much when viewing online. And they did show off quite a few features of the phone.

    Having someone on stage painstakingly going through specs one by one (which would probably need a 3 hour presentation in itself if they should do it Apple-style - there's literally tons of features to this phone...) when you can read them all online 5 minutes after the presentation started anyway has little interest to me.

    Great move bringing back the IR by the way - it was the one feature that made me seriously consider the HTC one. Used it a lot back in the day when all good phones had IR so that I could control my TV/sound system/Aircondition/blu-ray-player and so on directly from my phone instead of a bunch of separate remote controls.
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I didn't think it was that bad myself. They obviously stretched it out though to fill in the hour.
     
  15. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    First UK newspaper review ive seen seems to like it.

     
  16. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I understand what they were doing, but damn, it was annoying. Just show us the phone, list off specs, tell us when we can buy it. That's all I want.
     
  17. sc4rf4c3 macrumors regular

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    What a horrible presentation. Phone looks ok, I'll wait for the 5S.
     
  18. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

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    Any major tech sites (which of course had gotten a preview of the real thing) had these things available a few minutes into the presentation. There's really no need to being walked through them one by one by someone on stage.
     
  19. Technarchy thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's pretty much all I was thinking. Show the damn phone.

    For one, I hate broadway. I hate musicals. I hate showtunes. And really they didn't show what the phone was all about.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    The screen upgrade is nice, but there is going to be a lot of bloat ware on this thing.
     
  21. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I know because I was following gizmodo and engadget, but this is what I like about Apple keynotes. They tell us exactly when the new iPhone will ship and who will get it (and at what time)

    They haven't said anything about AT&T/TMo/VZW/Sprint

    The broadway stuff was dumb.
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The Sun ? ;) :p
     
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    wow a whole presentation without taking cheap shots at competitors? very apple (un)like!
     
  25. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

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    Which is of interest in only one of the 150+ countries they launch in ;)

    Since this was a worldwide event you surely can't expect them to go through every carrier in every country which in total probably easily surpasses 500 carriers.

    Living in Norway I couldn't care less about which carriers will have this in the US. And you probably don't care about which will have it in most other countries.
     

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