A good phone, not a great phone–Walt Mossberg

Posted By on April 24, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone … not a “must have” upgrade for Android users.

samsungs4imageIt has a bigger screen, higher-resolution camera, and good battery life, but Walt Mossberg tells us that the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 is "a good phone, not a great phone, and it’s not a game-changer."



  • Tech-wise the phone is good, but it seems a lot of folks are unimpressed with the design and case. That seems kind of funny to me as I’m one of the few people who doesn’t put a third party case around my phone. I always get a kick out of how much effort Apple puts into the construction and design of their recent iPhones… only to see them later wrapped in some ugly case.
    I’m happy to see HTC making a comeback. I would say the HTC One is as capable as the S4, but feels less cheap. As a former HTC EVO owner, I’m hoping it helps them make a bit of a comeback. Lately Android has become strongly associated with Samsung and folks forget about Motorola, LG, HTC, etc. It would be as though Windows PC became synonymous with HP.

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