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Video: Comparison Between the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2

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Kellex was finally able to go hands-on with the new Galaxy S4, and what better thing to do with the device, than to compare it to last year’s models. In this short video, we put the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 right next to the brand new Galaxy S4 for a real size comparison. 

To sum it up in words, Samsung did an amazing job at making the S4 feel smaller in hand, but bring an even bigger display to the table than the S3. It’s pretty remarkable.

  • John Smith

    next time you compare displays – please turn the displays ON so we can actually see the display sizes as opposed to just the device sizes. thanks.

  • Oh no, they put the headphone jack on the top again!

  • Tim242

    Nobody ever said if the trim is metal, or faux.

  • JeffHomere

    Is it me, or does the s4 look better as you see it compared to the s3. At first i felt similar to alot of people about the design, but i like it now. Being that i own an s2 this or the Note 3 will be my next choice hands down

  • metool6

    I would like to see a size comparison with att galaxy s2 and the s4.

  • if you look at the video it really looks a whole lot more shiny and premium and has less of a plastic look to it, love the titanium grey by far the best color for galaxy devices.

  • Pam Oakea

    Are you sure? I’ve seen nothing confirming it tonight.

  • Pam Oakea

    Where is the built in wireless charging? If it’s not baked in you can’t get a case over the accessory wireless cover. I tried with the S3 but brought it back cause I couldn’t find a case.

    • It comes with it

      • Pam Oakea

        Are you sure?

        Sent from my Galaxy S III

      • Yes I’m sure, check other websites 😀

  • TheCheapGamer

    Honestly I felt “Appled” at first.
    But a bigger screen with the same size phone is a nice upgrade. (not to mention the specs)

  • Trevor

    My nexus 10 gets smoked by the s4 in specs and it is lagless and amazing screen. Crazy how good smartphones are becoming, but i dont know if i want to upgrade from an s3 or not.

    • Austin Warren

      That’s because the Nexus 10 has a hard time powering the 2560×1440? screen.

  • Rick Lopez

    That watch kills me…

    • chadstone30

      Mr. T called, he wants it back.

    • flosserelli

      I honestly can’t figure out why people still wear watches. I haven’t worn one in 12 years, and the last one I wore because it was a gift, not because I really needed it.

      • Don’t think I’ve taken mine off in 12 years…. unless you literally carry your phone in your hand, it’s a hell of a lot easier to use a watch. That, and I’m required to wear one for work

    • John Smith

      i think it’s one of those cheap mall kiosk watches. big on size and gaudiness, low on quality and price.

  • Austin Warren

    Real metal?

    • Diablo81588

      Hell no. The all knowing Samsung troll should know this by now.

      • JoshGroff

        Plastic is good at two things, absorbing impact, and not impeding wireless signals. That being said, it also feels cheap.

        • Diablo81588

          The cheap plastic rim is made to look like metal.

    • flosserelli

      Watch, yes.
      Phone, no.

  • Joe

    I actually love the subtle difference in the S4. It is pretty nice that they’ve reduced the device footprint and made the screen bigger as well. Have to give them props for that.

    • yeah i just noticed the thinner side bezels almost looks like an edge to edge, and the back took it’s q from the S2 which has a much more classy backing, and the sides look a lot more premium even if it is faking the metal look, also a lot of new features and only like 1 or 2 are gimmicky, the rest I see useful. Not to mention better specs.

  • tyson184

    nice watch

  • This is great, was wanting to see sizes. The S4 is looking better the more I see it.

  • JetBlue

    Did you notice a front speaker?

    • Bionic

      i prefer to hit it from behind

      • Tim242

        : )

    • S2556

      I was hoping they would include one as well

  • mbaldwin85

    My Note 2 doesn’t feel that big. That video makes me wonder how the hell I work this thing

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    • I’m 5’9 and I feel Note II is quite normally sized. Gotta wonder how most Note users gonna go back to smaller screen though. I know I won’t and I could not do that. Note series is my flagship now, not S anymore 😀

      • Dave

        Ditto. When I fire up my old DX for my kids, I wonder how I ever used a phone that tiny.

        • YankInDaSouth

          It is amazing how fast we can adjust to the new bigger phones, but not the other way around LOL. I gave my wife my “old” Razr Maxx HD and wonder how in the world she can use it. Then my son has my old TBolt (which still feels like a brick!) and my daughter plays with my OG Droid (she’s only 5). The OG Droid is almost unmanageable now! I don’t know how I ever functioned with it ROFL!

          • Dave

            I just read all the S4 software features will hit the GN2. Now if they could polish up the multi window feature I’d be more than elated.

      • JoshGroff

        I used to be strongly anti Samsung, but I’ve fallen in love with my note 2. The dna and maxx HD each were lacking something important enough to force my hand, and I’m glad they did. Owned this thing two weeks and feel a greater attachment to it than any other phone I’ve owned.

        • I’ve been using it for 5 months already, and everyday I clean it out with cotton bud and so on because I really care for this phone. Yes the build quality is not “premium”, yes it uses plastic, but damn the features, the screen, and the overall feel of it just makes it one of the best phone so far. And considering that S4 only had a score around 26k-ish in AnTuTu, and mine is 20.5k, I guess I’m not that jealous of the Octa-core. Imagine Note 3 with huge battery and Octa-core. Damnnnnnnnnnn

          • JoshGroff

            That’s exactly what I’m waiting for, or for it to have an octa-core Snapdragon. (A man can dream can’t he?)

      • Richard Yarrell

        The Galaxy Note 2 is the BEST ultimate all purpose productivity device ever made since the inception of android. Going backwards will never exist with me i like my Galaxy S3 it gets fair use but it’s nothing in comparison to my Galaxy Note 2. The GOLD STANDARD in today’s industry is the Galaxy Note 2 that’s the handset everyone is trying to catch up to and copy. The Galaxy S4 will sell and sell large no doubt but the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 will have everything in today’s S4 and much more with the Exynos Octa processor and software galore. The Galaxy Note 3 will be the grandest device in 2013 worth the wait.

        • Dave

          They just announced all the new software features will hit the GN2 also. Now just fix multi window Sammy.

    • JoshGroff

      I wonder the same thing every day, but I can’t imagine going back to a device with a smaller screen.

    • Indydi

      Yeah, I don’t have either phone yet, but I’m not sure I’d want to go as small as the S4. But I also wouldn’t want to go bigger than the Note 2.

  • Matthew Meibers

    First. Sorry had to. Lucky Kellex!!! Pre-order for me!!

  • Bionic

    The 4 does indeed look better. Less bezel

  • burntcookie90

    dem fingerprints

  • Bionic

    LOL, are we comparing size now?

    • Dan

      yes, but most importantly did they make the button big enough for Verizon to put their logo on it!?