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UK Retailer: Samsung Galaxy S4 Most Pre-registered Device in History

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According to UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was the most pre-registered device in the company’s history, which we are assuming includes the iPhone. Their pre-registration process does not mean that customers have pre-ordered the device, it simply means that they signed up to receive more information as it becomes available. When compared to the launch of the Galaxy S3, Carphone Warehouse said that Galaxy S4 pre-registrations quadrupled. 

Whether or not you think the phone is a big enough change over the Galaxy S3, it’s tough to deny the brand that Samsung has created which will in turn likely mean record sales of the Galaxy S4. With a handful of new software features, a ridiculous Broadway musical unveiling that was streamed for the world, and the buzz of being “cool,” there may be no stopping this phone in 2013.

We spent some quality time with the GS4 last week, so be sure to check it all out:

Via:  CNET UK

Cheers Open1Your1Eyes0!

  • http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s4.html Shirley McMillan

    Samsung Galaxy S4 come with all best features and actual features are much better then the rumors.

  • Austin Warren

    LIFE IN PLASTIC. SO FANTASTIC. IM A BARBIE GIRL IN A BARBIE WORLDDDDDDDD

  • http://twitter.com/POOP_on_YOU John Valdivieso

    Is The Speaker Any Good? I Hope It’s Loud.

  • Skittleoid

    I’m sorry, but HTC phones are just ugly to me and are becoming too repetitive in design compared to the last. That’s just my two cents. Fight me :P

    • flosserelli

      If anyone is guilty of rehashing design, its Samsung. The S4 appearance is only marginally different than the S3.

      • Skittleoid

        I agree with your claim. I guess I just am not a fan of the HTC styling. Well I’ve never had one so I can’t really say. The one, however, looks much better than the One X. All I have to say is that my gs3 looks down right beautiful, how the blue surface reflects the light into my eyes. I don’t care. I Love it. I love it. :)

  • Drunkwookiee

    Is there a street date yet? Ready to throw my bionic

  • M.B

    Htc for nice people, plastic samsung for guys with small penis. FACT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Williams/579249547 Jonathan Williams

      I have a GNex. You couldn’t be more wrong, Sir.

      • M.B

        I am right and you know it.

  • Bionicman

    I’m seriously considering getting one for my wife and myself and selling my Note 2. the features on this bad boy are hard to ignore. from what ive seen on the camera it looks fantastic which is a plus. i’ll wait till the reviews come in. i dont consider myself a fanboy. i just appreciate great tech. the htc one would have been great on VZW but the small battery, lack of SD storage and more than likely crummy future support from HTC would make me not want to get it. im not even going to mention the Moto X phone haha

    • Bionic

      no doubt about it that the S4 is impressive, i just have personal reasons why i will never buy a samsung phone. I love samsung tv’s tho.

  • M.B

    Don’t sell your soul to samsung plastic phone…buy htc instead.

    • http://twitter.com/Blair_Destiny Blair D. Underwood

      Clearly you’re the type to judge a book by its cover. Don’t be deceived :-)

      • M.B

        It book covers are not important why are they printed in color? To attract the customers silly.

        • http://twitter.com/Blair_Destiny Blair D. Underwood

          Oh, silly me. I’m sure your “life companion” or significant other had ZERO interest in this book due to its lack of color on the cover? Content matters.

          • M.B

            Forget about my other half, i read it :D and its a very badly written book, so judging the book by its cover is accurate

    • Tim242

      I had several HTC’s…never again!

      • shooter50

        Me too. Never had an HTC phone that worked properly.

    • shooter50

      Why, there hasnt been an HTC phone yet that wasnt full of bugs. I dont buy crap even if its wrapped in a pretty package

      • M.B

        And samsung is not full of bugs? Almost all android devices have bugs or crashes every now and than.

        • Austin Warren

          No actually. My note 2 is flawless.

          • M.B

            Wait few months or so…

          • Austin Warren

            It’s already been a few months. Come back with some logic.

          • M.B

            The logic says all androids have bugs and sooner or later will start crashing

          • Austin Warren

            No, you’re totally wrong.

          • Bionicman

            i second this. the note 2 has definitely been the most solid phone ive ever owned.

          • 6895533

            I third this. My galaxy note 2 is as solid as….well lets not take it to that point lol

          • LionStone

            How did you get rid of your physical home Button?

    • New_Guy

      Why?…

      • M.B

        Why not?

        • New_Guy

          I’m a Thunderbolt owner of 2 years (Note 2 in the mail as of yesterday). I don’t really need to explain myself…

          • M.B

            Another one brainwashed by plastic fantastic Samsung

          • New_Guy

            ….. Umm, the Thunderbolt was made of plastic. In fact, the One is HTC’s only aluminum cased phone…

          • LionStone

            Yes, but it didn’t feel cheap/slippery…it felt like you can drive a nail with the thing.

          • New_Guy

            True, it feels like a tank, but honestly the paint has worn all around this thing and is revealing the black underneath. it looks like I’ve wrapped this thing in camo. It’s really not that high quality. Not to mention the backplate is not nearly as flexible.

          • JoshGroff

            I thought the One X was as well?

          • New_Guy

            Nope. Not at all. Unibody design, yes.But all polycarbonate.

          • Bionicman

            man you will not regret it.

          • New_Guy

            I really can’t wait for this beast to arrive. I actually had visions of throwing the Thunderbolt out of the car window into freeway traffic once the Note arrives, but that would be littering =)…

          • JoshGroff

            HTC fanboy with a Note 2 here, the DNA was just lacking a few things I needed, namely internal storage and battery capacity.

          • LionStone

            I’m good with the storage and battery but sooo glad it lacks a physical Home Button :-)

          • JoshGroff

            I don’t really mind it, especially since it can wake the device. Also, my phone is my primary gaming/music/media device, so I need all the space+battery life I can get.

          • Bionicman

            as much slack as Samsung gets for the physical button, i actually use it a lot more than i thought i would. to wake the device, open up task manager and s voice, and go back to the home screen. to each their own i guess

          • LionStone

            Yea I don’t knock its functionality, just the design aspect mostly. We all choose to overlook or deal with shortcomings with any phone we choose to use. To many, the battery/storage on the DNA are shortcomings, but to me, I’m just glad they aren’t deal breakers so I can enjoy the clean design of the phone. I’m just glad we have choices!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Arteaga/100000475154562 Omar Arteaga

      I’m a current HTC owner and I hate the battery life of my phone but buying a second battery made everything better. That’s not an option with the One, plus no SD card? I just brought a 32gb card. The one has a great design and I like the stereo speakers but regardless of plastic or metal build my new phone is going in to a case to keep it safe. My priorities are great camera, large/removable battery, great screen and good selection of accessories.

      • M.B

        Brainwashed by plastic Samsung are we?

      • New_Guy

        Sounds like a Samsung device is right up your alley :)

  • ddevito

    Me: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most overrated Android Device in history

    • New_Guy

      How so?…

    • shooter50

      Sorry, that would be the Nexus 7 with the so called Project Butter

      • JoshGroff

        Yes, because that’s a Nexus 7 thing and not JB as a whole.

    • M.B

      Ddevito knows best.well done

  • Butters619

    We all saw this coming. Another beautiful phone by HTC that will be completely overlooked. Another solid Moto phone that is late to the party. And another glossy plastic high marketed Samsung that murders everybody.

    It’s 2012 on repeat.

    • Austin Warren

      You have to admit it has the same, if not better specs than current and future phones so far. It just lacks build quality. At least they aren’t trying to sell us junk. Ie Apple.

      • Butters619

        Oh, I wouldn’t criticize a single person who buys this phone. I personally wouldn’t buy it, but I see why people do.

      • kg215

        It doesn’t lack build quality, it lacks fancy materials (metal). Samsung reliability and durability aren’t a problem at all, it’s the fact that plastic/polycarbonate doesn’t look or feel as nice as metal and or glass.

        • New_Guy

          …and to most people, a metallic casing is not a deal-maker for my phone. That is really the ONLY thing I like about the HTC One, and that is just not enough to get me excited.

        • LionStone

          It does lack build quality, fit and finish (includes materials used) is what makes up the quality of the device too. That being said reinforced plastic is also a fancy material, made to be as strong as metal, it also cost less than metal. To me, ‘quality’ (fit/finish, materials used) is the look and feel of the device as well as reliability and durability. Samsung just doesn’t have enough quality for me on a device I look at and use day in day out. Enjoy yours though :-)

          • MicroNix

            As kg said, it most certainly does NOT lack build quality. There is nothing that doesn’t fit properly, maintain sturdiness, etc. You are just regurgitating the same lame crap that haters have been blathering ever since Sammy came out with the Galaxy line. Having the phone for a full year with no glitches, no returns, *solid software* and a display that people constantly wow over beats your kevlar, aluminum or other super steel body that has no SD card, no removable battery and outdated software. Period.

          • LionStone

            Its ok Micro, really…you don’t have to agree. If it works for you, great, enjoy your phone.

    • Brandon S.

      Its kinda sad really. The reality of it is that that only one that would have appealed to me is the X. I may not have left the Android Ecosystem last year if Samsung had not been at the heart and soul of the nexus device of 2011. Samsung ruined it all for me.

      • Butters619

        You left Android because of Samsung? Boy that was foolish. There were so many good phones out there, even if they were overlooked and nowhere near as popular. An iPhone would have been my 7th choice or so.

        • Brandon S.

          Who said anything about an iPhone. I purchased a Rezound back in Febuary 2012, it was good, but quickly was out paced in updates. I switched over to WP8 back when the Lumia 920 was released and love it.

          • Butters619

            Well replace iPhone with Windows Phone. Except Windows Phone would be number 6 on the list. There are still so many Android phones I would pick before it.

          • Brandon S.

            Back in Feb of 2012 there where not many options on Verizon. :/

          • Butters619

            Galaxy Nexus. Razr Maxx. Rezound. All good phones. Although the Rezound was sort of abandoned by HTC and Verizon.

          • Brandon S.

            Yep, got the Rezound. Dissapointment. Otherwise it was a qHD screen or a samsung, and neither where my cup of tea.

      • Bionicman

        doesnt google have a lot of control on how Nexus devices are made? meaning they should have a say on components like display, radios, camera, etc. what needs to happen is Google needs to go Nexus Q on the next Nexus phone and screw all other manufactures and make one themselves. made by Google for Google stock users.

        • Brandon S.

          I don’t know. The Galaxy nexus was a classic Samsung phone. I would have gladly bought a Nexus 4, looks beautiful.

    • kg215

      The HTC has nothing that makes it deserve to not be overlooked. There are so many small drawbacks (non-removable battery, small battery, htc sense, no sd card, mandatory blinkfeed, TWO BUTTONS so they could put their logo there) and nothing that sets it apart. It has really good hardware underneath but so does the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 doesn’t have any of those stupid drawbacks, except for touchwiz being almost as bad as sense. You don’t know if the Motorola is solid or not, but it is late to the party. Hopefully the reason it is late to the party is that it turns out to be a great phone and a legitimate competitor to the Galaxy S4. Even if it is not great in terms of Google Standards, it could still be a really good device if they took what Motorola was developing and fixed some of the stupid decisions before it was too late.

      • New_Guy

        Agree on every single point there. An aluminum casing is simply not enough for me to give more money to HTC after dealing with a T-Bolt for 2 years. I need more from them than a home screen I can’t alter (natively), a non-removable battery (OG Droid was metal with a removable back), lack of SD card support (it is important to me no matter what people argue) potentially troubling battery life, and the now identified production issues.

        That last point might not seem important ….until you need a replacement. “Well, we can give you this DROID Incredible…..”

      • Butters619

        I was just saying that the One is beautiful and it will be overlooked, not that it deserved to not be overlooked (a triple negative in there). I completely agree with you. There are way too many small drawbacks for me to even consider it, but there is no denying it is a good looking phone. (side note: I bought a One X last year and while it is also a beautiful phone, the lack of reasonable storage and the relatively small battery will keep me from making that mistake again).

        And I was making a future assumption on the Moto phone. I really hope you are right though and Moto gets back in the game. They seem to understand what we (enthusiasts) want in a phone. More stock experience, bigger batteries, faster updates, etc.

        • Riz Virani

          Personally could care less on any phone that isn’t a Nexus anymore ;)

      • LionStone

        “The Galaxy S4 doesn’t have any of those stupid drawbacks…”

        I’d much rather have two capacitative buttons w/ potential on the 3 logo button to map…than that 1 dang physical button…worst abomination to Android ever :-)

    • michael arazan

      Not to mention all those passing on HTC and Samsung just to see the New Motorola phone. Every forum I’ve been too at least 50% are saying they will wait to see Moto’s new phone, including myself, that says a lot. Moto could come out as the best phone of the year if it has been influenced by the new management from G.

  • Greyhame

    Probably going to get downvoted, but the only thing that makes this phone look interesting to me is the health tracking wrist band. That’s the next kind of accessory for me. Other than that, can’t stand the backward, capacitive buttons.

  • Bionic

    God i cant wait for the google I/O event and we stop seeing the S4 plasterered all over this site.

    Screw Samsung and screw its future with Tizen.

    • shooter50

      No thank God the S4 replaced all the Nexus 4 talk

  • Austin Warren

    I need a life companion

    • Bionic

      blow up doll

      • Austin Warren

        Only if I can stick it into the dishwasher and clean it.

        • Bionic

          pocket pussssy

    • Tim242

      I offered to wake your phone up from hibernation…

      • Bionic

        you dont have boobs

        • Tim242

          But but but I have nipples…

          • Austin Warren

            Somebody say nipples?

          • Stevedub40

            Do you think you can milk me Focker?

      • JoshGroff

        Here we go again, I’m staying out of this one.

        • Tim242

          No, you’re more fun than Austin.

          • Austin Warren

            Hey now don’t hurt my feelings

          • Tim242

            You weren’t supposed to see that : (

    • Bionic

      google search Ashlynn Brooke. Seriously, do it.

      • nightscout13

        You can keep that dirty whore to yourself….no thanks……

        • Bionic

          things got old once she refused to do anal with me.