GALAXY S 4

Samsung GALAXY S 4 put through the wringer in a variety of stress tests

Samsung GALAXY S 4 put through the wringer in a variety of stress tests

Smartphones are, to some degree at least, delicate electronic creatures that happen to be stuffed in pockets, bags, placed on counters, taken to precarious places, and dropped on a near-daily basis. Anyone who has owned a phone for a significant amount of time has cracked a screen or crimped a corner at some point, which mostly makes us look for more durable hardware rather than gentle handling. Those who own the GALAXY S 4 can check out the handset being roughed up by a variety of machines in Samsung's stress tests to get an idea how much abuse their own phone can handle.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 dissed by Microsoft over high price

Samsung Galaxy S 4 dissed by Microsoft over high price

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is a neat device and all, but like a lot of flagship devices, the off-contract price can be a little off-putting to those not willing to shell out the cash for it, which is why subsidized pricing is a lot more attractive to consumers. However, that isn't stopping Microsoft from taking a whack at the Galaxy S 4, saying that its off-contract price is just way too expensive.

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Samsung says Galaxy S 4 software bloat may be trimmed with new firmware

Samsung says Galaxy S 4 software bloat may be trimmed with new firmware

Last week we mentioned that Samsung had landed itself in hot water over in the UK with a BBC consumer program called Watchdog. The television program Watchdog previously announced an investigation on Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 smartphone. The reason the BBC television show was going to investigate the smartphone was because of the amount of storage space available to users on the device.

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Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

Apple to add Samsung Galaxy S 4 to upcoming patent trial

It's well established that Apple and Samsung have been in a legal cat fight for a while now, and while things seemed to have settled down for a bit, both companies are at it again. Apple and Samsung will be going to court next year in the spring for what will be the second patent trial between the two companies, and the Cupertino-based company is looking to add the new Galaxy S 4 to the mix.

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Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

The race to offer a mobile device with the best display possible seems to have no end line, with companies pushing out ever higher-resolution, sharper, brighter screens on their highest-end handsets. Likewise, the battle between which flagship devices have the best displays have raged betwixt consumers, with fans of various devices touting reasons why their favorite device is best. Taking a perhaps more scientific approach, the folks over at Gadget Guy have put the most popular handsets' displays under the microscope - literally.

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Samsung defends limited available storage on GALAXY S 4

Samsung defends limited available storage on GALAXY S 4

Samsung has received a lot of complaints recently over the limited available storage on its Samsung GALAXY S 4 device. While consumers purchased the 16GB version of the Samsung GALAXY S 4, they were unpleasantly surprised when they discovered that only 8.49GB of space was available for them to use. Consumers feel like its the same type of trickery that Microsoft displayed when its 32GB Surface RT tablet was discovered to only allow consumers 16GB of available storage.

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