We’re not even halfway through the year, yet the stage is set for a clash of the titans. First, we had only the Apple iPhone 5, released late last year which had enthusiasts and fanboys gushing over it till the Apple Maps fiasco came into light. Since then, there has been the brand new BlackBerry Z10, the super-sturdy HTC One and the latest entrant, the Samsung Galaxy S4.
We’ve experienced the previous three iterations and each has played a significant part in the smartphone revolution. Each Galaxy super-smartphone released has been deemed as the iPhone killer for that generation. This time, however, the Samsung Galaxy S4 had to contend not just with the Apple iPhone but the HTC One as well. Does it prove its mettle?
Since the first Galaxy that was released, most tech enthusiasts as well as common buyers intermittently complained that the devices just seem too fragile and ‘plasticky’. When company officials were asked about the build quality of the Galaxy S4, they just reiterated that the device is made with a polycarbonate body and left it at that. Given the fact that most users now believe that the aesthetics of a device is as important, if not more, as the functionality, Samsung might not be the device which is designed to impress, especially when compared to the build quality of the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and the HTC One. Undoubtedly, it has a super-slim profile and is extremely light-weight, but half the time you’re just wondering if it’ll survive the accidental fall off your desk.