It’s been nice knowing you. Having reviewed the GS3 on T-Mobile, and AT&T, there was no doubt it was the Android device that changed the marketplace, outselling the iPhone in certain markets. Since the Galaxy S3 mini was a cost-effective way of getting smartphone technology to the masses, it also made sense to make the Galaxy S3 even more readily available, which is what Samsung did. A great deal of marketing and effort was put into the Galaxy S3, and while it is currently being toned-down by the Galaxy S4, it’s important to remember that Samsung’s success story owes itself to the S3, not the S2 or original S smartphone. Also, the Galaxy S3’s design is what inspired the current S4’s aesthetics, which actually improved upon what the Galaxy S3 had done. However, there is some general disappointment due to the lack of an octa-core processor setup in the United States, instead opting for a quad-core.
Now, with Samsung’s big follow-up, the Galaxy S 4, shining reviews (for the most part) and plenty of pre-orders hint towards the S4 taking over the reigns as the dominating Android smartphone. In the coming days it will become more apparent as to what Samsung’s plan with the S4 is, like the release on Verizon, sales numbers, software updates, and eventual competition with the next iPhone, all of which will happen this year. It’s unusual to think of the Galaxy S4 in such a way where all the responsibility of Samsung is placed on it, but it makes sense to — it’s the best Samsung’s got.