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How Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Compete With Sony PlayStation 4

Forbes - The mobile market continues to evolve at a rapid rate with new smartphones and tablets being introduced by Apple, Samsung, Acer, Asus, HP, Toshiba, Vizio and other big companies at a brisk (almost monthly) pace. Samsung is the latest big consumer electronics company to one-up the competition with its Galaxy S4.

With the advances in processing power in these mobile devices (and Moore’s Law), mobile devices – and the games being developed for them – are quickly catching up with what current generation consoles can do. In the US, the Galaxy S4 will sport a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor that has already been tested by Laptop Mag and put up there with the new HTC One. When you factor in the benchmarks set by NVIDIA Tegra 4 technology, which was demonstrated at CES 2013 with new games like Dead Trigger II, the gap between consoles and portable games is closing even faster. (Dead Trigger 2, Mobile, Real Racing 3, Samsung, Sony, Tag Invalid)

jagiii  +   683d ago
Looks like a cool new gaming phone.
LOGICWINS  +   683d ago
This and the Vita will be MINE at the end of the year! :D

EDIT: Damn, that Snapdragon 600 is REALLY apparent with Need for Speed. Not a SINGLE stutter or tear in that gameplay!
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NewMonday  +   683d ago
in the case of phone/tablet gaming its iPhone or iPad by far simply because that the good games exclusively release on them, Android mostly gets clones or late ports unfortunately. the good thing about Android is the OS features not the Play store.
LOGICWINS  +   683d ago
The late ports don't bother me at all. I'll have my PS3/Vita to game on between worthwhile Android releases. Can't wait to get Vice City on my S4!
the worst  +   682d ago
iphone,ipad games sucks
silenius  +   682d ago
Apples and Oranges...
I will never understand articles like this one.
Are they seriously comparing a CONSOLE! with a PHONE! did you see the last thing I wrote? A PHONE!!!
So what if the S.G.4 CPU/GPU can power a nuclear plant by itself... who cares? People don't realise that Specs like this ones you find in your smartphone are USELESS...
Who is going to sit down in his living room and get his smartphone out of his/hers pocket and start playing Battlefield 4 on their tiny 5" screen?

Coming up in the next article...
"How does Toyota Prius compete with the PS4"
Stay tuned...

EDIT: whoever tells me that "you can connect your phone with your tv and play from there"
I will slap him with a shovel...
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The_Infected  +   683d ago
Haha...this is to funny xD

But seriously no it want compete with PS4. All the loyal playstation gamers will stay with Sony and the PS4. Besides it would compete more with the Vita than the PS4. Either way it's a phone not a dedicated gaming device.
T2  +   682d ago
No doubt... A phone is for screwing around ... Its fine to kill time on a plane but replace a console? Pffft lame
Christopher  +   682d ago
Not really. Outside of the wi-fi streaming software, everything on that phone I can do on my Note 2. They're just marketing their new phone with things they could have done on current phone technology.

Game-wise, you can keep throwing up a racing game and say it's the same, but they can't do the same with the plethora of games available on the current gen consoles.

We won't be seeing Halo, Gears of War, inFamous, Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, or anything of the like on the phones. So, it may compete when it comes to Indie titles of a sort and some basic games (which are fun to play, don't get me wrong), but it won't be a competitor for the plethora of games we play on consoles now.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   683d ago
Wireless tethering to smart TVs.
jon1234  +   683d ago
wont you be able to use this phone for the ps4? i see no competition.

not to mention ps4 has awesome exclusives.
Dj7FairyTail   683d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
LOGICWINS  +   683d ago
Mr. Future Person, please continue telling us how awesome those PS4 games you played were!
jon1234  +   683d ago
if you were referring to me, see above ^
Myst-Vearn  +   683d ago
abc1233  +   683d ago
Here we go again, mobile gaming and console gaming are two separate markets, they won't compete with each other.
TongkatAli  +   683d ago
Those phone specs are amazing. i really want this phone.
kB0  +   683d ago
SUch a troll title, I mean we could technically do this now with a ps3 controller...have a phone with HDMI output and just play...

But making a title comparing it to ps4 is either a joke (a good one) or a completely obnoxious remark.

I mean the Vita is more powerful than the S4 yet it still struggles to compete even with PS3 a lot...

Come on....

Just hits!

Fyi, if you want a truly unique console, the Nvidia Shield. Play Android + stream PC games with precision to it.

Good luck!
LOGICWINS  +   683d ago
"I mean the Vita is more powerful than the S4"

No it isn't



The S4 has 8 cores, the Vita has 4

The S4 has a 441 ppi screen, the Vita has 220ppi

S4 - 2GB RAM
Vita - 512MB RAM

EVERY game on Vita can be done on the S4(save for the back touch pad). But we will never see these games because we don't have an abundance of these top tier devs working on smartphones.

Don't get it twisted, these games CAN run on smartphones easily.
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PS4isKing_82  +   682d ago
Do smartphones come with dual analog sticks, left and right shoulder buttons and trigger, d pads, force feedback, and are comfortable to hold for several hours?

Just bc smartphones can run them doesn't mean they should.
This article is like saying a razor is competing with a lawn mower. Sure they can both cut grass but one is way more dedicated to the task then the other is.
kB0  +   682d ago
The north american Version has 4 Cores.

The 8 core is NOT a real 8 core, it's a cluster chip. It uses 1 1.6 GHZ quad and a second 1.2 ghz quad.

Considering the LACK of apps that use even 4 cores, the extra 4 that the S4 has means nothing, especially in gaming. In which the vita still has one of the most powerful graphics chip on the market (mobile).

Fyi, the Vita has 512 Ram + 128 Dedicated video ram, also has 2.0 ghz CPU, which means that clock per clock the vita is still faster.

Also, no game will generally ever use the potential of a smartphone because most companies don't want to invest in a game that only costs 1-5$ or is F2p, and they can't charge 40$ for a game like on Vita. A good example is Nfs Most wanted, which god WAYYYY more quality control on the Vita than mobile release.

So don't sport things that you want to be heard over the truth. There are many factors at play here.

Let's not forget that Vita is a dedicated gaming device, which means a lot of the resources can be used towards gaming only.

It's funny how you show the cpu cores, which have little to no big effect in games to make your argument. Clearly your polishing a turd more than you want to. Instead of just posting about it, you might've done the research to know the fact that 4 cores are minor cores used for background process and small tasks while the others are the actual 4 cores used for performance.

yes there is definitely a benefit, but only for optimized hardware and isolated or synthetic benchmarks.

Honestly this is like comparing a laptop with integrated Graphics with a gaming console. I mean even if the Laptop has an 8 core cpu, but a crappy integrated video card....games will still look much better on console.

It shocks me how many bubbles you have....
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badz149  +   682d ago
do you think that the 8 cores of S4 is like the 8 core Jaguar in the PS4 or something? lol

this octacore chip was announced last year if I'm not mistaken and there will be not a single time all 8 cores will work together because the lower clocked 4 cores are used as the unload bay for lower end and minor process to save energy and when at full capacities, only the higher clocked 4 cores will be used while the lower clocked ones go idle. the S4 is basically a QUAD CORE device with a twist!

the only reason it's used is because only Samsung makes it and they want to promote it so other makers want to use it too! the S4 is more an advertisement tool/tech demo than a real 'upgrade' from S3! just look at it...at a glance, it's just like a slightly bigger S3 or slightly smaller Note2...you choose! I have the S3 so I know I won't get the S4 if I want to upgrade as personally I think the likes of Xperia Z and HTC One looks more appealing than this cheaply built S4! that's the sole reason I don't like iPhones and now the S series is taking the same approach!

and comparing the S4 to the PS4 is just SAD because it can't even beat the Vita heads on in gaming capabilities it's not even a contest!

I am afraid, the S4 will face with similar fate as iPhone5 and though I think it will still sell very well but I doubt we'll see another 20mil unit sold in 100 days thing like the S3 was!
RememberThe357  +   683d ago
As impressed as I am with that beast of a phone, all this showed me was that you can't really get to the meat of a gaming experience without a controller in your hand. This will be no real competition to the next gen consoles, but damn I still want one.
TKCMuzzer  +   683d ago
Not really competing. Playing a game on a handheld/phone is completely different from sitting yourself in front of a 50" Tv.
moodgamer  +   683d ago
InTheLab  +   683d ago
This was basically an ad for the GS4 and awful app games...which will never replace Console gaming.

Take dead trigger, for example. Fun for an hour but quickly becomes repetitive. At about level 10 it becomes damn near impossible to progress without buying credits..as mission rewards are laughably bad. So the game never rewards your efforts, and even when you pay, you're not getting your money's worth.
SegaSaturn669  +   683d ago
That's a phone? That thing is enormous! It looks good, though. If only they weren't so expensive.
maniacmayhem  +   683d ago
Remember a ways back on N4G when folks claimed that smartphones and tablets would never capture the console like experience?

Interesting isn't it...
abc1233  +   683d ago
Well, they haven't...
Baka-akaB  +   682d ago
They havent at all . No one denied their success , but they havent in the slightest gotten any closer to running proper games for the regular gamers .

Bunch of retro or more modern ports and cheap clones on rail arent going to do squat in that area , and years later , that's what mobile gaming is still stuck with
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Hicken  +   682d ago
If by "console-like," you mean lacking buttons, a tiny number of comparable quality games, and being behind by about a generation or two, then yeah, smartphones and tablets are JUST like consoles.

Seriously, though, smartphones and tablets can't yet offer Vita-like gaming, so there's no way they're skipping to home consoles. And, as I've said many times before, the only way to do that is to add physical buttons, which is a step BACKWARDS in evolution for these devices.
KillrateOmega  +   682d ago
Remember 1 millisecond ago when smartphones and tablets have still failed to capture the console experience?

Interesting times...and they've yet to end.
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NateCole  +   683d ago
It's crap. I have a note 2. Waiting on the note 3 instead. Anything 5 inch or less is crap in anycase for me.
_LarZen_  +   683d ago
Comparing it to the PS4 is stretching it way to far. That said the gaming landscape is changing and it is going to change even faster with something like this.

As I see it its a win win for everyone that like to play games. More options is not a bad thing at all.

But comparing something like this to the power and type of games for a PS3 or PS4 just don't work.
WeAreLegion  +   682d ago
Oh, you mean the phone that is getting universally panned right now? The one that is being outsold in Japan by the Xperia Z? Ok...
Baka-akaB  +   682d ago
You mean the S3 and that's only in March ... S4 was only announced like 4 days ago ... at this point even win8 phones would outsell it then .

PS : i prefer the xperia Z too , i have no need for the gazillion additionnal octo power
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linkenski  +   682d ago
Still, android phones are more like PC's than consoles and people have already ranted about how you cannot build a pc with the known PS4 specs, and get the same results. The S4 won't compete with the PS4, and as long as every game is designed for touch screens, i doubt consoles will ever die.
Neko_Mega  +   682d ago
This is like saying Samsung G S4 Vs PC, only a fool would believe this.

At best the 3DS and PS Vita, but consoles no.
josephayal  +   682d ago
Samsung Galaxy S4 is a Powerful, Powerful Machine
hesido  +   682d ago
Until companies can get away charging 30+ dollars for mobile games, I don't think smart-phone gaming will become hard-core. That audience is different, would not pay more than a few quids for games. Smart-phone games will keep on being bite-sized for the most part, and the performance segmentation is too big to use the extra "powah" that these new phones sport.
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ShiftyLookingCow  +   682d ago
Yeah right. If Micro-transactions a.k.a. Mobile Gaming(it's a sad reality) does better than next-gen then we are all absolutely screwed.
sourav93  +   682d ago
Don't care. Getting this, the Vita AND the PS4 this year. Though, just to be clear, the S4 is a phone. Not a dedicated gaming device. So until the S4 can be plugged into my 42" LED and is able to play Shadowfall and Second Son, with a physical controller, it is no competition to the PS4. Temple run isn't everything...
ajax17  +   682d ago
What is this I don't even...
ame22  +   682d ago
I am sick of people making these comparisons between the consoles market and mobile space, the last time I checked on PLAY and the App store all I saw is the same rehearsed crap over and over again. How will a 3 dollar game ever compete with a 60 dollar game? It simply defies logic.
Derekvinyard13  +   682d ago
Tzuno  +   682d ago
Games on phones are kids games with balloons to shoot and cars to drive nothing special. Funny but nothing special.
BuffMordecai  +   682d ago
And here I thought the people at Forbes were suppose to be smart.

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