Samsung Group Creates Better Features Than Apple Inc

Samsung GroupSamsung Group has created a range of Galaxy phones, including the S3, S4, and Note 3. While some of these creations have led to lawsuits from Apple Inc, Samsung has developed innovative phones with better features than the iPhone makers. This is a comparison between the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S. There are simply things that people can do with the S4 that they still cannot do with the iPhone 5S, despite the 5S being released five months after Samsung’s phone.

The first great feature is the way that the Samsung Group’s S4 connects to the TV. Instead of users needing to find the remote control, they can use their smartphone to change channels and adjust settings. This is through the infrared blaster (the black dot at the top), which is built into the device. There is also an app that is available for free that will suggest programs by pulling the data from your provider.

Tapping to transfer information is something seen in a few movies, but many people do not realize it is possible to do  with a phone. The S4 has a near-field communicator (NFC) built into the device, which will work with any other device that has one of these communicators.

There are times people want to share videos, games, and other high-tech information with their friends. Those who have friends with other Galaxy S4 smartphones will be able to do this through Group Play. This is still something that Apple Inc is looking to develop from the current ability to share images and contacts, meaning just another better feature created by Samsung Group. All anybody needs for this function to work is a Wi-Fi connection.

Reading from the phone often means not using the functions, but that does not mean a person wants the phone to go on standby. Samsung Group created a great feature known as Smart Stay. It tracks the eyes to determine whether a person is still looking at the screen, which allows the screen to remain lit. If no eye movement is detected, the phone will go on standby automatically. It also uses other eye-tracking technologies to move web pages up automatically.

There are possibilities that the upgrade to Android 4.4 will include new features that Apple Inc still has not managed. One of these features handles the problem of unknown numbers. While the number is flashing, the phone will use Google Maps to try to locate the number to give users an idea of who it could be.

Certain contacts will always be shown at the top as well, instead of being in alphabetical order. This will be based on the amount of times a number is used, making the phone believe that this is a priority contact.

A feature that is expected with the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the group video calling. According to documents filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, the feature is expected to allow users to use the front and back cameras while communicating through video chat. However, this is a feature similar to Google Hangouts, which could be bad news.

There are many great features on the Samsung Galaxy S4, and expected for the S5 in early 2014. So far, Apple Inc is lagging behind as Samsung Group continues to create better features for its smartphones.

By Alexandria Ingham

Business Insider

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International Business Times

22 Responses to "Samsung Group Creates Better Features Than Apple Inc"

  1. Kiki Tay   December 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Why include features that nobody uses? I admit I had fun with my Galaxy S4, but after playing with them for a while, I never touch them anymore.. I turn off most of the features to reduce lag and I believe it’s the same for most people. When it comes to daily tasks and important functions, I find myself reaching for an iPhone. I think Apple nailed it. They did the best job to what mattered the most and took out everything that didn’t. Not that they don’t have the access to the technologies nor were they not intelligent enough, it’s Apple, come on! Only those who gets their philosophies become loyal fans. You don’t get that from samsung. Those who are “fans” of samsung are usually fans of every new technology and will just ditch them the moment something cooler comes out. I am equal to both sides in terms of contributing to their financial reports but I stay loyal as an apple fan unless they decides to ditch their philosophies and start adding buggy/laggy/useless features. I’ll still keep my Samsung as a cool gadget but when it comes to my daily life I’ll need an apple to save me from all the frustrations.

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  2. MATT   December 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Really? These are the iPhone beating “features?” These Samesung marketers need to go back to the drawing board…

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  3. B   December 30, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I can control my LG TV remotely using an app from LG in my iPhone.

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  4. Grindle   December 30, 2013 at 8:33 am

    This article is really an ad for Samsung

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  5. Rick   December 30, 2013 at 6:39 am

    What BS, surely an article paid for by the Samdung Marketing team promoting Samdung products. And the comments posted are paid for the by the same Samdung Marketing team paying Korean college students to post these silly comments. Galaxy phones are glitchy, junk phones that are over priced with a free OS installed on them. Nothing more than gimmicks, get real Koreans, you are copycats.

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    • Kiki Tay   December 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      I agree. it is just so Samsung to do that. Not understanding the meaning of “subtle” and not realizing the counter-effectsit would bring them. Their solution would be to pay more students to post defensive comments and the whole cycle continues.

      Google “Samsung fined for posting fake reviews”

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  6. Adnan Pirota   December 30, 2013 at 4:05 am

    At lease 70% of my friends converted from iPhone to Galaxy line and they are all very satisfied especially with the picture taking capabilities and options of Samsung phones, and on the other hand Android gives you so many customization options, iOS users can only dream of …

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  7. Russell   December 30, 2013 at 12:18 am

    “A feature that is expected with the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the group video calling.”

    B wrote: “Okay, lets just ignore the fact iPhones have had FaceTime since the iPhone 4.”

    Facetime does NOT have group video calling.

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  8. Kyle Ray   December 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    So much in denial are the commenters here it’s ridiculous. The delusions of Apple Grandeur over Samsung, it’s pathetic. So doubt we know who’s been drinking up the RDF’d Applewellian 180proof FUD and misinformation, it’s comically irrelevant to anything actually said in the article!

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  9. B   December 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Wow. The title of the article is “Samsung Group Creates Better Features Than Apple Inc” and then they say

    “A feature that is expected with the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the group video calling. According to documents filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, the feature is expected to allow users to use the front and back cameras while communicating through video chat. However, this is a feature similar to Google Hangouts, which could be bad news.”

    Okay, lets just ignore the fact iPhones have had FaceTime since the iPhone 4.

    “There are possibilities that the upgrade to Android 4.4 will include new features that Apple Inc still has not managed. One of these features handles the problem of unknown numbers. While the number is flashing, the phone will use Google Maps to try to locate the number to give users an idea of who it could be.”

    Apple should then create a feature that hides an iPhone’s location to this invasive feature.

    “Tapping to transfer information is something seen in a few movies, but many people do not realize it is possible to do with a phone. The S4 has a near-field communicator (NFC) built into the device, which will work with any other device that has one of these communicators.”

    This existed on iOS before it was INCLUDED by Samsung. The iPhone had an App called “Bump” that shared selected information (contacts, pictures, videos, etc.) when you bumped your iPhone with another also running bump. Subsequently, Samsung simply took an App that already existed and included it in the OS as a “feature”. All the while Samsung created nothing. Lastly, a feature similar to this is also built into the iPhone now. It is called Airdrop. It uses bluetooth, NOT WIFI, to transfer any type of file to another iPhone with Airdrop enabled. A key difference between Samsung phone bumping transfers and Apple’s Airdrop is NFC has an optimal distance of a few centimeters whereas bluetooth has a range of more than 30ft.

    “The S4 has a near-field communicator (NFC) built into the device, which will work with any other device that has one of these communicators.”

    Wow. You have no idea what you’re saying. “Near-field communicator” is not a thing. NFC stands for near field communication. Also, not just any phone with a NFC chip will work with Samsung’s tap transfer. There are other things both phones would need.

    Lastly,
    “There are simply things that people can do with the S4 that they still cannot do with the iPhone 5S, despite the 5S being released five months after Samsung’s.”

    Show me where the fingerprint scanner is on the S4. Also, this is a poorly written sentence.

    This was a very disappointing article. Please stop writing.

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  10. August Trometer   December 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Advertorial much?

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  11. Apolitical Misanthrope   December 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Samsung made great TVs while Apple made a great smartphone. It’s just that Android is sluggish and unsatisfying.

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  12. Kevin Leo-Smith   December 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Apple also uses wifi to send pics it’s built into the OS and is called airdrop. Do your homework if you wish to write comparative articles

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    • Chloe Carter   December 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      If you want to attack someone for not doing their homework, maybe you should read the whole piece yourself. The author says that the iPhone allows sharing of images–if they’re not pictures, what are they?

      Some people really like to attack others. I don’t see the point in doing that. If you don’t like it, move on. If you really want to leave a comment, make sure you’ve done your own homework!

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      • Apolitical Misanthrope   December 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        Nobody cares what you think, Chloe.

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        • Kyle Ray   December 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

          Nobody cares? lol… somebody calls a poster on their ignorance of the stated facts and you jump on them for it. You may not care and maybe you didn’t read the article all the way through either. Before you decided it was OK to for you fools to hide from the bare facts that the sales numbers don’t lie! ……so I’ll repeat this; Galaxy Note apparently didn’t FAIL like some would have liked it to. Plus…. Galaxy phone sales in general have blew past iPhone sales so fast that it’s nearly left them stagnating in sales growth the last 2yrs in a near zero growth rate below 15% Globally!

          Now that’s the REALITY for Minus the Applewellian RDF’d FUD you people believe is TRUTH! ….and to spell that out for you, that’s why Google Android has over 80% Market Share in phones and Samsung lead all phone makers with 320 Million Samsung Smarterphones Sold this year!!!

          Apple? ….will be lucky to end up with half that!!!

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    • B   December 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      bluetooth*

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      • Andrew   December 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

        *Both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are supported by iOS 7, and Wi-Fi on OS X 10.7 or newer (Mac)

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  13. Andrew   December 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    “Samsung Group Caught Using Fake Reviews – The Guardian Express”
    http://guardianlv.com/2013/10/samsung-group-caught-using-fake-reviews/

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  14. RattyUK   December 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    “The first great feature is the way that the Samsung Group’s S4 connects to the TV.”
    If this is such a great feature how come Samsung’s S4 sales are in the can?

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  15. Matt   December 29, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I agree with Steve. Clearly a one sided article that fails to do its due diligence with Apple products. Numerous points the author mentions are either false or taken out of context.

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  16. Steve   December 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

    This is garbage and the author is an idiot. I would go into more detail, but is have matched the quality of this comment to the quality of the piece.

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