It's good to be king, especially when Samsung knows that it reached the top position after some early missteps. The Behold didn't earn the Korean manufacturer many friends, but the Galaxy S showed that Samsung could twist Android's software just enough to combine interesting features with limit-pushing hardware. The Galaxy S II proved that Samsung was no fluke and the success of the Galaxy S III confirmed Samsung as the leading Android manufacturer. Heck, the Galaxy lineup has achieved so much success that Samsung is the leading smartphone manufacturer without any OS qualifiers necessary.
Now comes the hard part about being king - staying on top. If the Galaxy S III was Samsung's crowning achievement, the Galaxy S 4 is the first defense of the throne.
Arriving on the heels of one rival's flagship and a few months before the expected unveiling of another's, the Galaxy S 4 will prove whether Samsung is continuing its trend of advancement or becoming just as predictable as the old guard that it mocked. So naturally we must ask: just how good is the Samsung Galaxy S 4?