Apr 25th, 2013

In case you’ve forgotten, Verizon is opening the floodgates for folks to give them their money early for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Due to launch May 30th on Big Red’s airwaves, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was thoroughly assessed in our review, one carried out by Mr. Krause himself. The verdict? Let’s just say users wouldn’t feel ripped off by dropping $200 for this thing (after signing a new two-year contract, of course) unless they had one of Samsung’s more recent flagships already.

Samsung decided to focus more on software and usability than specs in this puppy, with an updated version of TouchWiz that includes many useful features and applications. Samsung is banking on more motion controls, creepy eye-detection software, exciting new camera features and more to entice users to buy, and the easy mode will help ease new smartphone owners into the thing as if they were a child being dipped into a freezing cold pool.

Verizon provides the most lucrative playing field for Samsung right now, of course, considering 2013’s other hot commodity — the HTC One (read our review) — won’t be headed to the carrier. If you’ve decided on making this device your companion for the next two years you can make the tied knot all the more tight and official by pre-ordering one at Verizon’s site. Let us know if you’ll be grabbing one.

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