This time on the AnandTech Podcast we're talking about Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Also on the menu today are the HTC First, T-Mobile iPhone 5, ASUS FonePad, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Crucial's M500. 

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 20
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time:  1 hour  44 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Crucial M500 - 00:00
Samsung Galaxy S 4 - 00:10
T-Mobile iPhone 5 - 01:15
HTC First - 01:19
ASUS FonePad - 01:22
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 - 01:31

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

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  • mike55 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    Does anyone know of any drives planning on using 3-bit-per-cell, 128 Gb NAND dies (dice?)?
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    So far the only drive to use 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) NAND is the Samsung SSD 840. At least both Samsung and IMFT have 128Gb TLC but as of today I have not heard it being used in an SSD. The successor of SSD 840 will probably move to 128Gb TLC NAND to cut costs even more but that's at least a quarter away (this is just a guess, we don't have any info yet),
  • mike55 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    The funny thing about the ambiguous picture modes Samsung uses is that they're not even consistent among Samsung products. Natural mode on my Samsung TV makes people look like Nicki Minaj.

    Also about the dynamic contrast thing. I think Brian's talking about CE dimming where it dims the backlight based on the brightness of content on the screen. Of course this makes absolutely no sense to me with a edge-lit LCD. If you rename the input to PC, it disables some of the image processing, including CE dimming. Unfortunately, it disables a lot of the features like motion interpolation. Fortunately, most of Samsung's features serve only to make the picture worse somehow. I actually get less input lag with the input renamed to PC than with game mode on.
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Interesting, I'll have to try this. I've almost given up on ever having just a simple 1:1 dumb monitor mode on my Samsung 55-inch.

  • Zandros - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    Can we pretty please get a higher resolution image for the podcast feed? It looks ugly in Downcast. ;)
  • jeffkibuule - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    Yes please. Much appreciated.
  • darwinosx - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Agree, its pretty awful.
  • Coup27 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    links are broken!
  • freedom4556 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    I think that whole server is down. If you look at the links, they point to a server named
  • secretanchitman - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    yep! also having trouble downloading the podcast in itunes as well..

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