Did we really need a new Galaxy S4? Or would an upgrade of the OS, along with all the new bells and whistles found in the new S4 sufficed most owners?
The Galaxy S4
The S3 was launched in August now some nine months ago and users are being told that their S3 is an "old model".
As manufacturers battle for supremacy, the once mighty benchmark for the smartphone industry, the Apple iPhone, is looking a tad "old hat".
At the same time Microsoft is struggling to get traction with their Windows 8 OS, as HTC, Samsung and Nokia report poor sales when compared to the demand for Android smartphones.
Telstra, the big carrier who is reporting record sales of 4G phones, has told SmartHouse consumers are "confused" about all the features found in new models. In response the company is limiting the range of models they sell to key smartphones that they believe deliver speed and a rich range of capabilities.
LG is one company who recently stepped up to the top smartphone table with their all new Optimus G smartphone. This is a cutting edge smartphone that the Korean Company badly needed in Australia to put them in the race alongside Apple, Sony, HTC and Samsung.
Despite being late into the Australian market, the Optimus G is packed with power and features and can be easily updated with new software. While a lot of journalists got their knickers in a twist over the fact it had already been launched in the US, the fact remains it is a state of the art smartphone that has the capacity to handle any new upgrades thrown at it.