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

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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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  • Earthmonger - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    Can we please get a podcast that doesn't include phones or tablets? Is technology so dead that only mobile devices are worth talking about? 4 out of 5 casts are based around this crap. It's too much. Reply
  • THizzle7XU - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - link

    You should get a refund! Oh wait, it's free. Don't listen then. Reply
  • Earthmonger - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    I need an edit button. I just realized podcasts were now under the smartphone category on the site. The Anandtech Podcast is officially dead. When did that happen? Ah well, completely ignorable now, so nevermind. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    Podcasts are not under smartphones, they have their own category:

    http://www.anandtech.com/tag/podcast

    It's true that most of the podcasts discuss smartphones/tablets (some more, some less) but there have been episodes that have focused on other topics. For example episode 18 was about the site redesign and GPUs: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6874/the-anandtech-p...

    What are the topics you would like to see discussed?
    Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - link

    I think one of the things that makes Anandtech podcasts great is that you guys talk about what you are passionate about. That happens to be smart phones much of the time, and I'm fine with listening to talk about smart phones, even though I'm not really interested in buying any of the phones that exist. I always come away from Anandtech podcasts knowing more about the technology discussed and the industry and what goes on in it. I enjoy listening to people who know their hind quarters from the proverbial hole in the ground, and the Anandtech editors give me that better than any other site I've listened to. I never have the thought "That guy is freakin clueless" when I'm listening to an Anandtech podcast; I can't say that about any other site's podcast I've listened to.

    And, frankly there just isn't a lot of exciting things to talk about in the PC world right now. People are still doing reviews of socket 1155 boards, and I have no interest in any of them. Basically, if it isn't about Haswell or maybe Ivy Bridge-E, I could care less. There isn't anything cool happening with GPUs, CPUs, or even SSDs right now. You talked about the most exciting thing going on, which was the price breakthrough of the M500 @ 960GB, and that's about all there was to say anything about. I would like more discussion about PC components, that's what I'm really interested in, but, really, what is there to say?

    The most important thing to me is knowledgeable, enthusiastic discussion, and that's what you are delivering, so, no real complaints from me. As it stands right now, the most movement is in the mobile industry, so that deserves the lion's share of the podcast, in my opinion. When June hits and we have real information about Haswell and the related products, hopefully there will be something we can all sink our proverbial teeth into and we'll get more of that in the podcasts, but that's then, not now.
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  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - link

    We kind of have settled into a pattern where we alternate between primarily PC focus, and primarily mobile focus. The reality is that the previous week was dominated by mobile related news, so that's what we talked about. Haswell is almost imminent, at which point I'm sure things will change back the other way as mobile slows down (hopefully).

    -Brian
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  • Bakes - Thursday, June 06, 2013 - link

    I have been reading Anandtech for years but only just started listening to the podcasts in May. I am current with the podcasts now. I have never really been too interested in the technology that makes cellular phones possible but as the market shifts to mobile computing I am finding myself more interested. I've learned much catching up on the podcasts here. Many times your contributions are a bit over my head but Anand does a good job stopping and clarifying some of the details you gloss over. In my experience you two have provided a good balance in the discussions. As a generally inquisitive person I have been motivated by these discussions to learn more than I would have without them.

    I think we are close to the point where the term smartphone isn't really the best description of today's flagship mobile devices since the phone functionality is no longer the dominant feature.

    I agree with Sabresiberian's comment above. The enthusiasm of the discussion really hooks me as much as the topics do.

    Keep up the good work.
    Reply
  • Devfarce - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    +1 on broken links. iTunes and direct links are both broke. Now that I think about it, I seem to remember iTunes doesn't actually host podcast. I guess that makes sense. Reply
  • TrackSmart - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    SERVER TROUBLES? I'm having trouble downloading from the podcast links. I've also noticed that images in articles have been flaky today.

    I wonder if there will be an Anandtech story in the coming days about the causes of this downtime and the technology issues behind it. It might be interesting, depending on the root cause.
    Reply
  • Sm0kes - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    It's broken on ITunes as well.

    FYI -- ITunes for OSX is pretty solid. It's nothing like the bloated Windows port.
    Reply

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