Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch at Radio City Music Hall – New York, 2013

Held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the event featured Broadway star Will Chase and numerous other actors playing out skits designed to illustrate new features of the Galaxy S4. It included a tap-dancing kid; supposed backpackers making their way through Brazil, Paris and China; and scads of lame jokes.

The event was bizarre and over-the-top and in sharp contrast to what we’ve seen from Apple, whose events are typically understated – if overhyped.

That’s true of Apple’s products as well. Each new iPhone has typically had one main feature that distinguishes it from its predecessors and its competition.

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The list of new features for the Galaxy S4, by contrast, is both impressive and overwhelming – and maybe more than consumers can get their heads around.

It has a 5-inch screen, which is even bigger than its predecessor’s and dwarfs that of the iPhone 5. The display also offers a greater pixel density than Apple’s vaunted Retina Display.

The new phone’s 13 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front cameras are higher resolution than those on the iPhone. And unlike Apple’s phone, it includes

More about the phone:

A humidity and temperature sensor, though it’s not yet clear how that will be used.

World Liberty TV Tech Review team was on hand to see the Unpacked event at Radio Music City Hall, right here in New York, the Media Capital of the World.

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