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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  • watersb - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - link

    (FWIW Anand says it's DNS: some hours for the update to percolate throughout the net, should be working now...)
  • Vi0cT - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Good episode, just waiting for the Lumia 920 review now...
  • roberta - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Unfortunately direct links for both mp3 & m4a are still broken... :(

  • PHlipMoD3 - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Loving these podcasts.

    Only problem I have is that Brian often talks about the review he is working on (EG Lumia 920) and the review never surfaces on the site.
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Are we certain that we always need 10-25% spare area or is there a hard GB limit - a point of diminishing returns?

    Do you need 10-25% free for ALL capacities? I don't want to lose 512GB when we get to 2TB SSDs. If the point is to ensure that you have the necessary space to allow garbage collection to properly do its job, wouldn't that mean that it mostly depends upon how much data is written between collection processes?

    Obviously we know that 20% free shows improvements for nearly all drives, but what if we don't need that much for larger drives? If 20% of a 256GB drive (50GB) works well, would 50GB of free space work just as well on a 512GB or 1TB drive? The consistency of the 960GB M500 doesn't appear to improve all that much when you move from the stock 9% (64GB) spare area to an arbitrary 25%.

    Also, I'm curious if spare area is spread out across all NAND dies or if spare area takes up NAND dies in some sort of sequential fashion and how that impacts the performance gains of spare area among different drives/controllers.
  • darwinosx - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - link

    Your Mommy likes iTunes.
  • slatanek - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - link

    I couldn't agree more with smartphone camera UX limited control rant. Why-o-why can't there be a manual focus slider?
  • Jamesjunky - Friday, May 3, 2013 - link

    Brian is going to get the Shoelace, but it's going to be the Sprint version.
  • stuhad - Saturday, May 4, 2013 - link

    What was the AMD thing Anand went to, that he briefly mentioned? Did I miss the news on it, can we get it in the next the podcast?
  • bleh0 - Saturday, May 4, 2013 - link

    It was interesting to hear about the Asus Fonepad in the podcast. After reading some other reviews the battery life seems great and the performance is decent. Are there any plans for a review of some kind?

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