Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: Samsung’s Latest Smartphone Beast

Jasmina Lozevska March 16, 2013 0


It’s finally here. The most-awaited device of the world got the best presentation that one smartphone can have. There are some new mind-blowing features on this Samsung Galaxy S4, you will be amazed from the functionality and if you are a fan of a big smartphone this is your ‘must have’ device. Here are the full specs and the full review of the phone.

Design and Display

This device is bigger than Galaxy S3. It will be available in two versions black and white. The dimensions of the device are: 136.6 mm height, 69.8 mm width and 7.9 mm thick. It weighs only 103 grams. The measurements tell us that this new Galaxy S4 is thinner and lighter.

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The display is the first thing you can notice on the device. It includes 5-inch full HD Super Amoled display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The 441 pixels per inch give the screen very clean and clear look. And if it’s cold outside and you don’t want to remove your gloves, no worries you can use the phone with your gloves on.

Hardware

There are two versions of the processor for different places in the world. For US the Galaxy S4 includes quad-core 1.9 processor and the international version of this device includes eight-core 1.6 Exynos octa processor. It’s quite impressive. The device also is equipped with 2 GB of RAM. It has eight built in sensors for infrared gestures, temperature and humidity. It features IR control for controlling your TV or if you have a home theater.

Camera

Regarding the camera features we can say that this was the main focus of the production. First, the rear camera is improved and has 13 megapixels and the front facing camera is also improved and has 2 megapixels. And that’s not all. The dual camera feature lets you to take photos and videos while you are included in it, too. You think this is awesome? – wait until you hear this. There is an option in the camera that lets you add sound to your photos. Why recording a video when you can say something and record it to the photo. The sound can be included before or after you take the photo.

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After you took some pictures, you don’t need to touch your screen and swipe left and right to see the pictures. With the Air Wave feature you can cycle through photos even without touching your phone, you just need to wave the hand over him and that’s it.

The camera also helps with video calling. While talking to your friend that is absent from a party or meeting, without turning your phone, with the dual camera feature you can switch the rear camera, while you are still shown from the front camera, so your friend can see what is on the other side of the phone.

Other new interesting Features

The Samsung announced the S voice drive, designed to simplify and handle all your needs while you are driving. They don’t let you be disturbed and take your eyes off the road. This app includes navigation, taking calls, voice texting and voice search, saying read out will give command to the phone to read your incoming mail or SMS.

This device was named as the first Knox device. It is designed like security enhanced Android version that separates the device into two spaces: Personal and Work.

The “Air call accept” method allows you to wave your hand over the phone and just like that you will answer the call.

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Using a sensor, the phone recognizes if someone is looking on the phone. If you are watching a video and something catches your eyes, looking away from the phone, it automatically pause the video.

With the new Switch tool you can easily switch all your data from your old phone to the new Galaxy S4. The process is really easy and includes installing this app on your computer, than connecting your old device and transferring all the useful data to the computer and from the computer to your new Galaxy S4.

Other Specs

  1. 1.    Memory
  • Versions of 16 / 32 / 64 GB internal memory
  • microSD slot up to 64 GB memory
  1. 2.    Battery
  • 2600 mAh
  1. 3.    Connectivity:
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n,ac
  • GPS/GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • IR LED, MHL 2.0
  1. 4.    OS
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  1. 5.    Network
  • 2.5 G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
  • 3G (HSPA + 42Mbps)
  • 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps)

There is no question about that Samsung really worked hard for developing this smartphone. Reading the specs we can tell that they created a Beast that will soon start to rule the smartphone market.

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