Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched in March 2013 and featured as the next upgrade to then existing Samsung Galaxy S3
. The phone was well accepted by the market, as it offered significant improvements compared to its predecessor. Overall, the phone is loaded from top to bottom and the increased complexity of using the phone can be overwhelming for some users.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5.0 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display has enabled multi-touch and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone comes with Exynos chipset clocked to Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300 processor while having a 2GB of RAM.
The phone runs on Android OS version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), with the help of Samsung's TouchWiz UI skin. The phone comes with 16GB internal memory while the memory can be expanded up to 64GB using the Micro SD card slot. The 13 MP rear camera is assisted by an LED flashlight while the front camera is provided with 2.1MP. HD video recording is also done by the camera at frames like 1080p@30fps. The phone has a design which feels completely identical to its predecessor S3, but on closer inspection you would find that the S4 is much sleeker. The usage of Chrome frame gives a very premium look to the phone. The phone is handy with its dimensions as 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches and weighs only 130 grams, which makes it lightweight. The 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery provided in the phone is removable and promises a standby time up to 370 hours and a talk time up to 17 hours on 3G networks. The price in India for this smartphone starts from Rs. 10000
and it can vary from retailer to retailer.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 offers a rich smartphone experience, not only it has a powerful processor, this phone is topped with advanced sensors, like a barometer, humidity, and temperature. The camera provided in the phone works great in broad daylight, as the images captured by it are full of colors and originality, but the major drawback is that the quality deteriorates in low light conditions. The phone also records HD video with video stabilization. The Touch Wiz UI provided in the phone works smoothly and offers a lot of customization options. The Gesture and Air controls present in this set offer a great utility. The battery provided is just average and lets you use the phone for a complete day with medium usage.
The Phone finds competition from Blackberry Z3
and Sony Xperia M2 Dual
. When compared to Blackberry Z3, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has more RAM, while comparing to M2 Dual, it has a better camera, powerful processor, and more RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 with its price slashed is one of the best smartphones
that is available in the market for people searching for a value for money smartphone. The phone offers the solid look, premium screen and loads of sensors, thus making it a power-packed smartphone.Check the Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Blackberry Z3Check the Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia M2 Dual