- Clear display
- Extremely fast connectivity
- Crystal clear image shooting capabilities
- Too many add ons that are just gimmicks
- No waterproof property
If you thought by the release of Samsung Galaxy S3 that it was the best smartphone ever created than Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to prove you wrong. With a mindboggling array of features and market leading specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a lot of power in your pocket. It packs in add on features like Air Talk, Air Jump, Eye Control etc. that allows improved communication with the device based on gestures. With so many features and qualities Samsung Galaxy S4 is the treat of features for the eye of users.
Design And Build:
This is the biggest sore point for most Samsung fans as well as the general public. There aren’t many apparent changes from the S3 at first glance, but there are slight refreshes in the chrome accents, the removable back panel and even the sides of the device. For one, it’s a lot less curvy and hence looks less oblong. Along the perimeter of the device is a faux aluminium plastic trim, which does give it a high-end look. We would have preferred actual aluminium but it does helps to keep the handset at a handy 130 g of weight. It is also a slim device with a depth of 7.9 mm. Both the back and the front has a fine hatch-like pattern which can be seen clearly on closer examination. Forget eschewing plastic, Samsung has in fact used all forms of the material on the device.
The 13 MP camera of Samsung Galaxy S4 is comes with some cool features like dual shot, drama shot which can take some continous pictures and pictures with sound which add's a little flavour to the pictures. Also the back camera is fixed with LED flash which helps to take pictures in the dark. S4 has 2 MP front camera which helps for video calling and skype.
A smartphone that is there for you, the Samsung Galaxy S4 lets life unfold in front of your eyes on the 5 inch capacitive super AMOLED touch screen with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a color depth of 16 M for unmatched clarity. The screen plays videos in crisp high definition detail, at 1080p resolution which gives an experience that comes close to your TV. The amazing display is supported by Gorilla glass protection which protects this clear HD display from scratches and damage.
The S4, touted to be a life companion, operates on the Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and employs a first-of-its-kind, super powerful Octa Core processor, comprising of 1.6 Ghz Quad and 1.2 Ghz Quad processors, backed by 2 GB RAM and boasts of PowerVR SGX graphics for performance, speed and functionality which are literally off the charts.
Power On It:
A 2600 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy S4 giving you up to 17 hours of talktime on 3G and up to 370 hours of standby on 3G. This battery life is really better than battery life of Samsung Galaxy S3.
All in all the Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a number of advanced software features in it, but design wise doesn't do anything much different from the Samsung Galaxy S3 except for the screen size of course.