The New Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Finally, Samsung’s biggest release of the year has arrived. Undeniably, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be a hit with the public, but the essential question is, whether it is the premium smart phone of the year, and are all the limitless new features this phone has incorporated really worth having?
It has been designed similarly to the Samsung Galaxy S3, since that design was already such an enormous hit with the masses. Still, if you observe more closely, you will discern some subtle augmentations in the S4’s design. The Samsung S4 certainly has a straighter and sleeker style compared to the S3.
With a host of great features, the Galaxy S4 is the most effective and desirable device Samsung has fashioned yet. It is undoubtedly the most keenly awaited smart phone ever to surface from this highly reputed brand.
This phone is equipped with a super fast processor, a huge in-built storage capacity, and an expandable memory card slot. It also comes with 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and all the other connection facilities required. Moreover, it has been upgraded with a superior camera, a better way to communicate with your friends and consume media, and many more applications in comparison to its predecessors.
Similar to the S3’s size, the Galaxy S4 is extremely lightweight and measures 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31” (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm). With a larger 5” screen and a full HD resolution, this phone displays the same number of pixels like an advanced HD TV. Though some other smart phones like the Sony Xperia Z and the HTC One have this unique display feature, they still do not even hold a candle in front of the S4’s amazing Super AMOLED HD screen.
The power button has been placed slightly towards the right side of the phone, making it more user-friendly. This makes it slightly similar to the Galaxy Note 2 in terms of positioning, thus making the power button easy to handle. The volume button might not be that easy to handle, but it is still relatively easy to navigate and convenient to find quickly. What’s more, the home key is made from supreme quality plastic and gives you a firm feeling when pressed. The two concealed buttons bordering the home key give you access to the menus and glow nicely when in use.
A host of sensors like cameras to track your eyes, a 2MP camera for HD video calling, and a proximity sensor for determining the phone’s position in relation to your ear, are located above the screen,on the front of the phone. The presence of these sensors looks even better on the darker model. Another brilliant feature of this smart phone is the is the infra red blaster located on top, which helps you control your TV, satellite box, DVD player, amplifier, and even your air conditioner.
Even though it is extremely lightweight at just 130 g, you still do not feel like you are holding a fragile handset due to its sub-8mm thickness. This gives it a more solid build and improved structure compared to its predecessor. The stylish faux metal band that was missing from the S3, is once again added to this model, giving it a premium look. In addition, there is almost a negligible flex in the chassis when they are held firmly. The polycarbonate chassis from the S3 model are retained, along with the reliable battery cover, which conceals a removable battery and micro SD slot. The delicate cover of the Samsung S4 is perhaps its only drawback, but it is still a marked improvement from the covers of the S2 and S3.
Along with being easier to grip, the S3 is also a huge advancement from the Galaxy S3, with such improvements like a faster RAM and a more efficient processor. It certainly feels much better than any other Samsung phone ever held and its screen spreads towards the sides of the phone, offering a finer bezel and an overall sleek look. The purpose of this Samsung Galaxy S4 review was to dissect its pros and cons over similar smart phones currently available, including Samsung’s own plethora of great phones already available in the market. After doing so, I can now infallibly state that you can safely go ahead and buy the Samsung Galaxy S4.