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Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Design and build
First things first, at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, the Samsung Galaxy S4 might be thin, but it’s also a handful. That being said, despite a larger screen, the newest Galaxy is actually smaller than its predecessor is, if only by a small amount. At 130 grams, the phone feels just about right in the hand and, while it does look very similar to the S3, straighter lines provide a sleeker look.
Once again, Samsung offers the S4 in black and white versions, both of which are stylish; but both of which are let down by the now familiar gloss plastic finish. A removable back does not do the build quality any favours really, although being able to change the battery when required is an undoubted bonus. The symmetrical Home button takes its usual place on the handset and all other buttons and ports are where you would expect them to be.
The 5-inch Galaxy S4 sports a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution screen. Of course, this is nothing revolutionary as both the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z have identical specs; however, in terms of quality, Samsung tops the lot. At 441 ppi, the S4 display is truly remarkable. Images and videos are pin sharp, colours are vibrant, and there is not a hint of fuzziness in sight. The vivid display is also helped by Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED technology.
Like the Sony Xperia Z, the Galaxy S4 sports a 13-MP camera that is powerful and great in bright light conditions, but not so good in low light. There is a lot to like in terms of features too; including HDR, which takes and combines multiple shots, and Dual Shot, whereby both front and rear camera can be used simultaneously. Both cameras shoot in stunning 1080p and the secondary camera has been boosted to 2.0-MP from 1.9-MP on the Galaxy S3.
Samsung is the king when it comes to pushing the boundaries of smartphone hardware and does not let anybody down here. The S4 comes with the Qualcomm quad-core 1.9 GHz chip and 2 GB of RAM, making it one fast handset. No matter what you are doing on this device, whether it’s browsing the web or high-end gaming, there is never a hint of it slowing down. Samsung once again offers 16, 32, and 64 GB versions and the popular micro-SD remains.
A second microphone that helps with noise-cancelling gives the Galaxy superb call quality and the impressive performance of the hardware continues with the inclusion of 4G.
The S4 gets Google’s latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is the best operating system on the market. As ever, the OS is skimmed over with TouchWiz, which is not the greatest UI in the world, but some of the features it includes are excellent, including Smart Pause, which pauses playback if you look away from the screen, the automatic content scrolling Smart Scroll, Translate, and the wellness feature, Health.
Given its specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was never going to be great in the battery department, but the Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery does as well as can be expected, giving a full day’s charge from intensive usage.
Samsung’s latest flagship handset is a joy to behold. Yes, questions need to be asked about the plastic body, but in every other department it excels. Definitely, Samsung’s best phone yet and a serious rival to the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.
You can find out more information about the Samsung Galaxy 4 at Samsung's Official Website.
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