Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

Have a first look at the world's best smartphone yet.

Finally chopping down the anticipation, Samsung launched its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV. Predominantly coupled with some good number of features and dazzling specifications on board, Samsung is likely to endure its domination in the smartphone-hood. While Samsung unveiled the third generation Galaxy gadget, the Galaxy S III last year, the firm did had to worry much. Because, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 from the world's most innovative company, Apple, were Samsung's only blood-rival. As the consortium launched the smartphone now, things aren't the same. The opponents have grown enough and the industry will be following only the best. Let's check out whether the Samsung Galaxy S IV qualifies to be the best or not.

Exterior and Design

The Galaxy S4 looks nothing greater than its predecessor, the Galaxy S3 in appearance. I don't think the designers had to sweat a lot to mould out their flagship smart-machine. But, the new Galaxy is cased in a special polycarbonate body, that makes the device the lightest and the best quality Galaxy yet. However, being 69.8mm x 136.6mm x7.9mm dimension, the gadget sightly looks hard to hold in hand. The front phase of the S4 is exactly a copycat of the S3. Even the sensors and front camera haven't got a shift or any interchanges. The feather touch keypad and everything looks the same. Turning back to the rear positing, the gadget displays some placements in the position of LED flash and speaker. The LED flash has been placed just beneath the 13 MP rear camera, while the speaker got transferred to left-down (looking from the rear side). Still, the Galaxy S4 looks simple and fantabulous.

Samsung Galaxy S4


Samsung has been perfecting its wide range of mobile phones since manufacturing. The company always believes the demand of a good, better and the best display to bag a smartphone geek. So making no difference, the South Korean mobile phone manufacturer has developed a gorgeous display for some thrilling and unique experience.

Samsung Galaxy S IV is mated with a 5 inch, Full HD super AMOLED multi-touch screen. Provided with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a pixel density of 441 PPI (Pixel Per Inch), the visual impact gets jail broken to the next level of entertainment. However, HTC One, which was recently launched and that neatly competing the S4 has the same resolution and 468 PPI, which will bring down some unbearable nightmares to Samsung officials. Nevertheless, Samsung can console themselves, because the HTC One has only a 4.7 inch sized touchscreen. Meanwhile, its other rival, the Sony Xperia Z is coupled with the same size screen, resolution and PPI. Though these specifications equal them, the Xperia Z slightly stands top with an attractive overall design.

Samsung Galaxy S4

CPU and Performance

The S4 is incredibly in performance. There is no room for any dilemma. We have already experienced a world class processor with its predecessor, the Galaxy S3 that switched on a good pavement of faster net surfing and powerful gaming availability. If the S3 could take as that long with a 1.5GHz Advanced Dual Core, Qualcomm processor, how it would be then with the all new Galaxy S4 which has a 1.6 GHz, Exynos 5 Octo core processor! Further it is assisted by 2 GB RAM. Temple Run, Subway Surfers, Gravity Projects, Agent Dash, Mutant Roadkill, Angry Birds or whatever game high-end games you want to play are just superbly played here without any pinch of lag. Or if you are net savvy, come on, why waiting longer? Here you have the best mobile version to google down the world.

Operating System

The device is operated on Google's lately released, Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It allows you to enjoy some incredible features such as 'Magnification gestures', and 'TalkBack' right from the power menu, a unique novel homscreen and so on. Meantime, its rivals, the Xperia Z and the HTC One, get down the rush only on version 4.2.2. This really gives advance to Samsung to win the market.

Samsung Galaxy S4


The South Korean giant has been doing things absolutely right with the existing high-end devices, the Note II and the S3. You might have wondered seeing the quality pics taken by those gadgets. So no worries if you get stunned again with the pics taken this time by the Galaxy S4.

It is wedded with a massive 13 MP primary cam with LED Flash. Well, I don't see a dual LED flash right nearby the cam as rumoured. Still, the flash seems like more lightning than its rivals the Xperia Z and the One. Meanwhile, a better 2 MP front cam has been fixed to make better lively video conversation.

The key feature of the camera is that both camera can be shot at the same time. That is, when we take a pic via the main camera, we can also click from the secondary cam simultaneously. This makes sure to snap special moments captured without missing any part of it. And these two photographs can be framed in a wide range of frames given. I wish if the next generation Galaxy S 5 came with SLR features.

Internet and Connectivity

Man you got the best device yet released to surf the world for I believe the world is almost boxed in the vast link of websites. Clipped with perfected Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and HSDPA, the device rolls out the same gambling proven by the S3. Yup! The gadget is also available in LTE version which enables 4G connectivity. But, tech geeks need to shed more pennies for that.

Samsung Galaxy S4


The Galaxy S4 certainly comes in 3 packs – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, which is just the same pattern that Apple does. Maniacs can choose out according to your wallet and necessity. Above all, you can stay eyes-bulged out hearing this feature that the S4 enables us to put a microSD card of up to 64 GB! What else you need from a smartphone. I hope someday Samsung will bring out a smartphone of 1 TB storage.


This is something great that the Galaxy S4 has a mammoth battery of 2600 mAh standard Li-ion to swallow all your time and to hold you until you get done swiping all the features and functionalities in the phone for a whole day. So guys, keep gaming on, surfing on, calling on, musicing on, and be on and on.


The official price is still uncertain. We are waiting for the precise tag to verdict the device. However, the sourced price tag of Rs. 40,000 sounds good as the gadget is coupled with good number of features and specialities.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Key features

'Eye Reading' acts just like the 'Smart Stay' and scans your eyes to check whether you're reading the screen. If not, the screen gets automatically turned of to save power.

'Smart Pause' is another features just as the above one, but it comes in to pause the video while your eyes are away from the screen.

'Smart Gesture' picks up hand's or finger's gestures without even touching the touchscreen. So just play some action over the screen. It will certainly work.

'Smart Scroll' scrolls down pages so easier and faster.

'S Health' is a very useful stuff, which is intended to track your fitness with pedometer, calorie counter, and humidity sensor.

'Watch On' controls your television somewhat like a TV remote or somewhat more that a TV remote as well.

'Group Play' stays connected with our guys to play games and share stuffs.

'S Translator' does the duty of translator by translating languages.

'Samsung Optical Reader' picks up QR codes and helps us to simplify business.

'Adapt Display' analyses the surroundings and adjust the brightness of the screen accordingly.

Moreover, you can share S4's screen with another S4.

Three-way video calls and duel camera video calls are possible here.


The key competitors of Samsung Galaxy S4 are Apple iPhone 5, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Blackberry Z10, Nokia Lumia 920, and LG Optimus G Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S4


Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely a good choice. If the gadget is from a world class leader such as Samsung, the mightiness of it only gets sparkled. However, the Galaxy S4 lacks some qualities and functions that its rials offers. Nokia Lumia 920 tags wireless charging, which is absent in the S4. In the same way, waterproof feature of the Xperia Z, a pixel density of 468 PPI provided by HTC one, retina display, FaceTime HD and the reliability of the iPhone 5, and Blackberry Balance and Blackberry Hub are invisible in the S4.


• Dual Camera, enables to take photos and videos with the front and the rear cameras simultaneously.
• Supports video calls in both cameras.
• Octo-core processor
• Expandable memory upto 64 GB


• No wireless charging, no flexible display, and no eye scrolling as expected.
• Should have been a different look rather than that of the Galaxy S3
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Last updated on 15-03-2013. Published on 15-03-2013.
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