The most anticipated smartphone, the successor to Samsung Galaxy S3 has been announced by Samsung. The rumors about the Galaxy S4 were hitting the web for quite some time. The wreath for so much curiosity for Galaxy S4, goes to the huge success of Galaxy S3.
Since now the smartphone has been announced officially, so it’s better to clear the air of doubts and rumors with the official words. If you are one of those who are planning to buy a smartphone, must be curious to know that whether this new member in the Galaxy smartphones line-up is worth to opt for or not, right? This complete review of this just-announced smartphone may help you in this cause.
Samsung Galaxy S4 revealed at Unpacked event last evening.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Design
When we give a normal look at the Samsung Galaxy S4, it seems to be pretty much similar to Galaxy S3. There is not a much difference in S3 and S4. Samsung Galaxy S4 has got the dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm and it weighs 130g. So, the smartphone is bit heavier than its biggest rival, the iPhone 5 which weighs 112g.
Samsung is known to come up with smartphones having good outfit. So, this was expected from Galaxy S4, and it has actually happened so. Those who liked the Galaxy S3’s look will surely love to have Galaxy S4 in their hands. But if you are a kind of person who does not like old stuff/design, then Galaxy S4 may disappoint you a bit.
Anyway, coming to the exterior buttons; these are pretty much similar to what we have seen in Galaxy S3. There is on/off button on the right side of smartphone, left upper part is equipped with the volume rocker. At the bottom part, there is port for charging the device, while the upper part has headphone jack. Under the screen, there is a Home button.
The smartphone will hit the shelves in Black and White colors. Of course, we can expect more colors to come later on, just like we’ve seen in Galaxy S3.
S4 will be available in two colors; Black & White
Samsung Galaxy S4 Display
Samsung Galaxy S4 has got 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The screen is one of the best eye-catching features in Samsung Galaxy S4. With size of 5 inches, the smartphone goes a step ahead than its rivals. HTC One 4.7-inches and iPhone 5 4-inches both are behind the Samsung Galaxy S4. So, those out of you, who prefer the large screen, should just pass by all rivals to reach the shelve showcasing Samsung Galaxy S4. The screen boasts 440 PPI pixel density.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Performance
If you were continuously checking the rumors about Galaxy S4, then you might have heard that Exynos OCTO chip is expected in it, right? The rumor that seemed to be unbelievable for many, is not just a rumor, it has touched the clouds of reality. Yeah, 1.6 GHz Exynos OCTO processor is what you will be working on. The processor is just amazing, and is more than enough to make it shine in the crowd of smartphones.
Well, if on other side the 8 cores are expected to give a tremendous speed, then on the other side, the critics are claiming that this processor will result in less battery backup. But as the experts say, all the 8 cores will not be working at same time. All cores will come into play only when it is needed. Therefore, Samsung Galaxy S4 will not come up with any low backup problem; instead, it will last longer than that of Samsung Galaxy S3.
Apart from amazing processor, Galaxy S4 will come up with 2GB of RAM, and storage capacity of 16, 32 or 64GB. The microSD caard support will let you expand the memory by extra 64GB (maximum).
Operating System & Other Features
All the rumors that believe the introduction of Android Key Lime Pie with Galaxy S4 have got a hit from back, as the smartphone will actually come up with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The Smart Stay feature that was seen in Galaxy S3, has been upgraded to Smart Pause feature. With this feature, the Galaxy S4 is smarter than its predecessor. It will pause the video being played on the screen, while you are not watching it. When you will turn your eyes to the screen to watch video, it will resume from the paused position.
The web browsing experience will get enhanced due to a feature called Smart Scroll. You will be scroll in either of four directions by tilting the smartphone.
The property of Galaxy Note, the Air View feature will be there in Samsung Galaxy S4. Air Gesture feature will allow you to scroll content or answer a call by waving your hands up or down.
Group Play feature will allow you to connect your Galaxy S4 with eight more Galaxy S4s to play a track or a game.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera
The 13 megapixel rear-facing camera will let you shoot full HD videos. The Secondary Camera of 2MP also supports the HD video recording.
You will be able to create picture-in-picture image by using both the rear-facing and front-facing camera at the same time.
Racer-shot feature in the smartphone will let you delete a moving person from any picture.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery
As already stated, the critics are claiming low-battery performance in the Samsung Galaxy S4 due to its whopping 8-core process. But it’s surely not going to happen at all. The 2,600mAH battery in Samsung Galaxy S4 will offer a good battery backup. At least, better than its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Introduction video
It’s not any doubtful fact that Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best Android smartphone till date. Yeah, it’s better than its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S3. Since the price tag is not known yet, so we cannot predict its popularity. But feature-wise, all the rivals should worry now. Galaxy S4 will surely clear their names from the market.
So folks! What do you think about this brand new launch from Samsung? Are you going to buy it or not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.