Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 was officially announced last year in March. S4 comes with a stunning 5-inch HD screen, decent battery backup, good camera and like its predecessor the device comes with the plastic finish. Samsung developed this device to compete with HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. 

The Galaxy S4 powers a octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 16GB built-in storage, Android OS and a delivers a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution (441 ppi) display screen. Along with all this device delivers a decent battery (2600 mAh).

Like all Android devices, the Galaxy S4 comes with a suite of useful apps including: Google Maps, You Tube, Google Now and many more. While reviewing we notice that the major portion of its internal storage is taken up by Samsung apps which is the negative thing we found. Moreover its camera doesn't work well in dark light conditions. Overall its good phone but not up to the level of HTC One. 


Design & Display


Company have not make much changes in design of S4, its almost identical to that of S3. Like its predecessors device also comes with a plastic body so you will not feel any change when you will grasp the device in your palm. Its a light weight device (130g) measures only 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.

Its the first Samsung smartphone to use an AMOLED HD display screen. Device comes with a thinner screen bezels and there area around the screen is very small as you can see in the above depicted picture. The below space has been reduced by the physical button, touch sensitive menu and back commands but we like these touch sensitive control buttons as they make the things easier.

 Overall we can say that its a good evolution from the Galaxy S3. But if you compare its look and design with HTC One than we recommend the aluminium body HTC One.

Specifications

Besides the HD AMOLED display, Samsung Galaxy S4 also features a octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. There's a 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory which is expandable by a microSD card (upto 64GB). There's a Android 4.3 operating system on the board which makes the things work properly. 

Device comes with a huge 13MP rear camera shooter which works really well in day-light but  camera doesn't work well in dark light conditions. More features include: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, USB 2.0, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared.

Battery Life

With battery life of 2,600mAh Samsung Galaxy S4 can survive up to 8 hours. The key point of S4 is its battery, it really has a decent battery. As with a octa-core processor under the hood the smartphone still works for a long time. And as compared to HTC One and Sony Xperia Z has a long lasting battery.

Below is the specs sheet of Samsung Galaxy S4:


Size: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight: 130g

Display: 5-inch AMOLED screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution (441 ppi)

RAM: 2GB

Platform: Android (4.3, 4.2.2)

CPU: 1.6GHz octa-core processor


Camera: 1
3MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera

Storage: 16GB built-in storage


Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, USB 2.0, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared.

Battery: 2600mAh



Price Details

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is priced at INR 41,500. 

 Positives:                                                  

  • Stunning HD screen 
  • Decent battery backup 
  • Good camera

Negatives:

  • Same old plastic finish 
  • Camera doesn't work well in dark light conditions 
  • No FM radio 
  • Major portion of internal storage is taken up by Samsung apps


Here's our Samsung Galaxy S4 gallery:

                      

  

  



Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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