Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Samsung has captured the majority of the Smartphone market since the launch of galaxy s3. Since then Samsung galaxy s4 has been the talk of the town. It has been the most widely anticipated flagship model from the Korean giant. Considering its cutting edge technology and premium features, it won’t be wrong to say that it is the most powerful and desirable Smartphone Samsung has manufactured till date.
Galaxy s3 faced a lot of criticism for its relevance and similarity with the apple’s iphone and it even landed the Korean brand in trouble when apple filed a law suit against them claiming that Samsung has copied their design. But none of this ever came in way of the huge success that Samsung has enjoyed with its galaxy line of smart phones. Samsung has tried its best to break away from the claim of copyright infringement and s4 is perhaps an honest effort in this direction.
One of the first things that you will notice on s4 is its impressive display. Samsung galaxy s4 has a larger screen than its predecessor, a full 5 inch super bright display. It is a super AMOLED display and has a pixel density of 441. What this means is the same pixel density that comes in high end televisions will now be available in a Smartphone that fits right in your pocket.
It comes with a quad core 1.6 GHz cortex processor, a dedicated graphics processing unit and a 2 GB DDR3 ram. It packs enough power to even run some of the desktop based applications.
The rear camera has impressive specifications. It ships in with a full 13 megapixel camera. Samsungs advertises galaxy s4 as the life companion and its camera justifies this slogan. It captures images in the most vivid details, both still photography and video recording will be a pleasant experience with this phone by your side.
Talking about the memory, it comes in three variants. You can either buy a 16 GB variant or any one of the 32 and 64 GB ones. What sets it apart from other high end phones is that with such a large inbuilt memory it still has the option of expandable storage. However we would advise against the 16 GB version since a large amount of it, approximately 8 GB is used by the phone’s operating system alone.
The camera in the front is a 2 megapixel camera and even it has the capability to record videos in full high definition at 30 frames per second.
One particular feature that we loved is the NFC. It is an acronym for near field communication and has been touted by many industry experts as the next gen communication technology.
- Excellent camera with a 13 megapixel sensor
- Super bright AMOLED full high definition screen
- Super fast quad core processor
- Some user interface issues but hopefully they will be fixed with a software update.
- As the 5th update of the galaxy phones we would have preferred an edge to edge display design.
There are tons of features and it’s the perfect Smartphone except for the fact that it doesn’t looks that good, it also feels a bit cheap because of the plastic back but otherwise this is what a smart phone should be.
Kevin Shaw is the author of this review. He runs an independent blog reviewing latest smart phones in the market and his blog is certainly one of the most trusted blogs for product reviews and queries.