Samsung Galaxy S4: Review, price and features

March 15, 2013, By Sanjeev

Samsung has indeed raised a huge competition for the iPhones out there with its unique Galaxy S4. The S4 can be undoubtedly pointed as a device, which is much better than any other phones out there.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Review, price and features

The awesome 4.99″ Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is very good while a pixel density of 441 ppi makes it simply outstanding. Except the Apple’s brand value, even the latest iPhone 5 looks dull in front of the vibrant Galaxy S4.

For the UK customers, the S4 will come with a 1.6GHz EXYNOS 5 Octo-Core processor that was officially announced by Samsung last month and its performance will be aided by 2GB of RAM to smoothen out the multitasking capabilities.

The battery backup has been pumped from 2,100 to 2,600mAh but is some way behind the Galaxy Note 2 (3,1000mAh). On the storage front, as in the case of the S3, there will be 16, 32 and 64GB versions available with microSD support for up to 64GB.

In the multimedia realm, you can pair up to eight Samsung Galaxy S4 devices via NFC to play the same song and for gamers you can also indulge in some multiplayer action with games like Asphalt 7 and Gun Bros 2 over Samsung’s own Wi-Fi technology.

Mimicking the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the S4 users can now access Air View using their finger by hovering it roughly 2cm off the screen to preview videos or details inside applications like email and calendars without launching them.

There is also Air Gesture to scroll up and down while browsing  or wave your hand to navigate through your phone or accept a call. Having announced its S Health application for the S3 which aims to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle this will also be part of S4 proceedings with a built in pedometer to track your steps and a food tracker to keep an eye on how much calories you are consuming.

Additional accessories including an S Band bracelet, body scale and heart rate monitor will be compatible with the S4 and can then be synced via Bluetooth to give you a much greater overview of your progress.

Samsung’s Optical Reader feature uses the camera tech to translate text on menus and books or read QR codes and can actually view a business card and know exactly what information it needs to pick out and keep.

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