Samsung Galaxy S4 released: How does it compare with competition?

March 15, 2013, By Sanjeev

There’s the new kid on the block- Samsung Galaxy S IV. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone has been released with all guns blazing, and sporting a larger and sharper screen as well as a bigger processor (1.9 GHz Quad-Core or 1.6 GHz Octa-Core) than its sibling, the Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy S4 released: How does it compare with competition?

Samsung hopes to displace the other smartphone rivals with their new product, especially since they have stacked it with an impressive spec sheet. The much-awaited smartphone was received at an event with live orchestra, and in front of the thousands who thronged to watch the event, a four-level stage unfolded to stage the event (Samsung had 17 actors show off the S IV’s features).

Physically, the Galaxy S IV is slightly smaller than the S III, but the screen is larger at 5-inches. The ongoing famed battle between Apple and Samsung will only get fueled by the new smartphone’s arrival.

Android phones have been constantly increasing their screen size in an effort to outrun Apple, and this is especially true of Samsung. The electronics giant has been stretching the screens of each successive generation in the Galaxy line.

Now the latest phone has a screen that is 56 percent larger than the iPhone’s. Heading under the cover, the S IV’s battery too is larger (20%) than the S III’s, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has a longer life, as the additional capacity will be well used up by all the additional features that adorn the handset.

There’s an infra-red diode that can be used as a universal remote against an entertainment center. Also, sensors above the screen recognises the finger movements and some applications react as if touched.

So, it is not necessary for you to touch the screen to run certain applications. Also, if there are two or more S IV’s within range, they will all detect each other, and users can link up to play games or the same music.

The price is not yet disclosed, but it would apparently start at $200 with a two-year contract in the U.S. The shipment is expected to commence next month.

Here’s the comparison:

Samsung Galaxy S4 released: How does it compare with competition?

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