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Get to know Samsung Galaxy S4 – UK release 26 April – Review

April 8, 2013 by Sarath DR in Articles, Featured, Internet, Mobile with 0 Comments

After so much of ambiguity, Samsung Electronics launched their new Smartphone in galaxy series in this April. Named as Samsung Galaxy S4 looks similar to Samsung Galaxy S 3. But it’s faster twice than its predecessor. Same thing they claim against Apple iPhone 5 and Blackberry Z10.

samsung galaxy s4 Get to know Samsung Galaxy S4   UK release 26 April – Review
It may look similar to Samsung Galaxy S3 , but wait, it has more in it.

Key Features

  • • Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 is little bigger. With a screen size of 4.99mm, it is 5mm longer than Samsung Galaxy S3 and 1mm slimmer than Samsung Galaxy S3. They have not changed the basic design of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Hopefully they did not want to take a risk. The phone weighs 130 grams, it is not that lighter than S3. It is built on Android 4.2.2. IR blaster to control any television set which uses infrared remote cannot be seen as a specification.
  • 4.99 super AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode )display  is awesome. AMOLED display is highly used in mobiles and televisions. Super AMOLED is the term coined by Samsung. FULL HD resolution 1,920×1,080 can be the one of the best things about Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy S4 gives 441ppi. Pixel density. A next-gen, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor with integrated LTE modem (for the U.S. market), a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi density and Gorilla Glass 3. Gorilla Glass 3 protects from all the scratch marks.
  • 2600 mAh battery
    It is 5000 mAh bigger than Samsung Galaxy S3’ s battery. It is bigger than batteries of other Smartphones as well battery with built in NFC ( Near Field Communication) and with 2GB memory. And Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered with quad-core Exynos 5400 chipset.

  • Storage Capacity
    With 2 GB of memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 is available with storage capacity of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, it’s expandable by up to 64GB via the MicroSD card slot.
  • Camera

    The upgraded camera is if 13 mega pixel , with flash but they have supported the camera with Backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor for better low-light sensitivity. The front camera is with 2 mega pixel. You can make use of the video-calling with Samsung dual camera mode. This feature helps you to superimpose yourself as in floating videos. The smart pause feature helps you to pause the video when you look away from the screen and when you look back at it it continues. Smart pause can be better defined as facial recognition. Another feature of Drama shot gives you the all the actions in a single frame.

  • Eraser
    With this feature you can erase an unwanted image from the picture you  have captured .It helps yu to clear the background images and it gives you the image which you want.
  • S Health
    Everyone has become health conscious and Samsung Galaxy  S4 has a brilliant app to track the health and fitness. It has a built in pedometer to track the number of your steps. Sensors in the phone measure the temperature where you are in .An integrated diet tracking feature , It gives you the calorie of food items you want to take. It provides  a database of common food items .There is a heart rate monitoring system too. S Health can be synced with third party blood pressure and glucose meters. That is over the Bluetooth.

  • S Translator
    It helps the users translate language .This can be mainly used when the user is travelling. It supports 10 languages Chinese, UK English, US English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. It can translate two languages at the  same time

  • Text reader
    Text reader will scan the text and convert it Through Optical Character Recognition. It works on QR ( quick response ) code .This is good for scanning business cards.

Comparison  with Samsung Galaxy  S3 

Samsung Galaxy s4 and S3 Compare Get to know Samsung Galaxy S4   UK release 26 April – Review

Design

Samsung Galaxy  S4 is the bigger version of Samsung Galaxy S3. Both look  same in almost all ways .Home button’s shape has little changed. Height of both models are same , but the width of Samsung Galaxy S4 is being reduced by 0.8 mm. Samsung Galaxy S4 is slimmer and lighter.

Screen

The resolution has been increased 1080x1920in s4 when Samsung GalaxyS3’s resolution is 720×1280.S4 s screen size is 5 inches while Samsung Galaxy S3 s is 4.8-inch.

Processor

Samsung Galaxy S3 s processor was1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad truly a hardcore chip. The base was  ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. S4  outshines with Exynos 5 Octa processor. An 8 core chip , that to first in any smart phone. With four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Remaining four out of 8 are Cortex-A7s clocked at 1.2GHz.This is for power saving and smaller tasks  .RAM  is improved to 2 GB in 4 compared 1 GB in Samsung Galaxy S3

Storage

Storage is almost the same with Samsung Galaxy S3 . A MicroSD card slot and 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S3’S 8 MP camera was replaced  with 13Mp rear facing camera and 2.1MP front facing camera. When it comes to the video recording 720 p of S3 will not be effective as 1080p of Samsung Galaxy S4 FULLHD.

Software

Samsung Galaxy S3 RUNS IN Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and Samsung Galaxy S4 in version 4.2.2. Not much changes in software.

Battery

Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S3′s 2100mAh battery and Samsung Galaxy S4 IS 2600m Ah

Samsung Galaxy S4 iPhone  5 COMPARISON

Samsung s4 and iphone5 comparison Get to know Samsung Galaxy S4   UK release 26 April – Review

It would not be a surprise when it says Samsung Galaxy S4 outshines. iPhone 5 in each and every feature .Somebody was sharing that it Samsung Galaxy S4 S4 can never be compared with iPhones forthcoming series. The Samsung Galaxy  S4 is Hitech than iPhone 5. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is best in picture quality , pixel density , and better camera. The 441 pin, 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 display of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than the retina display on iPhone 5. IPhone screen with 1136 x 640 resolution and 326 ppi density can never be compared with Samsung Galaxy S4.

But when comes to the shape Apple iPhone is quite handy but Samsung Galaxy S4 is a little difficult to handle with one hand. The final impression is apple’s plus points are only its built ins and the thin shape

User views and market opinions 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 does not bring any whirlwind into the market so far.People have not admitted their claims .Most people are looking at Samsung Galaxy S3 only .But time can only say what is going to happen since it is yet to launch in other places also.

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