In the last entry, we talked about the accessories of Samsung's
latest smart phone, the Galaxy S4. Today, we won't be going far from the talked about topic since we'll be talking about the phone itself. I mean, how can we fully utilize the phone's use without
knowing what's inside its sleek shell and touchscreen?
First off, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great successor to the successful and groundbreaking Galaxy S3. It was released April 26 2013, ganrnering over 10 million sales in 27 days, making it the fastest selling Samsung smart phone and fastest Android device in history.
All right, so now we know a little about the smart phone. Let's proceed to its specifications. The Galaxy S4 has dimensions measuring 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs a light 130 grams, a tad smaller and lighter than its predecessor. However, if you have the two phones in hand, compare their screens. Both sport a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, however, the S4 possesses a superior 1080x1920 pixels compared to the S3's 720 x 1280. Be prepared, the screen has a whopping 441 pixels per inch, meaning that the quality of the display is very, very high. The screen is covered by sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the most preferred by smart phone manufacturers. What makes it unique however, is it's ability to let its user use the touchscreen with gloves on. This is absent in other smart phones and is incredibly useful especially during the cold winter season. The phone comes in two variants, one with the newly-released Exynos 5 OCTA-CORE processor and the quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip. The phone comes with 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory with an expendable up to 64GB because of a microSD card slot. Running it is Android's v.4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The cameras are no joke either, the primary camera is 13MP, capable of recording 1080p@30fps with 4128 x 3096 pixels. It comes with autofocus and an LED flash. Some of its features include Dual
Shot, Simultaneous Video and Image Recording, touch focus, image stabilization and face and smile detection. The secondary or frontal camera meanwhile is 2MP, can record video at 1080p@30fps and
is great for video calls. The battery life can make you pull through a whole day of use. It can last 370 hours on standby mode, 62 while playing music continuously and 17 hours on talk time.
Also, it is removable which makes it a convenience for someone who doesn't always bring a charger. The phone possesses several sensors as well. It has an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer,
humidity, temperature and of course, the motion sensors. It supports Java as well.
Overall, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung's best smart phone today. Soon though, it'll be followed by the S4 mini, a comparatively smaller version and the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a smart phone-camera hybrid which has a 10x zoom and 16MP that incorporated some of the Galaxy Camera's features. It really is a must-have for all Samsung fans and Smartphone users.