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Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

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Packaging:
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in a different packaging when compared to earlier Galaxy S series smartphones. It comes in a brown coloured eco-friendly box with wooden texture and the content on it is printed using soy ink which is also eco friendly.

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Box Content:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Charger
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Data cable
  • Headphone with flat wire
  • Ear tips of different sizes
  • User manuals and warranty card

Key Specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • 1.6GHz Quad Core + 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • Front Camera: 2 MP camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • 16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
  • GPS / GLONASS
  • NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
  • IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Gesture

Design:
Samsung was getting constantly bugged not only by some of the Samsung smartphone users but also by the ones who do not like Samsung, that was obvious, for producing plastic body smartphones. It seems that Samsung decided to listen to them this time, however it’s apparent from the design that Samsung heard them partially. The Galaxy S4 doesn’t have a complete metal body but it has metal on the edges. If compared with its predecessor you won’t find much changes in the design, however The back cover looks great giving it a stylish appeal.

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Display:
Equipped with a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display. Even though it has a pentile matrix you won’t be able to figure that out because of a impressive 441 ppi pixel density.

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Software:
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box with a layer of Touch Wiz UI on the top. It comes loaded with a whole lot of Samsung softwares like Samsung Smart Pause, Samsung Album, Samsung Hub, Smart Scroll, S Voice Drive, S Travel, S Healh, Story Board, Optical Reader, WatchON, Adapt Display, Adapt Sound, Air View and Air Gestures.

There are 20 quick toggles in the notification area and the best part is that one does have to swipe from left to right or right to left to see the toggles other than those which are visible at the first instance.

Camera:
Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13 MP Auto focus camera with flash at the back and has a front camera of 2 MP. Both the cameras uses BIS technology and have zero shutter lag. Both these camera can record Full HD videos at 30fps. There are various camera modes like Dual Shot, Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama and Sports.

Unfortunately, I lost all the images and videos I shot using it so won’t be able to share them with you however trust my word that the image and the video quality were simply brilliant. Images were sharp, crisp and clear.

Conclusion:
Despite metal edges you might feel holding a plastic device in your hand, however it’s not like that that it does not feel good in hand. I personally liked the S4 and it’s feel, the metal on the sides added to it. With Android 4.2.2 out of the box and a whole bunch of Samsung software, this phone tries to make your life on your smartphone a lot better. Priced at around Rs. 41500 and loaded with some solid hardware, you won’t regret spending on it.

 

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