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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Galaxy S4

22 Mar 2013 by

Samsung Galaxy S4

In this modern and advanced era, call for a smartphone has out shined the rest of the mobile phone markets. More advanced computing capabilities and market’s super expectations are no doubt surpassed by the recent launch of Samsung Galaxy S4 in Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about Galaxy S4 which would amaze your mind by its sensational, lush style and appealing features. The classy and astounding versions of the phone, i.e. Black Mist and White Frost look much crispier apart from the beefed up hardware specs.

Folks at Samsung must be thrilled to unveil their new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S4 in the market with such cool specs and features that a big space is left for other smartphone manufacturers to hook up. There are many major new upgrades in Galaxy S4 as compared to Galaxy S3, for example S4 is thinner and lighter than S3 and S4 sports a larger 5 inch Full HD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED Screen. With a ppi of 441, Galaxy S4 now also stands among the highest pixel density smartphones in the world.

Certain software based features introduced in S4 are also quite innovative – the screen functions can be operated just by hovering fingers over it, hand gestures can let you change tracks, answer a call or a message. Another new feature called ‘Air Gesture’ allows user to scroll from side to side on a web page. An app called “S Health” helps users in performing a variety of health related analysis such as weight measurement, blood pressure, diet planning etc.

Now lets take a quick look at S4′s hardware:

 

Galaxy S4: Processor

Galaxy S4 packs a powerful punch when it comes to the processor as it is powered by a 1.9 GHz Quad-Core processor (UK) or a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor.

The chip’s eight cores design is built on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture making four powerful Cortex-A15 cores for the phone’s most power-crazy functions and four lower-power Cortex-A7 models to take care of simpler tasks. S4 sports 2 GB of RAM.

 

Galaxy S4: Dual Cameras

S4 can easily impress when it comes to cameras also. The powerful 13 megapixel rear camera can now also be operated at the same time with the front camera. The front camera is also used to control the screen functions with hand gestures.

 

Galaxy S4: Battery Life

Battery life is a major factor in smartphone selection today and the new Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t disappoint at all. S4 sports a 2,600mAh battery, which is 500mAh bigger than its predecessor and huge enough to cope with slightly enlarged screen as well as high demand of 4G while still enabling the smartphone to run all day long.

Moreover, the battery is also detachable and you can carry a charge spare/extra which means a failing battery can simply be replaced.

 

Galaxy S4: Wireless Standard

Galaxy S4 supports 2.5G, 3G and 4G LTE networks and can support downloading speeds of 100 Mbit/s and uploading speeds of 50 Mbit/s.

 

Galaxy S4: NFC

Near Field Communication application makes the phone fully compatible with Google Wallet which enables you to pay for things in compatible shops using just your smartphone. You can share a lot many pictures, music and other data by simply tapping the phone.

Other uses of NFC in Galaxy S4 are ‘Group Play’ and multi-player gaming.

 

Galaxy S4: Geekbench 2 Score 

Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks

Geekbench scores lead the mobile industry and always bring surprising comparison results about different smartphones. Last week Geekbench 2 scored Galaxy S4 against several other flagship Android smartphones, and not to much surprise Samsung Galaxy S4 secured the top slot with a score of 3,163.

HTC One stood second with a score of 2,687, 3rd came LG’s Nexus 4 with a score of 2,040, Galaxy S3 scored 1,717 to secure 4th place and bizarrely iPhone 5 stood at number five with the lowest comparative score of 1,596. Though iPhone 5 couldn’t outclass the other smartphones but it is to be noted that it is over six months old and aside from Galaxy SIII, all the other compared devices are considerably newer.

As per Geekbench 2 scores, Samsung Galaxy S4 is twice as fast as the Apple iPhone 5 and is in fact faster than any other smartphone that exists today.

Finally, the concluding statement can be that, Samsung Galaxy S4 is really impressive and can undoubtedly satisfy any tech savvy user (even when we don’t have any word on its possible price).

Here’s the official release video of Galaxy S4 in case you have missed it:


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Rafay Farooq

Rafay Farooq is studying Computer Sciences in FAST-NUCES Karachi. He is passionate about blogging and finding odds from the even. In leisure time you could find him doing programming and exploring tech gadgets.

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