Within 10 months of S3 launch, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy, Galaxy S4 in NYC. Design is quite much similar to that of S3 and Note 2. But still the design doesn’t look as much prominent as HTC One. Features and Specs wise, the phone has killed every single phone in the market.
Samsung Galaxy S4 has some seriously exciting additional features compared to other players in the market. Instead of coming up with just stock Android experience, they added some amazingly awesome and usable features such as smart eye, direct call, pop up video player, smart alert in Galaxy S3.
In terms of design? The improved version of S3.
Now Samsung has stepped up its game and Galaxy S4 has some amazingly interesting features like Eye tracking technology, Air view, S Health, and a few more to be discussed in this post.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Exciting Features
1. Dual Camera Shot: S4 has two cameras like every other smartphone. But none of them made them work like Samsung. While taking pictures, you get to click shots from both the cameras. Like you get to add yourself (from front camera) while taking pictures from the rear camera. And lastly, not just pictures, You can shoot videos or make a dual video call.
2. Air view: This is not something we have seen in Note 2. You needed the dedicated S-Pen on Note II. But on the newer Galaxy, Your fingers are enough. It realises when your fingers are hovering over the screen and the best part is that you can use your phone wearing gloves. Cool!
3. Smart Scroll and Smart Pause: And this doesn’t stop at this, S4 can be used as a mini Kinect. As in, you can simply move your hand left to right in front of the device to scroll next page or change music, etc. There are numerous of distractions while watching a movie or reading a book on phone. But thanks to Smart Pause, whenever you turn your head away from the screen while watching a movie, It will pause the video automatically.
As you can see in the video (nearly at the end) You will see that Smart scroll lags a lot. That means a lot. Unacceptable on a premium phone.
4. S Health: This isn’t just another workout app, this is something premium. Track all your workouts, health/ vital stats, blood pressure, etc with this app.
5. Temperature Sensor: Probably the first ever phone to have temperature sensor built in.
6. Group Play: Use as many Galaxy S4’s as speakers. Play on one device and use others as speakers, as simple as that. Well, not just music, It supports documents, pictures and games. And that too without an internet connection.
Samsung will continue to rule…
7. S Translate: This feature allows users to translate local texts and emails in 9 languages instantly.
8. Improved Camera Experience: Well along with dual shot, the device has some camera features borrowed from Galaxy Camera as well like Cinema photo.
9. IR Blaster: How can we miss this AWESOME feature. Using WatchON app and buit-in IR blaster, you can literally remote control almost all the gadgets at your place. Be it TV, Music player or anything.
The Device: The device has changed slightly from S3 in terms of design (and obviously hardware and specs). At first, you will find the device quite similar to S3 or Note II. The differences are the textured surface, metal frame, additional sensor in front, bigger screen and some minor changes. The display now features Corning Gorilla Glass 3, showcased in CES 2013.
Samsung is planning to start shipping S4 in April. Price is yet to be announced.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs:
- OS – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Phone dimensions – 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm Weight – 130g
- Display – 5-inch Full HD 1080p Display Screen Resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels. 441 ppi Display protection by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Camera – 13 MP rear and 2 MP front facing camera. Video Recording – Full HD 1080p
- Memory – 16/32/64 GB Internal + MicroSD card slot. 2 GB RAM
- CPU – 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor
- Connectivity – WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, and Infrared (for remote control)
- Sensors – Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
- Battery – 2600 mAh
- Official and Detailed Specs.