Samsung Galaxy S4 Reviews – An Analysis

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With the release of Galaxy S4, Samsung clinches its goal of global domination. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device is just a toy when compared with the HTC One or the iPhone 5. But its blazing fast quad-core processor, stunning 5-inch HD screen, crystal clear 13-MP camera, and other customization makes the Galaxy S4 the most powerful smartphone.

Reviews and sales statistics of Galaxy S4 have other points for us to be noted before buying Samsung Galaxy S4. Lets take a look at the reviews from different websites on S4.

Specifications (Source: GSMArena):

S4 Specs

Comparison (Source: TechCrunch):

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs LG Optimus G Pro

Pros:

engadget:

  • Superb 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • Camera takes impressive daylight shots
  • Snapdragon 600 delivers solid performance
  • Battery life better than most flagships

TechCrunch:

  • Amazing software features like Air View and Dual-shot
  • Incredible display in a svelte package
  • Acceptable battery life

Cnet:

  • Fantastic camera
  • Powerful quad-core processor
  • Comfortable in hand and has NFC
  • User-replaceable battery
  • MicroSD storage slot

TechRadar:

  • Stunning screen
  • Superfast processor
  • Great camera

LaptopMag:

  • Fantastic camera with numerous features
  • Gesture recognition
  • Vibrant 5-inch display
  • Removable battery

Cons:

engadget:

  • Several new features are impractical and half-baked
  • Boring overall design without premium look or feel

TechCrunch:

  • Again with the plastic
  • Some features are novelties, not everyday utilities

Cnet:

  • Screen is dimmer than competitors
  • Plastic design gives it a cheaper look than its rivals
  • Power button turned on at undesirable times
  • Not all camera modes work as promised
  • long list of software features can quickly overwhelm and confuse

TechRadar:

  • Feels cheaper than similar-priced phones
  • ‘Innovation’ doesn’t wow
  • Slight UI issues

LaptopMag:

  • Mediocre battery life
  • Screen hard to read in direct sunlight
  • Plastic design

Ratings:

TechRadar

TechRadar

 

LaptopMag

LaptopMag

 

GSMArena

GSMArena

 

Expert Reviews

Expert Reviews

 

Cnet

Cnet

 

Verdict:

engadget:

The Galaxy S4 is a solid improvement over the Galaxy S3, and the best Samsung device we’ve ever used, but we’d love to see Samsung come up with a fresh design.

TechCrunch:

At the end of the day, it’d be foolish to think that the Galaxy S4 isn’t a top-notch phone. Where specs, performance and software innovation are concerned, the company is clearly making strides.

cnet:

Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.

TechRadar:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a phone that we really, really like. The combination of powerful innards, the market’s best screen and a clever design ethos all combine to make a really strong contender for the handset you should be buying when you wander into your local phone emporium.

ExpertReviews:

A big screen and a big battery in a surprisingly compact handset that’s packed with extras.

GSMArena:

The Samsung Galaxy S line has produced some of the best smartphones over the years, and the Galaxy S4 lives up to its legacy. Some consider it an evolutionary step from the Galaxy S III, others would go ahead and call it a revolution, there’s the third kind too who insist it’s a mere rehash.


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One Response

  1. Lodia

    05/09/2013, 10:21 am

    Smartphones are considerably the fastest growing devices today.Thanks for letting us to know about the Samsung Galaxy s4. It is awesome phone..

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