Conclusion: The S 4 is not the perfect phone, but it’s a damn fine improvement over the S 3. I haven’t even mentioned that Samsung now has a two-year water damage warranty which comes free with every S 4 – the phone really is your life companion and Samsung wants to ensure that nothing happens to it. Thinner, lighter, faster and with an excellent screen, this is a phone you’ll be happy to upgrade to.
Samsung Galaxy S4: Features explained, quick hands on
12 February 2014
Excerpt: So after literally months on months of leaked pictures, alleged specs and video the Samsung Galaxy S4 has officially been unveiled at an extravagant New York -based event this evening, and we have some information about the official S4 specs. We reveal the features that are likely to persuade you to make the upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Summary: Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system. But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the new Galaxy?" or "I don't really want an iPhone. I think I'm going to get a Galaxy.
Pros: Fast and powerful performance, Excellent camera, Gorgeous display, Lots of useful extra software
Cons: Unpleasant, cheap design, Sheer number of features can be overwhelming, Performance can suffer in odd places
Conclusion: Samsung is living the dream. The Galaxy line of phones is becoming synonymous with Android for some people, thanks to quality being consistently delivered, but strong marketing too. LG's volumes are lower but it takes one hero device to act as an awareness-raiser and that doesn't get much better than the LG G2.
Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Editions – Android phones for custom ROMs
5 September 2013
Conclusion: The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition were released earlier this summer and you can find them on sale in stores and online SIM-unlocked and without a contract – the price is $600 for the base model of both phones, which is on par with the competition and it makes the choice between them kind of hard – since most of the specs are similar, the decision should mostly be based on whether you like one design or the other.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most powerful phone we've ever tested and its bold, Full HD screen is the best in the business. Its plastic construction is a drawback and some of you might find it complicated to use, but there's no question that it's a seriously good phone.
Cons: Plastic build feels cheap; Design is almost identical to the older S3; Interface can be confusing; Battery life isn't great; 16GB model has limited space for apps.