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20 March 2015
Summary: I can remember a time, and not all that many years ago, when it was deemed cool to have as small a mobile phone as possible. Tiny little , barely as tall and wide as a credit card, were all the rage as manufacturers competed to see who could make the smallest, lightest and most efficient handset.
Excerpt: I have used Windows Phone devices almost exclusively for the last year, and while I am a huge fan of the hardware (specifically Nokia devices), the third part support of Windows Phone is still lacking.
Excerpt: The Galaxy S4 does everything well: It contended for the top spot on nearly every test we threw at it. The S4 offers great battery life; in our Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests, it streamed video for 10 hours on its beautiful 5" HD display.
Pros: Great battery life, Excellent display quality, Good speaker quality, Easy to type on, Portable, Easy to read on, Easy to navigate
Cons: Subpar camera quality – did not perform well in low lighting
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a year old, but it is still a great Android smartphone for users that can’t or won’t spend $199 for a new Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s. After using the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a year and using the recent Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update for almost a month, here […]
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update arrived on AT&T two weeks ago and after spending time using this update it is possible to share what users can expect when updating the AT&T Galaxy S4, and what we expect on the Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update that is yet to come.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 Impressions and Performance (AT&T)
27 February 2014
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update is rolling out now to Sprint and AT&T smartphones and likely in the works for Verizon and T-Mobile. This new Android 4.4.2 update brings a small collection of new features to the Galaxy S4, but does not add the new Galaxy S5 features that Samsung demoed...
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.
"Uncheatable" GameBench benchmark created, Samsung Galaxy S4 still beats HTC One
22 November 2013
Excerpt: Recently, it came to light that Samsung and other mobile manufacturers were cheating current mobile benchmarks by upping processor performance each time these benchmarks were run on their devices.