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Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone: A Review
23 May 2014
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
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.
Summary: This is one of the hardest Final Thoughts I've had to write. I put off writing my S4 review for a couple of weeks because I was so tied on my thoughts, and didn't want to hastily write a review of the smartphone to just get it out of the way.
Summary: Samsung’s well and truly established itself with its Galaxy S series at this point, and as Apple now operates with its iPhones, each new instalment is no longer a breathtaking revolution, merely a gradual evolution.
Conclusion: The Google Edition Galaxy S4 is a smartphone made for a particular type of Android lover. The kind of person who likes the core operating system and doesn’t want companies messing with the look or the functionality or adding a bunch of apps.
Pros: Stock Android Jelly Bean, Comfortable, lightweight, attractive design, Access to battery, Beautiful full HD display, Great camera, Fast, smooth performance, Longer battery life
Cons: Can't access some hardware features without TouchWiz, Expensive
Summary: On T-Mobile, we give the edge to the HTC One, which has a more premium build, better sound and lasts more than an hour longer than the S4 on a charge. But those who want all the goodies that Samsung's TouchWiz software brings, including gesture support and a bevy of photo-editing features, will...
Excerpt: The top two Android phones of the year are the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 . Millions of customers have flocked to stores in this country and beyond to snag one of these phones so they can have the bragging rights of being one of the first, if not the first, in their crew to have one.
Summary: Users who want a more premium design, better outdoor readability and potentially longer endurance should consider the HTC One, which is available now from other carriers and may arrive on Verizon in the near future.