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.
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: At Rs 41,500, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is easily the best Android in the market – and the most powerful smartphone by a mile. Samsung seems to have taken criticisms about the S3 in its stride, as the S4 easily irons out most of the chinks found in the S3’s armour with a fresh coat of polish. The phone looks a lot more refined and premium than its predecessor and the whole hullabaloo about the plastic chassis is much ado about nothing.
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. What you won’t find here are any surprises whatsoever, or anything as beautiful as the HTC One.
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. This kind of Android fan will do all of that themselves, thank you. For this crowd, this GS4 model offers a great alternative to the Nexus 4. The biggest drawback is price. Unlocked and unsubsidized, this phone costs $649 to own.
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: The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some of the most innovative features you'll find in any smartphone on the market, as well as the ability to tap into T-Mobile's LTE service. And although T-Mobile's LTE footprint is small, you'll pay considerably less than other carriers over two years.
Summary: Verizon customers shopping for a new smartphone should give their highest consideration to the Galaxy S4, which combines an incredible set of custom software with an eye-poppingly colorful 5-inch screen and the most feature-rich camera ever on an Android device. If you want a Galaxy S4 but aren't sure which carrier to go with, Verizon's upcoming AWS network and reasonable data prices make it a strong option.