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Disregarding the more obvious yet remediable flaws in this up-and-coming smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to take the smartphone industry by storm, possibly doing a repeat of the success of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, which became the world’s best selling smartphone of 2012.
On top of the more mundane telephone functionalities that you can perform with ease and quality such as basic call and text functions, launching video calls with anyone, and utilizing the features and functions of RingCentral (or any other phone service provider of your choice), you can do wonders with this smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is beefed up by a number of features that sets it apart from its closest competitors such as Apple’s iPhone or the HTC one, which is perhaps also the reason that it remains to be the most preferred Android-powered smartphone in the industry, and still selling millions of units months after it was officially introduced to the market.
We took a cursory look at the Korean company’s new flagship smartphone, and these are what we have to say for this excellent handheld device:
Its ergonomic design that puts premium on durability rather than aesthetics will be a hit for those who do not only look at the surface level of things. Though the S4’s design is very much the same with the S3, though a little refined, it still looks like a block of plastic when put side by side with the iPhone 5 or the HTC One. But this is not enough reason the deter consumers from choosing this smartphone.
It has a beefed up operating system, the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. This is coupled by an octo-core or quad-core processor that makes for seamless performance. Its hardware has also been given a boost with a 13MP rear-facing camera (from an 8MP one), a 2MP front-facing camera, a 1920 x 1080p resolution with a 441 ppi density, a longer-lasting battery, and a bigger screen at a whooping 5 inches. It has also become slimmer and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a lot of new and useful features to boot. It has incorporated an eye-tracking application that lets you pause and scroll whatever it is that you watch or view just by the movements of your eyes, a TV control application, gesture-control features, a voice navigation system for drivers, and multi-view options, among others.
As an Android-run smartphone, it has all the benefits offered by Google, including Gmail and Google Maps. This not to mention that the S4 supports wireless charging, the same as Nokia Lumia 920 and LG Nexus 4.
While the abovementioned perks of the Samsung Galaxy S4 may not impress others, many have fallen in love with the functionality provided by this smartphone, not to mention its reasonable pricing that is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses that have financial constraints.
But of course, the battle this year is very much neck-to-neck, with an array of very good smartphones set to be released to the market this year such as the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z, and the iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6?). We can only wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4’s eventual release to see how it will fare in the increasingly competitive smartphone market, especially when the new iPhone will also be released anytime soon.