Samsung S4 Review

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It has been a highly anticipated wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4, although unveiled march 15th 2013 at an event in New York its release date is not due until 26th April 2013.

There are many things getting us excited for this new release, for starters its slightly larger than the S3, with around the same width, however around 5mm longer and 1mm slimmer including a somewhat  bigger screen the S3. It has a 4.99inch super AMOLED display with full HD 1920×1080 resolution and a high pixel density of 441ppi.

As for screen protection the S4 uses Gorilla Glass 3 which claims to be tougher than a similarly sized piece of aluminium – all the same here at Storm-IT we would still endorse using a screen protector at the least to protect phones from little scratches such as keys!

Although the phones used at the unveil event were running on Exnos octo-core processors running at 1.6GHz, it is not necessarily an eight-core phone though, as the eight cores are divided in two, with four high power complex cores to do the heavier work and four smaller cores for the more routine tasks, designed this way as to ensure the S4 can switch effortlessly between the two alternative cores.

However at the unveiling it was confirmed by Samsung that the UK S4 version unfortunately will only have four cores, but on the plus side the chipset will run at 1.9GHz.

Huge improvement on the battery front as it’s been boosted to 2,600mAh a whopping 500mAh larger than its younger brother the S3.

Lights, camera, action – so the S3 had a more than adequate 8-megapixel rear camera however the s4 triumphs this with a mighty 13-megapixel rear and a 2-megapixel front facing camera both BSI (Backside Illumination).

Cool new features include Air View, Air Gesture and Smart Pause – A V allows you to hover over applications such as photo or email and preview it instead of having to open the application, A G allows you do things such as answer or call or scroll through a webpage by simply waving your hand.

Lastly S P can be enabled which is a process that allows the FF camera to know when you are looking at your phone so it can do things such as pause and play videos by knowing when you are and aren’t looking at your phone – clever stuff!

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