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Samsung Galaxy S4 (2015) review

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
Adreno 320
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy S4 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2600 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy S4
ModelSPH-L720
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy S4 is about 4.59 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (136.6 mm x 69.8 mm x 7.9 mm).

Weight4.59 oz
Dimensions136.6 mm x 69.8 mm x 7.9 mm
Colorsblack mist, electric blue, purple mirage, white frost
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
CPUQuad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300
GPUAdreno 320

Display

The size of Galaxy S4 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy S4 with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S4 (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy S4 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy S4 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy S4 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy S4 phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2600 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy S4 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2600 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3
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