Samsung Galaxy S4 review

by techtiptom

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Samsung Galaxy S4 review

What a slick phone!  Straight lines, sleek, elegant; and huge!  Almost a mini tablet!

Easier to find buttons as versus the S3, and a slight bit lighter as well… And I really like the fact that you can change the battery.

I thought it was a bit freaky that whenever I am not looking at the phone; it dims…Watching a video and get distracted?  Video pauses when you look away…  Cool, but different. And Smart Scroll is great too; wish I had it on my iPhone… You can scroll without actually touching the screen… I don’t have to take off my gloves when using the phone…

I tried the dictation and translate feature to send a SMS message to a German friend… Worked great, and I could listen to the phone read the message to me as well…

I admit, I didn’t test the pedometer, the phone as a TV remote; and the whole “get it wet” gimmick… I couldn’t bring myself to drop this phone into water..

And I couldn’t test the tap phone file transfer; but I understand it is seamless…

The 1920×1080 HD screen made video viewing very enjoyable; 455 pixels per inch as compared to my iPhone 5 (326ppi). But video really draws down the battery; so I tend to plug it in when doing that…

Nice 13MP camera with HDR, where the camera takes several shots quickly and combines them to offer greater contrast and less shadowy areas. The Qualcomm quad-core 1.9GHz chip and the 2GB of RAM combine to make this phone fast and powerful.

Strong battery too, lasted a day and a half with all the video, longer without…

Ultimately, this phone will most likely be like the iPhone 5… Tons of features that most people don’t even use…

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