Samsung Galaxy S4 is a top quality Android phone launched some years ago, in 2013, which counts with a quite big 5-inches capacitive touch-screen, a great 1.9 gigahertz Quad-Core processor, and 2 cameras, a 13 MP back-facing camera and a 2 megapixels front-facing camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's just the introduction of this in-depth review.

This cellphone is powered by an extremely fast Quad-Core processor ticking at 1.9 gigahertz, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T system chip and a big 2 GB RAM memory. Graphic rendering often uses lots of processing power, so the S4 uses an additional Adreno 320 graphic processing unit running at 400 MHz to unload the CPU. The S4 comes with a huge 64 GB internal memory and an SD extension slot, which allows the user to install tons of applications, games, pictures and videos without even thinking about running out of space at all.

Samsung made this cellphoneavailable only in many color variations like black, blue, red and white. Regarding its construction, this phone is majorly manufactured with Polycarbonate. This phone is a very compact cellphone, considering it has a 5" screen and it's only 5.38" long and 2.75" wide. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is extremely thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.31 inches. This phone feels much lighter than what one would expect from a cellphone of this size.

This phone is equipped with a spectacular 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 5 inches screen, which makes all images and videos look absolutely great. This screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 13 MP back facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front camera. Even though it's 13 mega-pixels might appear amazing the back facing camera has a small 0.326797 inches sensor it takes less detailed pictures than you would expect. It also captures videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. In addition, this device's camera also has a high number of amazing characteristics like flash, digital image stabilization, auto-focus, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This phone has a 2600 mAh inmense Li-Ion removable battery that can keep this cellphone running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it. This phone has an estimated 571 hours stand by time and a 17 hours talk time according to Samsung.

This cellphone features Wi-Fi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE high performance connection type and also HSPA+ data connection, a lower speed 4G type and fast 3G connection type, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device uses a Micro SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This phone also features plenty of cool features such as Wireless charger compatibility, Near Field Communication (NFC), Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth (enables communication with other bluetooth devices, computers, and accessories) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This phone is an incredibly powerful phone that costs around $ 140, quite close to other similar devices. No matter if you want it mainly for social networks, want this phone to take lots of photos, need a phone for work or will use this cellphone for gaming, you will definitely be very pleased with this cellphone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2
Variant:64 GB
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Also Known As:Samsung Galaxy SIV
Product code:GT-I9505
Dimensions:5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inchesMetric13.67 x 6.99 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:4.59 ouncesMetric130.12 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Red and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-03-14
Price:$ 140.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor:Krait 300 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2600 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:571 hours
Talk Time:17 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Focal length:31mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3.06")
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor