Samsung Galaxy S4 is a wonderful Android phone launched back in 2013, equipped with a comfortable 5 inches display, a very fast Octa-Core CPU (actually, there is a Quad-Core clocking at 1600 MHz and an extra Quad-Core ticking at 1.2 GHz), and 2 cameras, a 13 MP back-facing camera and a 2 MP front side camera.

Samsung decided to power this cellphone using an extremely powerful Octa-Core processing unit (actually, it has a Quad-Core speeding at 1.6 gigahertz and a Quad-Core ticking at 1.2 gigahertz), packed into an Exynos 5 Octa system chip and a great 2 GB RAM. A key advantage of this phone is the 64 GB astonishing internal memory and a slot for SD memory cards, which allows you to store lots of applications, games, songs, photos and videos without thinking about how much memory is left.

Samsung made a very good design job making this phone as lightweight as 4.59 ounces. Whereas this cellphone is only 5.38" long, it still manages to contain a 5" display. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.31". Samsung is offering this phone in many different color variations: black, blue, red and white. Regarding its aspect, this device is majorly made with Polycarbonate.

This device is equipped with a gorgeous 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 5" screen, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels that compose the screen. This screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 13 MP back camera and a 2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. Though it's 13 MP may appear amazing the back camera has a very little 0.326797-inches sensor it takes darker photos than it should. It is also able to capture videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. This camera also has multiple great characteristics like flash, digital image stabilization, auto-focus, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

The S4 features wifi connection (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) great performance internet connection and also HSPA+ connection type, which is a lower speed 4G technology and fast 3G data connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Samsung Galaxy S4 works with a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

This phone also includes a wide variety of useful characteristics such as Wireless charging, Near Field Communication (NFC), Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth (for communication with other bluetooth phones, computers and accessories) and GPS, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 counts with an inmense 2600 mAh Li-Ion replaceable battery, enough to provide this cellphone with an impressive battery duration. This phone has an aproximate talk time of 11 hs and a stand by time of 370 hours.

This phone may not be a very good choice considering it is offerred for 330 dollars, while some similar cellphones cost a bit less than that. It doesn't matter whether you are an amateur photographer, are looking for a cellphone to mostly use social networks and internet browsing, are looking for a device for work or want a phone to play tons of games, this phone is probably a good choice .

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Variant:Exynos 5 Octa
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Also Known As:Galaxy S IV, I9500, I9505, SPH-L720, Galaxy S 4, SGH-I337
Product code:GT-I9500
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:$ 330.00


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:Exynos 5 Octa
Processor:ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1600 MHz + Quad-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX544MP3
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:370 hours
Talk Time:11 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