Around this time previous year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 and now they're already releasing their new Samsung Galaxy S5 with better specifications and prepared to beat his competitors. However, today we look back at the old S4 shining his last light before the new sun burns it up. How does it stand against his competitors that launched some months later like the Xperia Z? We'll see it in this review, the review of the Galaxy S5 is about to come in a month.
Offering a big Super Amoled screen, the S4 makes it easy to go through pages on websites and it makes gaming a little more fun than on smaller devices. Also the high resolution of the screen adds value to this phone: a very sharp screen, more icons and more detail in games that support this resolution! Also the camera offers a high number in pixels with his 13MP lens. However, the size of the phone is on the edge of comfortable. We think this is almost the maximum size a phone should have. A much bigger phone can't useful.
With a weight of 130g, the phone feels very light compared to the Xperia Z1 we tested before. It's also a little bit thinner than its competitor and feels very vulnerable due to this. Anyway, it does give the phone a stylish look sideways.
What I like myself is the software package that Samsung gives with their phones. Okay, it does take a lot of place, but it really makes using the phone a bit more comfortable and here's where Samsung certainly beats Sony and Acer.
|Screen||5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)|
|Size||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm|
|Storage||16 GB (10GB usable)|
|Processor||1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600|
|Cameras||13MP and 2.1 megapixels|
|MicroSD slot||Up to 64 GB|
|Network||2G/3G and 4G LTE support|
The Samsung S4 lacks a little behind his competitors with an older Snapdragon 600 core at only 1.9GHz. Also the battery has a capacity of 400 mAh less than the Sony Xperia Z1. The OS running on the S4 isn't the newest anymore and Samsung didn't povide any updates until now... The rest of the specifications show off like normal high end parts.