Samsung Galaxy S4
Check out our video of the incredible S4 and its innovative features including Air view, Air Gesture and Smart Pause.
Dominating the front of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the new 5" Super AMOLED display. It's actually a 1080p full HD screen, making it incredibly sharp, perfect for viewing photos, web pages and full HD movies. How about compared to an S3? The S4's touchscreen is much sharper, much brighter and has more lifelike colours too. More? The screen can automatically adjust its colours for optimal viewing, can be used with gloves and you don't even need to touch it to use it!
You read right, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a screen that's so sensitive you don't actually have to touch it to interact with it. Turn Air View on and just hover over your images and you'll get a large preview box appear, or it'll preview the contents of an email without you having to open it. Even more useful is Air Gesture. Skip music tracks, accept an incoming call or scroll webpages just by waving your hand across the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses Samsung's pebble styling, so it's smooth, comfortable and sleek. Available in Black Mist and White Front colours, it has a bigger screen than an S3, a larger battery, but because the bezel - the gap between the screen and the edge of the phone - is really thin, Samsung has actually been able to build the new S4 a few millimeters smaller than an S3. It's also 3g lighter at on 130g.
The Smart Pause feature is used during video playback. Play a video, either one saved on the phone or a streamed video, such as from YouTube™, and when you look away from the screen, your Samsung Galaxy S4 will pause your video. Better yet, when you look back, your video will start playing again.
Smart Scroll is a feature that allows you to scroll your emails or web browser up or down without having to touch the screen. Look at the screen and tilt the phone and the S4 recognises the movement, scrolling pages up and down accordingly.
On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a 13MP camera, giving sharp photos with realistic colours. On the front is a 2MP front facing camera. Combine the two and you get the revolutionary Dual Camera feature. In short, you can take photos with the rear and front cameras simultaneously, giving you a shot with whatever you were shooting plus yourself! Even better, you can move where the image from the front camera is in the photo before you shoot, resize it and choose themes to blend the two phots together however you want. You can even have the front facing camera as the main image, and the rear as the smaller shot, perfect for self portraits that remind you of where you were.
Of course there's more! The Galaxy S4 is one of the world's most advanced phones, and has ingenious features like Group Play that lets you share content with other S4s in seconds, S Translator for translating to and from nine languages without having to be online, and the great S Voice™ Drive for effortless voice control when you're driving.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is lighter and thinner than its older brother, but still packs a battery that's almost 25% larger. Combine this with a more energy efficient processor and a new improved Super AMOLED display that requires less power, and you get excellent battery life no matter what you're doing.
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with the 4G networks that are available now and will be rolled out in the near future in the UK. 4G is the new, super fast mobile internet network that means videos stream perfectly, huge files get downloaded in seconds, and video calls are smooth and pixel perfect.
If you're looking for the smartphone with the most features, the best hardware, a phone that is effortless to use, all wrapped up in a streamlined and super portable body, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the phone you'll be after.
The spec differences in a nutshell (green shows the highest spec):
|Size||135.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm 130g||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm 133g|
|Display||5" HD Super AMOLED||4.8" HD Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor 1.9Ghz quad-core||Exynos 1.4GHz quad core|
|RAM||2GB RAM||1GB RAM|
|Front facing camera||2MP||1.9MP|
|Connectivity||4G, NFC, Wi-Fi /b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0||NFC, Wi-Fi /b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||Battery size: 2,600mAh||Battery size: 2,100mAh|
|Memory||16GB on board storage (depending on model), microSD up to 64GB||16GB on board storage, microSD up to 64GB|
|Geek Squad Mobile Insurance covers your new Pay monthly phone for theft, accidental damage and loss. Our Defaqto 5 star rated cover offers fast processing times and 24/7 tech support to help you make the most of your phone.||Sign up for our FREE Upgrade Reminder service and we’ll let you know as soon as you’re due.||Samsung Galaxy S4 is 4G ready. 4G opens up a world of possibilities and brings super-fast internet to the UK.||Trade up when you trade in. Get the phone or tablet you always wanted.|
|More info||More info||More info|