Samsung is making a name for itself with
its smartphones and the galaxy I9500 S4 is no exception. Hereís what you can
expect when you buy this phone.
The S4 comes with headphones, USB cable,
and a wall plug as well as a guide and warranty information. It comes with a 1.6
GHz Octa-Core processor or a 1.9 GHz Quad Core or 1.6Ghz Octa-Core processor but
this all depends upon the version of the phone that you end up buying. You also
get 2GB of RAM with your S4. The memory of thе unit ensures that the phone will
be up to most tasks that you put it through. This phone is great for
multitasking purposes and it also plays games without annoying lag.
This phone is setup so itís going to be
one you will use in the future when you need more hardware to run newer
applications so itís a good buy for this reason. The phone currently runs on
Android version 4.2.2. There are thousands of applications available for the
Android system which you can get for your phone through Google Play. This phone
comes with a lot of its own applications such as S-Health which is a health
application for calorie counting and exercise. The Story Album allows you to
organize media in a story book style on your phone and Samsung Link allows you
to share media on your home network. This device also has the Multi-Window which
is a split screen so you can multi-task with ease.
One cool thing about the phone is it has
smart functions with head orientation and eye tracking so you can interact with
the phone without the need to even touch it. These are nice features but they
tend to drain the battery so you might want to turn them off, although they are
quite fun to use on this phone. The front camera will track your eye movement.
The Smart Stay feature keeps the screen on as long as you are looking at the
screen which helps you read in bed, for example. The Smart Pause feature will
stop your video when you look away from it so you donít miss any of the video.
The Smart Scroll feature will scroll the screen in emails depend upon how youíre
looking at the device. All these functions are nice but they do use up the
batteries on your phone so be careful using them or just turn off these
Screen, Camera and Battery
The device has a nice 441ppi 1080p Full
HD screen that works well in sunlight and it has a good picture which is
competitive with other smartphones that features decent displays. This screen is
on the high end so if you want a phone with a good display this is the one to
buy. This screen is a big upgrade from previous versions of this phone. The
glass is Gorilla Glass 3 which offers good protections against scratches but a
good screen protector always helps.
This phone has a 13MP camera with LED
Flash so it takes quite good pictures. This works well except for lower lighting
conditions where other brands are a bit better. There are also a lot of features
that come with the camera such as dual camera mode or fisheye. The battery is a
2600mAh battery and will last about a day as long as youíre not using it
This phone is well worth the upgrade and
is an excellent phone if this is your first one. Thereís a better screen,
camera, and overall nicer design. The Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 is a clear winner.