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Last year Samsung sold 50 million Galaxy S III throughout the world. This year there is a follow-up by the Galaxy S4 but this doesn’t seem to be quite as eventful although there are some hardware improvements and refinements in the user interface that perceives this smartphone as one of the best Android smartphones. The Galaxy S4’s design has remained unchanged from that of Galaxy S III and by unchanged it means that one has to be really be obsessive in order to spot the differences. Apart from a more rectangular body and more substantial metal-esque body, there’s hardly anything else that can separate the successor from the predecessor.

 

What makes it the kitchen sink of smartphones?

The analysts and the gadget investors are of the opinion that Samsung should have called the new phone KS or Kitchen Sink as while they designed the phone, they threw in almost everything apart from the kitchen sink. Certainly the Samsung Galaxy S4 is blessed with its own strengths and all those who attended the conference that announced its launch will get a positive impression of this smartphone. Nevertheless, those who have used the real world settings are immensely satisfied with the phone, though not dazzled with the ‘gee-whiz’ features.

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You name something and your phone will be able to do it. With Air Gestures, you can wave your hand in front of the screen to scroll through the pictures or through the web pages. Air View lets you move your finger over the screen to preview a story or read through a message. This smartphone can also be universally used as a remote control and also as a customized TV guide and there are tons of things that you can do with the camera of the phone.

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Hardware specifications that will impress you

Before you focus on all the other features, you should review the basics. This successor of Galaxy S III dons an impressive piece of hardware with a quad core processor, 5-inch high resolution screen and a micro SD slot that allows you to expand the memory up to 16 or 32 GB and on top of everything it runs Google’s latest Jelly Bean Operating System.

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The features that Samsung buyers should focus on are the internal guts which are in no way identical to the other smartphones. The “Touch Wiz’ interface is one of the most delighting features of S4. There are flashier tricks that include pausing a video when you look away from it and letting you answer your phone by waving in front of it and you can also activate tilt-based scrolling when there is detection of eyeballs.

So, if you’re all set for an upgrade and you’re in the market for an Android phone, there’s no reason why you should delay getting your S4. Samsung will always remain as the preeminent leader in the Android field.

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