The Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

To start things off, the S4 has new features such as Ir blaster, Air view, and Air gestures but is that enough to people interested to buy it?

Galaxy S4 Size

The Galaxy S4 is only .31 inches thin, which is a tad thinner then its predecessor coming in at .34 inches. The screen now is a full 5-inch screen compared to predecessor coming in at 4.8 inches. The phone though is still the same length as the previous model, but it's a tad narrower.

Some of the Galaxy S4 Technical Specs

The Galaxy S4 is the first to have a super AMOLED Full HD 1080p Screen and it has a 441ppi. This might not be the first phone to have an HD screen, but it is definitely one of the best screens on the market. The Galaxy S4 also packs a 1.9 quad-core processor or 1.6 octa-core processor depending on your market. This also has Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR blaster and LTE but only on the quad-core model.

Let’s not forget about the new whopping13-megapixel camera that has been upgraded from the 8 megapixel camera on the s3.  Not only is there a new camera, but there is new software to accompany it is as well. There are new shooting modes, such as drama and sound and shot.

Air view lets you hover your finger over the screen to get a preview of the photo and air gesture lets you waive your hand left or right over the screen to switch between photos.

Eye Motion Detector, Air Gestures and Air View on the Samsung Galaxy S4

Lets get to know some new features on the phone, such as eye motion detector, air gestures and air view. Eye motion detector works in the stock browser and detects your eyes when you read a web page and will scroll based on the movement of your eyes. From personal experience it only works half the time and is gimmicky.

Air gestures are gestures where you use your hand to control. For example, in the gallery app you can wave your hand over your phone left or right to change the photo as you would normally do by swiping the screen left or right. Also you can answer a phone call by waiving your hand left and right over the screen. Air view is something you use to preview an email, text or email. When you hover your finger of the screen within a few cm you get a preview of the text or a picture. From personal use with the phone eye scroll doesn't work as well as I would have liked, but that's not a deal breaker for me and to be honest, I never find myself using that feature.

I must say though air view and air gestures work well and are really convenient to use and I find myself to use those features everyday. Those three features are very useful if you have dirty or greasy hands and cant touch your phone or if you are wearing gloves.

Battery Life

Also another important thing about smartphones is the battery life. With the s4 making it one day on a single charge is no problem due its large Li-on 2600 Mah battery. By the end of the day I usually end up with 40% battery left.

The Galaxy S4 Conclusion

If you are looking for a phone with a big screen that looks sharp with a long battery life as well as a universal remote and a hundred features then look no further. If you are coming from the galaxy, s2 an upgrade to the s4 might be something that you might want to consider. If you are currently on the s3, then you might want to wait until the next version of the galaxy series comes out. Now you might be thinking that you have an iPhone and are afraid to switch to Android, well don't be. You should not be afraid to try something new because you might end up liking it, and plus almost all features on the iPhone are available on the galaxy s4 as well as apps. All in all I would give this a 9 out of 10 and would recommend this phone to anyone.


  • Fantastic screen
  • Battery life
  • Expandable memory
  • Camera


  • Plastic feel
  • Some features are gimmicky

This Galaxy S4 Review was provided to us by Andrian Nanos, a talented enthusiast who uses this smart phone first-hand.

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