Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Find out everything you need to know about the stunning Samsung Galaxy S4 here
by
Samsung Galaxy S4 review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the best selling phones of all time because it’s jam packed with useful features. It’s a good size, has a great battery life, and now the S5’s out, it’s even better value too.

DESIGN

Samsung wanted to make the S4 a nice, easy to use size and keep it light. It succeeded, and the S4 is suited to pretty much anyone. The plastic body has a nice glossy finish, and it’s a phone that definitely looks the part.

CAMERA

It probably has one of the best 13MP cameras on a smartphone, always giving great photos with a nice level of detail. There are also lots of extra features to spice up your photos and videos. Dual camera mode is fun, letting you use the front and rear cameras at the same time. We also loved Buddy Photo Share because it automatically tags your friends in photos using facial recognition.

ENTERTAINMENT

The powerful S4 is a great phone for keeping you entertained. The large screen is sharp and bright, ideal for videos, and any app and game you fancy will run smoothly. The Group Play feature is also awesome, letting you use multiple S4’s as speakers, creating a fun surround sound effect.

PRODUCTIVITY

Polaris Office 5 is a great app that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S4. It lets you open and edit all your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the move. It also lets you turn over the phone to mute it, which has been useful in a few meetings when we’d forgotten to turn the ringer off!

BATTERY

The S4’s battery is really good, lasting around a day and a half. It’s possible to replace the battery too, so you can keep a spare one and swap them for double the time away from a charger.

UNIQUE FEATURES

There are lots of handy features in the S4, and one we like a lot is Air Gesture. Swipe your hand over the screen to skip tracks, scroll down pages and switch tabs in the internet browser. It feels really futuristic.

We also liked Smart Pause, which works with the video player. When you look away, the video you’re watching pauses so you don’t miss anything. Handy, clever, and a little bit spooky for the first few times we used it!

0 Stars

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Samsung blew away the competition with the release of the Galaxy S4, so how has Samsung improved its
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is here! And we're pitting it against its slightly older sibling the Samsung G
Samsung has unveiled the latest in its Galaxy series in a dazzling launch event as part of Mobile Wo

19 November, 2018
The OnePlus 6T is a spectacular phone, packed with amazing tech. Thinking of getting...
16 October, 2018
We’re at ExCel London, where Huawei has just unveiled its new Mate 20 Pro. And we’re...
10 October, 2018
The Google Pixel 3 has arrived. We were luck enough to get our hands on it recently,...
21 September, 2018
Apple Watch Series 4 truly breaks the mould, with some incredible new features and...
13 August, 2018
Samsung are back with perhaps their most exciting release of the summer – the Samsung...
26 June, 2018
Off the back of the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A6, let us...
18 June, 2018
The new Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-range phone packed with premium tech, including...
12 June, 2018
The BlackBerry Key 2 truly is a thing of wonder, and it looks the part too. In this...
6 June, 2018
The LG G7 ThinQ is a stunning flagship phone, with an AI-powered camera and game...
25 May, 2018
The Nokia 1 is a budget smartphone running Android Oreo (Go edition). For the price,...
17 May, 2018
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is an affordable mid-range smartphone with some truly flagship...
10 May, 2018
The Nokia 8 Sirocco has launched. It's a luxury flagship handset, and it's been described...