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Samsung Galaxy S4

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 17 hours
  • Standby: Up to 15 days
  • 69.8mm wide
  • 136.6mm high
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Average Score

88/100

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Red Pocket

CDMA 4G Essentials 500

  • 100MB data pack ($0 per month)
  • 500 Minutes
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  • $10/mo + $156.02 upfront
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Net10

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$19 Monthly Plan

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  • $23.75/mo + $189 upfront
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$24 Monthly Plan

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Ultra Mobile

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  • Get 35% off your Plan for 3 Months!
  • $39/mo + $169 upfront
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Unlimited Goodness Hero

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Ultra Mobile

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  • $21/recharge + $249 upfront
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Ultra Mobile

Ultra Flex Individual for 2 Months

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Ultra Mobile

Ultra Flex Individual for 3 Months

$14/month - Activate in-store or call Ultra Mobile
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  • $42/recharge + $249 upfront
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  • $60/recharge + $250 upfront

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs

Display

Type Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Size 5 inch (12.7 cm)
Touch Screen Yes

Camera

Resolution 13 megapixels
Front Facing -
3D Resolution -
Flash Type LED
Video Camera 1080p

Music and Video

Music Player Yes
Video Player Yes
Video Calls Yes
FM Radio No
Audio Formats -
Video Formats -

Physical

Form Factor Slate
Width 69.8 mm
Height 136.6 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Weight 130 grams
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes

General

GPS Yes
Battery (2G Talk) Up to 17 hours
Battery (Standby) Up to 15 days
App Store Google Play
Processor Type quad-core 1.9GHz
Operating System Android 4.2.2
Release Date April 2013

Connectivity

Main Connectivity 4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB 2.0
Bluetooth Yes
Networks GSM
Data Networks FDD LTE, TD LTE

Memory

RAM 2.05GB
Internal 16GB
Expandable Up to 64GB

Messaging

Push Email Yes
Text Messages (SMS) Yes
Picture Messages (MMS) Yes

Samsung Galaxy S4 Reviews

V.Positive

WhistleOut Review

"You are free to believe the hype. As smartphones go, the Galaxy S4 is among the best examples this year. It’s fast, has an amazing screen and is feature-packed (though some may argue it is more gimmick-packed). The camera is top-notch — though probably not the market’s best smartphone shooter — and ..."

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93/100

"The top-notch performance and general lack of issues continue to be among the Galaxy S's strongest sides. If you're the kind of geek who's always running benchmarks on their phone, trying to squeeze every possible bit of performance out of it, then chances are you'll fall in love with the Galaxy S4,..."

PhoneArena.com
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V.Positive

"But I’m here to tell you that no matter how good the screen in any other smartphone is, it doesn’t matter. You won’t be disappointed with the Galaxy S4’s screen. I promise. It’s outstanding, and I don’t have a single complaint about it."

90/100

"The Galaxy S4 is a great, great device in its own right, re-inventing what it means to own a brilliant smartphone in a number of ways. The gestures are cool, the touch-less experience amazing at times - in short, it's a wonderful phone you want to pull out of your pocket again and again and again."

Tech Radar
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90/100

"The Galaxy S4 is a great phone. It’s a fantastic phone. Make no doubts about that. Its similarities in form and style to the Galaxy S3 give us pause in recommending it as an upgrade though. Despite the software enhancements, it seems awfully, awfully similar. "

TechnoBuffalo
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90/100

"Samsung took every aspect of a successful device and gently tweaked them to make it better. "

TechSpot
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90/100

"Off the bat, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a truly impressive powerhouse smartphone. On paper, it’s Samsung’s most impressive handset to date, not least as it jumps from the 4.8-inch S3 to a 5-inch screen without any added bulk. Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsung-galaxy-s4_Mobile-Phone_re..."

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90/100

"Samsung has something for everyone in the Android-powered Galaxy S 4. It's this year's no-brainer: the phone to get if you don't want to worry about which phone to get. No matter what you want to do, the Galaxy S 4 can get it done."

PCMAG.com
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V.Positive

"Although the Galaxy S4 ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean — also known as the latest and greatest version of Android — Samsung has put their own imprint on the look and feel. The latest version of TouchWiz (Samsung's name for their special skin) is its most cohesive yet."

Mashable.com
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90/100

"Android is the most feature-advanced OS by far, and the Galaxy S4 has the most diverse software extras, making it an exciting handset for intrepid smartphone users ready to dive into it all"

CNET.com
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80/100

"The Galaxy S4 is a very good phone in most respects — it has a stellar camera and solid battery life, blistering performance and an impressively useful complement of software features. It's a technological achievement — there's no question about that."

The Verge
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80/100

"The Samsung Galaxy S4 is bursting at the seams with cool features and high-end hardware, all jumping up and down for your attention. Some are overkill, some we’re sure you will use and love. "

Digital Trends
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Average Score

(12 Reviews)

88/100
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

Two years ago, when you bought your last phone, there's a good chance you thought about buying the Samsung Galalxy S II before spending your money on an iPhone. This may not be the case again this year. The South Korean manufacturing giant has been through an immense brand evolution in this short time, so much so that the Galaxy S4 is probably at the top of your new phone shopping list.

Design

Those familiar with last year's Galaxy S3 will spot it immediately. The S4 looks a lot like its predecessor. There are a few key differences you can easily point, but overall, the S4 breaks no new ground for Samsung design.

It is marginally slimmer and lighter, both of which are good things, but we are speaking about teensy, incremental changes in both metrics. Next to its closest competitors though, the differences in size are far more noticeable. It is a featherweight in the hand compared the Nokia Lumia 920, for example.

Since its launch, there has been a lot of criticism levelled at Samsung's decision to use plastic for the body of its flagship phone. Many spectators believe this gives the phone a cheap feel that belies the phone's premium hardware -- and price tag. There is another way to look at this, though. The plastic chassis on the S4 is the reason it is so much lighter than other phones, which many will find more comfortable to use. We agree Samsung could have considered different plastic finishes, like a rubber-feel finish perhaps, but ultimately we would prefer a comfortable-feeling phone to a good looking one.

Whatever you think about the phone with the power off you are likely to forget once the superb display turns on. This 5-inch AMOLED screen is the centrepiece of the Galaxy S4, and is worthy of all the praise it has earned thus far. With a 1080p resolution (1080x1920 pixels), the screen on the S4 is amongst the sharpest we've seen to date, and the AMOLED screen tech offers up rich blacks and truly vibrant colours.

It avoids some of the previous pitfalls of AMOLED screens too, with whites seeming more white and less blue than on previous Samsung phones; though this issue is not entirely behind them. If you open a new web browser page you can still see a slight blueish hue across the screen, though it is far better than on previous models.

The practical design of the phone follows in the footsteps of last year's Samsungs, with a 3.5mm headphone socket on the top of the phone, volume and power buttons on opposite sides of the handset, and a micro-USB port on the base.

The battery cover is removable, giving you access to the handset's 2600mAh capacity battery unit, a micro-SIM slot and a space for expanding the handset's internal memory with a micro-SD card.

User Experience

Like all other Android smartphone makers, Samsung takes Google's platform and adds its own flavour to it. HTC has the Sense UI, Samsung calls theirs TouchWiz