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Samsung Galaxy S4: 10 exclusive or little-known features review

Samsung Galaxy S4: 10 exclusive or little-known features review
By this time we all know about the chief new Samsung Galaxy S4 features that have been touted since the Radio City Music Hall introduction - Air Gesture, Smart Pause, Dual Camera, S Health and so on.

As with every phone that's been in the office for a while, however, we are constantly discovering hidden nuggets or extra options that make life with the handset easier, and the S4 has plenty of those.

From scratch-proof Gorilla Glass 3 super-sensitive display through "5G Wi-Fi" and MHL 2.0 support, to the TripAdvisor Samsung Edition and a Safety Assistance emergency contacts option, we are rounding up some of them in the slideshow below, while we keep on exploring the handset.

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posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:19 54

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Gorgeous, love it ^_^

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:42 14

41. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


only thing is i like is wifi speed.....!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:41 5

61. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I agree with you. Only the Wifi seem to be eye catchy.
but. it's useless at this point really!
"Not that there is an abundance of 802.11ac routers on sale yet" nor ppl would know that it needs at least a shield Cat 6 cable to hook up the router.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:50 1

65. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Yes exactly, no one has an ac router at home or anywhere so I would take this mostly for marketing.
And I believe that any Snapdragon 600 or even apq8064 supports ac wifi.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:07

72. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep everyone have N routers so. and in future will get ac but all phones will have ac wifi speed on their phones .

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:31 4

70. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


The only thing I like is nothing.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 17:06 5

78. Sanna (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


wp is a joke.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:17 4

82. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


WP has noooooooooooooooo apps and games™

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:41 7

88. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


WP have 130,000 apps and games......correction....!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 22:00 2

133. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


correction, you is the joke. . . Lol

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:23 35

2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Arrgh, spoiled in choosing between this and HTC One...
BTW an unique review... Thanks Daniel P. keep up the good work

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:27 21

3. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Same here.

The weather sensors are great and can give you improved real time weather updates or better weather widgets. The super sensitive touch screen is also a plus.

Once the Verizon One variant comes out I can't wait to play with both phones.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:15 34

12. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


its a clear choice. sofar no other device can beat SGS4.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:34 7

14. Lauticol (Posts: 346; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


It's up to your decision, I'm in the same but I find the dual stereo front speakers and Sense 5 more appealing than all the sensors you'd probably never use or super sensitive screen that a lot of people turn off in the Lumia 920 because it gets a little annoying

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:36 1

27. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


i agree the Screen sensitivity was a problem when you tried to clean it from fingerprints if you are watching a video it will get out of it.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:45 2

62. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


The S4 is a well made phone. That is, in terms of design and physical quality. But as far as function and features,

The HTC ONE is clearly the better choice of the two. Why let an plastic body with tones of gimmick features, that will most likely not to be used realisticly, be the determining factor in choice?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:58 8

94. heyhi (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


im sorry man, but Android world is all about gimmicks and features and thats what brought me to android instead of iOS. Take HTC and the weather clock for example, when i first saw it i said wow, and then a lot of companies did the same. If u ask me, this is a gimmick feature. Live wallpapers and some widgets are gimmicky, but is nice to have them.
Blink Feed is a great feature or a gimmicky? what else One has? the speakers I dont use it and most people I see, dont go listen to music without their headphones. If i listen without them, it would be elsewhere, not on my phone. If you think the build quality of the One is so great, you should watch the droptest between the iphone and the One. Some features you call gimmicky on S4, i call smart features.
What phone nowadays are revolutionary? its all about gimmicks or features that becomes afterwards standard on other phones.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 00:32 1

100. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


well said huh :)

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 10:56 1

107. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


very well said.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 11:05 1

108. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


duuuude whaaat??? what features?????!??!?!?!?!?!?!?! are we looking at the same phone there arent any features they copy windows phone and then a camera feature was unique other than beats you have literally no argument at all. get your one that will be just as awesome as the one x that was better than the s3 .... oh wait ... it wasnt

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:36 5

16. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


if u can get over the camera on htc
its all urs.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:04 33

21. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


The HTC One is a well made phone. That is, in terms of design and physical quality. But as far as function and features, the GS4 is clearly the better choice of the two. Why let an aluminum body, that will most likely be covered by a plastic/rubber case, be the determining factor in choice?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:21 11

54. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I like you.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 14:34

120. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I like you too.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:28 14

4. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


more reviews between the HTC One and S4 about features of camera and more please

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:30 22

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 22124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Operating the screen with an ip5 was pretty funny.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:58 4

49. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


iS-Tilus for the galaxy S3... Just 799.99

The only stylus that runs apps

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:31 30

6. Silencerzzz (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This "gimmick (labelled by hater)" phone will once again put HTC on shame.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:15 8

22. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


this feature is gimmick because its not the next big thing when lumia 920 have use it before follow by xperia sola and now S4,
even sony new phone xperia SP have this feature

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:35 12

26. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


what feature?? coz there r many of them

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