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Samsung Galaxy S4

Announced
Mar 14, 2013
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket

Pros

  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 370ppi (441 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (13 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)

Cons

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Description

Samsung prides itself in the differentiation the AMOLED screen technology brings to its high-ends, and it has indeed achieved the unthinkable with the Galaxy S 4 this time around - a five-inch panel with the amazing for OLED screen 441ppi pixel density. Not only that, but it debuts the first octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor in the international version, as well as a temperature and depth sensor for the first time. With features like Floating Touch and hand gestures you can control the phone without even touching the display, while the S Health and S Translator integration add to the unique aura around the S 4 as a truly human companion.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Body material:
    • Polycarbonate

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 31 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.06"
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 320
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 9 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time (3G):
    • 17.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 13.3 days (320 hours)
      the average is 21 days (501 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2600 mAh
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Mar 2013

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung I9500, Samsung I9505, Samsung SPH-L720, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Samsung SGH-I337, Samsung SCH-I545, Samsung SGH-M919, Samsung SCH-R970, Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, Samsung Galaxy S4 La Fleur edition


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

(With Exynos 5 Octa CPU)
Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Exynos 5 Octa
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 8-core, 1600 MHz, (1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7)
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX544MP3
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)

Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Samsung Galaxy S4 64GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Samsung Galaxy S4 L720

(For Sprint)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4)
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3

Samsung Galaxy S4 I337

(For AT&T)

Samsung Galaxy S4 I545

(For Verizon)
Differences:
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3

Samsung Galaxy S4 M919

(For T-Mobile)
Differences:
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3

Samsung Galaxy S4 R970

(For US Cellular)
Differences:
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

(With Stock Android interface)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2.2) Stock Android UI

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A E330S

(For Korea)
Differences:
  • Weight:
    • 4.62 oz (131 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (8974)
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 24 GB
  • Data:
    • LTE-A

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9502

(With Dual SIM support)
Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Exynos 5 Octa
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 8-core, 1600 MHz, (1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7)
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX544MP3
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

Samsung Galaxy S4 TDD LTE GT-I9507


Differences:
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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