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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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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135 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Gorgeous, love it ^_^

41. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

61. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 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.

65. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

72. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

70. TheBitterTruth unregistered

The only thing I like is nothing.

78. Sanna

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

wp is a joke.

82. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WP has noooooooooooooooo apps and games™

88. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

133. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

correction, you is the joke. . . Lol

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

3. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

12. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

14. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 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

27. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

62. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 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?

94. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

100. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

well said huh :)

107. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

very well said.

108. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 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

16. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

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

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?

54. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I like you.

120. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I like you too.

4. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

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

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Operating the screen with an ip5 was pretty funny.

49. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

iS-Tilus for the galaxy S3... Just 799.99 The only stylus that runs apps

6. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

22. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

26. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

what feature?? coz there r many of them

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