Samsung posts official Galaxy S 4 walkthrough

Samsung posts official Galaxy S 4 walkthrough
Samsung posted its official hands-on video of the Galaxy S 4 walking us through most of the new features of the device. Not all simply because there are so many!

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is an evolutionary update to the Galaxy S series rather than a revolution. It comes with a much sharper slightly larger 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera with a ton of new features, updated processor and a slightly slimmer body.

Good news is that it also ships with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean so you don’t have to wait for updates, you’ll just have the newest Android. Some nifty features on the S 4 include a glove mode so you can use the screen with your gloves on and Air View that allows you to hover over links to get additional information.

Take a look at it all in Samsung’s official walkthrough of its new flagship.

source: Samsung Mobile

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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)



1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Cool video, very informative about all the new software features in the S4!

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it's cool and all but i would be concerned over the batterie life it has an octa core and 50 million senses that would drain that battery like it's juice

5. BitterTruth unregistered

Samsung knows the best, I bet its battery will last one day atleast. They said the new AMOLED display and the processor is 25% more efficient and less battery hunger. Lets wait for the battery tests!

7. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

True, but I worried about the lack of real LIVE demonstrations at the reveal and they really sped past the battery part of the reveal. Sus?

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, how does one do a live demonstration with battery life without it lasting for hours on end? They sped past the battery part because they wanted to really push the software. They didn't even mention the fact that it ran Android or the processor, does that mean those elements are not major parts to the device? They rushed past everything just to get to Touchwiz.

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

We will see, all in time.

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

works for me :))

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The octo core processor is using ARM's big.Little architecture, so it should be pretty battery efficient. Samsung claimed 70% more efficiency when compared to the Exynos 5 Dual. Battery life also depends on how well you take advantage of the AMOLED display. The more pixels that are off, the better.

3. BitterTruth unregistered

Great review of a great phone by a great comapny! :)

22. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I'm disappointed. This phone lacks waterproofing which a necessity when browsing the internet. ;)

25. rustyimtiaz

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

just send ur phone to Liquipel!!! job done!!!

27. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Its amazing how we all judged this fone b4 we held it. And if i can remember correctly, didnt we all hate S3 yet ppl bought millions. I think its a good looking fone, just that we are all samsung haters

28. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

All of you here didn't get the joke.

29. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lol, i got your joke. I was just saying. Sony Experia Z, *wink wink

4. kidkudjoe

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Am a great Windows Phone fun, but am loving this video!

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1608; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great phone with great features

11. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i would had prefer this over the unpack event lol

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ouch. That was truly shockingly bad. :)

33. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I thought it was entertaining and kinda funny. Something different, unlike what we are used to, just long boring people telling us about new features. Samsung was trying to be different. Plus they were in Radio City. I thought it was quite entertaining. Just that we are not used to change.

13. NicoX

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

premium finish and stylish design? come on samsung you can do a lot better than that

34. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Maybe the dont want you to feel like ur carrying a break. Plus they know ur going to use a cover anyway. Hence they showed us beautiful covers, if only Apple can come uo with iView Cover (S Cover)

14. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

its not ugly... when s3 was announced, i was kinda like "duhh" but when i held it personally "oh i want this" when s4 was announced i hve just said "okay cool, i like the bezel and the metallic pattern, but not that great" when i saw pics and video from androidauthority me: "oh somewhat stunning" Iguess that when i will have a chance to hold it soon, ill be amazed

15. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I've never really a SG fan but I've always loved Samsung's other products so, I though this phone might change things. I kept my eye on it and I have to say that though I'm trying to like it but, I just kinda don't. These software features are cool and all but, most of them seem like well, gimmicks and the ones that aren't are mostly things that other apps on the PLAY market can do already. I only see a few thing that are kinda neat but, not a $$$ worth. Idk, I'm just not really felling it. Is it just me?

37. Droiddoes unregistered

No, that actually sounds pretty fair. I look at it like this: I don't see much incentive to upgrade from my S3 to the S4, But if I had an S2 or even an S1 then yeah, that's quite the leap.

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Awesome phone. Samsung did not take chances (which didn't work out well for HTC, see UltraPixel manufacturing issues) but took an already great device and improved it on every area possible. It's much better than the S3 and much more loaded than any other device while it's only downside is the looks which actually makes the phone features underrated, because average Joe thinks new design = innovation, haha.

30. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Completely agree, with the addition of a showoff aspect that is lacking with this phone. People want their phone to look expensive. Proud to say I'm not one of those consumer oriented shallow snobs. I need a phone that is reliable and packed with features, not a fashion accessory!

18. allthesame

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

good news : S4 announced. bad news : for all the S2 users, get ready to not received update to 5.0 Key Lime Pie. just like what happened to the original Galaxy S.

19. felisberto

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

) The Samsing Galaxy SIV is all plastic - Wrong! It's Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front which is 3 times more resistant than the GG2, plus poly-carbonate plastic (like the Lumia 920) on the side and removable back. In all likeliness it'll take various hits better than slim brushed metal or regular glass with older screen protective technology 2) The Samsung Galaxy SIV design is the same - Wrong! The subtle differences are noticeable in hand according to those touching. It's thinner, lighter, slightly less rounded and at 79%, it's the most screen-dominant of any phone on the market 3) Same old AMOLED - Wrong! While screen tech is not labeled as new (not sure if it's the PHOLED variant), but it has a new hexagonal sub-pixel arrangement, more brightness according to testers and less blueish tinting 4) No real innovations, just overblown S3 functions - Think again. Floating Touch with AirView functionality, input through gloves, new gesture controls and eye-tracking features, barometer, thermometer, health equipment compatibility, IR sensor and remote control, much larger camera sensor and lens with new function, big jump in HW performance and battery, SW designed for fresher OS, more NFC functions (VISA payment), wireless charging 5) Octa-core is a marketing gimmick - read 6) 13MP is a marketing gimmick, it doesn't have more details - You sure? 7) Bigger screen, more uncomfortable use - Wrong! The Galasy SIV is actually smaller than it's predecessor and it's smaller and lighter overall than the HTC One, Droid DNA, XPeria Z and Oppo Find 5 wile featuring the largest battery at 2600mAh

31. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Oh man you totally nailed it. Haters will hate, but all you said is absolutely true

20. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

l love and what it count is the software love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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