Market Status: Available in India
Updated on:Sep 25, 2016
Release Date: Apr 27, 2013 (Official)
Perfection is now called the S4
Design and Configuration
The S4 Duos improves upon the S3, with a thinner bezel which gives more space to the screen. The build quality has been substantially improved, and the power button is now more conveniently placed. Coming to the display, Samsung yet again pushes up the resolution, this time to a whopping fullHD 1920 x 1080 pixels, while retaining the 5 inches screen. Given the 16M colour depth and a huge 441 ppi pixel density along with SuperAMOLED nature, the S4's display is among the best out there, if not the best. Overall, a stunning display which remains easily in the palm of your hand.
If fullHD on a phone wasn't enough, Samsung puts in two quad core processors, one 1.6GHz and the other 1.2GHz, making it an octa-core processor. Coupled with the 2GB of RAM, in itself a record, processing is about as fast as it gets. Gaming on the huge display is ensured by a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU.
Camera and Storage
It seems Samsung wanted to bag all the records, for it gives the S4 two cameras - 13MP on the rear (with flash) and 2MP on front - both with fullHD recording. While some may consider the front camera capability overkill, it can be said that shutterbugs won't be disappointed.
Storage comes with the standard for this range - 16GB internal, with expandability up to 64GB.
Connectivity and Battery
Given the plethora of connectivity options that phones in this range possess, it's not surprising that S4 has all that can be had - 3G, WiFi, DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth and of course microUSB connectivity. What may be notable is the infrared blaster which can control electronic appliances right from the phone, thus increasing its day-to-day utility.
This powerhouse is powered by a 2600mAh worth of Li-ion battery.
The S-series is Samsung's flagship series, pricey but with the best. S4 isn't any exception, but in fact proves the rule twice over with the dual quad-core processors, unmatched display and great camera. Apart from the not bad but could be better battery, cons will have to be found in overkill, like the fullHD recording ability of the front camera. Yet all said, Samsung's attempt to deliver the very best deliverable in smartphones pays off, and if you're looking for the best in the business, your search ends right here.