Samsung Galaxy S 4 Is Today's Best Android Smartphone

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-06-24 Print this article Print

5. Samsung's software is superior

Although it might seem like all Android devices would be equal when it comes to software, Samsung is taking a different tack. Samsung tosses its own Android flavor atop the standard operating system, allowing it to customize the experience and bring out some features that other products don't have. Samsung has essentially turned an open platform into a proprietary experience. Some people might say it's a mistake to go this proprietary route. But it's working for Samsung.

6. A fully integrated environment

Like Apple, Samsung has realized that in order to be successful in the mobile market, it needs to offer several complementary applications that help customers do more than just surf the Web and buy apps. That's why the company's mobile devices, including the Galaxy S 4, come with several bundled products, like its Samsung Apps marketplace along with a video and music store. It's a fully integrated environment.

7. A phone that you can use all day

There are some devices, like the BlackBerry Z10, that are useful during the workday, but are of limited value after leaving the office. Products like the HTC One are great when home, but not so nice when at work. The Galaxy S 4, however, has the whole day covered. The device comes with ample security and enterprise-friendly features to appeal to the IT department, but can also double as an entertainment companion when away from the office. That's a huge plus in today's always-connected mobile environment.

8. Serious storage

Although the Galaxy S 4 comes with the customer's choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of space, it also has a micro slot that owners can use to bundle another 64GB of storage. In other words, out of the box, the Galaxy S 4 can store 128GB of content. That's a massive improvement over the vast majority of Android devices that typically only support 32GB of space. And that's probably why customers are so keen on buying Samsung's device.

9. There's an eight-core processor out there

Although it's not currently available in the U.S., Samsung offers an octa-core processor in the Galaxy S 4 that is blazingly fast. For all others, the company's quad-core processor is far superior to nearly all chips available in other devices. In either version, the Galaxy S 4's processor is impressive.

10. What a camera!

Samsung shocked the world earlier this year when it showed off the Galaxy S 4 and announced that it comes with a 13-megapixel camera. Better yet, it features an outstanding lens and is capable of capturing absolutely stunning photos that can be blown up to be displayed on a wall or as a portrait. Yes, the Galaxy S 4's camera is that good.

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