Samsung Galaxy S 4 Is Today's Best Smartphone: 10 Reasons why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-05-23 Print this article Print

NEWS ANALYSIS: Debates rage over which smartphone is the best on the market. But only one can take the prize: the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

5. Samsung is dedicated to quality

Samsung has done one of the best jobs in the Android space of delivering a product that delivers real quality to its users. There’s hardly a word mentioned about break downs in the Galaxy S 4 or trouble with it operating as expected. Consumer Reports has even discovered that it’s very reliable. From a quality perspective, the Galaxy S 4 holds up.

6. The iPhone 5 is a non-starter

When evaluating today’s smartphones, a decision eventually comes down to choosing between the Galaxy S 4 and the iPhone 5. But the trouble is, the iPhone 5 really only wins out if someone wants access to iOS or the Apple App Store. On every other front—including processor speed, camera functionality, screen size, and more—the Galaxy S 4 wins. If an advanced, high-powered smartphone is what a customer is after, choosing the iPhone 5 over the Galaxy S 4 makes no sense.

7. The same goes for the HTC One

The HTC One is being touted as the best competitor to the Galaxy S 4. And for good reason. The device comes with a big display, ample processing power and a nice design. But it took that handset about a month to sell 5 million units. Samsung’s handset doubled that in the same period. HTC hasn’t seized consumers’ attention in the same way as the Galaxy S 4.

8. Take Google’s word for it

Google could have chosen any device to lead its Nexus line into the summer, but at the I/O Conference recently, the company announced that it would offer the Galaxy S 4 as its next Nexus-qualified device. If Google acknowledges that it’s the best handset on the market, why shouldn’t everyone else?

9. It justifies its value

One of the key selling points of the Galaxy S 4 is that it actually justifies its value to customers. As noted above, it comes with a wide array of truly powerful components. And at $199.99 with a two-year contract, it’s a far better value than the comparably underpowered iPhone that ships for the same price. In terms of value, there’s no beating the Galaxy S 4.

10. It finds a way to be mobile-friendly

We started this one out talking about the Galaxy S 4’s big display, and saying that it was ideal for most consumers. Mobile users, however, are sometimes concerned with devices that have such big displays because they wonder if the handset is mobile enough and easy to handle. Well, at just 7.9mm thick, it’s certainly no trouble to throw it into a pocket or purse. Since it only weighs 130 grams, it’s not too heavy. Samsung has found a way to make the Galaxy S 4 both huge and mobile. Nice.

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