Samsung Galaxy S 4 Is as Familiar as It Is Feature-Packed

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-03-15 Print this article Print
Samsung Introduces the Galaxy S 4

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy S 4

The Galaxy S 4 is the first Galaxy S device to be introduced on U.S. soil. At Radio City Music Hall in New York, Samsung gave the smartphone what it perhaps thought was a proper U.S. introduction: There was singing, tap dancing, a full orchestra. "Don't get me started on the skits. ... What a travesty," one analyst told eWEEK. Here, JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's IT and Mobile Communications division, addresses the packed house. (Credit: Samsung Mobile)


Samsung officially unveiled its newest flagship device, the Galaxy S 4, at New York City's Radio City Music Hall March 14. At a glance, what's expected to be Samsung's next major moneymaker could pass for its previous model. While the Galaxy S 4 is ever-so-slightly thinner than the S III, it's exactly the same length and nearly the same width, though with a thinned-down bezel that enabled Samsung to replace the 4.8-inch display with a 1920 by 1080p 5-inch model. Also, again like the S III, the S 4 is jam-packed with features—more features than any one person can or will use, leaving individuals to decide what they like and dismiss the rest. This may be a selling point. Some features, according to early users, don't work perfectly, or need a little time to get used to. Not everyone wants their phone to stare at their eyeballs so that they don' t miss a moment of the video that's playing. And that's fine. What's left, when the super high-tech (or some might say slightly kooky) features are set aside is a very solid device: a gorgeous display, a 13-megapixel camera, an eight-core processor and the very latest Android software. See for yourself.


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