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

NEWS ANALYSIS: Many have tried to match the Galaxy S 4, but at least so far, the handset can't be beaten by any other Android smartphone.


The Android ecosystem is dominating the mobile landscape. From Google on the software side to Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola on the hardware side, the companies competing in the Android space are doing an extremely good job at beating up on BlackBerry and giving Apple a real run for its money. Android, in other words, is the tops in the marketplace for a number of reasons.
But within each marketplace, there's always one company that stands above the rest. And as of this writing—and likely for the foreseeable future—that company is Samsung.

Starting with the company's Galaxy S2 and on down to its latest launch, the Galaxy S 4, Samsung has been offering some of the finest handsets available in the entire mobile space, let alone the Android ecosystem. And the company's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, is the very best option for any consumer or enterprise customer.

Read on to find out why Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is today's very best Android handset.

1. Apple has validated Samsung

Branding matters in the mobile phone market. Consumers and enterprise users need to be convinced that particular mobile device makers will deliver consistently strong products. Apple is one of those companies that does that. But by targeting Samsung so heavily in lawsuits around the world, the iPhone maker has validated Samsung as its arch-nemesis and thus, its chief market rival. In other words, Apple has practically told the world that it's worried about Samsung's high-quality products. And customers have listened.

2. Samsung has proven its worth

At the same time, Samsung needs to be given credit. Like every other company in the Android marketplace, it's only selling devices that it hopes customers will like. Unlike HTC, Motorola and many others, however, Samsung has been delivering the kind of products that customers are immediately drawn to. In other words, Samsung has proven itself in customers' eyes.

3. That big screen matters

Getting to the Galaxy S 4, it's hard to not point out that the device's 5-inch display could be a major selling point for customers. The device's display is huge compared with the iPhone 5's 4-inch display, and although companies like HTC have been offering 4.7-inch screens, the extra 0.3 inches matter quite a bit.

4. A solid Siri competitor

Samsung's Siri competitor S Voice is probably not as strong in terms of its feature as Apple's Siri, but it comes close. The best part is it's a proprietary offering that Android competitors can't bundle with their own products. In a world where being Apple-like matters greatly, Samsung is doing an awfully good job of doing just that.

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a longtime freelance contributor to several technology and business publications. Over his career, Don has written about everything from geek-friendly gadgetry to issues of privacy...