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

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.

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 has become what so many other Android smartphones had hoped to be: the device that millions of consumers and even some enterprise customers want to buy.

The handset comes with a 5-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE service. With up to 64GB of onboard storage and a design that has put Apple on notice that it’s a true competitor to worry about, the handset is outstanding.

It’s no surprise, then, that Samsung recently announced that Galaxy S 4 sales have topped 10 million in fewer than 30 days, easily besting the previous Galaxy record set by its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S 4 is also the fastest-selling Android-based smartphone to-date, making it the de facto leader in the mobile space.

Simply put, the Galaxy S 4 has earned its spot as the most popular smartphone on the today’s market because, well, it’s the best smartphone on the market. Apple’s iPhone, the HTC One, and the BlackBerry Z10 have nothing on the Galaxy S 4. And it’s about time Samsung receives the accolades it deserves.

Read on to find out why the Galaxy S 4 is today’s best smartphone:

1. What a beautiful display

Once a person holds the Galaxy S 4 in their hands, they’ll find that it’s one of the most special devices, from a visual perspective to ever hit the market. The device’s 5-inch screen shows colors and fast movement beautifully, and with a 441 pixels per inch, it’s a higher HD than anything the average person has seen. It’s downright gorgeous.

2. Listen to the consumers

Perhaps consumers can help determine what smartphone is truly best for the average person. After all, if 10 million Galaxy S 4 units were sold during its first 30 days of availability, that means the devices has impressed a lot of people in a short period of time. It’s a sign that Samsung truly understands consumers.

3. Samsung’s software features

Samsung doesn’t simply stick with the standard version of Android in its handsets. Instead, the company delivers its own interface on top of the operating system, called TouchWiz. The idea is to make it seem like it’s a unique version of Android. And with help new software features, like a touchless interface that doesn’t require direct input from a finger, the Galaxy S 4 is an impressive device.

4. A design that customers like

Between the Galaxy S 3 and the S 4, not much changed in terms of product design – just a few key new features. But that’s OK. Samsung has found that people like its product design, since it’s easy to fit into a pocket and it compares nicely to the iPhone 5. Why fix something that isn’t broken?

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...