Samsung Galaxy S4 — the king of 2013


Samsung Galaxy S is the best-known Android flagship series in the world. The Galaxy S9, released in February, is its latest flagship, but today is not about it or its latest features. We want to remember Samsung Galaxy S4 — The high-end smartphone of 2013 and its capabilities today, 5 years after it hit the shelves.


It’s no secret that the parameters of this model are quite surprising, even compared to the latest mid-range phones
  • Screen is 5 inches — neither too much nor too little. During that period, Samsung’s screens were still getting bigger, so compared to new phones, the 5-inch screen is very comfortable to use with one hand. Another great thing is the FULL HD resolution. It’s hard to believe that in 2013, an area of ​​1080×1920 pixels was already placed in a 5-inch phone. Colors are expressed very accurately, so using the phone is very pleasant.
  • Camera – 13MP at the back and 2MP at the front. Both cameras are great. When you need to take a picture, you won’t feel like you’re using an older phone, with precise focus, clear and sharp photos, and easy-to-access features to get even better shots. Admittedly, if you’re a video fanatic and aim to exceed as many expectations as possible, you may be disappointed by the lack of 4K resolution footage — the best you can squeeze out Samsung Galaxy S4 is available at 30fps in 1080p (FULL HD) mode.
  • Processor – this is the Exynos 5410 Octa with an eight-core Cortex A7 and Cortex A15 processor, the smoothness of which is ensured by 2GB of RAM memory. Although the phone is not the latest, it does not cause any problems when using various apps and surfing the Internet. Some more frugal users say that they bought the phone two years ago, and now they are about to change the battery to a new one and continue to use the phone successfully for another couple of years.
  • software – the Android version of this model is already quite old. The Samsung Galaxy S4 ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is upgradable to 5.0.1 Lollipop. Although 8.1 is the latest version of Android at the moment, 5.0.1 Lollipop still fully supports almost all apps and can be easily used today.


We’re not going to compare this model to the latest flagships, but we really want to tell you how amazing and how well-regarded this phone was when it was the latest model. The screen’s pixels are invisible to the naked eye, the camera was considered the best camera you could find on a phone at the time, and the processor was called «tank» by some. So, such a powerful phone then, is a great phone for everyday activities today.
However, there are some flaws that should not have become flaws.
2010-2013 was the Smart era. All devices were translated as smart, and the more Smart features, the more attractive that device looked. Samsung understood this and packed a lot of smart functions into the new Samsung Galaxy S4. For example, controlling the phone with a glance, browsing the Internet without even touching the screen, etc. However, these functions are interesting only when testing the phone, and in everyday life they become unnecessary very quickly.
In the end, it all ends with the fact that all the Smart toys get bored and you just turn it off. And knowing that you won’t be able to delete them, they will still take up space on your phone completely unnecessarily.
So, Samsung Galaxy S4 was and is a truly wonderful phone to which the manufacturer paid great attention. The screen, battery, power and camera won’t let you down now, and the endless Smart features might be useful for some!


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