The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the phone that everybody loves. The Galaxy S4 is rich in features and has the looks. The S4 reported global sales in excess 40 Million and the 2013 Samsung Flagship device ‘sired’ its hot selling surrogate, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The S4 has a sweet number 3 spot on the best Smartphone money can buy ranking.
Enough with the biz talk, here is a quick specs tour of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the best price in Kenya.
Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
The Galaxy S4 looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset. The main difference is the larger screen and the smoother vertexes. The phone looks a generic Samsung Handset and most can recognize the device a mile away.
The annoying bit with the S4 is the plastic construction. A metal and glass exterior could work great on S4. An Aluminum Samsung Galaxy S5 was part of the S5 rumor Mill. However, that failed to substantiate. Samsung seems to have a soft spot for polycarbonate construction on their devices.
Screen Size: 5.0 inches
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 441 ppi
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
The 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution is currently the standard for flagship devices in the market. A full HD on TV is no biggie. The real deal is when it is on a Smartphone Screen. The screen appears vibrant and you will enjoy gazing at it.
The 441 ppi display found on the Galaxy S4 is more than 100 units more than that of the iPhone 5S but about 20 units shy from that of the Super Awesome HTC one.
CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM: 2 GB
GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
All factors held constant, you can never go wrong with a quad core processor. There is literally no lag time on the Samsung Galaxy S4. The S4 is so responsive that you will feel like it is part of your palm.
If you feel like this is too overwhelming, you can go for the ‘meek’ 1.7 Dual Core CPU found on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. It is worthwhile to mention that the Samsung Galaxy S4 supports USB On-the-go and USB Host and many more other features that you will love.
Internal Memory: 16/32/64 GB storage
Card Slot: Yes, up to 64GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly bean) out of the box.
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Facing Camera: 2 MP
A 2MP self-shot camera is more that perfect. Nevertheless, you can have more. If selfies are an important aspect of your life, you should definitely take a look at the 5MP front facing snapper found on the Chinese hunk, Huawei Ascend P6.
Interesting Read: Huawei Ascend P6 Review and Price in Kenya
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has one of the largest battery capacities in a Smartphone. A quirky deep sleep mode complements the Goliath of a battery. The deep sleep mode works extremely well at minimizing battery drain on the Galaxy S4.
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
Why You Should Buy the Samsung Galaxy S4
- 1080P Full HD Display
- Extremely Powerful CPU
- Powerful Battery
- Impressive 13 MP Snapper
Cons of the Samsung Galaxy S4
- Plastic Construction
- Recycled Design
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an awesome smartphone with a decent price tag. One of the sweetest things with Samsung is that unlike Apple, the prices of their previous flagship devices plummet with the launch the next flagship device.
A comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S5 is negligible. Some even compare the S5 with the two years old Samsung Galaxy S3.
An upgrade to the S5 therefore not be a feasible move. However, if you are dying to use a mobile fingerprint scanner and IP67 military grade rated device, you should definitely opt for the Galaxy S5.
Tech Trends Diary Rating
Samsung Galaxy S5: [usr 9]
Competitors of the Samsung Galaxy S5 include the iPhone 5S, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia ZL.
Best Price in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a suggested retail price of about Ksh 48,000 in Kenya.