The Korean brand Samsung has been a prominent name in the field of technologies. May it be a television, camera, or phone, Samsung has a way to satisfy its customers. The series of Galaxy S phones started in 2010 and the company has not stopped to improve this line of smartphone ever since. The fastest moving inventory of the company is the Samsung Galaxy S III. The sale of this specific model hit the 40 million mark last January 2013—a fast pace for a gadget which was just released last May 2012. All of this rooted to the deep pool of marketing budget that Samsung has allocated to take over the products of Apple. Now that Samsung has released its latest version of Galaxy phone, let us see what this gadget has in store for gadget enthusiasts.
Aside from the improved ergonomics of Samsung S4, this phone has changed its design. The casing is now made of glossy plastic material. This is part of the plan of Samsung to manufacture their upcoming products in plastic. Yes, people may be alarmed that plastic may not be the most exciting material to be used in a top line smartphone, but Samsung was still able to give the “premium look and feel”, even with plastic. Though, the plastic casing attracts fingerprints but it is a no biggie.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is sporting a 5-inch screen with a high definition AMOLED display. This gives the smartphone a better display which would be loved by the users. The speakers will be spotted at the lower left part of the back of the smart phone while the jack for the micro USB charger will be at the bottom part and the earphone jack will be at the top. While the power switch will be seen at the right side and the volume switch at the left.
Customizable work screen
Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 which has the latest Android features. However, the TouchWiz Nature UX remains unchanged but has some new looks. You will be able to feel the extremely fluid movements of the items in your screen. And you get to change the widgets and icons on your screen—yes, it’s that customizable. This is highly beneficial when you use your gadget for work, such as checking your RingCentral virtual office, and play (Candy Crush, anyone?) at the same time.
Look up to scroll up
This feature was produced first by Samsung—the innovative eye scroll and pause features that were added to Galaxy S4. The Smart Scroll (the official name of this feature) allows the user to scroll through a webpage and messages without lifting a finger. All you need is to roll your eyeballs and you will be able to see the next part of your message. This feature will be reading your eyeball movement as well as the tilting of your head. Users can choose which apps it will be used to and adjust the sensitivity of the Smart scroll. The Smart Pause is also a new feature that stops the video that you are watching whenever it detects that you are looking away.
Smartphones with advanced features usually have a short battery life. But that is not the case with Samsung Galaxy S4. With its monstrous 2600 mAh battery, you can enjoy a whole day of Internet browsing and playing games. And if you use your smartphone in moderation, its battery life can even reach up to two full days.
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