First Thoughts on Galaxy S4 and Why You Don’t Need to Buy One!

Here’s some of my first thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S4 that was just announced officially.

First, the Galaxy S4 will ship with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Galaxy S4 Processor

Second, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Exynos 5 Octa-core 1.6Ghz processor (yes, that’s 8 cores!) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-core 1.9Ghz processor depending on the market.  But my guess is that the U.S. will get the Qualcomm (due to LTE compatibility) while the rest of the world gets the Exynos 5 Octa-core.  However, there’s a good chance that the U.S. might see the Exynos 5 Octa-core as we have seen with the Note 2, which shipped with same Exynos for the U.S. and international.

The Galaxy S4 will also come with 2GB DDR3 memory, this should be plenty for all modern applications.  Even for the latest HD games, the Galaxy S4’s processor will be fast, there’s no need for additional memory than 2GB in my opinion.

Galaxy S4 Screen

Third, the Galaxy S4 will come with a 4.99-inch Full 1080P HD 441PPI AMOLED screen.  This is the world’s first AMOLED screen for a smartphone with 1080P HD and I am sure you will not be disappointed.  That’s a nice upgrade from Galaxy S3’s 720P HD 306PPI AMOLED screen.

Galaxy S4 Storage

The Galaxy S4 will ship with 16, 32, or 64GB versions along with external microSD card slot to extend additional 64GB.  If there’s one thing Samsung is doing right, it’s storage as the consumer has the option of saving costs on storage and simply extending it later on with an external microSD card.  This is an obviously smart move yet not enough smartphone manufacturers follow the trend.

Galaxy S4 Camera

The Galaxy S4 will ship with a whopping 13 megapixel back camera and 2 megapixel camera, capable of running simultaneously in dual-mode for recording and video chatting.  This follows the trend of many other smartphone makers like LG and it’s a good one.  We will have to actually do a hands-on and compare with other smartphones but the specs live up to it.

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2 Responses

  1. markbc says:

    Thanks Max. . . great review . . .entertaining and informative. Battery replacement *IS* really important and I also don’t understand HTC and others which don’t get that.

    Your point that many of the improvements are software that will filter down to the S3, and even the S2 is great news.

    My Galaxy S2 was great when I got it and still is perfect for my needs –rooted with all the newest features (so far 😉 If we can get some of the S4 features. . .well, I may never buy another phone!

    thanks again

  2. Cshadrucksimms says:

    Will you post when mods are made so note 2 can have all s4 features?