Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date, Specs


Samsung Electronics is set to roll out their newest smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy S4 — on April 26 throughout an incredible 155 countries on multiple carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

The company unveiled their new device at an event at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday. With the phone now out in the public eye, people are beginning to get more hyped up about the upcoming device.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to be lighter, thinner and faster than the S3, which has been outselling the iPhone throughout the past year.

Many Android and Apple lovers argue over which operating device and system is the best, most user friendly, but Samsung has completely taken over the mega screen department and has made a serious push to the top of the smartphone ranks.

Personally, I love my Samsung Galaxy Note II and wouldn’t trade it in for an iPhone. Samsung’s devices are so responsive and the big screens and multi-tasking abilities make them much more user friendly and allow you to do anything you can imagine.

Here are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to six different band sets(Dependent on market)
  • Display 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • Processor 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor
  • OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera Main (Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS, Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • Video Codec MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC
  • Recording & Playback Full HD (1080p)
  • Audio Codec MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
  • Dual Camera Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call, Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports
  • Additional Features Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games, Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON, S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX (B2B only), Google Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
  • Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0, Sensor Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
  • Memory 16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • RAM 2GB
  • Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
  • Battery 2,600 mAh

Let us know: Do you prefer Android or Apple phones and will you consider picking up the Samsung Galaxy S4? Sound off in our comments section and let us know your thoughts and preferences.

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  • Adam Best

    I had a couple of new Samsung phones, and, honestly, I have to roll with Apple. And I’m a PC guy. The iPhone is just hard to beat. So practical and functional.

    • Josh Sanchez

      For me, the two factors that really make me go with Samsung is the size of the screen and ability to use Chrome and sync your Google account. I use Google for nearly everything and it is great being able to open bookmarks and tabs from phone to PC. As for the screen size, I have larger hands and I always have a hard time typing on the iPhone’s small screen. Also found the voice recognition on the Note II to be superior to Siri.

      But in the end, it’s just personal preference. They are both fantastic devices.

    • luis garcia

      I owned an iPhone 5, and I just didn’t like it, I guess it is just personal preference lie Sanchez said. By the way what Samsung phones did you own?
      Since you are a PC guy, you should know that if you get a cheap pc you will get what you pay for.

  • Sanjay Negi

    I think Samsung introduces good phones but don’t care about the design, same and same again but Samsung Galaxy S4 is having outstanding features.