Samsung’s star is shining bright thanks to the upcoming release of the Galaxy S IV, the newest member of its phone family. The Galaxy S4 boasts a number of upgrades and new features that just might make it the biggest star in the smartphone universe.
Here are five big reasons why you should pick up the Samsung Galaxy S IV when it goes on sale in mid-April and hang up on the Apple iPhone 5:
Bigger is better
When considering a switch to the new Samsung phone, it is important to focus on the big picture, specifically, its large screen. The Galaxy S IV boasts a 5-inch screen, which is 56 percent larger than the 4-inch screen found on the iPhone 5. Samsung managed to increase the size of its display while making the phone itself slightly smaller than its previous Galaxy model. Though the Galaxy S 4 is physically larger, it is not noticeably heavier than the iPhone 5. And it is just as thin as the Apple product.
The Galaxy S4 not only looks bigger, it looks better, too. The new model has the highest-definition display available, 1080p. The iPhone 5 display is just 640p, not quite reaching basic high-definition resolution of 720p. The sharper display will definitely make a difference when viewing video. Photos, too: the newest Galaxy comes with a 13-megapixel camera, significantly better than the 8-megapixel camera on the Apple phone.
The Galaxy S IV not only looks good, it is smart, to. The new phone will have greater sensitivity, to both users eyes and fingers. The phone can pause a video when it determines a user is looking away from the screen. And the device can be used without even touching it: simply hovering and moving the fingers above the screen will be enough to access some apps and features. Users will be able to operate the cameras on the front and the back of the unit at the same time, for photos and video. This feature will allow for video calling as well. And users will continue to be able to share data between phones without any connection, unlike the iPhone 5.
A lot in store
Regarding internal storage, the new Galaxy S IV will have the same options as the iPhone 5, with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options. The Samsung phone’s memory can be expanded, thanks to its memory-card slot. The Apple phone has no such slot. The Samsung Galaxy S IV has a faster and larger processor than the iPhone 5, and it holds twice the RAM (2GB compared with 1GB).
A powerful choice
To handle the new features, the Galaxy S 4 packs a big battery, one almost twice the size of the iPhone 5, according to Samsung’s specs. The Galaxy has an Octa-Core processor, with one half handling larger tasks and the other smaller tasks, thereby reducing battery drain.
Looks, style, speed, smarts and power: Add them together and the result is the Galaxy S IV, a leap forward in the evolution of the smartphone.
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This article was written by Wayne Johnson, a smartphone enthusiast and blogger for bestincellphones.com. He enjoys sharing his reviews on mobile phone plans and shopping for the best offers. Please visit the site to see more cell phone deals from your favorite national carriers and find out what’s currently on sale.