Getting my hands on a Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S4 was such an awesome experience while having my fingers exploring through its screen was such a blessing with sucnh an excitement. As a whole the Galaxy S4 GTI9500 16GB that I am using now, itself looked stylish (I had mine a top plastic cover protector) and slightly thinner compared to Galaxy S3.
Let’s look at the general specification of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I am using now :
2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 . 4G: LTE (market dependent)
Micro-SIM, 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, Weight 130 g (4.59 oz), Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5410, GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3, Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, External Memory: microSD, up to 64 GB, Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, Stand By: (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G), Talk Time: (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G)
Entertainment & Features
Sensor: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Radio: No, Browser: HTML5, Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Wireless charging (market dependent)
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
– Air gestures
– Dropbox (50 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
Camera & Video
Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Secondary: Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call, Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec., Feature: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detec.
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density), Multi Touch: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sound & Music
Loud Speaker: Voice 70dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 77dB, 3.5mm jack: Yes, Radio: No
As a food blogger myself I just fall for Galaxy 4 beacuse with the 13 Mpixel camera with an f/2.2 lens it’s not bad at all in broad daylight, taking sharp images with lots of detail and low noise especially when snapping food shots. As for its video at 1080p also able to perform well while the microphone captures sound reasonably well. I just love the incopersted photo filter which consist of photo rotation, picture crop, crendering of colours, adding effectt, potrait, adding stickers drawing onto the photo and even frame up your photo.
As for photography mode, one can even pick using function like the auto mode, beauty face, best photo, best face, sound & shot, drama, animated photo, rich tome(HDR), eraser, panorama, sports and night which is really brilliant. This add more flavour into my photography play.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Drama Shot that can take up to a hundred shots in just 4 seconds and mesh into a collage will be truly handy for my foodie session especially when capturiing the chef in action in the kitchen, Yes truly handy and exciting, defintely something ner when comes to blog insertion.
I found the Samsung Dual Shot can be truly intrigging. Putting two different shots in one photo can be exciting to play with.
When I was introduced to this Samsung Story Album, I was send off crazy with such awesome delight. As you know every restaurant that I walk-in, I will come out with dozens of food shots and putting them into an album according to each venue can be wholesome. Every food abum tells a story, brilliant
Another function that Samsung GAlaxy S4 worth millions is the Samsung Air Gesture that allows you to motion your hand to browse your phone. It is truly brilliant and so fun to use. I just love it.
There is another function on my Samsung Galaxy S4 that caught my attention, the Samsung S Health. and it monitors your fitness levels during workouts and during the day. Well this Samsung S Health will definitely trick me to head back to gym soon since the absence from my university time long ago. This I will report to you the soonest.
There are many things still need my fingers to fondle on this babe, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and I will be reporting on them to you the soonest. Be back with more, Sidney Kan !