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Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone

 
Approximate retail price:
$550
Summary:

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is a smartphone that runs on the Android operating system. It has a 5-inch touch-screen display, a 12.8-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

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About - Samsung Galaxy S 4

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is a smartphone that runs on the Android operating system. It has a 5-inch touch-screen display, measures 5.4 by 2.7 by 0.3 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces.

The Galaxy S 4 has a 12.8-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, DLNA, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

This Samsung phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 16GB of built-in memory and supports memory cards of up to 64GB.

About This Brand

Samsung is well known for its innovative designs and has one of the largest lineups of smartphones that run on the Windows and Android operating systems. Samsung smartphones have among the industry's most advanced technologies the Android platform has to offer. They include a feature that lets you interact with two apps simultaneously on one screen.  For instance, you can watch a video while viewing an e-mail, or you can use Google Maps and messaging. The front-facing cameras on many Samsung models monitor your eyes while you're reading a Web page or other documents to prevent the screen from timing out. Notable lines include the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.

Features & Specs - Samsung Galaxy S 4
info Other providers Credo Mobile, Straight Talk, U.S. Cellular, Ting
info Total storage provided (GB) 16
info Camera (megapixels) 12.8
info Camera recording resolution 1080p
info Touch screen Yes
info QWERTY keyboard Yes
info Document editing Yes
info Music player Yes
info Voice command Yes
info GPS navigation Yes
info LTE Yes
info Wi-Fi Web, data
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User Reviews - Samsung Galaxy S 4
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Overall Very Good
8/14/2015
Pros
Battery Life
Fast
Good display
Reliable
Cons
Setting Default Apps
Best Uses
Email
Internet Browsing
Text
Comment:
I use the phone mainly for my business; reading emails, texts, and Internet. (I hardly use it for phone calls!). In general, it suits my needs. One thing I have not been able to figure out is how to set up default apps. The instructions are not clear and Samsung's user manual is useless. For example, if I have a pdf file to read, I have 2 or 3 apps that can read it and the phone asks which I want. If I select the always this one option I get a cryptic process to set as default. Not user friendly. Otherwise works well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Delicate!
8/7/2015
Pros
Cons
Controls For Temperature
Very Long Battery Life
Best Uses
Fragile
Memory Leak
Often Butt Dials
Swype Corrects Word Badly
Vibration A Single Buzz
Comment:
I've been more careful with this phone than any other, yet I've had to had it returned twice. The first time was within the 15 day warranty period (speaker stopped working so could make no calls at all), the second was a little over a year in (Stopped recieving calls at all). I had to reset the phone to factory default multiple times before they would replace the phone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Buyer Beware
7/30/2015
Pros
Email integration
Fast charging
Picture Quality
Cons
Battery life
Customer Support
Os Freezes At Times
sim card issues
Best Uses
Email Integration
Making Calls
Comment:
Switched from iPhone to Galaxy S4 and what a nightmare. Began having issues with SIM card not being recognized and not being able to send MMS messages. After several SIM card replacements it was deemed the phone was defective and a replacement (refurbished of course) was received. Within 1 month of replacement the same issues resurfaced. Several tech support people explained that there was a Bad Batch of S4's and this was a known issue with the S4. However, despite knowing there is a Bad Batch of S4's, Samsung refuses to make good on the product unless it is under warranty (apparently it doesn't matter that this is on-going). It will be my first and last Samsung smartphone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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