Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications Review
Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts a super large 5.0” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which is equipped with many features including Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Multitouch support, TouchWiz UI, Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, and Gesture sensor. The screen looks amazing with a high resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. You will meet two kinds of processor for the S4: quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU.
For the operating system, Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) is installed in this phone. You will enjoy a lot of space to store your data and files as it offers 16/32/64 GB of internal storage (optional) and supports memory card up to 64 GB. The connectivity features consist of: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE; NFC; microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host; and Infrared port.
The Galaxy S4 is attached with 13 MP camera on the rear side of its body. The camera features autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, and video recording capability (1080p@30fps). On the front panel, you can also find a secondary 2 MP camera that can be used for video calling.
There are still many other features included in this phone such as: GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS; Email; Push Mail; Instant Messaging; RSS; Internet browser; 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; Organizer; 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); and more.
Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)
How to Update/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Software?
Samsung Galaxy S4 can be upgraded to the latest Android software version. There are different ways to update your phone software.
- Over the air. Download the update straight to your phone. Note that this option is operator-dependant – not all operators offer over the air updates.
- Use a cable to connect your phone to a computer. You need Samsung Kies Application installed on your computer.
Upgrading/Updating Galaxy S4 over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air FOTA) service. On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More → About device → Software update → Update.
Upgrading/Updating Galaxy S4 Android Software with Samsung Kies
Launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically recognizes the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for details on how to upgrade.
- Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is upgrading.
- While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer. Doing so may interfere with the update process.