Samsung Galaxy S4 Physical In-depth Review




Samsung Galaxy S4 Physical In-depth Review

I can’t count on my fingers the number of smartphones that passed on my hand last year and for how long I have played and used them. This 2013, I have so many phones to play on and I am so excited about it. But for the mean time, I will just allow myself to take a look on the new Samsung Galaxy S4.

There were so many rumors but I guess I had a really great glimpse on it last March 14th when Samsung released the new Galaxy S4 in New York.

It was really a stressful day in New York but my nerve-racking experience was replaced with a heavenly feeling when I laid my hands on the phone after the cheesy and boring announcements.

Look and Feel

As for the look and feel of the device, I say that is it still plastic and it is on a non-textured glossy back that has got an interesting dimension which they called white frost that has a little pattern on it. I actually like the new feeling of it.

As compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, they changed around the position of the flash. Also they changed the place of the speaker to the bottom of the phone. I would actually prefer that they kept it at the top beside the camera because there is a less possibility that the speaker will get obstructed by the hand.

Front and back buttons

As for the buttons, they do have the exact look as always, the only funny thing is that the sides of the phone look really metallic but it is actually not, it is still plastic which is a little bit disappointing. I would really suggest that they try metal this time to make it more sophisticated and premium.

The home and capacitive buttons still got the same positions. At the top of the phone, they got something new; to the very far right of the phone is the 2 megapixel front-facing camera. On the right side of the earpiece are the proximity sensors which will turn off the phone screen whenever you are holding it on to your ear when you got a call, so that you don’t disturb the display buttons.

On the opposite side is a new sensor which they call the infrared gesture sensor. That way you could just brush your hands without touching the phone and it will just turn pages up and down when you are browsing the webpages or checking out images on your gallery.

On the bottom of the phone you see the microphone which is used for voice calls. I actually like what they did with the bottom portion of the phone because the ridge is like a bezel that protects the gorilla glass 3 on the device.

On the top are the headphone jack, a microphone and an infrared blaster, so that you can control the TV and what not, which is really a popular trend.

I was actually shocked as how light the phone really was. You are like playing with a lighter Samsung Galaxy S3. It is also thinner that you feel like texting on a credit card.

All in all the look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is really perfect especially for those who are fascinated with large phones like me. I do recommend it and will give some in depth review on the display and the functionalities of the phone on my next post. I hope that you guys really like it!



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