Featured user review Samsung Galaxy S 4 (7-16-13)

The PhoneDog
Mascot from Charleston, SC
Published: July 16, 2013

Even with movement in the top three this week, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 held on strong to the People's Choice #2 spot on the Official Smartphone Rankings.

"Great All-in-One package"  By NATHANIEL WILLIAM on 7/16/13

The 1080p FHD Super AMOLED display is gorgeous. Colours pop, details are crisp and sharp, viewing angles are good, and has sufficient brightness for outdoor use.

Rarely do phone calls, but never had any call quality issues. Earpiece could be a little bit louder especially when being in noisy environments.

Battery life is good, but on heavy use, still needs to be recharged at least twice a day. At least the provided charger is at 2A, which means the phone charges exceptionally fast.

Design could do a little tweaks. The back should be less reflective and less prone to scratches. No complaints on the plastic build, but I do wish it was at least a little bit more premium. Despite being a big and powerful device, it is still easy to operate with one hand, is thin and exceptionally light. Nice to carry around.

Storage space could be more. Apps run fluidly and the stock player is good. The gallery is also neat and the phone supports plenty of media formats.

Display 5/5
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 4/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 4/5

Overall 4.4

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