Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

Verge Review

The Android device story has followed a predictable pattern for the past few years: Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony release top-tier hardware to carriers the world over, with their own proprietary software layered over Android. Google, meanwhile, partners with one of those companies to release a Nexus phone running “pure” Android software, usually without carrier support and usually on hardware that doesn’t feel quite up to snuff. This year, two flagship phones, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One,...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.31 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.99 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.2.2

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.38 inches
Width 2.75 inches
Thickness 0.31 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White, Black
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.99 inches
Technology Super AMOLED HD
Pixel arrangement RGBG (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 1920 px
Resolution (X) 1080 px
PPI 441
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

CDMA Yes
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
LTE Yes
LTE frequencies supported 700, 1900
Max WWAN downlink speed 100 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming AllShare

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon 600
Clock speed 1.9 GHz
Number of cores 4

Memory

RAM size 2 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 64 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 2 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p

Rear Camera

Resolution 13 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.2.2

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, MHL

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Infrared

Battery

Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Yes
Wireless charging Yes

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by MitchMatey (Currently owns)

    I really love the Stock Android version of this phone. Its slick, great display, and has the battery life of my dreams. Touch Wiz was absolutely horrible, and this Stock Android made it all better. Some things may be missed out, but in the long run, Stock Android is better. There isn't much I can say more, it is just truly exceptional.

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    • Design 8
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    • Camera(s) 7
    • Reception / call quality 8
    • Performance 8
    • Software 9
    • Battery life 10
    • Ecosystem 8
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