Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

The latest in the popular line of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, the Galaxy S4 ups the ante with a larger 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2600 mAh battery to match. The Google Play edition is an unlocked device featuring a stock version of Android 4.2.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 26, 2013
  • Price at launch: $599.00

What You Need To Know

  • The Google Play edition is a factory unlocked Galaxy S4 running stock Android 4.2

Verge Review

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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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