Samsung has recently launched the much awaited Galaxy S4, which is supposed to be the most enigmatic smartphone that the current mobile leader has ever produced when it comes to specifications as well as potential to crush its rival Apple iPhone5.
Though, there were a lot of speculations that Samsung might not ever be able to dampen the almost untouchable popularity of the iPhone 5, finally it can be said that Samsung has got a worthy warrior. The Galaxy S4 is braced with all the capabilities to give a hard blow to the highly worshiped iPhone 5. Thus, it is needless to say that the S4 can crush any other Android based accomplished smartphone in the market as well.
However, do not think that this is all part of the hype, as there are solid reasons behind the potential of the Galaxy S4. Recently, Primate Labs did a benchmark test to check the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the results of the test are astounding. The Galaxy S4 outshone iPhone5 by scoring twice more in the smartphone test. Reports of the Primate Labs also show that the S4 is over twice as fast as the new HTC One and its own sibling Galaxy S3.
As the report goes the Samsung Galaxy S IV is twice as fast as the Apple iPhone 5. Galaxy S4 scored 3,163 as against the Apple iPhone 5, which scored 1,596. However, according to the test scores other smartphones beat the coveted iPhone5 too, as HTC One came second with a score of 2,687, followed by LG Nexus 4 at 2,040. Samsung Galaxy S3 scored 1,717 and then came the iPhone 5 with a 1,596.
For those smartphone afficionados who want to grab a unit ahead of the anticipated Philippine release, some online retailers and shopping sites are offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 for pre-order at prices ranging from Php 25,000 to Php 35,000. Samsung Philippines has yet to announce the date of its release and its suggested retail price. Tech Pinas guessed that the new Samsung flagship phone will land in Philippine stores by the second quarter of this year, probably around next month or May. As for the price estimates, TP projects it to be at Php 32,000 to Php 33,000 price range.
The Galaxy S4 runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and sports a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution with 441PPI. The smartphone is powered by Exynos 5410 1.8GHz Octa-core processor/Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, with 2GB of RAM, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. It boasts a massive 13 megapixel rear camera with Auto-Focus along with a 2 megapixel front-facing shooter with 1080p video calling support. S4 is available in 3 storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB along with microSD card slot.
Samsung’s latest smartphone comes with an almost unending list of innovative features including Smart Eye Tracking feature, Air Gesture, S Voice Drive, S Health and a lot more to awestruck its users and keep them totally engaged.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 in photos:
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