Galaxy S4 - £419
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 is a top-end smartphone that runs of a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with Samsung's 'TouchWiz' UI. It is the successor to Samsung's popular Galaxy S3 and is an improvement in nearly every department.
This phone has a 5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 441PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy S4 has a 13MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.9GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 83 out of 100.
The Galaxy S4 has an estimated battery life of around 17 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2600mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has a removable battery and supports Qi wireless charging.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy S4 comes with 16, 32 or 64GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Galaxy S4 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Galaxy S4 is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly, It also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9502) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Galaxy S4 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Galaxy S4 is a premium handset with an excellent camera that excels in all areas. It is powerful, comes loaded with features and scores well on design. Although it has now been superseded by the Galaxy S5, it remains a strong contender and a very desirable device.