Evolution, rather than revolution compared to Galaxy S III is the shortest conclusion after a detailed inspection of Galaxy S IV’s options. One of last year’s best smartphones with Android OS now has an even bigger display with a greater resolution, a better and faster processor, a more powerful battery and a ton of new software options, though it is almost identical to its predecessor when it comes to appearance.
While it could be said that the Galaxy S III was, without any doubts, one of the best Android OS smartphones at the time, Galaxy S IV has tougher competition to fight. Competitors are offering, for the first time, features that Samsung does not, like a fantastic design (HTC One) or a waterproof build (Sony Xperia Z). Without a doubt, Samsung Galaxy S IV offers the pinnacle of technology at the moment according to every criterion, and anyone who purchases it will be very pleased with their decision. However, this does not mean that they should not consider the option of being even more pleased with a rival’s model.
- Outstanding sharpness and display contrast
- Fantastic fluidity offered by the powerful chipset
- User interface with plentiful additional options
- Mass and dimensions
- Non-innovative design and familiar performance
- Poor battery life while numerous sensors are activated
- Poorly realized Air Gestures function
- Does not offer a different feeling than Galaxy S III when being used