Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2013 and the new flagship of the South Korea-based company was officially in March during an Unpacked event held in New York. The analysts predict that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will become the best selling Android smartphone of the year and the company’s officials say expect 100 million SGS4 units to be shipped in 2013.
The technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 recommend it as one of the most powerful smartphones to see the light of day in 2013. Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a pixel density of 441 ppi, and full HD resolution.
As you probably know, the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 is the international version of the device, boasting an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor with four 1.6 GHz Cortex A15 cores (for the tasks that require more processing power) and four 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 cores (for the basic tasks). By fitting both powerful and battery-friendly cores on the same chipset, Samsung aims to provide the best balance between high processing power and long battery life. The Exynos 5 Octa chipset also comes with a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 graphics processing unit that is expected to perform somewhere between an iPad 3 and an iPad 4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, and 1080p@30fps video recording, while the secondary camera has a 2 megapixel sensor. The rest of Galaxy S4 technical specs sound interesting, as well: 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage with microSD card slot (up to 64 GB), all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, HSPA+, NFC chip, infrared port, and a 2,600 mAh battery.
In case you were wondering, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 136.6 mm tall, 69.8 mm wide, and only 7.9 mm thine, while weighing 130 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and the South Korean company has fitted its proprietary Nature UX interface on top of it. Even though the Galaxy S4 comes packed with interesting software features, some of you might want to try custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, AOKP, or ParanoidAndroid. But in order to flash a custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you will need to root it. In the Samsung Galaxy S4 root section of our website you will find all the tutorials you need in order to get root access on your device.
You should also want to know that rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 will void the warranty, but, fortunately, you will be able to restore the warranty by installing a stock ROM, which can be found in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Update section of our website.By Alex Dumitru