Last month, at Mobile World Congress tech fair, besides introducing the Galaxy S5 flagship, Samsung has also unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition, which is a Galaxy S4 that borrows the faux leather back of the Galaxy Note 3.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released on the market in less than a month, the South Korean phone maker thought it would benefit from releasing the Galaxy S4 Black Edition in the UK. The smartphone has been made available for purchase at price of £499.89, and, for the time being Phones 4U is the only British retailer to have it in their portfolio.
Given that Clove and Unlockd-Mobiles UK retailers hinted they will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 at £549, I not sure whether the faux leather back of the Galaxy S4 Black Edition is worth £500 pounds. I know the S4 looks great with the back of the Note 3, but even so it’s not wroth purchasing it now, while you can wait less than a month and buy a newer model for £50 more.
As I was mentioning above, aside the faux leather back, there’s no difference between the S4 Black Edition and the S4 launched by Samsung early 2013, therefore you’ll get a 1080p 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, microSD slot, 13 MP primary cam, 2 MP secondary cam, and a 2,600 mAh battery.