As you probably know the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 is the international version of the new flagship smartphone of the popular South Korean smartphone maker. The terminal was officially unveiled mid-March during a press conference held in New York, and it is Samsung’s attempt to bite an even larger chunk of iPhone’s market share.
When it comes to the display of the Samsung Galaxy S4, learn that the smartphone fits into the trend of the 2013 Android smartphone market, bringing a full HD 5-inch touch panel. We are talking about a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 44i ppi pixel density, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 is underpinned by the company’s proprietary Exynos 5 Octa chipset that was introduced in January 2013 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Exynos 5 Octa SoC is based on four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz that are responsible for the tasks that require more processing power (video playback, web browsing, gaming) and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz for the basic tasks and meant to improve the battery life of the device. The Exynos 5 Octa chipset also comes with a tri-core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU that is expected to provide a performance somewhere between the iPad 3 and iPad 4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is 136.6 mm tall, 69.8 mm wide, and 7.9 mm thin, while weighing 130 grams. The new smartphone continues the design lines of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, while bringing some improvements like a thinner bezel around the display and a metallic belt around the edges. As usual, Samsung used plastic for its flagship smartphone, and a removable back lit that gives you access to the 2,600 mAh battery. There are three internal storage options for the Samsung Galaxy S4: 16, 32, and 64 GB, expandable using the microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB.
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 packs 2 GB of RAM, an impressive 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 many other goodies like full HD video recording with dual-video recording. The front facing camera has a 2.0 megapixel sensor and records full HD videos, which makes it an ideal tool for video chat.
The connectivity features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 include 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC chip, infrared port, and microUSB.
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Nature UX on top of it, but if you already got tired of it you can find a selection of both official and custom ROMs for the SGS4 in the update section of our website. Learn that all the Samsung Galaxy S4 update procedures have been tested by our writers and all work flawlessly. You should also know that certain ROMs require a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500, so we are also inviting you to visit the Root section of our website.By Alex Dumitru