The Samsung Galaxy S3 was undoubtedly the most notorious handset launched last year. The predecessor to the Samsung Galaxy S4 was the only handset ever made that can compete with Apple iPhone 5. The success of the device let to the upsurge in the popularity of Samsung in the smartphone tally. Even for a brief period of time the Samsung Galaxy S4 was coveted as the best selling phone in number of countries. Now the South Korean giant is back in fashion with yet another stupendous offering in the form of Galaxy S4. Yes, the device has been launched in the Indian market, and currently retails for Rs.41, 500 for 16GB version.
The high-end smartphone is expected to sell as many as 10 million units in its first month. Today, Samsung is organizing a special event to be held in Bangalore. Reason for organizing an event is to release the very charming Galaxy S4 in India's Silicon valley. GizBot has come up with a comparison between the successor and its predecessor. Is it worthy to invest your hard earned money to grab the Galaxy S4? Take a deep look into the feature story.
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3
The year 2013 should be the year of Samsung, and of course, the ultimate Galaxy S4. The handset is pretty in every sense, but it would be wrong to call the device as 'revolution '. Samsung says it's a new to see a smartphone. Yes, the handset carries some weight, but it is right to call the S4 as an evolution. Or it would be better to call Samsung Galaxy S3S. Anyways, the device is new in the market, and its features are just perfect to stay on the top.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a monster as it carries a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1,920 X 1080 pixels (441ppi). The screen size is big, bold, and super crisp. In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S3, that device has a 4.8-inch 720p HD display with 306ppi. However, there is hardly any difference visible, when you compare the two screens side -by-side. On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S4 won.
Talking about the design part, Samsung didn't went for complete design change rather marched ahead with S3 pebble design. Now the screen size is bigger, and the Galaxy S4 looks a lot similar to the S2. You can call the new Galaxy S4, is a fusion of Galaxy S2 and S3. Samsung has once again applied its same old formula - to make its high-devices from cheap bendable plastic. It is thinner, and lighter than its predecessor at 133g. The company has given a reason, but these days its arch rivals have moved away from polycarbonate plastic design, and now fully rely on aluminum chassis. However, the Samsung Galaxy S4 still appealing, and looks absolutely stunner in its own sense.
Now comes an important ingredient, and it should not be missed at all. The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs Exynos Octa-Core processor inside. It's an 8-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The original Samsung Galaxy S3 was quite beefy too with 1.5-GHz Quad-Core processor along with 1GB of RAM. Thus, it is right to say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 boats world's most powerful chip.
The internal storage medium is unchanged. Both Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 come with 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage. Yes, Samsung has given an option to expand the memory size via microSD card.
In the imaging department, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 13-mega pixel rear shooter along with 2.1MP front facing camera. While its predecessor had an 8-mega pixel rear camera and 1.9-mega pixel front facing camera. What's so special about the former handset is that its camera has better software capabilities when compared to the S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. While the Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is speculated that both devices can be upgraded to Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie) by the end of 2013.
The South Korean giant managed to come up with 2,600mAh large battery that goes into the S4. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has 2,100mAh battery fitted inside. It is be seen how the battery performs in case of the Galaxy S4, as it has better quality display and uses Octa-Core processor. Note: Both devices flaunt removable batteries. Are you listening HTC?
Samsung manufactured Galaxy S4 has better hardware capabilities than its predecessor. The tech vendor also worked hard to make the device, a software heaven. Here are the software additions that are missing from the Galaxy S3. Have a look!
New TouchWiz UX interface
- Air View
- Air Gestures
- S Heath
- S Translators
- Samsung Knox
- Samsung Home Sync
- Sound and Shot
- Drama Shot
It is believed that Samsung could bring these above mentioned features to the Galaxy S3 via software update.
Finally, let's talk about the pricing. Surely, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest heaven on the earth, so the pricing should be on a higher side. The 16GB version of S4 costs you Rs.41, 500, while the 16GB version of S3 now costs just Rs. 30,345, in the Indian market. Stay tuned to GizBot.