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|Manufacturer Code:||GT-I9505ZKABTU / GT-I9505ZWABTU|
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|SIM FREE||Black Mist||16GB||New||£445.00||£534.00||
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the handset that everyone as been waiting for. The fourth iteration to be released in Samsung's prolific series of market-leading smartphones, the Galaxy S4 finds itself installed as the nucleus of a diverse portfolio of handsets offered by the South Korean manufacturer. It inherits the Android crown that many had assigned to its predecessor, the S3, adding a new range of features to once again take the smartphone world by storm.
Before we spend too much time looking at the hardware, though, let's take a look at some of the fantastic software developments that Samsung has made. These are what really set the Galaxy S4 apart from competitors, and there's plenty of them.
The eye tracking technology is reason enough alone to buy the Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung began integrating eye tracking technology in the Samsung Galaxy S3 with Smart Stay (also included with the Galaxy S4), which stops the screen from going to sleep while you are looking at it, and it's included some even more impressive features with the S4.
Samsung Smart Scroll is one of the most exciting features in the S4. With Smart Scroll you can navigate up and down emails and the web browser simply by looking at the screen. The Galaxy S4 recognises your face looking at the screen and the movement of your wrist and then scrolls accordingly. This builds on a feature that was introduced in the S3 - Smart Stay - which stops the screen from powering off when you are looking at it.
Samsung Smart Pause is another clever feature. Smart Pause knows when you are watching a video, so if you take your eyes off the screen it will pause playback. When you bring your eyes back to the screen, it will then start the video playing again. These are simple touches, yet the combined efficiency that they offer is what puts the S4 in a class of its own.
AirView lets you preview content without the need to touch the display of the S4. Simply hovering your finger over email, S Planner (calendar), image or video will activate the content as though you've clicked on it. You can also use zoom in on the web browser, or view a number that's been saved as a speed dial.
Another new feature called Air Gesture lets you control the handset with hand gestures. With the wave of your hand you can control music playback, navigate up and down the screen or accept an incoming call.
S Voice already provides voice control features, such as the ability to tell the camera to take photos. Samsung has now added S Voice Drive, which provides the ability to use voice commands to instruct navigation applications. Once connected to a car's Bluetooth system, the S4 automatically turns into driving mode and converts text to speech on incoming communications, ensuring you drive safely and stay within traffic laws.
Dual Camera Shot enables the simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras. This means that you can take a photo of yourself at the same time as taking a shot of a group, then blend the two together to include yourself in the photo. There are 8 different options for combining the two photos once they've been taken, so you'll never be missing from a special momet.
Dual Video Call functionality lets you receive a video call whilst also showing the person at the other end what you're looking at during the call. Samsung's ChatOn is also built in and provides the video calling service, as well as text chat and easy image sharing.
Drama Shot is an upgraded version the burst shot feature. Using Drama shot, the Galaxy S4 can take up to 100 photos in 4 seconds. The images are then displayed in an easy to mange timeline, so that you can edit or remove frames as you so wish. With this effect, you can create some great action sequences and the feature also helps to get the best possible shot when you're photographing fast moving objects.
Eraser enables you to remove unwanted objects or people from a photo. This is a great feature for improving a photo and removes the agony of that almost perfect photo that has something annoying in the backround.
Sound and Shot stores a sound clip with photos, breathing life into the image and adding to the memory of a great day.
Story Album automatically sorts your photos by certain parameters such as timeline, geo-tagging, or event-specific information. Story albums can be exported and saved on your computer through a service called Blurb.
Samsung has included an Infrared (IR) blaster with the S4, which means that you can configure it as a remote control for your television and other IR devices. Using the Samsung WatchOn app you can control TV, DVD player air conditioner and more. The app also provides an electronic programme guide and supporting content for shows.
Group Play means that users can easily share music, photos, documents and alike without the need for an internet connection.
A feature called Share Music enables you to wirelessly connect several Galaxies at once, play the same song and use the speakers of each device to create louder sound. This is a great party trick for sharing music.
Samsung has stepped up its translation offering with S Translator, which is integrated with email, text messaging and ChatOn. S Translator provides instant translations and supports speech to text and text to speech.
Samsung Optical Reader is a simply yet effective feature. It automatically recognises printed text or QR code information. It then imports the text to the Galaxy S4 device and provides translation, text and call functions.
Samsung Adapt Display adjusts the settings of the S4 to provide the best viewing experience within different applications and Samsung Adapt Sound does the same for audio play back, ensuring you always get the best performance possible from your smartphone.
Samsung is trying to look out for your best interests with its S Health app. Using data that you put into the food diary, exercise diary and sleep monitor, the handset monitors your well-being and makes suggestions accordingly. There is also a range of accompanying S Health accessories available.
The plethora of software features in the S4 are supported by equally as impressive hardware. Let's take a look at what makes the S4 such a beast of a phone.
In recent years Samsung has become well-known for pushing the boundaries of smartphone screen sizes and this results in another increase for its new flagship handset, which has a display size of 5 inches. A bigger screen needs more power of course, so the battery capacity has also been upped to 2600mAh. This is the first handset to feature a full HD Super AMOLED display, the S4 becomes the new benchmark for other high-end phones to compete with.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first ever handset to feature a full HD Super AMOLED display. Its 5" screen is 1080p with a pixel density of 441 PPI. It even works with gloves on and has the aforementioned hover capabilities to make usage easier than ever. Bright, vivid colours make movie and image viewing more enjoyable than ever - it really is a screen to be proud of and one that you'll share frequently.
Samsung has been busy developing its own Exynos chipsets and there are different models available globally including the first ever 1.6 GHz octa-core processor (model number i9500 without LTE). This international (UK) model i9505 with LTE is powered by a 1.9GHz Qualcomm quad-core and 2GB DDR3 RAM, stepping up performace when it comes to resource-heavy tasks such as playing games. There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most powerful handset on the market.
Samsung has stepped up the camera capabilities of the Galaxy S range by including a 13MP camera with the S4. This produces photos with a whopping 4128 x 3096 resolution. There's an LED flash included, HD video recording (1080p @30fps) and silmultaneous video and image recording. There also a 2MP front facing camera with 1080p recording capabilities, plus the newly added features talked about above.
Not all that dissimilar to the design of its predecessor, the S4 looks like an enlarged version of the S3 with a slightly more premium finish. The bezel has been reduced and while the casing is made of plastic, it has been upgraded to a less glossy polycarbonate and has a slick, dotted finish to it. The seam fill around the side of the device is made of metal however, which does give a better fill than the plastic alternative.
The ridiculous feature set of the S4 is packed into a frame that measures just 7.9mm in thickness and weighs 130g.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in 16/32/64GB internal storage variants. There's also a microSD slot which can take cards up to 64GB (sold separately), so you'll have between 70GB and 120GB worth of space to use depending on what you opt for.
It's connectivity options galore when it comes to the Galaxy S4. The usual line-up is there and as up to date as ever - WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm earphone connector, microUSB for power and data - and there's also MHL 2.0 (video out) and the IR blaster for remote controls.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 does not have wireless charging technology built into it, you can buy the necessary accessories to make it work. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Pad and Wireless Charging cover work together to provide the Samsung Galaxy S4 with compatibility for the Qi wireless charging standard - no more wires and a much better looking way to charge your handset.
We will update the box contents for the Samsung Galaxy S4 as soon as it is available
As soon as we've had a review model in we'll write up our thoughts in a Samsung Galaxy S4 review.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Speed||1.9GHz Quad Core|
|Capacity (Up to)||64GB|
|Type||Full HD Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz|
|Frequencies||800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz (International bands 20, 8, 3, 1 and 7) Possible 850 MHz, international band TBC|
|Speed||LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps up to Hexa band|
|Functions||BLE, A2DP, EDR|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n|
|Video Out||MHL 2.0 via MicroUSB|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Other||4128 x 3096 pixels, Zero Shutter Lag, BIS, Simultaneous HD video & image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, image stabalisation, HDR, 1080P HD Video recording @30fps|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||MPS, AM-R/WB, AAC/AAC /eAAC , WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|Formats||MPEG4, H.266, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC|
|Recording||Full HD 1080p|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||130 g (4.59 oz)|
|Other||RGB Light, Digital Compass, Barometer, IR Gesture, Temperature & Humidity, IR LED Remote Control, 50GB Dropbox storage, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking,|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
It has a Micro SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes, it accepts up to 64GB microSDXC memory cards
What languages are on the phone?
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