The Samsung Galaxy S4 is less a smartphone and more a life companion. Not only does it work hard to make your life easy, it monitors your health and even brings you closer to your real-life friends too. And with amazing eye-tracking technology and touch-free controls, it’s got the kind of cutting-edge features that no other phone gets close to.
Keeping your friends close has always been great advice. But there’s never been a smartphone quite as brilliant as helping you do that as the staggeringly brilliant Samsung Galaxy S4.
Need proof? How about the amazing Dual Video feature? For the first time, this allows you to make three-way video calls and see what your friends are seeing at the same time. It really is like having all your nearest and dearest right there in the room with you.
But the Galaxy S4 doesn’t just break down geographical barriers. It handles language barriers with aplomb too. That’s thanks to the terrific STranslate app, which is fluent in hundreds of languages and offers real-time speech to translation.
Just say what you want to in your native language into the handset and the S4 will translate it and speak it aloud. That means you can enjoy fluid conversations wherever you are in the world.
And that’s not the only way the Samsung Galaxy S4 takes the strain. Unlike other phones, the S4 recognises gestures you make without even touching the screen, allowing you to make and answer calls and preview photos just by hovering over icons.
And to ensure you make the most of your downtime or if you need to multi-task when you’re working on the move, you can even open up multiple windows simultaneously and take care of two things at once.
There’s much, much more where that came from too. With eye-tracking technology, this incredible smartphone knows when you look away from the screen during the video and will automatically pause it until you’re ready to resume.
We think you’ll love Smart Scroll as well. This lets you scroll through documents and web pages just by tilting your phone up or down. Reading while you’re on a crowded train has never been easier.
Of course, there are some things that the S4 can’t take make simpler or do you for you. It can’t do your exercise, for instance. But it will help you reach your fitness targets by monitoring your progress and measure how hard you’ve worked out. Short of employing a personal trainer, there’s few greater motivators.
Camera capabilities are at the forefront of the S4 as well. Even the least able photographers will be able to get great images with the 13 megapixel camera. And it records in lush high definition, so even your mini movies will look like blockbusters.
To really make the moments you capture magic, you can experiment with some fantastic effects and photo features. Try out collage shots, for instance, and blend a range of sequential images together to really tell the story of the photo. Or add an extra to still shots by adding sound. Or even put together gorgeous-looking albums based around life landmarks or memorable holidays.
As with all Android phones is fantastic for apps. Head to the Android Market or Samsung’s own app store, the Samsung Hub, and you’ll be able to choose from tens and thousands of terrific games, productivity tools and other diversions.
Other features of this standout smartphone include 32GB of storage, powerful eight-core 1.6 Ghz processor to keep everything running smoothly, a secondary front-facing two megapixel camera for video calls and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.