Samsung Galaxy S4
After reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S4, we have no doubt why this is the most anticipated phone of the year. The follow-up to the wildly popular Galaxy S3, the new S4 is practically overflowing with features and advanced components. If your dad is an Android user, then he's probably already eying this groundbreaking device.
- Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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The good: The Samsung Galaxy S4 has Android 4.2.2, a fantastic camera, a powerful quad-core processor, and software solutions for just about every scenario -- including working as a TV/DVR remote. It's also comfortable in hand and has NFC, a user-replaceable battery, and a microSD storage slot.
The bad: Its screen is dimmer than competitors', its plastic design gives it a cheaper look than its rivals, and we found the Galaxy S4's power button turned on at undesirable times. Not all camera modes work as promised, and a long list of software features can quickly overwhelm and confuse.
The bottom line: Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.
April 24, 2013 3:07 PM PDT
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