The best way to check out any phone is by using it. However, the next best way is to watch a visual run-though of what the S4 has to offer. The video below shows the Samsung Galaxy S4 in all its glory and covers virtually everything you need to look at.
The video run-through is presented by Samsung staff in New York and was filmed by our friends over at Clove. It begins with an overview of the Galaxy S4’s specification. The rest of the video takes each new and updated feature and runs through them.
First comes “Smart Pause” and we see the Samsung presenter stopping and starting a video as he looks away and then looks back at the screen. The coolest feature of the Galaxy S4 may well be “Smart Scroll”. In the video we see that by tilting the S4 while looking at it, the user can scroll up and down automatically. Next comes “S-Translate”. This lets you speak into the S4 and get a translation of what you said in one of nine languages ( e.g. Spanish ) on the screen.
“Group Play” allows up to 8 other Galaxy S4 users to share their music and video content. In fact, when eight S4 users are sharing music you get an 8 channel surround sound effect. “Multi-Window”, which is used for multi-tasking, is activated by holding down the back key and the Multi Window menu will appear on the left side.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 13 mega-pixel camera which is 5 mega-pixels greater than the S3. Next comes an explanation of "Dual Camera". This lets you use the front and rear cameras at the same time. The presenter shows how to take a self-shot using the Dual Camera function.
"Eraser" takes 5 separate images and then eliminates any motion blur from your final picture. "Drama Shot" merges a number of images to create one great one. "Cinema Photo" lets you freeze time around a moving object to create dramatic effects.
"Air Gestures" includes "Air View" which lets you view text messages by hovering your finger above the screen and "Air Jump" which lets you scroll through your photos simply by moving your hand across the screen, to the left or right.
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By Kevin Thomas on 19th March, 2013