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Samsung Galaxy S 4

Samsung Galaxy S 4

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Galaxy S 4 is a solid improvement over the GS3, and the best Samsung device we've ever used, but we'd love to see Samsung come up with a fresh design and premium look.

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Pros
  • Superb 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • Camera takes impressive daylight shots
  • Snapdragon 600 delivers solid performance
  • Battery life better than most flagships
Cons
  • Several new features are impractical and half-baked
  • Boring overall design without premium look or feel

Reviews

85
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 42

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 98
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.9922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
Att, Sprint, T mobile, Verizon, Other
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
4.9922
161
Yes
Att, Sprint, T mobile, Verizon, Other

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

70
ShenelleLB
I loved this phone when I first got it, but the battery life is not desirable...read more
80
praseodeveloper
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
kait
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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