Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB Reviews

Manufacturer: Samsung
Expert Reviews: 
 4.2
User Reviews: 
 4.1
Features
Usability
 4.8
Value for money
 4.6
Features
 5.0
Product design
 4.7
Sound
 4.8
 
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

4.0
Verdict: Samsung's Galaxy S flagship enters its fourth iteration. Is four the magic number for Samsung?
Pros: Brilliant Full HD display, awesome camera and settings, powerful CPU, extensive features set, plenty of connectivity – NFC / MHL 2.0 / IR LED / LTE / Bluetooth 4, decent battery life, lightweight for size
Cons: Plasticky build quality, TouchWiz can be laggy, almost too many features and some like Smart Scroll don't work all that well, no way near enough onboard memory (16GB gets you just over 8GB
3 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

4.0
Verdict: A brilliant smartphone from Samsung that from initial sales is looking to upset the market and outsell the Apple iPhone 5.
Pros: - Beautiful screen, - Very fast & powerful, - Great camera & features
Cons: - Not cheap
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S 4

4.0
Verdict: The Good Large, high-res display Great camera features Compact for its size Decent battery life The Bad Plastic construction Generic design Cluttered interface Dysfunctional features Samsung's new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, faces even stiffer competition than its popular
Pros: Large, high-res display, Great camera features, Compact for its size, Decent battery life
Cons: Plastic construction, Generic design, Cluttered interface, Dysfunctional features
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.0
Verdict: The Galaxy S4 showcases the best and worst of Samsung, featuring a great display, speedy processor and number of useful productivity apps that are let down by poor build quality, battery life and a bloatware-infested Touchwiz user interface.
Pros: Great display, fast, some useful software additions
Cons: Poor build quality, Touchwiz is full of bloatware, battery could be better
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

4.2
Verdict: The bottom line is: if you are shopping for the best smartphone, then look no further than the Galaxy S4.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.0
Verdict: Samsung's flagship phone is very much a Galaxy phone with a familiar and cheap-feeling plastic build. The layout is virtually identical to the S III and Samsung's thrown a ton of software at it which when married to its quad-core 1.9GHz processor makes it a bit of a beast.
Pros: Insanely fast lots of installed apps
Cons: Limited onboard storage many embedded apps are useless cheap plastic build
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB

4.0
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most desirable smartphones on the market and combines design, hardware, software and features into a compelling product. It has certainly set a new standard for Android devices and will attract plenty of users.
6 years ago
 

Very, very impressive: Samsung's Galaxy S4 reviewed

4.5
Verdict: Samsung has been on a winning streak lately, producing some top-notch handsets and winning acclaim around the world. The newest model in the four year strong Galaxy range has certainly been hyped up, and this handset now grabs almost as much attention as Apple's coveted iPhone.
Pros: Very fast performer, Two days battery life possible from a 4G phone is excellent, Fast virtual keyboard, Works as a remote control
Cons: Unique camera modes aren't easy to use, Finger-less touch modes need a lot of work, Still a very plastic phone, Can't change the bottom icon dock
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.5
Verdict: The simple truth is that the Galaxy S4 and high-end rivals the HTC One and iPhone 5 are all excellent, highly recommended phones. The One and iPhone 5 have stronger design points of view with focused, flagship features. The HTC One is about Blinkfeed, Watch, and Zoe.
Pros: A blinding number of features, Incredibly fast, Ships with Android 4.2.2, Relatively small for its display size
Cons: Plastic body, Low light photo performance isn't so hot
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S 4 review

4.4
Verdict: 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.
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
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.0
Verdict: As the flagship in Samsung's Galaxy smartphone lineup, the S4 is a leader in its bracket. With a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera and a powerful Snapdragon chipset, the phone has the features and power to handle most anything mobile device users might ask for.
Pros: Beautiful display, Enhanced touch inputs, Great camera, Removable battery, Great performance
Cons: Plasticky feel, Slippery case, Questionable TouchWiz interface, Boring hardware design
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Review

4.0
Verdict: For those looking at the photographic abilities of the S4, there is clearly an increase in the image quality from the . You can now also shoot at a higher fps rate and the screen is now full 1080p HD and 5.0 inches in size.
Pros: Decent range of modes and filters, Fast shutter speeds are possible, Very good panoramas
Cons: Struggles to expose properly under fluorescent lights
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.0
Verdict: At the end of it all, the S4 gives you better internal hardware (by a decent margin) which helps power an improved, ultra sensitive, higher resolution display and a slightly better camera.
6 years ago
 

Pure Android: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One 'Google Play editions' review

4.0
Verdict: The Android device story has followed a predictable pattern for the past few years: Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony release top-tier hardware to carriers the world over, with their own proprietary...
Pros: Stock Android, Beautiful design, Improved battery life, Stock Android, Removable battery, Fast performance
Cons: Poor camera software, IR blaster not functional yet, No menu button, Cheap-feeling design, Only 16GB of storage, Poor camera software
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon Wireless)

4.5
Verdict: Nearly half a year after its initial release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($199.99/16GB with 2-year contract) remains a top option on every carrier it's available on. The blinding number of features and impressive performance keep the S4 at the front of the pack.
Pros: Dizzying number of features. Incredibly fast. Ships with Android 4.2.2. Relatively small for its display size. Spectacular call quality
Cons: Limited storage on 16GB model. Low-light camera performance could be better
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S 4 review: my life companion

4.0
Verdict: The S 4 is not the perfect phone, but it's a damn fine improvement over the S 3. I haven't even mentioned that Samsung now has a two-year water damage warranty which comes free with every S 4 – the phone really is your life companion and Samsung wants to ensure that nothing happens to it.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.5
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now two and a half years old, and not only was it replaced by the Korean firm's 2014 flagship offering, the Galaxy S5 , but the Samsung Galaxy S6 has also been on the market since March this year. That means that the Galaxy S4 is now feeling a little long in the tooth.
4 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: updated by Evan Kypreos - 29/04/2014 The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released as a high-end powerhouse back in 2013, but has since been superseded by the superb Galaxy S5 , which was followed itself by the Galaxy S6 .
Pros: Stunning 5-inch Full HD screen, Vast array of features, Powerful quad-core processor
Cons: Plastic design, A little bit expensive, Limited storage space
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.0
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally here. Having had our hands on the Galaxy S4 at the Samsung launch event last month, we've been itching to get the new flagship smartphone in for a full review. Expectations are high.
Pros: Slim and light, Impressive 5in Full HD screen, 4G connectivity, Capacity to expand storage up to a further 64GB, Improved camera app
Cons: Poor sound quality, Picture is on the warm side, Rivals have greater detail and contrast levels, Intermittent lag when multitasking, Gesture and eye-tracking features won't suit everyone
6 years ago
 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 shows more is not always better

4.2
Verdict: Samsung's Galaxy S III is a very sweet Android smartphone , arguably the best of its generation. So you have to wonder what Samsung could do to meaningfully push the envelope in the Galaxy S 4 now available at some carriers (Sprint and AT&T) and soon to be offered at others (Verizon Wireless and...
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB

4.3
Verdict: Samsung's Galaxy S series has been considered by many to be the best thing that ever happened to Android. But does the S4, live up to the heritage of the SII and SIII? Looks: Isn't that the SIII?
6 years ago
 

Review: Samsung's Galaxy S4 – the new flagship has landed

3.6
Verdict: Samsung has packed this phone with benchmark specs; processing power, camera quality, software and battery power are all top line. While the S4 seems to struggle when it comes to loading games, and its screen has been shown to occasionally give up the ghost, the phone as a whole ran well with its...
Pros: + Plenty of software innovations, + Quality screen, + Good camera and capabilities
Cons: - Processor sometimes seems to struggle, - Smart features don't work over whole phone, - Design is the same as the S3
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB

4.5
Verdict: Gauging the strength of the Galaxy S 4's communication features is tricky because the phone is available on five different carriers, but I was only able to test Sprint's version.
Pros: Polished hardware and software. Improves upon winning formula. Powerful quad-core processor. User-replaceable battery. Great camera. Expandable storage
Cons: Plastic design is not for everyone, particularly on a flagship phone. HTC One delivers tough competition
6 years ago
 

Absolute garbage

4.5
Verdict: Bought this device from Google, replaced twice to brand new ones. Still lot of problems. Device reboots friquently, bt interfering with other wireless communication. Unable to get more then 250hours of drive uptime. Overheats for some unknown reason. Device lags and losing cell signal periodically.
Pros: Camera
Cons: Lags, frequent reboots, things, overheat, by not working properly, SD cards damaging and etc
4 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB

4.0
Verdict: The basics The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a blockbuster in every sense. It's a giant phone with a whopping five-inch, full HD AMOLED screen, 4G speeds, 13 megapixel camera and blazing quad-core 1.6GHz processor.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a tech fiend's dream phone. While it may lack the metal body and design panache of the HTC One, it makes up for its shortcomings with a removable battery and an external memory card, potentially giving you up to 96GB of storage to play with in total - along with 50GB of free...
Cons: You'd be hard pressed to call the Samsung Galaxy S4 original. It looks identical to a Samsung Galaxy S3 - in fact, the only noticeable differences are the chrome trim around the sizes and ever so slightly larger display.
5 years ago
 

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

4.0
Verdict: As with the other versions of this phone, the Galaxy S 4 for Verizon is an amazing piece of hardware. Its a solid performer that does what one would expect it to, and does so with style.
Pros: + Beautiful display, As with the, of this phone, the Galaxy S 4 for Verizon is an amazing piece of hardware. Its a solid performer that does what one would expect it to, and does so with style.
Cons: - Uninspiring aesthetics, As with the, of this phone, the Galaxy S 4 for Verizon is an amazing piece of hardware. Its a solid performer that does what one would expect it to, and does so with style.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Review

4.0
Verdict: Instead of giving us a new Nexus device at this year's Google I/O, the company behind Android instead announced the Google Edition Galaxy S4. It's the same phone as the not-Google Edition model in every way except one: it runs stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile)

4.0
Verdict: Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes with some of the most robust and innovative features of any Android phone, plus the ability to use T-Mobile's new LTE network.
Pros: Feature-rich camera; Useful preloaded apps; Gesture support; Fast quad-core performance; Removable battery and microSD Card
Cons: Plastic design; Small LTE network
6 years ago
 

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: It is an amazing phone with creative software and hardware advancements. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is beautifully crafted in perfect shape and big screen. This is a good buy for people eyeing high-end smartphone with all latest advancements.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: At the end of the day, my feelings are much the same. The Galaxy S4 has grown on me a tad more. It's fun to use and is unquestionably one of the two best phones on the market. The larger screen size is very nice. But I don't prefer the look or the plastic flimsy construction.
Pros: Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU is the fastest in class. Massive UI customization. Some neat new features. Air Gesture is fun. Amazing camera. UI and static images pop. Qi wireless charging. NFC support. Love the multi-window app tray. Flipboard integration
Cons: Plastic feels flimsy, slipper and sub-par. Lacks heft. Clutter-potential with overlapping interfaces. To familiar in the face of changing competition
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: The fight is on. It is really on now. HTC played the first stroke, with that gorgeous HTC One. Samsung responded with the Galaxy S4. Fair amount of criticism has been showed S4's way for the plastic build. The aluminum unibody on the HTC One has taken the benchmark a tad further, without doubt.
Pros: Excellent performance, Crisp and vivid display, Plethora of unique features, Good battery life, Camera works well in good light
Cons: Lacks that premium feel, Too many features can confuse
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones is a juggernaut; like the iPhone, the next generation will sell well based simply on brand loyalty, trust and familiarity. Even so, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a lot to offer, and though I wasn't overwhelmed with love for the Galaxy S III, the S4 is seriously...
Pros: Huge display in a not so huge phone, excellent camera, removable battery, entertaining new features
Cons: Feature overload, only 9 gigs of internal storage on 16 gig model, still slippery
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.0
Verdict: The Galaxy S4 does everything well: It contended for the top spot on nearly every test we threw at it. The S4 offers great battery life; in our Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests, it streamed video for 10 hours on its beautiful 5" HD display.
Pros: Great battery life, Excellent display quality, Good speaker quality, Easy to type on, Portable, Easy to read on, Easy to navigate
Cons: Subpar camera quality – did not perform well in low lighting
5 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 (MetroPCS) Review

4.5
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the ultimate kitchen-sink Android phone for 2013, and MetroPCS brings it with low monthly rates. (4.5 out of 5) Editor's Choice Pros A blinding number of features Incredibly fast Spectacular call quality Cons Plastic body Low-light photo performance could be better...
Pros: A blinding number of features, Incredibly fast, Spectacular call quality
Cons: Plastic body, Low-light photo performance could be better, Expensive, up front
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

4.0
Verdict: It isn't often that I get to play with a phone or review one. I am not a phone reviewer, but a games reviewer. However, Phones4U sent me a Samsung Galaxy S4 before Christmas to play with and I thought it would be worth writing a few words about it – concentrating on the gaming aspects.
5 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: In Depth

4.5
Verdict: Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 the best phone out there right now? In many ways, yes. It's ‘smarter', it's more powerful and it'll last longer than the rest. Smart features like Air View and Multi Window work well and the 1.9GHz processor, stunning screen and great battery make the Galaxy S4 a gamer's...
Pros: Stunning screen, Powerful and innovative, Fantastic battery life, Strong camera in good light
Cons: Glossy plastic construction, Heavy interface, Occasional UI stutter, Mediocre low-light camera
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

4.5
Verdict: The Galaxy S3 firmly moved Android phones from iPhone wannabes to fully-fledged iPhone alternatives, matching Apple's baby in terms of performance and many features, and in the process became the best-selling Android phone in the world.
Pros: Slim and light, terrific screen, powerful processor, very good camera, loads of features
Cons: Possibly too many features, mono (not stereo) speaker, no HDMI port
5 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.5
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great smartphone with a lot of features and capabilities that help it match and exceed most of the smartphones in the market. The evolution of the voice, motion and visual interaction takes smartphone interaction to a new level.
Pros: Very advanced high performance processor, latest Android operating system, outstanding screen, camera, video and a lot of unique applications
Cons: Too big for some users
6 years ago
 

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

4.2
Verdict: Not the greatest smartphone, but still a great one.
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB

4.0
Verdict: Introduction The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 is among the most powerful and desirable device Samsung has created till date. The Galaxy S4 comes in the same size as its predecessor which is 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches) which means you don't have to use any extra effort to...
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4: Review

4.3
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the smart phone of the moment, the top range of the producer and one of the most popular available. The functions available are truly countless, perhaps even more than is necessary, but it is clearly an attempt to give the user something more than the competition.
Pros: Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE technology, NFC module, Internal Memory, Front Camera, Image Stabilizer, Quad-Core Processor; Voice Drive, Optical, Smart Pause; Cover flexible; Simultaneous Photo Recording and movies, IR LED, S Health; Snap photos with the contemporary two cameras
Cons: Slowdowns in animations and navigation
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4

4.4
Verdict: H alfway through 2010, Samsung introduced the innovative Galaxy S smartphone to the market. Since then, the enormous hype surrounding the Galaxy S phones has only increased, the S2 improved considerably and became enormously popular. Samsung outdid themselves with the Galaxy S3 .
6 years ago
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone

4.2
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 looks almost identical to its predecessor but includes a better display, an improved camera and a huge amount of software...
Pros: Excellent battery life, Impressive screen, Outstanding camera
Cons: Too many gimmicks, UI can be overwhelming, Slippery, plastic build
6 years ago
 

Review Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Smartphone

4.0
Verdict: Who has come up with the figure of speech that it's lonely at the top, anyway? There are numerous promising high-end smartphones , and not all of them are made by Apple or Samsung. Now, the Galaxy S4 has to fend off the HTC One , the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Sony Xperia Z .
Pros: Extremely high system and 3D performance, Includes basically all existing communication technologies, Excellent Full HD display, Comprehensive set of accessories, Numerous ways to control the phone, Surprisingly compact and light, Ships with some useful pre-installed apps, Good camera, great camera...
Cons: Plastic case, Multitude of ways to control the phone can be overwhelming, Many features only work in specific apps, Pre-installed bloatware, Speakers could sound better, The Galaxy S4 marks a successful evolutionary step in the development of the series, but it arrives without any groundbreaking...
6 years ago
 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an excellent and overall outstanding smartphone with a few annoyances

4.2
Verdict: How do you improve one of the most popular Android phones on the market ? If you're Samsung, you add a wealth of extra software features and a bigger and better screen, but keep largely the same design. This is the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Impressive screen, Outstanding camera
Cons: Too many gimmicks, UI can be overwhelming, Slippery, plastic build
6 years ago
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