Its ironic that just as Samsung was unleashing the S4 in the UAE, Apple was announcing a 18% drop in profits for the first time in a decade. The comparison is inevitable because Samsung’s Galaxy S series has become the direct competitor to the iPhone and the slowing down of iPhone sales and the dip in Apple profits has a lot to do with surging Galaxy sales, especially S3.
The S4 may look like similar to the S3 – it has a 5” vivid, HD-capable super-amoled screen (4.8 on S3), but its smaller, thinner, lighter (130 gm) and smarter, much smarter. The battery has more juice (2,600 mAH against 2,300 mAH on S3), while the processor on the 3G version is beefed up at 1.6 GHZ quad core with an additional 1.2 GHZ quad core that kicks in when the phone senses a need for speed. Plus there’s 2GB of RAM.
The real magic is however, under the hood. The phone follows your face and can pause a video if you look away. Scroll web pages by moving your gaze or waving your hand in front of the phone, browse through pictures by hovering your finger over the phone, zoom in and out on text through the same gesture, scroll across screens with a wave, change a song or a video with the flip of your hand.
Source: Gulf News