During the presentation of the flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy S4, no one expected the rest of the adventure, which is currently reflected by the arrival of many versions of the product. Today, the Galaxy S4 is a common family name of five different smartphones. So which of these devices is best for you?
Ultimately, your choice will depend on the features or qualities that you desire to have. Some people love the stock version of Android, others not. Some prefer the sealed device with water, others opt for the device based on the performance of the camera. For a better choice, you start by analyzing this small overview of the main technical characteristics of the five smartphones.
Now that we have an idea of what each of these devices in the belly, that could be said about these five Smartphones?
Samsung Galaxy S4
If you are looking for a high-end flagship device that makes a little bit of everything, look no further, go for the Samsung Galaxy S4, with its impressive build quality, and particularly non-standard specifications. In a word, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly the best member of this family is the one who has the best arguments.
Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S4 does not offer some special features, such as water and dust proof design. But it was still a great camera, a beautiful Super AMOLED display, tons of features. In short, the Samsung Galaxy S4, best of all, is currently available in almost every major market operators.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition
Many users who like well-muscled specifications Samsung Galaxy S4 and its upscale design, but hate the TouchWiz. For the latter, there is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition (no official name yet), some also call Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus Experience.
This operates under the stock version of Android, without frills or software overlay. This makes room for extra storage space for users. This guarantee also to be the first of the family to get the latest updates. For cons, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition will be available towards the end of June (June 26 in the U.S. only), priced at $ 649.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an impressive smartphone. But unlike Sony Xperia Z, it was not designed for use in water or in a dusty environment. To fix this little detail, Samsung has designed the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. These two devices are essentially the same, except that the Active version it is a bit more bulky, it offers more physical buttons, and it is the waterproof up to 1m depth for 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active ships same processor, same amount of RAM, and most of the many features offered by the original version. But the unit is water and dust resistant, it took some concessions. For example, the 13MP camera sensor has been replaced by another 8MP capable of taking pictures underwater. The screen has also been replaced by a TFT which, it seems, is stronger than Super AMOLED.
In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is expected at AT & T on June 21 for $ 199.99 (about 150 EUR) with a new contract. For the rest of the world, no official date has been confirmed yet. According to rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active enter the market in the United Kingdom to the beginning of July.
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4
Some people do not like too much the idea of having a 5-inch smartphone and are not necessarily big fans of specifications Samsung Galaxy S4. Instead, these people would have liked a less sophisticated and certainly less expensive version. This is why Samsung has designed the Galaxy S4 Mini. It is a device to a lower range, including features and specifications have been “relieved.”
Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini runs with a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and a 4.3 inch screen. The resolution was also revised down to 960 x 540. But Mini requires the unit also advance a super-thin size (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94) with a weight of only 107g. For now, we do not know exactly when the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini happen, or in what markets we can find it.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
The last member of the family that was recently announced is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. When looking at the data sheet, this device seems to have much in common with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. For example, both devices offer a dual-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM. But it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features a camera on-vitamin. Moreover, the device is more focused in this area than in the phone.
Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom offers a 16 MP camera with a 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and improvements and optimizations image 24-24 many systems (Smart Mode, OIS stabilizer, F3 .1-F-6 .3). Another interesting feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a photo sharing feature during a call, allowing you to capture photos and send them instantly to the person you are talking.
As to when the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom arrive on the market, we do not find any solid information about it. We probably learn more during the event “Premiere 2013” to be organized by Samsung in London on June 20.
Thus, Samsung has not been afraid to expand its Galaxy S4 and we are really happy. It will also appeal to different users, who can then find the smartphone that best fits their needs, requirements and lifestyle. But now, most of these smartphones are not yet on the market, we do not yet know which markets will be launched. So, you see immediately if you opt for the Samsung Galaxy S4, or if you wait a little (one or two months). In the meantime, you can see our review on the Samsung Galaxy S4 here and Active Galaxy S4 at this address.