So, the South Korean smart phone giant, Samsung, has unveiled its new flagship smart phone yesterday, and the fans are not much excited to see the device. The smart phone is awesome, there is no doubt about it, but people are saying that it is no revolution, it is just evolution. It is true to some extent. The smart phone brings new features to the table for sure, but they are just extensions to what we have already seen on the Galaxy S III. The hardware is good, so that is given, but there is no radical shift from the Galaxy S III. Anyway, let us see what you get from the all new Galaxy S IV.
Compared to the Galaxy S III, the new smart phone is a bit slimmer. The S III is .34 inches thick, and the new S IV is .31 inches thick. The S IV is also lighter at 4.6 ounces, compared to the 4.7 ounces of the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch Super HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2, and the S IV has a 5 inch 1080p Super HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3. The S III has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera. The S IV has a 13MP rear camera with a 2MP front camera. And both look very identical, even the TouchWiz on the new Galaxy S IV hasn’t changed much.
The Galaxy S IV features improved S Voice with some added features, like the S Voice Drive. This will help you pair your Galaxy S IV to your car’s Bluetooth system and command your phone to do stuffs. The phone will also be able to read out your messages, take responses to those messages, and place a call, all using your voice.
The Galaxy S IV is the first smart phone to feature the new Knox security system from Samsung. So enterprise people will not have to worry too much about keeping their data safe. It is already safe down to the kernel level with the new Galaxy S IV. And as many rumors suggested, there is the auto scrolling feature on the phone which will auto scroll the text up or down with the tilt of the phone. Also, the eye tracking feature will pause a video when you look away from the phone, and resume it when your eyes are back on the display.
The camera app on the smart phone has a few many features to discuss here. But to give an intro, there is the dual video call feature which uses both the cameras on the smart phone, and this also applies to recording video. And as an add on, you get to attach audio files to still photos. But I have a hard time figuring out how this is different from videos.